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Art Harvest 2017 | Junior League of Clearwater - Dunedin, Inc.

Location:
Highlander Park - 1920 Pinehurst Road
Dunedin, Florida (South)

Phone: (727) 738-5523
Show Dates: 11/4/17 - 11/5/17
Application Deadline: 8/25/17 Midnight EST
152 day(s) and 2 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $40.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Art Harvest is a 54 year tradition for the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin. It began as a small sidewalk craft show. Today it is the largest juried fine arts show in the Tampa Bay area. Over 240 artists convene at Highlander Park in Dunedin each year to show and sell their one-of-a-kind art. They compete for $27,500 in prize money. 

Art Harvest is a tradition for the Tampa Bay community as well. Over 30,000 patrons return each year to find their favorite artists, purchase holiday gifts, take children to the Children’s Art Pavilion, enjoy food and fall weather.

This tradition provides the primary funding for the work that JLCD does each year. Our current project aids foster youth as they age out of the foster system providing them with training and mentoring opportunities as well as support for establishing a life once out of the foster care system.

We invite you to join us at the 2017 Art Harvest and make Art Harvest a tradition of your own. Art Harvest takes place on the first full weekend of November each year. This year’s event will be November 4th and 5th at Highlander Park in Dunedin, Florida.

General Information
Art Harvest 2017 - Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin
E-mail: artist coordinator@jlcd.org
Phone: (727) 738-5523
Show Dates: November 4th & 5th, 2017
Show Hours: 10:00 am till 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: August 25, 2017 Midnight EST

REQUIREMENTS FOR JURY
1. Application
2. Images: Submit- 4 digital images, 3 of your current work and 1 of your booth display.
3. Jury Fee/Application Fee: $40.00

FEES - To be paid with a credit card via zapplication.org. No checks or money orders will be accepted.
Jury Fee (Application Fee): $40.00
Booth Fee: $275.00
End Booth: $325.00

Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin 54rd Annual Art Harvest 
HISTORY: This popular event, which began 54 years ago as a small arts gathering, has evolved into one of the most  well-respected juried fine art shows involving over 200 accomplished artists from around the country. Held on the first full weekend in November at Highlander Park in Dunedin, Florida, this event continues to grow each year. As the largest autumn outdoor art show in Tampa Bay, Art Harvest attracts over 50,000 art enthusiasts annually. While adults browse the artists’ booths, a Children’s Tent provides an interactive art experience for children with arts and crafts projects related to the current year’s theme. Both artists and patrons of the arts have found this event to be an enjoyable and successful weekend affair. Thank you to our all- volunteer committee, and to our community partners that provide sponsorship dollars every year to make this event a huge success.

ART HARVEST BENEFITS:  Junior League of Clearwater- Dunedin, Inc   www.jlcd.org
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF CLEARWATER- DUNEDIN, INC. MISSION STATEMENT: The Junior League of Clearwater- Dunedin, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.   Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLCD envisions Art Harvest as both a community project, bringing arts to the community and children, and a fundraiser to support our many community projects.

IMPORTANT DATES:
-Application Deadline:  Friday,  August 25, 2017
-Jurying Process: Friday September 1-  Sunday September 10, 2017
Notifications sent via E-Mail: Friday, September 17, 2017
-Deadline to Accept Invitation/Purchase Booth  Wednesday October 4, 2017
-Booth Assignments Posted: Friday, October  20, 2017
-Artist Check-in and Set Up: Friday, November 3, 2017-- Beginning at 1:00 pm
-Art Harvest Show: Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5 from 10 am – 5 pm

AWARDS: 
Best of Show:                                                             $  7,000
Award of Distinction:                                                 $  2,300
10-Award of Excellence ($1,000 each)                 $10,000    
13-Award of Merit ($600 each)                                $  7,800      
Best Booth Award                                                      $     400
Cash Awards Totaling:                                            $ 27,500     

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Each exhibiting artist must complete an online application with only one artist per entry, unless you are entering as a team in collaboration. All work represented MUST be of original design and produced by the artist or artist collaboration. Artists may apply in more than one category, but a separate online application must be filled out for each category. Each application must include a jury fee and its own set of images. 

