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Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair 2019

Location:
State Street District
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Midwest)

Event Dates: 7/18/19 - 7/21/19
Application Deadline: 2/22/19 Midnight EST
129 day(s) and 13 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $50.00

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Event Summary
The Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair is an award winning art fair that, along with three other art fairs, transform Ann Arbor Michigan into one of the most admired and largest arts and craft fair destinations in the country. For more than 50 years, 400,000 fair goers have descended upon the streets of Ann Arbor for four days every July. A juried fair, the Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair distinguishes itself by showcasing an eclectic mix of the finest art by talented artists alongside its hand-crafted market place and local businesses amid the beautiful skyline of Ann Arbor’s historic theater district. With its emerging artists section, the Fair continually looks at developing the artists and talent for the next 50 years as it continues to provide the Midwest with the best art event.

General Information

Fair Dates: July 18, 2019 through July 21, 2019
 

Application Deadline: All applications are due no later than February 22, 2019
Application Fee: $50.00
Notification of Results will be made March 11, 2019

Marketing

The State Street District Art Fair works jointly with the other three art fairs to market the Ann Arbor Art Fair (as it is known to/recognized by the public). The power of the collective gives a large amount of area marketing for the event. Marketing pieces include:
  • The Ann Arbor Art Fair Official Event Guide: lists each artist by media, booth and alphabetically with ad space available for purchase by artists
  • Feature opportunities on the State Street District Facebook page as well as the Ann Arbor Art Fair Facebook page and other social media platforms
  • Listing on the StateStreetDistrict.org website
  • Additional website listing on TheAnnArborArtFair.com website
Categories
  • Jewelry
  • 2D Mixed Media
  • 3D Mixed Media
  • Sculpture
  • Wood
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Paint/Draw/Print
  • Photography
  • FiberMetal
  • Leather
Fine Art Awards
  • Best in Show - $1,000
  • 2nd Place - $750
  • 3rd Place - - $500
  • 5 Best in Category - $150 each
  • Best Emerging Artist Award for $500


Rules/Regulations


Applications

  • Submit 5 images (four of your work, one of your booth is required)  
  • Applications submitted without a booth image will be returned to await the booth image.
Onsite Exhibiting
  • All artwork exhibited must be original work, created by the Artist.
  • Only work representative of the artists’ slides are permitted. If exhibited works differ significantly from the images submitted, the artist may be asked to leave and forfeit fees.
  • Artists must represent their own work and be present the entire four days of the Fair. No agents allowed.  A two-person partnership producing a single product May qualify as a single exhibitor.
  • Artists may not exhibit in any of the other fairs in Ann Arbor that take place at the same time as the State Street Art Fair.
  • Artists may jury in more than one category, but not with the same body of work. Only one application may be submitted per body of work with a jury fee for each category. Artist must use the same name for both applications.
  • Artists whose work is selected in multiple categories will exhibit in one booth space.
2-D Artists
  • All paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, digital art and photographs must be framed or matted and displayed in a suitable portfolio or stand.
  • Each 2­D artist is allowed one bin of no more than 250 reproductions inside their booth of reproductions during the show. All reproductions must be signed, matted and numbered by the Artist.
  • For printmakers, if you handcraft the plates, stone or screen, the printed result is considered an original multiple, to be properly registered, signed, and numbered.
  • Editions of a single work must not exceed 250, and must be signed and numbered by the Artist.  All photographs and digital artwork must be signed and numbered by the Artist in a limited edition, not to exceed 250.
  • The State Street District Fair prohibits the exhibition or sale of any commercial reproductions of paintings, drawings, prints, digital art, photographs or any other fine art media (including offset reproductions which have been hand colored).
Ceramics
  • Ceramics must be handmade and individually designed by the Artist. No works made from commercial kits, molds, patterns, stencils or prefabricated forms are allowed.
  • Functional ceramics are considered a “fine craft,” therefore multiples of essentially the same item such as bowls, cups, plates and tiles may be exhibited.
Jewelers
  • Jewelers shall not use any commercially fabricated forms or settings.
  • Only artists accepted in the Jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.
Leatherworks
  • Leatherworks shall not be crafted using machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production.
Emerging Artist Program
  • This program is designed specifically for artists who have only exhibited in 1­3 shows previously before applying to the State Street Art Fair.
  • Artists may apply as either an emerging or established artist, but they may not apply for both.
  • Emerging artists should include a 300 word artist statement about their work and starting in the industry. 
  • The application procedure and fees are the same as the regular show, however, upon acceptance a booth fee reduction will be given.
  • Artists accepted as an Emerging Artist will be placed in a designated area of the fair as determined by the State Street Art Fair.
  • Emerging artists are encouraged to seek the advice of veteran art fair artists on booth displays, pricing, signage, transactions etc.
  • Emerging artists may bring their own 10’x10’ canopy tent and weights for this program or for a fee, one will be provided.
  • Emerging Artists will receive a 10’ x 10’ space at a discounted rate. Basic 10x10 Booth Fee of $400.
Prohibited and Not Eligible Work or Items for the Fine Art or Hand-crafted Market Place
  • The State Street Art Fair prohibits the exhibition or sale of any commercial reproductions of paintings, drawings, prints, digital art, photographs or any other fine art media (including offset reproductions which have been hand colored).
  • No commercial reproductions or embellished commercial products are allowed.
  • Works which are mass-produced or manufactured.
  • Art or items works made from molds, kits or other commercial methods.
  • Taxidermy.
  • Paintings on velvet.
  • Manufactured or kit jewelry.
  • Candles, scents or oils.

