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Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2017

Location:
Piedmont Park, Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia (South)

Phone: 404-817-6642
Event Dates: 4/7/17 - 4/9/17
Application Deadline: 10/26/16 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Non-Refundable Administrative Processing Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Celebrating its 81st year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an Atlanta tradition with an emphasis on art, music and family entertainment . Artists from across the country participate in Atlanta's premiere spring festival that attracts an average of 200,000 visitors each year. Continually rated amongst the top art shows in the country, professional management coupled with strong community and volunteer support make this a first class event.

General Information
FESTIVAL DATES & TIMES:
Friday, April 7th - 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8th - 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9th - 12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m.

Artist Market closes at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday

LOCATION:
Piedmont Park, Atlanta

ARTISTS’ PARTICIPATION:
Artists accepted for participation MUST be in attendance during the entire festival. Only one artist may display per booth unless the work produced is a collaboration of two artists. Both artists must sign this application and be present during entire festival. No agents, dealers, or representatives may attend in place of the artist(s). Work produced by apprentices or employees is unacceptable. All participating artists will be required to show a Photo ID upon check-in.

STANDARDS:
Our show is designed for artists who create and execute original, professional quality work. All work displayed MUST be produced by the exhibiting artist or two person team collaboration and MUST be consistent with the images submitted.

Any artwork, including photographs, that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “REPRODUCTION” and placed in browse bins. Framed reproductions may be hung on only one wall of the booth not to exceed 10 linear feet and they must be labeled as reproductions.
 
  • Multiple employee studios engaged in production work are not eligible to participate.
     
  • Absolutely no buy-sell. No merchandise such as coffee cups, note cards, calendars, or other items mass produced from an original piece of artwork will be permitted.
     
  • Items made using commercial molds or patterns and hobby crafts are ineligible.
     
  • All work shown must be for sale.

    Artists violating the rules of this show or who fail to cooperate with the Festival Staff and Committee will not be permitted to exhibit. The show will be monitored for misrepresentation and we reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved artwork from the show.

    Marketing strategy for the festival includes extensive pre-event mass media advertising (print, radio, internet and television), social media updates, and sponsor/patron promotions. During the event, significant public relations outreach keeps the festival highlighted in local media programs. Participating artists may be invited to participate in radio or television promotions during the event.

    CATEGORIES:
    Our show is designed for artists who create and execute original, professional quality work. All work displayed MUST be produced by the exhibiting artist or two person team collaboration and MUST be consistent with the images submitted. Artist may only exhibit art in the category in which they were accepted. Jewelry may be exhibited only if accepted under the jewelry category.
    2-D MIXED MEDIA
    Two dimensional, wall hung artwork using the combination of two or more distinct
    media in a collage-type manner. Artwork must be signed by the artist. This category is not to be used if artwork consists of only one medium even if uniquely framed. Reproduction policies are outlined under STANDARDS.
    3-D MIXED MEDIA
    Original work of three dimensions which incorporates the union of three or more media or physical materials. Use this category ONLY if work cannot be classified under another category.

    CLAY
    Original sculptural, decorative, or functional work in which the primary material used is clay. No machine made or mass produced items. All artwork must be signed by the artist.

    PHOTOGRAPHY/DIGITAL ART
    Original artwork created by the artist / photographer utilizing an SLR or Digital camera, or computer-generated image, and printed with either traditional darkroom, ink-jet, or laser printing technologies. No commercial photography. Original prints must be signed and numbered. Only one framed piece of each image may be hung on the walls of the booth. Reproduction policies are outlined under STANDARDS.
     
    DRAWING / GRAPHICS / PRINTMAKING
    Original works made with pen, pencil, color pencil, charcoal or traditional printmaking techniques, including etching, engraving, lithography, serigraphy, or woodcuts. Combination techniques / collages are also included. Original prints must be signed and numbered. Reproduction policies are outlined under “STANDARDS.”
     
    FIBER / LEATHER
    Original work created from fibers or leather. Includes basketry, handmade paper, weavings, and other artistic, fabric-based work. All work must be designed and sewn by the artist. No commercial, mass produced items permitted.
     
