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Art & Apples Festival 2019 (Rochester, MI) September 6, 7 & 8 2019

Location:
United States
Rochester, Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: 248-651-4110
Event Dates: 9/6/19 - 9/8/19
Application Deadline: 3/30/19 Midnight EST
165 day(s) and 12 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
  • The Art & Apples Festival® is a program of, and fundraiser for, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA). Paint Creek Center for the Arts is a non-profit regional art center located in Rochester,  Michigan established in 1982. Dedicated to creating a passion for art, PCCA enhances life in the region by promoting, encouraging, and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts. This includes art classes and workshops, art exhibitions, outreach programs, and an Art Market.
  • The Art & Apples Festival® is a juried fine art festival, featuring top quality, national exhibitors, with an estimated attendance of more than 100,000.
  • The Art & Apples Festival® was named by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the Top 10 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country in 2018.
  • The Festival is held annually the weekend following Labor Day in Rochester’s scenic 30-acre Municipal Park.
Now in it's 54th year, the Art & Apples Festival® returns to transform the scenic 30-acre Rochester Municipal Park into one of the nations top fine art fairs with three days of food, music, and the artwork of 250 top-quality fine art exhibitors.

General Information
Application Fee:
$35.00 for applications received on or before 3/15/2019.
An additional application fee of $15 will be applied to artists who submit their application after 3/15/2019.

These fees are non-refundable. Applicants can apply for up to two (2) categories, but will only be accepted for one (1) category, and only work in the accepted category may be shown during the festival. Artists who violate this acceptance may risk their consideration for future years of Art & Apples Festivals®.

Artist Amenities:
  • 24-Hour Security.
  • Booth sitting during festival hours.
  • Free Artist reception with dinner and drinks on Thursday, September 5.
  • Hospitality Tent with free snacks and refreshments all weekend.
  • Snack delivery by volunteers during festival hours.
  • Featured Artist tents in both sections.
  • Extensive marketing and public relations.
  • Ability to drive into park and unload/restock/load up next to booth space.
  • Free parking within walking distance to park.
  • Discounted lodging rates with partner hotel(s).
  • Complimentary shuttle service to all artists (Saturday and Sunday only).

Jury for Acceptance:

The 2019 Art & Apples Festival® will be comprised of approximately 250 artists.  A total of 50 artists will be re-invited based on their high scores from the on-site jury at the 2018 Art & Apples Festival®. Approximately 200 artists will be invited from the ZAPPlication jury process in April 15, 2019.  An additional group of artists in each category will be selected for the waitlist, and may be called for participation up to the first day of the event.

Jury process: 
  • Jurying is anonymous! You MUST remove any words or images that may allow jurors to identify yourself as the artist. This includes artist name, company name and signatures, banners in booth displays, watermarks on submitted images and information in artist statements.
  • Applicants are judged by five guest jurors including the Art & Apples Festival® Jurying Committee Chairperson. Jurors are selected for their experience and expertise in a specific media and understanding of other media. A diversity of backgrounds and skills is sought, including artists and educators, collectors, and gallery owners.
  • Artists are juried by category, with appearance displayed randomly by ZAPP ID number.
  • Scoring is 1 (low) to 7 (high), based on originality, creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship, and production methodology.
  • Jury scores are combined and averaged.
Jurying proceeds as follows: 

1. Preview: all images from an applicant being juried are briefly viewed as a whole.
2. Initial scoring: Each medium is scored independently. The artist’s jury statement is read prior to their images being displayed one by one for judging. A score is then awarded after all images have been viewed the statement read.
3. Scores: The final scores are tallied and highest scoring artists selected for acceptance. The waitlist is created based on jury scores.No artist is guaranteed acceptance into the Art & Apples Festival.

Artists will be notified by email on Monday, April 15, 2019. 

Jury Exempt Artists:

Artists who were awarded Jury Exempt status were previously notified via email in late September of 2018, and were provided a code that waived their jury application fee. ​If you are an artist who participated in the 2018 Art & Apples Festival but did not receive such an email, you are not considered Jury Exempt for the 2019 Art & Apples Festival and must pay the $35 application fee. Jury exempt artists who fail to use their code and waive the application fee risk being included in the general artist pool for re-jury!

Jury Exempt artists must submit their application and booth payment here on Zapplication to be considered as participating in the 2019 Art & Apples Festival. Applications and booth payments will only be accepted digitally via Zapp, and should not be submitted by any other means. Jury Exempt applications are due March 15, 2019 and payments for booths are due no later than 4PM on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Artists who fail to submit their application and purchase their booths by this time may not be considered for the 2019 Art & Apples Festival. Booth requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis only.

