Event Information


Loveladies Fine Art Festival 2017

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
Loveladies, New Jersey (Northeast)

Event Dates: 7/22/17 - 7/23/17
Application Deadline: 6/10/17 Midnight EST
16 day(s) and 12 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Paragon Fine Art Festivals was asked to assume directorship of the historical “Annual Crafts and Fine Art Festival” in Loveladies, NJ in 2015.  The event was historically produced by the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) for the previous 26 years.  The event is held each year in ‘high season’ on the grounds of the LBIF.  Under Paragon's directorship, the average gross sales in 2015 was $2512 (85% of artists reporting data).  A good start to rebuilding and rebranding the event.  

Long Beach Island is an 18-mile island on the coast of New Jersey.  Tourists spent over $700 million annually during summer months on retail shopping.  LBIF is the island's cultural hub boasting over 700 family memberships and hosting fine art exhibitions throughout the year in its main gallery.  LBIF attracts over 60,000 visitors annually.

Remember, Paragon events are always about:  Original  -  Quality  -  Boutique!

General Information


Jurying is conducted in-house by Paragon staff.   This is a “blind” jury process which means artist scoring is based solely on the images presented without consideration of the artist name, artist location, or reference to additional information such as websites. Juror decisions are based 70% upon the quality of work portrayed in the images submitted for the jury process, and 30% based on your booth presentation. If you do not submit a booth image you will automatically lose 3 points off your final score. Your booth image should not have the artist or any signage with the artist name or business name visible and should represent the setup we will actually see at the event. Images are viewed simultaneously in a horizontal format, grouped by media.


Online applications are available now on www.zapplication.org


May 20, 2017: Jury starts

May 21, 2017: Jury ends

May 22, 2017:  NOTIFICATION of jury results

June 21, 2017: Contracts and Booth Fees Due ... NOTE: ALL BOOTH PAYMENTS ARE MADE DIRECTLY TO PARAGON - Payments are NOT accepted through the ZAPPlication website.   If you foresee difficultly paying the full booth fee by the deadline, please contact our office prior to that deadline date and we will discuss payment options.

July 21, 2017: 1 pm check-in begins, evening/night setup available

July 22, 2017: 6 am - 9 am check-in. SHOW HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm

July 23, 2017: SHOW HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm

  • Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry 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 a source material is executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Photographs taken through a digital camera should apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category.
  • Drawing: Works created using such dry media as chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils and wax crayon or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
  • Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted. No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited. Embellishment of commercially-made fiber items are not allowed (e.g., embellishment added to commercially made shoes or hats).
  • Glass: Original work created in glass by the artist. Pressed glass, massed production and embellishment of commercial glass products are not permitted.
  • Graphic & Printmaking: Print works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens, which have been signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Offset reproductions are not allowed. Print makers are required to disclose both their creative and print making process.
  • Jewelry: All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work allowed.
  • Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal. No production studio work is allowed.
  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2D and 3D, that incorporates more than one type of physical material in the production of the artwork. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Jewelry is not considered mixed-media; jewelry must apply in the JEWELRY category. Photography is not considered mixed-media; photography must apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category. If you have questions or need clarification, call and talk with us.
  • Painting: Works created using such materials as oils, acrylics and watercolor, are in this category. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and limited editions.
  • Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image (e.g., film or digital) which have been processed by the artist or under their direct supervision, are included in this category. Images printed through software such as Photoshop are to be entered in this category, not in mixed-media or digital. Each image must be signed and numbered with editions being inclusive of all sizes and not to exceed 250 prints in the edition.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium (e.g., bronze, stone, acrylic).
  • Wood: Original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

  • Night security
  • Easy load-in and load-out

  • Setup: starts 1:00 pm on July 21, 2017
  • Dates: Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23, 2017
  • Hours: Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-5
Location: Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, NJ 08008

     Bill Kinney
     1625 Keely Ln.
     Sarasota, FL  34232
     (941) 487-8061
     FAX: (941) 346-0302
e-mail:  admin@paragonartfest.com
website:  www.paragonartevents.com

Accepted artists agree that Spada Graphix LLC (DBA: Paragon Art Festivals) may use images of their for promotional, website or publicity purposes.


1) All work must be original handcrafted work. Each artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.

2) Work done by a production studio is not allowed.

3) All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.

4) No more than 2 artists may collaborate on work. Both must be included on and sign the application. Both must be present at the festival for the duration of the event.

5) Artists must be present with the work for the entire duration of the art festival. Representatives, including spouses and family members, may not attend in lieu of the artists. They may be present and assist, but the artist MUST be present at all times throughout the event.

4) Every Paragon event requires a photo identification (in English) at check-in to ensure compliance. This will typically be a driver’s license.

5) Artists may only show work in categories and bodies of work selected by the jury.

6) All work exhibited must be of the quality, category, and body of work that were shown in the images used in the jury process.

• No t-shirts or commercially manufactured items
• No item that employs the use of commercially available molds
• No velvet paintings, decoupage, or plants.
• Traditional crafts such as soaps, wax media (e.g., candles), scented oils, and homemade food items are not items juried into our events.



  • Contact us by e-mail if you need clarification on any rules before applying. 
  • CANCELLATION:  must be in writing, submitted to our office by fax, e-mail or you must mail us the cancellation document.  You may apprise us by e-mail (preferred) or phone of your inability to attend an event; however, you must still submit your cancellation in writing to receive a refund



  • If cancellations are received from 8 to 30 days prior to the event, you will received a refund as follows:
    • 50% refund by check, OR
    • 100% credit towards another Paragon event of your choosing; however, you must apply to and be juried into that event.
    • There is no time limit on the 100% credit
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will not receive either a refund or credit.
SALES TAX: Sales tax is 7.0%. New Jersey only accepts online payments. The site for the State of New Jersey, Dept of the Treasury is: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/suezfilefaq.shtml.  

Booth Information
NOTE: If you apply to a minimum of 5 Paragon shows, your jury fee is $12 per event; however, you must contact the office to obtain the appropriate discount code BEFORE you apply to the events and you must apply to all 5 events at the same time. The discounts cannot be applied after the applications are completed.

BOOTH FEE: Single: $395.00        CORNER BOOTH FEE:  $50
NOTE: BOOTH payments are made directly to Paragon, NOT through ZAPP

DISPLAY SPACE: Upon acceptance, artists desiring corner or double spaces or that require electrical connection must specify and pay any applicable fees at the time payment is submitted. Specific space requests will be assigned based on the date payment is received. We will attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests. Any storage areas behind or beside booths must be kept neat and presentable at all times.

DISPLAY SURFACE: Pavement/brick: no drilling into or anchoring to the pavement is allowed; tents must be anchored by free-standing weights: no attaching ropes, cables, or straps to structures such as benches, signposts, or fire hydrants. If on grass, stakes and rebar may be used unless prohibited due to underground sprinkler system lines. The SHOW ESSENTIALS document you receive prior to the event explains whether staking will be (or not) allowed at the specific show site.
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