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Telfair Art Fair 2017 - 23rd Annual

Location:
Historic Downtown Savannah, Telfair Museums
Savannah, Georgia (South)

Phone: (912) 790-8864
Show Dates: 11/10/17 - 11/12/17
Application Deadline: 6/1/17 Midnight EST
70 day(s) and 11 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee ): $35.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The 23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair will be held November 10-12 in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. There will be an Opening Night Preview on Friday, November 10th. This popular southern open air art fair attracts thousands of high-end art collectors, tourists, area residents and families and is open to artists displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines including painting, printmaking, drawing/pastel, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics/pottery, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber, and mixed media.  Approximately 80 artists will be selected for the 23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair and prizes will be awarded.
 
The Telfair Art Fair promotes the mission of developing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the arts and serving as a dynamic cultural center connecting people of all ages and backgrounds.  For more information, please visit http://www.telfair.org .  

General Information
The 23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair will be held November 10-12 in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. There will be an Opening Night Preview on Friday, November 10th. This popular southern open air art fair attracts thousands of high-end art collectors, tourists, area residents and families and is open to artists displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines including painting, printmaking, drawing/pastel, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics/pottery, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber, and mixed media.  Approximately 80 artists will be selected for the 23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair and prizes will be awarded.
 
The Telfair Art Fair promotes the mission of developing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the arts and serving as a dynamic cultural center connecting people of all ages and backgrounds.  For more information, please visit http://www.telfair.org .  

ART FAIR HOURS
Friday, November 10
            6 - 9 pm, Opening Night Preview -- Arty Party
Saturday, November 11
            10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 12
            12 - 4 pm
 
 
ELIGIBILITY
Competition is open to artists 18 years of age and older. Artists must provide and prepare their own booths, equipment, and display materials.  Artists must be present for the duration of the Art Fair. Volunteers will be available for break relief. Additional artists in a booth will not be allowed, unless the two applied as collaborators in the given category. Artists cannot sublease assigned booths or employ sales agents or representatives in lieu of attending the fair. Images submitted with application must reflect original artworks and those works that the artist will exhibit and sell at the Telfair Art Fair. Reproductions of artists' works may be shown alongside the originals but must be marked clearly as such. If works other than those of exhibiting artists or manufactured or kit objects are displayed, forfeiture of booth space and all fees will result. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
 
 
 
 
 

 
AWARD PRESENTATION
Artists who are selected and accept invitation to participate into the 23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair are eligible for judging and awards.  The recipient of the Carolyn Luck Gold Award will receive a $2,500 prize and guaranteed entry for the 2018 Telfair Art Fair. Guaranteed entry in the 2018 Telfair Art Fair will also be granted to the Silver and Bronze Award winners, as well as a $1,000 and $5000 prize, respectively. Two $500 Honorable Mention Awards will also be granted.  Only original works are eligible for judging and awards. 
 
ARTY PARTY
The popular opening preview party offers artists the opportunity to get a jump-start on exhibiting and selling their works to more than 400 Arty Party Patrons, museum members, and other special guests.  Arty Party gives artists direct exposure to our finest constituents.  All participating artists will be invited to attend the Arty Party as “working guests” of Telfair Museums and will be served refreshments.  If artists would like to have additional guests in their booth during the preview event, tickets will be available for purchase through ZAPP. 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For additional information, please visit us on the web at http://www.telfair.org, or contact us directly at (912) 790-8864 or email wrighta@telfair.org

Rules/Regulations
Competition is open to artists 18 years of age and older. Artists must provide and prepare their own booths, equipment, and display materials.  Artists must be present for the duration of the Art Fair. Volunteers will be available for break relief. Additional artists in a booth will not be allowed, unless the two applied as collaborators in the given category. Artists cannot sublease assigned booths or employ sales agents or representatives in lieu of attending the fair. Images submitted with application must reflect original artworks and those works that the artist will exhibit and sell at the Telfair Art Fair. Reproductions of artists' works may be shown alongside the originals but must be marked clearly as such. If works other than those of exhibiting artists or manufactured or kit objects are displayed, forfeiture of booth space and all fees will result. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 

Booth Information
BOOTHS AND FEES
All applicants must submit a $35 non-refundable application fee accompanying entry materials by June 1, 2017.   For this year’s open air event, 10 x 10 booth spaces (or 10 x 20 double booth space) will be available to participating artists.  Artists are responsible for providing their own tenting and booth set up materials, props for display, and cover in case of inclement weather.  Telfair Museums will not be responsible for any damages or thefts.  Tents, tables and pegboards will not be available for rental from local distributors this year. 
 
Upon acceptance, artists will receive correspondence with booth options which will be secured on a first come, first serve basis.  Double booth spaces are subject availability and will be offered at a the cost of each space plus 20%; Telfair Museums will not be collecting commission on sold works.  Telfair Museums does not issue refunds for booth fees.

Red level corner booths: $649.00
Blue level booths: $499.00
Green level booths: $399.00
 
NEW THIS YEAR: Please note that ALL booths in this year’s show will participate in the Friday night Preview Party!
 
Jury exempt artists, including the 2016 winners, are required to complete an application in ZAPP. 
 
 
JURY PROCEDURE
Artists will be selected to participate in the 23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair through a blind jury process, only original artwork will be considered.  Commercial kits, molds, patterns, prefabricated forms, mass-produced art, and imported goods are not eligible. Accepted exhibitors must only show and sell work of the same type and style as demonstrated in the images submitted with the entry application. Not-for-sale art works will not be considered for jurying purposes. Photography entries need to specify whether or not images are editioned works.  Artists should take care in submitting only high quality digital images for viewing. Artists will be notified of their status by July 1, 2017.
 
 
JUDGING 
TBA

SECURITY
Telfair Museums and the City of Savannah will provide nominal security. Booths may be left up over-night.  Each artist must assume the full responsibility for the care, safety, and security of his or her works, property, and person. Telfair Museums will not be responsible for loss or damage to art or injury to anyone participating in the fair. Exhibitors are responsible for their own personal and property liability. Please leave pets at home.
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