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Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri (Midwest)

Phone: 314-615-5284
Event Dates: 5/12/17 - 5/14/17
Application Deadline: 1/27/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Laumeier Jury Fee (Late Application Period)): $60.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
More than 12,000 patrons attend this annual three-day event on Mother’s Day weekend, featuring local food vendors, a wine garden, live music and 150 juried artists exhibiting work in ten categories. Media categories include ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood.
Founded in 1976, Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country, making it an institution of international significance as well as a unique complement to the cultural landscape of the St. Louis region. Laumeier is a nonprofit, accredited art museum that operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. Laumeier presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park available free to the public year-round. 


General Information
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127

Friday, May 12, 2017; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 2017; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 14, 2017; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All artists ages 18 and up who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution are eligible to apply. Artists may apply in more than one category; however, a separate application fee for each category must be submitted. Artists may not apply more than once in the same category. Total event participation is limited to 150 artists.
Images: 5 (booth shot required) 
Laumeier Sculpture Park Jury Fees:
  • $35 / October 24–November 20 (Early Bird Application Period)
  • $45 / November 21–January 1 (Regular Application Period)
  • $60 / January 2 –January 15 (Late Application Period)
Laumeier Sculpture Park uses ZAPP for its Annual Art Fair digital application process.
Judges will award a total of $5,000 cash and prizes to those artists achieving excellence, regardless of media categories.
  • Average $6,500 in sales (based on participating artist surveys, 2012–15)
  • Artists receive all sales proceeds
  • Artist Relations/Hospitality Tent (cell number to contact for information)
  • Coffee and continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
  • Booth sitters during show hours
  • Discounted rates at nearby hotels
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • Early set-up (Thursday at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Event widely advertised in the greater St. Louis area
  • Listing in event program, distributed to 12,000 attendees
  • Listing on Laumeier Sculpture Park’s website
  • Potential on-site media opportunities
  • Indoor public restrooms available
  • Electricity included
  • Patron artwork pick-up services
Ceramics, Fiber/Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography/Digital, Printmaking/Drawing, Sculpture, Wood
Artists are juried by a panel of respected fine art and craft professionals, selected by Laumeier Sculpture Park from local and regional museums, universities and galleries. All applicants are juried anonymously. Each applicant's images are viewed individually in order from 1 to 5, viewing the booth image last. After viewing the individual images, jurors view all five images on their monitor while scoring the applications from 1 (low) to 10 (high). All scores are combined and averaged, and the top 33% of applications move onto the second round. The second round scores are tabulated to select the top applicants in each category for invitation to participate. Consideration to balance of media categories is given to select the number of artists in each category.
Scoring is based on originality, creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship and presentation. ZAPP uses sRGB color space. All monitors will be correctly set to ensure color, contrast and value of images for jury. The process and dimensions will be displayed on the jurors' monitor when selected. The description of materials and techniques will be displayed on the jurors' monitor when scoring. A waitlist of alternates in each category is created from the scores immediately following the invited applicants. Waitlist artists will be contacted in order beginning Monday, March 7, through Friday, May 6.
Decisions of the jury panel are final. No jury comments are available for feedback.

October 24, 2016                   Early Bird Application Period Begins ($35 Jury Fee)
November 20, 2016               Early Bird Application Period Ends
November 21, 2016               Regular Application Period Begins ($45 Jury Fee)
December 30, 2016               Regular Application Period Ends
January 2, 2017                     Late Application Period Begins ($60 Jury Fee)
January 15, 2017                   Late Application Period Ends
January 23–30, 2017             Jury Process
February 6, 2017                   Jury Notification Sent (via ZAPP email)
March 6, 2017                       Confirmation + Booth Fees Due
March 7, 2017                       Waitlist Notifications Begin
March 24, 2017                     Booth Fee Refunds End (less $30 Administrative Fee)
Late April 2017
  • Booth Assignments and Set-up Information Sent (via email)
Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Early Set-up, 12 a.m.
Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Set-up, 8 a.m.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Fair Open, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
  • Fair Open, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Breakdown, 6 p.m.

