Event Information

Asheville Fine Art Show - May 19 & 20, 2018 presented by Hot Works (Patty Narozny)

WNC Ag Center, Davis Event Center
Asheville/Fletcher, North Carolina (South)

Event Dates: 5/19/18 - 5/20/18
Application Deadline: 5/13/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury/App/Late Fee): $45.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Hot Works’ Asheville Fine Art Show, May 19 & 20, 2018 is indoors at the WNC Agricultural Center’s Davis Event Center in Asheville just outside of downtown and among million-dollar homes. Advantages include a newly built facility, controlled “weather” and a well-attended building that hosts many popular events throughout the year.
The focus is visual arts, diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth. All artists – including local, regional, national and international are invited to apply – as long as your work is original and personally handmade by you. Hot Works shows are juried by art professionals - focus is originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. Please do not apply if you do not make your art.
Event producer Patty Narozny has 30+ years of media and/or event experience. All of Hot Works other four fine art and fine craft shows are voted in the top 100 art shows in the nation. Hot Works has an outstanding reputation for quality juried shows.


General Information
Hot Works’ Asheville Fine Art Show™
May 19 & 20, 2018
Asheville, NC
Indoors at WNC AG Center, Davis Event Center
Late Applications open for all categories except jewelry

10’x10’ = $475
10’x15’ = $700
10’x20’ = $950
Corner add $75, if preferred
Electric, add $50, if needed – highly recommended for additional lighting
The Community
Asheville, North Carolina is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s known for a vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, including the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence. The vast 19th-century Biltmore estate displays artwork by masters like Renoir. The Downtown Art District is filled with galleries and museums, and in the nearby River Arts District, former factory buildings house artists' studios. The show is held indoors at WNC Agricultural Center, in the newer-built the Davis Event Center. Advantages include a seven-year-old, newer facility, controlled “weather” and ease of load in/out. The WNC Ag Center is a well-attended facility for a wide variety of popular events throughout the year.
The Asheville Fine Art Show is a high quality fine art and fine craft show where all work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. The focus is visual arts, diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth. All artists – including local, regional, national and international are invited to apply – as long as your work is original and personally handmade by you – if you do not make your work, please do not apply. Hot Works shows are juried by art professionals with 120+ years’ combined art education and/or art fair experience. The art show is limited to 150 artists - all professionals who depend on the sale of his/her art for a living.  A significant percentage of our artists are from out of the area – many from out of state -- and therefore display and sell art that would otherwise not be seen or made available for sale in Asheville.
Narozny networks with the local media to bring a high-end buying audience, people with money to spend. “Hot Works is both organized and they really bring great quality buyers.” The Asheville Fine Art Show is produced by Hot Works, the same company that produces the award-winning Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in West Bloomfield, Michigan, voted in the top 100 art shows in the country the last ten years in a row; the bi-annual Estero Fine Art Shows (near Naples/Fort Myers) and the Boca Raton Fine Art Show in downtown Boca– also voted top 100 art shows. Show Producer & Director is Patty Narozny, with 30+ years of media and event experience has a national outstanding reputation for quality art shows.
Our #1 goal at Hot Works is to make the Asheville Fine Art Show a pleasant & profitable experience for all of our stakeholders in this endeavor – the artists, patrons, residents, sponsors, local merchants and the City – all the while aiming to be an enjoyable family-friendly event and destination for which we can all take great pride. 
Hot Works: Your Art. Our Passion.
Our passion is to help you be successful selling your art work – because at Hot Works, your success is our success. We emphasize quality of work, not quantity of artists. All art is original and personally handmade by the artist in attendance. We support the unique relationship between artist and patron; we inspire and encourage serious art shoppers to purchase your art. 
Hot Works’ principal partner Patty Narozny has 30+ years of event and media experience. Her longevity in the event industry, combined with her expertise, credibility, durability, integrity, tenacity and stability makes Hot Works events not only profitable for those who participate, but gratifying for all –  the community, the artists, the sponsors, and the patrons.
Why do a Hot Works show?
  • 30+ years of event production and media experience
  • A promoter who personally knows, cares about, and supports the artists
  • Focus is visual arts, juried by art professionals
