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Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival | January 2018

Location:
1680 Main St.
Sarasota, Florida (South)

Event Dates: 1/13/18 - 1/14/18
Application Deadline: 11/10/17 Midnight EST
168 day(s) and 23 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary

The 6th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival returns in 2018 to its traditional location on Gulf Stream Ave adjacent to Hwy. 41   The event  remains a boutique show (~130 artists).

The Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival enjoys strong and steady crowds from start to finish each year, resulting in strong sales both Saturday and Sunday. Artist also report post-show sales in the days following the event.  The event attracts wealthy Americans and Europeans alike. Sales have continued to increase each year and in 2015 reached an average gross sales of $5193 as reported by 83% of the artists.  Patrons were inquisitive, inspired and purchasing art at all price points.  As a result of the strong patron and community support providing strong sales each year, the Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival has grown into arguably the strongest art festival in Florida and one of the top fine art festivals in the nation.
 
 
Remember, Paragon events are always about:  Original  -  Quality  -  Boutique !


General Information


JURY PROCESS:


Jurying is conducted in-house by Paragon staff.   This is a “blind” jury process which means artist scoring is based solely on the images presented without consideration of the artist name, artist location, or reference to additional information such as websites. Juror decisions are based 70% upon the quality of work portrayed in the images submitted for the jury process, and 30% based on your booth presentation. If you do not submit a booth image you will automatically lose 3 points off your final score. Your booth image should not have the artist or any signage with the artist name or business name visible and should represent the setup we will actually see at the event. Images are viewed simultaneously in a horizontal format, grouped by media.



2017-2018 CALENDAR:

Online applications are now available on www.zapplication.org

November 10, 2017: DEADLINE to apply

November 11, 2017: Jury starts

November 12, 2017: Jury ends

November 13, 2017: NOTIFICATION of jury results

December 13, 2017: CONTRACTS AND BOOTH FEE PAYMENTS DUE ... NOTE: ALL BOOTH PAYMENTS ARE MADE DIRECTLY TO PARAGON - NO PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE ZAPPLICATION WEBSITE If you foresee difficultly paying the full booth fee by the deadline, please contact our office prior to that deadline date and we will discuss payment options.

January 12, 2018: Check-in and setup begins at 8:30 pm ... setup into the night is possible after check-in with onsite security

January 13, 2018: SHOW HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm

January 14, 2018: SHOW HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm


MEDIA CATEGORIES:
  • Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry 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 a source material is executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Photographs taken through a digital camera should apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category.
     
  • Drawing: Works created using such dry media as chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils and wax crayon or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
     
  • Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted. No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited.
     
  • Glass: Original work created in glass by the artist. Pressed glass and massed production are not permitted.
     
  • Graphic & Printmaking: Print works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens, which have been signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Offset reproductions are not allowed. Print makers are required to disclose both their creative and print making process.
     
  • 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 casts, molds, or production studio work allowed.
     
  • Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal. No production studio work is allowed.
     
  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2D and 3D, that incorporates more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Jewelry is not considered mixed-media; jewelry must apply in the JEWELRY category. Photography is not considered mixed-media; photography must apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category. If you have questions or need clarification, call and talk with us.
     
  • Painting: Works created using such materials as oils, acrylics and watercolor, are in this category. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and limited editions.
     
  • Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image (e.g., film or digital) which have been processed by the artist or under their direct supervision, are included in this category. Images printed through software such as Photoshop are to be entered in this category, not in mixed-media or digital.
     
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium (e.g., bronze, stone, acrylic).
  • Wood: Original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

ARTIST SERVICES:
  • Night security
  • Easy load-in and load-out

FESTIVAL INFORMATION:
  • Check-in and setup:  check-in begins Friday January 12, 2018 from 8:30 am to 11:00 pm; setup can begin once the artist has checked-in; setup into the evening hours is possible 
  • Setup continues:   Saturday January 13, 2018 from 6 am - 8 am
  • Show hours:  Saturday January 13, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday January 14, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: 801 Gulf Stream, Sarasota, Florida  34236
 

CONTACT INFORMATION
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Bill Kinney

1625 Keely Ln
Sarasota, FL  34232

Office:  (941) 487-8061

FAX: (941) 346-0302

e-mail:  admin@paragonartfest.com

website:  www.paragonartevents.com

 



Rules/Regulations
IMAGE USEAGE:
Accepted artists agree that Spada Graphix LLC (DBA: Paragon Art Festivals) may use images of their for promotional, website or publicity purposes.


STANDARDS and RULES:

Call us if you need clarification on any rules before applying. Our Standards & Rules Committee reserves the right to exclude work that does not conform to show standards.

1) All work must be original handcrafted work. Each artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.

2) Work done by a production studio is not allowed.

3) All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.

4) No more than 2 artists may collaborate on work. Both must be included on and sign the application. Both must be present at the festival for the duration of the event.

5) Artists must be present with the work for the entire duration of the art festival. Representatives, including spouses and family members, may not attend in lieu of the artists. They may be present and assist, but the artist MUST be present at all times throughout the event.

6) Every Paragon event requires a photo identification (in English) at check-in to ensure compliance. This will typically be a driver’s license.

7) Artists may only show work in categories and bodies of work selected by the jury.

8) All work exhibited must be of the quality, category, and body of work that were shown in the images used in the jury process.


PROHIBITED:

• No t-shirts or commercially manufactured items
• No item that employs the use of commercially available molds
• No velvet paintings, decoupage, or plants.
• Traditional crafts such as soaps, wax media (e.g., candles), scented oils, and homemade food items are not items juried into our fine art events.

 

REFUND POLICY:

  • Contact us by e-mail if you need clarification on any rules before applying. 
  • CANCELLATION:  must be in writing, submitted to our office by fax, e-mail or you must mail us the cancellation document.  You may apprise us by e-mail (preferred) or phone of your inability to attend an event; however, you must still submit your cancellation in writing to receive a refund

 

TIMELINE for CANCELLATION and REFUND

  • If cancellations are received from 8 to 30 days prior to the event, you will received a refund as follows:
    • 50% refund by check, OR
    • 100% credit towards another Paragon event of your choosing; however, you must apply to and be juried into that event.
    • There is no time limit on the 100% credit
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will not receive either a refund or credit.

SALES TAX: Sales tax in Sarasota is currently 7.00%. A video is available online from the Florida DOR on how to complete Sales & Use Tax Returns at: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/training/dr15_new/safari3/index.html?dhtmlActivation=inplace


Booth Information

APPLICATION FEE: $30.00

NOTE: If you apply to a minimum of 5 shows, your jury fee is $12 per event; however, you must contact the office to obtain the appropriate discount code BEFORE you apply to the events. The discounts cannot be applied after the applications are completed.

 

SINGLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $425.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP

 

DOUBLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $850.00

NOTE:  booth fees is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP

 

CORNER BOOTH FEE: Single: $100.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP

 

ELECTRICAL FEE (if available): Single: $35.00  .... if available

NOTE:  this fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP

 

DISPLAY SPACE:  Upon acceptance, artists desiring corner or double spaces or that require electrical connection must specify and pay any applicable fees at the time payment is submitted. Specific space requests will be assigned based on the date payment is received. We will attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests.

 

DISPLAY SURFACE:  Pavement/brick and grass: no drilling into or anchoring to the pavement is allowed; tents must be anchored by free-standing weights only.

 


 
DISPLAY SURFACE: Pavement/brick: ABSOLUTELY no drilling into or anchoring to the pavement is allowed; tents must be anchored by free-standing weights. No tying off to benches, post, meters, trash cans, or any other city structure. Free-standing weights ONLY.
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