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Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair 2019

Location:
Bellevue Collection & Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue, Washington (West)

Phone: 425.519.0742
Event Dates: 7/26/19 - 7/28/19
Application Deadline: 2/1/19 Midnight PST
78 day(s) and 5 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Submission Fee): $40.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The 73rd annual Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair (July 26 - 28, 2019) is the premier arts and crafts festival in the Pacific Northwest. Join over 300 independent artists featuring unique, distinctive, and handmade artwork. We value and respect our participating artists and encourage you to sell in this highly affluent marketplace. Bellevue, WA is a satellite city to Seattle and is one of the wealthiest and fastest growing cities in the US.

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2019 ($40 per application). Click here for additional information and to download the Prospectus.

In addition to this unique shopping experience, BAM ARTSfair offers FREE programming including: BAM Exhibitions, KIDSfair, the Sound & Movement Stage, site specific artwork and much more. Since 1947, BAM ARTSfair has been the annual gathering place for our community and a great way to connect to the world of art, craft, & design!
 

 
 
 


General Information
The 73rd annual Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair is the premier arts and crafts festival in the Pacific Northwest. Join over 300 independent artists featuring unique, distinctive, and handmade artwork. We value and respect our participating artists and encourage you to sell in this highly affluent marketplace. Bellevue, WA is a satellite city to Seattle and is one of the wealthiest and fastest growing cities in the US.

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2019 ($40 per application). Click here for additional information and to download the Prospectus.
 

An important part of Bellevue Arts Museum’s mission is to celebrate the creative process, skill, and vision of today's most talented makers. We pride ourselves on treating our makers with the utmost respect and work hard to be responsive. Equally important is our extensive marketing campaign and invested community.

In addition to this unique shopping experience, BAM ARTSfair offers FREE programming including: BAM Exhibitions, KIDSfair, the Sound & Movement Stage, site specific artwork and much more. Since 1947, BAM ARTSfair has been the annual gathering place for our community and a great way to connect to the world of art, craft, & design!

2018 Artist Quotes:

Thanks so much for having me at the show - it might be my best show ever! Lots of sales - great staff, volunteers and crowd!
-Cary Henrie (UT)

Just wanted to thank you for a great BAM 2018. I had a $2,200 sale two weeks after the show!
-Jeffrey Zigulus (WA)

It was my first time in Seattle and I had a terriffic show in every possible way.
-Paz Sintes (NY)
 

JURORS
Sallyann Corn, Co-founder fruitsuper 
Owner, Join Shop (WA)


Ben Beres, Partner, SuttonBeresCuller (WA)

Benedict Heywood, Executive Director, Bellevue Arts Musuem (WA)

Tariqa Waters, Artist/Owner, Marty Sauce (WA)

CALENDAR 
Feb 1 - Submission Deadline 
Feb - February
Feb 15 - Notifications Emailed
March 15 - Registration & Payments Due
April 2 - Booth Assignments emailed
May 1 - Cancellation Date & Refund
June 29 - Artful Evening Auction
July 25 - Load-In
July 26 - 28 - BAM ARTSfair
July 28 - Load-Out

FEES
WHAT ARE THE FEES?
$40 per submission to apply. Booth fees range from $815 to $1,265 and are due by March 15. Fees will not be refunded after May 1. One artist per booth.

CATEGORIES
2-D Mixed Media
3-D Mixed Media
Metalwork (non-jewelry)
Ceramics
Drawing/Pastels
Fiber (non-clothing)
Furniture
Glass
Jewelry
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Wearable
Wood (non-furniture)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO THE BAM ARTSfair?
All artwork must be handmade, skillfully created and produced by or under the direction of the artist. “Handmade” is an important staple of BAM ARTSfair and no exceptions are made. Artists who do not comply with this rule will be removed from the Fair.

COMPLIANCE
Artists must follow all Participation Rules or they will be removed from the FAIR. BAM is increasing our efforts to maintain artwork quality.

WHAT DOES THE MEDIA & MARKETING CAMPAIGN INCLUDE?
Bellevue Arts Museum produces a highly effective marketing campaign to promote BAM ARTSfair and ensure high attendance. The media mix includes print, radio, TV, outdoor, online and social media, valued at over $100K each year. Longtime media sponsors include: The Seattle Times, King5, Xfinity/Comcast, MOViN 92.5, The Epoch Times, King FM and KBCS, among others. As one of the longest-standing community events in the region, BAM ARTSfair is featured editorially in many regional newspapers, magazines and a wide range of websites.

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER ARTISTS?
-Inclusion in extensive multi-channel promotional campaign
-Inclusion in BAM ARTSfair Guide (115,000 distributed in The Seattle Times)
-Inclusion in online Artists page ($8,000 page views annually)
-The BAM ARTSfair website (over 69,000 views year-round)
-Awards of Excellence Program ($5,000 in awards)
-Payment Plan Options
-Complimentary Shopping Bags
-Drayage Services
-Catered Artist Lounge
-Accommodation Discounts

WHO ATTENDS THE BAM ARTSfair?
BAM ARTSfair draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to downtown Bellevue. Attendees are a sophisticated crowd of collectors. Many museum representatives and buyers travel to Bellevue just to attend the Fair. An ethnically-diverse and highly-educated workforce and an above average family household income, make Bellevue and the greater region a premier destination for artists who are looking to broaden their reach.

