Information For Artists

We invite artists from all cities in greater Stanislaus County and surrounds to open their studios to the public. The public can view and buy original works of art and see artists in action in the places where they create. This is a great opportunity to introduce yourself and your art to the community, and SELL your work at affordable prices with NO gallery commissions.

TO PARTICIPATE:

Registration Fee: $75

Deadline: December 15th, 2017 for those interested in participating in the purchase prize competition, or January 15th, 2017 for all applicants.

Registration is available either by mail or online. Whichever way you choose, the required essentials include:

  • Registration Form
  • Photo Release
  • High-resolution (300dpi) image files of the works you would like us to feature
  • Fee
  • If you would like to participate in the purchase prize competition, you must also submit a high-resolution image of the specific artwork you are asking AOS to purchase.

Download the mail-in registration form here. You can also pick up print applications from the following locations in Modesto and Turlock: Mistlin Gallery, Chartreuse Muse, Crow Trading in Modesto, & Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock.

Online registration is available at Eventbrite.com.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A PARTICIPANT:

In March 2017, attend an informational meeting to pick up tour guides, posters and other
publicity materials.

Invite friends and clients to visit your studio and purchase a tour guide.

Share event information with galleries, organizations or groups to which you belong.

Participate in the AOS preview event (March 27-19, 2017) held at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

Present your studio in a professional and safe manner

Post a yard sign in a highly visible location.

WHAT YOU GET:

A photo listing in the professionally designed tour booklet with your contact information that can be a useful resource long after the actual event. Each artist will receive 6 tour booklets to sell, give away or keep.

Free publicity through advertising, news media, posters, postcards and promotional events.

Promotion of your studio through the AOS website and Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Opportunity to share, sell and promote your art to the community.

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