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Art at the Glen 2017

Location:
The Glen Town Center
Glenview, Illinois (Midwest)

Phone: 847-926-4300
Show Dates: 8/5/17 - 8/6/17
Application Deadline: 1/18/17 Midnight CST

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REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (2017 Art at the Glen Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 6 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The prestigious Art at The Glen outdoor festival showcases original works from more than 185 juried artists. The community is affluent, with Glenview’s population of 49,000, the median family income is $125,000, with about 21% earning more than $200,000.
 
The festival is held in the elegant Glen Town Center a spectacular mixed use development which boasts incredible shopping and dining experiences for visitors and the residents of the newly built condominiums, rental apartments and lovely single family home neighborhoods. Magnificent architecture, beautiful tree-lined streets and wide walkways make The Glen Town Center a special place. Dozens of stores, cafes, restaurants and a 10 screen movie theater add to the mix. Parking is close, plentiful and easy for artists and visitors alike.
 
Art at the Glen offers extraordinary artwork of all mediums, including ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photography and wood.  Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats.
 
Live music and great food from neighboring restaurants add to the experience of this free outdoor festival.  Fun art activities for kids make Art at the Glen a destination for art enthusiasts of all ages! 

General Information

Attendance: Festival attendance has built steadily year over year from the Chicago communities and the surrounding communities. About 185 juried artists are featured at this show which enjoys attendance of about 35,000+ people. Plenty of free parking and free admission make this a must attend festival in the Chicago area.  

Staff Support: Amdur Productions staff is present on site throughout the entire festival to assist artists from load in to load out.

Artist Parking: Amdur Productions reserves close day and overnight parking for artists at no additional cost

Booth Sitting: Amdur Productions staff is available to booth sit for artists throughout the entire festival

Tent Rental: Artists may rent tents, tables, pro-panels, and weights through the festival. Tents are commercial grade and rental includes delivery, set up, weights and removal.

ProPanel Rental: NEW THIS YEAR! We will have limited “pro-panel” walls available for artists. Rental is on a pre-ordered and first reserved basis, quantity is limited.

Set Up/Take Down Help: Booth set up and take down assistance is available on a scheduled reserved time and hourly cost basis.

Break Room: An artist break room/area provides refreshments throughout the festival for artists.

Hotel Rooms: Hotel rooms are blocked to give artists the best rates in the area.

Awards: Bestowed at the festival.

Marketing: A large multi-layered marketing plan supports this show with ads running in newspapers, advertisements, on radio, posters, street banners, social media, and through direct mail postcards. Professional public relations ensure high visibility for this festival.

Security: Over night security is provided. 

Categories

2D – Original two-dimensional work including graphite, charcoal, chalk, pastels, wax crayon, inks, and washes. All work must be framed and finished. 2D Artists must have panels in your booth.

3D Functional – Dimensional work that has a function – such as wearable fiber or wood furniture. 

3D Non Functional – Art that serves an aesthetic not functional purpose. Generally “sculptures.”

Painting – Original, two-dimensional work created with pigment, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, egg tempura, etc.

Photography –  Signed prints created by the artist from his/her own original negative or digital files that have been processed by that artist or under the artist’s direct supervision.

Jewelry – All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials, must be entered in this category. No commercial cast, molds or production studio work is allowed.

Ceramics – Original shaped and fired clay (including earthenware, porcelain, stoneware and terracotta)
Fiber – Original work created by the artist from fibers/fabric or leather including batik, basketry, weaving, and quilt-making. No factory produced items are permitted.

Furniture – Original work in any material which is functional as a piece of functional furniture or home accessory.

Glass – Original work created in glass by the artist including blown glass, fused glass or stained glass.

Print Making - Prints manually created by the artist using plates, stones or screens which have been signed and numbered.

Metal – Original work created by the artist without use of a production studio.

Mixed Media – Includes collage and handmade paper; incorporates more than one type of material. Generally flat, wall hung art.

Wood – Original hand-tooled, machine worked, built-up, turned or carved work in wood.

