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Fall Fest at the Hermitage 2017

Location:
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Hermitage, Tennessee (South)

Show Dates: 9/30/17 - 10/1/17
Application Deadline: 5/31/17 Midnight CST
67 day(s) and 15 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
  • “Fall Fest at The Hermitage” is produced by Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President, a non-profit organization. The Festival mission is to promote, advocate and support original visual art and artists.
  • Show hours Saturday, Setpember 30 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday October 1, 2017 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Held Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076
  • Admission to Fall Fest at The Hermitage is FREE
  • Artist cash awards
  • Professional security
  • Unload assistance
  • There will be an artist receiption on Saturday evening September 30 at 5:30pm with a private tour of the Mansion, refreshments will be served.

TIMELINE
May 31, 2017 - Application deadline
June 6, 2017 - Notifications posted
June 30, 2017 - $50 discount on booth
August 15, 2017 – Booth fee payment due
September 1, 2017 - Last day for cancellation and receipt of refund
Show hours Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

Attendance
The Fall Fest at The Hermitage appeals to both novice buyers and experienced professionals, in addition to families seeking an interactive, educational and fun arts environment for themselves and their children.

Fees/Deadlines
Jury Fee: $25 due with application
Booth Fees are due on or before August 15, 2017. Pay for your booth by June 30 and get a $50 discount on your booth.
Single 10’x10’ space = $175 if paid by June 30, 2017 - $225.00 beginning July 1, 2017
Double 10’x20’ space = $275 if paid by June 30, 2017 - $325 beginning July 1,...

General Information
“Fall Fest at The Hermitage”  is produced by Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President, a non-profit organization. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage is operated by the non-profit Andrew Jackson Foundation (AJF). Founded in 1889, the mission of the AJF is to preserve the home of President Andrew Jackson and serve as a learning resource for a diverse public. The AJF will engage the public through preservation, interpretation, exhibition, education, research and publications to increase understanding of the complex issues of Andrew Jackson and his times, to discuss their relationship to issues and events of today, and to inspire citizenship. Functioning as a national history museum, the AJF serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including students, scholars, historians, and the general public – in the Nashville area, the nation and world.

Security
24-hour security is provided throughout the Festival beginning on Friday September 20, 2017 at 5:00pm. However, all exhibitors work is displayed at their own risk. It is understood that the Fall Fest at The Hermitage does not carry insurance to cover personal property of any exhibitor. Exhibitors are considered to be independent contractors, and it is suggested that exhibitors obtain their own insurance.

On-Site Artist Amenities
A break area with snacks and drinks will be available for artists. Booth sitters are available at the artist’s request. Volunteers will also be available to help exhibitors unload their vehicles.

Jury Process
The jury consists of qualified artists and art professionals.
A maximum of 150 vendors will be selected. The Fall Fest at The Hermitage reserves the right to balance its show through artists on the wait list.

Media Categories
Media categories are used by the Fall Fest at The Hermitage as a tool for organizing artists' images into logical, related groups for the jury's review. While a balanced show that equitably showcases both works of fine art and fine craft, as well as diversity among media, is a principal objective, the Fall Fest at The Hermitage establishes no quota or entitlement by media category.

Acrylic Painting: Works created with acrylics. Reproductions of original works are acceptable

Basketry: Functional and sculptural works where the material used is woven or plaited

Ceramics: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is clay. All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed

Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials

Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category

Fiber Decorative: Wall hangings, quilts, rugs, etc., where the primary material is fiber

Fiber Wearable: Work where the primary intention is to be worn and where the primary material is fiber (not including leather)

Furniture: Work where the primary intention is furniture, including lamps. All media are included

Glass: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is glass. No forms of mass production are permitted

Jewelry/Precious: Work primarily made from materials including 14K gold, sterling silver and the use of precious stones and enamels. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed

Jewelry/Semi-Precious: Work primarily made from precious and or non-precious metals and other materials such as glass, ceramics, paper, fiber, wood, leather, polymer clay, semi-precious stones, etc. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed

Leather: Work where the primary material is leather, including belts, handbags, wearables and sculptural work

Metal: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is metal. Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed

Oil Painting: Works created with oils. Reproductions of original works are acceptable

Paper: Functional and sculptural work created primarily from paper

Pastels: Works created with pastels. Reproductions of original works are acceptable

Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original negative or digital image processing, and which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials

Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition, may be entered in this category. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions will be rejected. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes

Sculpture: Three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining plastic, sound, text, light, stone, rock, marble, metal, glass, or wood and are created directly by finding or carving, assembled, built together, fired, welded, molded, or cast.

Watercolor/Gouache Painting: Works created with watercolors and/or gouache. Reproductions of original works are acceptable

Wood: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is wood. Original works must be hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

3-D Mixed Media: Work that is three-dimensional and the primary intention of the work is the union of two or more media. Soft sculptures are included in this category

2-D Mixed Media: Work that is two-dimensional and the primary intention of the work is the union of two or more media

Rules/Regulations
ARTIST REGULATIONS

Exhibiting artists must be 18 years or older and must be present during show hours. Agents or representatives of the artist do not replace the requirement of the artist to be present during show hours. Assistants are welcome, but not in place of the artist. Any artist leaving prior to the end of the show will be unable to exhibit for two (2) years. Booth sitters will be provided as demand permits.

All work shown must be original work or reproductions of your original work. Work made from commercial molds, kits, patterns or copyrighted designs not owned by the craftsperson are not permitted. Any commercially made embellishments must be subordinate to the handcrafted work. All work must be for sale.

Sales
The exhibitor must handle all sales and all proceeds go to the artists. Artists are required by law to pay taxes. Tennessee sales tax is 9.25%. 

Booth Information
Display – Booth shot is required

All spaces are handicapped accessible. Exhibitors are responsible for their own tent, table, and chairs and should make arrangements for wind or rain, as this is an open-air venue. The Festival happens rain or shine, no rain checks.

Booth Fees: due on or before July 28, 2017
Single 10’x10’ space = $225, before July 1st $175
Double 10’x20’ space = $325, before July 1st $275
Electricity is $35.00
Maximum space for a single vendor is 10’x20’
Jury fees are non-refundable. 

Space Assignments
Space assignments are at the sole discretion of the Fall Fest at The Hermitage and are not interchangeable. The Festival will attempt to honor specific requests, but can make no guarantees. Spaces with electricity may be requested, but are assigned solely on the basis of availability and at the discretion of the Festival. Please note booths with electricity are located in only one area for the site.

All booths and their contents must be furnished by the artist, be able to withstand crowds and weather, and fit within an assigned space. Any exhibitor not adhering to display regulations or selling anything other than original art will be asked to leave.

Set-Up & Break-down
Check-in will begin on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12:00pm and will end at 5:00pm and on Saturday September 30, 2017 at 6:00am. Set up must be completed by 9:30am Saturday September 30 when the show opens. There is NO set-up allowed during show hours. You will receive an email one week prior to the show asking you to give a specific hour that you would like to drive on site and unload. Please unload quickly and move your vehicle to the designated parking area before you begin your set up process.

Exhibitors may begin to break down their displays at the close of the show at 4:00pm on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Break down must be completed by 8:00pm.
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