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Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County 2017

Location:
500 15th St W
Bradenton, Florida (South)

Phone: 941-746-2862
Show Dates: 2/25/17 - 2/26/17
Application Deadline: 2/20/17 Midnight EST

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REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $40.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

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Event Summary

ArtCenter Manatee proudly presents our 2nd Annual Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County, a juried two day outdoor festival that takes place in Downtown Bradenton on Ware's Creek at 15th St W and Manatee Ave. (500 15th St W, Bradenton, Florida 34205) February 25, 2017, 10-5pm & February 26, 2017, 10-4pm. Featuring Regional and National award winning artists, artist demos, shopping, music, food vendors with seating and more. The festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. The proceeds of the festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee's Education and Out Reach programs. Please visit www.artcentermanatee.org to learn more about us.
 

General Information
ArtCenter Manatee proudly presents our 2nd Annual Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County, a juried two day outdoor festival that takes place in Downtown Bradenton on Ware's Creek at 15th St W and Manatee Ave. (500 15th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205) February 25, 2017, 10-5pm & February 26, 2017, 10-4pm. Featuring Regional and National award winning artists, artist demos, shopping, music, food vendors with seating and much more. The festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. The proceeds of the festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee's Education and Out Reach programs. Please visit www.artcentermanatee.org to learn more about us.
The classes of entry into the show are Fine Craft, Jewelry, Painting & Drawing, Photography and Sculpture. We will  have a “Best of Show” award and a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards only, for 2017.
Artist Amenities:
  • Easy load in and out
  • Free parking for artists
  • Cash awards
  • Complimentary coffee & danish 
  • Complimentary bottled water delivered twice daily
  • Booth sitting for breaks
Important Dates:
  • Application deadline- December 30, 2016 (*Note-Any artist wishing to enter after this date, please contact Chirstina Sutor at 941-746-2862)
  • Notifications emailed-January 5, 2017
  • Booth fees due by January 16, 2017
  • No refunds after January 16, 2016
  • Show dates-February 25, 2017 10-5pm & February 26, 2017 10-4pm
  • Set up-February 24, 2017-1:00pm-6:00pm.Artists MUST check in at Welcome Booth for information packet prior to set up. Any artist checking in after this time, there will be NO attendant present and information packets will be found in alpha order at Welcome Booth and MUST check in again on Saturday morning prior to event opening. * Please note-There will be limited Security on Friday evening, 8:00pm-6:00am Saturday morning and again on Saturday evening from 6:00pm-6:00am Sunday morning. If you set up before 8:00pm on Friday you are responsible for your tent and inventory. 
Awards:
An award for Best in Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd only

Application Information:
  • 4 Images are required including an outdoor booth shot set up with fully displayed work. No indoor images will be accepted. 
  • All applications must include an emaill address. This will be the only method of notification and communications. 
  • A non-refundable application fee of $40 is required.
Booth Information
 
All booths measure 12' x 12' to accomodate a 10' x 10' tent. All tents must be white; no exceptions. Please do not attempt to enter the area for set up before 1:00 pm. Electricity is not provided. Anyone wishing to use a generator must be approved prior to use. ArtCenter Manatee will not be responsible for any property losses, damage, or injuries sustained while the artist is participating in the festival. 
Standard Booth Fee-$250
Double Booth Fee: $400
PLEASE CALL FOR CORNER BOOTH-SPACE IS LIMITED FOR CORNER BOOTHS AND MUST BE APPROVED BEFORE PURCHASE.
Corner Booth Fee: $350
 

