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West Shore Art Fair 2017 (WSAF)
Rotary Park (formerly Ludington City Park) 400-500 block of W. Ludington Ave.
Ludington, Michigan (Midwest)
Show Dates: 7/1/17 - 7/2/17
Application Deadline: 2/28/17 Midnight EST
The application deadline has passed.
Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $35.00
You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.
About the West Shore Art Fair
The 2017 West Shore Art Fair was recognized as one of Sunshine Artist Magazines' 200 Best Fine Art and Fine Craft Fairs. It takes place July 1-2, at Rotary Park(formerly City Park) in the beautiful Lake Michigan resort community of Ludington, Michigan, featuring 100 plus jury-selected fine artists across a variety of media, including clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture and more. In its 49th year, the open-air, juried fine art and fine crafts show is managed by the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, a community arts organization that cultivates access to arts and culture in West Michigan. In addition to original, jury-selected art, the show features live performances, food stations and a children's art activity area. Visit www.ludingtonartscenter.org or facebook.com/WestShoreArtFair for more information.
West Shore Art Fair 2017
at Rotary Park (formerly City Park) located in the 500 block of West Ludington Ave.
Show Dates: July 1 & 2, 2017
Saturday, 7/1/17 -10am-5pm
Sunday, 7/2/17 - 10am-4pm
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017 - 11:59pm EST
Clay – Original daily use items such as vases, mugs, plates, etc. Also includes original non-functional decorative items created out of clay, such as tiles, wall hangings, etc. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each must be signed and limited to a numbered edition. Exhibitors must disclose and display their creative processes in
their booth during the festival.
Drawing – Original two-dimensional work including ink applied by pen or brush, chalk, graphite, charcoal, wax crayon,colored pencil, or pastel.
Emerging Artists - This program is meant to foster the next generation of exhibiting artists by creating an opportunity for NEW artists to participate in a Fine Art show. Emerging artists must not have exhibited at a fine art fair prior to applying to this event – and must sign an affidavit confirming this status. Emerging artists can be affiliated with a college level art program, or may be self-taught. Emerging Artists must participate in the jury process by submitting four images of their work (no booth image required). Emerging Artists must also send an artist statement describing their work and their background in the arts to email@example.com. Application fees are the same as regular exhibiting artists – booth fees are discounted for those Emerging artists chosen to attend through the jury process – as a donation from the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.
Fiber – Any original wearable or non-wearable work crafted from fibers including fabric, baskets, weaving, paper, quilts, dolls, batik, etc. Sewn fashion items cannot be mass produced. Please I (indicate in your process statement how the work is produced (eg: do you cut and sew your own patterns or do you have help? If so, how many helpers? Is the fabric and material you utilize in your work handmade, hand-painted, recycled or purchased?) All factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artists are not accepted.
Glass- Original functional or non-functional work created in glass by the artist, by glass blowing, molding or casting. No forms of mass production are permitted.
Jewelry – Any original jewelry crafted from precious metals (gold, silver, gemstones, etc.) or from non-precious materials (wood, clay, glass, etc.). Gold-filled, washed or plated work and commercially manufactured findings must be identified. No commercial casts, molds or production studios. Artists using non-precious materials must provide additional information in their process statement as to the elements used to create the work (are elements such as beads and findings created by the artist or were they purchased from another source?). All jewelry sold on-site must be juried in the Jewelry Category (eg: If your main category is Glass and you intend to also sell glass jewelry, you must apply in both Glass and Jewelry to be eligible.
Leather - Original fine crafted, hand tooled and hand sewn, created from original patterns designed by the artist. This includes bags, belts, hats, purses, apparel, etc. Please indicate in your process statement how the work is produced (eg: do you design, cut and sew your own patterns or do you have help. If so, how many people are assisting you in production? Are the decorations or finding used in the work made by the artist?)
Metals - Includes original crafted work such as bowls, candlesticks, decorative items, sculpture, etc.
Mixed Media – Original two or three-dimensional artwork that incorporates more than one type of media to create the whole piece.
Other - Includes original, high quality artwork that does not fit in any of the listed categories. No food products are permitted at this show.
Painting - Original two-dimensional work created with pigment including acrylic, oil, egg tempera, gouache, watercolor, etc.
Photography – Photographic prints made from the artists original negative or taken with a Digital camera that have been processed in limited editions on archival-quality materials. All work exhibited must be entirely created by the artist from his/her original negatives or original images. Please indicate darkroom and/or digital processes in your process statement. If work is digitally altered artists must clearly communicate that information to Art Fair patrons. Exhibitors must disclose any digital manipulation in their process statement to the jury.
Printmaking - Original works created manually by the artist using plates, stones or screens. Work must be hand pulled original prints, signed, numbered and in limited editions on archival-quality material. Exhibitors must disclose and display both their creative and printing processes in their booth during the festival.
Wood -Original hand tooled, built, turned or carved work, including finely crafted bowls, boxes, furniture, etc.
Images: 3 images of artist work, 1 image of booth display(Please be sure that your name or image does not appear in your booth photo) Emerging artists need only submit 4 images of their work - no booth image required.
Jury Fee (Application Fee):
$25.00 for earlybird applications November-December - use coupon code at checkout: eb2017
Single booth space: 12' x 12' for $175
Double booth space: 12' x 24' for $350
The 2017 West Shore Art Fair was recognized as one of Sunshine Artist Magazines' 200 Best Fine Art and Fine Craft Fairs. It takes place July 1-2, at Rotary Park (formerly City Park) in the beautiful Lake Michigan resort community of Ludington, Michigan, featuring 100 plus jury-selected fine artists across a variety of media, including clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture and more. In its 49th year, the open-air, juried fine art and fine crafts show is managed by the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, a community arts organization that cultivates access to arts and culture in West Michigan. In addition to original, jury-selected art, the show features live performances, food stations and a children's art activity area. Visit www.ludingtonartscenter.org or facebook.com/WestShoreArtFair for more information.
Please donate an inexpensive piece of art to our Children's Art Tent
The West Shore Art Fair provides children the opportunity to become patrons of the arts by allowing them to select and purchase original high quality art at our Children's Art Tent. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to help us nurture future arts patrons by donating a piece of original art to be sold in our Children's Art Tent. Please bring at least one piece of art to donate to the Children’s Tent. Donated art work can be a piece from your displayed work or an inexpensive item made especially for the WSAF Children's Tent. All art will be sold for $5. This is not a raffle or an auction. All proceeds from the sale of art supports our children's programming at the fair. Artists who generously donate art are asked to bring those items to the WSAF Info Booth where they will receive a donation receipt.
Applications Open: November 1, 2016
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
Jurying Starts: March 1, 2017
Jurying Ends: March 17, 2017
Artist Notifications: No later than March 31, 2017
Accept Invitation and Purchase Deadline: May 1, 2017
Show Dates: July 1-2, 2017
Complete application online at www.zapplication.org. Payments can be made through your Zapplication account before 2/28/2017.
West Shore Art Fair
c/o Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison St.
Ludington, MI 49431
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