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Sunriver Art Fair 2017

Location:
Village at Sunriver
Sunriver, Oregon (West)

Phone: 541-598-7785
Show Dates: 8/11/17 - 8/13/17
Application Deadline: 3/3/17 Midnight PST
10 day(s) and 1 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee - Non Refundable): $30.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

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Event Summary
The 8th annual Sunriver Art Fair will be held August 11, 12, and 13, 2017, in beautiful Sunriver, Oregon. This 3-day juried event showcases artists selling their fine original art in a charming outdoor village setting. Sponsored by the Sunriver Women's Club (SRWC), all proceeds earned by the club from application and booth fees help support nonprofits in Central Oregon.
 
August is high season in Central Oregon's premier vacation getaway. Located 15 miles south of Bend, Sunriver is a planned residential and resort community. The combined population of Sunriver, Bend, and the surrounding area is over 100,000. During peak season, upwards of 20,000 visitors are common, augmenting a large and appreciative buying audience. This year the Art Fair coincides with the 40th annual Sunriver Music Festival, a major event that draws many visitors who are interested in the arts.  Also in August 2017, a major international astronomical event, the total eclipse of the sun, will be focused in central Oregon, bringing thousands of visitors from around the world. http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/oregon/
 
The Sunriver Art Fair is dedicated to  supporting visiting artists to ensure that they have a successful experience.  Feedback from artists has been extremely positive:
 
"The organization of the show and generosity of the organizers make this show a stellar experience."
 
"Your treatment of artists is above and beyond! The artwork is of great quality."


General Information
Background and Purpose:

The Sunriver Art Fair is the major fundraiser for the Sunriver Women's Club philanthropy efforts. Since 2000, the SRWC has distributed over $500,000 in cash and goods from our various activities to organizations that support the arts and education and provide assistance to vulnerable families.

Nine years ago, several local artists and other dedicated club members agreed that an art fair would be a win-win event: it would offer artists a lovely venue for displaying their art while adding to our donation funds.

In 2016, ArtFairInsiders.com named the Sunriver Art Fair one of the top 50 Art Shows in the Nation (# 38) and ranked it # 1in the Best Small Town Art Fair category. The art shows in the survey are chosen by a nomination survey sent every other year asking art fair patrons to nominate the shows they think should be on the survey.

Fair Calendar:

Thursday, August 10
• 8:00 am – 7:00 pm: Registration and set-up for artists.
(Security will be provided Thursday night)
Note: Set-up must be completed on Thursday; Friday morning set-up is not allowed.

Friday, August 11
• 9:30 am - 6:00 pm: Fair open to the public.

Saturday, August 12
• 9:30 am - 6:00 pm: Fair open to the public.
• 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Street Dance

Sunday, August 14
•9:30 am - 4:00 pm: Fair open to the public.
• 4:00 pm - until done: Artist take-down (Please note: no early take-down allowed)

Important Dates

* December 1, 2016 - Date artists may begin submitting applications on ZAPP
* March 3, 2017 - Application deadline (we cannot extend this deadline)
* March 27, 2017 - Date by which artists will be notified if they have been accepted
* April 10, 2017 - Deadline for artists to accept or decline invitation to participate
* May 2, 2017 - Booth Fee Due (directly to SRWC)
* June 30, 2017 - Full refund request deadline


Standards and Rules:

