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Arts Festival of Carrollton 2017 (formerly MeccaFest)

Location:
Carrollton Cultural Arts Center
Carrollton, Georgia (South)

Phone: 770-838-1083
Event Dates: 10/14/17 - 10/15/17
Application Deadline: 6/15/17 Midnight EST
53 day(s) and 10 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The Carrollton Cultural Art Center and the Carrollton Artist Guild
presents 
Carrollton MeccaFest which is now The Arts Festival of Carrollton
October 14 and 15, 2017

Carrollton Cultural Arts Center
in Historic Carrollton, Georgia
SPECIAL NOTE TO ARTISTS
Join us this October 14th & 15th for our fourteenth year of  The Arts Festival of Carrollton sponsored by the Cultural Art Center of Carrollton and the Carrollton Artist Guild.  We are artists, too! The four main volunteer coordinators have a combined 123 years of exhibiting, coordinating and/or educating in the arts.  The focus of this event will always be on you - the exhibiting artist. We limit our show to approximately 70 artists, accepting a balanced range of mediums. We provide the best atmosphere possible for our public to be encouraged to buy your artwork. Appropriate entertainment, food, demonstrations, and children’s programs will once again enhance the event. This juried event will feature both indoor and outdoor exhibit areas on the grounds of the $5.9 M Carrollton Cultural Arts Center.  The Art Center is located in our vibrant downtown district, featuring wonderful dining establishments, unique shops, excellent galleries, a 4 Story Parking Deck, and a new attached Marriott Hotel (offering fabulous artist discounts.) You can roll out of bed and walk outside to the show.
 For more information go to www.carrolltonarts.org, or email tchapman@carrollton-ga.gov or call 770-838-1083.
 

General Information
                       
                       IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES AT A GLANCE:
SHOW DATES:
Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 2017
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: Beginning February 28
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2017
JURY CONVENES: Between July 1-July 15
ARTIST NOTIFICATION: Friday, July 21
ARTIST ACCEPTANCE INVITIATION AND PURCHASE DEADLINE: August 31
CANCELLATION DEADLINE- (For Full Booth Fee Refund): August 31
                                  (see below for full cancellation policy)


HOURS: Festival Hours are Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

SET UP:  Friday, October 13 beginning at 9 am - Setup for Artists is all day and into the night on Friday. Around the clock security and volunteers make it possible for you to arrive at YOUR convenience. Dollies, carts, hand trucks and  extra tent weights are available to borrow.

APPLICATION and PAYMENT CHOICES:
Application Fee: $30          Single Booth Fee: $125        Double Booth Fee: $225
  • Use standard ZAPP procedure

CONTACT:
Don McWhorter, Festival Chair - potterysong@yahoo.com     Or call   616-821-0793

AMENITIES WILL INCLUDE:
  • Friday Night Cocktail Party
  • $6,250 in Cash Awards
  • Patron Purchase Awards
  • Corporate Purchase Awards
  • Host Families for Artists
  • Extensive Multi-Media Advertising
  • Friday Set Up
  • Saturday Artists’ Dinner
  • Hotel and Restaurant discounts
  • Booth Sitters
  • 24 Hours Security
  • Increase in Sponsorship/Advertising
  • Southern Hospitality

Additional ammenities will be sent upon acceptance including details on Friday's cocktail party, Saturday artist dinner, host families, hotel discounts, wifi access and much, much more. "Amenities" to us means "no charge."
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
If the Art Center is notified of cancellation by August 31 a 100% refund of booth fee will be granted. Cancellations after August 31 will receive 80% refund IF the space is filled by a waitlist artist. Cancellations MUST be sent via email to Don McWhouter potterysong@yahoo.com Jury Fees are non-refundable.

WAIT LIST
Artists on the wait list will be selected as space opens due to cancellations. The MeccaFest Committee will choose according to medium to keep a well balanced show.
 
$6,250 in CASH AWARDS
Best in Show $1,500
Best In Art $500
Best In Craft $500
Jennifer Thomas Award $500
Robert Roller Award $250
15 Merit Awards $200 each (Total $3,000)
Plus thousands in Patron Purchase Awards
 
ASSISTANCE AND SPECIAL NEEDS
 Call 770-838-1083 and let us know of any special needs you may have that are not included in this application or that need further discussion. Be sure and include any preferences on ZAPP  for booth location requests including inside/outside, electrical needs, and concrete vs grass. We will do our best to accomodate your needs. A limited number of spaces are available in the Cultural Arts Center lobby. The indoor spaces are assigned based on need, so please add an explanation if you request this location. And do let us know if you would like to demonstrate.
 


 
 

Rules/Regulations
CARROLLTON MECCAFEST POLICIES AND ELIGIBILITY
  • Open to artists 18 years of age and older who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution.
  • A valid driver’s license/picture ID will be required at check in.
  • Artists must be present with his/her work for the duration of the show except for breaks. Dealers or agents may not stand in proxy for artists.
  • All sales will be handled by the exhibitor.
  • It is the exhibitor's responsibility to collect and remit payment of Georgia sales tax (7%).  Sales tax forms will be included in the exhibitor packets at check in.
  • Must be handmade original works, not the work of mass production studios.
  • Works made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans or prefabricated pieces will not be accepted.
  • Only artists accepted into the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry, unless prior approval is given.
  • Jewelers must be the designers and hands on makers of their work. Purchased facet gems may be used. Assembled, prefabricated jewelry is not allowed.  A few purchased beads may be used for accent, but the major components of each piece must be formed and created by the artist. A thorough statement describing techniques and materials is recommended.
  • Exhibited photographs must be from original negatives or digital images processed by the artist.
  • First reproductions must involve handwork or direct supervision by the artist and be clearly labeled as “Reproduction.” Reproductions must be signed, limited editions. Reproductions must not exceed 50% of your display.
  • Embellished objects such as sweatshirts, boxes, tools, rocks or commercially made wooden objects are not allowed.
  • This is a family oriented show. The Festival Committee reserves the right to ask the artist to remove questionable work including erotic and macabre art. Tasteful nudes are acceptable.
  • No animals are allowed in exhibit areas-inside or out, other than those providing assistance to persons with disabilities.
  • No discount or on sale signage permitted.
  • We would like to use Images of Exhibiting Artists’ work on advertising, and promotional materials for this or future years of The Arts Festival of Carrollton. Please inform staff if you prefer your images not be used.
  • The festival committee reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work not consistent with submitted images and/or these guidelines. The interpretation of the festival rules is solely the discretion ofThe Arts Festival of Carrollton committee.
 
 
 

Booth Information
Jury Fee: $30 (non refundable)
Single Booth Fee: $125
Double Booth Fee: $240 (limited number)
Please note that booth presentation is very important to the jurors.
 


 
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