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Francisco's Farm Art Festival 2013
Show Dates: 6/22/13 - 6/23/13
Application Deadline: 1/31/13

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

General Information
Historic Midway which is home to Equus Run vineyards will once again host the 2013 Francisco's Farm Art Festival. Francisco's Farm Art Festival is presented in partnership by the Lexington Art League (LAL), Midway Renaissance & Equus Run Vineyards.

This distinctive venue featuring a vineyard, outdoor performance spaces and pastoral rolling hills is the perfect setting for this two day Fine Art & Craft Festival.

The festival features more than 100 Fine Art and Craft artists and has become a signature arts event for Central Kentucky and beyond the region. The Festival will take place Saturday, June 22, 2012 from 10am – 6pm and Sunday, June 23 from 10 am to 5pm.

Important Dates:
December 5th - Artists may begin to apply on ZAPP ™
January 31 -ZAPP™ window closes
March 8- Artists may log onto ZAPPlication™ to view application status
March 22- Booth Fees due to Lexington Art League (LAL)
June 21- Load –In begins at Noon
June 22-23 Fair opens to the public: Sat, 10-6 & Sun, 10-5

Artists who wish to apply may create an account at www.zapplication.org and find the show listed alphabetically under the F's. Application's will be accepted via Zapplication only, and first time users may view an application tutorial resources provided by WESTAF at www.zapplication.org, entitled "ZAPP help", "Image Preparation & How to Apply".

Please familiarize yourself with ZAPPlication™ image requirements before uploading your images by visiting the “Image Preparation” page via the link on the ZAPPlication™ homepage. For further assistance, please visit the “ZAPP™ Help” page via the link on the homepage or contact LAL at info@lexingtonartleague.org

Rules for Exhibiting

1. All work must be original art produced by the artist.

2. Artists may only exhibit work in the category in which they are accepted.

3. Only original artwork may be displayed and/or offered for sale.

4. Artists must be present to exhibit.

5. Only artists accepted in the Jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.

6. Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting all taxes.

7. Checks are to be made payable to Lexington Art League. All purchases (application, booth and others) MUST be confirmed through ZAPPlication™.

In addition to the rules of exhibiting, the following guidelines/restrictions apply to the jury process:

1. Artists may jury in more than one category only with a distinctly different body of work.

2. Artists wishing to exhibit work produced in more than one media category must create a new profile for each category on ZAPPlication™ and submit an application fee for each category. Only 1 application may be submitted per body of work represented. Multiple applications must represent work in different media categories.

3. Jewelry may only be submitted for jury in the Jewelry category.

4. Photography may only be submitted for jury in the Photography category.

5. Upon receipt of application, the Fair reserves the right to return any application if it is deemed non-compliant for a particular category.

Category Descriptions

2-D Mixed Media – Any combination of materials used to create an original work of art with a one-sided orientation. Collages are an example of this type of artwork.

Ceramics –Decorative and functional objects created through earthenware, porcelain, or tile, made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.

Drawing/Pastels – Works on paper using pencil, crayon, ink, charcoal, pastels and a variety of other marking media.

Fiber / Leather –Decorative and functional objects created from fibers such as natural materials, thread, felt, paper and leather.

Glass –Decorative and utilitarian objects created from blowing and fashioning glass.

Graphics/Printmaking – A transfer process, usually in multiples; it involves creating an original drawing or other composition on a surface other than paper for transfer to paper through the use of a press, impressions made by hand, or a computer.

Jewelry –Body ornaments, such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings or rings, made of precious metals or other materials that can be set with gems, semi-precious gems or other materials.

Metalwork –Decorative and functional objects created through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals.

Painting – Original art using paint to yield a two-dimensional image.

Photography- The process of capturing images by the action of camera and light, then printing the images, by chemical or digital means, onto a surface. The photography category includes traditional film photography, hand colored images, emulsion transfers and digital photography. Photographers are required to disclose their creative and printing process including editions and materials.

Sculpture– Any combination of materials to form an original work of art that is generally visible from 360 degrees.

Wood–Decorative and functional objects such as furniture or table wares, that may be hand-tooled or machine worked from wood.

JURY PROCESS

All applicants must upload a total of 5 digital images. Four (4) should represent individual artworks; the 5th image should be of your booth set-up with work displayed. Artwork will be evaluated on the criteria of Technique/Craftsmanship, Design/Aesthetics and Presentation/Impact. Digital images are the sole criteria considered during the jury process; no other information, including (but not limited to) names and past acceptance will be provided to the jurors. Your images will be viewed simultaneously.

