Event Information

Art in the Pass 2019

Memorial Park 300 E. Scenic Drive
Pass Christian , Mississippi (South)

Phone: 228-452-3315
Event Dates: 4/6/19 - 4/7/19
Application Deadline: 2/5/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee ): $30.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary

The Board of Art in the Pass, Pass Christian Main Street and the people of Pass Christian, MS invite you to apply to our 22nd annual juried fine arts and crafts festival. AitP features 90+ arts vendors spread throughout scenic Memorial Park.  This Mississippi Gulf Coast venue overlooks white sand beaches and beautiful gulf waters. For 22 years, AitP has attracted thousands of art patrons to our historic coastal community.

Please apply to join us April 6-7, 2019 to share your talents with approximately 10,000 visitors from throughout the region.  Pass Christian a special place with a special place in our hearts for artists. We hope you will apply and experience our incomparable Southern hospitality and picture-perfect location.

Proceeds from Art in the Pass fund college scholarships for local art students and grants to art programs in area schools.

Art in the Pass is held concurrently with Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival.

Location: Memorial Park 300 E. Scenic Drive
Pass Christian, Mississippi (South East)

General Information
Artist Fees:  Jury Fee $30    Booth Fee $200 on applications received by 1/29/2019
Special Requests
  • Corner Booth add $25
  • Electricity add $25
  • Paper application administrative fee $50
Applications received after 1/29/2019 will be placed on a wait list and if accepted will pay late fee of $25.
Each artist must submit the following items before an application can be juried.
1. Completed Artist Application for each category
2. Four (4) .jpeg files (3 of art work, 1 of booth).
3. $30 non-refundable jury fee per category to be juried.
4. Signed accepted Legal Agreement
Artists may apply in more than one category (on one application) and must submit images for each medium; only the booth image may be repeated. You may exhibit only in the categories for which you are accepted..
• CERAMICS/POTTERY – Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. No machine made or mass- produced work is accepted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each must be signed.
• DRAWING – Pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, pen & ink, etc.
• FIBER – Work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production accepted. No factory-produced wearable items may be exhibited, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist.
• GLASS – No molds or other forms of mass production allowed.
• JEWELRY – No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work. All jewelry, regardless of medium, must be entered in this category.
• METALWORK – Non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal.
• 2D MIXED MEDIA – Includes both 2D and 3D mixed media.  2D incorporates more than one type of material, with a relief depth of less than 1/8 inch. 3D includes non-sculptural work incorporating more than one type of material. This category is for objects that are “decorative” rather than “useful.”
• PAINTING – Oil, acrylic, watercolor etc.
• PHOTOGRAPHY – Prints made from artist’s original image must be processed by the artist or under artist’s supervision. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.
• PRINTMAKING & DIGITAL ART – Artist created prints, serigraphs, digital art, etc., properly signed and numbered, in limited editions, on archival quality materials. Images of Giclées may not be submitted to the Jury (but may be sold if less than 50% of your exhibit and signed/numbered). Digital Art is original work that is executed by the artist using a computer.
• SCULPTURE – 3-dimensional original work done in any medium, as determined by the artist.
• WOODWORK – Original hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved work.
Art in the Pass is awarding cash prizes this year to categories with 10 or more artists exhibiting and Best in Show. The categories awarded typically include Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Other and Best in Show.
The awards are: 
$750 Best in Show
$300 Best in each Category
All artists are required to donate a work of art valued at $40 or more for the silent auction. Silent Auction items will be collected during registration. If artist is unable to donate a piece of their art work a cash donation of $40 will be required.  
The annual Art in the Pass Student Art Show will be held on Sunday, April 7th. High School Students from the area will show their works and compete for ribbons.
Artist designed festival t-shirts will be sold at the Silent Auction tent.  Each booth will receive one free t-shirt.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will host 'Celebrate the Gulf' in the park on the Saturday of Art in the Pass.
On both mornings of the festival, a staffed cart will roam the park offering artists free coffee and pastries.  Lunch and snacks are available for purchase from a diverse group of  food vendors in the park.

Volunteer booth sitters are available on request so the artist may take short breaks.

- An accepted application is a commitment to the show. No refunds will be made for cancellation, inclement weather, illness, or any other reason. 
- Only one artist may show in a booth
- All artists must show for the full two days of the festival. Artists are required to staff their exhibits during festival hours.  Volunteer booth sitters are available on request for short breaks.
- Our primary concern is the creative vision of the applicant and the quality of the work. Although Art in the Pass discourages reproductions artists may sell them as long as those reproductions are matted, signed and numbered works of limited editions of 250 or less. Unframed, matted works may only be shown in a flip bin and the bin must be clearly marked “Reproductions”.
- Original paintings must represent at least 50% percent of the total dollar ($) value of items for sale in the artist’s booth.
- Reproductions may occupy no more than 50% percent of the total dollar value of items for sale in the artist’s booth.
- Digital Artists and Photographers may only sell signed and numbered works of limited editions of 250 or less.
- Only original, framed artwork may be hung on the walls of the artist’s booth. Excludes artwork such as galley wrapped canvases  or artwork not requiring a frame.
- All original two dimensional work (e.g., photography, painting, watercolors, graphics, pastels, prints and drawings) must be appropriately framed or glazed.
- Absolutely no buy-sell merchandise will be allowed to include coffee cups, T-shirts, or other items mass produced from an original piece of artwork, including an artist’s original design that has been transferred to such merchandise.
- All items must be hand-crafted by the applicant. No mass reproduction in combination with original hand-crafted work is permitted. All items must be made by the artist. Commercially manufactured items, commercial molds, patterns, kits are not acceptable.
- The Art in the Pass Committee reserves the right to review and approve all works exhibited.
- Images submitted for jurying by the accepted artists will remain the property of Art in the Pass and may be used for publicity and affirmation purposes during and after the festival.

Booth Information
Artists will be provided a 10x10 exhibit space along with a 4 ft. perimeter at the rear of the space. All work must be limited to this space. Artist is responsible for providing tent, preferably white, and any other items required for displaying their work.  As the wind can rapidly increase, tents must be weighted and secured.
Please visit our web site at www.artinthepass.com for additional information and details on judging, lodging, security, registration and setup.