Artists Invited to Apply to Exhibit Work During 2015 ArtBurst



Artists from the four-state region and beyond are invited to apply to exhibit their work at ArtBurst during the 75th annual Orange City Tulip Festival.


Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, ArtBurst is a juried exhibition of fine art. An estimated 35,000 people per day are expected to attend the three-day Tulip Festival May 14-16, and thousands browse the artists’ booths set up on the grounds of the historic Sioux County Courthouse on Saturday.


Applications will be accepted from anyone who produces original fine art. All art must be designed and executed by the accepted artist, and at least 75 percent of the artist’s exhibit must consist of original work. No more than 25 percent may be giclees or reproductions. ArtBurst artists will be chosen by a jury, which will make its selections based on the aesthetic quality of the art and the number of artists in each medium. The application deadline is March 15, and applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision by April 1.


To apply, submit a completed application form, four photos showing the artist’s work, a photo of the artist’s booth, a $10 non-refundable check for the jury fee, and a $50 check for each 10-by-10-foot booth space. Checks should be made out to the Orange City Tulip Festival, with “ArtBurst” on the memo line, and mailed to Orange City Tulip Festival, Attn: ArtBurst Coordinator, 509 8th Street SE, Orange City, IA 51041.


Artists may apply online. For more information or for a copy of the ArtBurst brochure and application, email or call 712-707-4510.