Call for Artists: Arts for the Holidays

The FMVA has announced the 2021 Arts for the Holidays call for artists. Here are the details. 

Show date: December 11, 2021

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fargo Civic Center
207 North 4th Street, Fargo, ND 58102

Arts for the Holidays is open to all artists in the Red River Valley.

Arts for the Holidays is a juried event bringing together leading and well-established fine artists as well as young and emerging artists. This one-day art event will attract visitors and fine artists to historic downtown during the holiday season. Artists are required to be present for the entire event. 

Image Usage Rights
If selected to exhibit at the Arts for the Holidays, the artist authorizes the use of the images submitted and work displayed at the show for show publicity or documentation.

Artist Amenities
Artists will receive overnight security, artist and assistant name tags, Friday check-in & set-up (Saturday check-in available but must be set up by 9am). clean indoor bathrooms, free parking and RV/trailer parking, booth sitting, and media promotions.

Promotional Materials

Arts for the Holidays will use the combined resources of the Fargo Arts and Culture Commission, Red River Watercolor Society, Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists, and The Arts Partnership to market the event to their constituents along with posters, postcards, billboards, and display ads in local media. Accepted participants can request promotional materials for distribution.

Juror Information
Jurors of the Arts for the Holidays show is selected for their experience and expertise. The juror views images in a random order according to category. Juror judges on their own computers after the application period closes. Scoring is 1 (low) to 7 (high), based on originality, creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship, production methodology, and booth presentation. The decision of the judge is final. Notification of initial juried acceptance will be by email no later than September 30.

Show Information
Application Fee: Free

Booth Fee for Members of FMVA, RRWS, or TAP: $100
(membership fees are FMVA $30, RRWS $25, or TAP $60)

Booth Fee for Non-members of FMVA, RRWS, or TAP: $150

Electrical Outlet: $25

Application Opens: July 31, 2021
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
Notification Date: September 30, 2021
Booth Fee Deadline: October 22, 2021

Set up: December 10, 2021, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tear Down: December 11, 2021, 5p.m. – 9 p.m.

Booth and Electricity
Electrical outlets can be ordered for an additional $25.
Artists must bring their own extension cords.

Booths will be assigned by the Arts for the Holidays committee.

All booths are 10’ x 10’.
Tents are permitted. Tables and chairs must be requested—at no charge.

Please indicate the desire for electricity or tables in your application.

Sales Tax
All participants are required to have a ND Retail Sales Permit.

Application Requirements

Partial applications will not be accepted. 

  • Applicants must submit the following application items to for an independent juror to evaluate. 
  • There are no exceptions to the September 15, 2021 deadline. Artists will receive e-mail notices when their application items are received.
  • Your name, mailing address, studio name, email address, URL, phone #s (label as cell, studio, home, office).
  • Four (4) high-resolution, electronic images of your work.
  • A document indicating the title of the work in each image, year created, medium, and the size of the work.
  • All fees must be paid by October 22, 2021. A check made out to FMVA should be mailed to 1104 2nd Ave. S, Suite 315 Fargo, ND 58103. Online payments can be made through Use the “donate” button on the home page.
  • Correspondence

    All correspondence between the committee and participants is electronic.

    Email address:

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