Laumeier Sculpture Park reserves the right to enforce these restrictions at the time of the Art Fair and will require removal of any work in violation of the policy. If this is deemed necessary, the booth fee will NOT be returned.
  • All work must be handmade originals in all media. Work done by a production studio is NOT acceptable. No work will be exhibited which has been made with the use of commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, stencils or prefabricated forms.
  • Only original prints are permitted; all original prints must be properly signed and numbered. Photographers must print their own photographs, or be involved in and supervise the printing process. Photographs printed on stretched canvas must be individually labeled "photograph on canvas."
  • All flat, hanging work must be suitably framed (if applicable). Portfolios are permitted for matted work.
  • All accepted artists must be present with and exhibit their work during ALL hours of the Art Fair. Identification will be checked.
  • The jury panel reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work that is not consistent with the submitted images and rules listed above. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the Art Fair with NO refund.
  • Exhibitors may NOT bring pets or sound equipment to the Art Fair.
If you must cancel your participation, please inform us as soon as possible so an artist from the waitlist may be notified.  Booth fees will be refunded (less $30 Administrative Fee) to artists canceling on or before March 31.  Notice of cancellation must be received in writing to events@laumeier.org, no phone calls please. Cancellations after March 31, 2017 will not receive a refund. Artists who do not check-in by 2pm on Friday, May 12, will forfeit their booth.

Booth Information
Artists may choose between an open booth for $350 and a tented booth for $500. All exhibit spaces measure 10 x 10 feet. Due to space limitations, there are NO DOUBLE BOOTHS available. Artists must provide all display materials, backdrops, scaffolding, tables and chairs. Open and tented corner booths are available for an additional $100 fee on a first-come, first-served basis. Corner booths imply two open walls (not necessarily on the corner of the fair set-up).
Artists must provide their own white tent/canopy. All booth spaces are located on the grass; completely flat ground not guaranteed.
There are a limited number of tented booths available on a first-booth-payment basis. Tented booths are located under large (40 x 100 feet) white tents, with ample room for a standard 10 x 10 feet canopy underneath. 3 feet of shared storage space is available behind each booth. No side walls are provided. All booth spaces are located on the grass; completely flat ground not guaranteed.
An electrical hook-up is provided for all open and tented booths, with 300 watts being the maximum power available. Artists must supply their own lights and 12-gauge (or thicker) heavy-duty (outdoor-rated) electrical cords (up to 50 feet recommended). Laumeier Sculpture Park reserves the right to limit the amount of electrical equipment used by each artist in order to assure the availability of electricity for all participants.  Electricity for booths will be available beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6.

Free artist parking is located across the street at the Mercy Office Complex at the corner of Geyer and Rott Roads. Please respect our attendants and park at the back of the lot, so the public will have easy access to the event. Please place your artist parking pass in your vehicle window. No shuttle provided. Free Artist Parking is not available during set-up. Free artist parking will be available at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12.  No overnight parking.


RV’s and Trailers may have difficulty navigating the terrain at Laumeier Sculpture Park for set up and break down. Please contact us regarding the size and weight of your RV or Trailer so we can make every effort to accommodate your vehicle.
Artists receive all proceeds from Art Fair sales. Artists are responsible for filing Form 2643S Missouri Special Events Application with the Missouri Department of Revenue. Artists are responsible for collecting and filing Missouri Sales Tax at the rate of 8.363%. http://dor.mo.gov/forms/2643S.pdf 

The City of Sunset Hills requires a license for temporary sales in our municipality. There is a $25 fee for a business license for this event.
Artists should not ship their work to Laumeier Sculpture Park in advance of their arrival. Laumeier does not have the capacity to store work safely. Artists must bring their work with them or ship it to their hotel.
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