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Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival 2017

Location:
Judson Street
Gig Harbor, Washington (West)

Phone: 253-851-1619
Show Dates: 7/15/17 - 7/16/17
Application Deadline: 2/27/17 Midnight PST
6 day(s) and 1 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 3 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

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Event Summary

The 33rd  annual Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival will be held on Judson Street in beautiful historic downtown Gig Harbor, just a block from the waterfront. Fine artists and crafters from the Pacific Northwest and around the country display their work in approximately 120 booths. The festivities include food, music, a literary corner for authors and illustrators, and a local art show.


 

General Information

Screening

The screening committee will review submitted images using digital projectors. The committee includes working artists, gallery owners and art educators, and the makeup of the jury changes each year. Scores are confidential. Acceptance into the festival is based principally on jury scores but with consideration for variety and balance in category and style among participants.

Two artists may share a booth, but each must screen separately.

You may screen in up to 3 categories, but a separate application and fee is required for each. (Application fees are not refundable.) You must submit 3 images of your work in each category for which you apply. We don't need or want a booth shot.

If you are paying your application fee by check rather than with PayPal or a credit card, please mail the check, made out to PAL, to:

  Emily Porter
  6118 51st St. NW
  Gig Harbor, WA 98335
 

Screening categories are:

basketry
fiber art
garden art
glass
jewelry
metal
personal (soaps, lotions, etc.)
painting
photography
pottery
wood
other

You may enter in up to three categories from one profile.  (To do so, log in to your ZAPP account, apply, and check out as normal.  Then repeat for each additional category in which you are applying.  A $20 fee is charged for each category.)

If you wish to enter by email or mail rather than through ZAPP, that can be arranged, but there will be a $25 additional fee for us to do the processing for you.  Please email Emily Porter (emily.ghaf@gmail.com) if you need this service.

Important Dates

December 2       First day to apply
February 27    Last day to apply through ZAPPLICATION;
                     (mailed entries must be received by February 26, preferably well before)
March 24 or earlier    Jury results published
March 25 or earlier    Booths go on sale
April 15           Last date for us to receive checks for corner booths
May 4              Last day for invited artists to purchase their booths
May 5              Remaining booths made available to wait-listed artists
May 12            Last day to cancel and receive refund*
July 15-16      Festival, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5

*Refunds for booth fees will be made by check. If the original booth payment was made by credit card, a processing fee will be deducted from the refund.

Artist Amenities

No commission is charged.

There will be overnight security Friday and Saturday, but the Peninsula Art League assumes no responsibility for stolen or damaged material.

Booth sitters will be available.

Booth setup will be Friday evening 6-9 and/or Saturday morning 7-9.

Coffee and doughnuts will be available in the morning.



Rules/Regulations

Rules/Regulations

Your work

All art must be designed and crafted by the applying artist. (If collaborators or assistants are involved, please explain the process on your application.) No mass-produced work, imported items, or items made from kits are accepted. 

The art you display must match in quality and style the images with which you screened. You may only display work in the categories for which you were accepted. In particular, only artists who have been accepted in jewelry may sell jewelry.

Limited edition prints or giclèe prints must be clearly and individually labeled as “reproductions,” and may not constitute more than 75% of the display area. (That is, at least 25% of the display area must be original work.)

We do not accept music or books unless accompanying a crafted product such as musical instruments.

Your booth

Your tent must be fire-retardant, and you must have a fire extinguisher in your tent. The fire marshall checks the tents on Saturday morning.

Your tent must have weights sufficient to withstand significant wind, and be sufficiently weather-proof to protect you and your work from rain.

Your booth and your work must not present a danger to the public.

Your booth must remain open for the entire fair; no early takedown is allowed.

The applying artist or collaborator must be present during the festival.

You must leave a clean space when you leave.

Washington State Sales Tax

You must have or obtain a Washington state business license and give us your UBI. If you do not currently have one, we will supply instructions for obtaining it if you are accepted.

You must collect and pay Washington state sales tax on all purchases, including cash sales.

Insurance

Peninsula Art League is not liable for any damage to artists’ possessions. You are encouraged to supply your own insurance.

 



Booth Information

Booth spaces are 10' x 10' (single) or 10' x 20' (double).

There is no space between booths, but you will have about 2' of space for storage behind your booth.

There are no electrical hookups for artists.

You will need to be able to set up your own booth.

The booths are set up on Judson Street, which like all streets is not completely level, so you may want to bring shims.

Booth fees:
    $235 Single booth
    $470 Double booth
    $280 Single corner booth
    $515 Double booth with one corner

A limited number of other configurations might be possible, with a basic cost of $235 for each 10x10 space plus $50 for each corner.

We try to honor artists' requests for booth assignments. However, the requests for corner booths always exceed the supply. If you are requesting a corner booth, please state the reason on your application so that we can assign them fairly. Artists who are assigned a corner booth will be asked to send us a $50 check for the corner that we receive by April 15. After that date, any remaining corners will go on sale through ZAPP.

 

 

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