Event Information

St. Stephens Art Show 2014
Show Dates: 2/15/14 - 2/17/14
Application Deadline: 11/4/13

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

General Information
While the St. Stephen’s Art Show originally began as a hot dog stand on church property during the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, this 25th anniversary year finds the Art Festival flourishing in it's it's beatufilly nested show attracting returning and new visitors every year.


September 30, 2013
Early Bird applications must be entered online by midnight for a Jury Fee of $35.00.

Friday, November 1st, 2013
Final deadline for ALL applications and all applications are entered at www.zapplication.org. Applications must be entered online by midnight with the increase Jury Fee of $45.00.

Week of November 18, 2013
Artists notified via e-mail of selection and wait list.

December 11th, 2013
Deadline to accept invitation via Zapplication.

December 21st, 2013
Deadline to pay booth fee of $450 via Zapplication. After Deadline waitlisted artists replace accepted artists automatically.

January 1st, 2014
Deadline to withdraw and receive a 50% refund of the booth fee. After this date, no refunds will be given.

Friday, February 14th, 2013
Set up begins after 11am and according to assigned times included in acceptance package sent via email.

Saturday, Sunday & Monday, February 15th - 17th, 2014, 9:30 am to 6 pm is the St. Stephen’s Art Show

Each individual exhibiting artist must have completed an online application and have paid their application fee by the deadline. If an artist would like to be considered in more than one medium, a separate application must be completed for each medium. A collaborating team of artists may complete a single application, however, they must submit and exhibit, if accepted, only work that is the result of their collaboration.
Each application must include an application fee and its own set of four (4) images to include one (1) booth photo without any names visible.

Please submit four images, three of individual artwork and the fourth of a REQUIRED outdoor booth display.

The images must be an accurate representation of the work to be exhibited and reflect current work by the Artist. None of the images should include the Artists’ name or company name. The quality of the images is vital for the jury process. St. Stephen’s reserves the right to use submitted images for publicity purposes before, during and after the event.


Award Winners
St. Stephen’s Art Show Award 2013 Winners are automatically accepted into the 2014 show if applying in the same category in which they received their award. Artists only must complete an online application and pay the application fee.

Poster Consideration 25th Anniversary Edition
The St. Stephen’s Art Show Poster forms an integral part of the Show’s image for that year, and especially in this our 25th anniversary. As such is utilized in almost all marketing pieces, including but not limited to posters, t-shirts, brochures, and a promotional television advertisement.

The poster is unveiled before the event in a heavily publicized reception in a prominent local venue. The Poster Artist is invited to attend and to respond to media inquiries. The original piece duplicated on the poster must be available for display purposes at both the unveiling and the show.

In compensation for the limited rights to the image, the selected Poster Artist receives one of the most visible booths on the property and is invited on-air to NBC6 Morning Show.

To be considered for the 2013 Poster, simply check “Yes” in the appropriate box on the application. The Show Office will contact the Artist if the Jury would like to see originals of an Artists’ work or other examples of the Artists’ work.

The St. Stephen’s Art Show jury panel consists of a panel of a minimum of four experienced art professionals, including gallery curators, art educators, and working artists. The composition of the jury changes yearly to ensure a fresh perspective among jurors. Decisions by the jurors are based on the quality of the work and professional booth display as presented in the images submitted, which must be representative of the work to be exhibited at the Show. As it is a blind jury process, no artists’ names are given. All jury decisions are final.

Each category is reviewed separately, beginning with a quick preview of all the category submissions then viewing each artist’s submissions individually. The jurors will view the images on new, recently calibrated computer monitors. The four images will first be seen together horizontally on the screen and then reviewed individually in the order selected by the Artist applicant. The artists’ statement will be available for viewing to answer questions as to technique or materials.

The jurors will score the artists on a point system of 1- 10, with no score of 5 allowed. These scores will be tabulated and used to determine the accepted and waitlisted artists.
All applicants – except previous year award winners – must be juried into the show. In the past, approximately ½ of all accepted artists were new applicants.

A wait list will be developed based upon jury scores. A limited number of artists will be accepted in each of the categories. The Show Director will call Artists off the wait list as spaces become available and by medium appropriate to the space.

A selected panel of judges will choose one Best of Show winner and a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner in the following eight areas: Painting/Watercolor, Drawing/Printmaking/Graphics/Digital Art, Sculpture/Wood, Photography, Ceramics, Functional Art/Fiber/Glass/Leather, Jewelry, and Mixed Media. In addition, 10 artists will receive awards of merit. A total of $10,000 in monetary awards and ribbons will be given to the winners. .

The St. Stephen’s Art Show actively sought to increase the amount of award money from $3500 in 2010 to $10,000 currently through procuring corporate sponsorships and is proud to continue this wonderful increase.

Award winners are exempt from the jury process for the following year.