  • Every effort to eliminate buy/sell/import – we encourage artists to report it, and your name is held in complete confidence
  • Each event is tailored to its community and setting
  • Friday move-in
  • Great event hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Enormous advertising campaign – TV, radio, print, social media, posters, banners, post cards, signage, etc.
  • Several shows to choose from throughout the year - dealing with one organization
  • Professionally managed
  • Friendly and experienced professional event crew
  • Booth sitters available
  • $1,500 in Professional Artist Awards
  • Overnight security provided
  • Plenty of parking
  • Overnight parking available for RV’s
  • And much more . . .
Mauro Pozzobonelli, Sculpture, Loxahatchee, FL
“Patty is the greatest promotor and has a great heart!! Patty is a real person!!”
Sabra Richards, Sculpture, Worton, MD
“What makes a good show?  Sales certainly count. Patty is a media expert and uses all her knowledge to get great publicity and bring in the crowds. She wants a good show and is willing to provide every advantage she can, prior day set up, aggressive policing of buy-sell, fair jurying and numerous awards that help sales. I want to do her shows because she is on my side.”
The Media
With 30+ years of media & event experience, we know how to reach out to the community, and to people with the means and appreciation to purchase fine art. For all Hot Works events, advertising and promotion includes broadcast television, print, radio and social media partnerships. In addition, there are street pole banners, posters, and post cards distributed within the communities.
The Jury / Submitting Art Work
A jury of art professionals who are familiar with art fairs is retained for the selection process. Please refer to the website for a biography of our jury members. Jury selection is based on originality, execution, and overall booth presentation. Please include three images of your most compelling work and one of your booth presentation as it would appear at the show, including browse bins or flip boxes (if applicable). We will send you an email confirming receipt of your application. Your jury payment is due with the application.
After jurying has been completed, we will send notification of your acceptance, rejection, or wait-list status to you.  Upon acceptance, your booth fee will be due. Artist packages are mailed 30-60 days prior to the show. Artists will be assigned a designated booth space; artists booth numbers will be available on www.hotworks.org, about one week prior to the show. Artists chosen as alternates will be put on a waiting list. The decision of the judges is final. We invite you to check-in with us at any time, with any questions, for any reason.
Institute for the Arts & Education is the 501c3 non-profit arm of all Hot Works events. IA&E’s focus is visual arts, diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youths. IA&E offers monetary professional artist awards in its associated Hot Works events. IA&E works hard to keep the buy/sell/import out of Hot Works events, as this is becoming a trend nationwide at many of the best juried fine art and fine craft shows. IA&E educates the community through ongoing art demonstrations by artists at the shows. This interaction between professional artists and the community is an invaluable experience for everyone. Most importantly, IA&E supports youth art education programs that are integrated into all of Hot Works shows, which helps to grow future artists in art shows.
Professional Artist Awards
Our philosophy is to benefit all artists with tremendous media/advertising/promotional campaigns in all Hot Works shows. However, we understand the importance of artist awards. In addition to the awards listed below, all award winners, regardless of award level, receive one of our eye-catching, gorgeous two-foot-long ribbons that draw people into the booth; are automatically invited to participate in the following year’s event and the jury fee is waived. If you are an award-winner, please display your ribbon right away in the front of your booth - the award ribbons help sell your work! 
$1,500 in professional artist awards:
  • Two $500 Cash Prizes
  • Five $100 Awards of Excellence
  • Ten Awards of Distinction (ribbon only – this is a way to recognize additional great artists in the show, and most importantly, to help sell more of the artist’s work.)
Awards are given at judges’ discretion based on same rules for jurying.
Hot Works other events include:
20th & 21st bi-annual Estero Fine Art Shows - November 18 & 19, 2017 and January 6 & 7, 2018
Outdoors Estero, FL (between Naples & Fort Myers)
9th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show, January 27 & 28, 2018
Downtown Boca Raton, FL
Outdoors on Federal Highway/US-1 at Palmetto Park Road and in Sanborn Square Park
16th annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, July 28 & 29, 2018
Outdoors in the heart of West Bloomfield, MI

All above shows are voted top 100 art shows in the nation!
See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!
Contact Info
Patty Narozny, Executive Producer
Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows
Email: patty@hotworks.org
MI phone: 248-684-2613
FL phone: 941-755-3088
Cell phone: 248-762-2462
Main office address: PO Box 79, Milford, MI 48381-0079
FL satellite office: PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230

