Studio Call for Artists and Registration Form
Greetings fellow artists!
You are invited to join us for another wonderful RiverArts Studio Tour. Now in our 17th year, RiverArts’ Studio Tour is one of the biggest tours on the east coast. We believe this year will be even better and we hope you will be a part of it.
New this year!
RiverArts Studio tour will have its own dedicated year round web site. This will increase our visibility and allow us to better promote the tour, RiverArts, and our participating artists. As a low cost alternative to having their own dedicated website, for a minimal yearly charge, artists can opt to have a dedicated artist page (on the new studio tour web site) showing their images and Artist information/contact info.
Many of you commented about the need to better direct visitors to studios that are “off the beaten path” and the need for more social media exposure. To address the first comment we are totally redoing the 2016 Studio Tour brochure. The new design will have a more geographic focus that presents visitors with mini-itineraries that cover all the studios and points of interest within a geographic area (such as Queen Annes County, Betterton, or Rock Hall). We also have plans for an increased social media presence with additional resources dedicated to this activity.
Studios open all year will be identified in the brochure for no extra charge. Artists or groups of artists that wish to buy custom Ads in the brochure may do so at 1/2 the rate charged to commercial advertisers.
2016 will be an exciting year for the Studio Tour! Sign up now!
Registration is due by May 15. RiverArts has a limited number of new Studio Tour lawn signs that will be offered free of charge on a first come first serve basis in exchange for old ArtWorks signs to those registering for the 2016 tour. Once your reservation is received, we will send out additional information regarding the Tour, Gallery Show, and Reception at RiverArts. You must be a member of RiverArts to participate. To make sure your membership is up to date, call RiverArts, 410-778-6300, and they’ll check on your membership status.
We hope you will join us!
Please complete and submit the following Registration Form to participate. Registration must be submitted electronically. Upon submission you will be directed to the Studio Tour 2015 Payment Page. Registration for the Studio Tour is $75. If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please mail your check, made out to RiverArts, to:
315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
or stop by the Gallery during regular business hours.
Registrations will not be accepted until payment is made. Each artist showing — even those sharing space — must register on a separate form, and all must be Chestertown RiverArts members in good standing.
We hope to have a more interactive web page for Studio Tour artists this year, so please include links for your own web pages, social media, and anything else you think might be helpful in publicizing your studio and the tour.
Registration is due by May 15.
We ask that you upload an image of your work for our promotional brochure. Images should be high quality 300dpi, but no larger than 1MB. Please be patient, as these large files may take a while to upload. Please include your name in the file name of your image. For example: jane_smith.studiotour.jpg.[vfb id=36]
After you complete the form, you will be directed to a new page to submit your payment.