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Park Point Art Fair 2017

Location:
Park Point Recreation Area
Duluth, Minnesota (Midwest)

Event Dates: 6/24/17 - 6/25/17
Application Deadline: 3/25/17 Midnight CST

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REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary

For 47 years the Park Point Community Club has hosted The Park Point Art Fair at the Park Point Recreation Area on the last full weekend in June. Park Point is a premiere and unique setting, the largest freshwater baymouth bar in the world. The Art Fair includes 120 artists from across the region and nation who exhibit their award-winning work in a festive setting. The community hosts a free appreciation dinner for the artists and volunteers. Volunteers greet attendees and provide booth sitting services and set-up assistance to artists. Artists are awarded for excellence based on a review on site by art professionals. The Club awards a total of $1,300 to artists in seven categories as well as a Best of Show.

Achievements: The Park Point Art Fair is a 2014 and 2015 recipient of The Minnesota State Arts Board’s Festival Support Grant.

Attendance: 10,000 annually



General Information

For 47 years the Park Point Community Club has hosted The Park Point Art Fair at the Park Point Recreation Area on the last full weekend in June. Park Point is a premiere and unique setting. It has the distinction of being the largest freshwater baymouth bar in the world. The Art Fair includes 120 artists from across the region and nation who exhibit their award-winning work in a festive setting. The community shows its committment to the event by hosting a free appreciation dinner for the artists and volunteers. Volunteers greet attendees and provide booth sitting services and set-up assistance to artists. Artists are awarded for excellence based on a review on site by art professionals. The Club awards a total of $1,300 to artists in seven categories as well as a Best of Show.

Acheivements: The Park Point Art Fair is a 2014 and 2015 recipient of The Minnesota State Arts Board’s Festival Support Grant.

Attendance: 10,000 annually

Mission: The Park Point Art Fair exists to showcase professionally juried artists in a stunning natural enviornment. While attendees will find a focus on the visual artists their experience is enhanced with music, demonstrations and interactive art making opportunities. 

We showcase fine art and craft in a variety of media

CERAMICS 
All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. No machine made or mass produced work.

2-D PAINTING and PRINTMAKING
Works created in oils, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, etc.
Printed works where the artist hand manipulated the plate, stones, or screens. Prints must be signed and numbered. Printmakers are required to discuss their creative and printing processes.

FIBER 
Works crafted from fibers including leather, paper, basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry, sewing, papermaking, knitting, etc. No factory produced wearable items.

GLASS 
Glass may be functional or decorative and crafted via glass blowing, molding, casting and or kiln formed. No form of mass production is permitted.

PHOTOGRAPHY 
Photographic prints from the artst’s original negative that has been produced by the artist or under his/her supervision. Please disclose creative and printing processes. Please divulge use of computer manipulation.

JEWELRY 
All jewelry whether produced in ceramic, metal, glass, fiber, paper, plastic, etc. No commercial casts, molds or mass production.

WOOD
Original works in wood that are hand tooled, turned or carved.

MIXED MEDIA
Two dimensional or three dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical media. 

SCULPTURE
Three dimensional work done in any media.



Rules/Regulations

Requirements:

Fine artists and crafts people working in ceramics, fiber, photography, 2-D, jewlery, wood, glass, painting and mixed media. All work must be original design and execution by the applying exhibitor. No commercial molds, kits, imports or country crafts. All work must be represented in the images.

 

Jury Details:

Five images are viewed simultaneously and judged on the basis of originality, craftsmanship, design and continuity. Good quality images are essential. A booth shot is reccomended. 105 artists are selected. All jury decisions are final. Ten people from a mix of categories will be put on a waitlist. In the event of cancelations an artist in the same or similar category will be invited.

 

FEES:

Application fee: $25

Booth fee: $200 (single booth)

 

Checks are preferred.

Send to:  Park Point Art Fair

                PO Box 16326

                Duluth, MN 55802

Returned checks and credit cards for insufficient funds are charged a $40 fee, after which only money orders and cashiers checks will be accepted. Application fees must be received within one week of application submission. Booth fees must be received by May 1.

 

Cancellation Fee

Your booth will be refunded less $50 until June 1. After June 1, exhibitor fees will not be refunded. 

 

All work must be original and handcrafted by the artist. Artists must be present at the art fair both days.

 

Creative and technical processes must be divulged in the application.

 

It is the artist’s responsibiity to choose the category which best  describes your work.

 

Collaborating artists (defined as “Artist Partner” on ZAPPTM) may exhibit only their collaborating work(s).

 

35% of all two-dimensional work must be original. Artist must define reproduction or limited edition on individual pieces. 

 

Work exhibitted must be consistent with images submitted to the jury. Artists will be asked to remove or store work not adhering to this policy.

 

Artists may only exhibit and sell work in the media category for which they are accepted.

 

Artists are responsible for proper insurance and protection of work and set-up. The Park Point Art Fair is not responsible for loss or damage. 



Booth Information

Installation and Display:
Artists can drive up to the booth for unloading and in most cases parking!
Set-up is along a paved path on the grass.

Participants must provide their own display materials and make their own rain plan arrangements. An exhibition space of approximately 10’x10’ will be assigned to each person. Individual booth assignments are made to create an appealing mix of media. Assignments are at the sole discretion of the Park Point Art Fair and are not interchangeable or transferable. Displays must be set up by 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Artists juried into the art fair must stay for the entire fair, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm..

Sales Tax: Exhibitors are responsible for collecting their own MN State sales tax (6.875%) plus the city sales tax(1%). For MN sales tax application call the MN Department of Revenue at 651-282- 5225. Please include sales tax number with your contract. 

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