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Wesleyan Artist Market 2019 - Wesleyan Student Artists ONLY

Location:
Wesleyan School
Peachtree Corners, Georgia (South)

Event Dates: 4/25/19 - 4/27/19
Application Deadline: 12/1/18 Midnight EST
46 day(s) and 12 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Student Application Fee): $0.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary

Founded in 1998, the 21st annual Wesleyan Artist Market will be held on April 25 through April 27, 2019.  The Market is a hallmark event at our school, drawing thousands of guests including school families, alumni, and community members from the surrounding area.  More than 95 professional artists will be selected to participate in this event, in addition to more than 20 Wesleyan student artists.  We are thrilled to showcase both established professional and emerging student artists in our bustling market setting.
 
The Mission of the Student Artist program is to celebrate the talent, inspiration and energy of our current Wesleyan student artists.  We hope to provide emerging student artists with the opportunity to participate in a professional setting. They will experience the process of entering their work for submission, preparing their work (if chosen), marketing and displaying their work for sale, and engaging with patrons.  Through this process, students will gain understanding and appreciation for the art industry and for community.
 
With this great opportunity, comes responsibility.  Students should fully understand and appreciate that it is both an honor and a privilege to be selected to participate along side our professional artist guests.  Like all members of the Wesleyan family, students are there to support the overall mission of the Artist Market and the well being of our professional artists while they are on our campus....


General Information
We are excited to announce that our Student Artists (or their booth sitter/"guest") will have access to the Artist Hospitality suite in the Concession area of the Market.  

To preview our Wesleyan Artist Market Video, please click on the link below:

https://vimeo.com/179563542

 

Rules/Regulations

All current Wesleyan students (5th-12th) are welcome to apply to the Artist Market.  Applications are due by December 1, 2019.  Notifications to accepted artists will be announced no later than December 15, 2019.  Students, we ask that you take your submission and your acceptance to the Market with great responsiblity.  Please make sure to clear your Spring calendars April 25th-27th so that you are able to participate per your commitment.  Please note:  It is required that students (or a parent of the student) be in the booth at all times during the open Market hours. 

Pictures of samples of art work (total of 5 pieces) must be submitted on the application.  The pictures must be of work YOU created.  Submissions will be reviewed by the Artist Selection Committee.  Students will be contacted if there are questions or if additional information or explanation is required.  Please note: The application will only be considered by the jury once the online application has been completed, and five (5) samples brought to the Fine Arts Office by December 2, 2018. 

All works on display and for sale must be the artist's original or handmade design.  This is an original works Artist Market.  The work for sale must be produced by the participating artist(s).  No reproductions of any kind are acceptable for display, sale or promotion.  The art submitted upon application to the show must be consistent with the work the artist is exhibiting at the show. 

We are looking for quality student work (time and energy are clearly indicated) in diverse media with an original  viewpoint and personal  expression.  We are looking for a wide range of works amongst our individual student artists. 

Only one artist may display per booth unless the artwork displayed is the collaboration of two artists reflected on the artists original application. 

All work shown must be for sale.

Any custom orders taken at the Market must be paid for during the Market.

Artist or artist representative must stay for the entire show and not break down early.  This includes Market hours during school on Friday (9am-3pm).  

The Market reserves the right to use submitted images as well as photos taken during the Market for publicity purposes before, during and after the event.  

For Application purposes, we are currently accepting art work in the following categories:
  • Acrylic
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Folk Art
  • Food
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Metal
  • Mixed Media
  • Oil Painting
  • Other/Not Defined
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Soaps/Scrubs/Candles
  • Textiles
  • Watercolor
  • Whimsical
  • Wood


Booth Information

General Booth Information:
  • Student Artists will have a choice of two black metal grid wall sections (2' x 8' each) OR a 2' x 4' table and white tablecloth.
  • Student Artists may not bring their own booth.

Wesleyan Artist Market supplies all Student Artists:
  • One folding chair
  • Twenty hanging clips (for grid wall only) 
  • One 8" x 10" sign with Student's name/business name
  • Access to electricity (limited: and by request only)

Additional Booth/Table information:
  • You may bring your own chair, small accessory table, and shelving to assist in your booth display.  
  • All Student Artist spaces are assigned in advance of the Market.  
  • Student booth/table space is defined and the space around the booths/tables is limited. We can only have 2 artists present at any time.  Our Facilities Director will be on site to ensure our set-up is fire-code compliant.  Due to this fact, specific booth/table location requests cannot be accommodated.  
  • The Market reserves the right to ask any artist to move their art work out of an aisle/shared space, as aisles need to remain open.
  • Any additional signage (other than signage provided by Market) must be approved by Wesleyan Artist Market Co-Chairs prior to opening day of Market.
  • Decorations for the table or grid wall are also encouraged.  You may use fabric, burlap or paper to enhance your booth or table. 
  • Move In Times will be on Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25.  Students will not be allowed to set up during school hours.  Parents may assist during the day on Wednesday and Thursday, but students only after 3pm.  Booths must be completed by 5 pm on Thursday to be ready for Opening Night at 6pm.

