Event Information

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival 2017

Jupiter, Florida (South)

Phone: 561-748-3946
Event Dates: 2/18/17 - 2/20/17
Application Deadline: 1/16/17 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury fee ): $40.00


Event Summary
Celebrating 32 years, ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival has grown from a small, local art show to a nationally recognized fine arts festival attracting tens of thousands of art lovers and collectors. ArtiGras will be held President’s Day Weekend, February 18-20, 2017 at Abacoa in Jupiter, Florida. Produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, ArtiGras was recently named one of the top 50 fine art festivals in the country and features 300 juried artists along with artist demonstrations, Youth Art Competition, ArtiKids children’s interactive activity area, entertainment and more.

General Information
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce invites you to apply to be an exhibitor at the 32nd annual ArtiGras, a three-day ticketed fine arts festival over Presidents' Day weekend attracting tens of thousands of art lovers and collectors. ArtiGras showcases a juried exhibition of gallery-quality art and offers a unique opportunity for visitors to interact with and purchase directly from the artists.

The festival offers artists’ demonstrations, the ArtiKids interactive arts area, musical performances and unique art-related performances. ArtiGras benefits local charities and is produced by the professional staff of The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce with more than 1,000 volunteers. ArtiGras has grown from a small, local art show to a nationally recognized fine arts festival. Our event location, Abacoa, is a thriving community close to Palm Beach, Jupiter Island and other exclusive neighborhoods.

Fine Art Juried Showcase
The Fine Art Juried Showcase will feature 300 fine artists. ArtiGras will accept applications from artists in the following 13 categories: Ceramics, Fiber (wearable and nonwearable), Drawing and Printmaking, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Digital Art, Metal and Wood. A jury of highly regarded art professionals will select the artists that will participate in the show. Artists are chosen for their unique styles and artistic excellence.  We also have a Emerging Artists program for 1st time "festival artists" and a Garden Art area to offer patrons art for the outdoor needs.

Friday September 16, 2016
Deadline for All Applications

Friday October 28, 2016
Artists Notified by E-Mail of Selection & Reserve List

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Artist Acceptance Deadline and Booth Fee Payment Deadline

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Last day to cancel and receive a refund of 80% of the booth fee. After this date, no refunds will be processed.


Each exhibiting artist must complete an online application with only one artist per entry, unless you are entering as a team in collaboration. Artists may apply for more than one category, but a separate online application must be filled out for each category. Each application must include a jury fee and its own set of images.

An Artist is an individual who takes a piece from idea to fruition working by themselves.
A Collaborator is a person who adds creative techniques to the same piece of work as the promary artist.
An Assistant is a person who assists with set up, breakdown, sales, marketing but does not do any of the creative work.

An artist may be accepted in more than one category. Multiple online applications must represent either work in different media categories or distinctly different work within the media category.

Submit four images, three of individual pieces of work and one of your booth display. The images must be an accurate representation of the work to be exhibited and reflect current creations. Image quality is very important. Do not include your name or company name on any image.

Award Winners
If you received an award in 2016 and are entering under the same award category, you will not be in the jury selection. Please contact info@artigras.org if you would like to be in the 2017 show.

ArtiGras has the right to invite up to 10 fine artists to participate in the show. To qualify, artists must not have participated in ArtiGras for the past five years.

Accepted Artists
Artists who are accepted to the show will find all registration materials, maps and related information on our website at www.artigras.org beginning January 18, 2017.

ArtiGras maintains the rights to use submitted images for publicity and affirmation purposes before, during and after the event.


The jury consists of a panel of five experienced arts professionals representing museum curators, gallery owners, professional artists, and art educators. Decisions by the jurors are based solely on the quality of work in the submitted images. Images must clearly represent all work intended for exhibition at ArtiGras. Each category will be judged separately. Projected images are reviewed by the panel in a blind jury process with multiple rounds. The identities of artists are not disclosed to jurors. The jury is comprised of two working artists and three other art professionals. The jury will view each artist's set of four images projected simultaneously in a horizontal grouping with image #1 showing first. The process, materials and dimensions for each image as well as artist information statements will be made available to the jury. The category is quickly previewed and then viewed again as the art description is read aloud. Artistic excellence and a well balanced show are the criteria for selection of exhibitors, the Arts Festival does not have any quotas. The top 264 receive invitations; the balance of artists in the final round are retained to comprise a waiting list of alternates. Decisions of the jury panel are final.

There are 300 spaces for the Fine Art Juried Showcase.

The 14 award winners of 2016 are automatically juried into the show along with up to 10 invited artists. There will be up to 12 Emerging Artists accepted.

The jury will select 264 artists for a balanced show.

