This information is intended for current Studio Tour artists, or artists who wish to apply to the Studio Tour.
New artists, please read the overview below, and check out the schedule with dates and deadlines for 2013.
The application form can be used for both the Summer and Winter Tours, and has all of the details you’ll need to get started. Download the application form here, or pick up a copy at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce.
2013 DATES TO REMEMBER
- Feb. 10 - Applications available (website, and BI Chamber of Commerce)
- March 15 - Early Bird deadline (Summer and Winter Tours)
- *April 15 - Deadline for applications and fees (Summer and/or Winter Tours), including photos
- May 18 - Jury: Summer Tour
- May 25 - Juried artists notified
- *July 31 - Deadline for applications and fees (Winter Tour), including photos
- Aug. 9–11 - Summer Studio Tour
- Aug. 24 Jury: Winter Tour
- Aug. 31 Juried artist notified
- Dec. 6–8 - Winter Studio Tour
- Jan. 27, 2014 - Annual Membership Meeting (place & time TBD)
The deadline has passed for the 2013 Studio Tours. The current application can still be downloaded to give you an idea for future events. The 2014 application forms will be available to download starting February 1, 2014. Deadlines will be: March 15 (Early Bird), April 15 for the Summer Tour, and July 31 for the Winter Tour.
Summer Deadline: April 15
Winter Deadline: July 31
NEW: Please note that photos are now due with your application form. So remember to e-mail your photos in the required format (size, file format, and name) at the same time that you mail your application in. All fees, photos, and required documents are due on the deadlines shown above. A late fee will apply to incomplete applications. Please make sure your applications and e-mailed materials (photos) are postmarked on or before the deadline. Photos: new, or at least different photos than you have submitted to the Studio Tour in the past, are due at least once a year.
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.
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 Steering Committee 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.
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.
Please see the application form for more details.
Active artists only: Click here to look at the current set of Studio Tour Bylaws. Password required.
2013 Summer Studio Tour: August 9, 10 & 11
2013 Winter Studio Tour: December 6, 7 & 8
Questions? Call 206-842-0504, or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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