Art must be original and handcrafted by the artist, in the booth, at the show. Individuals selling work that is not their own or otherwise misrepresenting their work or themselves are not welcome, and are requested to refrain from applying. No manufactured items are to be displayed or sold. Artists found not to be in compliance will be asked to remove the unacceptable items, and risk closure of their booth for the rest of the show with no refund of the booth fee or any other fee(s) associated with the show. The person in the booth must be the person who made the work. If more than one person is employed in making the work, you must state so on the application and describe the contribution each person makes in executing the work and/or the finished piece.
• Artists must be present during the entire festival and must personally staff their booths. A government issued picture ID must be available at check-in, upon request.
• Collaborative work is when two or more artists work together in the creation of their artwork, and should be submitted as a joint application. If accepted, collaborating artists may only exhibit work that is truly collaborative and in which all or both artists must contribute a substantial portion of the execution of the final artwork. Supportive and ancillary activities (such as matting and framing) are not considered part of a collaborative effort.  Repeated activities that can be performed with minimal training, education, and supervision, and which make little to no difference in the outcome (such as merely applying a wash to a canvas as part of the preparation of the canvas to be painted) are also not considered collaborative.
Booth appearance at the show must reasonably resemble booth slide submitted at jury. If asked to remove all or part of the display, there is no recourse.
• For fiber/bead artists: if the beading is sophisticated sewing and art within itself, it will be considered for acceptance into Hot Works events; otherwise Hot Works frowns upon “beaders” that merely string their work, which refers to buying the beads and sewing it on a string. Hot Works will individually consider such applications, but our decision is final.
• Displays must remain within assigned space. No infringement into public areas, and into the spaces of other artists, is permitted. There can be no booth appendages in any direction, including upward.  You are liable for any damage caused as a result of a protruding piece from your booth either from the ground or from the top of your structure. Booth height at the show must be the same as booth height in booth slide submitted for application.
• No sharing booths unless all artists are represented in juried images.
• Prints and reproductions are accepted when clearly labeled and limited to 30% or less of work displayed.
• Photography, digital, or giclée art prints must be limited editions of 250 or less, signed and numbered, and printed on archival quality materials. 
• We define “Photography” as the art or process of producing images by the formation of an image on a light sensitive surface or by an acceptable digital printing process. If applying in the “Digital” category, digital art prints must be made from the artist’s original digital file.
• Each artist must provide enough work to exhibit and sell during the entire time of the art fair. Artists who break down or leave early before closing time on any day of the event will not be permitted to return the following day or to future Hot Works shows unless proof of an emergency is provided.
• An artist package is mailed approximately one month prior to the show and will include 50 post cards. Please advise if a different quantity is needed; we are happy to provide you with as many as you need.
• Mailing lists are encouraged for all shows. If you do not have a mailing list, it is recommended that you start one in each city you do an event.
• Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the event and are not interchangeable. Hot Works will accept and do its best to honor special location requests, but cannot make any guarantees. Corner spaces are available for purchase (add $75), and are assigned solely on availability and discretion of the event. Booth assignments and map of event will be available on the website a minimum of one week prior to the show.
• When setting up your booth, protruding items in the front of your booth are not permitted.
• Paintings or other art are not permitted to be displayed on the ground, unless it as shown in your booth image submitted with your application, and approved by the event.
• Artists can only hang the sign that is provided by Hot Works.
• Hot Works will inspect booths on-site to ensure rules and standards are adhered.
• Sales Tax must be collected and remitted. North Carolina sales tax is 7%; Call State of North Carolina Department of Revenue Taxpayer Assistance at 877-252-3052 or online at: www.dor.state.nc.us/downloads/fillin/NCBR_webfill.pdf. There are two forms: Sales & Tax Use Application (NC-BR) and the Sales & Use Tax Return (E-500)

Booth Information
Asheville Fine Art Show™
May 19 & 20, 2018
Indoors at WNC Agricultural Center, Davis Event Center
Asheville, NC
Event Hours Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Move-in on Friday, May 18, 8am-6pm (doors close at 6pm); and Saturday, May 19, from 8a-9:30am
Move-out Sunday, May 20, 5pm-9pm (and after all patrons have departed the show)
Upon acceptance into the show, booth sizes and prices are as follows:
10’x10’ = $475
10’x15’ - $750
10’x20’ = $950
Corner: Add $75
Electric add $50
Space includes white pipe and drape, and a pole across the front of the booth.
Media Categories:
___ Clay                                              ___ Metal
___ Digital                                           ___ Other
___ Drawing                                        ___ Painting
___ Fiber                                             ___ Other
___ Glass                                            ___ Photography
___ Jewelry-Precious                         ___ Printmaking
___ Jewelry–Non Precious                 ___ Sculpture
___ Mixed Media                                ___ Wood
— Complete all required information on the application and by the deadline.
—Jury fee waived only for previous years’ event winners in that event. Add $25 for late applications.
— Please provide three electronic images of your most compelling work, plus one of your booth as you would set up at the show (include browse bins, if any). Size 1920x1920, or minimum 300 dpi.
__ Upon your acceptance into the show, booth payment is due approximately 60 days prior to the event for which you have applied.
— You may include an Artist Statement explaining the process and materials used in your work, as well as your reproduction process. Please also indicate a list of any recent awards and honors.
— Please make all checks payable to “Hot Works, LLC” and mail to: PO Box 79 Milford, MI 48381-0079 postmarked by deadline.
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