Citizens Bank & Trust
Lake Wales Arts Festival

FEBRUARY 24-25, 2018

Presented by Lake Wales Arts Council                                                                                                                                     Co-Chair: Chip Thullbery

A TRADITION OF QUALITY, DIVERSITY & EXCELLENCE!
The Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival has a 46 year old tradition of celebrating and exhibiting quality works of art by fine artists and artisans with up to 100 artists competing for more than $30,000 in awards! Presented by the Lake Wales Arts Council, the diversity of the critically acclaimed two-day Festival attracts thousands of art lovers each year who purchase original, one-of-a-kind works of art. The Festival also features:

  • Children's Fun                                         
  • Food Trucks
  • Live Entertainment
  • Art-B-Que
  • Student Art Show

Entertainment schedule

Saturday: 10-12:00       Bryan Rivers
                  12-12:30        Sandy's MusicGirls
                  12:30-4:00   Free Time Jazz
Sunday: 10-12:00         Bryan Rivers
               12:30-4:00      Free Time Jazz

judges

Holly Ann Scoggins

Scoggins was born and raised in a small abandoned cotton mill town in western North Carolina. Her artwork is representational and depicts a southern gothic motif of stoic female figures and dark pattern work. Critics have described her paintings as "beautifully haunted". She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Business Administration from the East Carolina University, NC and a Master of Fine Arts in representational Figurative Painting and Printmaking from the New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY.

Scoggins has also studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, GA; Penland School of Crafts, NC; Lamar Dodd School of Art, Cortona, Italy; and the Leipzig International Artist program in Germany. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally such as The University of Georgia, GA; Dominican University, IL, the International Trade Center in Shanghai; Sotheby's, NYC, NY; Flowers Gallery, NYC, NY; the National Arts Club, NYC, NY; and others.

Scoggins is currently Professor and Visual Arts Program Coordinator at Polk State College where she teaches drawing, painting, design and figurative studies. She has lead Fine Art study trips abroad to Andros Island and to France. Recently, she received the George Jenkins Endowed Faculty Chair Award for Printmaking. In the spring of 2018, her artwork will be a solo exhibition at Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL.

Jinsong Kim

Kim's story is certainly one of great inspiration. He grew up in South Korea after the war when times were challenging to say the least. There was no electricity in the countryside, no radio or TV. What Kim did have from an early age however, was a dream to be an artist. He persevered and in 1984, graduated from Honk-Ik University in Seoul, considered the finest art program in the country, with a specialty in ceramics.

After serving his mandatory three years in the Korean Army as a combat police officer and then working as a designer in one of the largest and most well known Korean ceramics factories, he immigrated to Connecticut. He was appointed Assistant to the Ceramics Professor at Central Connecticut State University, all while pursuing and developing his own distinctive style and technique of throwing and carving.  After relocating to Pittsburgh, PA, back to South Korea again and then onto sunny Florida, he continued to teach sold out workshops. Kim now resides in Seagrove, NC and owns Seagrove Art Pottery Gallery and Shop with his wife, Carol, herself an accomplished ceramicist.

Kim's work, elegant and masterful, is based on the ancient ying & yang theory that he has studied since childhood. Stating "all these energies create a certain life or force when they communicate with each other". He goes on to say that "my true satisfaction did not come from the outside world but from within my own heart". He has been known to destroy thousands of his works in pursuit of perfection and in his effort to never cease learning. Never arrogant and always honest with himself and others, he continues his life-long dream.

Join the Purchase Prize Program!

The Purchase Prize Program guarantees the artists that approximately $10,000 will be spent on art during the Festival. It works in this way: prior to the Festival, you pay into a purchase prize account, thus agreeing to purchase art worth an amount determined by you. During the Festival, you select your merchandise and inform the artist that you are making a purchase prize. The artist will give you a receipt to take to the Information Tent where you will receive a voucher to use to purchase your item. At the end of the show each artist will be paid for the purchase prize money spent on his or her work. Any unused funds in your account at the end of the festival will be used by the Festival committee to help cover Festival expenses. Those whose purchase prize is $100.00 or more will receive priority parking as well as the opportunity to store art work in the Information Tent while they view the rest of the Festival. Those whose purchase prize is $250.00 or more will, in addition, receive two invitations to a gala breakfast sponsored by Polk State College on the Festival grounds on the first day of the Festival. Join the Purchase Prize Program now by clicking on one of the buttons below and remember that Purchase Prizes also make great gifts!

Judges

Holly Scoggins

Jimsong Kim

Awards Selection

Each year awards selection is made by a different judge and without regard to category.

Best of Show – $4000

Judge’s Choice Exceptional Work (1) – $2500

Judge’s Choice Exceptional Work (1) – $2500

Award of Excellence (4 @$1000) – $4000

Award of Distinction (5 @ $500) – $2500

Award of Merit (5 @ $300) – $1500

TOTAL – $17,000

"Gift of Art" Purchase Awards in 2016 – $7,000

Total – $24,000

Application Instructions

Online application using ZAPP®, the one-stop universal application system www.ZAPPlication.org  –FREE to all artists. All applications are processed through ZAPP®. Available to artists on September 1, 2017 for the 2018 Arts Festival.

Artists Selection

An anonymous panel of experienced jurors selects the artists for the Lake Wales Arts Festival 2017. Jurying is based solely on the images submitted and acceptance goes to highest scoring artists. A waiting list will be kept. Jury’s decisions are final.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Holiday Inn Express: Offers a discount to artists participating in the Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival. Call and identify yourself as an artist with the Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival; limited number of rooms; first come/first served. Need to call early as they are booking up fast.

RV Parking at the Methodist Church grassy area.

DIRECTIONS

From Orlando: Take I-4 West to US-27 South. US-27 South approximately 25 miles to W. Central Avenue (Woody’s, McDonalds on southeast corner). Turn left onto W. Central Avenue continuing for approximately 1 mile ending at Lakeshore Blvd. and the shores of Lake Wailes.

From Tampa: Take I-4 East to US-27 South. US-27 South approximately 25 miles to W. Central Avenue (Woody’s, McDonalds on southeast corner). Turn left onto W. Central Avenue continuing for approximately 1 mile ending at Lakeshore Blvd. and the shores of Lake Wailes.

From Vero Beach: Take SR-60 West to US-27 North. Turn right (north) onto US-27 then immediately turn right (east) onto W. Central Avenue (Woody’s, McDonalds on southeast corner) continuing for approximately 1 mile ending at Lakeshore Blvd. and the shores of Lake Wailes.

From Sebring: Take SR-27 North to W. Central Avenue. Turn right (east) onto W. Central Avenue (Woody’s, McDonalds on southeast corner) continuing for approximately 1 mile ending at Lakeshore Blvd. and the shores of Lake Wailes.