Event Information


Leesburg (Virginia) Spring Fine Art Festival 2018

The Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE
Leesburg, Virginia (South)

Phone: (941) 487-8061
Event Dates: 6/2/18 - 6/3/18
Application Deadline: 3/30/18 Midnight EST
307 day(s) and 10 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary

Join us June 2-3, 2018 for the premiere of the Leesburg (Virginia) Spring Fine Art Festival.  This spring event will be held at a new location from the fall event: The Village of Leesburg on Route 7, just a few minutes (3.5 mi.) east of downtown Leesburg.  NOTE that this will be a street event in the Village at Leesburg, not a parking lot venue.  The Village at Leesburg is a Main Street-style shopping experience offering over 60 boutique shops, a Wegmans Market,and restaurants.

Our fall event in the Leesburg community (Leesburg Fine Art Festival) has grown into a powerful event its first five years. The event placed in the Top 100 fine art festivals for 2012 and narrowly missed for 2013 and 2014. Moving forward into 2017 and beyond, the Leesburg Fine Art Festival will continue to build into one of the top fine art events in the mid-Atlantic region.  We anticipate the spring event to do nothing less.

Dates scheduled for 2017-2018 including both the upcoming September 2017 event in downtown Leesburg and the spring 2018 event at the Village at Leesburg:

  • September 23-24, 2017 ..... Leesburg Fine Art Festival - 6th year at the traditional location in historic downtown Leesburg at the intersection of Market & King streets
  • June 2-3, 2018 ..... Leesburg Spring Fine Art Festival (The Village at Leesburg)‚Äč

               Remember, Paragon events are always about:  Original  -  Quality   -   Boutique!

General Information


Jurying is conducted in-house by Paragon staff.   This is a “blind” jury process which means artist scoring is based solely on the images presented without consideration of the artist name, artist location, or reference to additional information such as websites. Juror decisions are based 70% upon the quality of work portrayed in the images submitted for the jury process, and 30% based on your booth presentation. If you do not submit a booth image you will automatically lose 3 points off your final score. Your booth image should not have the artist or any signage with the artist name or business name visible and should represent the setup we will actually see at the event. Images are viewed simultaneously in a horizontal format, grouped by media.



Online applications are now available on www.zapplication.org


March 31, 2018: Jury starts

April 1, 2018: Jury ends

April 2, 2018: NOTIFICATION of jury results

May 2, 2018: CONTRACTS AND BOOTH FEE PAYMENTS DUE ... NOTE: ALL BOOTH PAYMENTS ARE MADE DIRECTLY TO PARAGON - NO PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE ZAPPLICATION WEBSITE If you foresee difficulty paying the full booth fee by the deadline, please contact our office prior to that deadline date and we will discuss payment options.

June 1, 2018: 8 am check-in, evening/night setup available

June 2, 2018: 5 am - 8 am check-in. SHOW HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm

June 3, 2018: SHOW HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm

  • Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
  • Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image or the manipulation of a source material is executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Photographs taken with a digital camera should apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category.
  • Drawing: Works created using such dry media as chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils and wax crayon or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
  • Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted. No factory-produced wearable items regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited.
  • Glass: Original work created in glass by the artist. Pressed glass and massed production are not permitted.
  • Graphic & Printmaking: Prints were the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones or screens, which have been signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Offset reproductions are not allowed. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and print making process.
  • Jewelry: All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work allowed.
  • Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal. No production studio work is allowed.
  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2D and 3D, that incorporates more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Jewelry is not considered mixed-media; jewelry must apply in the JEWELRY category. Photography is not considered mixed-media; photography must apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category. If you have questions or need clarification, call and talk with us.
  • Painting: Works created using such materials as oils, acrylics and watercolors are in this category. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and in limited editions not exceeding 250.
  • Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image (e.g., film or digital) which have been processed by the artist or under their direct supervision, are included in this category. Images printed through software such as Photoshop are to be entered in this category, not in mixed-media or digital. Each image must be signed and numbered with editions being inclusive of all sizes and not to exceed 250 prints in the edition.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium (e.g., bronze, stone, acrylic).
  • Wood: Original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

