Event Information

Art @ The Domain Austin - Fall 2018

The Domain
Austin, Texas (South)

Phone: 281 222 6820
Event Dates: 10/6/18 - 10/7/18
Application Deadline: 8/31/18 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Art@The Domain in Northwest Austin is a small boutique Art Festival featuring 85 fine artists and contemporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street, Century Oaks Terrace in the middle of The Domain 

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the sixth year for the fall show and the tenth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 50,000+ residents within the zipcode .  
The Domain is Austin's premier shopping and entertainment venue restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 7 years ago and is growing rapidly.   
Austin is also a major center for high-tech industries. Apple, Intel, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Google all have offices here. It's eclectic and diverse and Austinites have a reputation for being supportive of the arts and of independent businesses.

For the touring artists Art@The Domain offers a weekend to fit into your Texas tour.    Also offered within the fall Blue Lotus Art Show Tour areaThe Shops At La Cantera October 20th & 21st and Art@Discovery Green, November 3rd &...

General Information
Artist Check-in: Saturday 6:30am to 9:30am
Show Load In:  Saturday 6a to 9:30a
Art@The Domain – Saturday, 10am to 7pm / Sunday 11am to 6pm
Show Load Out: Sunday Vehicles onsite  6:30p – midnight.

Artist Hospitality – From load-in thru load-out we offer complimentary refreshments and edibles for our artists.   Mornings include muffins, fruits, berries, nuts, donuts, pastries along with cold water, and hot coffee & tea.  Mid-day to close artists come by for snacks both healthy and sugary sweets. We offer continuous water, soda, juice, coffee and tea through out the day for our artists.

Booth-sitting – At Artist Hospitality, artists sign up for booth-sitting time and we have one of our team watch the booth so the artists may refresh.  If an artist has needs, a text to the show phone sends someone down to assist.

Security – 24 hour on festival site security from load-in through load-out. Artists are responsible for their artwork and property.  We utilize an Emergency action and artist contact plan if problem at a booth or weather hazard occurs during show closed hours.

Restrooms – Not port-a-cans, real air-conditioned, flushing toilets, with sinks and mirrors.

Easy Load-in  & out – Utilizing distributed driving instructions, artists may drive to their booth space for set-up and load out. 

Complimentary Artist Parking – Artists have a designated parking area where they may park their vehicles during show as well as large RV’s and trailers for the weekend.
We communicate with the artists through the Zapplication email system, e-newsletters and our website. All load in, load out and booth numbers will be available on our website 4 weeks before festival as well as phone and regular email.  
Images - The Artist is required to submit a total of four (4) images (three images of work and one booth image), a complete application per medium along with a $35 NON-REFUNDABLE jury fee. Work to be exhibited must be represented in your jury images. Enclose the three images per medium of individual pieces that accurately represent the body of work to be exhibited; work shown in the images must be representative of current work, and no more than three years old.
Booth Slide/4th image, must be of a display of the artist's work, showing overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work. The fourth image is mandatory. If a booth image (constructed tent & exhibit) not available, submit an image taken of a grouping of works representative of the works to be exhibited at the show. The purpose of the booth image is to ensure the artist has a complete body of work, which is represented both in the first four images and also within image #4. It also helps identify the scale of the artist's work. Note: this is a blind jury process, please avoid submitting booth images with any identifiable sign, or photo of the artist themselves. Images must be in 1920 pixel horizontal x 1920 pixel vertical format, for more information access www.zapplication.org/imaging_tips.phtml
Jury - A jury panel of 4 art professionals and collectors will jury the media using a 1-7 scoring system (no use of 4). The top 80 scores will receive an invitation to participate. The waitlist will be artists who score within 1 point of the cut- off score. Jurors will be given an opportunity to review and pre-jury at their own pace.  We feel this gives all artists a better opportunity for the juror to evaluate artist’s work in a non-stress time limited environment.
It is the artist’s responsibility to identify the category for which they would like to be juried. Please choose the category which best describes your work. If you do not choose a category (medium) your application will not be processed. Artists may only show work in categories and body of work selected by the Jury.
Media Categories
Media categories are used by the Arts Festival as a tool for organizing artists' images into logical, related groups for the jury's review. While a balanced show that equitably showcases both works of fine art and fine contemporary craft as well as diversity among media is a principal objective, there is no quota or entitlement by media category.
Clayworks: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is 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 other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.
Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
Fiber / Leather: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
Glass:  Works may be sculptural or functional.  No forms of mass production are permitted.
Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens
and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions, will be rejected. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.
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 is allowed.
Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
Mixed Media 2d: This category includes 2 dimensional works, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce.
Mixed Media 3d: This category includes 3-dimensional works, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor etc. are in this category.
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

