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Art in the High Desert 2020 will take place August 28-30, 2020. 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.

To apply for the 2020 show.    

2. You will need an account on ZAPP.  If you don’t have one, make one. It is free for artists.  

3. Applications will open Dec. 2, 2019 and close Feb.19, 2020, on ZAPP.

Please join our mailing list for mailings about applications. Make sure to select artist when asked.

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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