Call to Artists: The Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival is an annual festival held each April in Cottonwood, AZ and presented by Friends of the Verde River.

Each year artists are invited to submit images of original artwork reflecting the festival bird for consideration as the featured artist. The 2019 Festival Bird is the Cinnamon Teal.

The selected featured image will be used to promote the festival through print and online advertising as well as in promotional fundraising products that benefit Friends of the Verde River. The winning artist will receive a $100 award, promotional products that include their image, and a free 10 x 10 space in the vendor tent at the festival to exhibit and sell their artwork.

Up to four additional artists work will be selected for inclusion in the digital bird art section of the website and a greeting card collection. Each of the four selected artists will receive $25 and promotional products that include their image.

Deadline to apply: November 14, 2018
Selection notifications: November 19, 2018
High resolution images of selected artist’s work must be submitted by: November 26, 2018
(additional instructions will be provided to awarded artists.)

We use an online application system called Entry Thingy. Please use the login form below to apply.  There is NO charge for artists to apply.

Additional disclaimer: Selected artists will provide high resolution images, at least 300 dpi, and agree to allow Friends or the Verde River and The Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival full rights to use such image to promote and fundraise for the event and the organization.

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