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Artists can apply to La Quinta Arts Festival under a dozen different media categories. Curious to learn which category is your best fit? See Media Category Tips for Artists.


Debra Steidel, TX

All original clay and porcelain work is accepted in this category.
No machine made or mass produced work is permitted.
If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.

Digital Art

Ed Myers

Ed Myers, FL

This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. The art must not include images off the internet, vintage pin up art or comic book art, stock art, etc…subject to copyright law. Work in this category must not be derivative and must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category even if they have been manipulated in post processing using a computer.

Drawing & Pastel

Michael McKee, AZ


All works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush may be exhibited.


Jessica Joy Reichert, OH

Focus is on unique, high quality, and original design of both wearable and decorative artwork.
No studio production or manufacturing operations are permitted.
This category is intended for handcrafted fiber, straw, leather, or other similar materials.
The artist is to be involved with the execution of the entire process.


Mark Lewanski, MI

The expression of art through transparent or translucent objects made from blowing and fashioning glass.
No forms or mass production are permitted.


Adam Neeley, CA

Work should be wearable or designed to wear on clothing.
There are no limitations regarding the range of materials and processes that are used.
However, all components should display a high degree of skill and of original design.
No commercial casts, molds, or productions studio work is allowed.
All aspects of the finished product must be created and  executed by the artist. 

Mixed Media

Dolan Geiman, CO

This category includes work that incorporates more than one type of material.
Both 2D and 3D are included.
Utilizing a different medium as an under painting or in a minor secondary role does not meet the intention of this category.
Materials that are used must be evident in the finished work.


Erin Hanson, CA

This category includes two-dimensional images other than drawing, printmaking, or photography.
It includes all forms of application of paint, dyes (such as batik), and similarly applied materials.
It is acceptable to use computer software to create an image that is subsequently printed one time only on a laser or ink jet printer as a painting.
If multiple images are made, the results are, in fact, reproductions and must meet the requirements of Eligibility. Please read carefully.


Lijah Hanley, GA

In this category, the camera or digital camera is the principal means by which an image is made. One of kind prints, as well as multiple prints are included. An image created on photographic paper by direct exposure, without a camera, is also acceptable. Prints made from negatives or digital files and manipulated with computer programs and printed on large scale ink jet printers are included here as well.
Photographs used in a collage or composite must be made by the artists, and are included in this category


Stephen and Bonnie Harmston, AZ

This category includes any method used to pull an image from a surface (stone, block, plate, screen, etc.) that is prepared by the artist.
The image may be deposited on any type of surface (paper, foils, films, cloth, etc.)
All prints are to be signed and numbered.


Jason Napier, WA

Jason Napier, WA

Work made of any material or combination of materials and is three-dimensional is included in this category.
Sculpture made from Clay, Glass, or Wood are encouraged to apply in their own medium.
Limited editions are permitted if signed and numbered.


Mark Doolittle, CA

Original works that are hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved are accepted.
They may be functional or non-functional.


Media Category Tips - For Artists |
September 6, 2017, 4:32 pm

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