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Art in the High Desert 2017 - Bend, Oregon

Location:
Bend, Oregon on the Deschutes River-The Old Mill District
Bend, Oregon (West)

Phone: 541 322 6272
Event Dates: 8/25/17 - 8/27/17
Application Deadline: 3/11/17 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 5 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
 Art in the High Desert's goal is to help artists sell their work.
 
Since 2014 AHD has been consistently ranked in the top 30 selling shows in the country. The buying public has grown to appreciate & anticipate the high quality of the art that the AHD jury selects. Art Bucks are awarded during the show to stimulate art buying. AHD rewards the first 20 buyers each day who have purchased $1000 or more with Thank You gifts.
 
This is an ART show run by artists for artists.
We are committed to showcasing & selling the fine visual arts and crafts. To that end we have no side-shows of music, children’s areas, non-art booths, no selling show souvenirs etc.
 
2016 was a stellar year.
AHD tweaked its marketing and brought in large numbers of patrons who hadn’t been there before. The constant comment heard by artists & the patrons was about the high quality and originality of the art and how AHD was The Show they wanted to go to each year.

Empirical data-AHD Brings ART BUYERS!
In our 2016 show survey 94% of the patrons surveyed said that they had already bought art or were intending to.

Several Northwest shows are scheduled in July & August. Plan on a show tour of the Pacific NW and miss the hot windy humid weather in the rest of the country.

Come for the show. Stay for your vacation.
Apply! Join us.

General Information
Prospectus for Art in the High Desert - Bend, Oregon 2017
 
 
Join us, August 25-27, for the tenth annual Art in the High Desert, a premier art show on the West Coast. Art in the High Desert is a juried fine art and craft show, produced by active show artists and invested local art advocates through a non-profit organization.
 
We value and honor original work made from concept to creation,
 by the hands of the individual artists.
 
Empirical data-AHD Brings ART BUYERS!
In 2016 94% of the patrons surveyed during the show had either already purchased art or were planning to. AHD consistently has dedicated art buyers!
 
Our goals:
            1. Provide a venue for artists to market and sell high quality art to a knowledgeable community of art patrons and visitors to Central Oregon.
            2. Honor the artists in an arts show that esteems the value and skill of their handmade work
            3. Give back to the community financially and through arts education and support for the local visual art community.
 
Bend & Central Oregon
Art in the High Desert happens during the peak of the summer tourist season in Central Oregon. Bend is one of the West's leading areas for year-round recreation and cultural growth. East of the Cascade Mountains in the high desert, Bend is surrounded with snowy peaks, white-water rivers, and alpine lakes. Bend also has two colleges. Plus Bend is blessed with 14 (and counting) craft brewers. In the summer you can backpack, mountain bike, camp, raft, kayak, fly-fish, golf, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. Eight destination resorts surround the city. But Bend has more than tourists. Full-time residents enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, as well as the urban amenities and fine art.
 
Site:
The show site is on the banks of the Deschutes River, just across the footbridge from an upscale shopping area, The Old Mill District. It is a popular place to shop and is also home to the Les Schwab Amphitheater where national concerts are held throughout the summer.
 
Event Background:
Art in the High Desert is a natural addition to a community with active art galleries, monthly art walks, and a popular collection of public art. Designed and organized by a group of art show artists and local art advocates, we know shows from both sides of the booth. Careful thought has been given to media categories, jurying, site, and artist amenities. We want artists and patrons to enjoy a high quality and professional art show.
 
 
 
Important Dates
•                December 3, 2016 - Artist applications are available on www.zapplication.org
•                March 11, 2017 - Artist applications due Midnight PT
Note: Artist Applications are viewed in order of the date the application is submitted.
•                April 7, 2017 – Evening Jury Preview- open to all - TBD
•                April 22, 2017 - Notification of jury results
•                May 1, 2017 - Booth fees, completed Artist Agreement + Booth Request due
•                June 1, 2017 - Last day for refunds
 
Show Dates and Hours
August 25, 26, 27, 2017 
Thursday: Set up 10am to 6pm
            (All booth and display set-up must be completed on Thursday.)
Friday & Saturday: 10-6pm
Sunday: 10-4pm
 
Contact Info:
            Email:    info@artinthehighdesert.com
            Phone:   541 322 6272
            Mail:    Art in the High Desert
                        PO Box 5575
                        Bend, Oregon 97708
            Website:   www.artinthehighdesert.com
 
Show Size118 artist booths
 
Booths:
Booths are 10 x 10 feet. Some corner booths will be available. There will be a limited number of double booths, reserved for those with large format art and awarded on booth fee return dates.
 
