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Leesburg Art Festival 2019 - 42nd Annual

Location:
Main Street in Historic Downtown Leesburg
Leesburg, Florida (South)

Phone: 352-365-0232
Event Dates: 3/9/19 - 3/10/19
Application Deadline: 12/19/18 Midnight EST
5 day(s) and 1 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Leesburg Art Festival is celebrating 42 Years!  Located on Historic Main Street in Downtown Leesburg. The Leesburg Art Festival is presented by The Leesburg Center for the Arts. Our mission is to provide artistic growth and vitality to our community by providing educational opportunities in the arts for all ages and cultural events for the community.
Leesburg Art Festival Application OPEN August 1, 2018. 

 
 

General Information
  • Limited to 100 artists
  • Estimated attendance: 20,000
  • $5,250 Cash Awards including, $1,000 BEST OF SHOW
  • Patron Program (Presold Art Vouchers)
  • Friday Set-up
  • Saturday evening Artist Awards Dinner
  • Extensive Advertising and Promotional Program
  • Booth Sitting
  • Jury Fee: $25
  • Booth Fees: $175 11'x11', Corner $200
  • Festival Poster Artist chosen from accepted Festival exhibitors. 
Downtown Leesburg is Located in Central Florida, just 11 miles from The Villages and equal distance from both coasts. This quaint venue offers a historic main street with shops, services and restaurants. Customer parking is abundant surrounding the downtown area.  Our patron base looks forward to collecting amazing art each year.
 
The Leesburg Art Festival is presented by The Leesburg Center for the Arts. Our mission is to provide artistic growth and vitality to our community by providing educational opportunities in the arts for all ages and cultural events for the community.

Leesburg Art Festival is a JURIED SHOW. 

Accepted Medium Categories-
  • Ceramics include original, non-jewelry clay and porcelain work. May not be machine-made or mass produced.
  • Drawing, Graphics and Printmaking includes original two dimensional work including pencil, charcoal, inks and washes.
  • Fine Crafts include hand made originals.
  • Glass includes original work created in glass by the artist. No molds or other forms of mass production are permitted.
  • Jewelry includes original jewelry regardless of medium that is created without commercial casts, molds or for use in a production studio. Only those who select the Jewlery category may display or sell jewelry.
  • Painting includes acrylic, oil, watercolor and pastels.
  • Mixed Media includes original two dimensional work in which the primary intent is the union of two or more media or created with pigment including acrylic, oil and watercolor.
  • Photography/Digital Art includes signed and numbered prints created by the artist from his/her own original negatives that have been processed by that artist under the artist's direct supervision.
  • Sculpture includes original three dimensional work.
  • Fiber includes original work created by the artist from fibers including baskets, paper, quilts, weaving and clothing. No forms of mass production are permitted.

 

Rules/Regulations
  • There will be absolutely no Buy-Sell items.
  • If work is of a collaborative nature, all artists' names must appear on the application and all artists must be present at the festival.
  • A team producing a single product such as glass, wood, etc. may qualify as a single exhibitor. However, teams may consist of no more than two persons. Only work produced by the team may be shown.
  • Artists may enter more than one category for jury. A completed application, jury fee and images must be submitted for each category entered.
  • An artist will only be allowed to exhibit work that is in the category accepted by the jury.
Each application must indicate one of the following categories for the jury:
  • Ceramics include original, non-jewelry clay and porcelain work. May not be machine-made or mass produced.
  • Drawing, Graphics and Printmaking includes original two dimensional work including pencil, charcoal, inks and washes.
  • Fine Crafts include hand made originals.
  • Glass includes original work created in glass by the artist. No molds or other forms of mass production are permitted.
  • Jewelry includes original jewelry regardless of medium that is created without commercial casts, molds or for use in a production studio. Only those who select the Jewlery category may display or sell jewelry.
  • Painting includes acrylic, oil, watercolor and pastels.
  • Mixed Media includes original two dimensional work in which the primary intent is the union of two or more media or created with pigment including acrylic, oil and watercolor.
  • Photography/Digital Art includes signed and numbered prints created by the artist from his/her own original negatives that have been processed by that artist under the artist's direct supervision.
  • Sculpture includes original three dimensional work.
  • Fiber includes original work created by the artist from fibers including baskets, paper, quilts, weaving and clothing. No forms of mass production are permitted.
Application Requirements:
  • Artists should submit 3 images of work and one of display setup. Images submitted must represent the work exhibited. If exhibited work differs significantly from images, the artist will be asked to leave and forfeit all fees.  Based upon your submitted images, you may be selected as a featured artist for advertising purposes.
  • Artist Statement should include description of work. A two person team producing a single product must include a description of each members' involvement in the creation of the artwork. This statement will be read during the Jury process, thus having great impact on your submission.
  • Artists who won an award in 2018 are automatic entries in the 2018 festival and do not have to pay jury fee. A discount code is required to submit images for jury to avoid jury fee.  It is the artists responsibility to contact the festival if you have not received your discount code prior to application.  However, booth fee is required and application along with images must be submitted by the deadline date. The artwork that won in 2018cannot be considered for judging in 2018.

