Cottonwood Art Festival Receives International Recognition and Five Pinnacle Awards

Dianna Lawrence at the 63rd IFEA Convention in San Diego, California

Cottonwood Art Festival is honored to have been recognized at the 63rd Annual International Festivals & Events Association Convention, Expo & Retreat in San Diego, California. The City of Richardson Parks & Recreation accepted five prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards for the Festival. Awards were presented in 69 different categories and Cottonwood Art Festival won in the following categories:


Gold - Best Event Invitation
Bronze - Best Social Media Site
Bronze - Best Social Media Campaign
Bronze - Best Commemorative Poster
Bronze - Best Other Merchandise

"We would like to congratulate all of our Pinnacle winners for their outstanding entires into this year's competition," said IFEA President & CEO, Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE.  "The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational, and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world." 

The full press release is available:

International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and Haas & Wilkerson Insurance Announce Cottonwood Art Festival a 2018 Pinnacle Award Winner

For a complete list of Pinnacle winners go to:   www.ifea.com/p/industryawards/pinnacleawards/pastpinnaclewinners

In 2017, Cottonwood Art Festival received 10 Pinnacle Awards at the IFEA Convention and three awards at the Texas Festivals & Events Association Convention.  More information is detailed in this article featured on our blog:

CITY OF RICHARDSON PRESENTED 13 AWARDS FOR COTTONWOOD ART FESTIVAL



FREE FESTIVAL FEATURES ART, MUSIC, AND FAMILY FUN!



From music to art to a little bit of mud throwin’, there’s something for everyone at the City of Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival, to be held October 6-7, 2018 at Cottonwood Park in Richardson. A premier award-winning art show in North Texas, the event features live musical performances and ArtStop, a place for kids and families to let imaginations run wild and create mini-masterpieces.

ARTIST CALL FOR SPRING 2019 COTTONWOOD ART FESTIVAL IN RICHARDSON


Applications are being accepted through January 11, 2019 for the Spring 2019 Cottonwood Art Festival to be held on May 4-5, 2019 in Cottonwood Park at Richardson, TX. The award-winning festival is a juried show for which artists must apply and be selected by the jury. This three-step selection process narrows the field to approximately 240 artists who are invited to show their work. Artists will be notified of their status on January 25, 2019. A featured artist will also be chosen, whose work will be used to promote the season’s festival.

Artists are invited to submit work in up to two of 15 categories. A non-refundable jury fee of $30 and five images, including one booth shot, are required for each application. The application form is available on Zapp through midnight on January 11, 2019.