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Event Information

Art in Speed Park 2018

301 US-31
Sellersburg - within 10 minutes from Louisville, KY, Indiana (Midwest)

Phone: 502-641-8854
Event Dates: 8/25/18 - 8/26/18
Application Deadline: 5/15/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Art in Speed Park celebrates 28 years in providing the Fine Arts to the Southern Indiana / Louisville region. 

​Attracting more than 50,000 knowledgeable and serious buying art patrons annually.
Art is Speed Park has earned the fine reputation as a show that treats our artists with respect - while producing a high-quality art fair, featuring exceptional - original artwork.

The Art in Speed Park team is diligent in our efforts to identify and exclude Buy/Sell and Mass-Produced Vendors. 

​Located in beautiful, tree lined Speed Park - just 10 minutes from downtown Louisville. 

"This show is the best ran show I have ever participated in and I certainly look forward to returning next year. Thank you! Other promoters should take a lesson from you." - Gary Graham, Artist 

"WOW! Great Show!!!  Thanks for all you do!!" - Carolyn Phillips, Artist

"Thanks so much for another fabulous Art in Speed Park! My best show yet, this year!" - Deb Chenault, Artist


General Information
Contact: Kim Johnson, Show Director (for 26 years)
PO Box 262 
Sellersburg, IN 47172
E-mail: artinspeedpark@gmail.com 
​Phone: 502-641-8854

Location: Just 10 minutes from Louisville, KY in Sellersburg, IN 
​Show Dates: 08/25/18 - 08/26/18
​Application Deadline: 05/15/18 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time

Images: 4 images of individual works plus 1 booth image 
Jury/application fee: $30 (nonrefundable)
Booth space: $350
Double booth: $600
​Artist Presence: Required of all artists, you must be present to exhibit. This includes collaborating artists.
All booths are accessible by vehicles for easy set-up/tear-down.
​Commercial studios involved in multiple or volume production should not apply to the show.
​When possible, artists from the 2017 show who are invited in 2018 will have the choice of keeping their general area or will be given preference on new placement. 

​January 1: Apply Online
May 15: Application deadline due by midnight (EST)
​May 17: Jury selection 
May 31: Notification emailed to accepted, waitlisted and not invited artists
June 15: Full payment due
August 24: Artist set-up
​August 25-26  28th Annual Art in Speed Park

28th Annual Art in Speed Park: August 25-26, 2018
Show Hours:  Saturday, August 25 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
​                         Sunday, August 26 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 


Three independent jurors are invited each year to evaluate all artists' work in the show and select the award winners. All artists, regardless of medium are eligible for these awards. Best of Show and six Merit Awards given to the top artist in each represented medium category. Each award winner receives a cash award and an invitation to bypass the jury process in 2019. Best of Show award winner will receive a complimentary booth space for the following year in addition to award monies. Artist's Awards Dinner Presentation follows the show on Saturday evening at Speed Park.


The jury is scheduled for May 17-18, 2018. The jury is conducted by a panel of experienced arts and industry professionals and is based solely upon the quality of work as illustrated in submitted, digital images. Images are viewed by medium categories and artist statements are read during the multiphase jurying process. Of highest importance is the creative vision of the applicant and the quality of work. Artist certifies that all jury images submitted represent his/her original work. Art in Speed Park may limit the number of artists accepted in some categories in order to present a balanced show. Decisions of the jury are final. The show Director will fill all vacancies from the show waitlist based upon jury scores.


All applications from professional artists must submit an image of their display booth. The booth image shows the jury your body of work, provides dimension and scale and shows overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work. If available, please use an image from an outdoor show. Booth images must show the entire booth. Artist must include 4 images of individual works as well as one booth display photo.

​Artists are encouraged to enter a description of material, technique and inspiration that is concise and explains body of work. No more than 200 characters. Artist's statements will be used for the jury process and promotional purposes. 

All work must be original and signed handcrafted work. The artist's signature defines and establishes artistic ownership of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.

​2D Mixed Media - ​Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Two-dimensional Mixed Media should include more than one of the following: paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking or drawing, fabric or other found objects.

​3D Mixed Media - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Three-dimensional Mixed Media should include more than one of the following: clay work, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or any other 3-D objects.

Ceramics ​- All original clay and porcelain. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign each piece. Machine-made and mass-produced work is not permitted.

