New: Emerging Artist Program

Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival presents a great opportunity for artists residing in Oregon and Washington.

The Emerging Artist Program has been designed specifically for artists who have minimal experience exhibiting and selling their artwork. This is an opportunity to showcase their talent at one of our nation’s premier art festivals.

Candidates will apply through, submitting digital images of their artwork in the same manner as professional artists. The application fee is the same. Upon acceptance, the emerging artist will pay a lower booth fee. Art In The Pearl will provide booth space, tent, and electricity. In addition, Art In The Pearl will provide a mentor to help guide the emerging artist through the details of festival preparation, display, and sales.

Artists may apply as either an emerging artist or a professional artist, but not both. Art In The Pearl will evaluate all emerging artists applications to make sure they qualify for this category. When applying, select “Emerging Artist” as your medium choice. The jury will review emerging artists work separately from that of professional artists. Scoring is based on originality, design, technical proficiency, and craftsmanship.

Applications will be accepted through midnight March 15, 2010 at

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  1. What is the due date for 2017 emerging artists’ applications? Thank you, Nan Bobernac

    • Information for how to apply for our 2017 show will be posted on this website December 1st, 2016. The Emerging Artist Program is pilot project and may change from year to year.


2020 Artist Applications Open December 1st

Information for how to apply to our 2020 show will be posted here in late November-early December 2019.

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