Judges will view each artist's work. Prize ribbons are awarded on Saturday at the Artist Dinner and checks are distributed on Sunday afternoon. All prizes are awarded without regard to category. 
Best in Show is $1000 
First Place is $750 
2D Judge's Choice is $500 
3D Judge's Choice is $500  
10 Merit Awards at $250 each.


Submitting of this application acknowledges that the artist has read the agreement, agrees to abide by the Leesburg Art Festival Rules and does hereby release and hold harmless the Leesburg Center for the Arts, Leesburg Art Festival Committee, the City of Leesburg and the festival sponsors from any and all manner of actions, suits, damages, or claims whatsoever arising from any loss or damage to his/her property or anyone's property in his/her possession or supervision, during all festival activities and events, including all venues and applications. I/we agree to grant a license to the Leesburg Art Festival and/or the Leesburg Center for the Arts to reproduce electronically, in limited resolution, my original artwork for the period of up to 30 months beginning July 15, 2016. I/we understand by signing this agreement, I/we retain full copyright of my original artwork. My images shall not be redistributed except as anticipated on the web site and in the festival brochure and other festival related media without the express written permission of myself and the Leesburg Art Festival. The Leesburg Art Festival reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules.Our goal is to present a well-rounded show, but there is no predetermined number or percentages of booths established for any category. The Festival Committee reserves the right to determine "what is art" as it applies to this event and to make final judgement of all rules.

Each artist is responsible for collecting and reporting Florida Sales Tax on all sales made during the Festival. The current tax rate will be provided in the Artist Package at check in.

Artwork created before 2015, artwork not in a specific category or artwork not for sale is prohibited. Any reproductions (commercial or photographic), such as offset, gravure, photocopies or commercial publication including catalogs, books, etc. are prohibited. Limited Edition Giclee prints are acceptable of original works, but can not be submitted for judging. Notecards printed from original works on display at the festival are permitted. The final interpretation of commercial/reproduction status will be made by the Viewing Committee. The printed result of plates, stone or screen, that is handcrafted is considered original art when signed and numbered. Production artwork in any category is not permitted. Artwork reproduced or copied from works of masters, advertisements, commercial or widely circulated photographs or offset prints are prohibited. Work created from kits, crocheting, knitting, picture frames, velvet paintings, floral arrangements or dried flowers, aluminum can sculptures, commercial signage or displays, decoupage and ceramic casts from commercial molds are prohibited.
Only original work may be displayed and offered for sale. The work must be attributable solely to the exhibitor and created after 2015. Artists must be with their exhibits during the entirety of the festival. Sales agents or business representatives will not be allowed.

The Leesburg Art Festival is a family-oriented event. The work exhibited must be appropriate for viewers of all ages. The Festival Committee shall have the sole, exclusive and final authority to determine any work not acceptable for display at the Leesburg Art Festival. Any work determined to be unacceptable will be removed so as not to be viewed by the public during the Leesburg Art Festival.

We reserve the right to refuse any application for any reason.
 

Booth Information
Booth Requirements-
  • Each space measures 11'x11' with ample room for a 10'x10' canopy.
  • Your displays and viewing bins must be contained within this space.
  • A double space may be available for a double fee.
  • All artists must provide an attractive display, sturdy enough to withstand crowds, wind and weather conditions.
  • Professional display tents are required.
  • A Booth Identification Card will be provided at check-in and must be attached to the upper left corner of the display at all times during the Festival.
  • Space requests are accepted only with application. Consideration will be made in order of receipt of application and requests are not guaranteed.
  • The Festival Committee reserves the right to ask any exhibitor for identification.
  • Please note that not all spaces are level.

Festival Fees-
  • ​Jury fee is $25 and is nonrefundable.
  • Booth Fee is $175 and Corner Booth Fee is $200. All funds are deposited when recieved.
  • A fee of $40 will be charged for checks returned for insufficient funds.
  • There are no refunds for artist cancellations after December 12, 2018.


 
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