Awards:

During the 2019 Art & Apples Festival®, each artist’s work will be evaluated by an on-site jury. The top scoring artists will receive cash prizes based on design, execution, and aesthetic appeal of the work, as well as booth presentation.  Up to one third of the highest scoring artists will be invited to participate in the 2020 Art & Apples Festival® as Jury Exempt Artists.
 
Prizes:
1 Best in Show Award:
 $1,500 
5 Awards of Excellence:
 $500 each

Category/Medium Descriptions:
Paint Creek Center for the Arts reserves the right to re-categorize an artist's submission. Every attempt will be made to notify the artist if this is done. All artwork submitted must be original to and hand-crafted by the applying artist. 

2D Mixed Media: Two-dimensional work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.

3D Mixed Media: Three-dimensional work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.

Clay (functional): Original clay and porcelain work, functional.

Clay (non-functional): Original clay and porcelain work, sculptural.

Digital Art: This category includes original work created by using computer programs to significantly manipulate or alter source material(s) such as scans or digital files.

Drawing: Work created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, etc. or from a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen/brush.

Fibers (non-wearable): Work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced or mass production items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, are permitted.

Fibers (wearable): Work crafted from fibers including embroidery, weaving, knitting, sewing, and wearable art. No machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced or mass produced items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, are permitted.

Glass:  Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding or casting, as well as all cold working processes are permitted.

Jewelry (metal): Jewelry hand crafted strictly from metals. No production studio work is allowed. Only those artists who jury and are accepted in the jewelry category may sell jewelry.

Jewelry (non-metal): Jewelry hand crafted from semi-precious stones, clay, polymer clay, glass, fiber, paper, pebbles, glass, wood, lab created gems, found objects, etc. No production studio work is allowed. Only those artists who jury and are accepted in the jewelry category may sell jewelry.

Leather: Works made from real leather.  No factory produced or mass produced items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, are permitted.
 
Metalsmithing: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal. No jewelry will be accepted in this category.
 
Painting:  Acrylic, oil, gouache, and watercolor paintings are accepted in this medium.

Photography: Original images created/taken by the artist, both from film and original digital formats are included in this category. They must be printed by the artist or under the artist's direct supervision. Photo collage and painting on photographs, which are traditional photographic processes, need to be in this category. If a photographer copies hand painted photographs, the photographs will need to properly signed and numbered as a limited edition of no more than 250. Whether the work is produced in a traditional wet darkroom or via digital processes, only "traditional" correction methods may be utilized. Work produced over and above traditional methods should apply in the Digital category. Please call should you have any questions as to which category is appropriate for your work. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes. Work must be signed, using only archival quality materials. In all cases, the work must be produced by the exhibiting artist, and by no one else.

Printmaking: Printed original works which are hand manipulated by using etching, engraving, silk-screening, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut, etc.. All works must be properly signed and numbered as a limited edition of 250.

Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.

Wood: Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

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PLEASE NOTE: Categories listed below are scheduled for a complete re-jurying process in which no artist from those categories will be chosen for Jury Exempt Status for the following Festival year. On-site jurors will only re-invite artists who are outside of these re-juried categories. All categories are up for re-jurying over the four-year cycle.

2018- Categories that were re-juried in 2018 for the 2019 Art & Apples Festival. 
  • Jewelry (Metal)
  • Painting
  • Clay (Non-Functional)
  • Digital Art
  • Printmaking
2019- Categories that will be re-juried in 2019 for the 2020 Art & Apples Festival. 
  • Sculpture
  • Glass
  • Clay (Functional)
  • 2D Mixed Media
2020- Categories that will be re-juried in 2020 for the 2021 Art & Apples Festival. 
  • Fibers (Wearable)
  • Fibers (Non-wearable)
  • Leather
  • Wood
  • Drawing
2021- Categories that will be re-juried in 2021 for the 2022 Art & Apples Festival. 
  • 3D Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Jewelry (Non Metal)
  • Metalsmithing


