Keuka Arts Festival Artists

Artist Application



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Dear Fellow Artists:

The Keuka Arts Festival wishes to extend an invitation to exhibit in our 15th Annual Arts Festival, June 10 - 11, 2023. The festival is held along the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail and The Penn Yan Boat Launch in Penn Yan, New York.

Outdoor spaces are available for this juried show which showcases 100 or more of the area’s top artists and craftspeople. Best of Show winner will receive free booth rental the following year.

Located along the scenic Keuka Outlet, the Keuka Arts Festival will be a blend of high quality arts and crafts, music, culinary pleasures and wine tastings.

The KAF receives support from the Village of Penn Yan, business sponsorships, private donations, and individual members.


Medium Categories Include:

  • Ceramic: original clay work other than jewelry
  • Drawing: two-dimensional works in pencil, chalk, pastel, charcoal, pen & ink
  • Fiber Wearable: any wearable work crafted from fiber, excluding leather and jewelry
  • Fiber Non-Wearable: non-wearable work crafted from fiber including fabric and paper
  • Glass: glass work that has been hand-crafted by glass blowing, molding, casting or kiln-forming
  • Jewelry Precious: any jewelry crafted from precious metals (gold, silver. gemstones, etc.)
  • Leather: any work crafted on leather other than jewelry
  • Jewelry Non-Precious: any jewelry crafted from non-precious materials (wood, clay, glass, etc.)
  • Metal: any work crafted from metal other than jewelry
  • Photography: prints created from the artist’s original negative processed by the artist or under direct supervision of the artist
  • Printmaking & Graphics: original works created using traditional printmaking methods including block, lithograph, serigraph, etc.
  • Sculpture: three-dimensional original work created in any medium
  • Wood: original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved

Final interpretation of criteria will be by the Festival’s jury.

Judging will take place Saturday and awarded Sunday. An exhibitor must attend both days to be eligible for any awards.

Freestanding exhibits are limited to 10 x 10 feet ; 10 x 15 and 10 x 20 (see application for details).

Some parking will be available at the boat launch. Artists will be allowed to bring cars onto the site for unloading, if possible. Cars may not remain on site. Parking information will be provided when you check in to the Headquarters tent for space assignments.

For the comfort and safety of the Art Show patrons, please do NOT bring pets.

By unanimous request of past artist exhibitors, the show will go on RAIN OR SHINE.

Please return the completed ENTRY FORM and mail with your fees as soon as possible.

See you in June…
The Festival Committee

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Applications for the 2023 Festival will be accepted soon.