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2013 GAOS application

2013 GAOS application

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application form Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour 2013
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Seventh Annual Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour April 12, 13 & 14, 2013 
Deadline for Entries: October 31, 2012
What is the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour?
Gorge Artists Open Studios is a juried, annual, self-directed tour of artist studios in the Columbia River Gorge NationalScenic Area. It provides an opportunity for the public to meet artists at work in their studios. All studios or workspacesare located in or near communities in the Mid-Columbia region of the Columbia Gorge. Artists may share studio space.Each artist must show/demonstrate their materials, tools and work in process.
When is it?
The studio tour is April 12, 13 & 14 but there are other activities to enjoy as a Tour artist, including a gathering and a group show.
Why would I want to participate?
The Gorge Artists’ Open Studios Project provides many learning, selling and community building opportunities for participatin
: You can:*
SHOW and SELL your work, BUILD our collector base and COMMUNICATE with the public.* Meet and get to know other Gorge artists at gatherings and volunteer activities.* Learn techniques for getting the most out of the studio tour at two free artist workshops.* Show in the April 2013 Tour Preview exhibition at Columbia Center for the Arts.
 You receive:
* 5 Tour Guides to distribute to collectors or friends.* 300 post card invitations to mail to your current customers ($80 value).* Year-long promotion on the gorgeartists.org blog.* Year-long promotion in the 2013 Open Studios Tour Guide.
More than just one weekend a year 
Tour artists build relationships with other artists and with potential customers and collectors.The Tour Guide is used by the media, curators, and art buyers all year long. Artists are invited to exhibitions, get written about, teach classes and sell their work because of Gorge Artists OpenStudios.
What does it cost to participate?
The fee is $140 dollars, (a $15 dollar non-refundable processing fee plus a $125 participation fee) plus 8 hours of volunteer time. You may pay a $300 participation fee and opt out of your volunteer commitment. The participation feeincludes publication in the Tour Guide and on the website, as well as gatherings, signage and 5 Tour Guides.
How do I become a Tour Artist?
Just fill out and return the enclosed 2-page application. Burn a disk with 3 current images for 4x6 300 dpi reproduction andenclose two checks
one( $15) non-refundable application fee and one ($125) refundable participation fee, or $300 if optinout of your volunteer commitment. Applications will be juried in November. Application deadline is October 31. Or downloan application from our website: http://www.gorgeartists.org.Much of our communication is via email.
 You must have an actiemail account to participate
How is the Tour promoted?
Gorge Artists Open Studios has an active publicity and marketing program. Regional publications as well as local presscover the Open Studios Tour.
The Oregonian
has listed the Tour as a Must-See Event. The Tour has been promoted on
Oregon Art Beat 
’ve bought
ads in
Hood River News Panorama
Oregon Live.com; Seattle Weekly, Hood River Chamber of Commerce website, OPB Radio, the
Portland Art Dealers Associations monthly guide, and other printand social media.
Gorge Artists Open Studios
April 12, 13 & 14, 2013
Application Form Part
Application Due October 31, 2012 info:http://www.gorgeartists.org 
Contact Information:
 Artist’s Name:
 Mailing address:Phone
Email address: ____________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________ 
Service Contribution:
The Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour is an event produced by Gorge Artists Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profitorganization. Unless you opt to pay an additional $175, you MUST contribute a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer time.This organization is volunteer-driven. Your volunteer commitment is essential to the success of the Studio Tour.Please indicate which tasks/committees from the attached Artist Volunteer Activities page interest you:1. _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________________________________________ 
Please list any special skills and expertise you would like to volunteer:
Participation Agreement:
If you drop out after December 20, no money will be refunded. No changes of studio location, phone, email,etc. can be made in the Tour Guide After Dec.31.
I agree to open my studio at the location listed above from 10 amto 5 pm on the weekend of the event, April 12, 13 & 14, and to be present during those hours. I will have my ownoriginal, unique art displayed. I will show visitors my materials, tools, and work-in-progress. I agree to be at work andshow visitors some aspect of making my art. I am enclosing two checks, one for the $125 participant fee ($300 if opting out of volunteer work) and one for the non-refundable $15 application fee. Gorge Artists will refund myparticipant fee if I am not accepted. If I am not opting out (and paying the extra fee) I agree to contribute 8 hours of volunteer time. I agree to allow my artwork images to be used for publicity purposes. I have email and agree to use itas the primary communication method for Tour activities.
Signature: Date:
This information will appear in the Tour Guide. Please check it carefully 
Legibility is very important! 
Thank you!
 Artist’s Name:
 **Studio Address:City: State: Zip:Email: Website:Medium: Studio phone #
We can no longer accept handwritten responses
to the sections below. Please word process and printanswers on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to the rest of your application.DIRECTIONS: (please begin directions from either Washington Highway 14 or Oregon Highway I-84. For 
instance, “Take I
84 to Exit #69, Mosier, then turn right on ..…etc.”) Please describe what side of the street
your studio is on as well as house color or other indicators, if appropriate. **If you are sharing a studio withanother artist, please use correct address and give the same directions to the studio.**
250 character limit.
PARKING: (Please describe where you would like visitors to park. For instance, “Parking is available at head
of driveway. If full, please use turn-around ahead on
road ahead.”)
100 character limit.
(For instance: “I create panoramic oil paintings using my own pigments and handmade brushes. My subjects
include local landscapes and flower studies. Ask me about my recent appearance on the Charlie Rose
300 character limit.
Application Checklist:
Completed and signed 2 page application form.
A CD with 3 -5 images sized to 4x6 at 300 dpi. These images should reflect
a consistent body of work
. Be sure to indicate your name and the titles of the pieces on the CD.
One image marked for the Tour Guide with an asterisk on the CD or CD cover. If not indicated, we will choosean image. Please make sure this piece, or one very similar, will be available for the Tour, visitors sometimes fall inlove with the piece in the Tour guide and are disappointed if it is not available.
2 checks- $125 dollar participation fee ($300 if opting out of volunteer work) plus 1 for $15 dollar non-refundable application fee.
I will be sharing a studio.
Studio open year-round by appointment.
Gorge Artists, 1135 Canyon Way, THE DALLES, OR 97058
If you have questions call Pat Bozanich or John Maher (541) 296-5134
Gorge Artists Open Studios April 13, 14 & 15 2013
PART 1/2
Application Due October 31, 2012. info: www.gorgeartists.org

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