IMAGES: Submit four images, three of individual pieces of artwork and one of your booth display. The purpose of a booth display image is to ensure the artist has a complete body of work which is represented in the first 3 images. In addition, it also helps identify the scale of the artist’s work. The images must be an accurate representation of the work to be exhibited and reflect current creation. Image quality is important, so please submit images in 1920 x 1920 pixels. NOTE: This is a blind jury process; please do not include your name, company name or a photo of the artist themselves on any image. For more information on digital image submission access:  http://www.zapplication.org/imaging_tips.phtml  

ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS: Multiple Categories: An artist may apply in multiple medium categories for different bodies of work, but may exhibit in only one category per booth at the show. A separate application including its own set of images and jury fee must be submitted for each medium. 
Collaborating Artists:  Collaborating artists is defined as a group of (2) artists that collaborate on every piece of artwork.  If two artists collaborate, you will be regarded as a single exhibitor and may only exhibit artwork which is a collaboration. The names of both artists must be on the application and a description of the team involvement with the art produced must be provided.  If accepted, both artists must be present for the duration of the show.

2016 AWARD WINNERS: Award winners of Art Harvest 2016 are exempt from the jury process and are automatically accepted into their awarded category for Art Harvest 2017. To confirm your participation, returning award winners must submit an application to ZAPP, which includes submission of the following: digital images, jury fee and booth fee.

JURY PROCESS: The jury consists of a panel of three experienced art professionals representing museum curators, gallery owners, professional artists and art educators. Decisions by the jurors are based solely on the quality of work in the submitted images. The jurors have sole discretion on which artists will be invited to attend or be held as alternates. Images must clearly represent all work intended for exhibition at Art Harvest. Each category will be juried separately.  Protected images are reviewed by the panel in a blind jury process with multiple rounds. The identities of the artists are not disclosed to jurors. The jury will view each artist’s set of four images including booth display.  The process, materials and dimensions for each image as well as artist information statements will be made available to the jury. Artistic excellence and a well balanced show are the criteria for selection of exhibitors at Art Harvest.
The top 215 artists will receive an invitation to the show; however there are no established quotas for individual media categories. The 26 award winners of 2016 are automatically juried into the show, and a reserve list of up to 15 artists from each media category may also be selected. An artist must achieve a minimum score to be considered for the show or reserve list. 

RESERVE LIST: The reserve list is a tool used to (a) give an additional artist an opportunity to participate in the show in the event of a cancellation and (b) fill all available exhibit spaces for continuity and quality of the show.  Being placed on the reserve list is not a guarantee that you will be placed in the show and it is not awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis the weekend of the event. Should a space become available; the Art Harvest Committee will contact an artist on the reserve list to offer the opportunity to participate in the show.
JLCD reserves the right to accept or deny any applications to the show. All decisions are final.

MEDIA CATEGORIES
CERAMICS: Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. Works must be handmade by the artist. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign each piece. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. 

DIGITAL ART: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer.  All digital images printed must be signed and limited to a numbered edition of no more than 250.  Exhibitor must disclose and display both their creative and printing processes in their booth during the show.
 
FIBERS: All work crafted from fibers, including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine-tooling, machine-screened patterns or other miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted.  No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited. 

GLASS: Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln- formed or have been crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting.  Works may be etched or engraved. No forms of mass production are permitted.

GRAPHICS: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons, etc., or from a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.  Printed works for which the artists hand-manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes. 

JEWELRY: All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. 

METAL: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.

MIXED MEDIA: Two and three dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production.  Media should include more than one of the following: paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking, clay work, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or any other 3-D objects. 

OIL/ACRYLIC: Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with oil and/or acrylic paint or sticks. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographic prints made from artists original that have been processed either by the artist or under his/her direct supervision. Prints must be signed and limited to a numbered edition of no more than 250.  Photographers are required to disclose and display both their creative and printing processes during the show.

SCULPTURE: Three dimensional original work done in any medium.

WATERCOLORS: Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors.

WOOD: Original works that are hand tooled, machine- worked, turned or carved.
 
DEFINITION OF TERMS & POLICIES
ORIGINAL ARTWORK: Artwork that is one-of-a-kind. For artwork printed utilizing inkjet technology to qualify as an original artwork, it must be created on a computer and then exhibited as first printed. Original artwork printed utilizing inkjet technology may be further modified by other methods, such as traditional painting, and exhibited in the mixed media category. 