On Site Registration

Picture ID is required for registration and must be presented upon the request of Fair Staff at any time during the fair.

Attendance

Any artist leaving prior to the end of the show will be unable to exhibit for two years.


Compliance and Lawfulness

  • Artists shall abide by all local ordinances, regulations and rules. Including but not limited to No Firearms within the Fair boundary, no open flames in tents, etc.
  • All exhibiting artists are expected to maintain a high level of professionalism. The SSAF reserves the right to remove the vendor if regulations stated in this prospectus and otherwise made contractually are not adhered to or whose conduct and merchandise is unacceptable.
  • Artist violating the rules of this fair may be asked to leave and will become ineligible for readmission to future events. Waitlist Artists ­ In the event space does become available, artists will be notified and all fees will be due immediately.
  • Artists are not permitted to relocate space during the event. Any relocation of assigned booth location will be at the discretion of the State Street District.
  • Submitting this application is a commitment to the State Street District Art Fair rules.
  • Any additional Rules/Regulations for on­site exhibition and jurying will be provided on­site at registration.


Booth Information

Booths

All booth material, tarps, and other coverings shall be fire retardant or resistant. All roofs, walls, panels, coverings and tents shall be fire retardant or resistant. A manufacturer tag or paperwork certifying that all materials are fire retardant or resistance must be available on site.

Booth Information

  • Artists must supply their own booth structures with weights, or rent one for the 5 days through the State Street Art Fair.
  • Weights are mandatory throughout the fair and the responsibility of the artist.
  • E­ZUp canopies will no longer permitted on portions of Maynard and William.


Location Requests

  • Artists may request amenities and booth space locations during the application process. Though we cannot guarantee that all artists will receive their booth location choice, we make every effort to place the artist in the general location that is requested.
  • Fees must be paid before locations are assigned. Once accepted into the fair, the sooner your fee is paid the better chance you have of securing your preferred location.
  • Re-invited artists are priority placed. If you are a returning artist, please follow the instructions in the invitation email to request your booth location.


Compliance and Lawfulness

  • Artists shall abide by all local ordinances, regulations and rules. Including but not limited to No Firearms within the Fair boundary, no open flames in tents, etc.
  • All exhibiting artists are expected to maintain a high level of professionalism. The SSAF reserves the right to remove the vendor if regulations stated in this prospectus and otherwise made contractually are not adhered to or whose conduct and merchandise is unacceptable.
  • Artist violating the rules of this fair may be asked to leave and will become ineligible for readmission to future events. Waitlist Artists ­ In the event space does become available, artists will be notified and all fees will be due immediately.
  • Artists are not permitted to relocate space during the event. Any relocation of assigned booth location will be at the discretion of the State Street District.
  • Submitting this application is a commitment to the State Street District Art Fair rules.
  • Any additional Rules/Regulations for on­site exhibition and jurying will be provided on­site at registration.
Fees, payments and refunds

Basic Booth Fee
  • $675 Basic 10x10 in­line booth
Add­on Fees and Amenities
  • Add-on Fees and amenities above the $675 base price will be billed directly by the State Street District upon booth assignment.
  • $150 Add-on Fee for 10x10 booth on North University Parkside.
  • $50 Electric ­ (limited availability, we will do our best to assign you a booth with electric if you request one)
  • $70 Corner Booth (the booth will have 2 ­sides available for presentation to the public
  • $185 Carport w/ electric (limited availability)
Refunds
  • Cancellations with refund, less $100 administration fee, will be honored until May 15th.
  • Refunds are issued by check and will be mailed to the artist's address provided in ZAPP.
  • All cancellations/refund requests must be made via email with a brief explanation for cancellation.
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