Here are some answers to common questions regarding the Artists' Tour. If you have any other questions or comments please email us at email@example.com.
Yes, to keep the tour fresh we've decided to allow WCAA members who live outside the county to participate, but they must show in Wayne County. Many talented artists live just a few miles from the county line yet were forbidden from participating in the past. It is the artists' responsibility to secure a venue in Wayne County.
The WCAA has proven to be a valuable asset to the community. In order to continue serving the county the organization must be financially viable. Countless volunteer hours go into the Tours every year, yet many expenses can not be donated such as printing, signage, and professional design work. We refuse to lower the quality of the tour and thus must make ends meet. We're investigating all options at the moment and if reliable funding can be secured will reduce the burden on artists in future years.
New and emerging artists are welcome if they demonstrate a body of work that reflects an individual style or personal vision and fulfill the criteria of the event. New artists are encouraged to apply!
The Open Studio Tour was established to display and promote the arts in Wayne County, while providing the public with a unique opportunity to meet local artists collect art and learn about the creative process. Since there were few galleries, this event provided a visibility not otherwise available to professional artists. While the community has enjoyed the chance to see art and to meet and learn from the artists, the Artists' Tour is also a marketing opportunity for serious artists. It requires a great deal of their time and effort.
As mentioned in a previous question any artist may apply and possibly participate granted they are a current WCAA member, abide by the Tour guidelines, will show in Wayne County, and are chosen by the Tour Committee.
To some degree, the number of participants dictates the cost and manageability of producing a high quality catalog and demands on the Tour Committee. According to informal surveys, the visiting public perceives too many participating artists as overwhelming and difficult to visit during the three days of the tour.
Artists are responsible for finding their own space if they are unable to participate at their regular studio. Galleries, fire-halls, or any other space can be used provided it is easily accessible to the public. To be selected for participation you must already have a space selected with the proper name, address, and phone number given in your application. Final acceptance may require a written letter from the hosting organization if not your own. If finding an exhibition space is difficult contact the WCAA office and we may be able to assist. Remember an exhibition space must be agreed on before March 1 in order to be considered, so start early!
Each artist sharing a studio space must submit a separate application and artist participation fee.
The goal of the jurying is to present the highest quality event possible. The artist will be assessed on the criteria listed below:
All committee decisions are final.