ORIGINAL LIMITED EDITION PRINTS: An Image that originates as digital art, a photographic negative or a traditional printmaking technique, including linoleum blocks, woodcuts, etching plate, stone lithograph or silk screening, etc., must be executed in media worked by the artist him/herself, printed and signed and limited to a numbered edition of no more than 250. 

COMMERCIAL & PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTIONS: When an original artwork is scanned into a computer or photographed onto film and then printed as an inkjet print, photograph, offset lithograph, etc., the result is a reproduction. The defining factor is that an original piece of artwork already exists prior to the printing- everything that follows is a reproduction.

REPRODUCTION POLICY: Mechanical reproductions of your original artwork. If a work of art already exists (as a painting, watercolor, drawing, photograph, etc.) and is copied by digital or photographic means  and printed (photo offset, letterpress, photocopy, gravure, giclees, IRIS or inkjet prints)- including those receiving additional modification or enhancement by the artist- must be matted and may not be sold as framed art or hung alongside original works. All reproductions must be clearly and individually labeled as such; no other terms, such as “print” or “offset lithograph” may be used. Labels must say “Reproductions”. An explanation of the reproduction process used for each piece must be visible to the consumer.  All reproductions must be in signed and numbered editions of not more than 250. They must be displayed within the assigned booth space in a browse bin labeled “Reproductions”. Reproductions are an ancillary part of the artist’s display.

Rules/Regulations
ARTIST RULES AND POLICIES
Exhibiting artists MUST be present throughout the entire show on both Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th of Art Harvest from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. No commercial dealers or agents are permitted to represent the artist. The Art Harvest committee reserves the right to close down or remove any booth in which the artist is not present.

ALL artists are required to check in at Artist Check-In (located in the Community Center) prior to setting up their booth. A photo ID will be required by the artist (and collaborator if applicable) listed on application at check-in and may be checked at any time during the weekend. 

Accepted artists may not exhibit in other Festivals during the dates of Art Harvest. 

No machine made or mass produced artwork is allowed. If more than one piece of the same design is displayed, each must be signed. 

Artists may only exhibit artwork in the medium in which he/she was accepted.

Artwork must be original and produced by or under the direction of the artist. All artwork must be available for sale. Commercial kits, molds, or other commercial, mass-produced or imported goods are not eligible. Ready-made objects which have been embellished, painted, decorated, dyed or batiked are not eligible. Studios involved in volume production are not permitted to exhibit in Art Harvest. We reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved artwork from the show.

Buy/Sell vendors are strictly prohibited.

All artwork shown in an artist’s booth must correspond to the artwork represented in their ZAPP application images. Compliance will be verified during the event. Ineligible work must be removed or an artist may be directed to remove their entire exhibit without fee refund. Booth images will be used to verify booth display presentation. Booth areas must look professional at all times.

Artists must post an artist’s statement explaining the process and materials used in displayed works. Reproductions must also be disclosed in this statement.

No artist shall be allowed to sell non-original items at Art Harvest such as, posters, greeting cards, postcards, calendars, t-shirts or personal merchandise.

Artists may not disassemble booths prior to the close of the show on 5:00 pm Sunday. Artists who close down booths early will not be invited to future shows. Artists who sell their entire body of work must remain with their booth for the duration of the show. If items sell out, the artist can maintain the booth with one or more of the following: displaying portfolio pictures and/or showroom samples, or retaining sold artwork for delivery after the event.

There will be no animals permitted within the confines of the show. 

All artists are expected and required to cooperate with the Art Harvest Committee to facilitate the orderly set up, operation and break down of all booths. Vehicles are not permitted in the park until after 5:15pm on Sunday of the show. Artists breaking down and bringing vehicles into the park before 5:15pm on Sunday will not be permitted to return to Art Harvest. This is for the safety of show patrons, artists and volunteers staffing the event.

Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in the artist being ineligible for jurying, ejections from this year’s show and possible suspension from exhibiting in future shows.

JUDGING:  A respected judge(s) will review all eligible work displayed to determine all awards. Judging begins promptly at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 4th. Exhibiting artists must have their booths set up and art work displayed by this time. Failure to do so will result in the inability to evaluate your work. In addition, in order for an artist to be judged, the artist name and booth number (contained in artist packet provided at check-in) must be displayed clearly in artist booth.  Judging for all awards will be based on the overall quality of artwork exhibited rather than that of individual pieces. The judge(s) will make the final decisions, based on their sole discretions Saturday afternoon and the cash awards will be made based on the judge(s) determination.  Awards will be presented at the Artist Dinner, located in the Community Center.

