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Scottsdale Arts Festival 2013
Show Dates: 3/8/13 - 3/10/13
Application Deadline: 10/15/12
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Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
The 2013 Scottsdale Arts Festival
March 8-10, 2013
Now in its 43nd year, the Scottsdale Arts Festival has established itself as the finest event of its kind in the Southwest. Arizona’s glorious spring weather complements the park-like setting of the festival, creating a wonderful environment that attracts more than 40,000 of metropolitan Phoenix, seasonal and year-round residents and tourists. The festival’s main attraction is the juried fine art and fine craft showcased within an attractive and sophisticated cultural center. The festival also features performances, gourmet food trucks, wine tastings, family art activities and an online art auction with original works of art donated by Festival artists (donations optional). The Scottsdale Arts Festival is produced by the Scottsdale Cultural Council and proceeds from the event support the art programs of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Scottsdale Arts Festival takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 8, 9, & 10, 2013.
Rules for submission
Up to 190 artists will exhibit in the 2013 festival including the invited 2012 award winners.
Upon acceptance, artists will receive a contract and reservation form. The signed contract and participation fee of $450 are due to the Scottsdale Arts Festival by December 3, 2012. Failure to comply with the deadline may result in loss of exhibit space. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or check.
The Best of Show artist receives a $1000 award, acceptance to the 2014 show and a complimentary booth space. Additional merit awards are given and these artists are invited to the 2014 show with their application fee waived.
Sales & Sales Tax
Artists retain 100 percent of all sales. All participating artists are required to collect and pay appropriate City of Scottsdale and Arizona state sales tax on all items sold. Tax forms and instructions will be provided to all participants by the festival.
Overnight roving security is provided. However, no responsibility is assumed for the exhibitors’ artwork while on the grounds of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Civic Center during the Scottsdale Arts Festival. Booths should therefore be secured by the exhibitors at night.
Ceramics:Original functional and non-functional works created from clay, porcelain, stone ware, or earthenware. Factory-produced work is not permitted.
Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered. Traditional photographs taken through a digital camera should apply in the photography category.
Drawing: Works that are drawn by hand incorporating ink, charcoal, pastel, pencil etc. are entered in this category.
Fiber: Works created from fibers including basketry, weaving, papermaking, leather and fine wearables. Factory-produced wearables are not permitted.
Glass: Mass or factory produced work is not permitted. Glass jewelry must be submitted in the jewelry category.
Jewelry: All work that is jewelry must be entered in this category regardless of the materials used. All work must be handcrafted by the artist, no factory production is permitted.
Metal: Functional and non-sculptural works incorporating metal are accepted in this category. Jewelry incorporating metal must apply in the jewelry category.
Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2D and 3D, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
Painting: Works incorporating oil, acrylic, watercolor etc. are accepted in this category.
Photography: Photographs made from the artist’s original image and printed either by the artist or under his or her direction are permitted. The photographic process must be displayed and each edition must be signed and numbered.
Printmaking: Hand-pulled original works from a block, plate, stone or other object are acceptable in the printmaking category. Prints must be properly signed and numbered as limited editions.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional works incorporating any material that are carved, modeled, constructed or cast are included in this category.
Wood: Works incorporating wood are included in this category.
October 14, 2012 - Application deadline
November 11, 2012 - Notification of jury results
December 3, 2012 - Participation fees due
January 4, 2013 - Cancellation deadline to receive one-half of the prepaid participation fee with an additional $30 administrative fee.
March 7, 2013 - Registration and load-in begins at 1:00pm
About the Presenter
The Scottsdale Cultural Council, a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) arts management organization, administers the arts and cultural affairs of the City of Scottsdale, Arizona and manages the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Public Art Program and the Scottsdale Arts Festival.
Thank you for your interest in the 2013 Scottsdale Arts Festival!
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