​Digital Art - Original work utilizing computer technology to craft or manipulate visual images. Work must be printed on archival quality paper and be properly signed and numbered as a limited edition. Exhibitor must disclose and display both their creative and printing processes in their booth during the show.

Drawing & Pastels - Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons, etc. or from fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.

Fiber - All work crafted from fibers, including basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry and papermaking. No machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements may be exhibited. 

Glass - Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln-formed or have been crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved. No forms of mass production are permitted. 

Jewelry - ALL jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. Limited use of pre-made material such as beads or small ornamental items is permitted.

Leather - Work where the primary material is leather including belts, handbags, wearables and sculptural work. All factory-produced items regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist is prohibited.

Metal - Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry work crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.

Painting - Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

Photography - The process of capturing images that begins with a camera lens, then printing the images, by chemical or digital means onto a surface. The photography category includes traditional film photography that has not been manipulated to achieve results beyond what could be done in a traditional darkroom. All pieces must be signed, numbered and dated in limited editions of no more than 250. Prints must have been processed by the artist. In addition to the above, the surface on which the photographs are printed must be identified in the description (paper, aluminum, wood, fabric, canvas, etc.) Photographers are required to disclose their creative and printing processes.

Printmaking & Graphics -  Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones, or screens. Prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition. Printmakers are required to disclose their printing process. 

Sculpture - Three-dimensional original work created in any medium.

Wood - Original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

  • All booths are accessible by vehicles for easy set-up/tear-down. Weather permitting
  • ​Free Artist parking in park grounds with 24-hour security
  • Breakfast options provided both mornings
  • Lunch delivered to the artist's booth on Saturday at noon
  • Special artist's rates at nearby hotel. Free Artist's camping available at the park upon request
  • Artist's award's dinner with wine and craft beer and live music in celebration of our artists and sponsors will be held immediately following the show on Saturday, in Speed Park
  • ​Juried prize award monies and guaranteed acceptance in show the following year
  • Volunteer booth sitters available during all show hours upon request
  • ​Beautiful, tree lined park with benches scattered throughout for patrons to linger
  • Large misting fans in park if weather is very hot
  • ​Artist's coupon for discounted official Art in Speed Park tee shirt 
  • Police security provided from artist check-in evening until tear down
  • When possible, artists from the previous year's show who are invited in current show will have the choice of keeping their general area or will be given preference on new placement
  • ​Extensive media coverage and advertising. Newspaper, Radio, TV, Facebook and Social Media, Local/Regional Event Calendars, Visitors & Convention Bureau and various print advertising. Live coverage from Speed Park with our ABC television affiliate for 4 hours, the Saturday morning of art fair


This program is specifically for artists who have little to no experience exhibiting and selling their artwork at festival venues. The application procedure and fee are the same as if you were applying to the standard show, however, upon acceptance emerging artists will pay a booth fee discounted 50%. Artists may apply ONLY to the Emerging Artist Program OR the standard show, not both. Artists who are just beginning exhibiting at arts festivals are encouraged to apply. Research will be conducted on all emerging artists who apply to determine eligibility.
​Emerging Artist applicants will apply in the same format as professional artists. Each Emerging Artist must submit four images of their artwork through zapplication.org. The fifth image should be a grouping of the artist's work in place of booth shot. When uploading the fifth image of your work, select "YES" this is your booth shot. Then select "Emerging Artist" as your medium. It is our goal to attract, mentor and support Emerging Artists that have not previously participated in art festivals.


​Accepted artists will be notified via email, or phone no later than May 31, 2018. A reserve list of accepted artists will also be selected to ensure a complete and balanced show. Waitlist artists will be notified by phone or email immediately after May 31, 2018. Booth fees will be due within 15 days of notification for those who wish to confirm.



​Art in Speed Park considers its enforcement of rules and regulations our exclusive right and responsibility. Art show team members will visit all displays throughout the show to ensure that exhibitors comply with the all show rules and regulations.

​Work in juried images must be representative of the work to be shown at the art fair and the correct inventory proportions.
Working Example - If a photographer submits 3 black and white images and 1 color image to the jury, the artist is committed to bring and sell 75% black and white photos.

​Current body of work must be displayed starting from creation date of 2012 forward. Work created before 2012 will be considered reproductions and be subject to those guidelines.

