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Desert Art Festival - Presidents Day Weekend February 18 - 20, 2017

Location:
538 N. Palm Canyon Drive - Downtown Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California (West)

Phone: 818-813-4478
Event Dates: 2/18/17 - 2/20/17
Application Deadline: 11/18/16 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (application fee): $20.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The "Original" Palm Springs art festival, The Desert Art Festival celebrates it's 32nd year in Downtown Palm Springs, held on President's Weekend, a three-day Holiday event.

One hundred of the finest artists will display their original work in all mediums of fine art and fine craft.

The Desert Art Festival is a three-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts held in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs at Frances Stevens Park. This event typically features the work of 100 exhibitors. Most are returning artists, but each year we have approximately 50 spaces for new artists. Our goal is to provide a venue for creators of quality fine art and fine craft to meet with the art-buying public. The Desert Art Festival benefits a tax-exempt, non-profit art-related organization.

This show has a large established patronage from Canada and the Eastern States (snowbirds) as well as California. Held at Frances Stevens Park on Palm Canyon Drive, in Downtown Palm Springs.

General Information
The "Original" Palm Springs art festival, The Desert Art Festival celebrates it's 32 nd year in Downtown Palm Springs, held on President's Weekend and Valentine's Day, a three-day Holiday event.

One hundred of the finest artists will display their original work in all mediums of fine art and fine craft.

This show has a large established patronage from Canada and the Eastern States (snowbirds). Held at Frances Stevens Park on Palm Canyon Drive, in Downtown Palm Springs.

You are invited to submit your application for admission to the 30th Desert Art Festival. This Artist Prospectus and Exhibitor Application include essential details on exhibitor participation and should be read carefully prior to application.

General Information

The Desert Art Festival is a three-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts held in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs at Frances Stevens Park. This event typically features the work of 100 exhibitors. Most are returning artists, but each year we have approximately 50 spaces for new artists. Our goal is to provide a venue for creators of quality fine art and fine craft to meet with the art-buying public. The Desert Art Festival benefits a tax-exempt, non-profit art-related organization.

Important Deadlines

Friday,  November 18, 2016 : Application deadline

Monday, November 19,  2016: Jury Begins

Approximately 40 new artists will be invited to exhibit. The remaining 60 spots are filled by returning artists.

Friday, November 23, 2016: Email notification of application status.

Friday, December 16, 2016: Deadline for accepted artists to commit to exhibit and to remit booth fee.

Monday, January 16, 2017: Deadline to cancel participation in the 2017 Festival to receive credit of booth fee.

Jury Procedure

A maximum of 100 artists will exhibit at the 2017 event. Potentially 40 new exhibit slots in all categories will be determined through the jury process. Artists who exhibited in all categories in the 2016 festival are invited to participate in the 2017 festival.

The jury is comprised of professionals working within the art community. The panel uses a blinded jury process to review a set of four images provided by each artist. The process, materials, dimensions for each image and artist information statements are made available to the jury. Artistic excellence is the sole criteria for selection of exhibitors. The panel is convened to discuss their rankings and the artists with the top scores will receive invitations to exhibit. High-scoring artists who are not initially invited to exhibit will be added to a wait list and offered the opportunity to exhibit should an invited artist decline to participate in the Festival.
 

Rules/Regulations

Booth Space and Regulations:

* All booth spaces are sized to accommodate display tents measuring 10' X 10" for $300.00 + 10% commission   or 10' X 20' for $500.00 +10% commision
* Canopies must be white.
* No electricity is provided.
* Display arrangements must meet with approval of the committee. The committee is looking for balance in         terms of variety of product and the way in which it is displayed.
*Artists must exhibit work on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 4:00 pm on Monday

Sales

Artists will pay a 10% commission on all sales made at and generated from the festival. The commission on sales is due at the close of the festival on Monday at 4:00 pm. Artists are responsible for their own sales and collecting and reporting the State of California sales tax (9.00%) on any sales.

Application Fees:

Please submit a non-refundable jury fee of $20 with your application. Applicants may choose to pay online with their Visa or Master Card, or they may pay by a check made payable to the West Coast Artists. Mail check to P.O. Box 750, Acton, CA 93510.

Acceptance of Offer to Exhibit:

Any artist who is selected by the jury and all returning artists must notify the Festival of intent to exhibit at the 2017 Festival and submit a booth fee by Friday, December 16, 2016. Failure to respond by the deadline may result in revocation of the invitation and immediate invitation of an alternate from the waiting list. The applicant must keep his or her Zapp profile up to date with correct contact information, including mailing address, email address and phone number.

Exhibit Fee

Upon acceptance into the festival, all artists will be asked to submit a $300 10' X 10' booth fee or $500.00 10' X 20' booth fee, depending on your size preferrence, through ZAPP.


Digital Images
* Five (5) images are to be submitted for each individual media category entered by the artist.
* Four (4) images must be of individual pieces of work.
* One (1) image must be of an outdoor display of the artist's work, showing overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work.
* Images must be in 1920 pixel horizontal x 1920 pixel vertical format, for more information access www.zapplication.org/imaging_tips.phtml
* Images must accurately represent the body of the artist's work to be exhibited at the Arts Festival.

Additional Policies

The Desert Art Festival presents original work of exhibiting artists. We do not accept mass production studios, organizations or groups. No imports, commercial, or purchased for resale work. No clothing.
Exhibitors must be at least 18 years old.
Artists must be present with their work for the entire event. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist.
Artists may exhibit only in the category in which they were juried and may not display work in new categories without re-jurying.
Work must be consistent with submitted images.

Hours

Set-up:
2:00pm - 9:00 pm Friday, February 17, or 6:00 am - 9:00 am Saturday, February 18, 2017

Festival Hours:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday

Tear down:
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday

Booth Information
Space are 10' X 10' and canopies must be white. Tables must be covered to the ground. No storage of boxes or packing materials outside of booth.

Canopies must be securely anchored, the show is on grass.

Artist will conduct their own sales and sell their work at their own prices. Please no "Sale" , "Show Special", or "Discount" signs.

10' X 10' space $300.00 + 10% commission 
10' X 20' space $500.00 + 10% commission 
Corner $50.00
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