Event Information

Old School Square - Art on the Square 2017

Old School Square
Delray Beach, Florida (South)

Phone: 561-243-7922 x305
Event Dates: 3/18/17 - 3/19/17
Application Deadline: 1/20/17 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary

Art on the Square is a two-day Premiere Juried Outdoor Gallery presented by the Cornell Art Museum.  Located on the campus of historic Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, this outdoor art experience will feature extraordinary, original works by top fine art and fine craft artists from around the country. 

Deadline to enter is January 20, 2017!


  • Original juried works by top fine art and fine craft artists from around the country will include paintings, glass, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, mixed-media, metalwork, photography, woodwork and sculptures in a variety of media.
  • Unique "Quad Layout" of booths allow each artist to have two open tent sides thereby providing more open exposure to your artwork.  
  • A reception for participating artists, sponsors and community leaders will be held on Friday evening, March 17th in the Cornell Art Museum.
  • Hospitality Lounge under tent
  • Delray Beach Green Market, Saturday, 9 am-2 pm on the adjacent great lawn.
  • Preview of Art City Wide on premises ~ a public art project featuring 15 giant aluminum chairs, created by two national artists, that will later be installed around downtown Delray Beach, Florida.

General Information
March 17, 2017 - Move in from 12 noon to 6 pm 
March 18, 2017 - Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
March 19, 2017 - Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

  • Limited to 100 exhibiting spaces
  • Located on the center grounds of historic Old School Square Campus in the heart of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida
  • Over $5,000 to $7,500 committed to advertising
  • Walking/trolley proximity to at least 6 major hotels
  • Complimentary Artist Continental Breakfast both days
  • Complimentary Booth Sitters
  • Exhibit map/flyer
  • 24-hour Security
  • Booth Signs

Cornell Art Museum
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: 561-243-7922 x305
Fax: 561-243-7018
E-mail: museuminfo@oldschool.org

     $2,500 in total cash prizes will be awarded regardless of media category as follows:

     $1,000  Award to Artist for Best of Show  
     $   500  Awards to three (3)  Artists of Honorable Mention

Judging of the exhibitors will take place during Art on the Square hours on Saturday, March 18 and award will be presented Saturday afternoon. 

No commission on sales will be due Old School Square.  Artist exhibitors will be responsible for their own sales and collection of Florida Sales Tax (6%) and return payment to the Florida Tax Revenue Service.  Each artist must have in their possession and be able to produce a Resale Tax Certificate.   

All artists must apply on ZAPP by Midnight Eastern time on Friday, January 20, 2017. A separate application, images and jury fee of $35 must be submitted for each category that an individual artist enters. Only one (1) 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. A collaborative team producing a single work of art may qualify as a single exhibitor.

Please submit a total of four (4) digital images, professional quality. Three (3) digital images must be of individual pieces of work, and one (1) digital image must be of your current booth. The display image should only have your work displayed in the booth. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Old School Square staff reserves the right to use artist’s submitted images for promotional purposes, including advertising, publicity and web-based distribution outlets. No compensation will be given for use of these images.

  • Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor painting
  • Clay
  • Digital
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed media
  • Photography
  • Printmaking/drawing
  • Sculpture - Metal, Stone, Bronze
  • Woodwork

The jury selection process will begin January 21, 2017.   Jurying is done separately for each category.  The jury consists of local anonymous professionals and artists in the arts field.  Decisions of the jurors are final.  Inquiries questioning or disputing the jurors’ decisions will not be addressed.  Artist’s images are viewed simultaneously during the jury process.  Since invitation to Art on the Square is based on these images, please ensure they are high quality images that accurately represent the work to be exhibited.  Scores are based on originality, technique, design and overall impact.  Artists with the high score in each category are invited to attend.  Individual critiques are not offered by the jurors.

Parking for artist cars and other vehicles will be available in designated parking lots immediately surrounding Old School Square.  Artists will receive specific parking assignments upon acceptance to participate in Art on the Square.

APPLICATION FEE: A $35 non-refundable credit card purchase or check, payable to the Old School Square, must be submitted with each application. Booth fees will be required once invitations to participate are sent.

PAYMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 17!  Credit card or check for a booth space by February 17, 2017. Credit card payment or one (1) check for the proper booth fee is required.  Failure to respond by the deadline will result in revocation of the invitation. All fees will be deposited upon receipt. Booth fees will not be refunded due to artist cancellation after February 30, 2017.

  • Completed application for EACH medium entered.
  • Three (3) artwork images AND one (1) booth image per medium.
  • $35 NON-REFUNDABLE application fee, check or credit card.

  • Application Deadline on ZAPP: January 20, 2017
  • Exhibitor Image Jury: January 21, 2017
  • Invited notification available on ZAPP: January 27, 2017
  • Deadline for invited artists to pay booth fee: February 17, 2017
  • Last day for full refund due to artist cancellation: February 28, 2017
  • Booth set up: 12 pm to 6 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017
  • Art on the Square: March 18 and 19, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm daily
  • Booth closure cannot begin before 5 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017
We thank you for your interest in the Art on the Square. We are excited to welcome you to Old School Square in a celebration of art! 

The following rules and policies are in place to assure fairness to all participating artists and to the festival guests. Any failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the Art on the Square event.
  • 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.
  • All participants must be 18 years of age or older. The artist must be present for the entire two-day event. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist.
  • Exhibitors must be set up and ready to open by 9:30 am on Saturday, March 18 and keep their exhibits open until 5 pm Sunday, March 19, 2017 unless otherwise instructed by Old School Square staff in the event of inclement weather.
  • Booth assignments will be advised once artists are accepted and invited to participate in the show.
  • No refunds of booth fees will be given if natural inclement weather causes the show to close early or cancel completely.
  • All artists must check in with Show Tent and present Photo I.D. before unloading and setting up their tent.
  • All artists must have 10x10 white tent with sides and walls with proper 50 lb weights in each corner and any damage caused by said tent will be the responsibility of the artist.
  • Work displayed on site must be consistent with the work shown in the digital images submitted - work outside of your juried category will NOT be allowed.
  • All work in every category must be the original work produced by the exhibiting artist. Work produced from commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods is NOT permitted.  No buy/sell will be permitted.
  • All two-dimensional work must be matted or framed.
  • Jewelry is to be sold only by artists accepted in that category.
  • All work must be priced or otherwise marked “Not for Sale.”
  • Old School Square reserves the right to request removal of questionable or non-original art.
  • Exhibitors may not display ribbons or awards from any other or previous shows.
  • Animals will not be permitted in the exhibition area.

Booth Information
Entire show will be laid out in a quad set up so each booth will have one corner (two open sides available)


Single  10’ x 10’ = $300 (two sides open - Quad arrangement of all tents)
Double 10' x 20' = $600 (three sides open)
Power    = $  40 per tent
Rental of White 10' x 10' Tent = $100 per tent

Event Site Map

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