Event Information

Asheville Fine Art Show - October 27 & 28, 2018 presented by Hot Works (Patty Narozny)

Pack Square Park, heart of downtown
Asheville, North Carolina (South)

Event Dates: 10/27/18 - 10/28/18
Application Deadline: 10/15/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $30.00


Event Summary
The 3rd Asheville Fine Art Show is October 27 & 28, outdoors at a premium time of year and in a premium location in downtown Asheville, in Pack Square Park. The focus is visual arts - this juried fine art and fine craft show requires that all art is original and personally handmade by the artist who is at the art show selling his/her art. All forms of discipline are accepted. Please do not apply if you are not making your work or if it is production (250 or more of the same one piece).
Hot Works executive producer, Patty Narozny, has 30+ years of special event and media experience. She personally knows, cares about and supports the “art show” artists. Since 2003, Hot Works produces other quality juried art shows – including the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in West Bloomfield, MI; Boca Raton Fine Art Show in downtown Boca Raton, FL; and the bi-annual Estero Fine Art Shows in Fort Myers – all voted in the top 100 juried art shows in America.
We know how to reach an affluent art-buying patron with money to spend. Our philosophy is to put the money into a major promotional advertising campaign that includes broadcast TV, radio, print, social media, large banners, posters and postcards. We understand the importance of artist awards. There is $1,500 in professional artist awards. Ribbons help sell the artist’s work and recognize the great artists in the show. Loud music or food vendors are not permitted to intrude with the sale of any artists work. www.hotworks.org.

General Information
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 professional 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/production – 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 (Orchard Lake is Saturday until 6pm)
  • 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
  • $1,500 professional artist awards
  • Artist amenities including, complimentary bottled water, booth sitters available
  • Overnight security provided
  • Plenty of parking
  • Overnight parking available for RV’s
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.”
Gail Markiewicz, Clay
“Patty, who produces the Hot Works shows, juries in the best artists from around the country, she runs art show of " pure talent". Her dedication to the arts is evident, when you come to her shows! Her shows are wonderful and professional, as well as she is personally.”
John Mutch, Jewelry, Miller Place, NY
“Patty - thank you very much for creating a truly professional and lovely show. Your hard work, passion, experience and personality are more than appreciated.”
The Community
Asheville, North Carolina is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is 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. Asheville is also a bi-annual show. The new fall show is held outdoors in downtown Asheville, in a premium location at Pack Square Park. The spring art show is held indoors at the WNC Agricultural, Davis Event Center, which offers ease to get to, free parking, and is located near million-dollar homes.
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 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. Jury selection is based on originality, execution and overall booth presentation. Artist applications are accepted electronically via www.zapplication.org or manually at www.hotworks.org. 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 you notification of your acceptance, rejection, or wait-list status. Upon acceptance, your booth fee will be due. Artist packages are mailed 30-60 days prior to each event. Artists will be assigned a designated booth space; artists booth numbers will be available on www.hotworks.org, one week prior to the show or sooner. 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, cultural 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/production 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.
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 – it is proven - the award ribbons help sell your work!  Awards are given at judges’ discretion based on same rules for jurying.
$1,500 in professional artist awards:
  • Two $500 Purchase Award 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.)
The Orchard Lake Fine Art Show provides $2,500 in professional artist awards, with one $1,000 Best of Show added to the above prizes.
See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!™
Contact Info
Patty Narozny, Executive Producer & Director
Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows
President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.
Email: patty@hotworks.org
MI phone: 248-684-2613
FL phone: 941-755-3088
Cell phone: 248-762-2462
MI address: PO Box 79, Milford, MI 48381-0079
FL address: 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. Recognizing that it is the artistic experience that we explore and move on to new and different directions, whether or not there was misrepresentation with any part of the application remains the sole decision of the director. There are no refunds of any kind should the artist be asked to remove part or all of his/her display, and the artist shall have no recourse. Such decisions are not made lightly, but are always made in the best interest of the show’s reputation and integrity, and the reputation and integrity of the art fair industry.
• For fiber/bead artists: if the beading is sophisticated sewing and art in 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. When setting up your booth, please be sure your booth is lined up with the front of the other booths in that aisle, with no protruding items in the front of your tent or booth. 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. The only exception is an awning, and only if it does not interfere with an emergency vehicle that may have to drive down an aisle. 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.
• Generators labeled for outdoor use are permitted in all outdoor shows, but they must be placed a minimum of 20’ away from any tent structure, and only if they do not disturb anyone else, for whatever reason. You must also have a fire extinguisher in your booth at all times. Please let us know if you are bringing a generator. Artists expecting to bring generators must, in their applications, disclose equipment description and where you expect to place the generator. Hot Works retains the right to refuse such requests, if, in our opinion, it will be disruptive and/or generate complaints from others.
• 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, 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.
• For logistic purposes, artists with trailers that need to be driven onto the event site, must notify size of trailer 3 weeks prior to show.
• Heavier duty tents such as the Light Dome Canopy or Show-Off Canopy are used by most professional artists. The umbrella-type, pop-up canopy by any manufacturer or distributor is not recommended, as they are the first to come down on a windy day. If you must use the umbrella-type expandable pop-up tent, as with all tents, a minimum of 60 pounds of weight on each corner is required. In addition, if there is rain, the weight of the ponding water on top of a canopy tent can potentially collapse it. Bolstering the inside corners will make the canvas tighter and avoids ponding on top on the tent. Swim noodles or hula hoops (you can purchase these from the $1 store) placed in corners between frame and canvas top can avoid ponding. At night, canopy tents must be lowered to withstand overnight bad weather. Please advise in your application if you use an umbrella-type pop-up canopy.
• 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. Vinyl banners are not permitted.
• 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)
— 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.
— If applying manually, and if you would like any of your information returned, please provide a self-addressed and stamped envelope. Disks will not be returned unless a self-addressed stamp envelope is provided.
— 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 checks payable to “Hot Works, LLC”.

Booth Information
October 27 & 28, 2018 – 3rd bi-annual Asheville Fine Art Show
Asheville, NC – outdoors in downtown Asheville, Pack Square Park
Event Hours Sat 10a-5p; Sun 10a-5p;  Move-in Fri, 8a-6p; Sat 8a-9:30a; Move-out by Sunday evening
___ 10’x10’ space $425 ___ 10’x15’ space $600 ___ 10’x20’ space $825 ___ Corner add $75
___ Electricity –Generators/batteries may be used outdoors only, however:
  • You must advise us a minimum of three weeks prior to show date that you are bringing a generator;
  • Your generator cannot bother anyone for whatever reason;
  • Your generator must be made for outdoor use;
  • Your generator must be placed a minimum of 20’ away from any structure;
  • You must have your own fire extinguisher in your booth at all times while the equipment is running.
     ___ Late Fee Add $25 - Late applications may be considered for unfilled categories only.
     ___ Tent Rental –$200, includes sidewalls, weights, set up & tear down.
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