This weekend’s 46th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts in New Smyrna Beach is set to bring some of the top artists in the country to Volusia County.
According to the festival’s coordinator, Nance Koch, IMAGES is a juried art festival.
“Artists have to send in three images of their work plus one of their booth space” starting in October, she said recently. Two judges determine which artists will be accepted into the exhibit.
“We usually get about 600 (applications) for 200 spots,” Koch said. Featured art can include paintings, ceramics, digital art, jewelry, mixed media, photography and sculpture.
The artists’ work is evaluated by a second set of judges at the festival, she said, and $27,500 is allocated for cash prizes to the artists, with a top prize of $6,000.
The festival skipped a