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Park City Kimball Arts Festival 2017

Location:
Main Street, Park City, UT
Park City, UT, Utah (West)

Event Dates: 8/4/17 - 8/6/17
Application Deadline: 3/8/17 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $50.00

You can submit up to 12 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
EVENT OVERVIEW:
The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is an award-winning jury selected visual arts festival located in the heart of the world-famous resort community of Park City, Utah.  Now, in its 48th year, the Kimball Arts Festival is Utah’s longest-running visual arts festival and is one of the most highly regarded art events in the West. For three days, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival proudly features more than 220 of North America’s finest artists across 12 disciplines, providing visitors with an opportunity to meet and purchase art from a wide variety of talented artists from across the country and internationally. Each year, the Festival draws more than 58,000 art enthusiasts to Park City’s Historic Main Street for a celebration of art, cuisine and music.

Proceeds from the event support the mission, education and exhibition needs of Kimball Art Center (“KAC”), Park City's nonprofit community art center since 1976. The KAC is the heart of Park City's vibrant arts community and exists to provide arts education and access to everyone. Through our exhibitions, educational arts programs and events, KAC provides a platform and a place for artists and arts enthusiasts to come together to explore, celebrate and cherish the creative spark that lives within us all. 

2017 FESTIVAL DATES:   
Please note, we have returned to our historical dates, the first full weekend in August.
Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6, 2017

 

General Information
2017 Park City Kimball Arts Festival Prospectus

Dear Artist,
Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Park City Kimball Arts Festival! Based on helpful feedback from past participants, we’re pleased to announce expanded services and support for artists this year in an effort to make the festival even better for you, including festival hours, security plans and procedures, communication, discounts and amenities.
Accolades from our 2016 Participating Artists:
  • “As always Park City does the best job doing an art show...load in and load out is the best. Your staff and volunteers are amazing. As an artist it is nice to feel welcomed and wanted in your wonderful town...thank you!”
  • “I love your festival...well run and organized.  You are one of the best.”
  • “I do many of the top shows in the nation and Kimball’s Park City show ranks as our favorite to be honored to exhibit in.”
  • This is, without a doubt, one of the BEST run shows that I do...It's nice to be treated with such respect and courtesy as an artist...I will definitely apply again next year!”
  • “I just wanted to thank you again for allowing me to participate in this year's KAF.  It was my best show ever. Everything just seemed to go well, the weather, the setup and take down, the sales, the support and a lot of nice folks attending.”
 
We hope you apply to the 48th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival!

EVENT OVERVIEW:
The Park City Kimball Arts Festival (the “Festival”) is an award-winning jury selected visual arts festival located in the heart of the world-famous resort community of Park City, Utah.  Now, in its 48th year, the Kimball Arts Festival is Utah’s longest-running visual arts festival and is one of the most highly regarded art events in the West. For three days, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival proudly features more than 220 of North America’s finest artists across 12 disciplines, providing visitors with an opportunity to meet and purchase art from a wide variety of talented artists from across the country and internationally. Each year, the Festival draws more than 58,000 art enthusiasts to Park City’s Historic Main Street for a celebration of art, cuisine and music.
Kimball Art Center inspires and connects through art. Art Starts Here™.
Proceeds from the event support the mission, education and exhibition needs of Kimball Art Center (“KAC”), Park City's nonprofit community art center since 1976. The KAC is the heart of Park City's vibrant arts community and exists to provide arts education and access to everyone. Through our exhibitions, educational arts programs and events, KAC provides a platform and a place for artists and arts enthusiasts to come together to explore, celebrate and cherish the creative spark that lives within us all. We believe that art brings joy, direction, a welcome distraction and hope to the 85,000+ community members we serve each year. We know that art changes lives and brings people together, sustaining our vibrant community and inspiring positive change in the world around us.

2017 FESTIVAL DATES AND TIMES:   
Please note, we have returned to our historical dates, the first full weekend in August.

Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6, 2017
Friday, August 4                                 7 am – 5 pm                Load-in/Set-up
Friday, August 4                                 5 pm – 9 pm                Public Hours
Saturday, August 5                             10 am – 8 pm*             Public Hours
Sunday, August 6                               10 am – 6 pm*             Public Hours
*Please note the change in festival public hours.
 
