• BEST OF SHOW IN CATEGORY $100 per category at Judges discretion

Looking forward to seeing y’all!

If you need additional information email Brenda Khozein at

Award Categories: 2D/3D; Drawing & Pastels; Acrylics & Oils; Photography; Watercolor; Ceramics; Glass; Metalworks; Jewelry; Wood; Sculpture; Fiber Art; Digital Art; Graphics & Printmaking

Categories maybe combined at judges discretion

General Information for New Artists

Q.    Do I need a tent?  If so, what kind of tent?

A.     YES.   Your tent must be white and able to occupy a 10×10 space or a 10×20 space.  Artists must abide by safety measures to ensure the booth tent is adequately secure in case of bad weather or strong winds.  Bring weights to secure the tent.  No stakes/ropes will be allowed.

Q.      What are the hours?

A.      Friday:  noon – 6 p.m. set-up

Saturday:   7:00 a.m.  9:30 a.m.  set-up – All vehicles must leave grounds no later than 9:30 a.m

Saturday:  10:00 a.m – 6:30 p.m.  Artists are free to stay open as music continues until 10:00 p.m.

Sunday    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Artists brunch at 9:00 a.m.)

NOTE: Artists must have a WCAF issued tag to enter the grounds to set-up.

Breakdown is after 4:00 pm on Sunday — no earlier.

Q.  How much does it cost for me to participate?

A.   Jury Fee:  $25.00 (non-refundable)

Booth Fee:  $125.00 for a 10×10 space –  $250.00 for a double booth space.  Artists must be present during the entire event and they must comply with all staff and uniformed security regarding site safety regulations.

Booth Sharing:  Two  artists may share a booth, each artist must pay a Jury fee of $25.00 (non-refundable).  Please designate one person responsible for paying for the booth fee.

NOTE: All artists’ booths are awarded by invitation or acceptance by jury to ensure the highest quality artwork. There is a non-refundable jury fee of $25. All work in a given medium will be judged together.

Jurors are looking for work that is well conceived, saleable, well executed, imaginative and unique. A wait-list is selected by the jury committee in the case of cancellations.

Booth Refund Policy

No refunds on booth fees after August 5, 2019 and we apologize in advance that we cannot make exceptions to this policy for any reason.

Q.   Is there Security?

A. Twenty-four hour limited security will be present on the grounds Friday through Sunday; however, vendors are responsible for the security of their booths and contents. We suggest you remove art, products, etc. from your booth each evening if they are not adequately protected i.e. in a closed walled tent. Waco Cultural Arts Fest and organizers are not responsible for stolen or damaged property, or accident or injury.

Q.   What types of art is accepted?

A.   Work can be in any fine art or fine craft medium and must be original.  Artists must submit an artist’s statement describing the process of how the art was created.  Reproductions of 2-D work must be clearly labeled “Reproduction”. Photographs must be original and signed by the artist.  The artist must own all the copyrights to all designs and images offered for sale. Prints exhibited by artists in the graphic/printmaking category must be limited editions (750) and properly signed and numbered. Ceramic work must be handmade by the artist.  If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each must be signed. Waco Cultural Arts Fest reserves the right to ask that work infringing the copyright of others to be removed from the booth.

NOTE: Artists must submit four, high-resolution digital images of current work.

Recommended Dimensions:  1920 pixels on the longest side.  Minimum 1400 pixels on the longest side.

File Format:  Save all images as Baseline Standard JPEG.

File Size:  JPEGs must be under 2.0 MB.

Color space:  Save images in RGB color space.

Instructions for uploading your digital images are available during the time of registration with EntryThingy.

Q.   Is there electricity?

A.   Through the generous support of the City of Waco Parks and Recreation Department, artists have access availability to 110v only at no additional charge.

Thanks, Brenda

Guidance for Image Submissions

Backgrounds: applies to all media categories

  • Steer away from distracting backgrounds.
  • If using a background, gradients and neutral colors work best.
  • People, pets, banners, etc., can take away from your work.

Lighting: applies to all media categories

  • Lighting is an important factor when photographing your work.
  • Be sure that your camera is set and white-balanced for your lighting conditions.
  • Small shifts of light can dramatically bring out the details in your work.
  • Play with different angles.
  • Avoid hot spots if at all possible.

Focus/ Clarity: applies to all media categories

  • Your images should be clear and in focus. This is especially critical with artwork that has fine detail.
  • The more textures and nuances the jurors can see, the more your craftsmanship will be appreciated and noticed.
  • Macro photography can significantly enhance jewelry images.

Perspective: especially applies to jewelry, craft, glass, 3D, fiber

  • Different angles can give off different moods and feelings for the artwork.
  • Experiment with various angles.
  • Take many photos so you have a variety to chose from.

Size: applies to all media categories

  • Use up the maximum amount of image space available in the 1920 x 1920 pixel limit.
  • Crop the image so there is not any unnecessary negative space in the image.

    Consistency: applies to all media categories

    Make sure that all of your images have a consistent feel and look.

    A consistent theme, lighting, background, subject, etc., will make your submission appear professional