TO APPLY: Read the rules and guidelines presented in the Call for
Participation Prospectus. You’ll find a direct link to the SmarterEntry
online application there.
Sierra Art Trails Submission Guidelines
Sierra Art Trails is open to visual artists and artisans working in all media including but not limited to; painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media, papermaking, woodcarving, digital art, jewelry, textile arts, and art glass. Mass produced crafts, gift items, etc. will not be accepted.
Sierra Art Trails is open to both local artists and artists from outside the area.
Artists with studios located in Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties are encouraged to show in their home studios, and to share their show sites with others. The planning committee will work with artists who do not have access to a suitable show site to help them find a location to show their work. First consideration is given to artists living within the area, but the show is open to any artist interested in participating in the event, regardless of where they live.
The show takes place in communities throughout Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties . The geographical area encompassed by the event includes Oakhurst, Coarsegold, North Fork, Yosemite Lakes Park , and communities along Highway 49 from Ahwahnee to Mariposa.
Sierra Art Trails takes place in artist’s studios, homes, art galleries, wineries, B&Bs, and other businesses throughout the area. All locations are subject to approval by the Art Trails planning committee. If you are considering offering your home, business or other location as an Art Trails site please review our in-depth Show Site Guidelines.
Artists must be Present to Participate
Artists must be present at their sites both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Friday is an optional day for participating artists. Artists who are unable to participate on both days for the full hours of the show should not apply. Arriving Late, Leaving early, or not showing up reflects poorly on all of us, and on the event as a whole. If you cannot meet this requirement please do not apply.
The Jury Process
Submissions are juried by a panel of art professionals to insure a high level of quality in the work offered during the event. Artists who are accepted will be contacted shortly after the official submission deadline, and will receive an official acceptance letter by email.
Display of works by non-participants
Works by artists who are not officially entered in Sierra Art Trails (SAT) cannot be displayed at any official site during the event weekend, with the exception of business locations that regularly display works by other artists. In the case of art galleries or other retail locations, other artwork or merchandise that would typically be available at the location can be displayed, but the featured artist or artists MUST be given special consideration, and MUST be the focus of activity for the event weekend. If you are considering offering your home, business or other location as an Art Trails site please review our in-depth Show Site Guidelines.
Alcoholic beverages may not be served at show sites during the official hours of the event, 10 AM to 6 PM, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Viewing locations with a California liquor license are exempt from this regulation, subject to review by the planning committee.
Artists are responsible for collecting sales tax on work sold during the show, and must obtain or have access to a California seller’s permit in order to legally sell artwork to the general public during the event. Artists interested in obtaining a temporary permit should contact the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration at 1-800-400-7115 or on the Internet at http://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/services/permits-licenses.htm.