Erika Stankwytch Bailey - 2017 4 Bridges Jewelry Artist

Erika is the 4 Bridges Arts Festival Featured Jewelry Artist for 2017

My work is both organic and architectural, and is created from the visual fragments of a life of collecting images. I inspect the world in great detail and have always collected shells, seedpods, stones and interesting organic elements. My studio often resembles a laboratory with trays of specimens lined in rows. The walls and pages of my sketchbook are covered with myriad images of my world from nano-photography of plant life to the expansiveness of the Grand Canyon. In designing, making and living I see a strong relevance for the smallest things within the larger context; the seed that becomes a plant, the jewelry on the wearer, our planet within the universe. I use a variety of techniques in an effort to create pieces that are tactile and invoke in the wearer a sense of personal attachment.


4 Bridges Arts Festival 2017

Poster Design - National Call to Artists

4 Bridges Arts Festival will return for its 17th year to bring world-class fine art and craft to Chattanooga. Diversity in media and styles brings artists and art buyers from across the region, and beyond, to create an atmosphere unlike any other. Have your design represent Chattanooga’s largest art festival and bring light to our wonderful community of artists.


Submission Guidelines

Design a poster to promote the 4 Bridges Arts Festival. The poster will be used in print and online. The final version of the poster may be subject to change. For example: sizing or cropping of image. The contest is open to all established and emerging artists over the age of 18 residing in the U.S.


The Details

·       Image inspired by the 4 Bridges Arts Festival

·       All artwork must scale to 20x30

·       Please leave 2” margin at the bottom for sponsor logos

·       The entries must be submitted as a high-res image, 300 dpi minimum

·       Each entry must be an original design that has not been reproduced previously

·       This design must be able to include this text:

                  4 Bridges Arts Festival

                  April 22nd & 23rd, 2017

                  First Tennessee Pavilion

                  Chattanooga, TN.


We do not require these elements to be included in the submission as long as they can be added if the design is selected

·       The deadline for entries is midnight EST on October 31st, 2016

·       The email entry must include the name, age, postal address, phone number and email address of the entrant

·       Submit entries by email to Michelle Kimbrell, Director of the 4 Bridges Arts Festival

·       Cost for entry is free to AVA members and $25 for non-members, click button below to pay

 Please provide these supplemental materials along with design:

Artist Resume

Website or Facebook Page

If you have participated in a festival before please include a booth shot

Notifications will be sent out by November 2nd, 2016 via email. The chosen artist will receive a free booth space at the 4 Bridges Arts Festival. The chosen design will be used on the festival poster, website, press releases and on any promotional materials.



 Cost for entry is free to AVA members and $25 for non-members, click button below to pay