Event Information

Laumeier Sculpture Park 2019 Annual Art Fair

Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri (Midwest)

Phone: 314-615-5284
Event Dates: 5/10/19 - 5/12/19
Application Deadline: 1/21/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Laumeier Jury Fee - Late Application Period): $55.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
More than 15,000 patrons attend this annual three-day event on Mother’s Day weekend, featuring local food vendors, live music and 150 juried artists from across the country exhibiting work in ten media categories: ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood.
Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country. Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. Laumeier presents 60+ works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park located in St. Louis County. Free and open daily, Laumeier serves 300,000 visitors of all ages each year through sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events.


General Information
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127

Friday, May 10, 2019; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2019; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2019; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All artists ages 18 and up who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution are eligible to apply. Artists may apply in more than one category; however, a separate application and jury fee must be submitted for each category. Artists may not apply more than once in the same category. Total event participation is limited to 150 artists.
5 (booth shot required) 
  • Early Bird Application Period / September 1 – October 1, 2018 / $35
  • Regular Application Period / October 2, 2018 – January 1, 2019 / $45
  • Late Application Period / January 2 – January 14, 2019 / $55
Laumeier Sculpture Park uses ZAPP for its Annual Art Fair digital application process.
Judges award a total of $5,000 in cash and prizes to those artists achieving excellence, regardless of media category.
  • All sales proceeds
  • Average $6,500 in sales (based on past participating artist surveys)
  • On-site Artist Hospitality Tent and Artist Relations team during ALL hours of the Art Fair
  • Booth sitters available during ALL hours of the Art Fair
  • Continental breakfast provided (Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 a.m.)
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • Indoor public restrooms available
  • Electricity included
  • Event widely advertised in the greater St. Louis region
  • Listing in printed event program (7,500 printed and distributed)
  • Listing on Laumeier’s website
  • Potential on-site media opportunities
  • Early set-up available (Thursday, May 9 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Discounted rates at nearby hotels
  • Patron art pick-up services
Ceramics, Fiber/Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography/Digital, Printmaking/Drawing, Sculpture, Wood
Artists are juried by a panel of respected fine art and craft professionals, selected by Laumeier Sculpture Park from local and regional museums, universities and galleries. All applicants are juried anonymously. Each applicant's images are viewed individually in order from 1 to 5, viewing the booth image last. After viewing the individual images, jurors view all five images on their monitor while scoring the applications from 1 (low) to 10 (high). All scores are combined and averaged, and the top 33% of applications move onto the second round. The second-round scores are tabulated to select the top applicants in each category for invitation to participate. Consideration to balance of media categories is given to select the number of artists in each category.
Scoring is based on originality, creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship and presentation. ZAPP uses sRGB color space. All monitors will be correctly set to ensure color, contrast and value of images for jury. The process and dimensions will be displayed on the jurors' monitor when selected. The description of materials and techniques will be displayed on the jurors' monitor when scoring. A waitlist of alternates in each category will be created from the scores immediately following the invited applicants. Waitlisted artists will be contacted beginning Thursday, March 18, through Friday, May 10. Decisions of the jury panel are final. No jury comments are available for feedback.

September 1, 2018                 Early Bird Application Period Begins ($35 Jury Fee)
October 1, 2018                      Early Bird Application Period Ends
October 2, 2018                      Regular Application Period Begins ($45 Jury Fee)
January 1, 2019                      Regular Application Period Ends
January 2, 2019                      Late Application Period Begins ($55 Jury Fee)
January 14, 2019                    Late Application Period Ends
Jan. 22–Feb. 4, 2019              Jury Process
February 11-15, 2019              Jury Notifications Sent (via ZAPP email)
March 15, 2019                       Confirmation + Booth Fees Due
March 18, 2019                       Waitlist Invitations Begin
March 29, 2019                       Booth Fee Refunds End (less $30 Administrative Fee)
Late April 2019                       Booth Assignments and Set-Up Information Sent (via email)
Thursday, May 9, 2019           Early Set-Up, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 2019              Set-Up, 8:00 a.m.
                                                Fair Open, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2019          Fair Open, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2019            Fair Open, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
                                                Break-Down, 6:00 p.m.

