For Artists

Welcome to the 2014 Bainbridge Island Studio Tour! The deadline has passed for the Winter Studio Tour, although you can still view the application form for details about applying next year. 2015 applications will be available to download on February 1, 2015. You can apply electronically, including your application form, and payment. If you choose not to, you can still print the application form and follow the instructions. Either way, the form is very different from past years, so be sure to read everything through.

Download 2014 Application Form here. If you choose to file electronically, follow the easy instructions provided on the following form
The 2014 application deadlines have passed.

Download 2014 Online Application Form Instructions here (1-page overview).

Submit payments here, after you’ve completed the application form. For opt out fees, you will need to do a second/separate payment:

2014 Fees

New artists, please read the “Overview” below.

2014 Calendar

  • February 10 – Application forms available (web site and B.I. Chamber of Commerce)
  • March 15 – Early Bird deadline (Summer and Winter Tours)
  • *April 15 – Applications due (Summer and/or Winter Tour)
  • May 24 – Jury: Summer Tour
  • May 31 – Juried artists notified
  • *July 31 – Winter Tour deadline
  • Aug. 8–10: Summer Studio Tour
  • Aug. 23 – Jury: Winter Tour
  • Aug. 30 – Winter Juried artist notified
  • Dec. 5–7: Winter Studio Tour
  • January 24, 2015 – Annual Membership Meeting

PHOTO TIPS: If you are an active artist on the Studio Tour, click here for some cool tips on photographing your artwork. A password is required, which you would have been provided by the Tour Manager. If you forgot it, please send Dinah an e-mail.


OVERVIEW

Thank you for your interest in the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour. As “members” of the Studio Tour, we support each other and work together to organize and operate the event. While a paid Tour Manager and a Board of four artists make the day-to-day decisions regarding the tours, participating artists also contribute time and energy to make each Tour a success. Each artist chooses a small volunteer job such as distributing posters around town, or setting up road signs near their studio. We also contribute to a local charity through a group donation, which is given by the artists as a 1% optional donation after each Tour.

Summer: The “Summer Studio Tour & Sale” is a festive outdoor event held the second weekend in August. Local artists open their studios while other artists join them in garden settings with live music to create an inviting marketplace of fine art. Bainbridge Island and off-island visitors anticipate this enjoyable event, which has been held since 2001, and attendance is growing. Limited indoor display space may be available.

Winter: The annual Bainbridge Island “Winter Studio Tour & Sale” is the original Studio Tour and has been a mainstay since 1984. Held on the first weekend in December, it offers an opportunity to purchase fine arts and crafts for the holidays and is a well-established, well-attended tradition. Located in artist’s studios and community halls, we typically host about 70 artists.


ORIGINAL WORK, JURY PROCESS

As a juried venue of artwork, we look for professional work, designed and crafted by the artist, with original designs, and quality craftsmanship. A jury process reviews the work of all potential artists. All current artists must re-jury every three years. If a current artist's work or media changes dramatically, they too will need to be re-juried. Artwork mass-produced with the use of commercial kits or molds, pre-fabricated forms, or imported items are not eligible.

There is currently no booth sharing, and you are expected to be present at your booth throughout the show.


OFF-ISLAND ARTISTS

The Studio Tours are open to Bainbridge Island (BI) residents. Non-island resident participation is limited to artists living full time in Washington State within the boundaries of Kitsap County, Clallam County, eastern Jefferson County, the northern part of Mason County, and the northern part of Pierce County (Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula). Non-island participants prior to January 2012 living beyond these boundaries are grandfathered in and may continue to participate and jury like any non-island artist, so long as they remain active in the Tour at least once every two years. The same is true for non-island participants that were founders of the Tour (see Bylaws). Non-island artists may apply, with the understanding that preference will be given to BI artists in the event that space is limited.


2014 BYLAWS

Active artists only: Click here to look at the current set of Studio Tour Bylaws. Password required.

2014 Summer Studio Tour: August 8, 9 & 10
2014 Winter Studio Tour: December 5, 6 & 7

Questions? Call 206-842-0504, or e-mail us at: info@bistudiotour.com.

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