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Smoky Hill River Festival Fine Art and Four Rivers Craft Show 2017

Location:
HISTORIC OAKDALE PARK (730 Oakdale Dr)
SALINA, Kansas (Midwest)

Phone: 785-309-5770
Event Dates: 6/9/17 - 6/11/17
Application Deadline: 2/12/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $40.00

You can submit up to 4 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
DATES: 06/09/2017 - 06/11/2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 02/12/2017 (midnight, CST)
ARTIST JURY NOTIFICATIONS: By 03/06/2017
 
The Smoky Hill River Festival Fine Art and Four Rivers Craft Show welcomes your application! The show presents an exceptional juried venue of original fine art and craft. Here are just some of the things you can expect:
  • Unmatched hospitality
  • Interested, knowledgeable and enthusiastic patrons
  • The very best in professional show organization that presents your work in the highest quality sales venue.
  • For 40 years, the nationally ranked show has upheld its stellar reputation among artists.
  • A highly successful Patron Program
  • Extensive statewide and regional marketing 
  • The show is recognized by many online resources and in print:  ArtFair SourceBook’s Top 100 Shows (artfairsourcebook.com); Sunshine Artist; ArtFairCalendar.com;and ArtFairInsiders.com.
Salina is nationally acknowledged as an Outstanding Arts Community. Art and culture are a $23 million industry annually.  Its rich cultural landscape of arts organizations identifies Salina as a model city for the arts. The dynamic cultural life is echoed in this stellar Festival; attracting over 60,000 patrons from all over the nation. The Smoky Hill River Festival is the most anticipated event of the year, to many a tradition and to all a discovery.


General Information
Fees: Jury/Booth:  $40/$325 (single) & $485 (double - limited)

Categories: 

Fine Art - Ceramics: Only original clay and porcelain. No machine-made or mass produced work is allowed. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.
Fine Art - Digital: Original image, or manipulation of other source material, created by the artist using a computer. Work must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Photography taking traditional photographs through a digital media should apply in the photography category.
Fine Art - Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
Fine Art - Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including embroidery, weaving, tapestry and papermaking. This can be wearable or non-wearable. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted.
Fine Art - Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted. Work must be made primarily by the hands of applying artist.
Fine Art - Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.
Fine Art - Metal: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
Fine Art - Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2 and 3-dimensional, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
Fine Art - Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category. Reproductions of all kinds are prohibited.
Fine Art - Photography: Original traditional film, hand colored images, emulsion transfers and digitally captured images that have not been excessively manipulated.   Photographs must be signed, numbered and printed by the photographer or under the photographer’s supervision. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.  
Fine Art - Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist's 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. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions, will be rejected. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.
Fine Art - Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
Fine Art - Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category. 


Craft - Ceramics: Only original clay and porcelain. No machine-made or mass produced work is allowed. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.
Craft - Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. This can be wearable or non-wearable. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items may be exhibited.
Craft - Furniture: All furniture must be hand crafted by the applying artist.
Craft - Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted. Work must be made primarily by the hands of applying artist.
Craft - Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category.
Craft - Metal: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
Craft - Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2 and 3-dimensional, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce and non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
Craft - Soaps/Herbals: All soaps/herbals must be hand crafted by the applying artist.
Craft - Traditional: All works must be hand crafted by the applying artist, mediums may include scrimshaw, lace making, and candle making
Craft - Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category. 

Jury Process:   
The work of each fine art applicant will be reviewed by a four-member panel of fine art professionals, the work of each craft applicant will be reviewed by a separate three-member panel of craft professionals.
 
The work will be juried based on its being hand-crafted and innovative, with evidence of personal imagination and originality, and the use of quality materials.  Each artist’s images will be viewed simultaneously and must accurately represent work you will exhibit.  Jurors will also review each artists work on site, with scores determining award winners and invited exhibitors for the next year’s Festival.  The Fine Art and Four Rivers Craft Show will reflect a wide variety of media, both functional and decorative.

Awards: 
Over $11,000 in awards and $135,000 in patron purchases

Artist Amenities: 
  • 128 Exhibitors – 75 Fine Art & 53 Fine Craft
  • Fine Art Patron Program
  • Art Gift Certificate Program
  • Patron & Artist social opprotunities
  • Artists' Breakfast, Sunday morning
  • Set-up/tear-down assistance
  • Booth ambassadors
  • Refreshments provided at booth throughout the day
  • Free reserved parking close to show
  • Great booth layout (presentation from three sides)
  • First Treasures, a Children's Art Purchase Program
  • Exceptional show committee and organization
  • On-site weather tracking
  • 24-hour security
  • Hotel discounts with participating hotels

Wait List:
The "wait list" is not one of numeric assignment. Artists are called from the list based on their jurors' score within the category where the opening has occurred, with consideration given to maintaining a balance in medium represented throughout the show.



Rules/Regulations
Requirements:
Each applicant is required to submit six quality jpg images, four images representative of work to be exhibited. A fifth jpg Image must show up-close detail of your work. A sixth jpg image must show display booth with work visibly representative of the quality in the five images of your work.  The booth image should also represent your professional presentation.  Name, trade name, or personal photo must not be visible in the booth image.  Artists may apply in up to four (4) categories. Separate application forms, images and jury fees are required for each category.
 
All work must be original, designed and executed by the accepted artist.  Work created in production studios is not eligible.  Only artists displaying their own original work may participate.  No stand-in or proxy exhibitors will be allowed to represent the artist/s.  If two artists collaborate, it is regarded as a joint (one) entry.  If accepted, they may exhibit only that work which is a collaboration, and collaborative signature/s must appear on all materials exhibited.
 
The booth must be displayed and hung with original work in the medium, style, and quality represented in the submitted images.  All artwork exhibited must be available for sale.  Only signed and numbered prints directly pulled from the original block/plate/screen may be hung.  Reproductions may be sold from a bin or portfolio, each item clearly marked "reproduction."  

Booth Information
Booth Fees:
The booth fee of $325.00 is due by March 27, 2017 and is to be submitted by credit card through Zapplication with a signed copy of the Exhibiting Agreement. No commission will be charged One space is allotted per artist; a limited number of double booths are available in each area for $485.  A fee of $35.00 is charged for electricity and is to be submitted with the Booth Fee and Exhibiting Agreement. Availability is on a first come, first served basis. No booth fee refunds after April 24, 2017.

Booth Information:
Exhibitors are provided a 10’ x 10’ Ground Space (Double booths measure approximately 10’ x 20’).  Exhibitors set up on grass in beautiful Oakdale Park.  Artist must provide display system, including canopy.  Display units should be designed for outdoor use and capable of withstanding the elements.  Weights or tie-downs are recommended.  Space between booths is comfortable, allowing presentation from three sides.  Overall presentation must be reasonably contained in the designated 10’ x 10’ area.  Close parking allows convenient storage access.  Electrical capacity is limited in the park, and as the artists display only during daylight hours, additional lighting is generally not necessary.  Electrical requests are available in the application and are on a first come, first served basis.    
 
Mailing Address:
Smoky Hill River Festival
211 W. Iron
PO Box 2181
Salina, KS 67401
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