Enter the Celtic Fest Brigit Art Show & Competition. The theme is Celtic inspired art in whatever way that speaks to you.
One of the many things we celebrate about St. Brigit is her patronage of the arts. As abbess of the joint monastery in Kildare, Ireland she founded a school of art where metal work and manuscript illumination was taught. The Kildare scriptorium is the place where the beautiful, but lost Book of Kildare (akin to the Book of Kells) was created.
In acknowledgement of St. Brigit’s love for the arts, we are excited to have the Art Show return as part of Celtic Fest Brigit 2019. Adults and children alike will create Celtic pieces of art that will be on display in the sanctuary of St. Brigit Episcopal Church. Prizes will be awarded for "People's Choice" winners chosen by the attendees as well as the selections of the judges. The rules and application form are below. You may access a printable application form by pressing the button. The application and fee of $10 per piece for adults or $5 for children under 13 may be submitted on line or in person by September 23, 2019. Payment may be by cash or check to 110 Johnson St., Frederick, CO 80530 or by credit card or Paypal below.
THEME: CELTIC-INSPIRED ART
All entries must have a Celtic theme, in whatever way that speaks to you. Sources of inspiration might be Irish or Scottish landscapes, Celtic music, legends, or history.
Celtic Fest Brigit especially encourages you to research Celtic symbols for inspiration for your pieces.
Artists may enter up to three pieces, with a $10 entry fee for each adult piece and $5 for each piece submitted by a child.
Categories & Awards:
Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of four categories, with gift certificate prizes for 1st Place winners. Categories are:
· People’s Choice Award Age 13 Years and Above
· People’s Choice Award Age 12 Years and Under
· Celtic Fest Brigit Committee Award Age 13 Years and Above
· Celtic Fest Brigit Committee Award Age 12 Years and Under
People’s Choice voting will be from 11:00am - 4:00pm on Festival day.
1st Place winners will be invited to display their winning piece at St. Brigit’s for one month, and return it for display at the subsequent year’s Celtic Fest Brigit, if they (and/or their buyers) would like.
Sales of Art:
You may choose to have your art for sale, (although this is not required,) with 30% of the purchase price going to support Celtic Fest Brigit . Celtic Fest Brigit will handle sales and artists will be paid within one week of festival day. Buyers will be able to pick up their purchases from 6pm to 8pm on festival day, or at another time by arrangement.
Contact information for the artist should be on the back of the piece (or bottom if it's free-standing) only.
· Entry form and payment due, on-line or in person, by Monday, Sept 23, 2019
· Deliver your art on:
o Wednesday, Sept 25th, 2:00-5:00pm or
o Thursday Sept 26th, 4:00-7:00pm. No late deliveries accepted.
· Delivery location is the Celtic Fest Brigit grounds; St. Brigit Episcopal Church, 110 Johnson St, Frederick, CO 80530.
· Art pick-up will be at the end of Celtic Fest Brigit; 6pm to 8pm on Saturday Sept 28th, or at another time by arrangement.