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Artscape 2017 (Baltimore Festival of the Arts Inc.)

Location:
Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland (South)

Phone: 410-752-8632
Event Dates: 7/21/17 - 7/23/17
Application Deadline: 4/11/17 Midnight EST

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REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $60.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Artscape, the largest FREE arts festival in America draws 350,000+ visitors who spend more than $9.25 million with the festival’s exhibitors and vendors. The 36th annual Artscape will run July 21-23, 2017.
 
The Artists’ Market highlights artists who create and execute original, professional quality work. In order to be considered for a Market space, all work displayed MUST be produced by the exhibiting artist or collaboration, and MUST be consistent with the images submitted. Artist may only exhibit art in the category in which they were accepted into the Artists’ Market. 
 
The Artists’ Market at Artscape is a juried show. A panel of professionals in the in the fields of craft, fine art, fashion and design will score each applicant’s submitted photographs and description of materials/technique.  The Artscape jury process is blind (jurors do not see artists’ names, hometowns or histories of participating in Artscape). The panel of jurors for the Artists’ Market changes each year. Jury scores are final. Festival Staff utilize jury scores to select Market's participants from each discipline, to create a fair, balanced and dynamic show.

In addition, the Emerging Artists at Artscape program provides a tent and booth space in the Artists Market at no charge. A limited number of emerging artists will be selected for this competitive program. Artists denote on their application whether they would like to be considerred for this program.

General Information
The Artists’ Market highlights artists who create and execute original, professional quality work. In order to be considered for an Artists’ Market space, all work displayed MUST be produced by the exhibiting artist or collaboration, and MUST be consistent with the images submitted. Artist may only exhibit art in the category in which they were accepted into the Artists’ Market. Categories include:
 
2-D MIXED MEDIA - Two dimensional, wall hung artwork using the combination of two or more distinct 
media in a collage-type manner. This category is not to be used if artwork consists of only one medium even if uniquely framed.
3-D MIXED MEDIA - Original work of three dimensions which incorporates the union of three or more media or physical materials. Use this category ONLY if work cannot be classified under another category.
CLAY - Original sculptural, decorative, or functional work in which the primary material used is clay. No machine made or mass produced items. All artwork must be unique to the artist.
DRAWING / GRAPHICS / PRINTMAKING - Original works made with pen, pencil, color pencil, charcoal or traditional printmaking techniques, including etching, engraving, lithography, serigraphy, or woodcuts. Combination techniques / collages are also included. Original prints must be signed and numbered. Any work that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “Reproduction”.
FIBER / LEATHER - Original work created from fibers or leather, including basketry, handmade paper, weavings, and other artistic, fabric-based work. All work must be designed and sewn by the artist. No commercial, mass produced items permitted.
GLASS - Original sculptural or decorative work created in glass. No molds or other forms of mass production permitted. All work must be unique to the artist.
JEWELRY - Original jewelry made from precious and non-precious metals, gemstones, enamel, glass, fiber, clay or other materials. No buy/sell, kit or costume jewelry, or mass produced items. Jewelry may be exhibited ONLY if accepted under the jewelry category.
METAL - Original sculptural or decorative items created in metal. May be painted or unpainted. No commercial or volume production items. All work must be unique to the artist.
PAINTING - OIL / ACRYLIC - Original work created using oil / acrylic or similar materials on canvas, paper, or board. Combination techniques / collages of these materials are also included. Any painting that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “Reproduction”.
PAINTING - WATERCOLOR / PASTEL - Original work created using watercolor / pastel or similar materials on canvas, paper, or board. Combination techniques / collages of these materials are also included. Any painting that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “Reproduction”.
PHOTOGRAPHY / DIGITAL ART Original artwork created by the artist / photographer utilizing an SLR or Digital camera, or computer-generated image, and printed with either traditional darkroom, ink-jet, or laser printing technologies. No commercial photography. Original prints must be signed and numbered. Any photograph that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “Reproduction”.
WEARABLE ART / FASHION - Original work created from fibers or leather, weavings, and other artistic, fabric-based work, designed to be worn as apparel. All work must be designed and sewn by the artist. No commercial, mass produced items permitted.
WOOD - Original sculptural or decorative work made primarily from wood. Includes hand tooled, carved or machine worked items, with either natural or painted finish. No commercial or volume production items.
OTHER – Select this category if your work does not fall into the categories listed above. Be prepared to provide a detailed description, and possible sample/example of your work if required. All work must be original and of professional quality.
 