    GLASS
    Original sculptural or decorative work created in glass. No molds or other forms of mass production permitted. All work must be signed by the artist.
     
    JEWELRY
    Original jewelry made from precious and non-precious metals, gemstones, enamel, glass, fiber, clay or other materials. No buy/sell, kit or costume jewelry, or mass produced items. Jewelry may be exhibited ONLY if accepted under the jewelry category.
     
    METAL
    Original sculptural or decorative items created in metal. May be painted or unpainted. No commercial or volume production items. All work must be signed by the artist.
     
    PAINTING - OIL / ACRYLIC
    Original work created using oil / acrylic or similar materials on canvas, paper, or board. Combination techniques / collages of these materials are also included. Reproduction policies are outlined under “STANDARDS.”
     
    PAINTING - WATERCOLOR / PASTEL
    Original work created using watercolor / pastel or similar materials on canvas, paper, or board. Combination techniques / collages of these materials are also included. Reproduction policies are outlined under “STANDARDS.”
     
    WOOD
    Original sculptural or decorative work made primarily from wood. Includes hand tooled, carved or machine worked items, with either natural or painted finish. No commercial or volume production items. All work must be signed by the artist.


    JURY PROCESS:
    Exhibitors are selected on the basis of design, quality and presentation as determined by an independent jury of art professionals with knowledge and experience in multiple art disciplines. Artists are juried by category, with each artist’s images viewed simultaneously. After discussion, each artist is then assigned a score. Those with the highest scores per category will be invited to participate. A limited number of artists per category will be accepted to provide a balanced show. In addition, a score-based wait list will be maintained in each category with cancellations filled from that list. The jury process is done anonymously and the decision of the jury is final.

    The total number of booths available is 260. Full advertising efforts will take place in an effort to increase attendance and promote that ADF in Piedmont Park. The previous year’s award winners are jury exempt; however, all winners must complete an application, submit all images and pay all fees by the required deadline.

    DIGITAL IMAGE REQUIREMENTS:
    3 digital images of your artwork and 1 digital image of your booth must be submitted with your application. Digital images must be current and show artwork completed within the past two years.

    Digital image quality is essential and can make a difference in your acceptance. The jury has only your digital images with which to judge your work. The best image is one that is full framed with the artist's single work, is well lit and is representative of the body of work intended for exhibition. Your booth image should show your booth as it is set up for exhibition at an outdoor show, but without the artist’s name, banners, title of artwork or people visible, so as to remain anonymous to jurors. It should contain all work to be exhibited since it stands as a visual contract between you and the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Failure to follow the digital image requirements will result in disqualification.

    AWARDS:
    ADF will present $6,000 in awards to the artists judged “Best in Category.” Last year’s award winners will automatically be invited to participate in this year’s festival; however, all winners must complete an application, submit all images and pay all fees by the required deadline. The panel of show judges will include industry professionals and art educators.

    DISPLAY SIZE:
    Artists are expected to provide their own 10 X 10 canopied, white tent. There may be some room for storage behind the tents or on the sides depending upon your assigned booth location. ADF will attempt to accommodate specific booth requests; however, no booth space request will be guaranteed. Upon acceptance, a limited number of corner, double and electrical spaces will be available. Artists will have the opportunity to purchase booth, corner and electrical spaces upon notification of acceptance. A limited amount of double booth spaces will be available.

    SET UP:
    Wednesday, April 5th - 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 6th - 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
     
    • Driving on the grass or mulched areas off the paved roadway surface is strictly prohibited.
       
    • No staking of tents, canopies or panels - come prepared with the appropriate weights. No Storage on Grass.
       
    • No campers or RVs in the park per City of Atlanta, Dept. Of Parks Ordinance, Section 110-57.
       
    • No sleeping overnight in park.
       
    • No rollerblades, scooters or bicycles during event.
       
    • No pets per City of Atlanta, Dept. Of Parks Ordinance, Section 110-70 under Article III of Chapter 110 (d) and (e).
       
    • Artist is responsible for any damage occurring as a result of not adhering to city ordinances and / or park regulations.

      Failure to follow park restrictions and city ordinances will result in disqualification.

