Call for Artists: Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair

Call Details
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Event date(s)
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Application fee

The 59th annual Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair is a juried show featuring over 100 artists from across the country. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.  Applicants will be notified on April 8.

Due to construction on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College (where the fair has traditionally been held), we are considering alternatives at NMC as well as across the street at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. A determination will be made in mid-February. In either event, we will offer spacial display areas and ample parking

Participation is open to all artists who exhibit work of original concept, design, and execution. Our fair seeks to maintain the highest standards for both the artists and for the viewing public. Artists will be selected for the event by the Outdoor Art Fair committee. A panel of three guest jurors (TBD) will select the cash award winners the day of the event. CASH AWARDS: $500 First Prize, $250 Second Prize, and $100 Third Prize.

Applications must be completed online via ZAPPlication.

Media:  Painting, Drawing, Collage, Graphics, Leather, Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber, Wood, Metal, Glass, Photography, Pottery, and Mixed Media will be considered.  Clothing, jewelry, and craft work must be handmade or substantially altered by artistic effort.

2019 Fees (same as 2018!)

  • application fee $30
  • single booth $175
  • double booth $350

Submission Guidelines

Each applicant must submit four digital images, including three of current work and one of a fully-stocked booth. Artists working in more than one medium much have all media represented in their image set. Artists working in multiple media do not have to submit separate applications for each medium. Select “Multiple Media” in the application drop-down menu.

Digital image requirements

  • Image size: at least 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • Recommended resolution: 72-300ppi
  • File size: less than 5MB


Country InnOur 2019 housing partner Country Inn and Suites of Traverse City is offering a limited number of rooms at a discount. Call Kristi at Crooked Tree Arts Center for details: 231-941-9488.