The Mansfield Downtown Partnership’s Festival on the Green committee invites you to participate in its fifth annual Juried Art Show. This year’s Festival on the Green will be held Sunday, September 23,2012 from noon to 5 pm. As in 2011, the event will be held in the front parking lots of E.O. Smith High School (if it rains, the Festival will be held inside the school). This new location proved to be popular with both Festival participants and attendees, and we look forward to another large crowd this year.

This will be the ninth year residents have gathered to “Celebrate Mansfield” at the Festival on the Green! Last year, thousands of people enjoyed local food, hands-on games and activities, and live music from Slavic Soul Party!. Planning is already underway to make this year’s Festival a special event for all ages to enjoy.

The Juried Art Show is a main attraction at the Festival on the Green. The Festival on the Green Juried Art Show is a wonderful opportunity for local artists to share their work with the community and to participate in the annual celebration. The show also provides the opportunity for community members to enjoy fine art created by their friends and neighbors. Please consider submitting your own work and encourage other artists to participate as well.

The Festival on the Green Juried Art Show will be displayed in a 20’ by 20’ tent. The artwork will be showcased on linen tablecloths, freestanding easels, pedestals, or hung on display panels. The placement of the artwork will be planned to best display individual pieces and to coordinate all of the exhibited pieces. Artist biographies and/or statements will be displayed near the exhibit piece(s). The tent will be anchored to an asphalt surface and will have weather-tight sides to protect the artwork from the elements as needed. If it rains, the Festival on the Green will be held inside E.O. Smith High School.

The initial review and selection of pieces to be exhibited will be conducted by the Festival’s art subcommittee.A jury will review the selected pieces and award prizes for the following: Best in Show($250), First ($125), Second ($100), and Third ($75). The jury for the 2012 show has yet to be determined. A copy of the prospectus follows.~ The Festival on the Green will be Sunday, September 23, 2012.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE JURIED ART SHOW  PLEASE CONTACT THE MANSFIELD DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP FOR GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORM. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS AUGUST 17TH 2012.