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Beaux Arts Festival of Art | Miami 2017

Location:
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida (South)

Event Dates: 1/15/17 - 1/15/17
Application Deadline: 9/28/16 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Non-Refundable Application Fee): $40.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The 66th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art takes place on the grounds of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida on January 14th and 15th, 2017.  Each year, thousands of patrons visit the festival to view and to purchase original artwork from approximately 230 juried exhibitors. Cash awards totaling over $20,000 will be presented to juried artists across ten categories as well as to the winners of the Student Artist Showcase which features art from students all over Miami-Dade County.  The Festival of Art is free to the public and offers live eclectic music, children's art experiences, fabulous dining options, and free admission all weekend to the Lowe Art Museum.

General Information
The Beaux Arts Festival of Art is run entirely by Beaux Arts Miami, a volunteer support organization of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. The first festival, originally called the Clothesline Sale, was held in the spring of 1952 in order to give young artists a chance to meet the buying public. The festival became an annual project, and is now a juried show recognized as one of the leading art shows in the country.  Proceeds from the Beaux Arts Festival of Art go to the Lowe Art Museum for the purposes of funding exhibitions, capital improvements, children's programming (including Art and School Camps and Hands On Community Outreach) as well as acquisitions for the museum's collection. 

Beaux Arts is proud to host South Florida's oldest juried art festival, the Beaux Arts Fesitval of Art, on January 14th and 15th, 2017.
 
The Beaux Arts Festival of Art committee works hard to ensure that your experience with the festival will be as enjoyable as possible. Artist services include:
  • Cash awards totaling over $20,000 across 10 categories including Ceramics, Glass, Graphics & Drawing, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Oil & Acrylics, Photography, Watercolor, Wood, and Three Dimensional Sculpture;
  • Automatic acceptance for 1st Place winners the following year;
  • Check-in package including a list of reasonably priced lodging and restaurant alternatives; maps of the festival and surrounding area to assist you in locating the University of Miami and the Lowe Art Museum;
  • Complimentary artist breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM;
  • Snacks delivered to every booth each afternoon; and
  • Booth sitting available daily to allow artists to take a quick break.
 
THE MEDIA 
With 65+ years of media & event experience, we know how to reach out to the entire South Florida community, and how to reach the people with the means and cultural interest to purchase fine art. All Beaux Arts Festival of Art events, advertising and promotion includes broadcast television, print, radio and social media partnerships. In addition, there are street banners, posters, and postcards distributed within the communities.
 
 
MARKETING
Our Marketing Plan takes a synergistic approach that combines all types of media. The Beaux Arts have a reputation of bringing out the high-end buying crowd to each of its events. We work with the Miami Herald, the Community Newspapers network, local CBS TV Channel 10, local Public Radio station WLRN, Indulge Magazine, Munchkins Parenting Magazine. We have an extensive digital campaign that includes a very large presence on social media.
 
ADVERTISING & PROMOTION
- The Beaux Arts Festival of Art is among the top award winning art festival organizations in the Southeast.
- Voted "Best Fine Arts Festival" and "Best Family Outing" by local media
- The Beaux Arts employs professional marketing strategies including:
            - PR and online media platforms
            - Print and online media ads
            - Radio and TV
            - Billboards, banners, and posters 
            - Extensive business partner collaboration
            - Social media
            - Dedicated interactive website
            - National and Local online calendar entries
 
All advertising messages and media will be targeted toward bringing art buyers to you! 
Drawing in art lovers, experienced and new collectors and educated buyers, who are year-round residents and those visiting South Florida during the peak of season, is our primary goal.
 
Thank you for your interest! We hope you will apply to our show!
 
Beaux Art Festival of Art
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6310
Email: artfestinfo@beauxartsmiami.org
Visit us at http://beauxartsmiami.org/festival-of-art or
find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BeauxArtsFestival
and Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/beauxartsfestival/

 


Rules/Regulations
APPLICATION DEADLINE‚Äč

Section 1, Applications:

All applications must include the following:
  • Acknowledgment serving as “Signature of the Agreement” regarding the rules and regulations of the Beaux Arts Festival of Art;
  • Completed application form online, including a complete artist profile;
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40; and
  • Four (4) digital images. Three images must be of individual pieces, which accurately represent the body of work to be exhibited. One image must be a booth image and may not be used to expand on the category in which the artist is applying.
  • Booth image and body of work images must not include the artist’s name. Artwork with signatures or booths with signage cannot be accepted, as we hold a blind jurying process.
 
