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Mulvane Art Fair 2017
Washburn University Campus
Topeka, Kansas (Midwest)
Show Dates: 6/3/17 - 6/4/17
Application Deadline: 2/21/17 Midnight CST
The application deadline has passed.
Images: 7 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.
The 25th annual Mulvane Art Fair, June 3 & 4, 2017, is a juried event featuring high quality works of fine art by more than 90 artists from across the country.
When the first weekend of June rolls around, so does the Mulvane Art Museum's annual art fair. In 2017, the 25th annual juried event will draw more than 90 artists from across the country - along with thousands of art lovers to enjoy these creations. This fair boasts a vibrant patron program with pledged spending of $25,000 and actual spending of $50,000. With a focus on quality and variety, this fine art event is a favorite in the community and region. Proceeds from the event support the mission and programs of the Mulvane Art Museum, which is Topeka's only art museum and is part of the campus of Washburn University. High standards for art are key to the success of the 2017 Mulvane Art Fair. The Mulvane Art Fair has been an annual favorite among artists and art appreciators since 1992. During this two-day event, thousands of people visit the beautiful grounds of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
The Jurors will select a maximum of 90 artists from those who apply. Jurors for 2017 will be announced in January 2017.
February 21, 2017 Application and Jury Fee ($30) submission Deadline. 2016 Art Fair Award Winners and Invited Artists have their Jury Fee waived but are responsible for their Booth Fee and must complete an application through ZAPP.
February 23 - March 4, 2017 Jurors select participating artists.
March 8, 2017 Notification (by email and web site)
April 3, 2017 Deadline for accepted artists and invited artists to submit Booth Fees ($275 single booth or $550 double booth or $375 single corner booth).
April 18, 2017 Deadline for Accepted and Invited Artists to provide notification of withdrawal. Artists withdrawing after April 18, 2017, will forfeit their Booth Fee.
Art Show - Not a Festival!
Purchase Patron Program
Saturday morning coffee & muffins provided
Sunday morning coffee & granola bars provided
Drinking Water delivered to your booth
Clean, convenient restrooms on site
Assistance with move-in/move-out
On campus housing/accommodation
All fine art in the following media is eligible, providing the artist has made such a representation to the jurors by image or statement. Works include: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, metal, ceramics and mixed media. These must be original works in the primary contracted medium as stated on the entry. Work from molds, factory assembly, or other commercial methods are not acceptable, and will not be juried.
Reproductions of artist's original work are allowed to the extent they are clearly marked as such and displayed only in a bin or portfolio, not on display panels. Reproductions should constitute only a minority of the artist’s works available for purchase. Participating artists are expected to represent their work personally in their booth while the show is open. Artists agree that all work displayed must be original and designed, executed, and signed by the participating artist(s). Artists are encouraged to display work reflecting a range of price points. Whenever two or more artists collaborate on a single work, the names of all the contributing artists must appear on that work. Such collaborative pieces will be deemed single entries. Any unregistered artist sharing a booth will result in the removal of both artists from the show. All artwork displayed in the booth must be available for sale. Sharing a Booth by artists not collaborating on their artwork is not permitted.
Make sure your application(s) are complete.
Include six (6) artwork images and one (1) Booth image.
All images are juried anonymously. The Booth image should only have your work displayed. Do not include your booth sign or people in your Booth image.
A 10 ft. square space will be reserved for your Booth upon acceptance. Every effort is made to create a layout at the Fair where competing media are not side by side. You are responsible for your own white display tent and it should be designed for outdoor use. Tents are installed in grass next to a sidewalk. Artists are advised to bring leveling devices for table displays, appropriate rain covers and tie-downs. Your display tent must fit within our designated 10 ft. x 10 ft. space. Any activities outside your booth must be approved in advance by the Mulvane Art Fair committee. For the safety of our patrons and artists, open flame of any kind is not allowed at the art fair.
Exhibitors should understand that this is an outdoor Art Fair, and as such will continue rain or shine. Unless the event is cancelled by the Mulvane Art Fair Committee, any artist who leaves before the Fair closes without the express consent of the Committee will not be invited to return the following year.
The Washburn University Police Department provides overnight on-site security. Neither the Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum nor Washburn University can assume liability for loss or damage to artwork, and we cannot, of course, assume responsibility for bad weather.
Parking and Admission:
Parking and admission is free to all participating artists. Each exhibitor will receive two free passes and a locator map for his/her booth.
In 2016, Purchase Patrons who pledged $25,000 in advance to purchase art spent over $50,000. We expect Purchase Patron pledges to be even greater in 2017.
On-site judging of the exhibitors will take place 10am-1pm the Saturday of the Art Fair. The Award Presentation will occur at 3pm on Saturday.
$500 Best of Show (artist will also be eligible to have a piece of art featured in future art fair promotional materials).
$300 Best of 2-Dimensional
$300 Best of 3-Dimensional
Thank you for your interest! We hope you will apply to the 2017 Art Fair.
A 10 ft. square space will be reserved for your Booth upon acceptance at a cost of $275. Every effort is made to create a layout at the Fair where competing media are not side by side. You are responsible for your own white display tent and it should be designed for outdoor use. Tents are installed in grass next to a sidewalk. Artists are advised to bring leveling devices for table displays, appropriate rain covers and tie-downs. Your display tent must fit within our designated 10 ft. x 10 ft. space. Double booths are available at a cost of $550. Corner booths are premium spaces and cost $375. Corner booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
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