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Uptown Art Expo 2013 - Altamonte Springs/Orlando, Florida
Show Dates: 2/16/13 - 2/17/13
Application Deadline: 2/6/13

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REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images: 3 (a booth shot is required)

General Information
Uptown Art Expo Feb. 16-17th, 2013. Expo Art Show hours are from 10-6pm Saturday, 10-5pm Sunday.

Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte will come alive with artisans showcasing their talents, color and music. The Art & Music Festival will feature over 130 art & fine crafts with displays of glass, jewelry, mosaics, paintings, photography, pottery and sculpture and more. The festival will also include children’s activities, chalk painting competition, festival eats, music & street performers.

The Uptown Art Expo will be strongly promoted throughout Central Florida Media – Fox 35, TV 65, Orlando Sentinel, WLOQ 102.5 & Magic 107.7.

The Orlando Art & Living Expo, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with the mission to bring art and music together and enhance the quality of life in Central Florida.

For more event information: www.uptownartexpo.com

For more information on Cranes Roost Park: www.uptownaltamonte.com

Venue: Cranes Roost Park
Public Admission: Free, no gate
Parking: Free available for RVs and standard size vehicles
Spaces: 10x10 booth space
Show fee: $260
Show Hours: Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Security: Overnight and Daytime Security will be onsite

Rules and Regulations

Deadline
All applications must be submitted by Thursday Feb 7, 2013.

Notification of acceptance will be done by email. If you are accepted into the show, the booth fee must be paid. A $75 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations made prior to January 1, 2013. No refunds will be made for Artist cancellations after January 1, 2013, for any reason. No refunds will be offered for cancellation of the event due to rain or acts of god.

Judging
Judging will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 10 am till completion. Our jurist panel will consist of two independent judges. Awards are presented solely at the discretion of the judges and Awards will be presented at the winning artists’ booths at about 5pm.

Awards:
1 - Best of Show - $1,000
8 - Award of Excellence - $500 each
2 - Judges Choice - $500 each
5 - Award of Distinction - $250 each

Jurying
Artists must submit (3) digital images of their artwork and (1) digital image of their Festival display or booth (four images total) for category entered.

Artwork
All work must be original, hand-crafted, created and exhibited by the approved artists/exhibitors themselves and must be attributed solely to a displaying artist. No mass-produced items, imports, or buy-resale will be accepted or displayed in the art section. This rule is strictly enforced. All works must be for sale or available for commission. Prints will be allowed of limited quantity of offset prints, giclees, and reproduced work and must be clearly labeled as such. All applicants’ work will be reviewed, juried or screened prior to acceptance.

Exhibits
An accepted application and payment of the booth fee is a commitment to display your work during all scheduled hours of the show. Displays must be professional and all tents must be white. Hand-written signs and sale signs are strictly prohibited. Ribbons from other shows may not be displayed. The approved artist/exhibitor will occupy his/her booth at all times. No subletting or sharing of space is permitted.

Artists/Exhibitors are responsible for supplying their own tents and for making their tents are sturdy against the wind, rain, etc. Tents must be manufactured with flame-retardant materials. Staking into the pavement will not be permitted. City of Altamonte Springs Fire Dept. may request to see a fire extinguisher.

Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the Art Festival management. The artist’s/exhibitor’s space shall be occupied by 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the show, you will be considered a no show and your space may be given away with no refund or credit. All vehicles must be removed from the show area by 9:30 a.m., unless otherwise specified. Setup and breakdown times will be strictly enforced. No closing of booth before the scheduled closing time on Sunday.

Each exhibitor is solely responsible for collecting the applicable 6% sales tax and filing the report with the local department of revenue.

Set-Up
Booth setup time will start on Friday Feb 15th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for assigned booth locations and first thing Saturday morning from 6:15 am until 9:30 am, for all remaining booth locations.

These will be the only times an artist will be allowed access to the booth space to unload. No artists/exhibitors’ vehicles will not be allowed on site after the setup times specified above.

Once “unloaded” exhibitors are required to park off site to allow others to unload and set up. There is free parking options for exhibitors adjacent to the festival site.

All artist/exhibitors must check in at the registration booth to sign the required release and obtain a booth assignment and identification card before they set up their exhibit. A booth identification card must be attached to the upper left corner of the display space at all times during the show. Overnight Security will be provided on Friday and Saturday nights.

RV Parking
Limited spaces are available near the festival site, contact us for more information.

Pets
Cranes Roost Park does not allow pets; please do not bring any pets to the festival site.


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