Booth Fees:
$450 for a 10 x 10; $900 for a double booth.
$75 extra for a corner booth.
Booth fees will be due after acceptance into the show, by May 1, 2017. A late fee of $50 will be charged for booth fees arriving after this date.
A Booth Payment Plan is available. Email us to set up a plan at: info@artinthehighdesert.com
We DO NOT use ZAPP to collect booth fees. 
Mail your check(s) directly to Art in the High Desert.

Electrical Fees:
There is limited electrical service (300 watts) available to some areas of the show site.  Electrical fees are $65 a booth. AHD will invoice artists for electricity following booth assignments.
Electrical fees are non-refundable.
Generators are prohibited.

Security:
There will be security on duty during the hours that the show is closed. This includes: Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday morning and evening, and Sunday morning.
 
 
Application Information: Please read carefully
 
Art in the High Desert is using the ZAPP application system. It is a projected process. All 6 of  your images are seen at once.
Please go to: www.zapplication.org to apply. Slides, photos, links to websites, paper applications will not be accepted.
 
There is helpful info on applying to shows on the Art in the High Desert website.
Go to > www.artinthehighdesert.com  > For Artists > scroll down to Helpful Application Information. Read the PDFs.
 
Artists may enter multiple categories for jurying. Artists wishing to exhibit work produced in more than one media category must apply with separate online user identification, set of digital images, and jury fee for each category.
For more information on how to apply digitally, please review the tips, FAQs, and imaging techniques found at: http://www.zapplication.org/imaging_tips.phtml
 
Jurying requirements:

6 images total: 5 images of work + 1 image of booth.
Please make sure your name, business name, or website does not show in any of your images or titles.
 
The booth image is IMPORTANT. It is factored into the jury’s decision. The booth image is used to show how the artist will present their work at our show.
 
Jurors want to see all 3 sides of your booth.
 
If you do not have a booth image (because you are an emerging artist or new to the art show world), please provide an image of a grouping of your body of work to give an idea of how you will present your work at the show and how your work looks grouped together, and a brief explanation of why no booth image, in a separate email or in the title part of your “booth image.”
 
If you are an experienced show artist the jury expects to see your booth image.  You will lose points if , as an experienced show artist, you do not include a booth image.
 
AHD has a "blind" jury, in that jurors only see an artist ID number and the six images. We want the jurors to make their decisions based on the art alone. In all of your images and/or their titles we do not want anything that shows you, your name, your website, the name of your business, your town.
 
 
Visible Names on images:
For 2-d artists if your signature is easily readable on your work, please use editing software to make it unreadable. If you are using a model to display work or show scale be sure you do not use yourself. Jury points may be deducted for any of the above that jurors can see.


 
Jurying Artist Process Statement
:
The jurors are interested in how you make your work. We allow 200 characters in the ZAPP application to make this easier for you and helpful for the jury.

 
Jury Process:
Jurors will be viewing all images projected. They will review the images 2 times, before scoring them. Time is allowed for discussion.
 
Jury Criteria:
The jury is asked to evaluate work using these general guidelines. These are written on cards at each juror’s monitor to remind them of our criteria.
•                Original thought and intent, going beyond the expected, the usual
•                Overall strong concept. Does the art have a concept or voice that reaches beyond the techniques and materials?
•                Excellence in craftsmanship
•                Consistency of style and presentation

 
Jury Fees
$35
Jury fee is non refundable.
Applicants may pay online on the ZAPP site with a Visa or Master Card, or by a check payable to Art In the High Desert.
            Send checks to:
                        Art in the High Desert
                        PO Box 5575
                        Bend, Oregon 97708
The check for the non-refundable jury fee must be postmarked on or before March 11, 2017. It will be deposited upon receipt.
 
Jurors
Our four jurors are professionals, with extensive experience in various art fields. Some are show artists, some gallery owners, some are educators. All are very knowledgeable. Their names and qualifications are posted on our website after jurying is complete.
Each year we select a new panel of jurors.
 
Jury Feedback-optional
The cost for this is $25. This is in addition to the jury fee.
You must ask for this at the time of application.
We will NOT accept jury feedback requests after the jurying.
 
The Jury Feedback Fee covers the extra work by the jurors and AHD staff in gathering the information and sending it to the artists.
For those artists who request Jury Feedback, after the jury has scored their application, we stop the jurying and ask for comments to share with the artist. These are then written up and included with 4+ pages of information about the current year’s jurying.
 
You will indicate on the your ZAPPLICATION that you want Jury Feedback and then send a non-refundable check for $25, payable to AHD at: Art in the High Desert-PO Box 5575-Bend, OR 97708, postmarked by March 11, 2017.
 
Wait List
We will maintain a waitlist of applicants within the media categories. 
 
Refund Policy
A 70% refund will be returned if an artist withdraws before June 1, 2017.
 
No Sales Tax & No commissions
There is no sales tax in Oregon. Art in the High Desert takes no commissions on work sold.
 
