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ENGAGE Art Fair 2017
Napa County Fairgrounds
Calistoga, California (West)
Phone: (707) 942-5111
Show Dates: 3/31/17 - 4/2/17
Application Deadline: 2/25/17 Midnight PST
3 day(s) and 7 hour(s) remaining
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Application Fee): $20.00
You can submit up to 5 applications for this show.
NOTE: Application Updated 2/11/17 +++
ENGAGE Art Fair will return for its third year as a signature event of Napa Valley Arts in April’s showcase of the arts. The event provides an interactive, sensory experience for guests and an alternative to the traditional booth-style art fair setting.
Presented by Celebrate! Napa Valley in collaboration with Arts Council Napa Valley, ENGAGE Art Fair is an annual, curated and immersive event featuring some of the Bay Area’s best artists, craftspeople, and performers who gather in Calistoga to meet, create and engage with the public.
Selected Artists are invited to display their work in an 11,000 square foot converted gallery space that is designed to promote interaction between the Artists and guests.
ENGAGE Art Fair 2017 will be open on the night of Friday, March 31 with a ticketed preview party, followed by complimentary access during both Saturday and Sunday.
ARTIST BENEFITS + PROGRAMS
Each year, up to three artists will be selected to participate in the ENGAGE Artist in Residence Program. Chosen by ENGAGE team and Advisory Panel members, the selection will be based on merit and ability to create a signature piece on site and/or provide a hands-on experience for guests during ENGAGE Art Fair. Participation fees will be waived for the Artist In Residence and Artist will be given showcase placement at the event.
There will be a significant amount of publicity to promote ENGAGE Art Fair as part of the overall Napa Valley Arts in April program. Promotions also include:
Calistoga & Local Area
With a population of just over 5,000, Calistoga sits at the top of the beautiful Napa Valley. Famous for healing mineral hot springs, wineries and hospitality, this charming town has a rich history evident in the authentic facades and Victorian architecture of its businesses and homes.
The Napa County Fairgrounds, home of ENGAGE Art Fair, are centrally located, just a 10 minute walk from downtown Lincoln Street through the charming residential neighborhood of historic Calistoga. The Fairgrounds offer ample parking as well as complimentary shuttle to transport guests between ENGAGE Art Fair and downtown cafes, restaurants and hospitality partners, as well as connectivity to Arts in April community activities.
Weather-wise, Napa Valley is blessed with a temperate climate year-round. In April, visitors can expect warm sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures at that time of year generally range from a day-time high in the 70’s to the 40’s at night.
Nearby Napa Valley towns to the south include: St. Helena (about a 15 minute drive), Rutherford (25 minutes), Yountville (40 minutes) and Napa (50 minutes). Santa Rosa is the closest large city (15 minutes west) and both Sacramento and San Francisco are within a 2 hour drive.
ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS
ENGAGE Art Fair is an exclusive event with both an invitational and open application process.
A. Open Application Process
All eligible artists are encouraged to apply through the ZAPPlication site. All applications will be reviewed by a Selection Panel of arts professionals, members of which will be invited each year by ENGAGE management. The blind selection process will be conducted remotely, using ZAPPlication, an online platform and only digital images will be accepted. Artist names and business names will be removed from all applications.
The Selection Panel will be instructed to use the following criteria when reviewing artist applications:
Waitlisted artists will be notified and offered spaces upon space availability.
B. Invitational Process
In addition to the open call for artists using ZAPPlication, the ENGAGE curatorial team will also have the option to invite specific artists of their choosing who also fit the selection criteria listed above.
SELECTED ARTIST REQUIREMENTS
APPLICATION CATEGORY + MEDIA DEFINITIONS
There are two categories artists may apply within: as a MAKER or as a FINE ARTIST.
Artists applying under the FINE ARTIST category may apply in up to FIVE media types to be exhibited in the same space, but must submit separate applications for each medium. If accepted, Artists may exhibit work ONLY in the accepted categories artist application as accepted. Artists may not apply more than once in the same category.
For both category types, ALL artwork must be installation-ready with appropriate hanging hardware. For 3D work, Artist is responsible for proper display materials (pedestals, etc.).
FINE ART CATEGORY
Selected artists submitting work as Fine Art will receive indoor display space, and may select one of three space sizes (S, M or L). Again, fine artists may submit work in up to five media types, but a separate application must be submitted for each. Accepted media:
Selected artists who submit under the Maker category will receive outdoor booth space. Again, artists may only submit in either the Fine Art OR Maker Category. The Maker Marketplace is intended for handmade, artisanal quality products that are functional, edible and/or decorative including:
2017 FEES + DISPLAY SPACE
ENGAGE Art Fair takes place both indoors and outdoors. Each year the space is custom organized to maximize flow and accessibility for guests to interact with the participating artists. Restrooms are located in the building. One parking space is provided for each Artist free of charge. Artist vehicles may be parked only in designated areas. Please see site map and make all requests in advance on Artist Acceptance Form.
INDOOR SPACE: THE FINE ART GALLERY AND WORKSHOP
The 11,000 square foot Tubbs Exhibition Building will showcase 20-30 exquisite fine artists. There are three indoor space sizes available (S, M, L). Space is linear. One standing wine barrel per artist is available upon request for collateral and small item display. Only in the rare case for purposes of demonstration shall a table be allowed. Request for a table will be considered on a case by case basis. Again, the goal is an open, gallery floor plan. Ceiling and spot lighting are provided to all participants at no extra charge. One 15-amp wall outlet available upon request. Artists will be given vertical exhibition space on the building walls or 8’-10’ panels provided and placed by ENGAGE. Flooring is polished concrete.
Location of artist spaces will be determined by the curatorial committee to maximize visual impact with every effort being made to accommodate artist requests submitted; however, there is no guarantee of placement. Artists will be notified of placement prior to participation agreement and payment due date (3/24/17).
Indoor Gallery Booth Cost:
OUTDOOR SPACE: THE MAKER MARKETPLACE
Surrounding the Tubbs Building there is a 15 foot covered outdoor area that will be used for the Maker Marketplace. Up to 15 artists may be placed in this area. Ground for outdoor spaces is a mix of gravel and pavement. One 8' banquet table will be available for each artist upon request. Please see ‘Maker’ Category Description for more details.
Outdoor Marketplace Booth Cost:
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