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St. Charles Fine Art Show 2017 19th Annual, St. Charles, Illinois

Location:
Vibrant downtown St. Charles, Illinois, approximately 40 miles west of Chicago, held outdoors along the Fox River between Rt 64/Main Street and Illinois Avenue
St. Charles , Illinois (Midwest)

Phone: 630-443-3967
Show Dates: 5/27/17 - 5/28/17
Application Deadline: 2/10/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The award-winning St. Charles Fine Art Show features the work of approximately 100 juried artists in mediums including Clay/Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing/Illustration, Fiber (Non Wearable Only), Fine Art Jewelry, Fine Art Photography, Glass, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood and more.  All are exhibited and available for sale during the 19th anniversary of this outdoor and free to the public event.

The show takes place along the banks of the scenic Fox River in the heart of our vibrant downtown during Memorial Day weekend on 
Saturday, May 27 from 10:00am - 6:00pm and
Sunday, May 28 from 10:00am - 5:00pm

The St. Charles Fine Art Show attracts over 30,000 art buyers and supporters, who come from all over Chicagoland and beyond during this two day show.  These supporters have generated over $45,000 in our Purchase Award Program each year over the past five years.  St. Charles has historically been a destination for the arts as well as authentic dining experiences, thriving entertainment, outdoor adventures, walkable shopping and unique festivals.


The St. Charles Fine Art Show is presented by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic viability of downtown St. Charles, Illinois.  For more information please visit www.DowntownStCharles.org

General Information
The St. Charles Fine Art Show is held along the banks of the Fox River in vibrant downtown St. Charles, Illinois, approximately 40 miles west of Chicago, on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. This year's 19th annual show takes place on Saturday, May 27th from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, May 28th from 10:00am-5:00pm. The following mediums will be considered for jury, exhibition and sale:

Clay/Ceramics
Digital Art
Drawing/Illustration
Fiber (non-wearable only)
Fine Art Jewelry
Fine Art Photography
Glass
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Wood


IMPORTANT DATES:
  • OCT 1, 2016:         APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED
  • JAN 31, 2017:        APPLICATION DEADLINE
  • FEB 1, 2017:          JURY BEGINS
  • FEB 3, 2017:          JURY ENDS / ARTIST NOTIFICATIONS
  • FEB 28, 2017:        DEADLINE TO ACCEPT INVITATION AND PAY BOOTH FEE
  • MAY 26, 2017:       ARTIST SET UP 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • MAY 27, 2017:       ST. CHARLES FINE ART SHOW  10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • MAY 28, 2017:       ST. CHARLES FINE ART SHOW  10:00AM - 5:00PM
ARTIST AMENITIES:
  • Coffee, Water and Soda available Saturday and Sunday
  • Artist Lunches on Saturday and Sunday
  • Booth sitters available 
  • An interested, buying crowd that enjoys supporting the arts
  • A friendly committee of volunteers working to make it a great show for you
  • A surrrounding vibrant downtown with entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining--all within walking distance of the St. Charles Fine Art Show


 

Rules/Regulations
The St. Charles Fine Art Show is an exhibition and sale of original artwork--imagined, created and signed by the artist of record. Original art only will be considered in all mediums. Prints and reproductions must be limited to 10% of the overall display and must be of original art work also on display. Commercial products or multiples of any works are not acceptable.  

All booths and displays must also be of a professional nature, clean and inviting and representative of juried work and only one artist may display in each booth. Artists must provide professional quality freestanding tents with adequate weights to support changing midwestern weather in mind. You must also provide your own professional displays, supplies and manpower to set up and take down your booth.The St. Charles Fine Art Show Committee reserves the right to make suggestions regarding improvements in display to meet the overall standards of the show.

Please upload 5 images with your application, all which should be representative of your work to be exhibited and sold at the St. Charles Fine Art Show.  Please include:
  • One outdoor booth slide with your art displayed 
  • Four slides of your current work
  • Jury fee of $35.00 (non-refundable)
All new artists are judged in a manner that reflects the St. Charles Fine Art Show standards for originality, artistic merit, technical excellence, composition and overall impact.  We also strive for balance among all media submitted.  The St. Charles Fine Art Show Jury is composed of professional artists, art patrons and collectors, and artists from academia. 

Booth Information
BOOTH FEES:
  • SINGLE 10 X 10      $395
  • DOUBLE 10 X 20    $795
There are a limited number of corners, double booths and access to electric on our show site.  If you desire electrical access for your booth, it must be requested at the time of your application.  Access to electrical is an additional $30 and will be added to your booth fee at time of acceptance. Requests made after the application is submitted may not be fulfilled.

We are sorry, we are unable to process booth refunds after 3/31/17


 
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