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Art in the Redwoods Festival
How to Enter

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The Art in the Redwoods Festival, the most popular and largest north coast art show in California, will take place on the 3rd weekend in August; the Fine Art exhibit runs through Labor Day weekend. Artists and artisans are invited to show and sell their works and to compete for generous awards, which include cash prizes, ribbons, and art supply gift certificates.

Art in the Redwoods, photo credit: Barbara Pratt, 2004 The entry form for the Art in the Redwoods indoor Fine Art exhibit, complete with entry rules, available category options and list of awards, is available for download and at the Gualala Arts Center (707-884-1138).

Important Dates

April 1st
Art Exhibit entry forms available

April 30th
Vendor booth application deadline

3rd Monday in July
Art Exhibit entry deadline

2nd Sunday in August
Drop off artwork

3rd weekend in August
** Art in the Redwoods Festival **

1st Monday-Tuesday in September
[September 8-9 in 2008]
Pick up artwork

Entries must be postmarked by the 3rd Monday in July. The first 420 entries will be accepted; entries received after that will be put on a waiting list. You must be a member of Gualala Arts (you may join when turning in your form), and there is $10 fee for each piece with a maximum of 2 pieces per artist. The artwork must be dropped off in person on the second Sunday in August. We do not accept mailed artwork.

A new idea and incentive for entering the Fine Art exhibit is the Art in the Redwoods Calendar, published for the first time for 2008 (featuring the winners of the 2007 Fine Art Exhibit). Each year the first place winners in each category, as well as Best of Show, Best Local Work and Most Popular Work will be featured.

Art in the Redwoods, photo credit: Barbara Pratt, 2004 The outdoor artist vendor booth spaces are handled directly by Gualala Arts. The non-refundable jury fee is $10, the space fee is $150, and Gualala Arts will receive a 10% commission on sales. The application must be postmarked by April 30.

A fifteen minute booth sitting service will be available to artists who are alone. Additionally, artists with booths will receive complimentary food tickets.

Vendor booth applications are available on our website or by calling Gualala Arts at (707) 884-1138. Applications must be accompanied by slides of artwork, plus slide or print of booth. For additional questions regarding the application process, please contact Scott Chieffo at Gualala Arts.

For more information please call (707) 884-1138 or e-mail to