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Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017

Location:
200 through 600 blocks of Columbia Street in Historic Downtown Covington, LA
Covington, Louisiana (South)

Phone: 985-327-9797
Show Dates: 11/11/17 - 11/12/17
Application Deadline: 6/4/17 Midnight CST
73 day(s) and 13 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

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Event Summary

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 21st Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000+ visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.

 

Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children’s Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

 

Conveniently accessed off I-12, Covington is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain across the world’s longest bridge and is only 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans. This quaint, historic town is nestled along the Abita, Bogue Falaya, and Tchefuncte Rivers—hence the name Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.

 

Applications for this year's festival will be accepted and processed through ZAPPlicationTM beginning February 8, 2017. Deadline for accepting entries is June 4, 2017.



General Information

Please refer to the festival website for additional information:

www.ThreeRiversArtFestival.com.

 

Calendar

 

February 8: Applications accepted and processed on ZAPP beginning February 8, 2017

 

June 4: ZAPPlication deadline. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline of June 4, 2017.

 

July 10: Acceptance notifications emailed Artists will be notified of their selection no later than midnight on July 11, 2017. An email address must be listed for notification.

 

August 10: Booth fees due along with any additional fees. ( Please pay via Zapp) A Late fee of $25 must be included with both fees postmarked after August 10, 2017.

 

August 19: Forfeiture - Anyone who has not paid their booth fee by the deadline of August 19, 2017, will forfeit their booth space in the festival.

 

Sept 1: Cancellation deadline. No refunds will be made for Artist cancellations after September 1, 2017, for any reason. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations made prior to or on September 1, 2017

 

Nov 10: Registration from 3-6 p.m., Setup begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. on Friday.

 

Nov 11: Setup continues 6-8 a.m. on Saturday. Judging begins promptly at 9 a.m. Saturday (one hour before festival opens)

 

Nov 11 & 12th: Festival opens, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday

 

 

Application Instructions

Applications will only be accepted and processed online through ZAPPlication. If you do not already have an account with ZAPP, you must create one in order to apply. Accounts are free for the artist, and allow an easy application process for multiple juried shows and festivals.

As part of your application, you will be required to submit four color images of your current work and one image representative of your booth.

Images of artwork and booth image submitted with the application cannot contain the name, business name, or likeness of the Artist or Collaborating Artist in the image or in the title of the image.

 

Fees

Application Fee:

A $35 nonrefundable application fee must be paid through ZAPPlication with a credit card or Pay Pal.

 

Booth Fees:

$275 for single booth

$335 for corner or break-in-row booth (two open sides of display)

$450 for double booth

$510 double booth with corner or break-in-row

 

Double, corner or break-in-row booths will be assigned on a first come, first-serve basis.

Upon acceptance, booth fees must be mailed to reach the festival address prior to the due date of August 3, 2017, to avoid penalties.

 

Payment

Booth Fee: Zapp will accept payment or artists may make their booth check payable to "Covington Three Rivers Art Festival" and mail it prior to the due date directly to the festival at the following address:

P.O. Box 633, Covington, LA 70434.

 

Artists [and Collaborating Artists] must complete and sign a release form and return it to CTRAF

 

Jury & Selection Process

A new jury is impaneled each year, consisting of three prominent representatives in the arts community, and one serving as an alternate. Artists are identified by number, and entries are reviewed by category. The panel selects exhibitors who best reflect creativity, quality, and originality. Selection is based solely on the submitted images representing the artist’s current work, not on any other qualifications. Therefore, high quality, professionally photographed images are recommended. The jurors also serve as award judges.

All work exhibited in the festival must be of the quality and type of work originally accepted by the jury and must be displayed in the booth space with at least the same level of quality as represented in the image accompanying the Artist’s application. The Festival reserves the right to prevent an artist from displaying work that is not representative of the quality and/or type of work originally accepted and reserves the right to require an Artist to display his/her work with at least the same level of quality as represented in the application. The Festival also reserves the right to remove from the Festival any Artist and Collaborating Artist who is not in compliance with the Rules.

The 2017 Covington Three Rivers Art Festival will select artists by point totals. The festival may limit the number of artists accepted in some categories in order to present a balanced show. However, accepted artists will be those with the highest scores in their respective media. The Festival Committee reserves the right to assign five positions at their discretion.

A wait list is selected from the jury scores in each category and show positions offered as they become available, up to and including the day of the festival.

 

Jury Exemption

2016 cash award winners are automatically “juried in” to the 2017 festival in their awarded categories. However, they must comply with all requirements, including a completed application submitted by the announced deadline, entry, booth, and license fees, images representative of current work, a signed release form and an artist statement. Any artist wishing to change categories or enter a second category must submit a separate application and images and follow all application instructions.