Rules & Regulations
  1. Artists must be present with their work at the Art Festival. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist.

  2. The Art Festival requires photo identification at check-in to ensure compliance.

  3. All work must be original, handcrafted work and/or limited editions of the artists work.

  4. Artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.

  5. It is the artist’s responsibility to identify the category for which they would like to be juried. Please choose the category which best describes your work. If you do not choose a category (medium) your application will not be processed. Artists may only show work in categories and body of work selected by the Jury.

  6. All work exhibited must be of the quality, category and body of work of that shown in the images juried.

  7. Work done by a production studio is not acceptable.

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

  9. Your exhibited art must be original and your own creation.

10. No use of commercial kits or molds.

11. No more than two artists may collaborate on work. Both must be included on and sign the application.

12. Exhibiting artist are required to display an artist’s statement and their booth number sign (distributed at check-in) in a prominent place within their booths.

13. 33% of all 2-Dimensional work displayed must be original. Artists must define reproduction or limited edition throughout their artist’s statement and disclose this information on the individual piece. 

14. Artists who break down displays or depart before closing time on any day of the Festival will not be allowed to return the following day or to future shows unless approved by festival director prior to departure.

15. All artist tent structures must be white and professional quality.

16. Staking of tents is not allowed.

17. Weights  (minimum 50pds per leg  or 200pds total with ability to center weight if necessary) and covered water barrels are offered for rent through LWP.

18. Storage of supplies must be kept within the space or hidden under table and linen along the back of booth. (table and black linen available through LWP please order prior to event)
Refund Policy - A full refund for an artist needing to cancel the show for any reason 10 weeks out from weekend.
Refund for medical issues and emergencies occuring prior to the show weekend will be considered by committee for a refund or a credit for the following years festival.

State of Texas Sales Tax - All Artists are responsible for collecting and paying State of Texas sales tax. No commission on sales will be paid to Art@ The Domain Austin.   http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/01-forms.html

Booth Information


White Tent – 10' x 10' , 10 x 20 canopy, weighted with a minimum of 50pds per leg. Tent rentals are offered through our authorized supplier.    Artists with Awnings need to inform show prior to placement.   Some areas of show venue are to narrow for artist awnings to comply with City of Austin Firelane requirements.


Booth Spaces

The fee is for a booth space measuring 10’ 3" ft x 10’ ft .   Some of our booth spaces have deep backs and artists have the ability to set up a wonderful selling area or nice setting for customers. These are the deep booth offerings.   

Most booth spaces have selling opportunities from both back and front of booth.

(facing center of street and facing the retail stores behind.) 

Selling sides must be kept tidy and visually appealing. Materials and packaging must be stored out of sight and under tables or black fabric.  No blue tarps or plastic allowed for covering excess items 

Booth Space Fees:

                                    Cash/Check          Credit Card

Single  Booth                    $  475                    $ 500

Corner Booth                    $  575                    $  600
Double Booth                   $1,150                   $1,150                    

Double Corner                 $1,250                    $1,250


Booth Spaces Individual booth assignments are made to create an appealing mix of media. Assignments are at the sole discretion of Art Austin@The Domain and the Festival Director and are not interchangeable or transferable, each artist is assigned a 10' x 10' space.  Show does its best to honor artist neighbor requests or special needs.

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