• Original ceramic clay and porcelain work. May not be machine-made or mass produced.
Functional Art
• Original work that has a utilitarian or useful nature. Examples of functional art would include, but are not limited to: toys, games, furniture, lamps, fountains, utensils & kaleidoscopes.
Drawing and Printmaking
• Original two-dimensional work including pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, wax crayon, inks and washes. Prints manually created by the artist using plates, stones or screens, which have been signed and numbered.
• Original work created by the artist from fibers, including baskets, books, paper, quilts, weaving.
• Original work created in glass by the artist. No molds or other forms of mass production are permitted.
Graphics and Digital Art
• Original work created by using traditional or computer design tools to manipulate original images created by the artist. Multiple image prints must be editions that are signed and numbered.
• Original jewelry regardless of medium that is created without commercial casts, molds or use of a production studio.
• Handmade original work created with leather.
Mixed Media
• Original work of two or three dimensions in which the primary intent is the union of two or more media or physical materials.
Painting (all mediums except watercolor)
• Original two-dimensional work created with pigments including oils, acrylics, egg tempera, casein, alkyd or any combination of these pigments.
• Signed prints created by the artist from his/her own original negatives or digital files that have been processed by that artist or under the artist’s direct supervision.
• Original three-dimensional work created in any medium.
• Original two-dimensional work.
• Original hand-tooled, machine-worked, built-up, turned, or carved work in wood.

Application Fee: Early Bird  - $35.00 or Final Deadline for an increased fee of $45.00.
Additional Fee for Corner Booth* & Electricity* $75.00 each (*Limited availability.)

Additional Corner booth assignments and electrical availability are determined by Show Office. Requests must be entered in the comment section of the confirmation process once an artist has been accepted into the show.

Artist set-up, including work, display and storage must be contained within a 10 x 10 booth space. All works of Art must be appropriately displayed and priced for sale. Not all booth locations are perfectly level; exhibitors are advised to bring leveling devices for tents and table displays. Assistance from Show volunteers will not be available for booth set-up and tear-down unless previous arrangements have been made and approved by the Show Office. All fire Marshall Rules will be strictly observed at all times especially and including droppable awnings requiring seven (7) foot clearance.

  • 24-Hour Booth Security
  • Private Artist Restrooms
  • Listing on Show Website
  • Warm Friendly Staff and Beautiful Environment
  • Daily complimentary Danish and Coffee
  • Complimentary Artist Awards Cocktail and Sunday Night Home –Made Italian Dinner
  • Blessing of the Art by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church staff

    Understand that there are no refunds or rain checks due to inclement weather or other acts of God. From December to January 1st, cancellations receive a 50% refund.
  • Artists may only exhibit artwork in the category in which they were accepted.
  • Artists’ booths must be open and staffed from 9:30 am until 6:00 pm during all three days of the show. No sales agent, family or business representatives may operate the assigned booth.
  • Buy/Sell items are strictly prohibited; the Show staff reserves the right to remove any questionable non-approved items from the Show.
  • If two artists were accepted as a collaboration effort, BOTH artists must be present all three days of the Show.
  • Subletting, selling or giving of the space to anyone will result in expulsion from show and any future shows.
  • No artwork and/or bins containing artwork may be displayed on the ground and No Sale or Discount signs will be allowed. Ribbons or awards from previous shows will NOT be permitted.
  • Awnings must have a seven (7) foot clearance and be collapsible to be cleared by Fire Marshall.
  • All work must be created, signed and presented by the artist.
  • Signed and numbered limited reproductions of the original works are limited to one (1) medium size bin or one (1) inside wall area, to be hung (limited to 12 pieces) and identified as reproductions.
  • Objects assembled from kits, pre-carved or pre-molded reproductions, manufactured parts, or commercial displays will NOT be permitted.
  • Due to the nature of multiple original image making, photos may be displayed in small aesthetically placed browse boxes or one (1) main centered box as well as on the walls of the booth. Excessive use of browse boxes will not be allowed. Note cards and postcards must be limited to one (1) small rack for all categories.
  • T-shirts & posters are NOT permitted for sale at the Show. Show participants agree to individually comply with all State of Florida tax regulations.
  • All participants and assistants agree to display their work and conduct themselves in a professional manner and comply with all show rules. Alcoholic Beverages, Bikes, Skates, Dogs, or any other Pets or Animals are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN in the booths. Show staff reserves the right to review and approve all booth displays and signage to ensure it is consistent with that of a fine art show.
  • All artists are required to check in at the gates upon arrival, in accordance with their load-In schecules, before setting up their booth. A Photo ID is required.
  • This is a “Rain or Shine” event. There will be no refunds for cancellations due to weather.
  • Any breach of the rules forfeits all rights of the artist, and will results in immediate removal from the show without a refund.
Booth Information
Specific requests for booths should be typed into the comments and information section when you purchase a booth. Booths are $450 per 10x10 space, corners additional $75 and electric is $75 as well.  
Event Site Map

(click to enlarge)