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Winter Springs Festival of the Arts presents ARToberFEST! 2017

Location:
Veterans Memorial at the Winter Springs Town Center
Winter Springs, Florida (South)

Phone: 407-278-4871
Event Dates: 10/21/17 - 10/22/17
Application Deadline: 7/12/17 Midnight EST
104 day(s) and 8 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

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Event Summary
The Winter Springs Festival of the Arts - ARToberFEST will be celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year and we are increasing the cash awards to $14,000. We also have a patron program which brings an additional $4,000 in artist money for the event.   The Winter Springs Festival of the Arts is positioned as a signature event in an affluent Central Florida suburb, this fine art show brings delicious food, fine wine, craft beer and music. Over 20,000 residents and visitors are attracted to the upscale village center. Patrons stroll along beautiful Blumberg Boulevard enjoying the work of 125 fine artists, which consist of juried and invitational. The Winter Springs Festival of the Arts is produced by The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Winter Springs.

General Information
FESTIVAL DATES & TIMES
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

This event is in Winter Springs, Florida.
We are in Central Florida, just north of Orlando.

WELCOME
We take pride in creating an atmosphere that caters to our artists.  Our marketing plan brings an eclectic purchasing crowd that enjoys many varieties of art.  Our marketing campaign ranges from commercials, billboards, news interviews, editorials and ads in local publications, extensive social media campaigns and more.  Our committee and volunteers are dedicated to making your weekend comfortable and fullfilling. Enjoy our hospitality tent that offers light breakfasts, lunches, our spectacular awards ceremony followed by a delicious dinner and award ceremony.  We provide booth sitters and volunteers to help support your needs throughout the weekend.

RULES OF THE SHOW

Fees
Application Fee: $30 (non-refundable)
Booth Fee: $275 (only credit cards accepted, non-refundable)
Corner Spaces are available for an additional $25 and are based on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Corner spaces also include booths that have available space for artists to show their work on the exterior sides of their booth.
Emerging Artists Fees: $30 Application Fee (non-refundable) / Free Booth Space

Emerging Artists are not eligible for cash prizes, must be high school or college students with a valid school ID and must not have been in more than 2 shows. For more information on Emerging Artists please contact Bridget Lake at 407-278-4871.



Deadline
All applications must be submitted by July 12, 2017.  Notification of acceptance will be done by e-mail only by August 9, 2017.  If you are accepted into the show, the booth fee must be paid no later than September 7, 2017 to avoid cancellation on the artists’ behalf.  Any artists that have not paid may lose their space to an artist on the waiting list.

Show Size
The Winter Springs Festival of the Arts will be limited up to 125 exceptional artists, which consist of juried and invitational.


Space Size
Each booth is 12’ X 12’ and may not be shared.

Judging
Judging will be held Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to completion of festival. All awards will be presented at the Meet the Artist Party (MAP) at Saturday night starting at 5:30.
Awards: $14,000

1 Best of Show 2D $2,000
1 Best of Show 3D $2,000
5 Award of Excellence $1,000 each
7 Award of Distinction $500 each
7 Award of Merit $200 each
Poster Artist $100

Patron Arts Dollars- $4,000+

For a balanced show, the Festival Management has the right to merge categories.
Only one award per artist will be awarded. Prize monies will not be awarded if the Festival is cancelled for any reason.


Judging
In order to maintain the Festival’s reputation for accepting only superior, quality work, screening is conducted by a separate panel of experienced and knowledgeable art professionals. Jurying is based solely on the quality of the work submitted.
Two judges will be selected from prominent art professionals. Along with other festivals, the judges will have past judging experience, as well as have extensive backgrounds in the fine arts. Judges for the Winter Springs Festival of the Arts will be announced at a later date.

Jurying
Artists may enter in more than one category; however an application must be submitted for each category.

Acceptance is a commitment to show. No refunds will be made for cancellation or inclement weather.

Artists must submit (3) digital images of their artwork (minimum 300 dpi) and (1) digital image of their Festival display or booth (four images total) for each category entered.

If selected to exhibit, I authorize use of the images submitted with my application or duplicates therof for Festival publicity or documentation.

I agree to grant a license to Winter Springs Art Festival to reproduce electronically, in limited resolution, my original artwork for a period of up to (30) months beginning 7/30/2016. I understand by submitting an application, I retain full copyright of my original artwork. My images shall not be redistributed except as anticipated on the website and in the Festival programs and other Festival related media, without my express written permission.



Artwork
All work must be original, hand-crafted, created and exhibited by the approved artists/exhibitors themselves and must be attributed solely to a displaying artist. No art supplies, picture frames, commercial photography kits, commercial patterns, coin, jewelry or works cast in commercial molds, mass-produced items, imports, or buy-resale will be accepted or displayed. This rule is strictly enforced.

All works must be for sale or available for commission.

All applicants’ work will be reviewed, juried or screened prior to acceptance. Any media not approved during the application process that appears in your booth at the event will be removed.

Exhibits
An accepted application and payment of the booth fee is a commitment to display your work during all scheduled hours of the show.
Displays must be professional and esthetically pleasing. All tents must be white and all racks must be covered. Hand-written signs and sale signs are strictly prohibited. Ribbons from other shows may not be displayed.

The approved artist/exhibitor will occupy his/her booth at all times. No subletting or sharing of space is permitted. No representatives are allowed.
Artists/Exhibitors are responsible for supplying their own tents and for making their tents sturdy against the wind, rain, etc. Tents must be manufactured with flame-retardant materials. Staking into the pavement will not be permitted.
Artists/Exhibitors will receive a booth space of approximately 12x12 feet. Exhibitors will not take up any additional booth space. “Booth Space” is defined as space only. Artists must provide their own booth, frames, tents and support structures.

Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the Art Festival management.
The artist’s/exhibitor’s space shall be occupied by 8:30 a.m. on the morning of the show, or you will be considered a no show and your space may be given away with no refund or credit. All vehicles must be removed from the show area by 9:30 a.m., unless otherwise specified. Setup and breakdown times will be strictly enforced. Any person closing his/her booth before the scheduled closing time on Sunday shall be disqualified from future shows.

Each exhibitor is solely responsible for collecting the applicable 7% sales tax and filing the report with the local department of revenue.

Viewing Committee
A Viewing committee will tour the Festival area on Saturday and Sunday to ensure that all rules of the show are followed. Any violation of these rules may result in expulsion from the Festival and forfeiture of all fees.

All artist/exhibitors must check in at the registration booth to sign the required release and obtain a booth assignment and identification card before they set up their exhibit. A booth identification card must be attached to the upper left corner of the display space at all times during the show.

Booth setup time will be allowed on Friday before the festival from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and from 6:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. DO NOT SET UP ON FRIDAY BEFORE 3PM AS THE ROAD WILL STILL BE OPEN TO TRAFFIC. These will be the only times an artist will be allowed access to the booth space to unload.

Without exception, artists/exhibitors’ vehicles will not be allowed on site after the setup times specified above.
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