National Garden Festival Annouces Call for Artists
Article Date: March 12 2012
Related Document: Visit-Buffalo-Niagara---Buffalo-Style-Garden-Art-Sale---03.12.12.pdf
BUFFALO, N.Y. - March 12, 2012 - The National Garden Festival has issued a call for artists for its inaugural Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale, Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, Buffalo, N.Y.
What is a Buffalo-style garden? According to Andrew Sprung of TheAtlantic.com's Daily Dish, "There are Japanese, English and Russian gardens, and what I would call Buffalo gardens- eclectic, funky mixes in which found objects and exotic-looking rooftops figure prominently."
With this definition in mind, organizers are seeking artists to sell garden- or nature-themed items, or works that can be displayed in a garden setting, in any medium - sculpture, plants, planters, metalwork, paintings, lighting, vintage signs, woodwork, architectural remnants, fountains, found art, jewelry, ceramics, etc.
The Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale will take place during, and in the footprint of, the Parkside Garden Tour, which includes more than 60 gardens in a beautiful and historic Buffalo neighborhood. In addition to the artist booths, the event will feature the WNY Hosta Society's Hosta Show and Judging and "Plant Society Avenue," a section with members of area garden societies who will be available to answer gardening questions.
Artists can apply online at www.nationalgardenfestival.com by March 31. The event is a fundraiser for the National Garden Festival and artists will be charged a $10 application fee, $50 booth fee and 10 percent of their sales from the event.
The 3rd annual National Garden Festival will take place from June 22 to July 29. This five-week-long garden party features 14 garden walks (including America's largest - Garden Walk Buffalo), bus tours, open gardens, workshops, speakers and the Front Yard Competition.
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