Call for Artists: 2023 Annual Pelham Art Festival

Images (left to right): Dahlia Queen by Sheila Vander Wier. L’il Rascal by Laura Kroesebergen.

Call for Artists: 36th Annual Pelham Art Festival

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023
In-Person Festival: May 12 – 14, 2023 at the Meridian Community Centre, Fonthill, Ontario
Online Festival: May 8 – 18, 2023 at

Pelham Art Festival jurors welcome individual artists and artisans working in all painting, photography, sculpture, glass, wood, textiles, jewellery & more to submit their application for the juried 36th annual in-person and online Pelham Art Festival.

Artists have the choice to sell their new work in-person at the Meridian Community Centre, at PAF Online, or both! When the application choice is for BOTH, there is no additional Online Festival cost.

Pelham Art Festival accepts 80% original artworks and 20% may be reproductions such as giclée or limited-edition prints. All works must be hand-made by the artist. Machine-made or mass-produced works are not permitted and will result in automatic disqualification. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork created within the last three years.

Artists and artisans benefit by making sales, meeting new clients and artwork exposure. Every effort is made through a robust marketing campaign to help you promote and sell your artwork, and for art lovers to see and purchase pieces they choose both in-person and online!

Artists and artisans are invited to submit their application for the juried 36th Annual Pelham Art Festival beginning November 1, 2022. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2023.

To learn more about how to apply today, see our Call for Artists page.

Images (left to right): Georgian Bay by Chris Hominuk. Manitoba Maple Natural Edge Burl Bowl by James Pook.

About the Pelham Art Festival
The Pelham Art Festival, now in its 36th year, is a not-for-profit corporation and is recognized as one of the premier spring Art Festivals in Ontario. We host nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and welcome thousands of visitors, art lovers and collectors to the Festival every year. Collectively, our visitors spend over $50,000 annually on buying art, contributing to the economic prosperity of the participating artists and the cultural vibrancy of Pelham.

The festival is a fundraising event, and artists/artisans donate back 15% of their sales. We are a proud community sponsor of Pelham Public Libraries and the arts.

Festival proceeds benefit the Pelham libraries and provide annual scholarships to graduating Pelham students pursuing post-secondary studies in fine arts from E.L. Crossley Secondary School, Notre Dame College School. The festival also supports various community arts projects.

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