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Art Fair at the Dole 2017
Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
Crystal Lake, Illinois (Midwest)
Event Dates: 9/2/17 - 9/3/17
Application Deadline: 7/13/17 Midnight CST
81 day(s) and 3 hour(s) remaining
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Art Fair at the Dole Application Fee): $30.00
You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.
Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole is hosting its Third Annual Art Fair at the Dole on the beautiful grounds of the historic Dole Mansion September 2nd and 3rd, 2017. Artists are invited to submit an application for jury review before the deadline of July 13th, 2017 (midnight).
Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole is a unique and historic location, featuring two award-winning art galleries in the historic Dole Mansion (circa 1865) and Arts Park (early 1920's). Exhibits in the galleries change monthly and feature a wide variety of art from established artists to community childen's art.
Art Fair Rules, Regulations, and Information:
Application Registration Deadline:July 13th, 2017 at midnight.(CST)
Notification of acceptance date: May 19th, 2017 (first round jurying) or July 20th, 2017 (second round jurying)
Booth Fee Due: August 1st, 2017
Last day for cancellation with a refund of 50% is August 1, 2017. After August 1, 2017 no refunds will be given for cancellations.
Application/Jury Fee: $30
Once you have submitted an application, you will be entered into the jury pool. If you wish to withdraw your application before, during or after the jury dates, you will still be responsible for this fee. If you would like to request a corner booth or if you request the same spot you had in the 2015 or 2016 fair, please send request by email to Robin Allen at email@example.com. We will do our absolute best to give you a corner booth or your past spot, if requested, but we cannot guarantee it.
Single Booth Fee: $175
Corner Booth (if requested, accepted, and assigned): $200
HOURS of Fair:
10am-5pm on September 2 and 10am-4pm on September 3, 2017.
Awards with cash prizes will be presented for Best in Show, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention, and Merit.
Purchase awards will be given.
Submit five images, four that are representative of your work and one that clearly shows your booth. Artwork will be evaluated based on skill, originality and design. Artwork shown in your booth photo should be representative of the work to be exhibited at Art Fair at the Dole.
Two rounds of jurying will be conducted by experienced art professionals from the Chicagoland art community and university/gallery system. The jury process is based upon the quality of the documentation provided by each artist. Art Fair at the Dole jurors use a remote process, facilitated through Zapplication, to access applications. Images are the sole factor evaluated during the process. Please go to www.zapplication.org for specific digital submission requirements. Jurors also select alternates for the show.
Categories for Submission(s):
Our mission is to preserve and protect the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Arts Park property for community use in a natural and historic setting. The vision of Lakeside Legacy Foundation as a 501(c)3 charitable organization is to foster an innovative arts, education, and community destination that enriches the quality of life for those the foundation serves.
Our objective is to have art make an impact on McHenry County and beyond by providing high-caliber art experiences that promote creativity, bring people together, inspire success, and impart positive values.
Art Fair at the Dole is a mission-focused event that fulfills Lakeside's vision and objectives. Artists, guests, and patrons will experience an art festival that enriches the community through the promotion of purchasing original art and an emphasis on bringing people together in celebration of artistic talent and creativity.
Each exhibitor is required to display an artist statement in the booth.
Artists must oversee their exhibit at all times and must display their work for the duration of the show. Assistants, including family members, are welcome, but not in place of the artist.
Each exhibitor will be screened during the fair to be certain the images submitted for jurying reflect the work being exhibited. In case of a discrepancy, the artist may be asked to remove the work or leave the fair. Under these conditions, there will be no refund of the booth fee. All decisions of the fair committee in such situations are final. Unacceptable work includes, but is not limited to: work produced from commercial molds, templates or patterns (mugs and t-shirts); kits or casting patterns; compositions of plant or animal life (dried flower arrangements); country crafts, imports, decoupage and mass-produced items. Work done by a production studio is not acceptable. Tapes/CDs of instruments, made and played by the artist, may be sold along with the instrument, but not alone.
80% of artwork must be original works. 20% can be prints with 10% of those prints being greeting cards/note cards. Print bins must be with in the booth space and not outside or in front.
Art Fair at the Dole is an outdoor event. Artist booths will be set up on the grounds of the Dole Mansion, which is a grass surface. Artists will be provided a 10’ x 10’ space. Artists must provide their own tents, display equipment, etc. Electricity is not available and generators are not allowed. Information detailing all display and setup information and further site specifics will be sent upon receipt of booth rental fee and signed contract for accepted artists.
Booth spaces will be located on grass. Each artist will receive a 10’ X 10’ spot with at least a 1’ buffer on each side and 3’ storage behind. Artists cannot extend their display outside of their allotted booth space.
Please be prepared for all weather conditions.
Internet connections and Wi-Fi will not be provided by Art Fair at the Dole.
Set up and load-in begin on Friday, September 1st, starting at 11am.
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