​Artist agrees that all work submitted to the jury process and displayed and represented for sale has been designed and executed by the accepted Artist(s). We reserve the right to advise Artist of any work that does not meet show standards and may take action deemed necessary for compliance.

​No mass-production or manufactured work is permitted. No work by apprentices, studios or employees will be accepted. Commercial agents, dealers or manufacturers are not eligible to enter.

​All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist(s). It is the work of the artist that is juried, therefore any change in the body of work by the artist is not considered juried and may not be sold unless approved by the show Director.

​Artists are required to display an Artist Statement including a photograph of the artist in their booth during show hours.

​Artists may apply in multiple categories. Each medium is evaluated separately. Artists may display only work juried in the medium accepted. 

A photo ID is required at artist check-in by all artists accepted to exhibit, including collaborating artists. In addition, the show reserves the right to check ID's each day of the show to ensure the artist is present.

Artists may display work only in the media categories in which they are accepted. All work exhibited must be comparable to work shown in submitted images. Exhibiting work that was not juried into the show is grounds for removal from Art in Speed Park.

​The sale of promotional items is prohibited without permission from show Director.

Reproductions must be a subsidiary part of the artist's display and not exceed 25% of the booth inventory. All reproductions must be clearly and individually labeled "Reproduction" on the front of each piece as such. No other terms such as "print" or "offset lithograph" may be used. 
Works made before 2012 will be considered reproduction and must be labeled as such.
Reproductions must be signed editions of no more than 250, hand pulled by artist.
No "hand-colored" reproductions.
​Framed reproductions may be displayed on one wall of booth, not to exceed 10 linear feet. All unframed reproductions must be displayed in browse bins. An excessive amount of reproductions will be in violation of Art in Speed Park. All removal decisions on reproductions will be made at the sole discretion of the show Director.

Artists are responsible for collecting, reporting and remitting 7% Indiana Sales Tax on all of their sales. For more information, visit www.in.gov

Artists are responsible for proper insurance and protection of work and setup. All work is exhibited at the artists' own risk. It is recommended that each exhibitor obtain general liability insurance, as the shows' insurance does NOT extend coverage for exhibit damage or bodily injury. Art in Speed Park will not be responsible for damage to work or setup. 

​All artists must be present to exhibit both days of the art show. This includes collaborating artists. Proper ID is required of both artists. If artists apply as collaborating artists, each artist must be present. If each artist is not present, artists will not be permitted to set-up or exhibit.

If you are submitting an application as a collaborating artist/partner, you must submit the name(s) with the application.
  • ​Go to "My Profile" on ZAPP
  • Enter one of the two collaborating artists as the primary contact in the profile form. This name will always appear first in the publications and online if accepted. 
  • After completing the information requested, enter the collaborating artist's name(s) in the section at the bottom of the profile page.
  • This information is carried over to the application for purposes of identifying a collaborative effort. 
  • You may not add a partner, after jurying 

​By submitting a Zapplication or Art in Speed Park website application, you are confirming that you have read and agree to all terms and conditions stated throughout this application and in the Legal Agreement should you be accepted to participate in Art in Speed Park.


Booth Information

​Checks or money orders are to be made payable to Art in Speed Park. ​When purchasing via check, please proceed through Checkout on ZAPP, selecting "payment with a check" as your payment option. Applications posted after 12:00 a.m. midnight EST May 15, 2018 will not be considered. You may submit up to 2 applications per artist profile. Each application will incur a $30 fee.


10x10 Booth Space: $350
​Application Fee: $30
​20x10 Double Booth: $600 (double booths are limited and sold first come, first served)

​If you are accepted into the show in two separate categories, you will be given two single booths; this will not be considered a double booth and will require two payments of $350.
Please indicate the desired booth size in your application and make booth payment accordingly.
​Free Artist's Parking within the show's park grounds. 24-hour police presence.

For cancellations prior to July 1, 2018, booth space fees will be returned, less a $30 application fee. No booth space fees will be refunded for cancellations after this date. First preference is given to returning artists for double booths and requests for same booth location as prior year. Art in Speed Park reserves all rights with respect to final booth placement.

​24-hour police security is provided, the evening of set-up until tear-down. Easy vehicle access directly to the artists booths. Free Artist's parking during show hours is within close proximity inside the park grounds.