Southwest Dallas Arts Festival

 

10th Annual Southwest Dallas Arts Festival

Faith Bible Church is proud to announce the 10th Annual Dallas Arts Festival.  Our desire is to create an opportunity to join together as a part of the Great Southwest Dallas Community! The 2019 theme is: Messengers. Visual art and poetry will be juried and cash prizes will be awarded based on interpretation of the theme and artistic execution. The Southwest Dallas Arts Festival is open to all artists as part of the Great Southwest Dallas Community.

Festival Dates

  • April 26 Art Delivery 6-8pm (All work must be delivered in person to Faith Bible Church)
  • April 27 Art Delivery 9-11am (All work must be delivered in person to Faith Bible Church)
  • May 4 Opening Night / Awards 6-8pm
    • 6pm Reception opens
    • 7pm Awards Presentation
  • May 5 Arts Festival Services
  • May 18 Art Pick-up 9am-11am
  • May 19 Art Pick-up All work must be picked up by Sunday, May 19th at noon. Please make the necessary arrangements to pick up your art.

Official Guidelines

Sections

  • Adults - College and up
  • Youth - Junior High and High School
  • Children - K-6th Grade

Categories

  • Works on canvas (oil, acrylic, etc.)
  • Works on paper (watercolor, pastel, drawing, mixed media, printmaking)
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Poetry

Requirements

Visual Art Requirements

  • Must be appropriately framed
  • Ready for mounting or installation
  • May not exceed 72 inches in any direction
  • Pedestals must be provided with sculpture, if needed

Poetry Requirements

  • Submit during art drop-off dates:  Printed on white paper & famed under glass.
  • Email poem to
  • Poetry will be hung in the gallery spaces with visual art.

The Southwest Dallas Arts Festival reserves the right to exclude any entry that: cannot be hung or installed, cannot be easily moved, is damaged or wet upon receipt, or is not presentable in a family setting.

Entry Fees

  • Adults - $20/1st entry, $10/2nd entry
  • Youth - $15/1st entry, $10/2nd entry
  • Children - $10/entry

Visual Arts Jury

All art work will be juried by the Art & Faith Life Group Jury Committee.  Each section (Adults, Youth, and Children) will be juried by separate jury committees and prizes awarded.

Art work will be juried based primarily on the artist's response to the 2019 theme Messengers.

Poetry Jury

Poems will be juried by a team composed of members of the Art & Faith Life Group.  Poems will be juried primarily on the artist's response to the 2019 theme Messengers.

Arts and Faith LifeGroup:

In the meantime, if you are looking for fellowship and discussion concerning the intersection of our faith with the Arts, please consider joining our Arts and Faith LifeGroup. For more information please e-mail .