Event Information

WAYNESBORO Fall Foliage Art Show 2018

Downtown Streets
Waynesboro, Virginia (South)

Phone: 540-949-7662
Event Dates: 10/13/18 - 10/14/18
Application Deadline: 9/1/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The 48th Annual Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show will take place on the downtown streets of historic Waynesboro, Virginia. The show features 150+ fine artists set in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. This exhibit is produced by Shenandoah Valley Art Center, a non-profit community arts organization, whose mission is to increase arts awareness and education while providing creative and economic opportunities for artists. This exhibit is consistently voted among the Best of Virginia and is the largest outdoor art festival in the Shenandoah Valley.
$10,000 in awards each year, excellent community support, easy load in and load out, booth sitters, coffee and snacks all day, excellent food on site. An extensive marketing plan is in place including print, radio, television, and digital outlets. Annually there are approximately 20,000 visitors.

General Information
Eligible media:
Oil and Acrylic Painting: Traditional and contemporary works painted on panels, canvas, or paper with no mixed media embellishments.
Watermedia: Watercolor and other watermedia paintings.
Photography: Both digital and film.
Drawing, Graphics, and Printmaking:  Intaglio, relief, and silk screen prints; drawings; digital paintings, illustration.
2D Mixed Media: Works on canvas and other substrates that incorporates painting with other mixed media embellishments such as collage and paper.
Glass: Stained glass, blown, and slumped glass. Works must be original and not include premade objects that have been altered (ie: wine bottles).
Wood: hand-turned, hand tooled, carved, or pieced woodwork.
Sculpture: 3 dimensional free standing or wall hanging works in any media.
Jewelry: All jewelers must enter into this category, regardless of media or process. No bead stringing.
Fiber/Textile: No mass produced garments, fabrics, or tapestries. No kit work. All fibers and textiles must be hand crafted or hand worked original creations. No leatherwork.
Pottery: Hand thrown or hand-built ceramic work. No mass produced goods allowed, even if altered.
**Please note: there is no 3D Mixed Media category anymore. It was determined that all 3D Mixed Media works fit into more specific categories, making the judging and layout process more fair.
Notifications: This show is juried each month on or about the 15th. Notifications are sent out within three days of the jury committee’s decision. Notifications will be sent via email. If you are not accepted to the show, your booth fee check will be returned to you via USPS within three days of notification. If you have paid online via PayPal, your booth fee only will be refunded to you.
Fall Foliage Art Show awards $10,000 in awards as such: Best in show: $2000, Second Place: $1150, Third Place: $850; First and Second in 10 categories (above), $350 and $250.
There are two judges—one each in 2D works and 3D works. Each judge picks the top winners in their media. The judges confer to choose the top overall winners. Top three winners will not also be category winners. The judges visit each booth and will place a sticker on your booth card after their visit.
Spaces may be shared by up to two artists. Each artist must pay an individual jury fee and booth fee.


No agents allowed. All artists must be on site for the duration of the show.
This event is outside and is held rain or shine. There are no refunds due to weather. It is up to the discretion of Shenandoah Valley Art Center to cancel the event due to weather.
No pets are allowed. Please leave your dogs at home (exception for service animals).
Artists may not swap spaces without express permission from the show director.
All spaces are 10’x11’ and no display equipment should extend past your booth space.
There is no electricity available and gas generators are not allowed.
This is an outdoor exhibit and tents are highly recommended.
White tents only.
All tents MUST be weighted properly. This show is on asphalt so stakes are not an option.
Work may be left up overnight at your own risk. There is Waynesboro Police personnel on site overnight Friday and Saturday.
Artists must remain set up for the entire two days. Coming late or leaving early will jeopardize your ability to return.
No refunds after August 1.
You may mail two checks (one for $20 jury fee, and one for $190 booth fee) and in the event that your entry is not accepted, your booth fee check will be returned. 
Approximately one month before the show you will receive a packet in the mail outlining check in and set up procedures and your booth assignment.
Returning exhibitors may request their previous booth assignment, or a change on their application.
Booth assignments are made by the show staff and may be subject to change. If there is a change made you will be notified as soon as possible.
All artists are responsible for collecting and reporting Virginia State Sales tax. A form will be provided in your check in packet.

Booth Information
Single Booth (11'x10'): $210
Double Booth (22'x10'): $420
Triple Booth (33x10')

Due to the downtown location of the show, many booths have an open side and are considered corner booths. Requests will be honored if possible. 
Some booths are on a slight incline. 

Set up: 
Artists may check in beginning at 1:00pm on Friday and begin queueing up. When the streets are closed and clear (about 3:30pm) vehicles will be led in and allowed to drop their belongings on site. After unloading and moving vehicles, artists may return and set up. 
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