Event Information


Sedona Arts Festival - Juried Gallery 2017

Campus of Sedona Red Rock High School
Sedona, Arizona (West)

Phone: 928-204-9456
Event Dates: 10/7/17 - 10/8/17
Application Deadline: 7/21/17 Midnight MST
55 day(s) and 12 hour(s) remaining


Images: 1 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $15.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
You are invited to apply for entry into the First Annual Sedona Arts Festival Juried Gallery Exhibit.  A new addition to our annual festival, the Juried Gallery Exhibit will feature artists from across the region. 

Our brand new Juried Gallery Exhibit is an opportunity for artists to participate in the Sedona Arts Festival without the expense of a full booth.  The Sedona Arts Festival is one of the longest running in the Southwest, attracting artists from across the nation.  Celebrating its 27th year, it has become a premiere destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first class treatment of both its artists and its guests.

Proceeds from the Sedona Arts Festival and the Juried Gallery Exhibit, specifically, are returned to the community through scholarships and art education grants.  The Sedona Arts Festival, a non-profit entity, promotes awareness of the arts, supports artists, and builds community in the greater Sedona area. We financially support art programs and provide financial scholarships for our youth.

General Information
Our new Juried Gallery Exhibit is a new featured area of the festival.  Under one large tent, artist pieces will be displayed with professional presentation and lighting provided by the Sedona Arts Festival.  SAF staff will manage sales with a portion of sales benefitting the Sedona Arts Festival giving programs.  Artists will be paid their portion of sales promptly after the festival.

We are specifically encouraging Sedona-based and regional artists to participate in the Juried Gallery Exhibit.  This offers the artist an opportunity to participate in Sedona's oldest and largest premiere arts event if a full-booth presentation is not needed by the artist.


ENTRY FEES: $15 per piece for the following categories: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Photography, Three Dimensional.
Artists may enter up to three pieces in each of the above categories.  Each entry requires a separate application.

MINIATURES ENTRY FEES: $15.00 for up to four miniatures.  Four miniatures are the maximum entry in this category.  Please note: Miniatures are juried in person, not online.  Therefore, it is only necessary to submit one image in order to complete your application.  You will be asked to bring your miniatures to one of the designated locations listed below.


• Artists 16 yrs. or older are welcome
• All entries must be for sale
• 30% commission will be collected on all sales
• All entries must be original and entirely the work of the artist
• No copies, derivatives or reproductions; work cannot be based on copyrighted or previously published materials
• Entries must have been produced within the last five years
• Artists may not substitute or alter the work, title, or price after it has been accepted
• Awards are chosen by the Jurors from the original works of art
• Digital images of selected work will be retained by the Sedona Arts Festival. SAF assumes permission to reproduce accepted artwork for promotional uses
• Artwork not sold during Festival MUST be picked up Sunday (Oct 8) at the end of the festival between 4 and 7 pm.
Storage of unsold items for future pick up is not available. Therefore, if you cannot pick up your work, you will need to make arrangements for someone else to do so. Work remaining after 7:00 pm October 8 will become the property of the Sedona Arts Festival.


Paintings:  Oil, acrylic, pastel, tempera, airbrush, gouache, encaustic, batik, fresco, watercolor, collage and mixed media  with painting dominant.
Prints:  Relief, intaglio, mezzotint, lithograph, serigraph, monoprint, collograph, and mixed  media with printmaking dominant. This does not include photographic prints.
Drawings:  Graphite, colored pencil, silverpoint, chalk, crayon, pen & ink, conté and mixed media with drawing dominant.
Photography:  Film, digital or altered images from camera based photography. Images may be older than 12 months, but submitted artwork must have been produced within the past 12 months.

PRESENTATION & SIZE REQUIREMENT FOR Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photography:
• Finished artwork must not exceed 48" H x 48" W. Framed pieces must fall within these specifications.
• Artwork must be wired for hanging. Sawtooth picture hangers are not accepted. Hanging wire may be visible ONLY if it is part of the overall design of the piece.

This category encompasses both fine artisan work based on functional concepts and non-functional three-dimensional art. Included, but not limited to are: clay, mosaic, metal, stone, wood, glass, fiber, quilts, jewelry and basketry.
Presentation & size requirements for Three Dimensional Art:
• Three-dimensional work may not exceed 36H" x 24W" x 24D"
• No on-site assembly is allowed
• Textile entries must not exceed 1800 square inches
• Hanging textiles, rugs or quilts must have a sleeve for mounting; a hanging rod must be provided

Entries in this category include all media under painting, prints and drawing categories. Photography is not accepted. We are accepting work which has less emphasis on fine detail and the 1/6 scale; however the same size requirements apply. Miniatures follow DIGITAL IMAGE REQUIREMENTS (see below).
Even though the application process requires you to submit digital image(s) of your piece(s), the miniature and small paintings category is not juried from the online images, only from the original work of art.  Therefore, only one application needs to be submitted with an image of your choice.  You will be instructed to bring all pieces to a specificied location for jury.
Presentation & size requirements for Miniatures and Small Paintings: Your frame and artwork may be any proportion that meets the following criteria:  
Artwork can be any size up to 5" x 5" (25 sq. in.). This includes unframed gallery wrapped canvases with finished sides. Framed artwork must not exceed 8" x 6" (48 sq. in.), while maintaining the surface size of the artwork as noted above. All artwork, framed and unframed, must be professional in appearance, wired and ready for hanging.

Schedule for Miniatures and Small Paintings Category:
•     7/21/17     — online application deadline
•     7/21/17     — deadline to drop off original artwork Drop off locations between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sedona Arts Festival (located in the Sedona International Film Festival office)
2030 W. State Route 89A, Suite A-3
Sedona, AZ 86336
Sedona Arts Center
15 Art Barn Rd.
​Sedona, AZ 86339

If artwork is not delivered by July 21, 2017, it will not be considered for jury selection.
Notification of jury selection is the first week of August.

Please include a copy of the printed entry form from your online application with your artwork and be sure it is wrapped and protected for drop off.  Contact the SAF office if you need to make special arrangements to pick up non-selected artwork after August 7, 2017.


• Digital images are required for online entry
• Paintings, Prints, Drawings & Photography: one entry = one image
• Miniatures: one entry = up to 4 unique works of art (one image per artwork)

Formatting Your Images
Please follow these specifications in order to attach these images to your application successfully.

  1. Recommended Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side.
    Note: To assist artists who do not have images that are 1920 pixels or larger, the system will also accept images that are at least 1400 pixels on the longest side.
  2. File Format: Save all images as Baseline Standard JPEG. Do not save as a Progressive JPEG.
  3. File Size: JPEGs should be under 5 MB in size.
  4. Recommended Resolution: between 72 and 300 ppi
    Note: You may need to lower your resolution if the file size is larger than 5 MB.
  5. Color space: Save images in RGB color space, preferably sRGB.