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Magic City Art Connection 2019

Location:
Linn Park, next to the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Birmingham , Alabama (South)

Phone: 205-595-6306
Event Dates: 4/26/19 - 4/28/19
Application Deadline: 9/15/18 Midnight CST
56 day(s) and 15 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (application fee, non-refundable): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The Magic City Art Connection transforms downtown Birmingham, AL into an Arts and Cultural Epicenter, pulling together 200 fine artist booths, 2 competitive exhibitions, live cultural performances and the city’s best food & drink, making for 3-days of intensive art sales. MCAC spotlights artist from around the nation, with more than 25 states consistently represented. MCAC’s collector program annually documents patrons from more than 5 states who attend to FIND ART. MCAC has been honored to host international artists and boast acclaimed jurors from all over the world, including the 2018 Juror, Nico Munuera from Valencia, Spain. In 35 years, MCAC has given out almost ½ million in Juried Art Awards. MCAC is pleased to host artists of caliber, rendering total annual art sales at just over $400,000. With incredible artist hospitality, and an impassioned, communicative, caring staff, we hope you will consider letting us host you and your work for the 2019 Magic City Art Connection!

General Information

SHOW DATES AND HOURS

Friday, April 26, 2019

10:00a.m.—6:00p.m.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:00a.m.—6:00p.m.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

10:00a.m.—5:00p.m.

 

Application Deadline:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Jury Dates:

September 19-26, 2018
Artists Notified by Jury:

First Week in October, 2018

Booth Purchase Deadline

November 30, 2018

 

SET-UP

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Artist are given a designated 1.5 hour time slot between 8a and 4p to pull vehicle up to the perimeter of Linn Park. Use of nearby, free parking is availble therafter to park and return to set-up if necessary.

Load-in time request should be sent to the artist coordinator upon acceptance. Load-in time slot requests are given on basis of geography, health concerns, work, and dependants. Load-in time slot requests are not garunteed accomodation.

SEE LINN PARK HERE

 

BOOTH INFO
Outdoor Booth Spaces - 200 Limit

Single, Fountain, or Corner: 12’x12’

Double: 22’ x 12’

Limited Double, Corner, and Fountain Booths are available.  No guarantees.

 

BOOTH FEES- select only one. Fees Due: Nov. 30, 2018

Single Artist- $295

Premium Fountain Walk Booth, located on central entrance plaza- $495  (Limited availability)

Corner Booth- $425 ( Limited availability)

Double Booth- $600 (Limited availability)

Low Rate, Single Artist Bootht- $195+15% (lower single-booth rate with an agreement to pay-out the festival 15% of sales at close of show)

 

​FEES Paid after November 30, 2018 will need to be processed by phone or mailed check to the MCAC office. Fees not paid by January 11, 2019 will result in loss of placement at festival.
We are always happy to work out a payment plan for artists. Email Lucy to set-up a payment plan.
ArtistCorodinator@FindArtBirmingham.com


Pay by Card:
205-595-6306

 

Make Checks payable to:
Magic City Art Connection
1128 Glen View Road, Birmingham, Al 35222., 205-595-6306.

 

SALES & TAXES

Each artist is responsible for own sales tax. Transactions must include 10% sales tax. Business License not requred. MCAC requires artists to turn in sales tax by separate checks in provided envelopes during Sunday Check Out. Artists without checks pay taxes w/ credit card and are charged a 3% fee on amount owed.

4% City of Birmingham

4% State of AL

2% Jefferson County

 

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

Cancellations – Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the MCAC office.
90% refund if cancellation received by December 1, 2018
50% refund if cancellation between Dec. 2 & March 1, 2018
No refunds will be issued after March 1
ArtistCoordinator@FindArtBirmingham.com

 

RENTALS (Optional)  all rentals are set-up by site staff prior to your arrival.

Tent Rental Fee $275, includes one 10’ x 10’ tent with wrap-around non-translucent sides.

Table & Chair Rental $25, includes 6ft table and 2 chairs

 

SITE REQUESTS

All site requests considered, but not guaranteed. Our policy for honoring special site requests: medical reasons; physical limitations; heavy or cumbersome artwork; artists traveling together; clientele familiar with a specific quad. You may not get the same exact site, but it will be in the same quad. If you DO NOT want to be placed in a previous year site location, please let us know upon acceptance.

 

PRE-FESTIVAL INFO

Pre-festival information, including invitation to show work at the pre-festival promotional event, ArtBash, will come in early December. Pre-festival memo with - site placement - direction - parking passes - load-in and load-out instructions, hospitality, etc. will be emailed to you in March 2019. Artist can expect to see themselves on the festival website in our social media campaign beginning in late fall.