 

Rules/Regulations
Rules & Guidelines for Participation
 
Art in the High Desert considers the enforcement of its rules to be our exclusive right and responsibility. Adherence to the following rules during the show is necessary to maintain the quality of the show at a high level for artists and the patrons. Show officials will be visiting all booths during the show to meet artists and answer any questions. Non-compliance with the Rules & Guidelines can result in requests for work to be removed from display and for sale, and/or expulsion from the show and ineligibility for jurying into future shows. If an artist is removed from the show for non-compliance of the rules, no booth fee refunds will be issued.
 
1. All work exhibited must be original art produced by the artist. Work done by a production studio is not acceptable. AHD wants artwork made by the hands of the artists selling the work. If the art work is made by others’ hands, please don’t apply to the show. You will not be accepted.
 
 
If you are a production studio, AHD is not for you. Do not apply.
* We understand that artists working in some media may require an assistant, but if other people's hands spend more time touching your work than yours do, DO NOT apply.
 
Buy-sell and/or imports are not allowed. Work from kits, commercial designs, done in classes or workshops is also prohibited. Derivative work is prohibited. Artists selling work that is not their own will be expelled from the show.
 
2. All work exhibited must be for sale.

3. Exhibitors must be at least 18 years of age.
 
4. Artists may exhibit work only in the category in which they were juried. Exhibited work must be consistent in style, quality, and method with juried images.
 
5. Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.
 
6. No sharing of booths is allowed.
 
7. No more then 2 artists may collaborate on work. Both must sign the application.
 
8. Artists must be present to exhibit during the entire Show. No proxy of any kind is allowed.
 
9. A photo ID (drivers license or passport) of the artist is required during check-in. In addition the show has the right to check ID during the show.
 
10. Artists are responsible for proper insurance and protection of work and booth. Art in the High Desert is not responsible for damage to work or booth due to weather or unrelated incidents.
 
11. Accepted artists must prominently display a booth "Artist Statement", with the artist’s picture, describing the process and materials used to create the work, and who makes the work. This is a separate statement than the one included with your application. There is no set limit on number of words for this statement.
 
12. 2-Dimensional Reproductions:
All reproductions must be clearly labeled "reproduction" on the front of the piece or clearly labeled on front of bin. Reproductions may not be hung in the booth. Reproduction method should be detailed on a card with each piece. See the Media Categories for more information. Reproductions should not be labeled "prints."
 
13. AHD Policy regarding "bread & butter" or production pieces.
AHD realizes that in order to make shows financially feasible some artists must sell less expensive, "bread & butter" or production pieces. Our guidelines regarding their sale are: The b&b pieces must NOT be the largest part of your inventory that is displayed. They should occupy only a small part of your booth (you can restock as necessary), meet the guidelines of your category, and be in the same style and category as the work you were accepted in. They must also adhere to the AHD Rules & Guidelines.
 

 
Media Categories Rules and Guidelines
Art in the High Desert intends to honor the work made by the hands of the individual artists. The categories are used as a tool to organize and balance the show. While Art in the High Desert does not have specific numbers for each media we believe that it is important that there is diversity in media both for the patrons and the selling artists. Please read the category descriptions & exceptions carefully.
✔: allowed
✘: not allowed
 
 
2-D Media GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
2-D is any work that is by design to be displayed on walls with a one-sided orientation. All images must be original in composition. No copies or derivative work allowed. All displayed work must be for sale.
 
Canvas Wrapped reproductions MAY NOT BE HUNG, regardless of alterations done to the work after printing. (Photography can have canvas-wrapped originals.)
 
No mass-produced reproductions will be allowed. Any work printed outside of this country is not allowed. (Unless the artist lives outside of the USA and prints their own work.)
 
Browse bins for ALL 2-d media: THIS IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.
Browse bins must take up no more then 15% of the booth footprint. Example: a 10' x 10' booth could have allowed a 3' x 5' browse bin or some variation of that, up to 15 square feet.
 
 
2-D categories
 
2-D Mixed Media:
✔:Works that incorporate the use of two or more media such as ink & pastel, or painting and collage-type of materials, which are combined in a single original work.
 
Digital Art:
✔:This category includes original work created solely on a computer and work created such as scans or digital files. Work must be limited editions, signed and numbered, using only archival materials. Photography is not permitted in this medium.
 
Drawing:
✔:Original compositions that are drawn by the artists hand incorporating ink, wax, crayon, charcoal, pastel, pencil, ink etc.
 
Painting:
✔:Original compositions that are created by the artists hand in oil, acrylic, or watercolor
✘: Painting over prints/giclees or pre-existing images (regardless of the substrate) is not considered an original. These are considered "altered reproductions" and must go in browse bins and labeled as outlined below.
 
