Event Information

Telfair Art Fair 2013 - 19th Annual
Show Dates: 11/16/13 - 11/17/13
Application Deadline: 6/30/13

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

General Information
The 19th Annual Telfair Art Fair will be held November 16 and 17th in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. There will be an Opening Night Preview on Friday, November 15th. This popular southern open air art fair attracts thousands of high-end art collectors, tourists, area residents and families and is open to artists displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines including painting, printmaking, drawing/pastel, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics/pottery, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber, and mixed media.  Approximately 120 artists will be selected for the 19th Annual Telfair Art Fair and $12,000 in prizes will be awarded.
The Telfair Art Fair promotes the mission of developing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the arts and serving as a dynamic cultural center connecting people of all ages and backgrounds.  For more information, please visit http://www.telfair.org

Friday, November 15
            6 - 9 pm, Opening Night Preview-- Arty Party
Saturday, November 16
            10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 17
            12 - 4 pm

The popular opening preview party offers artists the opportunity to get a jump-start on exhibiting and selling their works to more than 600 Arty Party Patrons, museum members, and other special guests.  Arty Party gives artists direct exposure to our finest constituents.  All participating artists will be invited to attend the Arty Party as “working guests” of Telfair Museums and will be served refreshments.  If artists would like to have additional guests in their booth during the preview event, tickets will be available for purchase through ZAPP. 

Artists who are selected and accept invitation to participate into the 19th Annual Telfair Art Fair are eligible for judging and awards. $12,000 in prizes will be awarded. The recipient of the Carolyn Luck Gold Award will receive a $5,000 prize and guaranteed entry for the 2013 Telfair Art Fair. Guaranteed entry in the 2013 Telfair Art Fair will also be granted to the Silver and Bronze Award winners, as well as a $2,000 and $1,000 prize, respectively. A $1000 Low Country Award will be granted to a regional artist and five $500 Honorable Mention Awards will also be granted. Only original works are eligible for judging and awards. Awards will be announced at noon on Saturday, November 16th.

Artists will be selected to participate in the 19th Annual Telfair Art Fair through a blind jury process, only original artwork will be considered.  Commercial kits, molds, patterns, prefabricated forms, mass-produced art, and imported goods are not eligible. Accepted exhibitors must only show and sell work of the same type and style as demonstrated in the images submitted with the entry application. Not-for-sale art works will not be considered for jurying purposes. Photography entries need to specify whether or not images are editioned works.  Artists should take care in submitting only high quality digital images for viewing. Artists will be notified of their status no later than June 12, 2013.
For additional information, please visit us on the web at http://www.telfair.org, or contact us directly at (912) 790-8869 or watersc@telfair.org.
Competition is open to artists 18 years of age and older. Artists must provide and prepare their own booths, equipment, and display materials.  Artists must be present for the duration of the Art Fair. Volunteers will be available for break relief. Additional artists in a booth will not be allowed, unless the two applied as collaborators in the given category. Artists cannot sublease assigned booths or employ sales agents or representatives in lieu of attending the fair. Images submitted with application must reflect original artworks and those works that the artist will exhibit and sell at the Telfair Art Fair. Reproductions of artists' works may be shown alongside the originals but must be marked clearly as such. If works other than those of exhibiting artists or manufactured or kit objects are displayed, forfeiture of booth space and all fees will result. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 
Booth Information
All applicants must submit a $35 non-refundable application fee accompanying entry materials by June 1, 2013.   For this year’s open air event, 10 x 10 booth spaces (or 10 x 20 double booth spaces) will be available to participating artists.  Artists are responsible for providing their own tenting and booth set up materials, props for display, and cover in case of inclement weather.  Telfair Museums will not be responsible for any damages or thefts.  Tents, tables and pegboards will not be available for rental from local distributors this year.  All booth setup will occur on Friday, November 15.
Upon acceptance, artists will receive correspondence with booth options which will be secured on a first come, first serve basis.  Booth fees are flat fees ranging from $350 to $650 for 10 x 10 spaces, double booth spaces are subject availability and will be offered at a the cost of each space plus 20%; Telfair Museums will not be collecting commission on sold works.  Telfair Museums does not issue refunds for booth fees.
Red level booths, $650.00
Blue level booths, $550.00
Green level booths, $350.00*
Please note that artists in the Green level* booths on Barnard Street will not able to sell their works during the Opening Night Preview but will be eligible for awards.  

Because of a new enforcement of an existing City of Savannah Ordinance (Code 1977, 6-1601 to 6-1618--6-1700 – Reserved), the City of Savannah is requiring all vendors to make an application for a City of Savannah Business Tax Certificate. The fee is $85 per year and must be submitted to the City of Savannah Department of Revenue prior to the Telfair Art Fair. Upon acceptance to the Telfair Art Fair we will provide you with further information.

You must acquire the Business Tax Certificate if accepted by the jury before attending the Telfair Art Fair.

Please be sure to list your Savannah Location as Telfair Square so that you are processed correctly; your business address is your place of permanent business.
Jury exempt artists, including the 2012 winners, are required to complete an application in ZAPP.  Please contact brownc@telfair.org for your Jury exempt code.

Telfair Museums and the City of Savannah will provide nominal security. Booths may be left up over-night.  Each artist must assume the full responsibility for the care, safety, and security of his or her works, property, and person. Telfair Museums will not be responsible for loss or damage to art or injury to anyone participating in the fair. Exhibitors are responsible for their own personal and property liability. Please leave pets at home.