 

ARTIST AMENITIES

Magic City Art Connection wants to ensure that your participation is a positive experience. During the Festival, the following amenities are offered to all artists:

Continental Breakfast Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Artist Dinner & Drinks: Friday Night Applause

Artist name and booth number listed in 2018 Festival materials

Artist Profile on website featuring artist images, artist website link, artist statement, booth number

Free exhibitor parking

24 hour security

Booth Sitting by festival staff and board

Comprehensive advertising and publicity is planned for the Festival including tv, radio, print, web, social media, and festival pre-event: Art Bash.

 

AWARDS PROGRAM

Multiple Juried and Collector Awards presented.

 

CATEGORIES // MEDIUMS

Clay - Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign each piece. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

 

Computer Generated - Images made with the assistance of a computer. All digital images printed must be signed and limited to a numbered edition of no more than 250. Exhibitor must disclose and display both their creative and printing processes in their booth during the Festival.

 

Drawing -  Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, etc. Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, such as paper.

 

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. All factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artists, are not accepted in this category.

Furniture- Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved. Embellished or painted, store bought furniture is not accepted.

 

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 & Metalwork- Creating artwork through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals. All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials should apply in this category. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work is allowed.

 

2-D 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.

 

Painting - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, such as canvas, with oil and/or acrylic paint or sticks.

 

Photography - Photographic prints made from the artist’s original negative that have been processed either by the artist or under his/her direct supervision. All images printed must be signed and limited to a 250 numbered edition. Exhibitor must disclose and display both their creative and printing processes during the Festival.

 

Printmaking - Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, etc. or from a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush. Printed works for which the artists 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. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.

 

Sculpture - Three dimensional work done in any medium.

 

Watercolor - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors.

 

Wood - Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved. Embellished or painted, store bought furniture is not accepted.

 

SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

Collaborating Artists

Collaborating artists is defined as a group of two (2) artists that work together on any one piece of art. If two artists collaborate, it is regarded as one joint entry. If accepted, they may exhibit only that work which is a collaboration.

Multiple Categories

If an artist wishes to apply in more than one category, mark all categories on application and include a set of images for each category. Only one jury fee is required for applying in multiple categories. Artists may not apply twice in the same category.

 


Rules/Regulations

ARTIST RULES

1. Artists MUST be present all three days of the Festival. No commercial dealers or agents are permitted to represent the artist. The Festival reserves the right to close down or remove any booth in which the artist is not present. Failure to follow this rule makes artists ineligible for awards and admissions to future shows.

2. Accepted artists may not exhibit in other Festivals during the dates of the Magic City Art Connection

3. All artists are required to check in at the Artist Check-In on Thursday, April 26 and no later than 9am Friday morning.

4.Items not framed (watercolors, drawings, graphics, photographs) must be displayed in a portfolio bin or hung using an artistic display alternative. Browse bins may occupy only minimal space and must be aesthetically pleasing and may not obstruct patron flow.

5. All work must be the artist’s original work, no representations, and all artwork must be available for sale.

6. Artists may exhibit artwork only in the category in which he/she was accepted.

7. No artwork from molds, kits, or other commercial methods is allowed. Ready-made objects (i.e., clothing, furniture) which have been embellished, painted, decorated, dyed, or batiked will not be accepted.

8. All two-dimensional work must be framed, matted or stretched.

9. All developing and printing of photographs must be done by the artist or under the direct supervision of the artist.

10. No posters, postcards, or personal merchandise can be sold at the Festival.

11. 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 proof of an emergency is presented.

12. Artists who sell their entire body of work must remain with their booths for the duration of the show.

13. All Artists are responsible for collecting and paying State of Alabama 10% sales tax

14. Photographers and Digital artists may only sell signed and numbered works of limited editions of 250 or less.

15. Tent weights are required. All Artist tents must be weighted with a minimum of 30-40 pounds per leg. NO STAKES ALLOWED AS THEY MAY PIERCE SPRINKLER SYSTEM IN PARK.

16. A site qualifying committee will examine each booth and may question artists about the authenticity of artists’ work to ensure that all work is original and made by the artist present, and that the rules and conditions of the Festival are adhered to by each participating artist.

 

Any breach of the rules forfeits all rights of the artist, and will result in immediate removal from the show without a refund.

