Artist registration for the 2020 Open Studios Tour will start on March 1st and close on March 31st. The registration fee is $125 per individual artist and $300 for a gallery. We are adding a third category of registration this year, a studio collective which has a $500 registration fee. A studio collective is a creative space which three or more artists use year around as their creative space, but live elsewhere. To register you need to complete an online form, pay for your registration and submit three photos . Detailed instructions and a link to the registration form will be added before March 1st.
Registration is open to artists whose studio is in Washington County or galleries located within Washington County. The minimum age to participate is 18. You will be required to open your studio or gallery and be present to the public from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday October 18, 2020. Artists needing to share space must still pay the registration fee. The decision of the Board is final regarding eligibility. We will have an for common questions regarding eligibility, sharing space and requirements for participation. The decision of the Board is final regarding eligibility.
To register you will need to complete an online form, pay for your registration and submit three to five photos.
It is not too early to start taking photos of your artwork. Be sure to read our photo guidelines to ensure that your photos are of acceptable quality as failure to provide photos meeting the guidelines by March 31st will void your registration.
Use our contact form if you have any questions.
Participating artists’ studios will be listed on a half page within the full color catalog tour guide published prior to the tour. Studio Collectives will get a full page in the catalog. Each studio/gallery/studio collective will receive a supply of the guides that are free of charge to the public and the artist, to hand out prior to and on the day of the event.
The Washington County Open Studios tour is a product of the participating artists. Monthly planning meetings provide volunteer opportunities and will bring you up to date on next steps. Materials such as signs and catalogs are handed out at a mandatory meeting in late August.
Fundraising supplies the majority of the monies that allow us, as volunteers, to print catalogs, yard signs and organize the event. We ask each artist to assist with obtaining sponsors for the tour from their local area. Our organization is a 501-c3 non-profit; financial support may be tax deductible.
Before registration opens on March 1st we will be add to this page the detailed steps for registration and a link to answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
The steps to register are:
- Read this page of instructions and the FAQ
- Prepare an artist statement or gallery description of up to 600 characters in length.
- Complete the online registration form by following this link.
- Submit your payment using this online payment form (recommended) or by check.
- After reading the photo guidelines e-mail three photos of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Add the WA County Open Studios email address to your contacts to prevent mail from us ending up in your promotions folder.
This is the link to the online registration form.
This is the link to the online payment form.
The photo guidelines are here.