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MOSAICS Fine Art Festival 2017

Location:
N. Main Street, Old Town St. Charles
St. Charles, Missouri (Midwest)

Phone: 314-482-5476 / 636-448-0870
Event Dates: 9/15/17 - 9/17/17
Application Deadline: 5/1/17 Midnight CST
8 day(s) and 3 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

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Event Summary
What:  MOSAICS Fine Art Festival
Where:  On scenic, historic North Main Street, St. Charles, Missouri.
When:  September 15, 16, 17, 2017
Hours:    September 15- 4:00pm - 9:00pm
                September 16 - 11:00am - 9:00pm
                September 17 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
 
- 23rd year of the MOSAICS Fine Arts Festival
                - Jury Fee:  $30.00
                - Booth Fees: $295 Single, $395 Corner, $590 Double (special request)
 -Cash Awards: $5,000 in prizes
- Comprehensive and expanded advertising and marketing campaign for 2017 throughout the greater St. Louis metropolitan area – including  TV, Radio, local and regional print media, electronic billboards, promotional banners and yard signs, on-site signage, social media/networking, online/web presence, and a full-scale public relations campaign – plus LIVE radio broadcasts from the Festival during the weekend event
 

General Information
What:  MOSAICS Fine Art Festival - a limited participation fine art show juried by art industry professionals.
Where:  Scenic, historic North Main Street, located in St. Charles, Missouri.
When:  September 15, 16, 17 2017
Hours:      September 15- 4:00pm - 9:00pm
                September 16 - 11:00am - 9:00pm
                September 17 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
 
NOTEWORTHY:
- 23rd year of the MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts!
- No change in fees!
                - Jury Fee:  $30.00
                - Booth Fees: $295 Single, $395 Corner, $590 (special request)
 -Cash Awards: $5,000 in prizes
- Comprehensive and expanded advertising and marketing campaign for 2017 throughout the greater St. Louis metropolitan area – including  TV, Radio, local and regional print media, electronic billboards, promotional banners and yard signs, on-site signage, social media/networking, online/web presence, and a full-scale public relations campaign – plus LIVE radio broadcasts from the Festival during the event
- Activities during the festival include:
                * Children's Village hands-on art activities/experiences
                * LIVE musical entertainment throughout the Festival days
-Annual "Mentor Me" exhibition at the nearby Foundry Art Centre.  More than 20 area schools  
  participate in this program, with both students and teachers receiving recognition for their
  school’s visual arts programs which create an environment to help students develop and nurture their skills in the arts.

-Art for Youth Program - MOSAICS, has  a gallery for young patrons. This program is designed to introduce youth to fine art. Youth under the age of 18 will be able to purchase original art for a nominal fee during the Festival.  Artists participating in MOSAICS along with other area artists donate original art for this area, where young patrons, without the guidance of adults, will be able to make their own purchases and begin their collections of fine art.

- Artist Amenities include:
                * Complimentary Friday night Artist Dinner delivered to booth.
                * Complimentary Saturday night Artist Dinner delivered to booth.
                * Booth Sitters and helpful Volunteer staff
                * Water delivered to artist booths all weekend long
                * Vehicle street access for setup and tear down under the direction of festival staff. Improved vehicle control for 2017.
                * Assistance with load in/load out before & after the Festival.
                * Free electricity
                * Nearby parking
                * Overnight security on Friday and Saturday night
 
Join  approximately 100 juried and invited artists at the twenty third annual MOSAICS Fine Art Festival, which takes place September 15-17, 2017 along scenic historic Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri, next to the banks of the beautiful Missouri River.   Artists selected by a distinguished panel of jurors will exhibit and sell original art work across a variety of mediums, including painting, clay, sculpture, photography, print making, pastels, drawing, wood, jewelry, metalwork, glass, art to wear and mixed media at all price points.

Mentor Me
 The annual “Mentor Me” exhibition will be on display September and October 2017 at the nearby Foundry Art Center, located at 520 North Main Centre.   Both students and teachers participate, and schools, teachers and students will be recognized for their participation with certificates from the Governor of Missouri during the closing reception to be held in October 2016.

Children's Village
The Children's Village is a special place where kids of all ages can learn about and try their hand at creating art. MOSAICS provides the supplies necessary to create their own souvenir of their visit to the 2017 Festival.  The Children’s’ Village is organized by the Foundry Art Centre, with supervision by professional artists and experienced art teachers for a unique hands-on experience for children.