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:
November 10, 2016                           Application window opens via Zapplication
March 8, 2017, 11:59 pm MDT         Applications due - APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED
March 31, 2017                                  Status Notification by email
March 31 – April 30, 2017                 Booth fees payment and Acceptance Materials returned to KAC
April 30, 2017, 5:00 pm MDT            Deadline for submission of payment and Acceptance Materials for participation
  • Artists who have been accepted and elect to participate in the Festival (each an “Participating Artist”) must submit booth fee payments (payable by check or credit card) to KAC with their executed Artist Agreement, Booth Request form and copy of photo ID (the “Acceptance Materials”) to KAC by 5:00 pm MDT on April 30, 2017 (the “Acceptance Deadline”). The term “Participating Artist” as used in this Prospectus, refers to both individual artists and collectively to co-artists who apply together in a single application and who will be displaying co-created works in a single booth.  
  • Artists who have been accepted but have not submitted the Acceptance Materials to KAC by the Acceptance Deadline will forfeit their acceptance to the Festival.
 
WEBSITE:     http://www.parkcitykimballartsfestival.org/
EMAIL:          artsfest@kimballartcenter.org






ARTIST AGREEMENT:
Each Participating Artist must complete and submit an agreement (the “Artist Agreement”) setting forth the rules and regulations of the Festival (the “Festival Rules”) and defining the rights and obligations of KAC and the Participating Artist with regard to Festival participation. The Artist Agreement will be provided in the packet of materials sent to accepted artists.
 
FEES:

2017 Application Fee:
A non-refundable application and jury fee of $50.00 is payable through Zapplication.
 
2017 Invited Artist Booth Fees:
  • Regular 10’ x 10’ Row Space:                                             $575
  • Regular 10’ x 10’ Single Corner:                                         $750
  • Regular 10’ x 10’ Endcap (limited availability):                     $925
  • Large 10’ x 20’ Row Space:                                                 $1100
  • Large 10’ x 20’ Single Corner:                                             $1275
  • Large 10’ x 20’ Endcap (limited availability):             $1625
 
Zone Location requests and specific booth requests are available for additional fees.
All booth requests are subject to availability and are assigned at KAC’s discretion.
 
BOOTH INFO:
  • Accepted artists will submit booth fee payments (payable by check or credit card) and Booth Request Form to KAC along with their other Acceptance Materials.
  • Each booth space allows for one exhibitor. Booth space cannot be shared.
  • Booth fees cover the 10’ x 10’ or 10’ x 20’ space only.
  • Participating Artists must provide or rent their own tent and materials to display their work in an outdoor environment. Tents must be fire-safe and adequately weighted.  We strongly recommend tents with sides that can be closed.
  • The Festival takes place on paved streets located on a gradual hill. No booth location is perfectly level, therefore Participating Artists should be prepared with leveling devices and proper weights.
  • Electricity and running water are not available.





SALES AND TAX INFORMATION:
  • Participating Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work. The Kimball Art Center does not take any portion of artist sales.
  • Taxes must be paid to the Utah Tax Commission at the conclusion of the Festival at the on-site tax checkout desk; payments can be made by cash, check or credit card.
 
 
ELIGIBILITY:
The Festival is open to individual or co-artists selling original artwork in a variety of mediums (for more information, see eligible media categories). No dealers, proxies, agents or representatives are permitted.
Participating Artists must be onsite during all public hours of the Festival.


ELIGIBLE MEDIA CATEGORIES:
  • Ceramics: All original clay work is acceptable (wheel-thrown, slab, etc.) Each item must be signed.
  • Drawing: Original work made with chalk, charcoal, ink, pastel, pencil or pen.
  • Fiber: Wearable and non-wearable original work made of a fibrous material. Includes basketry, weaving, papermaking, leather and fine wearables. No factory or mass-produced pieces are allowed.
  • Glass: Original work in which the primary material is glass.
  • Jewelry: Original jewelry made from precious and non-precious metals, gemstones, enamel, glass, clay, fiber, etc. No commercial casts, molds, settings or production studio work is allowed.
  • Metalwork: Original non-sculptural metalwork.
  • Mixed Media: 2- and 3-dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of material that is non-sculptural.
  • Painting: Original painted works using acrylic, oil, tempera, watercolor, etc.
  • Photography: Prints made from the artist’s original image and processed by the artist or under artist’s direct supervision. Photographers must disclose their creative and printing processes.
  • Printmaking: Hand pulled original prints that are signed and numbered in limited editions by the artist. Traditional methods accepted include etchings, engravings, intaglio, monotype, monoprint, relief printing, serigraphs and block or woodblock prints.
  • Sculpture: Original, non-functional, 3-dimensional work of any material.
  • Wood: Original carved, hand-tooled or machine-worked wood. Includes furniture.
 
