Visual Fringe looking for artists (and arts-lovers)

Anna McCambridge-Thomas, who produces the annual, unjuried visual-arts show at the Orlando Fringe, is looking for artists to participate. If you sell your work, you get all the proceeds (although there’s an entrance fee to be part of the show). Drop-off dates are May 13 and 14. Here’s the whole story from the festival:

Visual Fringe Reunites Artists with Fab Venue

Twenty years of performing-arts fabulousness brings Central Florida’s visual artists together again to exhibit, promote and sell their work. Visual Fringe is the portion of the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival dedicated to visual art. Like the theatre portion of the festival, Visual Fringe is uncensored, unjuried and 100% of the money made in sales is given to the artists.

The 2011 Visual Fringe will feature both emerging artists and well-known, established artists, mainly from Central Florida. It offers Fringegoers a chance to see artwork they do not normally have access to and also features artists creating their work live in the gallery. A primary goal of Visual Fringe is for patrons and artists to interact, so feel free to chat and get to know your local artists when viewing or purchasing their work.

The official Visual Fringe Opening event is scheduled for Wednesday May 18 at 6:15 p.m. in the Patrons’ Room (aka the Round Room) inside Lowndes Shakespeare Center. It immediately precedes the Fringe Gala performances.

During the festival, if you see something you like and would like to purchase it, go to the Visual Fringe table inside the Patrons’ Room. It will be easy to find with a sign that reads: “Talk Art, Buy Art.” If you are unable to locate a Visual Fringe Volunteer, ask any Fringe volunteer to help you. Remember, 100% of money made goes back to the artists.

Interested parties may contact Visual Fringe Producer Anna McCambridge-Thomas at for more information.

Call for Artists:

All media of artwork are encouraged: painting, photography, sculpture, multi-media, installation, drawing, collage, jewelry, conceptual, abstract, figurative, pastoral, comedic, you name it.

All artwork(s) must be gallery-ready, meaning (if two-dimensional) matted, glassed, framed, and a sturdy hanger wire on back. (Framing does not apply to paintings on stretched canvas) Three-dimensional work requires the artist supply proper base for display. All artists and collectors must pick up their artwork on Monday, May 30, 2011, (Memorial Day) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Artists must submit the application fee and form (found on the Visual Fringe page of the Orlando Fringe website) in person when dropping off artwork.

There are two submission dates: Friday, May 13 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 from noon-6 p.m. All artwork, application and fees should be brought to the artist check-in table in the lobby of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center at 812 E. Rollins St.

No submissions will be accepted outside these times.

This year, the Visual Fringe has changed its application fee structure. The application fees now adjust on a sliding scale based on the price of each artwork as follows:

  • For submission(s) priced from $1 to $39.99, the fee is $10 for one, $15 for two.
  • For submission(s) priced from $40 to $174.99, the fee is $35 for one, $40 for two.
  • For submission(s) priced at $175 or more, the fee is $50 for one, $55 for two.
  • If two submissions are in different tiers, the higher price will apply.

One response to “Visual Fringe looking for artists (and arts-lovers)

  1. Thank you so much for posting this, Betsey!