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Art on the Farm 2019

Location:
Bowers School Farm
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, Michigan (Midwest)

Event Dates: 8/3/19 - 8/4/19
Application Deadline: 4/1/19 Midnight EST
137 day(s) and 1 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

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Event Summary
You are cordially invited to submit your application for the 1st annual Art on the Farm Fine Arts Fair sponsored by Preservation Bloomfield.  The fair will be held annually at the Bowers School Farm in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. We encourage you to apply to our fair. Since we are a new venue, we are offering participation incentives for artists to display their art. We offer an opportunity to showcase your art in a unique upscale setting.

The Bloomfield area has a rich history of 18th and 19th century farmhouses and estates, lush rolling hills and lakes. Golf courses are numerous.  Oakland Hills Country Club has been host to a number of major professional golf events, including six U.S. Opens and the 2004 Ryder Cup.
 
Bloomfield Township is also home to the Detroit Skating Club where a number of world-class coaches train figure skaters, both single skaters and Ice dancers.
 
Bloomfield Hills is the location of the National Historic Landmark Cranbrook Educational Community and other historic sites listed on the national register of historic places. Cranbrook Academy of Art is one of the nation's leading graduate schools of architecture, art and design.
 
Public and private schools in the area foster and encourage creativity and the arts.  Several graduates of local schools in the area are well known actors, musicians, and comedians. Administered by the Bloomfield Hills Schools, is the 90-acre Bower's School Farm. This unique location is the site for Art on the Farm.
 

General Information
Preservation Bloomfield is a non-profit, all-volunteer community organization formed to preserve and protect two historically-relevant homes in Bloomfield, Michigan which were separately relocated to the Charles L. Bowers School Farm in 2008. This idyllic setting on public school property and working farm is nestled in the heart of Oakland County, MI.  The Art Fair will be held on the school farm property. More information may be found at www.preserationbloomfield.org.
 
          
DATE AND HOURS
Saturday, August 3-4, 2019 hours: 11 AM to 5 PM daily.
 
ARTIST AMENITIES:
  • Booth-sitting provided
  • Discounted artist rates at local hotels
  • Snack and cold water provided twice daily to artists
  • Restaurant information packet
  • Booth Fees: $100—$150
  • Electric: None. No outside generators allowed
  • Booth signs, ID badge
  • Air conditioned break room
  • Indoor restroom facilities

CHECK IN AND SET UP: (If accepted)
  • Must adhere to specific time as directed by fair staff
  • All tents must be professional quality and properly weighted (40 lbs. of weight minimum) on all 4 corners
  • Additional information to be sent out to accepted artists

AWARDS: Cash prizes are awarded to Best in Show and Best Booth Design, as selected by our onsite judges at the start of the show. Certificates are awarded as well. All winners receive jury exempt status for the following year.  Once invited to participate, you will have the option to be juried.
 
Please note: Your work must be original and created by you as the artist. The artist has the burden of proof showing that your work was created by you. If we have reason to believe that your work is not original and created by you, we reserve the right to make reasonable inquiry into the origin and authenticity of your work. High quality prints are acceptable as long as they were included in your application. If we determine that your work is not original and created by you (e.g., if the work was created by another artist and purchased for resale by you at the art fair), you may, at your election, either (a) immediately and completely exit the fair without refund, or (b) remain at the fair but re-classified as a "commercial" booth, the rent for which will be adjusted to the commercial rate of $1500. If you elect to re-classify your booth, the difference between your initial rent payment and the adjusted commercial rent will be immediately due and payable. All jury decisions are final.
 
You will be notified of acceptance by April 10, 2019. Special requests concerning location and space will be considered, but cannot be made a condition of participation.
 
