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Royal Oak Market: Spring Art Fair
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, Michigan (Midwest)
Event Dates: 3/2/17 - 3/3/17
Application Deadline: 1/24/17 Midnight EST
The application deadline has passed.
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.
The Guild of Artists and Artisans is proud to announce the Royal Oak Market: Spring Art Fair. This show will take place indoors at the Royal Oak Farmers Market on Thursday, March 2nd and Friday, March 3rd from 11:00am – 8:00pm. The Farmers Market is an enclosed marketplace that is conveniently located in the Civic Center at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street in downtown Royal Oak. The Royal Oak Farmers Market provides one of the premium market venues in southeast Michigan. This is a juried fair. The artists will be showing and selling their own work. Admission for fairgoers is free. The event features 75 artists; fairgoers will find the same excellence and variety as in the Guild's Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.
The Guild is a non-profit, membership association of independent artists best known for its award-winning Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. Guild events have a reputation for excellent advertising, fair attendance and artist amenities.
Important Show Information: Please review the application procedures, the event calendar and the Exhibition Standards and Rules. If you have any questions, please contact The Guild at 734.662.3382, ext. 301 or email@example.com.
Event Location, Days & Times
Thursday, March 2, 11 am – 8 pm & Friday, March 3, 11 am – 8 pm
The Royal Oak Farmers Market is located at 316 E. 11 Mile Rd. in the Civic Center at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street, just two blocks from Main Street and across from the Library and adjacent to the 44th District Court.
Artists in fine art and fine craft disciplines are invited to apply.
Artist parking is free.
Please review the event calendar. If you cannot apply online, please contact The Guild for additional options and fees, 734.662.3382. The timeline is subject to change.
Online Application Procedures for Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Edition: Spring Art Fair
Applications will be accepted online until midnight EST, Monday, January 30, 2017. Applications received after the deadline will be subject to a $25 late fee. If you are unable to submit an online application, please contact The Guild for additional options and fees, 734.662.3382, ext. 301.
Guild Show Features
The Guild of Artists & Artisans: Exhibit Terms and Conditions
If an artist believes his or her work transcends these standards, the artist is welcomed to apply to The Guild’s Standards Committee for determination of eligibility. The request must be made in writing at least 60 days prior to the fair for which the determination is requested. There is no guarantee that an exemption will be granted. The decision of The Guild is final.
Exhibition Standards: Ineligible Work
The Standards Committee, in an effort to help artists determine whether their specific artwork complies with The Guild’s Exhibition Standards, has prepared the following list of artwork that does not meet the Standards requirements. This list is a guideline to help artists determine whether or not their artwork is Standards eligible; it is neither exhaustive, nor is unacceptable work limited to the items listed.
Ineligible work includes but is not limited to:
Violations of the Exhibition Standards will be handled by the Standards Committee and designated Guild Staff. At all Guild fairs, every attempt will be made to inform artists as soon as possible of violations by issuing a Standards Warning. This warning gives the exhibiting artist a chance to correct the problem without penalty as long as the correction is immediate. If the problem is not corrected or if the violation is a continuing problem, the artist will be subject to stronger consequences that may include loss of exhibiting privileges and/or being required to close his or her booth immediately and vacate the booth space at the end of the event day. If the Committee is not able to resolve a problem during the fair, the Committee will review the situation and determine any necessary action following the event.
The Standards Committee will make a good faith effort to inform artists of any potential standards problems and what steps to take to correct the problems following the Standards Review or the event jury. However, it is the responsibility of the artists to comply with the Exhibition Standards.
There are two rules that are considered to be inviolable under any circumstances:
RULE 1: Exhibitors must comply with all local ordinances, regulations, and rules. These rules include but are not limited to:
RULE 3: Booth spaces may not be transferred or otherwise reassigned by the artist.
RULE 4: By one hour prior to fair opening on the fair’s first day, artists must have claimed (by their presence, or [if necessary] by phone) their booth space, otherwise their space may be resold with no refund issued.
RULE 5: Exhibitors must be present at the fair no less than 60 percent of each day. If an exhibitor is found to be in violation of this rule, the exhibitor’s booth must close immediately and remain closed until the exhibitor returns to the booth. In the case of a partnership, in which two artists work on one body-of-work, at least one member of the partnership must be present no less than 60 percent of each day.
RULE 6: Unless artists are officially notified of a fair emergency, booths must be open at the fair starting time and not close before the fair closing time. Artists concerned with their personal safety may close. Artists are expected to reopen as soon as the dangerous situation has ended.
Rule 7: Rude, obscene or abusive language and/or threatened, actual physical restraint and/or abuse of another Guild member, Guild staff or general public are prohibited.
RULE 8: On-site consumption of alcoholic beverages during fair hours is prohibited.
RULE 9: Booth structure and display must not exceed the limits of the assigned space. Artwork hanging from display panels will not obstruct, or block clear and free passage. If your artwork is hazardous, or interferes with your neighbor you will be asked to remove it. Booth substructure must not impede water flow.
RULE 10: Booth holders may share their space with no more than one other artist, as long as that artist has participated in and passed the event jury.
RULE 11: All Storage must be neatly concealed within the booth structure. If the exhibitor is found to be in violation of this rule, the exhibitor’s booth will be required to close and remain closed until the storage issue is corrected.
RULE 12: Signs advertising sales or markdowns are prohibited.
RULE 13: Pets are prohibited on the fair site. Service animals are permitted.
RULE 14: No debris may be left behind after tearing down.
Rule 15: The rule regarding the placement of chairs and tables may vary in each Guild event and/or may vary throughout the layout of a specific event. Where allowed, overhangs may not exceed 30”, must be at least 80” above the curb and may not interfere with any other exhibitor’s booth or the traffic flow, or be used for display, signs, etc. Exhibitors are required to adhere to the chair and table regulations established for the Guild event in which they are participating.
RULE 16: Use of sidewalks and planters is strictly prohibited. Booths, chairs, tables and storage must be contained within the artist’s assigned booth space (see Rule 15).
RULE 17: Demonstrations are allowed within the assigned booth space. All other requests are decided on a case-by-case basis by the Rules Committee.
Rules Violations: Violations of the Exhibition Rules will be handled by the Rules Committee and designated Guild Staff. At all Guild fairs, every attempt will be made to inform artists as soon as possible of violations by issuing a Rules Violation Warning. This warning gives the exhibiting artist a chance to correct the problem without penalty as long as the correction is immediate. If the problem is not corrected or if the violation is a continuing problem, the artist will be subject to stronger consequences that may include loss of exhibiting privileges and/or being required to close his or her booth immediately, vacate the booth space at the end of the event day, and forfeit all booth fees. For minor infractions, exhibitors may receive points for the rules violations. Violations may be issued during or after a fair. From one (1) to ten (10) points may be assessed per violation. Accumulation of ten (10) points over a three-year period results in the suspension of exhibiting privileges for 13 months from the fair date of the violation resulting in the ten-point total. If the Committee is not able to resolve a problem during the fair, the Committee will review the situation and determine any necessary action following the event.
Appeals: Exhibitors have the right to an appeal in person or in writing to the Rules Committee after violation points are given. The appeal must be made within 60 days of the date of the rules violation notification letter sent from the Guild office.
$250, 10’ x 10’ booth; $40 corner
$450, 16’ x 16’ booth; $40 corner
(Note: A limited number of double booths are available. A booth corner allows for access to the either the right or left side of the booth and the open side is between eight and ten feet from the next booth; a corner may or may not be at the end of a row. )
Artists must supply their own booths, display and lighting equipment.
Electricity is available to select booths. There is no additional fee for electrical service.
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