FESTIVALS

MARCH 18 -20, 2022 @ 10am-5pm each day

 

The OUTDOOR ART SHOW is located on the grounds of the Eastern Shore Art Center and the surrounding downtown area of Fairhope, Alabama on Oak and Section Streets. It is within walking distance to Mobile Bay, many specialty shops and restaurants. This is a cultural and social highlight for the Gulf Coast and attracts more than 250,000 visitors!

 

The art show has included prestigious, international and regional fine artists for the past 47 years. This year, Eastern Shore Art Center will accept an exclusive selection of renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers to attract the most respected art dealers, collectors, interior designers and art enthusiasts. 

 

ATTENTION ARTISTS: We are now taking applications for the ESAC Outdoor Art Show in March 2022! The deadline is November 1st. Apply online at the link below:

2021 ARTISTS

First Name Last Name Business Name Business Website Medium Category
Rocky Broome Rocky Broome Porcelain Pottery https://Www.rockyspots.com Ceramics
Ed Brownlee edsware Ceramics
Steve Burrow Sea Oat Studio Ceramics
Kris and Al Clement Clement Clayworks https://ClementClayworks.square.site Ceramics
Paul Hofrenning Shino pottery Ceramics
Greg Lathrop B & G Pottery Ceramics
Dawson Morgan Dawson Morgan Ceramic Works of Art www.dawsonmorgan.com Ceramics
Susan Rodrigue Handmade Pottery by Susan Rodrigue https://handmadepotterybysusanrodrigue.com Ceramics
Andy Smith Ceramics
Maria Spies www.maria-pots.com Ceramics
Lisa Tantillo Calou Calay https://www.caloucalay.com Ceramics
Harry Welsch wellman and welsch pottery http://wellmanandwelschpottery.com Ceramics
Andrew Wender Wender Pottery http://www.wenderpottery.com Ceramics
John Davis Artific Designs johnhcdavis.com Drawing and Graphics (includes Pastels)
Megan Austin MD Design www.MDJewelryDesign.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Caleb Barnaby Caleb Barnaby Designs https://www.calebbarnabydesigns.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Liz Bock Luna Portenia Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/lunaportenia Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Michael Bonardi Trittello http://www.trittello.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Douglas Brandow Deep Rock Mining Co https://deeprockmining.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Spirit and Samuel Bush www.spiritlala.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Juan Carlos and Nuris Cahue jc arts Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Gayle Campbell www.gaylesoriginals.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Evie Davis shabbybutchic Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Chrissy Doolen May-n-Ais https://www.instagram.com/artfullyinspired/ Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Catherine Goolsby www.JewelryAndMetalsmithing.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Charlene Heilman Designs by Char https://charleneheilmansglass.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Leigh Ann Hurst Leigh Ann Hurst Handcrafted Jewelry www.leighannhurst.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Suzanne Juneau www.psjuneau.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Kerry Leasure http://Www.hereachickthereachick.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Mark Mallia Woodarts www.mmallia.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Heather Mcdurmon Halo Fabric and Dye www.Instagram.com/halofabricanddye Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Gloria McRoberts HANG-UPS STUDIO www.hangupsstudio.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Roger & Renae Poer Designs by R & R https://www.etsy.com/shop/designsbyrandr Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Ellen Rodgers Ellen’s Designs Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
A. Denise Rollings-Martin Lilygirl Original Wearable Art www.lilygirlart.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Laura Stacy Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Jason Stoddard Jason Stoddard Designs https://www.jasonstoddarddesigns.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Emre Tekeli Tekeli Designs Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Holly Vaughn Holly Vaughn LLC Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Mike Venghaus Molten Glass Designs inc. https://hwww.moltenglassdesigns.com Fine Craft (includes Fine Jewelry)
Marian Baker Blockhead Arts Www.marianbakerstudio.com Mixed Media
Melanie Blackerby Melanie Blackerby Studio & Gallery www.melanieblackerby.coM Mixed Media
Suzi Eveleth Wine designs www.Suziswinedesigns.com Mixed Media
Fred Fisher www.aquatic-impressions.com Mixed Media
Sarah Mason Sarah Mason Art https://sarahmasonart.com Mixed Media
Yvonne Miller https://yvonnemiller.bigcartel.com Mixed Media
Lisa Morales Lisa Morales Mixed Media https://www.lisamoralesmixedmedia.com Mixed Media
Chawn Murrah www.chawnmurrah.com Mixed Media
Paul Nikitchenko vnpgallery Mixed Media
Babs Schnabl Windows to the Garden www.windowstothegarden.com Mixed Media
Diane Vest Junkyard Bots www.copperturtles.com Mixed Media
Michael Banks Painting
Bill Billingsley Painting
Joey Blazek blazekdesign, LLC www.blazekfineart.com Painting
Jenny Bullard Jenny Bullard Art Painting
Nick Cantrell Batik Watercolors www.nickcantrell.com Painting
Shelby Dillon Shelby Dillon Studio https://www.shelbydillonstudio.com Painting
Dennis Heckler Dennis Heckler Paintings www.dennishecklerpaintings.com Painting
Brandon King Brandon King Studio Painting
Molly McGuire Magwire Art LLC www.magwireart.com Painting
Mary Pasieka http://marypasieka.com Painting
Kathy Schumacher Kathy Schumacher Art https://www.kathyschumacherart.com Painting
Joseph Sheffield Something Southern Art Painting
Karron Troil Karron Troil Art https://karrontroil.com/ Painting
Gyl Turner Gyl Turner Art https://gylturnerartist.com Painting
Terri Vogl https://artbyterrivogl.com Painting
Colette Waite www.artcolette.com Painting
C.W. Banfield The Wilderness Gallery www.thewildernessgallery.com Photography
Stewart Rein Stewart Rein Photography https://stewartreinphotography.com Photography
Jason Stoddart https://jasonstoddart.com Photography
Ted Armulowicz www.paragonwoods.com Sculpture
Sean Corner Sean Corner Sculptures www.seancorner.com Sculpture
Steven Dark pottery central www.stevendark.com Sculpture
Pat Juneau www.psjuneau.com Sculpture
Tim Kuhlman Sculpture
Janice and Rick Moore tjrartworks Sculpture
Josh Price www.contrivedcuriosities.com Sculpture
Kevin Spotswood spotswoodworks Sculpture

