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Midtown Mistletoe Market 2016

Location:
Bagby Park 415 Gray St.
Houston, Texas (South)

Phone: 713.526.7577
Event Dates: 11/5/16 - 11/6/16
Application Deadline: 10/20/16 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Non Refundable Application Fee): $25.00

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Event Summary
Have yourself a merry little holiday season with the First Annual Midtown Mistletoe Market. Hosted in Midtown’s newest destination, Bagby Park, this boutique-style, outdoor, holiday-themed market features fine crafts, good food, art, and holiday inspired gifts for sale. Handcrafted by some of the area’s finest artisans, this is the perfect place to find that one of a kind food item or a unique gift for someone special. 
 
Building on the highly successful Annual Midtown Art in the Park we are planning for approximately 5,000 visitors to join us for our two-day, inaugural event. In a beautiful urban park setting, this NO Admission event is a draw for visitors!
 
This event is coordinated and underwritten by the Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.
Our goals include:
  • Coordinating a well-organized market.
  • Produce a good experience for both artists and visitors.
  • Provide a clean and well-maintained environment for fine artists and craftsmen to creatively market to a wide range of potential buyers. 
The event is scheduled for
  • Saturday, November 5th, 2016 from 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday, November 6th, 2016 from 11am to 4pm
The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th  and Sunday, November 20th. ***If both of these weekend dates are inclement weather days, NO OTHER date will be selected for the 2016 event.

This is our first year and we welcome you to join us!

General Information
We have been asked over the years to provide an additional opportunity for artists to reach the Midtown demographic. Building on the success of 10 years of Annual Midtown Art in the Park, this is a prime opportunity to reach a key demographic in a highly sought after urban community. 

This is a fine crafts, good foods, art festival with a holiday theme– NO machine made, mass produced items will be accepted. However we are looking for the unique, handmade, wonderful items that make the perfect holiday gift.
 
There is a $25 non-refundable fee per artist for each application.
 
We DO NOT collect a commission or percentage of sale. It is the artist’s responsibility to pay sales tax.
It is the artist's responsibility to identify the category (medium) for which they would like to participate. Please choose the single category that best describes your work. If you do not choose a category, your application will not be processed.
 
You may apply for more than one category. However there will be a $25 NON- REFUNDABLE application fee for each medium that you apply. For example, if you apply for photography and painting you will have a $25 non-refundable application fee for each medium and five required high resolution (suitable for digital use) images for each category that you apply. The jury may decide to accept the photography but not the painting. The artist will not be permitted to show the painting.
 
Please refrain from changing your email address after you have applied.

We will use your images to promote the event; please submit only high-resolution images of your work.  
 
Medium categories are used by this market as a tool for organizing images into logical, related groups for review. While a balanced market that equitably showcases both works of fine art and fine contemporary craft, food, and assorted hand made items, as well as diversity among medium is a principal objective, there is no quota or entitlement by medium category. We will, however, reserve the right to limit certain participants. 
 
Clay Works
All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
 
Digital Art
This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered, using archival papers, inks and emulsions. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.
 
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. Reproduction prints are not allowed.
 
Fiber
All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, quilting and papermaking. Hand made papers, hand made holiday cards, hand made gift wrap, journals, hand painted or hand dyed linens. Silk screened fabrics and alike will be considered. Uniquely hand made clothing will be considered. Monogramed items too! No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. Hand painted or hand crafted modifications are accepted.
 

Fine food items
Small-batch prepared foods suitable to share with friends/family for the season. Sweet and savory items will be considered

Glass
No forms of mass production are permitted.  Blown glass, fused glass, stained glass, dichroic glass and alike are welcomed. Hand painted glass items will be accepted.
 
Graffiti/Street Art
See painting.
 
Home decor
Especially hand crafted holiday inspired decor, ornaments, wreaths, floral decor,potpourri, candles and alike will be considered.

Jewelry
Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. No more than 10% of the show participants will be jewelry artists.  Due to the high volume of submissions, this is a highly competitive media.  Artists will be selected in regard to uniqueness of style, quality, and craftsmanship. All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, or other materials, must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. The jewelry shown must be hand crafted by the artist. NO IMPORTS.
 
Metal
Includes all sculptural or decorative work made from metal, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
 
Mixed Media 2D

This category includes two-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce.
 