ARTIST AMMENITIES:
Saturday Night Awards Dinner
Light Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
Coffee
Booth sitting service
On-site parking
Art Harvest T-Shirt
Overnight security is provided during the weekend, but neither the Junior League of Clearwater- Dunedin, Inc. nor the City of Dunedin will assume responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items.

BOOTH INFORMATION: Exhibit space will be 12’ x 12’. Tents should NOT exceed 10’ x 10’. Artists are not limited to a maximum number of works; however, all work must be contained within the assigned space. Artists must furnish their own tent, tables, and chairs. Water-resistant coverings with weights are highly recommended. Stake supports are not permitted. Booth and display must be constructed to withstand crowds and wind. Art Harvest is open rain or shine; exhibitors should be prepared for inclement weather.  In order to maximize artist participation, double booths will be available on a limited, pre-approved basis only. No electricity will be provided at exhibitor spaces. Generators are not allowed; batteries are permitted. 
 
SPACE REQUESTS: Every attempt is made to give returning artists the same or similar location as the previous year. Requests for specific locations made on the application are honored when reasonably possible. Requests by 2016 award winners, balance of media, special needs of some exhibitors, timely fee payments, and maintaining the good appearance of the show are the major considerations in space assignments.

ARTIST CONTACT INFORMATION: JLCD Art Harvest committee will use the contact information provided by the artist on their Zapplication. Artists are responsible for providing accurate information and updating any changes that may occur after submitting their application. Changes should be sent to artharvest@jlcd.org.
ARTIST PARKING: Limited on-site parking will be provided. Please note, parking for both artists and event attendees is located in a combined lot. Only one parking pass will be provided per exhibiting artist. If artists have assistants attending the show, an additional parking pass may be purchased in advance of the show. Artists must park in the parking area designated for artists. Artists may not park in the small lot in front of the Dunedin Recreation Center. This lot is reserved for handicap and VIP parking. All artists’ vehicles must be out of the park by 8:45am. Vehicles will not be allowed back into the park each evening until after 5:15 p.m. This is for the safety of all attending and working the show.

TAX: Each artist is responsible for the collection of Florida State Sales Tax (7%) on all sales made during Art Harvest and remitting it to the Florida Department of Revenue, Tallahassee, Florida. (Call 1-800-352-3671 for additional sales tax information.)

CANCELLATION POLICY: An accepted application is a commitment to participate in the show and no refunds will be made for cancellations. The Art Harvest Committee will assume that any accepted artist not paying the booth fee by the fee deadline will NOT be exhibiting in Art Harvest 2017 and no booth space will be reserved for that artist.  Exhibitors who are accepted who then fail to show/attend/participate without withdrawing their application will not be re-invited. ALL WITHDRAWALS OF APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING AND BE DELIEVERED EITHER BY MAIL, FAX OR EMAIL.


It is the goal of Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, Inc. to produce an arts show for all to enjoy.  These rules and policies are not intended to cover the complete list of all issues and situations that may arise, but are a guideline with which we will run Art Harvest, a fine  arts show that we can all, including you, the artist, be proud.

Booth Information
FEES:  To be paid with a credit card via zapplication.org. No checks or money orders will be accepted.
Jury Fee (Application Fee): $40.00
Booth Fee: $275.00
End Booth: $325.00
BOOTH INFORMATION: Exhibit space will be 12’ x 12’. Tents should NOT exceed 10’ x 10’. Artists are not limited to a maximum number of works; however, all work must be contained within the assigned space. Artists must furnish their own tent, tables, and chairs. Water-resistant coverings with weights are highly recommended. Stake supports are not permitted. Booth and display must be constructed to withstand crowds and wind. Art Harvest is open rain or shine; exhibitors should be prepared for inclement weather.  In order to maximize artist participation, double booths will be available on a limited, pre-approved basis only. No electricity will be provided at exhibitor spaces. Generators are not allowed; batteries are permitted. 
 
SPACE REQUESTS: Every attempt is made to give returning artists the same or similar location as the previous year. Requests for specific locations made on the application are honored when reasonably possible. Requests by 2064 award winners, balance of media, special needs of some exhibitors, timely fee payments, and maintaining the good appearance of the show are the major considerations in space assignments.
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