Techniques, materials, and dimensions may be included in your application. Please use the “Description of Material and Technique” section of the application to describe materials and techniques used. Only work of the quality and type illustrated in the digital images may be displayed at the Festival of Art. Jurying is a competitive process, and image quality does count. Consider whether your images show your work clearly and to your advantage. Images must be in 1920 pixel horizontal x 1920 pixel vertical format. For more information, access http://www.zapplication.org/images.phtml.
 
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
 
Section 2, Festival Quality:
Exhibition at the Beaux Arts Festival of Art is by invitation only and is limited to artists whose work is of the highest quality. All work should be original, well-conceived and expertly executed without technical faults. Work should be made by hand or with the use of necessary and appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of individuality.
 
Section 3, Categories Accepted:
Please choose your medium carefully as you will be juried against other works in that category only.
  • Ceramics | C: Original functional or sculptural work where the primary material is clay. No machine-made or mass produced work is accepted. Each item must be signed.
  • Glass | G: Original functional or sculptural work where the primary material is glass. No manufactured molds or other forms of mass production allowed.
  • Graphic & Drawing | GD: Original work made with pen, pencil, charcoal, pastels, or chalk.
  • Jewelry | J: Original jewelry made from precious and non-precious metals, gemstones, enamel, glass, clay, etc. No mass production techniques allowed. Artists applying to Jewelry are asked to disclose both the creative processes and materials used in the “Description of Material and Technique” section of the artist’s application. See “Section 1, Applications” under Rules And Regulations.
  • Mixed Media | MM: Original, non-functioning, non-sculptural work in which more than one medium has been employed. Artists applying to Mixed Media are asked to disclose both the creative processes and materials used in the “Description of Material and Technique” section of the artist’s application. See “Section 1, Applications” under Rules And Regulations.
  • Oil & Acrylics | OA: Original work created with acrylics and / or oils.
  • Photography | P: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original negative or digital image processing, and which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision. Photographers are asked to disclose both their creative and printing processes in the “Description of Material and Technique” section of the artist’s application. See “Section 1, Applications” under Rules And Regulations.
  • Watercolor | WC: Original work made with paint soluble in water.
  • Wood | W: Original functional or sculptural work where the primary material is wood. Original works must be hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.
  • 3D Sculpture | 3D: Original three-dimensional work that may include the use of more than one material. Artists applying to 3D Sculpture are asked to disclose both their creative process and materials used in the “Description of Material and Technique” section of the artist’s application. See “Section 1, Applications” under Rules And Regulations.
Examples of items not accepted: We do not accept dried or live flower arrangements, pressed flowers, poured molds, kit work, manufactured or mass-produced items, including, but not limited to, painting, glass, woodwork, clothing, jewelry, quilts, postcards and note cards, and t-shirts. Beaux Art reserves the right to remove unsuitable works at the time of the Festival. The booth rental fee will not be returned if this is deemed necessary.
 
Section 4, Special Applications:
Artists wishing to apply in more than one category must submit separate applications for each medium to be considered. If only one application is accepted, only work in the accepted medium may be exhibited.
 
Artists working together may apply as one if they collaborate on every piece. If they are accepted, they may exhibit only pieces that are collaborations. Please specify partner’s first and last name on the application in the specified fields, "Collaborator".
 
Section 5, Application Deadlines:
Applications must be entered online by midnight on September 23, 2016 for a jury fee of $40.  There will be no applications accepted after this date. 
 
Notification letters will be emailed on or before November 10, 2016.
 
Artists unable to attend should inform the festival in writing of their cancellation. The last date for cancellation with booth fee refund is November 20, 2016.
 
Section 6, Jury Process:
Ninety percent (90%) of the artist spaces are selected through the jurying process. The balance is automatically given to the previous year's winners. The jury consists of a panel of local art experts including museum curators, art professors, gallery owners, and local artists. The jury scores each applicant from 1 - 5 points, 5 being highest. The decision of the jury is based solely on the three images of individual pieces submitted through the application process.
 