Mixed Media 3D
This category includes three-dimensional works that incorporate more than two types of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
 
Painting
Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, chalk, spray paint etc. are in this category.
 
Pets
All types of gifts for pets will be considered. Please no mass produced items.

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 achieved in a traditional dark room. Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by that artist, are included in this category. It is not necessary that prints be in limited editions, signed and numbered. However limiting the number of prints you bring may increase your sales.
 
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. It is not necessary that prints be in limited editions, signed and numbered. However limiting the number of prints you bring may increase your sales.
 
Sculpture
Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
 
Wearable Items
Uniquely designed hand made wearable items will be considered. Monogramed items too
 
Wood
Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

Other
Anything unusual, and fun that doesn't fit anywhere elsw
   
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Rules/Regulations
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY
 
Please be present with your work for the event. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist. We are planning for many potential visitors; we strongly encourage you to bring an assistant for the day.
 
All work must be original, handcrafted work. NO IMPORTS, no wholesaling.  Artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.
 
It is the artist's responsibility to identify the category for which they would like to participate. Please choose the category which best describes your work. If you do not choose a category (medium) your application will not be processed.

Artists may only show work in categories and body of work selected to participate.  All work exhibited must be of the quality, category and body of work of that shown in the images.
 
Work done by a production studio is not acceptable. All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist. Your exhibited art must be original and your own creation. No use of commercial kits or molds. Commercial reproductions are discouraged.  NO IMPORTS. .
 
33% of all two-dimensional work displayed must be original. Artists must define reproduction or limited edition throughout their artist's statement and disclose this information on the individual piece. T-shirts, postcards, note cards, mouse pads, or other personal promotional items are not permitted.
 
Artists who break down displays or depart before closing time of the Market will not be invited back for future shows unless proof of an emergency is presented.
 
Artists who sell their entire body of work must remain with their booths for the duration of the show.
 
All Artists are responsible for collecting and paying State of Texas sales tax.
 
No commission on sales will be paid to the Midtown Management District or Midtown Mistletoe Market. Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work.
 
This is a “family friendly” event.  Please keep that in mind when choosing art work to share with the community.

NO alcohol may be brought into the event site.  NO glass containers allowed. This is a No Smoking Park.

Any breach of the rules forfeits all rights of the artist, may result in immediate removal from the show without a refund.

On-site electricity is not available for the artists at this time.
  
Please refrain from changing your email address after you have applied.

All correspondence to the artists selected will be electronic in nature. We cannot mail by US Post information to individual artists.

Booth Information
This is a fine crafts, good foods, art festival – NO machine made, mass produced items will be accepted
 
There is a $25 non-refundable fee per artist for each application
 
We DO NOT collect a commission or percentage of sale. It is the artist’s responsibility to pay income tax.
It is the artist's responsibility to identify the category (medium) for which they would like to participate. Please choose the single category which best describes your work. If you do not choose a category your application will not be processed.
 
You may apply for more than one category. However there will be a $25 NON- REFUNDABLE application fee for each medium that you apply. For example -  If you apply for photography and painting you will have a $25 non-refundable application fee for each medium and five required high resolution (suitable for digital use) images for each category that you apply. The jury may decide to accept the photography but not the painting. The artist will not be permitted to show the painting.
 
We may use your images to promote the event please submit only high resolution images of your work.  
 
After you acceptance has been determined, you will be notified.
This is a holiday destination festival -
Because of that we are creating a certain style, look and feel for this event
We will be providing the complete setup - including the exterior holiday decor which will be branded to this event


You  will be renting:
$125 for a single booth - white tent, two (2) -6ft buffet style tables and two (2) Samsonite style chairs  
$175 for a double booth - white tent, three (3) 6ft buffet style tables and three (3) Samsonite style chairs

These will be professionally setup and waiting for you to show up and SET UP!
Pull up and setup - we will provide overnight security!
 
We will provide for your comfort:
Water and snacks, Port a Potties, Hand Washing Stations, First Aid, pull up and set up, event and over night security
 
HELP us help YOU create the event BUZZ
Part of being a selected vendor for Midtown Mistletoe Market is participating in our social media. Your participation is our social media is a MUST! For your success we will provide event publicity. We also have an extensive print and online presence!  Use your social media to reach out to your patrons and Midtown.  The Midtown demographic is 25-55 years of age, has a Smart phone, with a median income of $72K annually.
 
 
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