Artists in all fine arts and fine crafts are welcome to apply. Artists must be present during all show hours, all days, and show only their own work in the category in which they are accepted.
  • Booth size: 10x10 uniform throughout. An individual artist may purchase a second 10x10 adjacent booth space for an additional fee for their use only.
  • Booth space may not be shared by artists.
  • All artists must have their booths set up and operational by 10 am Friday, August 10, 2017.
  • No pets allowed at the booths except service dogs. 
  • All exhibited products must be for sale. They must be original work crafted by the participating artist. (Limited reproductions of and with the original art are acceptable.) 
  • All work exhibited must be of the quality and category that were shown in the images submitted with the application.
  • Not acceptable for sale at the fair: Items made from kits, tumbled stones sold separately, embellished objects, manufactured objects, imported objects, mass-produced goods, edible items, candles, and personal care items.
  • Overnight security is provided; however, it is strongly recommended that artists remove or secure all work and other personal property before leaving each evening. Any property exhibited or left at the fair site will be at the sole risk of the artist, and the SRWC will not be held responsible for any theft of or damage to artists' work or other personal property.
Fees and Cancellation Policy:
  • Applications for the fair are accepted only through ZAPP at www.zapplication.org
  • Each application requires a $30 non-refundable fee.
  • Booth Fee is $350 per 10x10 space for each artist who is juried into the fair and chooses to participate.
  • A 2nd 10x10 adjacent space for the SAME ARTIST is $350, making a total of $700 for the 2 adjacent spaces.
  • The fee for a corner booth is $400. These will be given out in the order that booth fees are received.
  • Booth Fees (payable directly to the SRWC) are due by April 24, 2017.
  • Refunds: In order to receive a full booth-fee refund, we must receive written notification (email acceptable) by June 30, 2017.
  • After June 30, refunds will be given only if we can fill that booth space. We will make every effort to do.
  • No refunds will be given due to bad weather.   
  • There is a $25 penalty fee for any returned check.
  • All sales receipts are income to the artist. We do not take a percentage of artists' earnings.
  • There is no sales tax in Oregon. Enjoy!
Services for Artists:
We will provide:
• Assistance locating lodging: rentals, RV parks, campgrounds, home stays, etc.
• Designated parking area for artists.
• Security on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6:00pm to 7:00am the following morning.
• Hospitality Center with food, drink, rest area, and more.
• Floating volunteers ("booth sitters") to provide breaks for artists.
• Electricity at some booths. This must be requested in advance.
• Best of Show Award.

Jury Process:

The jury panel is composed of members of the Central Oregon art community. You are required to submit five digital images of your work that represent what you PLAN TO BRING TO THE FAIR, plus one of your outdoor booth. 

All images are juried anonymously, so please be sure your name (or business name) does not appear anywhere, including on your booth. Work is scored on a scale of 1 – 5 for quality, creativity, originality, and craftsmanship. The Fair’s Executive Committee has final discretion regarding acceptance of artists.

Judging for Best of Show takes place on the second day of the Fair.

Hints for Submitting Images of Your Art Work
  • Please ensure that the images represent the work you plan to offer for sale at the fair.
  • Include a range of your work and a range of prices.
  • Make sure the images are clear with good lighting.
  • Choose images of your work that clearly show your creative, artistic, and technical skills.
  • Plan your booth slide to be visually appealing, well designed, and organized in a professional manner that reflects the quality of your work. Booth appeal is considered in the jury process. 
  • Please include a description of your work that is complete enough for us to use to publicize your work and the fair on our website and on Facebook.

Acceptable Fine Art and Fine Crafts Categories:

• CERAMICS: All original clay work is acceptable in this category. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted. Painted green ware is not eligible.

• DRAWING: Original works executed in pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, pen, ink, etc.

• GLASS: Original works only. No mass production work is permitted.

• GOURD ART: Original hand-tooled, machine worked, or carved work, with or without applied decorations.

• JEWELRY: No commercial casts, molds, settings, or production studio work is allowed.

• METALWORK: Functional or sculptural works in copper, steel, pewter, or other metals.

• MIXED MEDIA: Includes 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of material.

• PAINTING: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, tempera, encaustic, etc.

• PHOTOGRAPHY: Prints made from the artist’s original image must be processed by the artist or under artist’s direct supervision. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing process, especially with regards to any manipulation.

• PRINTMAKING: Hand-pulled original prints that are signed and numbered in limited editions by the artist.

• SCULPTURE: 3-dimensional original work done in any medium.

• TEXTILES: Includes basketry, weaving, leather, and fine wearables. No machine tooling.

• WOODWORK: Original hand-tooled, machine worked, or carved work.

More Words from Some of Our 2016 Artists:
  • "This is the best run show I do every year out of the 30 shows I do."
  • "As always, this is by far the best show I do!"
  • "I love your mission and this event."
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