      ARTIST SERVICES:
    • Overnight park security.
       
    • Vehicle loading and unloading at booth space.
       
    • Hospitality tent with coffee and refreshments provided daily.
       
    • Discount rates on participating hotels.
       
    • Parking information will be forthcoming in artist acceptance packet and/or check-in packet. Acceptance packets will be emailed to artists.

      STATE SALES TAX:
      All artists are responsible for collecting the 8% sales tax for the State of Georgia and Fulton County. A tax form will be provided in your check-in packet.

      NOTIFICATIONS:
      Notifications will be emailed to artists by November 8, 2016. No notifications will be issued by phone, fax or US mail.

      CANCELLATIONS:
      Cancellations for full booth refund will be accepted if cancellation notification is received via email to coordinator@dogwood.org by February 3, 2017

      FEES:
    • Administrative Processing Fee (non-refundable) - $35.00
       
    • Standard Booth Fee - $425.00
      Double Booth Fee $850.00
       
    • Corner Booth Fee - $175.00 – (if applicable) purchase in addition to your standard booth fee upon notification of acceptance. There are limited corner spaces available and they cannot be guaranteed.
       
    • Electricity Fee - $125.00 – (if applicable) purchase in addition to your standard booth fee upon notification of acceptance. There are a limited number of spaces where electricity can be provided.

      ADF will only accept credit card payments through Zapp. Failure to follow directions will result in DISQUALIFICATION.

      DEADLINES:
      Application deadline by midnight (MT) - October 25, 2016

      Notifications emailed by - November 8, 2016

      Acceptance Fees Due by - January 23, 2017

      Booth, Corner & Electrical Fees refund until - February 3, 2017

      Set up Dates - April 5th & 6th, 2017

      Show Dates - April 7th, 8th & 9th, 2017

      The Atlanta Dogwood Festival reserves the right to refuse any application.


Rules/Regulations
STANDARDS:
Our show is designed for artists who create and execute original, professional quality work. All work displayed MUST be produced by the exhibiting artist or two person team collaboration and MUST be consistent with the images submitted.

Any artwork, including photographs, that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “REPRODUCTION” and placed in browse bins. Framed reproductions may be hung on only one wall of the booth not to exceed 10 linear feet and they must be labeled as reproductions.
 
  • Multiple employee studios engaged in production work are not eligible to participate.
     
  • Absolutely no buy-sell. No merchandise such as coffee cups, note cards, calendars, or other items mass produced from an original piece of artwork will be permitted.
     
  • Items made using commercial molds or patterns and hobby crafts are ineligible.
     
  • All work shown must be for sale.

    Artists violating the rules of this show or who fail to cooperate with the Festival Staff and Committee will not be permitted to exhibit. The show will be monitored for misrepresentation and we reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved artwork from the show.

    Marketing strategy for the festival includes extensive pre-event mass media advertising (print, radio, internet and television), social media updates, and sponsor/patron promotions. During the event, significant public relations outreach keeps the festival highlighted in local media programs. Participating artists may be invited to participate in radio or television promotions during the event.


Booth Information
DISPLAY SIZE:
Artists are expected to provide their own 10 X 10 canopied, white tent. There may be some room for storage behind the tents or on the sides depending upon your assigned booth location. ADF will attempt to accommodate specific booth requests; however, no booth space request will be guaranteed. Upon acceptance, a limited number of corner, double and electrical spaces will be available. Artists will have the opportunity to purchase booth, corner and electrical spaces upon notification of acceptance. A limited amount of double booth spaces will be available.
 
  • FEES:
  • Administrative Processing Fee (non-refundable) - $35.00
     
  • Standard Booth Fee - $425.00
    Double Booth Fee $850.00
     
  • Corner Booth Fee - $175.00 – (if applicable) purchase in addition to your standard booth fee upon notification of acceptance. There are limited corner spaces available and they cannot be guaranteed.
     
  • Electricity Fee - $125.00 – (if applicable) purchase in addition to your standard booth fee upon notification of acceptance. There are a limited number of spaces where electricity can be provided.

    ADF will only accept credit card payments through Zapp. Failure to follow directions will result in DISQUALIFICATION.
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