2019 Corsicana Artist Studio Tour
November 2, 2019
About The Tour
The Corsicana Artist Studio Tour (CAST) is a day-long open studio event where working artists will have their studios open to the public. This self-guided art event will be free to the public and provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists of Corsicana and the surrounding area in their creative spaces.
The mission of CAST is to promote working artists and artisans, support the visual arts and art education – to provide an alternative context for the public to view and purchase art – to benefit our community by building a reputation for our region as an arts destination.
Our goal is to educate, inspire and sell original works of art in the unique environment provided by the studio setting. Visitors are invited in to your working studios to talk to you about your creative process and how your art is evolving ¬– to watch you work.
The studio tour will feature artists working throughout the city of Corsicana.
Submission Requirements – CAST is open to visual artists and artisans working in media including: painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media, papermaking, woodcarving, digital art, jewelry, textile arts, art glass and more. Mass-produced crafts, gift items or items not created by the artist will not be accepted.
Location – CAST takes place in artists’ studios, home studios and other approved exhibit spaces. Emphasis is on working spaces (as opposed to spaces for exhibition only), to provide visitors with creative background and atmosphere.
Who Can Apply? CAST is open to both artists in the Corsicana downtown and city area and artists that are further out. Artists with homes and/or studios located in Corsicana are encouraged to show in their studios, and to share their show sites with others. If you are not sure if your venue qualifies, please call or email for confirmation. Commercial, retail or other public venues are discouraged.
Artists from Outside the Immediate Area – If you live outside of Corsicana but within Navarro County, you are encouraged to apply. If your studio is too far out for the public to travel on the tour, the planning committee will work with you to help find a location to show your work.
Artists Must be Present to Participate – Artists must be present at their show/studio site from 10am to 5pm, Saturday November 2, 2019. Artists who are unable to participate for the full hours of the show should not apply.
Demonstration and Visitor Engagement – One of our goals as an organization is to educate the public about the creative process and the importance of art in our culture – Corsicana. In addition to displaying and selling their work, participating artists are expected to demonstrate aspects of their process. Information and scheduling for time-specific demonstrations will be included in the tour catalog or addendum.
The Jury Process – Submissions are juried to ensure a high level of quality in the work offered during the event. The jury is composed of artists and art professionals who will vary from year to year. Artists will be contacted by email after the jury convenes, regarding their participation in the event.
CAST Map – The tour is free. A Tour Map is a directory of participating artists, information on attending the show, and a guide for visitors to the locations of show sites. Visitors create their own agenda based on the artists they want to see, and tour the various show sites during the hours of the event. All participating artists will be represented in the map and brochure with a “working” studio photo and a thumbnail of representative piece of artwork. Maps/brochures will be made available online and at convenient area locations.
Cost – The total cost to participate as an artist in Corsicana Artist Studio Tour is $75.00. Fees cover advertising costs (print and digital) and signage.
What is included?
• Promotion of your studio and demonstration times on www. corsicanaartiststudiotour.com
• Digital/print version map of CAST
• Listing of Open Studio Tour details in event program, and in selected print advertising
• Advertising of CAST event in NOW Magazine
• Listing of CAST on local/regional calendars
• Press Releases to local/regional news publications
• Promotional materials:
Brochure listing each artist and map of tour
Participating artist website presence
CAST street directional display signage
• Social media outreach
• Promotional materials available at appropriate areas
• Attendee check-in lists (to use during your open studio day to gather valuable marketing information)
• Post-event survey and economic impact data information
How To Submit – Complete the CAST Application Form found at www.corsicanaartiststudiotour.com. Submit along with 2-5 low resolution images of your studio environment and your artwork. If you are selected to participate in the tour, you will need 1 good quality high resolution image of your studio or work space and 1-2 of your art work.
TIME LINE Please keep this time line for your records
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION BEGINS July 15
APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE August 30
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE August 25
PARTICIPATION FEE DUE - $75 September 1
PARTICIPATING ARTIST MEETING October ??
CORSICANA ARTIST STUDIO TOUR November 2
POST EVENT EVAL – PLAN 2020 CAST January 2020