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2017 Artists Invitation (2D and 3D Visual Art)

Applications are open on (Deadline April 30, 2017)

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Join us in celebrating the 48th year of An Occasion for the Arts!

This competitive juried art show brings together the work of talented fine artists from around the country and the Tidewater patrons who love it. Each year, our ambition is to be the best show we can for those exhibiting with us, and our commitment to our exhibitors is to balance the show in a way that showcases your work as unique and provides the potential for sales. With hundreds of top art shows to choose from each year, we are thrilled that you are considering An Occasion for the Arts as a showcase for your talents.

How to Apply

    • All 2D and 3D artists must apply online through  All images for judging must be uploaded into your ZAPP profile. No slides, CDs of images, or other envelopes, packages or boxes will be reviewed.
    • We encourage artists to prepare images to meet ZAPP requirements prior to uploading them to your ZAPP profile. Visit this link to the ZAPP Help Center to learn about Image Preparation.
  • Each application must include five (5) images: four (4) of artwork and one (1) of booth display.
  • The application fee is thirty-five dollars ($35), and is non-refundable. Please pay with a credit card via ZAPPlication®. Payment must be received by the application deadline of Sunday, April 30, 2017 (midnight EST). Submit one application per category.

Thank you for your interest. Should you have questions, please feel free to correspond with me at the email address below. You have our best wishes toward planning your art show season!

Contact Info

Leo Charette
(p) 757-565-7585

Executive Director
An Occasion for the Arts