Event Information


Palm Harbor Art Festival 2017 - Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, St. Petersburg College/ Tarpon Springs Campus, Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor, Florida (South)

Phone: 727-784-4287
Event Dates: 12/2/17 - 12/3/17
Application Deadline: 9/15/17 Midnight EST
139 day(s) and 19 hour(s) remaining


Images: 7 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 5 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Located at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College/ Tarpon Springs Campus, Palm Harbor, Florida, "Harbor Art", a Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, founded by Bill and Louise Hoskins.  New enhanced elements have been added including a change of venue to the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, a choice of indoor or outdoor exhibit space and the inclusion of juried student artists. Sponsors for these emerging artist are being sought. Portions of the festival’s proceeds will fund the Hoskins Visual Arts Scholarship through the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

General Information
Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce Harbor Art Show Dates: December 2nd & 3rd, 2017
Jury Fee: $25.00
Booth Fee: Indoor $250 and Outdoor $200.00
FREE admission and FREE parking to General Public
For more information please call the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce: 727-784-4287

Located at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College/ Tarpon Springs Campus, Palm Harbor, Florida, "Harbor Art", a Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, founded by Bill and Louise Hoskins, has become an Exclusive, 100 Artist Tradition.  Portions of the festival’s proceeds will fund the Hoskins Visual Arts Scholarship through the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Best in Show - $2000 
(2D) 1st Place - $750    2nd Place - $500    3rd Place - $250
(3D) 1st Place - $750    2nd Place - $500    3rd Place - $250
The awards will be announced at the Artist/Patron Party held on Saturday evening, December 2nd, 2017.
The Artist/Patron Party will be held at Leepa-Rattner Museum. 
Local businesses and individuals will also present Patron Awards during the two days of the festival.
Complete your application online through ZAPPLICATION.ORG and submit your images and  jury fee of only  $25 (non-refundable) per Category to get the process started!
Please include one image of your working booth to include the art discipline you will be showing. The fee does not indicate acceptance into the show. Art entries will be judged by a jury panel. The Jury will select the qualifying entries to be accepted into the festival. Selection of the jury is final.
Please check your email.  All acceptances will be comunicated via email with details of the next step for booth selection and fee.
2015 WINNERS: (Honoring 2015 winners due to postponed 2016 event)
Cash award winners of the 2015 Festival need not submit photos or jury fee if applying in the same category. Submit application with booth fee only.

Your acceptance is automatic.  Use Coupon Code 2015 Winner where applicable to waive jury fee.
Best of Show -                 Benjamin Peterson
2-D Award of Distinction - Timothy Poe
2-D Award of Distinction - Jeff Eckert
Mixed Media -                  Marilyn Vaillancourt
Merit Award -                   Lee An Kroetsch


Open to all Artists & Craftsmen who comply with the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce "Harbor Art" Festival rules and regulations as listed:

An artist may enter as many categories as he/she wishes, but to qualify in a given category he/she must display a minimum of four pieces in that category and pay an additional jury and application fee for each category entered. 

All works must be original or reproduction works of art done by the displaying artist within the past 2 years. Paintings reproduced from the works or photographs of other artists are not considered original works of art and may not be sold.  All work must be attributed solely to the displaying artist. No ribbons previously won may be displayed. Crocheting, knitting, picture frames, velvet painting, horticulture, kit or manufactured jewelry, ceramics cast from commercial molds, candles, decoupage, art supplies, shell work, manufactured leather goods, mass produced jewelry, craft kits, commercially produced shirts, commercial displays or Giclee, unless they are a numbered edition, are not eligible to be exhibited.

All works must be available for sale.

All artists are required to check in at Artist Check-In prior to setting up their booth.

We  make every attempt to accommodate booth space requests provided on the application; however, there are no guarantees.

Artists are not limited to a maximum number of works; however, all work must be contained within the assigned space. Exhibit space measures approximately 10’6” x 10’6”. Spaces may not be shared. Each artist must provide appropriate and substantial display for indoor and outdoor exhibition.

Tents must be secured with weights only.  No spikes, nails or stakes driven in asphalt to secure tents.

No vehicles will be allowed near booth spaces. Artist parking will be located in the north-west corner of the college campus.

Your accepted application IS a commitment to show and remain for the entire event. Our success depends on you, just as your success depends on festivals. We are committed to your success and we appreciate the same regard from you. To be eligible for an award, artist must show Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm.

No refunds will be made due to the artist’s cancellation. There will be no refunds or rain date if the festival is cancelled due to weather.

Each artist is responsible for collecting Florida State and Pinellas County 7% Sales Tax and same amount must be remitted to the Florida Department of Revenue

Judges will review all eligible work displayed to determine the award.  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 the award will be based on the overall quality of artwork exhibited rather than that of individual pieces. The judges will make the final decisions, based on their sole discretions Saturday afternoon and the cash award will be made based on the judges' determination. The award will be presented at the Artist/Patron Party Saturday evening.

Artists may only exhibit artwork in the medium in which he/she was accepted. Displays will be viewed by the festival committee at intervals throughout the festival. The festival committee shall have sole discretion to require the removal of work which violates Festival rules. Artists violating any festival rule must remove exhibit immediately. There will be No Refunds made to the artist. Further details and complete instructions will be e-mailed to all artists through the Zapplication email system when accepted for the festival.
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