 

Registration and Set-Up

Festival Headquarters is at the Covington Trailhead located at 419 North New Hampshire Street  (985) 327-9797.

Registration hours are Friday, November 10 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM and Saturday, November 11 from 6:00 - 8:00AM.

A photo ID must be presented at registration by Artists and Collaborating Artists.

Each exhibiting Artist and Collaborating Artist must Register at the Registration Desk in the Festival Headquarters before beginning set-up.

Booth set-up starts on Friday at 4:30 PM – closes at 8:00 PM and continues on Saturday from 6:00 - 8:00 AM.

No set-up is allowed before 4:30 PM on Friday and set-up must be completed by 8:00 AM on Saturday.

Your Registration Packet contains a vehicle parking pass, which will allow you to drive on Columbia Street for set-up and dismantling. This parking pass is also your access to long-term parking in parking lots designated for Artists.

All vehicles must be out of the exhibit area by 8:00AM Saturday.

 

Festival Information

The festival is located outdoors, along Columbia Street from the 200 - 600 blocks. The festival will be held rain or shine. There will be no rain/contingency plan.

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival hours are 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday and 10:00 A.M. -4:30 P.M. Sunday.

Exhibits must be staffed and ready by 9:00AM on Saturday and by 9:00AM on Sunday.

No more than two artists may collaborate on work. Both names must be on the application, and both Artists must attend both days of the Festival.

All Artists [and Collaborating Artists] must exhibit for the full two days of the Festival. Artists are required to staff their exhibits during Festival hours. Employees, workers, or others may assist but are not allowed to attend in place of Artists.

Artists [and Collaborating Artists] bear the responsibility for all set-up and security needs for their exhibit. The Festival is not responsible for loss, damage or injury of any kind and does not provide assistance with set-up.

Artists [and Collaborating Artists] are required to sign a Festival Release Statement. Artists will not be allowed to set-up an exhibit in the Festival until Festival Headquarters has received the Artist's signed Release Statement.

 

No pets are allowed before, during, or after the Festival per the Covington Police Department. No exceptions.

 

The Festival reserves the right, at any time, to adopt, orally or in writing, any additional rule(s) that the Festival deems necessary for the good and welfare of the Festival. Such additional rule(s) shall have the same force and authority as though fully incorporated in the Rules of the Festival.

Artists, including Collaborating Artists, must comply with all Festival Rules, as well as city, state and federal laws. Failure to comply may result in the Festival prohibiting an Artist/Collaborating Artist from setting up a booth or the removal of an Artist/Collaborating Artist from the Festival with no refund to the Artist/Collaborating Artist, and will jeopardize participation in future festivals. Actions taken by the Festival in response to an Artist’s failure to comply are within the complete discretion of the Festival.

 

Booth Space

Booth space is 10’x10’. Booth space cannot be shared, but one artist can purchase more than one booth.

Artists must provide their own display booths, tents (white tents preferred), weights to anchor tents, racks, tables and chairs. Artists are responsible for the assembly and disassembly of all items. Artists should prepare for the possibility of inclement weather conditions such as strong winds and/or rain.

Electricity is not available. Generators are not allowed on the festival site or in the parking areas.

No nails or stakes are allowed to be placed in the street.

Exhibitors must confine themselves to their 10'x10' booth space. Walkways between and/or beside booths are to remain clear and open for public passage and for safety and security reasons. All art, equipment, chairs, etc., are to be contained within the 10’x10’ booth space. No music shall be played inside your booth.

Any demonstrations must be pre-approved by the Festival & must be conducted within the Artists’ booth space.

Artists are required to display an Artist Statement prominently in their exhibit booth.

Booth ID signs must be hung on the upper left side of each Artist’s tent or display. Booth ID signs are the property of the Festival and must be returned at the close of the Festival.

Artists are not allowed to change or swap booths; but must occupy the booth and location designated by the Festival. As a condition of acceptance into the Festival, each Artist agrees and warrants that he/she shall not sublease, share, assign or transfer all or any portion of assigned exhibit space.

 

Display

Only Artists accompanying their original, handcrafted work may participate in the Festival.

Artists may only display work in the categories in which they are accepted.

Artists must display a body of work sufficient to fill a 10'x10' booth. 75% of work displayed must be for sale at the Festival.

All work exhibited must be of the quality and type of work originally accepted by the jury and must be displayed in the booth space with at least the same level of quality as represented in the image accompanying the Artist’s application. The Festival reserves the right to prevent an artist from displaying work that is not representative of the quality and/or type of work originally accepted and reserves the right to require an Artist to display his/her work with at least the same level of quality as represented in the application. The Festival also reserves the right to remove from the Festival any Artist who is not in compliance with the Rules.

