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Golden Fine Arts Festival 2017

Location:
United States
Golden, Colorado (West)

Phone: (303) 279-3113
Show Dates: 8/19/17 - 8/20/17
Application Deadline: 4/14/17 Midnight MST
52 day(s) and 0 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee - One for each category): $30.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

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Event Summary
The 27th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival, presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, is Saturday & Sunday, August 19-20, 2017 in Historic Downtown Golden, Colorado. Our 2016 Festival had 132 artists and historically, we have 35,000-40,000 attendees over the course of this two day Art Show. Judges will award prizes in 9 categories: Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, 2D, Painting, Photography, & Sculpture. Total Cash Awards equal $1,800.00.

The Golden Fine Arts Festival is located adjacent to Clear Creek History Park in Historic Downtown Golden.  It is a favorite show for visitors from throughout the state.  Artists repeatedly comment that they appreciate the strength of our marketing program, variety of art, good sales, and the respect and support given to them throughout the show. Visitors comment on the location and ease of seeing the show, free parking, a great variety of art, along with live music, food and beverage vendors.
 
The Golden Fine Arts Festival takes place rain or shine!

General Information

Categories: Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media*, 2D**, Painting, Photography, & Sculpture*
*  Wood artists, please apply in mixed media or sculpture.
** 2D category to include drawing, pastels, graphics, print-making.

If you are showing work in more than one category, you must be juried in those categories with images and pay an additional jury fee for each category.  Note: Only work in categories where you are accepted may be displayed.

Each artist is limited to 3 applications.


Total Cash Awards equal $1,800.00.  Awards are given for Best of Show, Best of Colorado, and 1st and 2nd Place Awards for each category.  

Wait list policies:  We will wait list artists in each category and notify them by phone or email.

Artist amenities: An artists’ reception will be held Friday evening, August 18th.  Booth sitters will be available during the show so that artists can take a break. There is professional overnight and day time security (see rules).  Hospitality Area for our artists is available during the show until approximately 2 P.M.

Rules/Regulations
All artists’ applications and payments will be processed through Zapplication.
  • No artist will be automatically accepted into the Festival because of past participation except for 1st Place/Best of winners for 2016.
  • The artist must attend and represent their work at the festival.   No “artist representatives” are allowed. All exhibitors must be present during the entire show.  Volunteer booth sitters will provide you with breaks.
  • No import items are allowed.  This is not a venue for commercially manufactured resale items.
  • At least 50% of your exhibit space must contain original artwork; no more than 50% may be reproductions. This is a criterion for awards. 
  • For the purpose of the Golden Fine Arts Festival, the term collaborator will mean an individual who participates in the creative process and should be listed as a second artist on booth signs, programs, etc.
  • An exhibit space will be assigned for you; once assigned, NO CHANGES will be made.
  • You must provide an attractive, professional 10’ x 10’ covered outdoor display to protect your work from the weather. 
  • You are required to provide a minimum 40lb weight system per leg of your booth and the weights must be secured immediately upon setting up the tent/canopy.
  • Colorado weather is unpredictable; plan accordingly for rain, bright sunshine and high winds.
  • No electricity or water hook-ups are provided.  
  • Parking for exhibiting artists is available in nearby parking lots.
  • Artists are not allowed to bring their pets to the festival.
  • A night security guard will patrol the Festival area; however, the Golden Fine Arts Festival and the Greater Golden Chamber of Commerce take no responsibility for theft, loss or damage of art or injury to any person.  You still need to secure your valuables including all art.  If you leave your booth in place overnight, you do so at your own risk.
  • The Golden Fine Arts Festival does not take commissions; however, you MUST collect State & Local sales tax.
  • Cancellations:  For cancellations received by 7/19/17, 100% of the booth fee will be refunded.  After 7/20/17 there will be no refund for cancellations.
  • All Correspondence will be sent via email.  


‚ÄčSales Tax Requirements

All participants MUST collect a city and state sales tax totaling 7.5%. You do not need to purchase a City of Golden sales tax license; however, the City of Golden REQUIRES the Festival to collect the 3% Golden tax based on your sales at the end of the Festival on Sunday.  The Festival will provide the Golden Tax Form when you check-in. Inability to comply will impact future participation. You MUST obtain a “Special Events License” from the Colorado State Dept. of Revenue if you do not have a current Colorado Sales Tax License.  Call the Dept. of Revenue at 303-866-5643 – (or www.taxcolorado.com) for Form DR 0589.  You are responsible for the payment of the 4.5% sales tax due to the State of Colorado.

Booth Information
                   
 Exhibit Fee:  $450.00   
 
  • An exhibit space will be assigned for you; once assigned, NO CHANGES will be made.
  • There are a limited number of double booths available.  Specific requests are reviewed and acceptance is at the discretion of festival management.
  • If you have requested a double booth, do not pay for two booths until you receive notification that you are accepted for two booths.
  • You must provide an attractive, professional 10’ x 10’ covered outdoor display to protect your work from the weather. 
  • You are required to provide a minimum 40lb weight system per leg of your booth.
  • Colorado weather is unpredictable; plan accordingly for rain, bright sunshine or wind.
  • No electricity or water hook-ups are provided.
  • Artist set-up is allowed between 9:00am – 8:00pm on Friday, August 18th or Saturday, August 19, 6:00am–8:00am.  All vehicles must leave the Festival area by 8:30am Saturday morning   Set-up information will be e-mailed by July 31st.
  • Although the Festival ends at 5pm on Sunday, NO VEHICLES will be allowed on the festival street until at least 5:30pm on Sunday.   At 5:00pm, you may close your tent, but you cannot bring your vehicles in until authorized by safety officials.
  • All artists must remove all booths and materials from show site by 8:00pm on Sunday.
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