Artists’ Market prohibits the following:
  • Multiple employee studios engaged in production work are not eligible to participate.
  • Absolutely no buy-sell. No merchandise such as coffee cups, notecards, calendars, or other items mass produced from an original piece of artwork will be permitted.
  • Items made using commercial molds or patterns and hobby crafts are ineligible.
  • Body Care items - soaps, lotions, oils, etc.
  • Weapons – including knives, swords, etc.
 
Jury Process – A panel of professionals in the in the fields of craft, fine art, fashion and design will score each applicant’s submitted photographs and description of materials/technique.  The Artscape jury process is blind (jurors do not see artists’ names, hometowns or histories of participating in Artscape). The panel of jurors for the Artists’ Market changes each year. Jury scores are final.
 
Based on the score between 1 and 10, applicants in each discipline will be placed into one of three categories: accepted, not accepted and waitlist. 
 
Festival Staff utilize jury scores to select Artists’ Market participants from each discipline, to create a fair, balanced and dynamic show. Artists are pulled from the waitlist based on space availability, score in their discipline and the vision of Artscape organizers for a successful Artists’ Market.  Inclusion in the Artists’ Market, or any section of Artscape 2017, ultimately is at the discretion of Festival Staff.

Rules/Regulations
Exhibitor Rules:
Artists violating the rules of this show or who fail to cooperate with the Festival Staff will not be permitted to exhibit. The show will be monitored for misrepresentation and we reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved artwork from the show.

• No Refunds: refunds for exhibitor fees, equipment fees, etc. are not issued.
• Stand alone / pop-up tents are prohibited.
• Unauthorized / unapproved use of any festival space is prohibited.
• Exhibitor set-up is confined to the purchased tent footprint.
• Storage areas located behind or outside the tent footprint is prohibited.
• No sound systems in tents.
• Artists’ Market artists may only exhibit and sell their own original artwork.
• Artists may share space with another artist or apply as a collective. All artists work must be represented on the application.
• Participants agree that Artscape shall have the right to reproduce digital images or the reproductions of selected artwork for publicity or marketing purposes.
• Exhibitors, artists and/or collectives may not re-sell, share with an unaccepted artist or sub-let any portion of their space. Any violation of these stipulations by exhibitors will result in expulsion from the festival, without fee refund.
• Exhibitors must keep their space open all hours of the festival weekend, rain or shine.
By submitting an application, you agree to and accept all festival terms and conditions.

Booth Information
Artists’ Market Fee Scale:
  • Application Fee: $60
  • Standard (10x10x7) Space Fee: $700
  • Taller (10x10x10) Space Fee: $750
  • Table and Chair Rental (2 each): $30 additional
  • End of Group Location (limited availability): $200 additional
Taller spaces, and end of group locations, are limited and available on a first paid first served basis. Distribution of these spaces are at the discretion of Festival Staff. 

Your Space At The Festival
 
You must open your tent by 11am Friday, July 21 and remain open until the festival closes each day.
Display: Your materials must fit into the 10'x10' or 10’x20’ space you reserved, and be designed to separate you from your neighbors.  Certain display structures may need to be carefully maneuvered or manipulated to get them under festival provided tents.  The tents are of a number of different styles (such as 10x10, 10x20, 10x30, 16x56) with most being larger tents shared by two or more artists. 
Electricity:  You will have access to 20 amps of electricity. Bring a heavy-duty outdoor extension cord of at least 25 feet in order to access electricity for your booth.  The festival will not have extension cords to borrow, rent or purchase.
Lighting:  Artscape provides 1-2 lights per tent only.  You will need to plug the lights into the electrical box behind your tent and then turn them on.  You may want to bring supplementary lighting for your display. 
Signage:  Artscape does not provide individual signage for each exhibitor. Bring signage and other printed collateral material.
Wi-Fi internet will not be available in your space to collect payments.  Please use another method of collecting payments that does not require Wi-Fi access.
Be courteous to your neighbors.
Exhibitors are required close their tent walls each night.  If you have requested a tall tent, plan to bringing a step ladder to assist you.
Artists are permitted to keep their display and artwork in their space overnight at their own discretion. 
 
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