Photography:
✔:Photography - includes all photographic processes which begin with a camera lens. The photographic process (including any digital alteration and or hand painting, over painting etc) must be displayed with the photograph. All pieces must be signed, numbered and dated, in a limited edition. Prints must have been processed by the artist or under artist's direct supervision by a reputable service. Prints must meet "archival quality" standards.
 
Print Making:
✔:Prints are defined as multiple originals where the artists hand has manipulated the plates, stone, blocks, composite reliefs, or screens and which are properly signed and numbered in limited editions.
✘: Photocopies, giclees, or offset reproductions, machine-produced images are not considered print originals. They are considered reproductions and must go in browse bins and labeled as outlined below.
 
2-D REPRODUCTION POLICIES:
✔:Limited edition reproductions are allowed. Reproductions must be consistent with the style and quality of the juried work. A reproduction is any work that is reproduced by machine (instead of the hand of the artist). This includes, giclees, photocopies, off-set lithographs, prints, etc. The method of reproduction must be listed on each one.
✘: No reproductions may be hung on booth walls. No more than 15% of the work shown can be reproductions and these must be in browse bins. Reproductions must be labeled as such on the front of each piece along with the kind of reproduction it is. The word "Print" cannot be used unless it is a hand-pulled print. A reproduction of an original that has been altered by adding paint, or other media is considered an "altered reproduction" and may not be sold as an original. Postcards, note cards, calendars, mouse pads, magnets, etc. are not permitted.
 
 
3-D Media General Requirements
 
 
3-D Mixed Media
✔:Three-dimensional works incorporating multiple materials.
✘: If recycled materials are used they must be altered or used in a way that is different from their original purpose.
 
Ceramics:
✔:Original functional and/or non-functional works created by the artist from clay, porcelain, stoneware, and/or earthenware.
✘: No factory-produced work, no RAM pressed work allowed. Clay work from commercial molds is prohibited. Painted commercial slip-cast work is prohibited.
 
Fiber: Non wearable
✔:Works created from fibers, including basketry, weaving, papermaking, leather, and fabric.
✘: No mass or factory-produced work is allowed regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist.
 
Glass:
✔:Work that has been hand-crafted by the artist by glass blowing, fusing, casting or kiln forming.
✘: No pre-manufactured items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by artist, are permitted.
 
Jewelry:
✔:All jewelry must be designed and made by the artist. This can include work that is primarily made from any metals, gems, or stones, PMC/precious metal clay (must be labeled as such), flame-worked beads, clay, wood, fiber, etc, that is artist made.
✘: Any jewelry where the majority of the components are purchased or not made directly by the participating artist. No commercial casts or molds are allowed. Work which has been designed by the artist, but with no subsequent hands-on work by the artist is prohibited. No more than 15% of a piece may consist of commercial findings. Not acceptable are commercially purchased components (beads, glass, gems, pearls, metal, other components not made by the artist)that are strung or assembled and/or twisted on wire, with no substantial original work done by the artist. PMC/ precious metal clay jewelers must label their work as such.
 
Metalworks:
✔:Original work that is created through the forging, twisting, and fabricating of various metals. The emphasis here is on functional, not sculptural work.
✘: Sculpture and jewelry should not be put in this category. Production work is allowed only on a very limited basis. Please see “Bread & Butter” Guideline #13.

Wearables
✘: No mass or factory-produced work is allowed regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist.
 
Sculpture
✔:Three-dimensional works incorporating any materials, that are carved, modeled, constructed or cast.
✘: If recycled materials are used they must be altered or used in a way that is different from their original purpose.
 
Wood
✔:Any functional or non-functional work that is crafted by the artist primarily from wood.
✘: Painted and/or wood assemblages where the artist does not make the primary piece. This work should be entered in 3-d mixed media.
 
 
 


Booth Information
Show Size118 artist booths

Booths:
Booths are 10 x 10 feet. Some corner booths will be available. There will be a limited number of double booths, reserved for those with large format art and awarded on booth fee return dates.

 Booth Fees:
$450 for a 10 x 10; $900 for a double booth.
$75 extra for a corner booth.

Booth fees will be due after acceptance into the show, by May 1, 2017.
A late fee of $50 will be charged for booth fees arriving after this date.

A Booth Payment Plan is available. Email us to set up a plan at: info@artinthehighdesert.com
We DO NOT use ZAPP to collect booth fees. 
Mail your check(s) directly to Art in the High Desert.
 
Electrical Fees:
There is limited electrical service (300 watts) available to some areas of the show site.  Electrical fees are $65 a booth. AHD will invoice artists for electricity following booth assignments.
Electrical fees are non-refundable.
Generators are prohibited.

Security:
There will be security on duty during the hours that the show is closed. This includes: Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday morning and evening, and Sunday morning.
 
 
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