APPLICATIONS:
Applications for artists are available through the Zapplication.com website for a fee of $50 per application. Each $50 fee is for a single media category.  Artists interested in applying in more than one media category may now submit multiple applications with a single profile (12 categories maximum, application fee of $50 per category submission).
  • Please complete the application fully, including the artist statement, process, edition size and information about the images submitted.
  • Artists may only apply only once per media category.
  • This is a blind jury process -- do not submit images, statements and descriptions of artwork with the name or images of the artist/company. Applications in violation of this requirement will be disqualified and removed prior to jury review.
  • Five images representative of the quality and style of an artist’s body of work to be exhibited at the Festival are required per application. 
 
MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS:
Artists interested in applying in more than one media category may now submit multiple applications with a single profile (12 categories maximum, application fee of $50 per category submission).  Multiple applications utilizing the same images will not be considered. An artist may apply only once in each category. Artists whose work is selected in multiple media categories must still exhibit in the same booth space.
Artists may only exhibit in the media categories in which they have been accepted.
 
JURY PROCESS:
Each year a new selection committee of 12 jurors is assembled to score the art submissions. The jury consists of art experts, including collectors, gallery owners and local artists. Kimball Art Center board members and staff do not participate as jurors.
 
Artists' images are scored by our jury panel a point system (1-7). Jurors are given one week to view the applications on their own schedule.  Each juror sees only the 5 images and Artist Statement online via computer screen monitor and scores the images independent of other jurors.
  • Artwork is considered solely on the images pictured – high quality images are recommended.
  • The Artist Statement should describe material and technique that explains the body of work well.
  • This is a blind jury process, so please do not include your name or business name or other identifying marks or information in your Artist Statement or images.
Artists are selected based on the highest cumulative jury scores in their media category. A wait-list of additional artists is based on jury scores and used for replacement purposes. The exact number of accepted and waitlisted artists varies each year depending on street construction and layout. The notification date is March 31, 2017.
The 12 Best in Show winners from the 2016 Park City Kimball Arts Festival are exempt from the jury process, but are required to submit their application, Artist Agreement and booth fees on schedule. 
Decisions by the jury panel are final.




AWARDS:
A street jury will present a Best in Show award to an artist in each media category on Sunday, August 6th at the Festival. Artists who receive a Best in Show award will be automatically invited back to participate in the following year’s Festival for the media category in which they were awarded and the jury fee for the following year will be waived for their application in that media category only. 2016 Best in Show winners are required to submit the application, Artist Agreement and booth fees on schedule.  There are no monetary awards.
 
ON-SITE REQUIREMENTS & SALES:
  • All artwork exhibited at the Festival must be of the quality and style represented by the Participating Artist in images submitted with the application as well as of the media category for which they are accepted.
  • Participating Artists must provide or rent their canopy tent.
  • All Participating Artists shall agree to comply with KAC & Festival Rules and all local, state and federal rules for safety.
  • Participating Artists must keep all displays, storage and chairs within the confines of their booth space.  Participating Artists are responsible to present a clean and tidy space – all cardboard and storage containers must be removed from the festival corridor prior to the start of the event.
  • Promotional items such as postcards, notecards, posters, etc. are not permitted to be displayed or sold at the Festival.
  • Participating Artists must be present during the entire Festival and, with the exception of instances in which the booth is watched by a booth sitter provided by KAC, Participating Artists must personally staff their booth space. No agents, dealers or representatives may attend the Festival in place of the Participating Artist.  Photo identification is required at check-in.  In addition, the Festival staff reserves the right to check ID at any time.
  • Booth and display must be open and remain intact during all public hours of the show.
  • Temporary business licenses are provided for Participating Artists through the KAC.
  • Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work.
  • Artists are responsible for paying sales tax to the Utah State Tax Commission by cash or check at the end of the Festival on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
 
ORIGINAL ARTWORK REGULATION:
All art must be original, handcrafted work. No commercial, mass produced or manufactured work will be accepted. The artist, upon submission of images, guarantees the accuracy of the description of artwork presented and the authenticity of the artwork as original and created by his/her own hands. The jury reserves the right to reject any displays or items not in keeping with the character of the images submitted.
 
REPRODUCTION REGULATION:
A reproduction is defined as any existing work of art that is copied by digital or photographic means and printed on an offset press, a serigraph press or through a computer by means of an ink jet or electrostatic printer. This definition includes giclée prints and reproductions with additional enhancements by the artist. 2-dimensional reproductions are allowed under the following provisions:
  • Prints are labeled as such.
  • Prints are signed and offered in a limited quantity.
  • Prints may make up only 20% of the artwork exhibited in booth (Photography and Printmaking categories are exempt).
 