LAL reserves the right to determine accepted artists by standards other than juror’s scores to achieve a balanced representation of all forms of media.

Artists must be 18 years or older and are required to provide their own tent for the fair weekend. Artists must be present to exhibit. Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting all taxes. Checks are to be made payable to Lexington Art League. All purchases (application, booth and others) MUST be confirmed through ZAPPlication. Artists wishing to exhibit work produced in more than one media category must create a new profile for each category on ZAPPlication and submit an application fee for each category. Only 1 application may be submitted per body of work represented. Multiple applications must represent work in different media categories.

Upon receipt of application, the Festival reserves the right to return any application if it is deemed non-compliant for a particular category. The deadline for application is January 31, 2013, at 9 AM.

Awards will be given in each of the following categories during an awards ceremony that will take place Sunday, June 23rd at 9am: 2D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Drawing/ Pastels, Fiber/Leather, Graphics/Printmaking, Jewelry, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture & Wood.

Application Fee: $25

Checks are to be made payable to Lexington Art League. When purchasing via Check, please proceed through Checkout on ZAPPlication™, selecting "payment with a check" as your payment option.

All fees must be paid through ZAPPlication™. NO EXCEPTIONS

There is a $25 fee for any check returned for insufficient funds to LAL. Artists will be responsible for paying this $25 fee to LAL.

Be sure to type your name into your ZAPPlication™ as you would like it to appear in the press, in the event that you are accepted into the Fair.

Booth Space Prices:
LAL Member Single: $185.00
Non-Member Single: $235.00
LAL Member Double: $420.00
Non-Member Double: $470.00
Electricity Fee: $25.00

Cancellation Fee: $35

Booth refunds, less a $35 processing fee, will be given until May 1. After this date, no refunds will be given.

All artists must pay the non-refundable application fee for each category to be juried. Booth fees are paid once accepted, NOT with the application.

There is a $25 fee for any check returned for insufficient funds to LAL. Artists will be responsible for paying this $25 fee to LAL.

All checks must be deemed to be in good standing with LAL (no returned checks), or the $25 discount will be revoked and the artist will be billed for the remaining $25 of the full price.

The FINAL POSTMARK DEADLINE for all exhibiting fees is March 22.
Discount Policy for Waitlisted Artists

For artists on the Wait List, the discount deadline ($25 off total sum of exhibiting fees) will be 7 days after official, LAL notification of acceptance via email. This is the postmark deadline.

Acceptance & Notification Information

Only 130 artists will be accepted into the Festival. Notification letters WILL NOT be mailed as applicants will be able to view their acceptance status on ZAPPlication™ in early March.

NO ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN OVER THE PHONE.

Invitations to exhibit must be accepted and all fees must be paid by March 22. Checks are to be made payable to Lexington Art League.

BOOTH SPACE

Single booths are 10' x 10'. Artists may not go outside of these boundaries. LAL strives to give all artists adequate storage behind their booths where available.

Please request specific booth locations and features on your ZAPPlication™ form for the show.

LOAD-IN & LOAD-OUT

EQUUS Run Vineyard has gravel driveways so even in the event that it rains during Load-in, vehicles will be permitted to drive to the booth location to unload. All vehicles must be in the parking areas by 9 AM on Saturday, June 22.

LAL has a Load-Out Ticketing System which will mandate that artists receive a ticket from volunteers after completely breaking down their booth and packing up their merchandise before 5:30 PM.

Artists will then retrieve their vehicles, giving this ticket to volunteers patrolling Vineyard entrances in order to gain re-entry. This is to ensure the safety of all artists, Festival-goers and Staff.

PROMOTION & ARTIST SERVICES

Excellent media coverage will be provided by radio, and print partners. The Festival is a highly anticipated event and well-covered by regional media. Postcards will be provided to accepted artists for their own promotion, as requested.

Please email LAL requests for up to a maximum of 50 promotional fair postcards once notified of acceptance via ZAPPlication™ at the email address listed at the link above labeled "CONTACT SHOW".

Artists are provided with several amenities during the Fair, including:
Booth-sitters
Overnight security at the vineyard
Early load-in on Friday at NOON
Volunteers to assist with load-in & load-out; Load-Out Ticketing System

KENTUCKY SALES TAX
Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting and reporting Kentucky state sales tax (6%) on all sales.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO REVIEWING YOUR APPLICATION!


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