Bayou City Art Festival invites artists to apply for the Memorial Park 2018 show.

Bayou City Art Festival, produced by Art Colony Association, Inc (ACA), is inviting artists from around the country to submit applications and have the opportunity to showcase their art at the nation's premier spring outdoor fine art event Friday - Sunday, March 23-25, 2018. The artist application deadline for Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is Sunday, December 10, 2017 at midnight CST. 

"We can't wait to exhibit both new and returning artists, whose talents ensure another successful Memorial Park festival and continue to give back to local charities," said Bridget Anderson, Executive Director. "Every year, we look forward to seeing artists go above and beyond to impress us with their work and that is sure to make a personal connection with our festival patrons." 

ACA produces Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall. Now entering its 47th year, ACA has provided a venue for over 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. Patrons have the opportunity to personally meet the artist, view original works, and purchase world class art. The festival benefits local non-profits and features music, food, beverages, entertainment, a Children's Creative Zone and much more for people of all ages to come and enjoy the city and the festival. 

Twice a year, over 1,000 qualified applicants from 19 different disciples submit their applications to be reviewed by the ACA jurors. For each festival, a new juror panel is invited and consists of artists, collectors and industry professionals. The panel of five to seven jurors are selected based on their specific interests, professional knowledge and background with the festival. Only 300 artists will be selected to exhibit at the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park. Cash Prizes are awarded for "Best in Show", second and third, as selected by on-site judges. Ribbons are awarded for "Best Booth" and all winners receive jury exempt status for two years as well as priority booth placement. 

Artists are required to submit five images and an application fee of $45 before the deadline. All artists selected to participate in the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park will be notified by December 29, 2017. For more information or to submit an artist application for Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, please click here. 

For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest and #BCAF, like the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter and Instagram. 

About Bayou City Art Festival: 

Now entering its 47th year, the Art Colony Association has raised millions of dollars for local non-profit programs through the festivals. A percentage of the proceeds support local art organizations and non-profits. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visitwww.artcolonyassociation.org.