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South Haven Art Fair 2017
Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Ave.
South Haven, Michigan (Midwest)
Show Dates: 7/1/17 - 7/2/17
Application Deadline: 3/2/17 Midnight EST
The application deadline has passed.
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Application Fee): $30.00
The South Haven Art Fair is held every summer in the coastal resort town of South Haven and attracts massive Fourth of July crowds to a beautiful wooded park, just one block away from Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. During the summer months, South Haven is a coastal tourist destination for over 500,000 visitors who annually come from around the world.
From the moment you arrive until the time you have to leave, you will know you are somewhere special. This one-of-a-kind Michigan Beachtown cannot be fully appreciated by reading about it an art fair application. At the end of your art fair day, you’ll be a visitor, too. Check out Downtown features restaurants in all kinds, from tavern to tapas, and enjoy inspiring sunsets over our Great Lake Michigan with Sherman’s ice cream in hand.
We are thrilled to continue our juried art fair as a two day event, Saturday and Sunday, July 1st & 2nd from 10am to 5pm. We are constantly expanding marketing and planning additional improvements. There is (optional) Friday set up with direct vehicle access to your assigned booth site for convenient unloading and loading your artwork. There will be overnight security on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Our goals are to provide a successful environment for exhibiting artists, to creatively market to a wide range of potential buyers, and to provide a professional awards program by credentialed judges. We are ready to make this year's fair one of the best and we welcome you to join us!
ART FAIR CALENDAR:
Art Fair dates: Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 2017, 10am-5pm
Application begins: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Early application discount of $5 use code: EBIRD Monday, January 15, 2017, midnight EST.
Application & fees deadline: Wenesday March 2, 2017, midnight EST.
Jurying: Thursday March 9, 2017
Booth fees due: Friday, March 31, 2017
Cancellation refund deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017
Set up dates & time: Friday, June 30, 1 pm- 6:00 pm, and Saturday, July 1, 6-9 am
Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Ave., South Haven, MI, is a large, gently rolling park filled with mature trees. The check-in booth is located on the corner of Woodman St. and Park Ave., which are both one-way streets. It is best to approach the park exiting from Highway 196 at Exit 22, onto North Shore Drive continuing west past the turnabout, turn left onto Woodman St., and drive one block to the check-in area. Artist parking area is provided onsite. No overnight camping is allowed.
All work must be the creation of the exhibiting artist. The original concept, design, and execution must be attributable solely to the displaying artist. All artists will be juried. All work on display must be consistent with images submitted. Artists must be 18 years or older.
Application fee is $30.00 and can be paid online on the ZAPPlication® website. A fee of $195.00 for each reserved booth space is required after notice of acceptance and is due by Friday, March 31st, 2017. Booth fees can be paid online on the ZAPPlication® website. Checks should be made payable to SHCA or South Haven Center for the Arts, and mailed to 600 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI, 49090.
Exhibit spaces are approximately 12 ft. wide by 12 ft. deep. Artists will be able to view the site map and request booths upon acceptance to the show. Booth requests are honored whenever possible. First preference is given to returning artists and the previous year’s media category winners.
BOOTH SET UP:
Check in and booth set up begins at 1:00pm on Friday, June 30, 2017, in Stanley Johnston Park. Check-in closes promptly at 7:30 pm and all activity should be completed by 9:00pm. Booth packets will be issued at the artist check-in site located at the corner of Woodman St. and Park Ave. The park officially closes at 10:00 pm, when no one is allowed inside the park except security. There is no overnight camping. Check-in will resume on Saturday at 6:00 am and set up must be completed by 9:00 am. All booths must display the booth number sign, located in your booth packet, identifying the artist, category, city and state, on the front right corner of the booth.
“Best of Category” Awards are given in each of the ten (10) categories. The prizes consist of $50.00, certificate, and reduced booth fees for the following year. Beginning on Saturday morning, on-site judges will visit each artist’s booth to score their work from one (low) to seven (high). The judging sheets are collected and totaled, with the highest scores in each media category receiving the awards. In addition to initial criteria outlined in our policies, artists will be judged on:
• Attractiveness of display
• Artist participation, helpfulness to customer
• Professional quality of art (not too commercial)
HOW TO APPLY:
Our policies will be enforced to promote the highest level of artist participation and integrity.
On site judging will begin Saturday morning, July 1st. The judges will cast their votes to recognize the best artist in each of 10 media categories for cash awards, certificates, and reduced booth fees in next year’s art fair. The following are juried and receive awards:
Fiber (Decorative & Wearable)
Painting (Watercolor, Oils, & Acrylic)
Jewelry (Precious & Non-Precious)
Mixed Media (2D & 3D)
Sculpture (Metal, Wood, & Other): Any media, including furniture, in figurative or abstract in any three dimensional works.
Clay/Ceramics (Functional & Non-Functional)
Photography: Photographs must be made from the artist’s original image, film or digital.
Digital Art/Graphics/Printmaking: Digital Art is original work created on a computer. Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples.
One winner will be chosen by the jurors in each of the following categories. Each winner will receive a certificate, cash prize, and complimentary South Haven Center for the Arts membership. In the application, please select the option if one or both of these apply to you:
SUSTAINABLE ART: Original artistic creation that is produced in harmony with the key principles of sustainability while also considering the impact the work has on its environment.
EMERGING ARTIST: Current students, recently graduated students, second career artists, or new to art festival exhibition.
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