SOURCE: Festival of Arts

Festival of Arts

November 19, 2010 15:00 ET

The Festival of Arts Is Now Accepting Artists' Applications for the Summer of 2011 Fine Art Show

Deadline Is January 21, 2011 by 4pm

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2010) - The Festival of Arts - California's Premier Fine Art Show is a prestigious, highly competitive, regional juried fine art show featuring original artwork by southern Orange County's finest artists. The 2011 show will run from July 3-August 31. Artists who would like to apply for the 2011 fine art show should submit a CD with three digital images per media and a completed application form to the Festival of Arts by January 21, 2011 (by 4pm). Applicants may download an application from the Festival's website,, or call 949-464-4234.

The Festival of Arts accepts applications from artists residing in the following cities: Aliso Viejo, Balboa, Balboa Island, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest (El Toro), Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. Artists must be able to show that they have resided in one of the aforementioned cities for at least one year prior to January 21, 2011. Jurying fees are $50 per medium submitted.

The jurors will score the submitted artwork based on quality, intention and content; excellence of craftsmanship; facility with media; excellence in the use of design elements; and professional presentation.

The 2011 Festival of Arts jurors are Bruce Burr, Roger Folk, Ed Fosmire, Kate Hoffman, Jean Stern, Tom Swimm, and Robert Hansen.

To learn more about the Festival of Arts, the application process and photographing artwork, artists are invited to attend a free seminar at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds on December 7 from 7 - 9:00pm on a first come first served basis. 

The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization whose proceeds support the arts and art education in and about Orange County. The Festival of Arts - California's Premier Fine Art Show will run from July 5 through August 31, 2011. This prestigious juried art exhibition is Southern California's oldest and most respected outdoor art show. Each summer the works of over 140 accomplished artists are showcased to the public in a six-acre art haven. The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California. For general information visit or call (949) 464-4234.

Editor's Note: Images available upon request.
Cutline for Photo: 1. A Couple looking at art with the Festival artist John Warren. 2. A couple on the festival grounds looking at Gavin Heath's blown glass artwork.
Photo credit: Rob Gage.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Sharbie Higuchi
    Director of Marketing and Public Relations
    (949) 464-4282

    650 Laguna Canyon Road
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    Ph: 949.494.1145
    Fx: 949.494.9387