Acrylic Paint – Applied to a surface in any way

Acrylic Resin – Applied to a surface in any way

Batik – Technique used on fabric

Collage – Variety of materials applied to a surface

Drawing – Charcoal, graphite, and color pencils applied to a surface

Egg Tempera – Applied to a surface in any way

Gold and/or Silver – Precious metal or precious metal clay used in jewelry

Leather – Primary material used

Oil Paint – Applied to a surface in any way

Paper – Hand made

Pastel – Dry pigments applied to a surface

Photo – Black & white, color, black and white & color, hand color, digital. Select the area the majority of your work is in

Stone – Carved

Watercolor – Applied in any way

Jury Process

Applications will be reviewed on the following rubric:

Body of Work- a cohesive body of work is presented
Originality- ideas and work is fresh and original
Technique- proficiency & execution of pieces shows expertise
Presentation- well thought out professional presentation of work 


Rules/Regulations

Festival Eligibility For Artists:
  1. All artwork submitted to the jury process, displayed and presented for sale must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.
  2. Artist certifies that jury images submitted represent his/her current original work.
  3. Art collaborators that produce a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor. Such a team may consist of up to two people. If you enter as a collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the application and the collaborative effort must be clearly defined. Both artists must be present during all festival hours.
  4. No work made fully by apprentices or employees will be accepted.
  5. Buy/sell vendors are strictly prohibited from all or part of an artist’s booth.
  6. Artwork created from commercial molds, mass-produced kits, embellished objects or other commercial methods or artwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted.
  7. Work made from ready-made items like clothing, glassware, furniture, etc. with painted, dyed or added embellishments will not be accepted.

Festival Policies
  1. Acceptance is non-transferable.
  2. Art at the Glen is a drug-free and alcohol-free environment.
  3. No smoking is allowed in artists booths.
  4. Accepted artists must be present and exhibit during all festival hours. No agents, representatives, family members or friends are permitted as a substitute for the accepted artists’ attendance.
  5. Any artist closing his/her booth prior to the end of the show will not be permitted to return the next day or in subsequent years (unless illness so requires).
  6. Only artwork in the category accepted through the jury process are allowed to be exhibited. It is the exclusive right and responsibility of the Festival Committee to remove work that is not in compliance with the festival policies and requirements.
  7. Discount/sales signs, ribbons and awards from other shows are not allowed.
  8. Each exhibitor is responsible to collecting and remitting local sales tax to the State’s Department of Revenue as required by law.

Artist Statement

An Artist Statement describing the technique, materials, and processes used in the creation of your entire body of work must be included with each Zapp entry. Co-artists must describe the collaboration. Your Artist Statement may be used in the promotion of the festival through public relations efforts and should be no longer than a maximum of 200 characters (including punctuation and spacing).
 
Wait List Policy

A wait list is selected from the jury's scores in each category, and wait listed artists are invited as cancellations occur in that particular category. Wait list artists can be accepted up to and on the day of the show and will be notified by phone and email when a booth becomes available.
 
Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in written form and submitted by mail, fax, or email. Emails should be sent to the Artists Director, Caitlin@amdurproductions.com.
 
No refunds after April 20, 2017. Booth fee transfers to next year’s festival will be determined on a per case basis.
 
No Show Policy

Artists who have not checked in and/or notified Amdur Productions with a message via festival phone (224-253-2330), office phone (847-926-4300), or email (info@amdurproductions.com) by 7:00 am Saturday (first day of festival) will be considered a NO SHOW and the assigned space will be forfeited with no refund.


Booth Information

$550 Exhibit Space Fee 

Spaces are 10’ X 10’ and work must be contained within the assigned space. You may not infringe on another space physically or audibly. Exhibitors must have a white tent. All tables must be skirted to the ground. Only one artist’s work or the work of two approved collaborating artists may be displayed per booth. Artist must keep their area clean and orderly. Double spaces are considered and must be occupied by two tents.

An artist requesting a corner must either have the corner wall open or use the outside wall to display art.
Special booth space and special needs requests will be accepted but are not guaranteed. We will make every effort to meet all special requests on a first come, first served basis. Additional charges may apply. Please include all booth requests on the registration form.

During the festival, all exhibits will be visited by a festival representative to ensure that they are in compliance with our festival policies. It is the exclusive right and responsibility of the Festival Staff to call for the removal of work that is not in compliance with the festival policies and requirements. Non-compliance may result in expulsion from the festival or refusal of future festival participation.
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