Sierra Art Trails Call for Entry

Sierra Art Trails 2024

  • | Start Date: 4/1/2024 3:00:00 PM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/3/2024 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per set
  • | Host: Sierra Art Trails

SUBMISSION DEADLINE  June 3rd, 2024 - The Call for Artists for the 21st Annual Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour is OPEN. We are thrilled to share 21 years of artistic excellence with our artists, patrons, and supporters. If you have questions about the application or the exhibit please call 559-683-5551 or email 

Sierra Art Trails is eagerly anticipated by a loyal audience. Visitors are encouraged to explore our communities, meet the artists in person, and purchase works directly from them.

As an artist, there are many reasons to participate in this prestigious event. This exhibit is the largest art event in our area, showcasing a wide range of fine art and fine craft in communities throughout Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties. The region encompassed by the show includes Oakhurst, Coarsegold, North Fork, Yosemite Lakes Park, and communities along Highway 49 from Ahwahnee to Mariposa. The show takes place in artist's studios, homes, art galleries, wineries, and other businesses.

Participating artists are featured in the tour catalog, included in a month-long Preview Exhibit, and benefit from an extensive advertising campaign. While successful sales are important, the promotional exposure alone is worth the cost of participation. Networking opportunities, offers to participate in other exhibits, and post-show sales often result from showcasing your work during Sierra Art Trails.

Sierra Art Trails 2024 will take place over two weekends, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4th - 6th and 11th – 13th.  Artists can elect to show any number of days, from only one to all six days of the event. Show dates for each artist are indicated in the exhibit catalog.

The cost to participate as an artist is only $150 USD, with just $25 due when applying and the $125 balance due upon acceptance. The exhibit prospectus is available on our website at

Sierra Art Trails is open to visual artists and artisans working in all media, including but not limited to; painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media, papermaking, woodcarving, digital art, jewelry, textile arts, and art glass. We do not accept mass-produced crafts, gift items, etc.

Sierra Art Trails is open to both local artists and artists from outside the area. Artists with studios located in Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties are encouraged to show in their home studios and share their show sites with others. Our planning committee will work with artists who do not have access to a suitable show site to help them find a location to exhibit their work.

Please note that artists must be present to participate. Meeting the artists and learning how and why they create is an important aspect of the show. Artists must be present at their sites from 10 am to 5 pm on the days they choose to exhibit.

If you have questions, please contact us by phone at (559) 658-8844, or email us at

You can also visit us on the web at to learn more about this exciting event.