There are no established quotas for individual media categories. A waitlist of up to 8 artists from each media category will also be selected. An artist must achieve a minimum score to be considered for the show and waitlist.


Designed specifically for artists who have no experience exhibiting and selling their artwork at all venues, or extremely minimal experience if any. The application procedure and fee is the same as the regular show, however, upon acceptance emerging artists will pay a lower booth fee, have a tent provided and receive mentoring through the Arts Festival. Artists may only apply to the Emerging Artist Program or for the general show, but they may not apply to both. Artists who are just beginning their careers in the artworld are encouraged to apply. The Arts Festival reserves the right to pre-screen and research emerging artists to make sure they are a fit for this category and that they do not have extensive experience exhibiting and selling their work.

Emerging artists live between St. Lucie and Broward Counties.

Emerging Artist Applicants will proceed in the same manner as professional artists and submit their artwork through Zapplication.org. Emerging Artists are asked to apply with a 4th image of their work instead of an image of their booth. When uploading your images, you will upload the 4th image of your work by selecting 'YES' this is your booth shot, even though it is not.

Accepted Emerging Artists will have 3 workshops, 2 prior to ArtiGras and 1 after ArtiGras.  1st will be a site visit to Art in the Gardens, a smaller art festival at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens November 5th & 6th, 2016.  2nd will be held at Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park in January.  Post event recap will be the last Saturday in February.

1. All artwork must be the original work of the displaying artist. No proxy exhibitors, commercial dealers or agents are permitted.

2. An artist may not exhibit in any other festival on the same dates as ArtiGras.

3. The work of only one exhibitor may be displayed in each assigned space, with the exception of artist teams or collaborators.

4. Artist teams and/or collaborators that produce a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor; however, such a team may not consist of more than two people. If you do enter as an artist team or collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the online application. Both artists must be present throughout the entire show. No work by apprentices or employees will be accepted.

5. Buy/sell vendors are strictly prohibited.

6. Artists may exhibit artwork only in the category in which they are accepted. See application rules regarding applying in multiple categories.

7. Artwork will not be permitted if it is created from molds, kits or other commercial methods.

8. Artwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted, nor will work that is mass-produced in combination with items created from original handcrafted pieces. We reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved artwork from the show.

9. Art made from ready-made items like clothing, commercially dyed material or furniture with painted, dyed or batiked embellishments will not be accepted.

10. No work on display may be copies of masters, advertisements, or widely circulated photographs.

11. All developing and printing of images must be done by the artist or under the direct supervision of the artist.

12. All artwork shown in the booth must be comparable to artwork shown in images. Compliance will be verified during the event. Ineligible work will be removed from the festival. Booth images will be used to verify booth display presentation. Booth areas must look professional at all times.

1. The artist or collaborating team must be present all three days of the festival.

2. All artwork displayed must be for sale.

3. All two-dimensional work must be matted or framed.

4. All artists and collaborating artists are required to check in at the Artists Oasis before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016. A photo ID is required. Assistants and employees may not check in for the artist.

5. No animals are allowed in or around the artists’ booths.

6. Displaying ribbons and awards from other shows is not allowed.

7. Artists must maintain the booth for the entire event. If items sell out, the artists can maintain the booth with one or more of the following: displaying portfolio pictures and/or showroom samples, or retaining sold artwork for delivery after the event.

8. Any artists closing their booth prior to the end of the show will not be permitted to return the next day or in subsequent years.

9. Each exhibitor is responsible to collect and pay State of Florida six percent sales tax. No commission on sales will be paid to ArtiGras.

1. Fine Art Reproductions of original paintings, pastels, drawings, collage or mixed media may be exhibited if they are limited editions, signed and numbered on the front of each piece.

2. Framed or unframed reproductions may be displayed in one browse bin. Reproduction pieces must be clearly marked as “Reproduction" or “Limited Edition Reproduction" on the front of each piece. Reproductions may not be in the same browse bin as originals. The browse bin must also be labeled “Reproductions".

3. Framed reproductions may be displayed in browse bins and/or hung on one wall of the booth, not to exceed ten (10) linear feet. All unframed reproductions must be displayed in browse bins.

4. No laser prints or color photocopies will be permitted.

5. No posters, t-shirts, calendars, cards/postcards or other personal merchandise that is a mass reproduction of an original piece of artwork will be permitted in exhibitor booths.

6. Artists must post an artist’s statement explaining the process and materials used in displayed works. Reproductions must also be disclosed in this statement.

During ArtiGras, three of the judges from the jury panel will choose 14 award winners in the Fine Art Showcase and give out $16,000 worth of prizes. Judging will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18. Cash awards and ribbons will be presented on Sunday morning, February 19.

