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Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original - 2017
N University, E Washington and Ingalls Mall
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Midwest)
Event Dates: 7/20/17 - 7/23/17
Application Deadline: 4/11/17 Midnight EST
The application deadline has passed.
Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)
Fee (New Art, New Artist College Student Application Fee): $0.00
You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.
From March 16th – April 10th, 2017, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair application is open for our “New Art, New Artists College Student Program” ONLY. ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER STUDENT IS ALLOWED.
The New Art, New Artists (NANA) Mentoring Program offers college students the experience of selling their artwork as an Art Fair Artist and the guidance to do it successfully. Each student will be mentored by career art fair artists and will exhibit their own artwork in a major national art fair without incurring any of the costs. Students gain a great deal of artistic exposure and experience firsthand what it’s like to be an arts entrepreneur.
Eight college artists will be selected through a jury process to show in the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original. To apply for the "New Art, New Artists College Student Program" you must currently be enrolled as a student at a Michigan college or university.
If you are looking for the general Ann Arbor Street Art Fair application, our application has CLOSED. The application for 2018 opens early November and closes early January (dates TBA).
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair is the original of a collective of four concurrent and contiguous fairs that transform central Ann Arbor into a massive outdoor art gallery each July. Established in 1960 as part of Ann Arbor’s Summer Sidewalk Sales, the Street Art Fair quickly became a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with a mission of increasing public knowledge and appreciation for contemporary fine arts and fine crafts. Over the ensuing 58 years, and additional art fairs, the Original Fair has continued to focus on the art, the artists and the art buyers. Known for its consistently high quality, all original work, the Street Art Fair now resides on the streets surrounding the historic Burton Carillon Tower and the tree-lined central campus of the University of Michigan and does not host sidewalk sales or vendor booths. The Street Art Fair was voted one of the “Top Ten Best Art Festivals” in the country in an USA TODAY Reader’s Poll and is continually in the Art Fair Calendar “Top Ten Best Art Fairs”.
Fair Dates: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23, 2017: CELEBRATING 58 YEARS OF ORIGINALITY.
NEW ART NEW ARTIST PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Invited artists will receive the following benefits:
The Street Art Fair, as well as the three other concurrent art fairs in Ann Arbor, market collectively and individually, resulting in hundreds of feature articles and listings, an enormous social media presence, as well as Detroit area TV and radio coverage (including 3 NPR stations).
Major marketing pieces include:
AMENITIES AND SERVICES
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair reserves the right to re-categorize an artist’s submission. Every attempt will be made to notify the artist if this is done.
2D Mixed Media: Two-dimensional work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.
3D Mixed Media: Three-dimensional work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.
Ceramics: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural.
Digital Art: Includes any original work in which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using the computer. (Digital photo editing within the confines of what could be done in the darkroom is allowed in the photography category.) Work must be in editions, signed and numbered, using archival papers, inks, and emulsions.
Drawing: Work created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, etc. or from a fluid medium of ink. Reproduction prints are not allowed.
Fiber: Includes leather, baskets, dolls, paper, wearable and non-wearable. No machine-tooled, machine-screen printing or other forms of mass production are accepted. Factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artists, are not accepted.
Furniture: Original, handmade furniture designed and fabricated using raw/unfinished material. Factory-produced items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artists, are not accepted.
Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding or casting, as well as all cold working processes are permitted.
Jewelry: Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, or other materials must apply in this category.
Metal: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal. No jewelry will be accepted in this category.
Painting: Acrylic, oil, gouache, and watercolor paintings are accepted in this medium. Reproduction prints are not allowed.
Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography that has not been manipulated to achieve results beyond what could be done in a traditional darkroom. Only artist’s original source material is acceptable. Work must be in editions, signed and numbered on archival material and all work displayed in the booth must be for sale. Signage of an overtly commercial nature listing the availability of numerous sizes, print surfaces, and/or framing options is prohibited.
Printmaking: Only hand pulled original prints are allowed. Prints must be in limited editions, signed and numbered.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
Wood: Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.
NANA participants will be juried by the Art Fair Jury Advisory Board between April 12-15, 2017. Artists will be notified of results by April 18th, 2017.
Before applying, please make sure your work meets the following criteria. By applying you agree to abide by the rules, policies and decisions of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original, is a highly selective fine art fair. Participating artists' booths will be visited periodically throughout the fair by the Jury Advisory Board or staff to ensure compliance with the rules. Artists will be required to remove all work that is not in compliance. Persistent and/or major violation of the rules may result in expulsion from the Fair and ineligibility for future fairs.
NANA participants will share a 50' x 10' tent provided by the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. Artist set-up is Wednesday, July 19th, 2017.
Taxes: 6% MI Sales Tax. Artists are responsible for the collection, reporting and payment of all taxes.
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