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Edina Art Fair 2017

Location:
50th & France
Edina, Minnesota (Midwest)

Phone: 952-922-1524
Show Dates: 6/2/17 - 6/4/17
Application Deadline: 2/26/17 Midnight CST
4 day(s) and 23 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $40.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Show description
The Edina Art Fair is celebrating its 51st year as the most prestigious outdoor fine arts fair in Minnesota. It's a celebration and we are excited to share that with you!  The Edina Art Fair is the #1 Fine Arts Fair in Minnesota and one of the top 50 art festivals in the nation. The fair is held annually in the streets of 50th & France. 50th & France is the pre-eminent shopping destination in the Twin Cities; known for its luxury and lifestyle boutiques!
 

General Information
Join us to premier your art work in the first outdoor fine arts festival of the summer season.  We are located in the prestigious 50th & France business node in downtown Edina. The Edina Art Fair has approximately 200,000 visitors attend each year. Since 2010 the Edina Art Fair has been rated top 50 best art fair's in the nation by Sunshine Artist and ranked #1 in MN and #32 out of the Top 100 Fine Art Fairs by the Art Fair Source Book.  We were awarded Best Community Event by Edina Magazine in 2014 and the Mayor's Award recipient for Outstanding Community Involvement in 2013.  Most recently we were voted best community event by MN Monthly in 2016.
Edina Art Fair Hours
Friday, June 2, 2016 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 3, 2016 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 4, 2016 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Images
For Jury include 4 images total.  Include 1 image of your booth plus 3 image of your work.

Important dates
February 26, 2017: Application deadline
February 28-March 3, 2017: Jury process
March 6, 2017: Invite featured artist
March 6, 2017: Artist notification (by email)
April 24, 2017: Deadline for accepted artists and paid booth fees
April 2017: Booth assignments posted
May 2017 Final notification to invite waitlist artists

Exhibited art must be original and be the work of only the artist(s) assigned to the booth.
Exhibitors agree to be present during all Art Fair hours which are:
Friday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Jury Process
All applications are juried into the show based on originality, creativity, and mastery level. This process is not negotiable and cannot be compromised due to artists past involvement. Each year the jury process determines the participating artists. Each category has a certain number of allotted spaces available per medium. The top percent of each medium is invited from the jury. Decisions of the jury panel are final.

Wait List Artists
A wait list will be developed based on jury scores to comprise a waiting list of alternatives. Each category has a certain number of allotted spaces available per medium. The top percent of each medium will be invited. Artists will be notified if they are on that waitlist by email.

Booth Fees
10x10 for $445 and 10x20 for $885. Corner booths are an additional $85 to guarantee location.  Note: Corner and double booth spaces go fast!

Exhibit Space
Exhibiting Artists are only guaranteed the space they have paid for. The exhibitor’s tent must be a 10x10 or 10x20 space to abide with clearance regulation. NOTE: There is no extra space in-between booths. Tents are butted up next to each other! So please be prepared to put weights inside your tent, if possible (especially if you are placed on West 50th Street because the space is tight).

Artists Awards and On-site Judging
Prize money will be available for 1 Best of Show, 1 Best Display, 6 Awards of Excellence, and 10 Awards of Merit. Each winner will receive a cash prize and exemption from an application fee the following year. The Best of Show winner is also exempt from a booth fee the following year.

ARTIST AMENITIES
The Edina Art Fair wants to ensure that your participation is a positive experience. During the Festival, the following amenities are offered to all artists:
  • Daily morning coffee / Artist breakfast on Saturday morning
  • Artist Oasis: Free water throughout the weekend
  • Discounted hotel rates
  • Free shuttle service
  • Artist name, business name, and booth number listed in 2017 art fair program
  • Art Fair program distributed as a Star Tribune insert 2 weeks prior to event and on-site at the fair
  • Day and over-night security
  • Booth Sitters available daily to allow artists to take a little break from their booth (ask block captain and/or display ribbon)

    ARTIST RULES
    1. Artists MUST be present all three days of the art fair. No commercial dealers or agents are permitted to represent the artist. The Festival reserves the right to close down or remove any booth in which the artist is not present.
    2. Accepted artists may not exhibit in other Festivals during the dates of the Edina Art Fair.
    3. All artists are required to check in at the Artist Check-In before setting up their booth. Photo ID is required.
    4. All work must be 60% artist’s original work, only work that was juried into the show can be present, and all artwork must be available for sale.
    5. Artists may exhibit artwork only in the category in which he/she was accepted.
    6. No artwork from molds, kits, or other commercial methods is allowed. Ready-made objects (i.e., clothing, furniture).
    7. All developing and printing of photographs must be done by the artist or under the direct supervision of the artist.
    8. Artists who break down displays or depart before closing time on any day of the art fair will not be allowed to return the following day or to future shows unless proof of an emergency is presented.

    Application and Exhibit Policies
    Collaborating Artists may apply to participate at the event, but only joint work may be shown and sold. Otherwise, each Artist must apply for their own/separate space. All names of collaborating Artists must appear on all application materials and the identified Artists must contribute to the creation of the art pieces.

    Medium
    Select the Medium in which you want this application to be juried. If you have more than one medium you must apply each medium separately to be juried. The Edina Art Fair reserves the right to reassign any entry into another category if deemed appropriate.
  • Green Art -
    Art must be made entirely of 75% recycled and/ or reused materials. Please include the origins of the materials used.
  • 2-Dimensional -
    Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons, etc., or from fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush and works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Ceramics -
    Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry.
  • Enamel -
    Original enameled items may be decorative or functional pieces. The pieces may be glass or metal.
  • Fiber -
    All work crafted from fibers including leather, paper, basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry and papermaking. No machine-tooled or machine-screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted. All factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the Artist, will NOT be accepted.
  • Glass -
    Glass works that may be functional or purely decorative by design. Works that have been crafted via glass blowing, molding or casting as well as works that have been kiln-formed. Works may be etched or engraved.
  • Jewelry -
    All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials may be entered in this category. Original and hand crafted materials.
  • Mixed Media -
    This category includes both 2 and 3-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production.
  • Photography -
    Photographic prints made from Exhibitor’s original negative or original digital file. Prints must have been processed by the Exhibitor or under his/her supervision. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.
  • Sculpture -
    Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
  • Wearable Art -
    original designs and handmade items are excepted. Not accepting mass-produced clothing items. Commercial kits/molds, stenciling, machine-screened patterns or mass produced items are not permitted.
  • Wood -
    Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved are accepted in this category.
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