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Art & Apples Festival 2017 (Rochester, MI) September 8, 9 & 10, 2017
Rochester, Michigan (Midwest)
Show Dates: 9/8/17 - 9/10/17
Application Deadline: 3/17/17 Midnight EST
The application deadline has passed.
Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Application Fee): $30.00
You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.
This fee is non-refundable. Applicants can apply for two categories. However, acceptance will only be for one category and work submitted for second category that was not accepted can not be shown or included at the 2017 Art & Apples Festival. (The same body of work is not eligible in multiple categories).
About Paint Creek Center for the Arts:
The Art & Apples Festival® is a program of Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA), a non-profit regional art center established in 1982. Dedicated to creating a passion for art, PCCA enhances life in the region by promoting, encouraging, and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts.
The 2017 Art & Apples Festival will be comprised of approximately 280 artist spaces. A total of 75 artists have been invited through high scores from the on-site jury at the 2016 Art & Apples Festival. Approximately 205 artists will be invited from the ZAPPlication jury process in March 2017. An additional group of artists in each category will be selected for the waitlist.
1. Preview: all images from applicants being juried in a particular category are briefly shown as a whole.
2. Initial scoring: Each medium is scored independently. The artist’s jury statement is read while the images are shown for scoring.
3. Scores: The final scores are tallied and artists selected. Then the waitlist is created based on jury scores.
Jurying is anonymous so please remove any words or images that may allow jurors to identify yourself as the artist. This includes company name and signature.
Artists will be notified by email on March 27, 2017.
During the 2017 Art & Apples Festival®, each artist’s work will be evaluated by an on-site jury. The top scoring artists will receive cash prizes based on design, execution, and aesthetic appeal of the work, as well as booth presentation. Up to one third of the highest scoring artists will be invited to participate in the 2018 Art & Apples Festival as Jury Exempt Artists.
1 Best in Show Award:
5 Awards of Excellence:
Paint Creek Center for the Arts 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.
Clay (functional): Original clay and porcelain work, functional.
Clay (non-functional): Original clay and porcelain work, sculptural.
Digital Art: This category includes original work created by using computer programs to significantly manipulate or alter source material(s) such as scans or digital files.
Drawing: Work created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, etc. or from a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen/brush.
Fibers (non-wearable): All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced or mass production wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, are permitted.
Fibers (wearable): All work crafted from fibers including embroidery, weaving, knitting, sewing, and wearable art. No machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced or mass produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, are permitted.
Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding or casting, as well as all cold working processes are permitted.
Jewelry (metal): Jewelry hand crafted strictly from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
Jewelry (non-metal): Jewelry hand crafted from semi-precious stones, clay, polymer clay, glass, fiber, paper, pebbles, glass, wood, lab created gems, found objects, etc. No production studio work is allowed. Only those artists who jury and are accepted in the jewelry category may sell jewelry.
Leather: All works made from real leather.
Metalsmithing: 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.
Photography: Original images created/taken by the artist, both from film and original digital formats are included in this category. They must be printed by the artist or under the artist's direct supervision. Photo collage and painting on photographs, which are traditional photographic processes, need to be in this category. If a photographer copies hand painted photographs, the photographs will need to properly signed and numbered as a limited edition of no more than 250. Whether the work is produced in a traditional wet darkroom or via digital processes, only "traditional" correction methods may be utilized. Work produced over and above traditional methods should apply in the Digital category. Please call should you have any questions as to which category is appropriate for your work. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes. Work must be signed, using only archival quality materials. In all cases, the work must be produced by the exhibiting artist, and by no one else.
Printmaking: Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples.
Printed original works which are hand manipulated by using etching, engraving, silk-screening, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut, etc. which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition of 250.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Categories listed below are scheduled for a complete re-jurying process in which no artist from those categories will be chosen for Jury Exempt Status for the following Festival year. On-site jurors will only re-invite artists who are outside of these re-juried categories. All categories are up for re-jurying over the four-year cycle.
2016 - Categories that will be re-juried in 2016 for the 2017 Art & Apples Festival.
Rules For Participation
(Any violation of these rules will result in an immediate removal from consideration at any point, including after notification of acceptance or on site during the Art & Apples Festival):
ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017:
100% of applicable Art & Apples Festival® fees paid for booth, corner, and electricity will be refunded MINUS a $25 processing fee.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 UNTIL FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017:
50% of applicable Art & Apples Festiva® fees paid for booth, corner, and electricity will be refunded.
AFTER FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017:
No fees will be refunded as of this date.
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