Art for Youth Program
MOSAICS, manages a gallery for young patrons. This program is designed to introduce youth to fine art. Youth under the age of 18 will be able to purchase original art for a nominal fee during MOSAICS, Missouri Festival for the Arts 2017.  Artists participating in MOSAICS along with other area artists donate original art for this area, where young patrons, will be able to make their own purchases.

Applications at https://www.zapplication.org/,  search for MOSAICS
Application Deadline:  May 1, 2017
Notification: May 20, 2017
Cancellation Date (without penalty): June 19, 2017
Please visit:   http://stcharlesmosaics.org/
Email: mosaicsartfest@gmail.com
Jury Process:
- Jury Process - MOSAICS is a limited participation fine art show juried by art industry professionals.  Artist submitted images will be viewed and scored by a point system based on design, originality, quality and overall display.  Booth display will also be factored into the score and a booth image is required with your submission.  A waitlist will be compiled and used in the event of cancellation.  The jury process is done anonymously and all decisions by the jury are final.

Rules/Regulations
Festival Rules
1. Original Works-All work exhibited must be original 2- or 3-dimensional artwork produced by the juried artist and must have been represented in the images submitted for jury.
- Viewing bins containing reproductions must be clearly marked and identified as containing commercial reproductions. The bins must not detract from the overall appearance of the booth.
- All Editions should be limited.
- Photographic work must meet archival standards.
- Not more than 10% of the artwork displayed on the walls of the display booth may be reproductions and must be clearly marked as such.
- Work accepted under the category of printmaking must be original, hand-pulled work.
- No commercially made products, ceramics made from commercial molds, commercially cut wood products, kit objects, decoupage, beadwork, shells or mass-produced items may be exhibited.
- No 'buy-sell' items are allowed.
- All work must be labeled either for sale with the price indicated or marked “Not for Sale”.
- The committee reserves the right to remove any display, or parts of a display, which, in its opinion, does not conform to the artist’s work as represented by their juried images.
2. Artists must arrive on time and occupy their booth for the duration of the festival. Artists who pack up/or leave the show early will not be accepted back in future shows. Only one artist may display in a booth unless the work produced is identified on the application as a collaboration of two artists.
3. Two dimensional artists may sell offset reproductions of original work, as long as reproductions do not account for more than 25% of the artist’s display.
4. Submitted images must accurately depict the quality and range of your work and have been executed within the past three years.
5. The Festival does not carry insurance to cover your personal property. As an independent contractor, you are advised to obtain your own insurance.
6. Artists retain all revenues from the sale of their work.  However, all participating artists are required to collect and pay the appropriate sales taxes on all items sold. Sales tax rates will be provided to participating artists.
7. Exhibitors are responsible for making their tents sturdy against wind, rain etc. with appropriate weighting devices and have an approved fire extinguisher. Tents must be manufactured of flame–retardant materials. Staking into the pavement is NOT permitted.  As not all booth locations are perfectly level, artists are advised to bring leveling devices, shims, spacers for their displays.
8. The Festival furnishes a display area of 10' x 10' space (single booth) with 1 foot between booths to exhibiting artists. Artist must furnish their own tent, display unit, tables and chairs. All displays must be aesthetically pleasing and all sales and promotional activities must be confined to artist's assigned space.  Awnings will only be allowed on the front of the tent.  If more awnings are desired, corner booths or a double booths are available.  There are a limited number of corner booths and double booths are by special request to festival management.
9. Setup and teardown times will be strictly enforced. Access by vehicle to your space for setup and teardown will be possible under the direction of festival management and times. Artist and patron vehicles are not permitted  in the festival area during festival hours. Vehicles must be removed from the festival area to parking no less than 30 minutes before festival opening each day.
10. Not responsible for acts of God – no refund of booth fee after June 19, 2017. There are no rain dates for this event.
 

Booth Information
Booth Fees are: $295. The Festival furnishes a display area of 10' x 10' space (single booth) with space between and to rear of booths to exhibiting artists. Artist must furnish their own tent, display unit, tables and chairs. All displays must be aesthetically pleasing and all sales and promotional activities must be confined to artist's assigned space.  Awnings will only be allowed on the front of the tent.  If more awnings are desired, corner booths or a double booths are available.  There are a limited number of corner booths and double booths are by special request to festival management.
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