Rules/Regulations
Rules For Participation
(Any violation of these rules will result in an immediate removal from consideration at any point, including after notification of acceptance or on-site during the Art & Apples Festival
®):
  • The artist(s) of application must be present at check-in and with his/her work for the duration of the Festival. A picture I.D. is required daily.
  • All work must be designed and hand made by the accepted artist(s). Commercially cast jewelry, molds and imported or commercially-made products (including fiber/wearables); or pieces done by a production studio are NOT ACCEPTABLE. Buy-sell artwork is prohibited.
  • Artists in the 2D categories are allowed to sell reproductions of their original work in limited, signed and numbered editions (no more than 250), but reproductions cannot represent the majority of work in the booth.
  • Artists may only exhibit and sell work in the category they were accepted under. Those who display and/or sell work outside of this category during the festival may risk their consideration for future years of Art & Apples Festivals®.
  • Only artists accepted in the jewelry categories may display and sell jewelry.
  • Unless otherwise notified, artists are allowed the purchase of one Single Booth only! Double booths will available in each category for those artists that received Jury Exempt status or were the highest scores from the online jury. Notifications of double booth availability will be sent by email to eligible artists, and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists who purchase multiple single booths in an attempt to obtain a double booth may be declined without refund.
  • All Jury Exempt artists may purchase a double booth upon notification of Jury Exempt status and completion of their application. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Collaborating artists may apply jointly on one application; however, the primary artist(s) of application MUST be present at check-in and for the duration of the Festival. (The primary artist is defined as the person(s) whose signature(s) appears on the application form).
  • Only work consistent with the accepted juried images may be exhibited and sold at the Art & Apples Festival. Nothing of lesser quality may be exhibited.
  • Each artist is responsible for the collection and payment of the 6% Michigan sales tax.
  • All artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • These rules are subject to change at any time with or without notice at the sole discretion of Paint Creek Center for the Arts.

Refund Schedule

ON OR BEFORE JUNE 14, 2019:
100% of applicable Art & Apples Festival® fees paid for booth, corner, and electricity will be refunded MINUS a $50 processing fee in the event of withdrawal.

JUNE 15 UNTIL JULY 12, 2019:
50% of applicable Art & Apples Festival® fees paid for booth, corner, and electricity will be refunded in the event of withdrawal..

AFTER JULY 12, 2019:
No fees will be refunded as of this date.

Should a refund be required due to artist error (i.e.: multiple purchase of single or corner booth, or electricity) a $50 administrative fee will be withheld.

Cancellation Procedure:
Artists cancelling their participation in the Art & Apples Festival® MUST follow the procedure below:
  • Please note the refund calendar above. Email JENNY@pccart.org to notify staff of your cancellation stating your name and category.
  • Artists who withdraw within 14 days of the Festival, or fail to appear without notice, may not be considered for the following year.


Booth Information
Booth Information
SINGLE BOOTH: A single booth space measures 11’ x 11’ with 4’ of storage in back (11' x 15' total) and is available for $450 if purchased prior to June 30, 2019. A "late buyers fee" of $50 will apply if purchased on or after July 1, 2019. 
DOUBLE BOOTH: A double booth space measures 22’ x 11’ with 4’ of storage in the back (22' x 15' total) and is available for $875 while supplies last. Double booths will be made available first to Jury Exempt artists and then to the highest scoring artists in each category as long as they are available. There is no guarantee that any artist will receive a double booth.
CORNER BOOTH: Corner booths MUST be purchased in addition to a Single or Double Booths. To eliminate confusion regarding the several types of corner booths available during the Art & Apples Festival please review the following information. Please be sure you are adding the correct type of corner to your cart when you purchase your booth. Festival staff will not be able to facilitate a booth relocation once the festival has started.
  • Gap Corner: Open front and one side only. (see blue booths on Event Site map at bottom of page) -$100
  • Inside end: Open front and one side only, located on secondary walkway or aisle. (see purple booths on Event Site map at bottom of page) -$150
  • Outside end: Open front and one side only, located on main walkway. (see green booths on Event Site map at bottom of page) - $200
  • Artwork and displays must remain in the allotted booth space. Artists who chose to block walkways or vehicle routes, or other artist display areas, risk having their work damaged or lost.
  • Artists are responsible for providing their own tent, display units, and weather protection.
  • No power generators. Electricity is available in limited locations and booth placements will be made to accommodate requests on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Booth fees should only be made through ZAPPlication.org if accepted before July 20, 2019. Artists accepted into the festival after July 20 should call PCCA at 248-651-4110 to make their booth arrangements.
Have a question about booth locations? Call PCCA at 248-651-4110 PRIOR to purchasing your booths. 

Electricity:
Electricity is available in limited locations only. As of 9/26/2018, electricity is only available in the Lower Section for booths 83-144, and for Upper Section booths 17-71.  Please keep these restrictions in mind when listing your booth requests and purchasing electric. 

Load In:
Artists will be provided with a designated load in time for Thursday, September 6, 2017. Those artists that check in at their designated time will be provided a ticket to attend a complimentary Artist Reception dinner the evening of Thursday, September 6. 

Load Out:
At load out, artists will be provided with a vehicle pass to enter the park only when significantly broke down.
*** Please note *** Due to the larger number of artists attempting to leave and limited vehicle access points in to the park, delays should be expected in all sections.
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