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Kansas City Jewish Culture Fest 2017

Location:
Overland Park, KS
Overland Park, Kansas (Midwest)

Event Dates: 9/10/17 - 9/10/17
Application Deadline: 5/31/17 Midnight CST
32 day(s) and 19 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 5 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
It began in 1994. It grew and evolved. Nine Jewish Arts Festivals later, our community had created something truly magical. For our 10th event, we're shaking things up a bit. Introducing Jewish Culture Fest - September 10, 2017. It's all your favorite things about the Jewish Arts Festival, now with even more "Jewish."

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kanas City will present the reimagined Jewish Culture Fest on the Jewish Community Campus in Overland Park, Kansas.  Showcasing Jewish music, art, and food, this one-day event will feature locally, nationally, and internationally recognized performing and visual artists, interactive and educational play stations for children, food vendors offering a variety of kosher cuisine.  The festival has a history of engaging more than 300 volunteers and attracting 8,000 people of all ages, religions, and ethnicities from every corner of the midwest region.

General Information
The Jewish Culture Fest, Overland Park, KS
September 10, 2017
Sunday 11am-7pm

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kanas City will present the reimagined Jewish Culture Fest on the Jewish Community Campus in Overland Park, Kansas.  Showcasing Jewish music, art, and food, this one-day event will feature locally, nationally, and internationally recognized performing and visual artists, interactive and educational play stations for children, food vendors offering a variety of kosher cuisine.  The festival has a history of engaging more than 600 volunteers and attracting 6,000 people of all ages, religions, and ethnicities from every corner of the metropolitan area. The festival seeks to:
  • Expose people from all backgrounds to Jewish contributions in the fields of art, music, and food.
  • Create bridges of understanding and joyous appreciation between the Jewish and general communities.
  • Provide a day of fellowship that inspires subsequent conversation and collaboration. 

POINTS OF INTEREST
  • 50-60 exhibiting artists
  • 60 spaces available
  • 20 additional alternate positions
  • 8,000 art enthusiasts attend
  • Individual Artist Electricity
  • Booth Sitters
  • Free Parking 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Jewish Culture Fest
Visual Arts Committee Contact: Melissa Blair Anderson
Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
5801 West 115th Street, Overland Park KS 66211
Phone – 913.327.4646
Website: thejkc.org
E-mail: melissblaira@thejkc.org
 
SALES
The Jewish Culture Fest does not require an artist to pay any commissions.  Each artist is responsible for all sales and paying Kansas sales tax.  Tax forms will be issued to each exhibitor in the on-site packet at the opening of the festival.  It is the responsibility of each artist to return payment to the Kansas Tax Revenue Service.
 
APPLICATION
All artists must apply on ZAPPlication by 11:59pm central time on May 31, 2017. A separate application, images, and jury fee of $25 must be submitted for each category that an individual artist enters.  Only one application may be submitted per body of work represented.  Multiple applications must represent either work in different media categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category.  A collaborative team producing a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor.  Artists must use a separate and distinct profile to apply in multiple categories.
 
DIGITAL IMAGES
Please submit a total of five (5) digital images, professional quality.  Four (4) digital images must be of individual pieces of current work and one (1) digital image, (number 5), must be of your current display.  The display slide should reveal no names, have no people standing in the booth, and have your work displayed in the booth.  If possible, booth display should represent an outdoor booth set-up.
 
The Jewish Culture Fest staff reserves the right to use an image of one slide of the artist’s choice for promotional purposes.
 
JURY PROCESS
The Jewish Culture Fest jury is comprised of four participants.  Two participants are practicing art festival artists.  The two other participants are working members of the arts community, as professors, curators, gallery directors, gallery artists, etc.
 
The jury selection process will take place in early June 2017.  The Jewish Culture Fest Jury will review all applications on a PC. Jurors will then assign a “yes” (3 points), “maybe” (2 points) or “no” (1 point) value to the work. The 50-60 available spaces will then be filled by the artists with the highest point value in their medium. Artists are assigned a number and judged only by the digital images submitted, not on any other qualifications. At the same time, 20 artists will be chosen and ranked as alternates.  To maintain balance, The Jewish Culture Fest reserves the right for the Visual Arts Committee to invite a percentage of artists at their discretion.
 