Any commercially produced element of an Artist’s work must play a subordinate role.

Work done by a production studio, apprentices or employees is not acceptable. Commercial agents, dealers or manufacturers are not eligible to enter and they are NOT allowed to attend in place of Artists/Collaborating Artists.

Art created through the use of commercial molds, patterns or kits is not acceptable.

No display of previous awards will be allowed.

 

Reproduction Policy

At least 50% of work displayed in the booth must be original artwork. Reproductions, if any, including limited editions, must be limited to less than 50% of the work displayed in the booth.

Any artwork that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “reproduction” and placed in no more than two browse bins. Framed reproductions may be hung on only one wall of the booth and they must be labeled as reproductions.

Signed limited editions of 750 or less are allowed for sale. Artists must define “limited edition” in their Artist Statement, and must disclose their process to the buyer.

Violators of the spirit, as well as the letter, of the policy will be required to remove reproductions.

 

Judging

Judging will begin promptly at 9:00AM on Saturday (One hour before the Festival opens) and will continue throughout the day.

Judges reserve the right to travel the show and evaluate the exhibits in the manner they choose. A “spotter” is assigned to follow and assist the judges.

In fairness to all exhibitors, judging will be based solely on items for sale during the Festival.

On Sunday morning. winners will be presented award ribbons to be displayed in their booth during the Festival.

 

Awards

$1,000 - Best of Show

$500 - Three Rivers Award (for 2-D work)

$500 -City of Covington Award (for 3-D work)

$250 - St. Tammany Award (for 2-D Work)

$250 - Bogue Falaya Award (for 3-D work)

$100 each - 15 Awards of Distinction (one for each category)

Non-cash - Road Runner Award

Non-cash - Best Display Award

$3,000+ - Purchase Awards

 

Hospitality and Artist Amenities

Artists’ Hospitality will be set-up in various locations throughout the Festival for daily complimentary refreshments for Artists of coffee, water, and light snacks.

Block Captains are scheduled during Festival hours to provide assistance to artists, such as booth sitting while an Artist is demonstrating in the Arts Alive! Tent, or to allow Artists who are alone in their booths to take a short break. If you need assistance, please request it of your Block Captain or a Festival Committee Member, or call (985) 327-9797.

Free, convenient parking

Inclusion in festival program and website

Promotional E-mail postcards

Admission for two to Artist Welcome Reception on Saturday night

Admission for two to Awards Ceremony on Saturday night

Any and all requests or special needs must be made in writing or via email and received no later than September 1, 2017. All efforts will be made to honor such requests; however, the committee cannot guarantee that all requests will be granted.

 

Sales & Taxes

Artists retain 100% of their sales and are responsible for reporting their own taxes.

Sales taxes required by the City of Covington, St. Tammany Parish, and the State of Louisiana (total 8.75%) and reporting forms will be included in the registration packet.

 

 

Advertising & Promotion

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival is promoted through extensive editorial coverage as well as paid advertising that targets sophisticated, knowledgeable buyers in the Greater New Orleans area, south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. The campaign includes radio, television, newspaper, magazine, direct mail, email, website and posters. The total value of publicity and advertising is valued at $50,000.

An email version of the festival postcard will be automatically emailed to you when complete for your convenience in emailing a notice of the festival to your customers and clients.

 

Artist Statement

Artists must complete an Artist Statement. This statement should describe the materials, techniques and processes you use, as well as explain the mission, motivation or philosophy inherent in your work. If you are co-artists, you must describe the collaboration. Your comments will be available to the jury and should include any special or unique details, materials and processes that are unusual and not easily determined by viewing the images you submit. This information may be used for promotional purposes. Additionally, you must display a copy of your Artist Statement in a prominent place in your booth during the festival. It is recommended that a photo of the artist, preferably at work, be included in the Artist Statement that is displayed in your festival booth.

 

Categories/Eligible Media

All work must be original and handcrafted by the exhibiting artist. Mass produced items are not allowed. Artists may apply in more than one category, but must submit a separate application form, fee, and images for each medium; only the booth image may be repeated. PLEASE NOTE: If you are accepted in only one medium, you may exhibit only in that category. All jewelry, regardless of medium, must be entered in the jewelry category.

 

CERAMICS/POTTERY – Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. No machine made or mass-produced work is accepted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each must be signed.

 

DRAWING – Pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, pen & ink, etc.

 

FIBER – Work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production accepted. No factory-produced wearable items may be exhibited, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist.