  • Night security
  • Easy load-in and load-out

  • Setup: Friday June 1, 2018 starting at 12:00 pm (NOON) with setup available into the night
  • Dates: June 2-3, 2018
  • Hours: Saturday 10-5  and Sunday 10-5
  • Location: The Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE, Leesburg, VA  20175


Bill Kinney

1625 Keely Ln.
Sarasota, FL  34232

(941) 487-8061
FAX: (941) 346-0302

e-mail:  admin@paragonartfest.com

website:  www.paragonartevents.com


Accepted artists agree that Spada Graphix LLC (DBA: Paragon Art Festivals) may use images of their for promotional, website or publicity purposes.


1) All work must be original handcrafted work. Each artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.

2) Work done by a production studio is not allowed.

3) All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.

4) No more than 2 artists may collaborate on work. Both must be included on and sign the application. Both must be present at the festival for the duration of the event.

5) Artists must be present with the work for the entire duration of the art festival. Representatives, including spouses and family members, may not attend in lieu of the artists. They may be present and assist, but the artist MUST be present at all times throughout the event.

6) Every Paragon event requires a photo identification (in English) at check-in to ensure compliance. This will typically be a driver’s license.

7) Artists may only show work in categories and bodies of work selected by the jury.

8) All work exhibited must be of the quality, category, and body of work that were shown in the images used in the jury process.


• No t-shirts or commercially manufactured items
• No item that employs the use of commercially available molds
• No velvet paintings, decoupage, or plants.
• Traditional crafts such as soaps, wax media (e.g., candles), scented oils, and homemade food items are not items juried into our events.



  • Contact us by e-mail if you need clarification on any rules before applying. 
  • CANCELLATION:  must be in writing, submitted to our office by fax, e-mail or you must mail us the cancellation document.  You may apprise us by e-mail (preferred) or phone of your inability to attend an event; however, you must still submit your cancellation in writing to receive a refund



  • If cancellations are received from 8 to 30 days prior to the event, you will receive a refund as follows:
    • 50% refund by check, OR
    • 100% credit towards another Paragon event of your choosing; however, you must apply to and be juried into that event.
    • There is no time limit on the 100% credit
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will not receive either a refund or credit.
  • Sales tax in Loudoun County is 6.0%. If you are only doing 1-3 shows in Virginia in 2012, you do not need to register or obtain a license; rather, you can call and get form ST-50 e-mailed directly to you in a PDF format (no, they are not currently available online). If no one answers, leave your name, e-mail address, and they will send you one. Call Jane Ollice (804) 371-3118 or Mr. Peterson (804) 912-4832 to request the form. The State of Virginia requires sales tax to be charged on items shipped to Virginia (e.g., post-show sales).

Booth Information

NOTE: If you apply to a minimum of 5 shows at the same time, your jury fee is $12 per event; however, you must contact the office to obtain the appropriate discount code BEFORE you apply to the events. The discounts cannot be applied after the applications are completed.

BOOTH FEES:       Single: $395.00       Double: $790       Corner: $50
NOTE: ALL booth payments are made directly to Paragon, NOT through ZAPP  .If you foresee difficulty paying the booth fee by this date, please call our office and we will discuss payment options.

DISPLAY SPACE: Upon acceptance, artists desiring corner or double spaces or that require electrical connection must specify and pay any applicable fees at the time payment is submitted. Specific space requests will be assigned based on the date payment is received. We will attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests.

DISPLAY SURFACE: Pavement/brick: ABSOLUTELY no drilling into or anchoring to the pavement is allowed - these are historic cobblestone streets!!!; tents must be anchored by free-standing weights. No tying off to benches, post, meters, trash cans, or any other city structure. Free-standing weights ONLY.
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