Applicants will be notified of jury selections on ZAPPlication immediately following completion of the jury. Telephone notification will not be given prior to email or website notice.  Individual scores are not given out.

CALENDAR
Please take note of these important dates: 
  • Application Opens on ZAPP: January 1
  • Application Deadline on ZAPP: 11:59pm on May 31, 2017
  • Exhibitor Jury: June
  • Notification available on ZAPP: June 10
  • Deadline for acceptance of invitation & remit booth fee on ZAPP: June15
  • Information on exhibitor location sent: June
  • Last day for full refund of booth fee due to artist cancellation: July 15
  • Last day for half refund of booth fee due to artist cancellation: August 15

MEDIA CATEGORIES:

Ceramics- Art objects, either functional or decorative of earthenware, porcelain, or tile, made by shaping and then firing. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

Digital - Pictures made with the assistance of computers. Computer graphics are often made with software called drawing, painting, illustrating and photographic programs or applications.Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.

Drawing/Pastels - Drawings are works on paper using pencil, crayon, ink, charcoal, pastels and a variety of other marking media.

Fiber - Includes artwork from fibers such a basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted.

Glass - Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln formed or crafter by glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved.

Jewelry - Creating artwork through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals. All jewelry, produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials should apply in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is permitted.

Metal - Creating artwork through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals.

Two-Dimensional Mixed Media - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Works should include more than one of the following: Paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking or drawing.

Three-Dimensional Mixed Media - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Works should include more than one of the following: clay work, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or any other 3-D objects.

Painting - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface.

Photography - Process of capturing images of objects by the action of light, then printing the images, by chemical or digital means, onto a flat surface. Negatives must be the artist’s original and processed either by the artist or under his/her direct supervision.

Printmaking/Graphics - Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples. It involves creating a drawing or other composition on a surface other than paper, from transfer to paper through the use of a press or through impressions made by hand.

Sculpture - three dimensional works done in any medium.

Wood - Art objects, either functional or decorative hand tooled or machine worked, turned or carved.

Rules/Regulations
The following rules and policies are provided to ensure fairness to all participating artists and to the buying public. Any failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the festival and the artist will be ineligible to participate in The Jewish Culture Fest. 
  • All participants must be 18 years or older. The artist must be present for the entire event.  Representatives may not attend in place of the artist.  Photo I.D. will be required at check-in. 
  • Work displayed on-site will be consistent with the work shown in the digital images submitted - no work outside of your juried category will be allowed. 
  • All work - in every category - must be the original work produced by the exhibiting artist. 
  • Work which has been produced with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods is not permitted.  Studios involved in volume production are not permitted to exhibit. 
  • The category of Digital art includes original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed using a computer.  Limited edition prints, sized and numbered are permitted.  It is asked that artists using computers to enhance or create artwork disclose that process and apply within the digital category.
  • Jewelry is to be sold only by artists accepted in that category.


Booth Information
Each artist is provided a 12 x 12 exhibition space, which is assigned by the Jewish Culture Fest Visual Arts Committee.  Participants are expected to bring their own canopy, display booth, display racks, lights, extension cords and any booth support materials.  There is a 2-foot storage space between booths.  A limited number of corner booth spaces are available for an additional $100 fee.  Double booth spaces are available is space is presented (additional booth fee).  Booths will be assigned by the Jewish Culture Fest Visual Arts Committee, who will do their best to comply with specific requests.
 
Individual electricity is provided to each artist.  Each artist is allowed 110 watts.  The artist is responsible for providing their own lights and fixtures.
 
Visit the event website for a layout map of the festival layout.
 
FEES
APPLICATION FEE: A $25 non-refundable credit card purchase or check, made payable to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, must be sent with each application. A booth fee check is NOT required at this time.
 
EXHIBIT FEE: Upon receipt of an acceptance letter, the accepted artist is required to purchase a booth space and optional corner space fee on ZAPP by June 15, 2017. Booth spaces must be paid by credit card purchase or a single check, payable to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City for $250, and an additional payment or check for $100 is required if interested in a corner space. Failure to respond by the deadline may result in revocation of the invitation. Booth fees will not be refunded due to artist cancellation after August 15, 2017 (exceptions are made for extreme circumstances).
 
All fees will be deposited upon receipt.
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