 

Artist List subject to change. Map will be available closer to festival weekend. 

2021 SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 AWARD SPONSORS

Each year the Eastern Shore Art Center awards $10,000 in prizes to artists made possible by the generosity of our sponsors.

 

Isabel Jackson Best of Show Award $2500
In memory of former ESAC Board President & Outdoor Art Show Chair, Isabel Jackson

 

Bob Mullican Award First Place Award $1500
Sponsored by Hargrove Foundation
In memory of long time Co-Chair of the Outdoor Art Show and arts supporter, Bob Mullican

 

Painting – First Place $500
Sponsored by Prestwood Law Firm

 

Photography – First Place $500
Sponsored in honor of Mary Van Antwerp by Torrey Van Antwerp Dekeyser, Mary Alden Van Antwerp and Nancy Van Antwerp Shaneyfelt

 

Drawing & Graphics – First Place $500
Sponsored by Long’s A/C & Refrigeration

 

Sculpture – First Place $500
Sponsored by Barbara Casey in honor of Fran Faust Slade

 

Edith Harwell Ceramics – First Place $500
Sponsored by Gaye Lindsey

 

Mixed Media – First Place $500
Sponsored in memory of Frederick Alan Marchman by Elizabeth Edgar, Robert Marchman and Louise Meredith

 

Fine Craft & Fine Jewelry – First Place $500
Sponsored by Renee & Mike Wilber in honor of Tut Riddick

 

Merit Awards – $300 each in all categories
Made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

 

2021 JUDGES

AMY ECHOLS is the Executive Director of Kentuck Art Center and Festival in Historic Downtown Northport, Alabama. The award-winning festival and art center, featured in Smithsonian Magazine and Southern Living, engages thousands of children and adults in art and cultural activities. Kentuck brings an annual $5 million economic impact to the community as visitors from across the nation come to soak in the Kentuck experience.

Amy earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in art history from Auburn University. She worked with The Warner Art Collection of Gulf States Paper, and served as Jon Warner’s private art collection manager and curator before joining Kentuck. She actively seeks ways to engage community with the arts in support of artists. Amy is a member of the boards of both the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission and the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce. Her service on the City of Tuscaloosa’s Public Arts committee and Elevate Parks and Recreation subcommittee allows her to contribute to positive cultural change within the community.

