The Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show has been recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as #22 of the Top 200 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country in 2017! The show features over 250 artisans displaying handmade work from paintings and sculptures, to photography and glass-work. Mosey your way through the tents and displays and find a piece of the show to bring home with you!
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This juried art show requires pre-registration to participate, but viewing is free and open to the public.
Artists and craftsmen of original work in all media are eligible for the show, with acceptance based on a jury process. This show does not include a section for commercial or imported products. In all cases, the spirit of our guidelines intends that the work depend heavily on the "handmade" aspect of art and craft. We do not allow buy/sell and we reserve the right to remove work from the show that violates our policies and guidelines.
We will devote an area of the boardwalk to selected exhibitors who display work with the highest degree of originality, handcrafting and excellence. It will be only these exhibitors who are eligible for the cash awards. The decision of the show committee is final.
The Festival includes a commercial section that is not part of this Art and Craft Show. If you wish to apply for a space in it, please click here
2017 ART SHOW RESULTS:
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 ARTIST LISTING
Awards of Merit:
2017 JUDGE: TRISH PFEIFER received her BA in Art Education from Greensboro College and Master of Urban Studies from ODU. Now retired, she has been an art teacher and art teacher mentor with Norfolk Public Schools, a docent trainer and tour developer at Chrysler Museum of Art, the founding director and curator of what is now the Children’s Museum of Virginia, a project consultant for the Atlanta Children’s Museum and Inventure Place in Akron, Ohio, and the Development Director of PFAC. She has served as a state and national art presenter, arts education writer, and judge for numerous art shows including the Neptune Festival, the Occasion for the Arts in Williamsburg, the Hampton Arts League Members Exhibition at the Charles Taylor Arts Center, the Norfolk Prime Plus Art Exhibition, and juror for the Stockley Gardens Spring and Fall Arts Festivals.
He is currently secretary of the Board of Directors of the Hermitage Museum and Gardens, chairing the Education and Programs Committee, and a member of the Finance and Executive Committee. She is secretary of Tidewater Classical Guitar Board of Directors. She lives with her husband Ken, who teaches high school English at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, in the West Ghent neighborhood in Norfolk.