DATES, DEADLINES AND FEES:

2019 Show Dates:

Thursday, April 25, 2019:   6 pm to 9 pm: VIP Sponsor Preview Event: 6 pm- 7 pm, open to the public from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Friday, April 26, 2019:      11 am to 7:30 pm 

Saturday, April 27, 2019:   10 am to 4 pm / Artist Move-Out 4pm to 6pm

Application Fee; $0 

Booth Fee:  Waived with coupon code "Student2019"

Important Student Artist Applicant Dates:

Student Application Opens:  September 1, 2018
Student Application Deadline:  December 1, 2018
Student Food Applicant Samples to Fine Arts Office: 8 AM on December 2, 2018 (please bring enough for 5 jurors to sample)
Jury process begins:  December 3, 2018
Students Notified of Acceptance:  No later than December 9, 2018

Thank you in advance for applying only through ZAPPLICATION.  If technical issues arise with ZAPP while trying to apply, please contact ZAPP directly at contactzapp@westaf.org, or 303.629.1166. (MST)  Should you still have questions, please contact us at info@wesleyanartistmarket.org.   

Additional Fees:  25% of total sales will be retained by the Wesleyan Arts Alliance.  All proceeds directly benefit the Fine Arts Program at Wesleyan School.
  
  

FAQ's

  • Do I have to apply through ZAPPLICATION? 
​Yes.  The Wesleyan Artist Market (WAM) moved to an on-line application process in 2015 in an effort to streamline, standardize and simplify the application and jurying process. 
  • Once I have uploaded my application via ZAPPLICATION, does that mean I have completed everything required for the Wesleyan Artist Market?
No.  For students, we require five (5) samples of your art work for jurors to view.  These must be left in the Fine Arts office along with the Sample Submission Form which needs to be signed by your parents.  Their signature acknowledges your participation in the event.  Once you apply, the SSF will be emailed to you to print, sign and drop off with your samples.  This all needs to be completed by the deadline date of December 1, 2017.   
  • But I've applied via mail/drop off in the past? ​​
Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications outside of ZAPPLICATION.  Applications received through the mail or dropped off at school require special handling and can be easily overlooked and lost in the shuffle.  We do not want that to happen to any of our applying artists.  Thank you in advance for applying only through ZAPPLICATION.  If technical issues arise with ZAPP while trying to apply, please contact ZAPP directly at contactzapp@westaf.org, or 303.629.1166. (MST)  Should you still have questions, please contact us at info@wesleyanartistmarket.org.   
  • SInce I have applied in the past via ZAPP, is it okay for me to submit the same pictures I used last year or in previous years?  
We ask that you provide new and updated photos, reflecting your most current work and style.  For jurying and promotional purposes, this is the best way to determine what you will be selling at our Market.  Your photos should be representative of the work you are producing now and plan on bringing to our event.  
  • May I apply for a booth with another artist?
​Only individual artists or two-person collaborative artists are permitted to submit an application and share a booth.  Artists presenting separate works (non-collaborative) may not submit an appliation together or share a booth.  
  • My photo's will not upload.  What do I do?
We have a team dedicated to the artist application process.  Please contact ZAPP directly at the Help Center at contactzapp@westaf.org, or 303.629.1166 (MST) with any technical issues as it relates to photos.  If you are unable to reach a resolution, please contact us at info@wesleyanartistmarket.org (applications) with any inquiries.  We will get back with you as quickly as possible.   We are working closely with ZAPP to make sure the process goes even more smoothly for 2018 applications.  
  • May I submit photos taken from my cell phone?  
Please submit five (5) high-resolution photos, including one booth shot (use of a DSLR camera is recommended for the hightest photo quality).  As a last resort, iPhone 6 or 6+ images typically will upload successfully. 
  • What happens if I miss the deadline for applications?  
All late applying artists will be added to our wait pool for consideration should a spot become available.  Selected wait pool artists can be contacted up until one day prior to the event date.  
  • What if I cannot participate in the Market after I have been confirmed?
We always regret losing an exhibiting artist but understand if there are mitigating circumstances.  Please let us know as timely as possible if you know you cannot participate in April. 
 
  • If I am a student food artist, should I apply through ZAPPLICATION? ​
If you are a current Wesleyan student interested in participating in the Wesleyan Artist Market and have a food item you would like to sell, please apply online.  We do not allow any outside food sales inside our Market, aside from our own current Wesleyan student bakers, due to food licensing restrictions.  After completing your application, on the deadline date (December 1, 2017), please submit samples of your food items for jurors. (enough for 5 jurors) 
 
SHOW CONTACT:
Wesleyan Artist Market Team
info@wesleyanartistmarket.org
www.wesleyanartistmarket.org
 
 


 
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