 

Public relations/marketing professional and painter BECKY BOOKER traces her first appreciation of art to a childhood fascination with her grandmother’s crewel embroidery and with an aunt’s collections from abroad. Becky’s love of travel has connected her firsthand with art experiences that have shaped her perspective and appreciation of arts and culture. She studied oil painting with Judy Buckley and has workshopped with the Cumberland Society of Painters, Robert Johnson, and O’Conner Art Studio. In 2019, she shared her talents as one of four artists to create the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Quilt under the direction of internationally known quilter Yvonne Wells

Becky has served as an officer and board member of the Kentuck Art Center over the past decade and is an enthusiastic art supporter and collector. She is honored to serve as a judge for the 49th Annual Outdoor Art Show in 2021.

DIRECTIONS

If you are traveling along Interstate 10, take Exit 35 and head south on US Highway 98. Continue following US Highway 98 for approximately 10 miles. Upon entering Fairhope on US Highway 98, also known as Greeno Road, you may turn right onto Fairhope Avenue and head west into Downtown Fairhope. The festival is located on the streets of Downtown Fairhope.

 

Please do not block parking lots & driveways of the area businesses. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

PARKING/ SHUTTLES

UPDATE: For the 2021 festivals, there will be shuttles provided on SATURDAY and SUNDAY ONLY by Hot Wheels Skate Center. Pickup located at the Fairhope Recreation Center/Volanta Park, 803 N Greeno Rd. $5 per person to ride. 9:30a.m. until 5:30p.m.

PARKING will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the public parking garage off of North Church Street and on the street. Please pay attention to no parking signs during the Festival and do not block driveways.

Parking is free in the City Parking Garage and all downtown City parking lots. Additional free parking can be found at:
• St. Lawrence Catholic Church
• Fairhope 1st Baptist Church
• Fairhope United Methodist Church (donation asked for mission trips)
• Fairhope Elementary School West (Saturday and Sunday only)

HANDICAP PARKING will be located in downtown Fairhope on Bancroft behind the Fairhope Museum of History, behind the Fairhope Public Library and in the Civic Center across the street from the Art Center. It will be available on a first come, first serve basis. There is also limited on-street handicap parking and in the parking deck on North Church Street.

In the event your car is towed during the Festival, please call Tony’s Towing Service at 251-928-7334. The City and Festival Committees make every effort not to tow vehicles but it may be necessary if a driveway or residence is blocked or if your vehicle interferes with the Festival activities.

 

BIKE VALET
The Festival will have a FREE bike valet in front of the library. They will be open during festival hours. This is for people who ride their bikes to the festival – bikes are not permitted inside the festival.
GOLF CARTS / BIKES / SEGWAYS / SCOOTERS /SKATEBOARDS / PETS
Bikes, segways, skateboards, scooters, pets and golf carts are not permitted inside the festival area.

INFORMATION

Information can be picked up at the Eastern Shore Art Center at 401 Oak Street. The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Information booth will be at Fairhope and Section.

 

RESTROOMS
Port-o-Lets are located throughout the downtown area. Indoor public restrooms are located within the Civic Center and the Welcome Center. The Eastern Shore Art Center will NOT have public restrooms.

 

Not permitted inside the festival: 
Bikes, segways, skateboards, scooters, pets and golf carts.

Where else can you find our Festival?

Greg Lawler’s Art Fair Sourcebook

 

They list nearly 1000 art fairs, art shows, art festivals and craft shows. Art fair listings, craft show listings, and festival listings for the 600 top-selling events with detailed critiques and sales-based ratings. AFSB is the ultimate guide to juried art and craft shows nationwide! It now includes hundreds of additional unrated shows.

ArtFairCalendar.com: Fine Art Fairs and Craft Show Event Listings

 

Free art show and craft fairs calendar and email list for art festivals across the U.S. Join our free art fair email list!

Sunshine Artist Magazine

 

America’s Premier Art & Craft Show Magazine

Where The Shows Are!!!

 

The Professional Guide to Art and Craft Shows for the Eastern USA.

Fairhope Website Services