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CALL TO ARTISTS

July 24, 2015

DESIGN CONTEST FOR THE 52ND
ANNUAL CEDAR KEY ARTS FESTIVAL
OLD FLORIDA CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
to be held April 9 and 10, 2016.
 
Send your entries to cedarkeyartsfestival.com.
Deadline July 31, 2015.
Maximum of two entries per artist.
Theme:  Vintage Cedar Key

Any medium may be featured, but use a jpg of the item for design which will be featured on our poster, tee-shirts, and postcards as a promotion for next year’s event.

Questions?  Amy Gernhardt 352 215 2096   

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APR 15 DC Call to Artists 1

CALL TO ARTISTS

May 7, 2015

DESIGN CONTEST FOR THE 52ND
ANNUAL CEDAR KEY ARTS FESTIVAL
OLD FLORIDA CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
to be held April 9 and 10, 2016.
 
Send your entries to cedarkeyartsfestival.com.
Deadline July 31, 2015.
Maximum of two entries per artist.
Theme:  Vintage Cedar Key

Any medium may be featured, but use a jpg of the item for design which will be featured on our poster, tee-shirts, and postcards as a promotion for next year’s event.

Questions?  Amy Gernhardt 352 215 2096   

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APR 15 DC Call to Artists 1

CALL TO ARTISTS

May 7, 2015

DESIGN CONTEST FOR THE 52ND
ANNUAL CEDAR KEY ARTS FESTIVAL
OLD FLORIDA CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
to be held April 9 and 10, 2016.
 
Send your entries to cedarkeyartsfestival.com.
Deadline July 31, 2015.
Maximum of two entries per artist.
Theme:  Vintage Cedar Key

Any medium may be featured, but use a jpg of the item for design which will be featured on our poster, tee-shirts, and postcards as a promotion for next year’s event.

Questions?  Amy Gernhardt 352 215 2096   

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APR 15 DC Call to Artists 1

CALL TO ARTISTS

April 15, 2015

DESIGN CONTEST FOR THE 52ND
ANNUAL CEDAR KEY ARTS FESTIVAL
OLD FLORIDA CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
to be held April 9 and 10, 2016.
Send your entries to cedarkeyartsfestival.com.
Deadline July 31, 2015.
Maximum of two entries per artist.
Theme:  Vintage Cedar Key

Any medium may be featured, but use a jpg of the item for design which will be featured on our poster, tee-shirts, and postcards as a promotion for next year’s event.

Questions?  Amy Gernhardt 352 215 2096   

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MAR 30 OFCA 2015 Winners CORRECTED

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 2015 OLD FLORIDA CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
WHAT IT MEANS TO GO GREEN!

March 8, 2015

Since 2010, when the Cedar Key Arts Center agreed to become the Coordinating Sponsor for the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, the idea of putting on an ever-greener event has been in place.  Over the years numerous steps have been take, but this year the coordinators agreed it was time to commit  to putting on a sustainable event.

As many of you may remember, in 2011 the first “central” waste station in the park was set up.  Manned by members of the newly formed Energy Advisory Panel (EAP), festival goers were encouraged to help separate Recyclables from Landfill Waste as they learned more about the new Cedar Key Recycling program from volunteers. Over the next couple of years Cedar Key School Students, earning credits toward the Environmental Scholarship set up by the EAP, took over the Central Waste Station at both the Fall and Spring Festivals and added Compost Containers in addition to the recycling and trash containers.

Last Spring, when the OFCA Working Committee decided on the 2015 festival theme, Seeing the Art in Nature, the committee agreed that it was time to move to the next level and plan a Sustainable Event with the goal of minimizing all landfill waste.  Together with the Cedar Key Lions Club, who is responsible for coordinating all non-profit food & informational vendors in the park for both festivals, the committee has worked step by step over the last year to pursue its goal of minimizing landfill waste, maximizing composting and recycling, and applying the principals of REDUCE, REUSE, RETHINK, & REPURPOSE to the numerous decisions that affect festival coordination.  Here are some of the things we’ve done.

Signs made for the 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival were worded so they could be used for the Seafood Festival and other City Events as needed.

Name Badges were collected on Sunday afternoon from Volunteers and Artists so they could be used year after year.

Environmental Stewardship Awards were presented by the Lions Cub to Food Booths that made the transition to all recyclable or compostable products for the 2014 Fall Seafood Festival

Electronic communication was used whenever possible for all committee and artist communications. When paper copies were necessary front-back copying was preferred and paper products were chosen that were either from recycled paper or companies that take part in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Bulk sources for recyclable/compostable items were identified and shared with the non-profit groups in addition to bulk purchasing of utensils (SPORKS) to minimize cost.

Festival T-shirts were purchased from Ecoconcious, a company that uses 100% organic cotton and makes a donation to Environmental non-profit organizations when Blended materials are used.

Additional containers to facilitate composting and recycling were purchased and new signage was added. In addition, efforts will be made to make sure containers are emptied regularly during the event. 

The GOAL, “no landfill waste”, is lofty and the committee knows it will take more time and effort to apply the same principles to the entire venue and work toward similar cooperative efforts with local businesses and visiting artists, but as we all have heard – IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN!

By Bev Ringenberg, OFCA Event Coordinator

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Purchase Award Program Information
 
WHO and WHAT IS A PURCHASE AWARD PATRON?  A purchase award patron is anyone who wants to help the festival by committing ahead of time to “go shopping” at the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in April each year. Patrons can be business owners, individuals or even someone who decides to buy a Purchase Award as a gift for a friend or family member (essentially a “Gift Certificate” to buy art).
 
WHY DOES IT MAKE OUR FESTIVAL BETTER EACH YEAR?  
A well-funded purchase award program demonstrates community support for the festival.  When artists are deciding which festivals to participate in each year they often look at the amount money committed to purchase awards in prior years.  A strong Purchase Award Program attracts top artists and creates loyalty in our most popular artists.  This in turn improves the quality of art displayed at the festival and consequently strengthens Cedar Key’s reputation as a destination for art enthusiasts, thus bringing visitors and support to our island community throughout the year.
 
In addition, since 10% of your Purchase Award pledge becomes a tax-deductible contribution to the festival, Purchase Award Patrons help ensure the long term success and survival of the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts.  All, while having fun shopping!
 
HOW DOES IT WORK? 
Purchase Awards are sold before the festival in denominations of $250 (each with a buying power of $225).  The week prior to festival, Purchase Award Coupons are distributed and patrons have all weekend to choose a piece of artwork and make their purchases directly from the artist using the coupons. Coupons can be combined with other forms of payment or patrons can receive “change” from the artist. If a patron cannot find anything they like, the festival will refund the coupon price (minus the 10% donation).
 
OTHER PATRON PERKS:
Patrons receive an invitation to the Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony at the Cedar Key Arts Center Sculpture Garden Saturday evening, 5:00-6:30 pm and a big ribbon to give to the artist when a purchase is made.  Artists are proud to display these ribbons in their tents.
In addition, Patrons are recognized in festival week publications.
 
For additional information
Call 352-543-5400 or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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Old Florida Celebration of the Arts
Makes America's Best Arts Fairs
Top 50 List
 
The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts was voted in the top 50 juried
fine arts fairsin the country in the 2nd annual readers survey administered
in October by ArtFairCalendar.com.
 
Cedar Key's Annual Spring Arts Festival, planned for March 28 & 29, 2015,
received recognition both as one of the top 5 Southern Art Fairs
and one of the top 5 Smaller Art Fairs.
 
For more information about the event got to CedarKeyArtsFestival.com
or to find out more about the survey go to ArtFairCalendar.com.
 
 
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