 

REPRODUCTION POLICY

If a work of art already exists (as a painting, watercolor, drawing, photograph, etc.) and is copied by digital or photographic means and printed on an offset press, serigraph press or through a computer by means of an inkjet or electrostatic printer, this would be a reproduction. This includes Giclees. Commercial reproductions of the artist’s original work ARE acceptable ONLY if displayed in a portfolio or bin and clearly labeled, “Reproduction, not a limited edition print.” Any reproductions may not exceed 25% of the work offered for sale. The Selection Committee reserves the right to review and approve all works to be exhibited.

 

RAIN OR SHINE

The Festival does not close during intermittent rain, unless the weather pattern suggests severe weather. Come prepared for rain or shine.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Deadline
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Jury Dates
September 19-26, 2018
Artists Notified by Jury
First Week in October, 2018

Accept Invitation & Booth Purchase Deadline
November 30, 2018



Cancellations – Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the MCAC office.
90% refund if cancellation received by December 1, 2018
50% refund if cancellation between Dec. 2 & March 1, 2018
No refunds will be issued after March 1.

 

FEES- ***fees paid after November 30, 2018 will need to be processed by phone or mailed check to the MCAC office. Fees not paid by January 11, 2019 will result in loss of placement at festival.
We are always happy to work out a payment plan for artists. Email Lucy to set-up a payment plan.
ArtistCorodinator@FindArtBirmingham.com

 

Single Artist- $295

Premium Fountain Walk Booth, located in a central location - $495 (Limited Availability)

Corner Booth- $425 ( Limited availability)

Double Booth- $600 (Limited availability)

Low Rate, Single Artist Booth- $195+15% (lower single-booth rate with an agreement to pay-out the festival 15% of sales at close of show)
 

Pay by Card:
205-595-6306

 

Make Checks payable to:
Magic City Art Connection
1128 Glen View Road, Birmingham, Al 35222., 205-595-6306. Applications will not be processed until application fee is received. Application Fee will be deposited upon receipt and is non-refundable.

 

SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

Collaborating Artists

Collaborating artists is defined as a group of two (2) artists that work together on any one piece of art. If two artists collaborate, it is regarded as one joint entry. If accepted, they may exhibit only that work which is a collaboration.

Multiple Categories

If an artist wishes to apply in more than one category, mark all categories on application and include a set of images for each category. Only one jury fee is required for applying in multiple categories. Artists may not apply twice in the same category.

 

FEE EXEMPTIONS

Previous year award winners are jury exempt - $25 application fee waived. Please email Lucy at ArtistCoordinator@FindArtBirmingham.com for the exemption code.

 

AWARDS PROGRAM

Multiple Juried and Collector Awards presented.

 


Booth Information

BOOTH INFO
Outdoor Booth Spaces - 200 Limit

Single, Fountain, or Corner: 12’x12’

Double: 22’ x 12’

Limited Double, Corner, and Fountain Booths are available.  No guarantees.

 

BOOTH FEES- select only one. Fees Due: Nov. 30, 2018

Single Artist- $295

Premium Fountain Walk Booth, located on central entrance plaza- $495  (Limited availability)

Corner Booth- $425 ( Limited availability)

Double Booth- $600 (Limited availability)

Low Rate, Single Artist- $195+15% (lower single-booth rate with an agreement to pay-out the festival 15% of sales at close of show)

 

​FEES Paid after November 30, 2018 will need to be processed by phone or mailed check to the MCAC office. Fees not paid by January 11, 2019 will result in loss of placement at festival.
We are always happy to work out a payment plan for artists. Email Lucy to set-up a payment plan.
ArtistCorodinator@FindArtBirmingham.com


Pay by Card:
205-595-6306

 

Make Checks payable to:
Magic City Art Connection
1128 Glen View Road, Birmingham, Al 35222., 205-595-6306.

 

SALES & TAXES

Each artist is responsible for own sales tax. Transactions must include 10% sales tax. Business License not requred. MCAC requires artists to turn in sales tax by separate checks in provided envelopes during Sunday Check Out. Artists without checks pay taxes w/ credit card and are charged a 3% fee on amount owed.

4% City of Birmingham

4% State of AL

2% Jefferson County

 

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

Cancellations – Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the MCAC office.
90% refund if cancellation received by December 1, 2018
50% refund if cancellation between Dec. 2 & March 1, 2018
No refunds will be issued after March 1
ArtistCoordinator@FindArtBirmingham.com

 

RENTALS (Optional)  all rentals are set-up by site staff prior to your arrival.

Tent Rental Fee $275, includes one 10’ x 10’ tent with wrap-around non-translucent sides.

Table & Chair Rental $25, includes 6ft table and 2 chairs

 
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