Event Information


The SHOW of Dripping Springs | 2017

Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center
1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas (South)

Event Dates: 9/30/17 - 10/1/17
Application Deadline: 6/19/17 Midnight CST
23 day(s) and 10 hour(s) remaining


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee - Non-Refundable): $25.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC) is spotlighting 56 juried artists at The SHOW as a two-day Fine Art Event from 11 AM to 5 PM.  Artists will display their work in a 12,000 square foot well-lit, air-conditioned ballroom with musicians performing original songs on-site throughout the two day event. Guest admission and parking to The SHOW is free. Food and drink are available on location. The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country will heavily advertise The SHOW in print, radio, television, and social media throughout Texas. Go view photos of last year’s art event at www.TheShowSpotlight.com. This page will be updated with the invited artist’s name, photos and website link.

General Information
Dripping Springs is known as “The Destination”, and draws thousands of visitors for a variety of art, music and craft events, such as the Song Writer’s Festival. Visitors come from across Texas, especially from Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Dripping Springs is now known as the “Wedding Capital of Texas” and is home to nationally renowned breweries, distilleries, and wineries, and locally raised and marketed olive oils, water, cheeses and jams and jellies. With growth and new busting community, Dripping Spring’s gathering spots seem to share a modern fresh-air, ranch rooted, weird and western blend uniquely defining “Drip”. Its roots and fresh swank lift is experienced and celebrated down Historic Mercer Street and its popular open-air restaurants, pizzerias, coffee stops, no-fuss bars, and dance hall. Dripping Springs is sweetly situated in the Hill County 25 miles west of downtown Austin on US Highway 290.
Artist Amenities
Booth-sitting – We know that artists need breaks to refresh. Our AAHC Booth will be staffed with volunteers that will assist artists as needs arise. A phone number will be provided to artists so they can text the AAHC Booth volunteer to assist.
Snacks & Water – Complimentary bottled water, snack crackers, fruit, etc. provided by AAHC
Food & Drink – Available for purchase in the building
Restrooms – Toilets, sinks and mirrors in the building
Easy Load-in & out – Map instructions with times for setup, door entrances, and floor layout. 
WiFi Access – A password will be provided.
Electricity – Access to your booth. Artists supply extension cords.
Complimentary Artist Parking – Artists have a designated parking area where they may park their vehicles during show as well as trailers for the weekend.
Lodging – Invited artists will be sent a list of local lodging and RV parks with contact information.
Security – Security will be on site throughout the event. The Event Center will be securely locked each night.
Insurance Coverage – Artists Alliance of the Hill Country has purchased insurance.

Jury Details
The judge panel will use a blind jury process to review a set of four images provided by the artist. The identities of the individual artists are not disclosed to the jurors. Artistic excellence is the sole criteria for selection by use of a scoring system. The 56 artists with top scores will receive invitations to exhibit. High-scoring artists not invited to exhibit will be added to a wait list and offered the opportunity to exhibit should an invited artists decline to participate.
Awards & Recognition
The judges will select The Best of Show Artwork and The Best Booth Presentation. Each chosen will be awarded $125 and recognized on TheShowSpotlight.com website page.
• CLAYWORK: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted. All work must be signed by the artist, including multiple pieces of the same design.
• DIGITAL ART: Original work created through use of a computer. All work must be numbered and signed by the artist.
• FIBER: Includes all work using fibers, including handmade papers, fabrics, basketwork. No mass produced items or factory produced wearables.
• GLASS: Must be produced by the artist.
• JEWELRY: All jewelry, regardless of medium or type. No commercially produced work is allowed.
• METALWORK: Non-sculpture, non-jewelry work.
• MIXED MEDIA: Work produced using more than one type of media.
• MOSAIC: Glass, title, clay wood, etc.
• PAINTING: Oils, acrylics, pastels, and watercolors.
• PHOTOGRAPHY: Prints made from the artist’s original image(s).
• SCULPTURE: Wood, Glass and Metals.
• WOODWORK: Original woodwork, hand tooled, turned, carved, or machine worked.

Digital Images: Applicants must submit four color digital images (per category), via the ZAPP application. Three images must show individual pieces representative of current work. The fourth image must be of the display that will be used at the show with the full range of work displayed.
Fees/Refunds/Cancellations: Fees are due and payable within 10 days of being notified of acceptance as an exhibitor. By paying the booth fee you have made a commitment to exhibit and no refunds will be made for cancellation or nonappearance.

Display: Each exhibitor is responsible for supplying and erecting his or her own display. Display must fit entirely within the booth space rented, including tables and chairs. Artists must oversee their exhibit at all times and must display their work for the duration of the show. No “Half Price Sales” or “Discounted Art” signs permitted. Tables must be covered to the ground. No tent tops. Storage of supplies must be kept hidden under the table or must be returned to their vehicle.
Reproductions: Reproductions may be sold ONLY if labeled as “reproduction” or “limited edition” or “Giclee”. Reproductions may comprise no more than 25% of the display area.
Screening: Each exhibitor will be screened during The Show to ascertain that the images (including the booth shot) submitted for jurying does reflect the work being exhibited. Any discrepancy will result in the artist being required to remove the work, exit The Show and/or not be invited back. In such instance, all fees are forfeited. 
Unacceptable Work: Work produced from commercial molds, templates/patterns (e.g. mugs and t-shirts), kits/casting patterns, compositions of plant or animal life (exception: dried flower arrangements if the media is collected and prepared by the artist), imports, country crafts, decoupage, and mass produced items are unacceptable.
Sales Tax: All Artists are responsible for collecting and paying State of Texas sales tax (8.25%). No commission on sales will be paid to The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country.
Setup: Friday, September 29th from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, September 30th 8:00 am to 10:30 am.
Teardown:  Artists may not begin packing up and breaking down their display until The Show officially closes at 5 pm on Sunday, October 1st.
Respect:  Respect Handicapped Parking, customers, volunteers, and fellow artists.

Booth Information

Booth Size: 10' x 10' (maximum 2)
Booth Fee: $280