Will YOU Be Our 2020 Poster & T-Shirt Artist?

(Great perks, promotions, and bragging rights!)

ArtFest Fort Myers, Southwest Florida’s premier juried art festival, announces the Poster/T-shirt Competition for the 2020 festival. Entries will be accepted from May 15 – July 8, 2019.

Poster Artist Perks & Promotion

Guaranteed acceptance for 2020 & 2021

  • Skip the jury and application process for two whole years.

Exclusive access to VIP art buyers

  • You and your artwork showcased at the Poster Unveiling Party for 250 VIPs and art patrons – the original almost always sells at this party. January 3, 2020

Free booth and hotel

  • Complimentary 10’ x 10’ Booth Space at ArtFest Fort Myers 2020, including Friday Opening Night ($600 value)
  • Complimentary 3-night stay, over festival weekend 2020, at the ArtFest Fort Myers official host hotel the Hyatt Place @ the Forum ($392 value)

Year-round promotion (priceless!)

All promotion includes your name & website

  • Cover of ArtFest Fort Myers’ 24-page magazine – 22,000 copies; 110 hotels; 3-month shelf life. Includes ½ page article about you and the poster art.
  • Cover of 8,500 Festival Programs with a ½-page article about you and the poster.
  • Showcased on ArtFestFortMyers.com with link to artist website.
  • Promotion on ArtFest Fort Myers Facebook page.
  • Special eAnnouncements to poster buyers from past years.

More goodies for you

  • 20 commemorative posters, unframed ($600 value)
  • 1 framed poster ($125 value)
  • 10 commemorative t-shirts in your choice of style and sizes ($250 value)
  • 6 VIP Packages includes Opening Night VIP Party and VIP Terrace for the weekend ($750 value)

It’s easy to apply, so do it today!

Open to all professional 2D artists, with the understanding that if selected they will exhibit at ArtFest Fort Myers 2020 with appropriate tent, display and inventory.

There is NO FEE to submit artwork and an artist may submit up to three entries.

Submitted Artwork:

  • should be representative of South Florida
  • should appeal to a broad audience
  • must be adaptable for reproduction in a traditional 16” x 20” print format
  • must be adaptable for reproduction on a t-shirt (almost all artwork is)
  • can be standard JPEG format for selection process
  • artwork chosen for the Poster must be available in a maximum-quality JPEG format - resolution to print at 16” x 20” with a resolution of 300 dpi

2019 Poster & T-shirt Collection

ArtFest Fort Myers 2019_BLACK Frame
ArtFest Fort Myers 2019_SILVER Frame
ArtFest Fort Myers 2019_Sparkle
ArtFest Fort Myers 2019_Tote
ArtFest Fort Myers 2019_Unisex T
See posters from past years in the Festival Store.


IMPORTANT: Entries must be submitted by email

Email to Jeanne.Seehaver@ArtFestFortMyers.com with the Subject: POSTER ENTRY. Include your name, medium and website address in the body of the email and attach or link to your jpegs.

ArtFest Fort Myers reserves the right to select none of the submitting artists and choose the Poster/T-shirt artist from the artists selected in the Jury Process for festival artists or any other selection process.

DEADLINE: Entries will be accepted from May 20 – July 8, 2019.

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Saturday and Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020
10 am - 5 pm
On the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers

Opening Night: Friday, January 31 • 6 - 9 pm

Phone: 239-768-3602

Email: info@artfestfortmyers.com

We're delighted to have helped Babcock Ranch launch the inaugural Babcock Ranch Art Show with artists of the quality you enjoy every year at ArtFest Fort Myers. We encourage artists to apply for the Babcock Ranch Art Show and everyone to enjoy other Babcock Ranch events.