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Arts Alive 2017 | Kennedy–Douglass Center for the Arts

Location:
Wilson Park in historic downtown Florence
Florence, Alabama (South)

Phone: (256)760-6379
Event Dates: 5/20/17 - 5/21/17
Application Deadline: 3/15/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (PARK and/ or GALLERY Jury Fee [Nonrefundable]): $30.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary

Every third weekend in May, Wilson Park in historic downtown Florence comes ALIVE with the Southeast’s foremost fine, folk, and craft artists. Presented by the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Volunteers, Arts Alive is a juried arts festival and exhibition. First held in 1986, Arts Alive features carefully selected artists who sell, demonstrate, and exhibit their works.

 

The Arts Alive Juried Exhibition takes place at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts located directly across from Wilson Park. The selected works are on display for a month and are judged for awards in technique, style, and expression. Over $3,000 is awarded to top artists in the Arts Alive Exhibition. The exhibition opens before the weekend of Arts Alive.

 

Wilson Park transforms itself into one of the largest art markets in the Southeast on Arts Alive weekend. Up to 100 chosen artists in various mediums and genres set up booths to sell their work. Park awards are also chosen by a judge who will select the recipients of over $3,000 in awards. Saturday night Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts hosts a backyard garden party, Art Under the Stars, for artists and patrons to celebrate park and gallery winners with food and live music. 

Food, fun, art, and activities for the whole family make this one of the most celebrated weekends of the year! 



General Information
Arts Alive
Wilson Park, Downtown Florence, Alabama
Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts
May 20 & 21, 2017
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Exhibition Opens: May 20
Exhibition Closes: June 22

Gallery Exhibition:  
Entry Fee
 $30  (nonrefundable)
Application Deadline is March 6, 2017

Artists working in the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, textiles, mixed media, metal, clay, glass, jewelery, photography, and wood are invited to submit works for exhibition in the art center galleries. Up to three pieces per artist may be entered via digital entry to be reviewed by a juror for entrance into the exhibition. Artists will be notified of acceptance April 6. Artworks accepted into the show will be judged for awards. Over $3,000 in awards will be given for those demonstrating exceptional skill, vision, and creativity. Awards will be announced and given the night of Saturday, May 20 at the Art Under the Stars event. Artwork will hang in the gallery May 10, 2017 through June 22, 2017. As Arts Alive is an annual fund-raiser for the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Volunteers, a 25% commission will be taken from the sale of artwork in the gallery. 

Artists will receive one free ticket to the Art Under the Stars backyard garden party. Guests of the artists are welcome to purchase a ticket for an additional $10.  (Guest tickets may be purchased with Zapplication checkout.)

Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Gallery Awards
First Place      $1,000
Second Place    $500
Third Place        $300
Jack and Nancy Opler Award   $300
Past Presidents Award  $300
Mhairi Frank Award    $150
Donald G. Waterman Photography Award  $150
Betty Hairston Award   $100
Donnie Akers Award    $100
Five Merit Awards        $100 

Park Art Market:
Application Fee (non-refundable) $30
Booth Fee $170 
Application Deadline is March 6, 2017

Artists working in the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, textiles, mixed media, metal, clay, glass, jewelery, photography, and wood are invited to apply for a booth position to sell artwork in Wilson Park the weekend of May 20 & 21, 2017. Artist applications will be reviewed by a juror and selected based on skill, quality, of work, booth display, and creativity. Artists will be notified of acceptance April 6. Selected artists may sell artworks in the park (commission-free) and will be judged for over $3,000 in awards. Awards will be announced and given on the night of Saturday, May 20. 

Park Awards
First Place                          $1,000
Second Place                        $500
Third Place                            $300
Bernstein Law Office Award  $200
John T. Link Award                $200
Jeff & Michelle Eubanks Award  $200
Randal Holland Award           $150
Best Display                           $100
Five Merit Awards                  $100

2017 JUROR
Aaron Head, Arts Company (Nashville) and former gallery coordinator for Lowe Mill ARTS (Huntsville)
2017 JUDGE
Dr. Eliot Knight, visual arts programming manager for Alabama State Council on the Arts


Rules/Regulations
Gallery Eligibility and Rules: 
Open to all artists 18 years of age and older residing in the United States, Mexico, and Canada who are working in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, textiles, mixed media, metal, clay, glass, jewelery, photography, and wood. All work must be the work of the entrant, original, not entered previously in Arts Alive, framed or on gallery-wrapped canvas, ready for hanging or display, and completed within the last five years.

ALL EXHIBITED WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE AND PRICED WITH INTENT TO SELL. Work designated NFS will not be eligible. 

Gallery sales will be encouraged and there will be a 25% commission. 

Artists are responsible for drop off and retrieval of unsold artwork. Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is not responsible for any cost of packing or shipping. 

Entries recieved after the deadline will not be considered.

Park Eligibility and Regulations:
Open to all artists 18 years of age and older residing in the United States, Mexico, and Canada who are working in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, textiles, mixed media, metal, clay, glass, jewelery, photography, and wood. Artists are selected based on the quality, creativity, and originality of their work.

Booths displaying work created by more than one artist must be noted on the application.


All booths must be equipped with stable support (weights, stakes, etc) and artwork displayed with weather and large crowds in mind. 

The Arts Alive Committee is not responsible for the set up or break down of booths or the transport of artwork. If special accommodations are necessary please contact us

Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. 

Booth Information
Booth spaces are 12 feet x 12 feet.

Additional adjoining booth space may be purchased for $150

Artists are responsible for their own displays (supports, structure, set up, and tear down). The Arts Alive Festival is not responsible for property damage or loss.

Security will be provided in the park Friday and Saturday night. 

All booth requests will be considered; however, please understand not all can be accommodated. If there is a special need or accessibility request please contact us

In the event of severe or threatening weather, the park will close. This decision will be determined by the coordinators. 

Artists will transact their own sales and will comply with all sales tax regulations. Tax information and paperwork will be provided in the artist check-in packet. 

 
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