Artist Applications 2024

Tour dates November 8, 9 & 10

Encore dates November 15, 16 & 17

“Cosmos” by Andrea Martin


How to apply

  1. Read and complete Is the Tour Right for Me?
  2. Complete Agreement and pay fee.
  3. You will receive a link to the online application. Review it.
  4. Compile your files and documents for easy retrieval during application process.
  5. Begin online application and plan to finish it in one session. You CANNOT pause and resume the process.

Placer Artists Tour

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Resource Documents

Why Participate in Encore Weekend

  1. Increased opportunity for visitors to see and purchase your work. Here is a quote from one of last years participants:
    “The second Saturday was very busy with lots of sales… To set up in my home is so much work that it is worth doing the 2 weekends. Several people came the first weekend and came by the second to buy some paintings they had thought about during the week.”
  2. The public has spoken! Guests loved the Encore weekend option to visit more artists and to get a second look at their favorites.
  3. Friends, Family and Art Fans that are busy first weekend can visit on Second Weekend!
  4. The Large number of participating artists are more easily visited over two weekends.
  5. You’re already all set-up, so why not!

1. Is the Tour Right for Me? Please read!

Q: How do I qualify for the Placer Artists Tour?

A: Application is open to all artists 18 and over living or working in Placer County, and all art mediums. Artists must create their own work or work in collaboration. No kits.

Q: What is the application deadline for tour artists?

A: April 30th.

Q: What are the hours and dates for the Tour?

A: November 8, 9, 10, & 15, 16, 17, from 10am-5pm. Weekend 1 all artists are showing, and weekend 2 (Encore weekend) is optional.

Q. What is the fee to participate in the tour?

A. The fee for artists is $250. For Galleries or Schools it is $350. These fees cover about 25% of the annual cost to produce the tour. These fees are non-refundable.

Q. Can I get help in submitting the online application?

A. Yes! Please register for the New Artist Workshop at Blue Line Art on March 27 from 1 – 2 pm.

Q. Where do I access important Tour Dates for Artists?

A. Please find an up-to-date list at

Q. What kinds of artwork are eligible for the tour?

A. Artists may only submit and show their own work. Artists must agree not to exhibit, sell or host artists not officially registered on the tour in the space over which they have interest or control.
It is recommended that participating artists exhibit a minimum of 15 pieces of original art, created within the last three years.

Q. Do I need to be at my studio for the entire tour?

A. Your studio must be open and staffed from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday through Sunday, November 8, 9, and 10. If you choose to participate in the Encore weekend, your studio must also be open and staffed 10 am to 5 pm on Friday through Sunday, November 15, 16, and 17. If this doesn’t work for you, this Tour is not for you.

Q. What other time commitments do I need to consider?

A. Accepted artists are given the opportunity to volunteer for tour-related tasks and in doing so may be eligible for a partial tour refund.
Artists will also be required to submit one piece of artwork to the Taste of the Tour preview show opening October 19th.
Artists are required to attend the Artist Potluck in September.
A regional meeting of artists in your area, date TBA.
Attend an artist orientation. Artist Orientations May 30 Zoom or June 1 in person, New artists June 12

Q. What are the studio requirements?

A. Artists must meet ONE of the following location eligibility requirements:
a. Have a home or art studio in Placer County that is suitable for public access and display.
b. Have a year-round working studio within a gallery.
We reserve the right to decline or require a change of sites for any studio that Tour staff deems inaccessible or unsafe to the public. 

Q. Can I share a studio location with another artist?

A. Studio sharing is encouraged! If you wish to share a location, you must arrange your own share prior to completing the application. Opportunities for sharing may be found via Placer County Artists Facebook Page at Please join the page and post if you need a studio to share or if you have space for other artists at your location.

Q. There is more than one artist at my location. Do we each need to pay our own fee?

A. Yes, each must pay the artist fee. Each artist’s fee gives them their own listing in the Tour Guide and online Arts Directory. If a location chooses to participate in the Tour as a Gallery or School, only the Gallery or School will have a listing in the Guide. The artist will not have his/her own profile.

Q. I’m a new artist. Is there a way to get a fee reduction?

A. Yes! A limited number of New Artist Fee Reductions are available. This program reduces fees to $100 for a limited number of first-time artists. This option will be available to early applications and will be closed once the Program is full.

Q. Do I need a resale license?

A. Yes, all studios/artists must hold or apply for a California Sellers Permit through the CA Dept of Tax and Fee Administration Click here for information

Q. Do I need insurance?

A. All studios/artists are responsible for their own insurance. Click here for information.

Q. Sounds good to me, what do I do next?

A. If the tour IS for you, please complete the agreement below and pay your fee. You will receive a link to the online submission form upon payment.

Q. I have another question, who can I talk to?

A. Our Communications Director can give you a call. Please send an inquiry to

2. ARTISTS please complete this Agreement to proceed

The online application link will be sent to you shortly after your submission.