Rules/Regulations
1. Artists must be present both days of the festival. No commercial dealers or agents are permitted to represent the artist. The festival reserves the right to close down or remove any booth in which the artist is not present.
2.All work must be the artist's original work, no representations, and all artwork must be available for sale.
3. Reproductions must be signed and numbered. This notice must appear on the front of each item. All reproductions must be displayed in browse bins and placed to the back of your booth.
4. The work of one exhibitor may be displayed in each assigned space. Booth sharing is not permitted with the exception of collaborating teams. Collaborations must be artistic rather than business. A team producing a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor; however, teams may consist of no more than two persons, both names must be on the application, and both persons named must be present. Only works produced by the team may be shown. BOTH artists must sign all forms.
5. Artists may enter more than one category for jurying; however, an artist may not jury in two categories using images of the same work. SEPERATE application forms, jury payment and images must be submitted for EACH category entered. Artists may apply for more than one category with seperate applications.
6. All categories shall be reviewed, juried and screened prior to your acceptance. Any media NOT approved during the application process that appears in your booth at an event will be removed or you may be asked to leave the show.
7. All applications require 4 images of current work plus 1 image of your booth display set-up. We will not process your application without an image of your outdoor booth display with a white 10 x 10 tent included in the image. INDOOR displays with not be accepted.
8. Displays must be professiona and aesthetically pleasing. All tents MUST be WHITE. Handwritten signs and sale signs are strictly prohibitted. Ribbons won from other shows may NOT be displayed. The goal is to make your tent look like a "Mini" art gallery. 
9. TENTS- Exhibitors are responsible formaking their tents sturdy against crowds, wind and rain, etc. Staking into the pavement will NOT be permitted. ArtCenter Manatee is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property. Dollies are required for set-up and breakdown.
10. Exhibitors will leave their exhibit space clean and free from trash after packing up at breakdown. If your space is not clean after an event this could result in expulsion from future shows.
11. A  non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required.
12. All cancellations must be in writing and sent to ArtCenter Manatee 209 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205 Attn: Christina Sutor
13. An accepted application is a commitment to display your artwork during ALL scheduled hours of the show. If you are not present at any part of the show, this could result in expulsion from future events.
14. I understand that ArtCenter Manatee reserves the right to cancel the show due to inclement weather or other acts of nature and no refunds will be available.

Booth Information
All booth spaces measure 12' x 12' and will accomodate a 10' x 10' tent. All tents must be white, no exceptions. Booth and display must be constructed to withstand crowds, wind and rain. Exhibitors should be prepared for inclement weather with rain covers, tie-downs and weights. Exhibitors will be held liable for any damage made by their tents. Each exhibitor is responsible for his/her own display in case of damage or loss. Stakes in the ground are not allowed.  
BOOTH FEES
Standard Booth Fee:10 x 10: $250
Double Booth Fee: 10 X 20: $400
PLEASE CALL FOR CORNER BOOTH-SPACE IS LIMITED FOR CORNER BOOTHS AND MUST BE APPROVED BEFORE PURCHASE.
Corner Booth Fee: 10 x 10: $350
If an accepted artist must cancel, the artist must put it in writing and submit to Christina Sutor at ArtCenter Manatee Attn: Christina Sutor 209 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205. 
Artists must check-in at the Welcome booth upon arrival. Booth spaces will be marked off and ready for set-up. Artist will receive their booth tag and pertinent information. Please be considerate of your fellow artists. We ask when you arrive, please unload, then park your vehicle, then return to complete your set-up. The festival site allows for pull in parking, but to be considerate of your fellow artists, we ask you to unload and then park, vehicles can block artist's access to their sites, making it difficult for everyone. Site map for booth spaces and unloading directions will be forthcoming. Details for R.V parking are still being finalized, so please call Christina at 941-746-2862 for more information as we get closer to the show date.
Artists will be provided with and must display a card showing name, city of residence, category and space number in their booth for the duration of the show.
Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County will make every attempt to accommodate specific booth space requests provided on the application; however,it will be first come first served and there are no guarantees.
Other:
  • We will be at the Welcome Booth by 6am
  • We will provide coffee and light danish
  • We will offer booth sitters once a day
  • We will provide 2 bottles of water per day
  • At the end of the show break-down, please clean your space of any trash on the ground in and around your booth
Please contact Christina at 941-746-2862 or christina@artcentermanatee.org if you would like to donate a piece for the raffle. 

 
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