SECURITY:
The Kimball Arts Festival provides 24-hour general security at the event site using the Park City Police Department and a private security firm.  Enhanced security patrol zones and additional surveillance technology will be implemented for the 2017 Festival, along with increased police presence and integration with Festival staff.  However, the Festival takes place over several blocks on a public street with many open/active bars and restaurants.  There is no way to ensure complete security. Participating Artists exhibit all works at their own risk.  The Kimball Art Center and its representatives are not responsible for any damage, theft or loss of artwork, display materials or other booth contents. We strongly recommend exhibitors carry insurance for their works (see below).
Individual/small group booth security staffing via the private security firm is available for an additional fee.
 
INSURANCE:
Participating Artists must maintain general liability insurance including bodily Injury and property damage liability in an amount not less than $1 million per occurrence/$2 million in the aggregate for the duration of the Festival. Participating Artists must provide proof of such insurance, listing KAC as an additional insured by July 21, 2017.
 
Insurance Resources:
A reference guide to artist insurance can be found at the following url:
http://www.studioprotector.org/OnlineGuide/Safeguarding/GettingtheRightInsuranceCoverage.aspx
Many insurance companies exist that can provide the required insurance. However, for price and efficiency, we have found ACT Insurance to be a good option. https://www.actinsurance.com
The links to these websites are provided for convenience and reference only and KAC takes no responsibility for the content of the website.
 
WEATHER:
The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is an outdoor show at 7,000’ elevation in the beautiful mountain town of Park City, Utah.  The weather can vary significantly throughout the day and storms and strong winds can appear suddenly.  The Festival will take place rain or shine.  No refunds will be given due to adverse or unexpected weather. It is the Participating Artists’ responsibility to protect their works and other personal property from rain, wind or other weather-related conditions.
 
ARTIST SERVICES AND SUPPORT:
  • Prior to the Festival, lodging discounts for Participating Artists will be available via Deer Valley Resort Lodging, Stay Park City and other partners.
  • KAC will facilitate temporary artist insurance policies (via ACT Insurance) for an additional fee.
  • An official festival program with a full-color thumbnail image and listing of each participant.
    • Ad space for Participating Artists available for purchase.
  • Website listing with artist images and link to artist website.
  • A customized Google map just for Participating Artists with addresses and important locations.
  • A Welcome Tent with bagels and coffee at the Artist Check-In location Friday morning.
  • A relocated Artist Lounge with morning coffee and refreshments, plus power strips for charging devices for Participating Artists during the Festival.
  • Early morning load-in option for those with long or delicate set-ups.
  • Staggered Assigned load-in time for organized load-in with space to unload.
  • Complimentary artist parking for one vehicle (and 1 trailer) per artist in dedicated lots, including oversized parking.
  • Participating Artists will be given festival credentials for themselves and one assistant or co-artist (two total).  Additional credentials for booth assistants will be available for purchase.
  • Boxed lunches available for purchase delivered directly to Participating Artist booth during the Festival.
    • With quality sandwiches with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses.
  • Water and snacks delivered by volunteers throughout the Festival.
  • Booth sitters available.
  • SMS/Email alert system for Participating Artists.
  • Experienced, helpful, friendly staff and a dedicated artist helpline to answer application and event questions.
 
LEGAL:
By applying to the Park City Kimball Arts Festival, I assume all responsibility for the safeguarding of my products and my display at the Park City Kimball Arts Festival on August 4 – 6, 2017. I acknowledge that it is the Participating Artists’ responsibility to insure their property. I agree to hold harmless the Kimball Art Center, its directors, sponsors, partner organizations, coordinators, volunteers or employees, for any damage, loss or theft, to my artwork or other personal property, or injury to my person, regardless of cause resulting from my participation in this event. I agree that each item submitted and/or displayed will be my unique and original artwork, and to abide by all the rules and regulations set forth in the Festival Rules.
The KAC has the right to close the Festival if any unforeseen circumstances occur that would affect the safety of the event attendees or vendors. In the event of such a closure, no refunds of Application Fees, Booth Fees, or any other amounts of money paid to KAC by or on behalf of any Participating Artist will be given. Further, KAC reserves the right to change Festival Rules and procedures at any time and for any reason without prior notice.
 
For additional Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.parkcitykimballartsfestival.org/artists/artists-area
 
Thank you for your interest in the 48th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival!
 

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