Open Studio Tour of Washington County, N.Y.
July 12, 13, and 14th (Fri-Sun) 2019
The Tour of Open Studios of Washington County is a juried biennial event showcasing professional fine artists and their studios.
To feature professional fine artists in their studios for art enthusiasts and serious collectors from near and far, as well as promote cultural tourism in Washington County, NY.
- Open to professional artists with studios in Washington County, NY.
- All media will be accepted for consideration.
- All work submitted to the jury must be the artist’s original.
- The artist’s studio or place used for display, must be an appropriate space for public visitation.
- Proof of a valid New York State Sales Tax Certificate and a website is required before the tour.
The Tour is a juried biennial event, established in 2005. Previous tours have brought hundreds of visitors to studios and generated significant revenue to the artists. Limiting participation in the Tour is designed to maximize the success for each individual participant and expose the outstanding talent to our public.
When openings become available, new artists will be juried into the event. Therefore, if you are not accepted this year, please apply again.
The studio/space is an important part of the Tour. Semi-finalists will be contacted in the last week in August to schedule an appointment for a visit of their space.
NOTICES OF DECISION
Application and digital images must be received NO LATER THAN September 1, 2018.
Applicants will be notified by September 28, 2018.
FEES and PAYMENT SCHEDULE
We have a team of professionals with experience in the business site of being an artist, including marketing the arts and arts events. It is a collaborative effort of this team and the artists that ensures a positive results for all.
There is NO FEE TO APPLY. Once accepted, a non-refundable fee of $600.00 is required to cover the costs of marketing matireials, distribution, website management, public relations, advertising, and other expenses. This fee can be paid in full at any time, with minimum payments due:
- $200 due October 11, 2018
- $200 due January 25, 2018
- $200 due April 26, 2018
100% of the proceeds from sales during the tour weekend go directly to the artist.
COMMUNITY AND SUCCESS
The success of the Open Studios Tour has been largely due to the artists working together as a community. All participants in the 2019 event will be invited to attend 3 sessions to brainstorm and discuss techniques for increasing their own clientele as well as assist in overall marketing initiatives. These sessions will be facilitated by Beth Moeller and Hannah Walsh of Arts Spark.