DEMOGRAPHICS
Age - (40 - 59) - 39%
Male/Female Ratio - 22% Male, 78% Female
Time Spent at BAM ARTSfair - 3.9 hours
 
WHAT ARE THE BEST SELLING PRICE POINTS?*
Price Range %
$0 - $100 23.6%
$100 - $300 25%
$1,000 - $3,000 26.3%

HOW WILL I RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS?
All packets will be downloadable from the Participant Info page, on the BAM ARTSfair website. 

WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE AN IMAGE OF MY BOOTH TO SUBMIT? 
We suggest you provide one, but you will not receive a lower score if you do not. Please provide an additional image of your artwork instead. On ZAPP, you will have to “trick” the system to apply without a booth image. When you upload the additional artwork image, simply mark the box that states it is a booth image (trick the system!). Contact meredithl@bellevuearts.org if you have any difficulties.

The booth image is important because it gives the jury a sense of how your work displays, the quality of your setup, and the size of your work. 

HOW WILL MY APPLICATION BE SCREENED?
A panel of nationally recognized jurors will review and score each entry using a 1 - 7 scoring system (excluding 4). Scores are tallied and a cutoff score is determined for each category. Artists will be jury within their selected categories. Images will be viewed on monitors.

CAN I APPLY IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES? 
YES. Work should be substantially different in medium and technique. You cannot apply in a category more than once. Artists must submit separate sets of images and pay the application fee ($40) for each submission. Separate and distinct ZAPP profiles must be created to apply in multiple categories. Artists accepted in two categories only pay one booth fee.

CAN I COLLABORATE WITH ANOTHER ARTIST? 
Two artists collaborating on single works in one category is considered one entry. Complete one application, one application fee and upload one set of five (5) images.

CAN I SHARE MY BOOTH?
Artists cannot share a booth unless they are accepted with their collaborator.

WHAT IS THE LOCATION & LAYOUT OF THE BAM ARTSfair?
The BAM ARTSfair is located at The Bellevue Collection and Bellevue Arts Museum. Bellevue, WA is a satellite city to Seattle and is one of the wealthiest and fastest growing cities in the US. All 315 artist booths are located at The Bellevue Collection on the first level of the parking structure. 255 spaces are located under the parking structure and 60 spaces are located directly outside the parking structure.

DO YOU HAVE A WAITLIST?
A waitlist is established based on jury scores. Applicants will be notified after the jury process if they are on the waitlist.

DO YOU HAVE AN AWARDS PROGRAM?
The Awards of Excellence will be presented on Friday, July 26 during the BAM ARSTfair! Jurors will preview all artwork onsite and present awards of $500 each to ten winners.

DO I PROVIDE MY OWN BOOTH? 
Spaces are available in 20'x10', 15’x10’, 10’x10’, 10'x8' and 8'x8'. Spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis after notification and with consideration to the show balance and logistics. Artists provide their own booth structures. Electricity is provided free of charge to all booths (max. 400 watts).

DO YOU ACCEPT OFFSET REPRODUCTIONS?
  • All reproductions, whether framed or unframed, must be clearly and individually labeled “REPRODUCTION” or “LIMITED EDITION REPRODUCTION.”
  • Artist greeting cards are allowed only with prior approval by the Fair Producer. Samples may be submitted after acceptance along with registration fees.

     


Rules/Regulations
PARTICIPATION RULES
  • Artwork must be handmade, skillfully created and produced by or under the direction of the artist.
  • Artists may show work only in categories in which they were accepted.
  • Artists may not exhibit or sell work that is not represented in submitted jury images.
  • Artists may not exhibit or sell work by other artists.
  • Imported items and mass produced work is not allowed.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Artists must personally attend their exhibits throughout the ARTSfair.
  • Artists may not exhibit in the 6th Street Fair or Bellevue Festival of the Arts, if they are participating at BAM ARTSfair, the same weekend.
  • Artists who sell out of their work must remain with their booths for the duration of the ARTSfair.
  • Artists are expected to comply with all regulations and respect artistry standards.
  • Bellevue Arts Museum reserves the right to remove any artist from the present or future ARTSfairs for breach of the written participation rules, the laws of the State of Washington, or for disruptive/abusive behavior.


Booth Information
BOOTH FAQ’S?

WHAT ARE THE BOOTH FEES?
Booth fees range from $815 to $1,265 and are due by March 15. Fees will not be refunded by after May 1. One artist per booth. We do offer payment plan options and split payments into three equal payments, if desired.

CAN I SHARE MY BOOTH?
Artists cannot share a booth unless they are accepted with their collaborator.

WHAT IS THE LOCATION & LAYOUT OF THE BAM ARTSfair?
The BAM ARTSfair is located in Bellevue, WA and is a satellite city to Seattle. All 315 artist booths are located at Bellevue Square on the first level of the parking structure. 255 spaces are located under the parking structure and 60 spaces are located directly outside the parking structure.

DO I PROVIDE MY OWN BOOTH? 
Spaces are available in 20'x10', 15’x10’, 10’x10’, 10'x8' and 8'x8'. Spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis after notification and with consideration to the show balance and logistics. Artists provide their own booth structures. Electricity is provided free of charge to all booths (max. 400 watts).
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