Award Categories
Best of Show: $3,000
First Place (one in each category): $1,000
Total : $16,000

Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign each piece. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted.

Digital Art
This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.

Drawing and Printmaking
Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons, etc., or from a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush. Printed works for which the artists hand-manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes. Digital art applicants may apply in this category.

Fiber - Wearable and Nonwearable Categories
All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.

Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kilnformed or have been crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved. No forms of mass production are permitted.

All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.  Apply in this category if your jewelry is wire wrapped of fused glass components you have made, clay components you have made, glass beads you have made, etc.  Jewelry made primarily of pre-purchased beads are not acceptable.

Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed

Mixed Media
Two and three-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. This includes nonsculpture work as determined by the artist.

Works created in oils, watercolors and/or acrylics.

Photographic prints made from artist’s original that have been processed either by the artist or under his/her direct supervision. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.

Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.

Original works that are handtooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

Jury Fee: $40
Each application must be accompanied by the jury fee payment. Applicants must pay online by credit card,  Applications will not be processed until jury fee is received. 

Booth Fee: $505.00 *including tax
Double Booth Fee: $1010.00 *including tax
Additional Fee for Corner Booth: $106.00 *including tax
An artist who is selected by the jury and accepts the invitation to exhibit, must complete the electronic contract on Zapplication and booth fee by Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Failure to respond by the deadline may result in revocation of the invitation and immediate invitation of an alternate from the waiting list. Applicants are responsible for keeping the Arts Festival advised of effective mailing addresses.

Double or corner booths can be requested when sending in your agreement with payment. These special requests will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, based on postmark dates. Payment for a corner booth must be made with a separate check so that it can be returned to you if we reach capacity.

Exhibitors who do not show and do not cancel will not be re-invited.

Cancellations received prior to December 14, 2016 will be refunded 80 percent of the booth fee. After, no refunds will be made.

Acceptance notifications will be e-mailed October 28, 2016. Booth fees will be accepted with a electronic signed exhibitor’s agreement via zapplication..

Special booth requests, including reserving corner booths, can be made on the electronic exhibitor agreement. All fees must be submitted through zapplication to ArtiGras by Wednesday, December 7, 2016. If your booth fee and agreement are not received by December 7th, your space will be forfeited with NO NOTICE, and the artists on the reserve list will be contacted to fill your space.

Applications will be date stamped upon receipt. Artists desiring corner locations, or having any other specific space requests, will be assigned spaces on a first-come, first served basis from the date their application is received. Each exhibitor will be provided a space measuring 10' deep by 12' wide and exhibit spaces are on either grass or concrete. Artists are to provide their own display booth, racks and/or tables in order to display their work in an outdoor environment. Booth and display must be constructed to withstand crowds and wind. Booths placed on a paved surface may not anchor supports into the pavement. Exhibitors should be prepared for inclement weather with rain covers, tie-downs and weights. Exhibitors will be held liable for any damages made by their tents. Each exhibitor is responsible for his/her own display in case of damage or loss.

Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work with no commission on sales due to the Arts Festival.

Collaborative Work / Multiple Applications
Artists must submit separate applications, unless applying as a team. If artists are accepted as a team they may only exhibit the collaborative work they were accepted for.

Artists wishing to exhibit work produced in more than one media category must apply with separate online user id's, set of digital images and jury fee for each category. Only one application may be submitted per body of work represented. Multiple applications must represent either work in different media categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category. No advantage is gained by submitting multiple applications for the same body of work in multiple categories.

FOUR images are to be submitted for each application entered by the artist. Three images must be of individual pieces of work. The fourth image, must be of a display of the artist's work, showing overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work. The fourth image is mandatory. If a booth image per se is not available, submit an image taken of a grouping of works representative of the works to be exhibited at the show. The purpose of the booth image is to ensure the artist has a complete body of work which is represented both in the first three images and also within the fourth image. It also helps identify the scale of the artist's work. Note: this is a blind jury process, please avoid submitting booth images with any identifiable sign, or photo of the artist themselves.
*Only Emerging Artist Applicants may apply with a 4th image of their work instead of a booth shot.*
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.

We want your time with us to be not only profitable, but also enjoyable. Artist acceptance packets will include all necessary forms for registration, select hotel and restaurant information, tent and equipment rental information, list of local hardware and grocery stores and maps of northern Palm Beach County and of the festival site.

During the festival, the following amenities are offered to all artists:
• Artists’ Oasis: free water, coffee and snacks daily
• Booth sitters
• Free and secure artist parking within the festival site
• Golf cart assistance to and from customer art pick-up area
• Monday guest passes