Section 7, Exhibition Spaces:
  • Booth space: 10' front x 10' sides.
  • Booth fees: $350 standard; $425 corner. Prices include applicable Florida sales tax.
  • One exhibitor per space.
  • Requesting a corner booth does not guarantee that you will receive one. If you would like a corner booth, you must request one in your application. Beaux Arts will do its best to honor your requests. Corner booths are available on a first-come basis upon being invited to the show, regardless of prior placements.
  • Booth locations are assigned in advance by Beaux Arts. Locations are subject to change.
  • Each booth is allowed one browse bin that may not exceed 16 square feet, a maximum 48” and a maximum length 48”, to be displayed in the back of the interior of the booth. The use of one browse bin includes a bin that may be used to display reproductions (see Section 8, Reproduction Policy).
  • Exhibitors who collaborate on all pieces may share a booth and will be charged only one booth fee.
  • Exhibitors will provide their own means of displays. Displays must be sturdy enough to withstand crowds and the South Florida weather. The Beaux Arts Festival of Art and the University of Miami are not responsible for any sort of damage to your artwork, your equipment, your vehicle, or your booth for any reason. 
  • All booths must be weighed down properly with at least 20 lb. weights at each corner.
  • The use of generators is prohibited by exhibiting artists.  
  • Exhibitors may pre-register and begin set up of booths on Friday, January 13, 2017, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Final setup may begin at 6:00 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2017, and must be completed by 9:00 AM. The festival is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Not all booth locations are perfectly level; exhibitors are advised to bring leveling devices for table displays.
  • Beaux Arts reserves the right to review and approve all booth displays and signage to ensure it is consistent with that of a fine art show.
  • Assistance from festival volunteers will not be available for booth setup.
Section 8, Reproduction Policy: 
The Beaux Art Festival of Art will allow a limited quantity of offset prints and mechanical reproductions. All reproductions, whether framed or unframed, must be clearly and individually labeled “REPRODUCTION.” The method of reproduction should be labeled on the back of the reproduction.  Reproductions containing enhancements (giclee, remarques, painting over, colorizing, etc.) or bearing an original signature will be subject to restrictions of the Reproduction Policy.
 
All reproductions shall be displayed in a browse bin. Each booth is allowed one browse bin that may not exceed 16 square feet, a maximum 48” and a maximum length 48” to be displayed in the back of the interior of the booth.
 
Beaux Arts reserves the right to enforce these restrictions at the time of the festival and will require removal of any reproductions in violation of this policy.
 
Section 9, Miscellaneous Rules:
  • Exhibitors sell directly to the public and are responsible for 7% Florida sales tax.
  • Parking is not permitted on the grounds. Peripheral parking is available.
  • Exhibitors MUST be present during the entire two-day festival and must personally staff their exhibition space. No dealers, agents, or other representatives may attend the event in place of the artist.
  • Exhibitors who break down early will not be allowed to return to subsequent Beaux Arts Festivals.
  • Beaux Arts Festival of Art and the University of Miami will not be liable for personal property losses or injuries sustained while participating at the Festival.
  • Each exhibitor is required to show identification at check-in.
  • No commission on sales will be charged.


Booth Information
Exhibition Spaces:
  • Booth space: 10' front x 10' sides.
  • Booth fees: $350 standard; $425 corner. Prices include applicable Florida sales tax.
  • One exhibitor per space.
  • Requesting a corner booth does not guarantee that you will receive one. If you would like a corner booth, you must request one in your application. Beaux Arts will do its best to honor your requests. Corner booths are available on a first-come basis upon being invited to the show, regardless of prior placements.
  • Booth locations are assigned in advance by Beaux Arts. Locations are subject to change.
  • Each booth is allowed one browse bin that may not exceed 16 square feet, a maximum 48” and a maximum length 48”, to be displayed in the back of the interior of the booth. The use of one browse bin includes a bin that may be used to display reproductions (see Section 8, Reproduction Policy).
  • Exhibitors who collaborate on all pieces may share a booth and will be charged only one booth fee.
  • Exhibitors will provide their own means of displays. Displays must be sturdy enough to withstand crowds and the South Florida weather. The Beaux Arts Festival of Art and the University of Miami are not responsible for any sort of damage to your artwork, your equipment, your vehicle, or your booth for any reason. 
  • Exhibitors must weigh down their booth with at least 20 lb. weights at each corner.
  • The use of generators is prohibited by exhibiting artists.  
  • Exhibitors may pre-register and begin set up of booths on Friday, January 13, 2017, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Final setup may begin at 6:00 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2017, and must be completed by 9:00 AM. The festival is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Not all booth locations are perfectly level; exhibitors are advised to bring leveling devices for table displays.
  • Beaux Arts reserves the right to review and approve all booth displays and signage to ensure it is consistent with that of a fine art show.
  • Assistance from festival volunteers will not be available for booth setup.
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