 

FUNCTIONAL ART – 3D creations that serve a purpose such as furniture, implements, wind chimes, kaleidoscopes, etc.

 

GLASS – No molds or other forms of mass -production allowed.

 

JEWELRY – No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work. All jewelry, regardless of medium, must be entered in the Jewelry category.

 

METALWORK – Non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal.

 

2D MIXED MEDIA – Incorporates more than one type of material, with a relief depth of less than 1/8 inch.

 

3D MIXED MEDIA – Non-sculptural work incorporating more than one type of material. This category is for objects that are “decorative” rather than “useful.” (See FUNCTIONAL ART category.)

 

PAINTING – Oil, acrylics, etc.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY – Prints made from artist’s original image must be processed by the artist or under artist’s supervision. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.

 

PRINTMAKING & DIGITAL ART – Artist created prints, serigraphs, digital art, etc., properly signed and numbered, in limited editions, on archival quality materials. Images of Giclées may not be submitted to the Jury (but may be sold if less than 50% of your exhibit and signed/numbered). Digital Art is original work that is executed by the artist using a computer.

 

SCULPTURE – 3-dimensional original work done in any medium, as determined by the artist.

 

WATERCOLOR – Layered and pigmented water-based media including acrylic, gouache, tempera and transparent watercolors applied to archival acid-free stock or handmade papers.

 

WOODWORK – Original hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved work.

Dismantling

Sunday, 4:30 - 7:00 PM only. Dismantling must be completed by 7:00 PM.

Absolutely no packing before 4:30 PM on Sunday. Exhibitors who begin packing early will not be invited to return.

At the close of the Festival, volunteers will pick up booth ID signs and exhibitor badges.

Artists are responsible for their own dismantling. The Festival does not provide assistance with dismantling.

 

Evaluation

A Festival Evaluation Form will be included in the Registration Packet. Please give us your ideas and input for future shows by completing the evaluation form and returning it to your Block Captain on Sunday between 2 -4:30 P.M.

 

Contact the Event Coordinator at (985) 789-7183 or via email: info@ThreeRiversArtFestival.com

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival,

P.O. Box 633, Covington, LA 70434 – www.ThreeRiversArtFestival.com



Rules/Regulations
Only Artists accompanying their original, handcrafted work may participate in the Festival. 
  • Artists may only display work in the categories in which they are accepted.  
  • Artists must display a body of work sufficient to stock a 10’ x 10’ booth. 
  • 75% of work displayed must be for sale at the Festival.
  • All work exhibited must be of the quality and type of work originally accepted by the jury and must be displayed in the booth space with at least the same level of quality as represented in the image accompanying the Artist’s application.  The Festival reserves the right to prevent an artist from displaying work that is not representative of the quality and/or type of work originally accepted and reserves the right to require an Artist to display his/her work with at least the same level of quality as represented in the application.  The Festival also reserves the right to remove from the Festival any Artist [and/or Collaborating Artist] who is not in compliance with the Rules of the Festival.
  • Booth image submitted with application and its title cannot contain name, business name, or likeness of Artist [or Collaborating Artist] in the image. 
  • Any commercially produced element of an Artist’s work must play a subordinate role.
  • Work done by a production studio, apprentices or employees is not acceptable.  Commercial agents, dealers or manufacturers are not eligible to enter. 
  • Artists must prominently display an Artist Statement in their festival booth describing their process.  If there is a Collaborating Artist, the statement must describe the collaboration. 
  • Art created using commercial molds, patterns or kits is not acceptable. 
  • No display of previous awards will be allowed.

 

REPRODUCTION POLICY

  • At least 50% of work displayed in the booth must be original artwork; not more than 50% can be comprised of reproductions, including limited editions. 
  • Any artwork that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “reproduction” and placed in no more than two browse bins.  Framed reproductions may be hung on only one wall of the booth and they must be labeled as reproductions.
  • Signed limited editions of 750 or less are allowed for sale.  Artists must define “limited edition” in their Artist Statement, and must disclose their process to the buyer.
  • Violators of the spirit, as well as the letter, of the policy will be required to remove reproductions.


Booth Information

Fees

Application Fee:

A $35 nonrefundable application fee must be paid through ZAPPlication with a credit card or Pay Pal.

 

Booth Fees:

$275 for single booth

$335 for corner or break-in-row booth (two open sides of display)

$450 for double booth

$510 double booth with corner or break-in-row

 

Double, corner or break-in-row booths will be assigned on a first come, first-serve basis.

Upon acceptance, booth fees must be mailed to reach the festival address prior to the due date of August 3, 2017, to avoid penalties.

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