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Art in the High Desert 2018 will take place August 24, 25, 26 2018. This is a show produced by artists for artists and art patrons.

Art in the High Desert is not your average art show. We have designed the show to be easy, fun, and profitable for you to be here. From the stringent jury process and the volunteer who helps you at Load-in, to the Thursday evening welcome reception of fine food and area micro-brews, to the personal service, concerts, green grass, and the beautiful Deschutes River, you and your clients are for whom this show is designed.

2018 AHD Prospectus ——————————————————

Applications for the 2018 show will be open December 1, 2017 to March 8, 2018. For more information go to and search for Art in the High Desert. Please join our mailing list for mailings about applications.
• Art in the High Desert is a juried show. Only artists juried into the show participate. We use ZAPP for all show applications. If you are not familiar with ZAPP, please go to their website If you don't have a ZAPP account, please set one up. It is free for artists.

• Artists applications for Art In The High Desert will be opened in early December of each year at

• We ask that you please print-off and read the current
AHD Prospectus. It has information you need to know before applying.

• To find out when applications open (early December) and other important updates, sign up for our Email Updates list to get other important updates. Fill out the form, check the box indicating you are interested as an Artist and be sure that our
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• For more information on how to apply digitally, please review the tips, FAQ’s, and imaging techniques found at:

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Helpful Application Information ———————————————
Our Show Director, Carla M. Fox is a jewelry artist and exhibits in juried shows in addition to being the show director of Art in the High Desert. She sees the world of art shows from booth sides of the booth and has put together a series of application hints/thoughts from her perspective as an artist and a show director. We hope this information is helpful to you apply to Art in the High Desert and shows wherever you wish to travel.

Click for the pdfs of these articles:

    1. ZAPPs Backside
    2. Professional Photography
    3. Importance of Good Booth Images
    4. Read the Show’s Prospectus!
    5. Changing your Application after its submitted

Art in the High Desert is located on the banks of the Deschutes River, aerial site view, in the Old Mill District of Bend, Oregon at 730 SW Columbia Street. Bend sits just east of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains and is a neighbor to the Deschutes, Metolius, and Crooked Rivers. Numerous lakes, streams, mountains, and golf courses, provide an outdoor recreation haven for visitors and residents alike. The upscale Old Mill District and the city of Bend are a natural attraction for the visitors to the areas premier destination resorts. It is an area of natural beauty, boundless recreational opportunities, cultural opportunities and urban amenities. Visit for more information.

Jury Process
The Art in the High Desert jury process asks that jurors look for applications exhibiting original thought and intent, going beyond the expected and the usual with strong overall concept and excellence in craftsmanship and consistency of style and presentation. We use the ZAPP Jury Projection system assuring the highest quality process.

Jury Feedback
Art in the High Desert is one of the very few shows in the country that offers detailed feedback from the jury room for artists. This service has been a favorite according to many past artists who have requested it. You may request jury feedback at the time of application for a nominal extra fee.

Artist Home Hosting
A program designed to connect artists with local arts patrons; Artist Home Hosts open their doors to artists providing lodging during Art in the High Desert. This is a great way for artists to save some money and get to know the locals. For more information, please contact us at
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