Laumeier Sculpture Park reserves the right to enforce these restrictions at the time of the Art Fair and will require removal of any work in violation of the policy. If this is deemed necessary, the booth fee will NOT be returned.
  • All work must be handmade originals in all media. Work done by a production studio is NOT acceptable. No work will be exhibited which has been made with the use of commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, stencils or prefabricated forms.
  • Only original prints are permitted; all original prints must be properly signed and numbered. Photographers must print their own photographs, or be involved in and supervise the printing process. Photographs printed on stretched canvas must be individually labeled "photograph on canvas."
  • All flat, hanging work must be suitably framed (if applicable). Portfolios are permitted for matted work.
  • Artists must be present with and exhibit their work during ALL hours of the Art Fair. Identification will be checked.
  • Laumeier reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work that is not consistent with the submitted images and rules listed above. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the Art Fair with NO refund.
  • Artists may NOT bring pets or sound equipment to the Art Fair.
If you must cancel your participation, please inform us as soon as possible so an artist from the waitlist may be notified.  Booth fees will be refunded (less $30 Administrative Fee) to artists canceling on or before March 31, 2019.  Notice of cancellation must be received in writing to events@laumeier.org, no phone calls please. Cancellations after March 31, 2019 will not receive a refund. Artists who do not check-in by 2pm on Friday, May 10 will forfeit their booth.

Booth Information

Artists may choose between an open booth for $350 and a tented booth for $500. All exhibit spaces measure 10 x 10 feet. Due to space limitations, double booths are not available. Artists must provide all display materials, backdrops, scaffolding, tables and chairs. Open and tented corner booths are available for an additional $100 fee on a first-come, first-served basis. Corner booths imply two open walls (not necessarily on the corner of the fair set-up).

Open Booth- $350
Open Corner- $450
Tented Booth- $500
Tented Corner- $600
Artists must provide their own white tent/canopy. All booth spaces are located on the grass; completely flat ground not guaranteed.
There are a limited number of tented booths available on a first-booth-payment basis. Tented booths are located under large (80 x 100 feet) white tents, with ample room for a standard 10 x 10 feet canopy underneath. Three (3) feet of shared storage space is available behind each booth. No side walls are provided. All booth spaces are located on the grass; completely flat ground not guaranteed.
An electrical hook-up is provided for all open and tented booths, with 300 watts being the maximum power available (the equivalent of three 100-watt bulbs). Artists must supply their own lights and 12-gauge (or thicker) heavy-duty (outdoor-rated) electrical cords (up to 50 feet recommended). Laumeier reserves the right to limit the amount of electrical equipment used by each artist in order to assure the availability of electricity for all participants. Note that the opening evening of the event runs past sunset; Laumeier provides lighting for the safety of patrons, but artists are encouraged to light their individual displays. Electricity for booths will be available beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Artist parking is located at the Mercy Office Complex at the corner of Geyer and Rott Roads, adjacent to the Park's Main Entrance (within walking distance). Artists should park at the back of the parking lot, in the designated Artist Parking area, with an Artist Parking Pass visible in the vehicle window at all times. Artist Parking is not available during Artist Set-Up times. Artist Parking will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019. No shuttle provided. No overnight parking.
On-site ADA-accessible parking is available for those with the appropriate plates or placards. Please contact Laumeier if any additional accommodations are needed.
Artists receive all proceeds from Art Fair sales. Artists are responsible for filing Form 2643S Missouri Special Events Application with the Missouri Department of Revenue, and for collecting and filing Missouri sales tax. In addition, the City of Sunset Hills requires a business license for participation ($25 fee in 2018).
Artists should not ship their work to Laumeier Sculpture Park in advance of their arrival. Laumeier does not have the capacity to store work safely. Artists must bring their work with them or ship it to their hotel.