The Selection Process

This highly competitve juried art show consists of 350 artists from around the country selected to display their work. After last year’s show, 41 artists were invited back to this year’s show. A total of 1,070 artists applied for the remaining 309 spots, with 195 new artists selected and 114 artists returning from 2006. The artists will travel from 37 states and three countries (Canada, Argentina, and the United Kingdom).

An arduous jurying process is followed. The Uptown Art Fair is part of a state- of-the-art online application and jury process called Zapplicationâ„¢. (Nine other major art fairs are partners.)

The jurors handpicked the artists after previewing digital images projected on to individual screens. All artwork submitted was in a consistent, high-quality digital format. During the jury process, each applicant was scored by yes, no, or maybe. The identities of the artists remained anonymous during the review process.