Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 2019 Agreement

This online contract states the terms that you, the Art in the Park artist, agrees to during the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts (Festival) Art in the Park show on June 21, 22, and 23, 2019. This contract must be reviewed and acknowledged while completing your Online Agreement for the Art in the Park Exhibit, by April 19th, 2019.


  1. Artwork must be original, handcrafted work that is similar in style, quality, and process to the work submitted to the jury.

  2. Artists may show artwork only in categories in which they were accepted.

  3. The Festival retains the right to ask an Artist to remove any work that is not consistent with (a) Festival guidelines (see Call to Artists) or (b) the Artist’s application.

  4. Artists may share a booth with another artist only if both artists have collaborated on every piece of work. Both artist names must be included on the application. Collaborating artists may submit one application, and, if accepted, pay for one booth.

  5. Artist may not sublet his/her booth. Artist may not exhibit work made by other individuals.

  6. Artists must display a process statement in their booth including a photo of the artist(s), and images and description that illustrate the process and materials used to create the work. This statement supports the Festival mission to educate the public about art and has been shown to increase sales.

  7. All artwork must be for sale. Prices may not be changed after the show has opened.

  8. Reproductions of artist’s original work must be clearly marked as such. (See the Reproduction Policy outlined in the Call to Artists for details.) Artist greeting cards may be displayed in one small tabletop rounder or in a single basket or box on a table. BUY/SELL, IMPORTED, OR PRODUCTION WORK IS NOT PERMITTED.

  9. Artists must be present in their booth during show hours. They must keep their booth intact during the entire show.

  10. Artists must provide their own booth tent (10’x10’ or 10’x20’ only) and display equipment that are of sound construction and capable of withstanding inclement weather and wind gusts. Booths must be visually presentable to neighboring booths.

  11. George Rogers Park provides a small number of electrical outlets which are available to accepted artists on an individual basis. Artists must not use electrical generators, but small solar panels are welcome.

  12. Artists must have one approved fire extinguisher in their booth and conform to the City of Lake Oswego fire code regulations.

  13. Artists must contain their work and storage boxes within their allotted booth space.

  14. Booths may remain intact each night. The Festival will supply minimal overnight security. The Festival is not responsible for the loss of or damage to the booth structure or its contents. On Sunday night, Artists will vacate the grounds by 8:00 pm.

  15. If all or part of the show is prevented from being held for any cause, the Festival, at its sole discretion, shall determine a refund of a portion of fees paid.

  16. The Festival provides volunteer booth sitters to give Artists short breaks during the Festival. Booth sitters are not permitted to conduct sales during the Artists’ absence.

  17. Artist agrees to indemnify the Festival against and hold harmless from all demands, claims, causes of actions or judgments, for injury to person or property arising from omission, fault, negligence or other misconduct of Artist, its partners, agents, employees or other representatives, or arising from any use made, or actions before, during, or after the event. In case the Festival shall be made a party or threatened to be made a party to any litigation commenced by or against Artist, Artist shall protect and hold the Festival harmless and shall pay all costs, fees, expenses incurred in investigating or resisting same, including attorney’s fees, incurred or paid by the Festival in connection with such threatened or actual litigation.

  18. In the event that either party commits a breach of this agreement, the aggrieved party shall have the right to terminate and cancel this agreement immediately, and to hold the party committing the breach liable for direct and consequential damages. Any dispute arising out of this agreement shall be subject to mediation upon fifteen (15) days notice, including the identification of a proposed mediator. If the parties are unable to agree to a mutually acceptable mediator, or if the mediation is not completed within ninety (90) days from the date of notice, or if the mediation is not successful in resolving the entire dispute, any outstanding issues shall be submitted to a final and binding arbitration by a professional arbitration service acceptable to the parties. If the parties are unable to agree as to an arbitration service, the dispute shall be submitted to arbitration in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon. The arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it by any court having jurisdiction thereof. The costs of mediation and/or arbitration shall be borne equally by both parties.

  19. In no event will the Festival, its agents, employees or other representatives be liable or held accountable to Artist for any loss, interruption of business, or any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damage of any kind, harm or injury to the person or property of Artist resulting from theft, fire, water, accident or any other cause, regardless of the form of action whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.