QUESTIONS? Call 248.230.9596 or email Art@preservationbloomfield,org
 

Rules/Regulations
Rules and Regulations:
  • All art items displayed must be for sale
  • Exhibitors booths must have a suitable background to block the view of walls, storage areas or other exhibitors booths
  • Space requests are not guaranteed
  • If you have not arrived and set up your booth by 9 am on August 3rd and/or August 4, the show reserves the right to use the space as it sees fit with no refund or recourse
  • Exhibitors booth must not interfere with adjacent exhibitors in any way
  • Participating exhibitors are responsible for collection and paying current state sales tax for all sales made during the show
  • The Bloomfield Township Fire Department has mandated that generators and/or kerosene lights are not allowed. Generators in violation of this restriction may be confiscated until the end of the show. No additional shade canopies will be allowed to extend east or west. Emergency vehicles must have a direct path through art fair and cannot be inhibited by artist canopies in that pathway
  • You may not sell, divide or give space to another artist
  • No merchandise is allowed outside of booth area. Booths must be kept neat and attractive at all times during the Fair. Absolutely all inventory, boxes, artwork, chairs, etc. must be contained within your booth space and cannot interfere with adjacent exhibits or walkways in anyway
  • Booth sign must be on display in full view at the booth during show to allow for proper on-site jurying. Overall quality will be judged during the four day event. Photo identification of participating artist may be required
  • Artists must be in attendance during the entire day of event and may not move exhibit from the designated location without authorization
  • Artists are required to remain open all hours of the art fair
  • Any artist leaving the Art on the Farm   Art Fair due to an emergency situation, prior to closing schedule, must notify Art on the Farm   Staff in writing. NOTE: If you leave without permission or notification you may not be eligible for future Art on the Farm   Fairs. Upon leaving you also acknowledge and forfeit any monies spent on booth fees, show fees and refunds of any form from Preservation Bloomfield, the Art on the Farm Fine Arts Fair, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills Schools, and any affiliate of the Fair
  • Each entry must include a $25 nonrefundable application fee and $20 nonrefundable Jury Fee for each category submitted.  Write a separate booth fee check which will NOT be deposited until you are accepted, Make all checks payable to Preservation Bloomfield. · Proof of authenticity will be required on questionable items. The Jury and staff reserve the right to reject items during the show which are in poor taste, or not the quality or media category submitted for review and will require those exhibitors not in compliance with art fair rules and regulations to leave the show immediately without a refund
  • Artists are responsible for their own property and for furnishing their own tents, tables, chairs and change. Artists are responsible for insurance and protection of artwork and display. Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills Schools, Preservation Bloomfield and Art on the Farm will not be responsible for damage to artwork or display.
  • Exhibitors agree to conduct themselves in a respectful, cooperative manner. Any behavior deemed inappropriate by the Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills Schools, Preservation Bloomfield and Art on the Farm may result in expulsion. The Art on the Farm Fine Arts Fair is a family friendly event and exhibitors agree to stay within the theme of the show. Artists must comply with all staff and uniformed security regarding site safety and regulations.
  • Artists must provide their own tent, chairs, tables and other display equipment. You may only use battery operated lights to show work. All booths are outside. Tents must have a minimum of 40 pounds of weight on each corner. You may not stake into the pavement or secure your tent to poles, hydrants or other objects.
  • The Jury and staff reserve the right to reject items during the show which are in poor taste; as determined solely in the discretion of the jury or staff, or not the quality or media category submitted for review and will require those exhibitors not in compliance with art fair rules and regulations to leave the show immediately without a refund.
  • Vehicles may be brought in to unload during specific times if you are accepted .Once unloaded the vehicle must be removed from the site right away. All vehicles need to be clear of the site by 10 am
  • Vehicles may be brought back for loading only after our staff indicate that it is safe to do so, and that will be after daily closing.
  • Bloomfield Township may issue tickets for driving/standing/parking for any violations
  • Exceptions to any rules may be requested after acceptance of invitation. All exceptions must be in place at least 30 days prior to the fair and will be documented by staff with approval by the Special Events Coordinator
  • Violations of any event rules or city/state laws is basis for expulsion
  • Bloomfield Township Police Department officers provide 24-hour security during the fair, but we cannot take responsibility for your tent or merchandise
  • You authorize the Preservation Bloomfield and Art on the Farm to use your name, image and likeness, as well as representative samples or your work, for purposes of promoting and advertising the art fair
  • You acknowledge and agree that you are required by law to collect and remit Michigan sales taxes, Call the Treasury Department, (517) 373-0888, to register.
  • You acknowledge the inherent risks associated with outdoor, public displays of your art work. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPER INSURANCE AND PROTECTION OF YOUR WORK AND SETUP. Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hill Schools, and Art on the Farm   are not responsible for loss or damage. You must list Bloomfield Hills Schools, 1219 E. Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 / 7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301as an additional insured on your liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $1 million
  • Proof of authenticity will be required on questionable items. The Jury and staff reserve the right to reject items during the show which are in poor taste, as determined solely in the discretion of the jury or staff, or not the quality or media category submitted for review and will require those exhibitors not in compliance with art fair rules and regulations to leave the show immediately without a refund
  • We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time with prior written notice to you.
 
 APPLYING FOR THE FAIR:
  • Artists may apply on line or using a paper form. If applying on line go to Zapplication.org. If using a paper application follow the below instructions:
  • Complete the application and mail with two checks—a $20 jury non-refundable check which will be cashed on arrival and a second $125 - $175 booth check that will be cashed if you are accepted or returned if not accepted. If applying in multiple categories include a jury fee for each category
  • Include a #10 sized stamped self-addressed envelope
  • All artwork must be handcrafted and original by the artist
 
IMAGES:
  • Include either a CD with jpeg images or photographs. These will not be returned. We cannot accept images by email
  • You must include a total of five images for each medium you are applying: 3 images of the art work, 1 image of you creating the work and 1 image of your outdoor booth
  • If submitting a CD, label the outside with your name and medium. Title the JPEGS with your last name and image number—Example—Smith1.jpg.
  • If submitting photographs label each with your name and medium on back
  • HINTS: High quality images and photos are of the utmost importance. Show your art or craft as close up and clear as possible. Busy backgrounds only take away from the clarity of work.
  • A professional jury reviews all submissions in February and March. They are looking for the best quality work, while also maintaining a diversity of mediums and styles. A professional booth shot does make a difference. The jury decisions are final

 

 
 

Booth Information
BOOTH FEES$100-$150 (call for commercial fees)
 
A limited number of booths @$100 are available for artisan offerings that are directly produced by a farm activity, e.g., honey from the hives, wool from the sheep  These booths will be placed in proximity to each other.
 
The remaining booths @$150 will be spaced along a walking path with the outer sides of each artist booth available to display your work. 

Once invited to participate, please use ZAPP to pay your booth fee and designate whether you want to be juried.

 Email: Art@preservationbloomfield.org with questions, or call 248-230-9596.

CHECK IN AND SET UP: (If accepted)
  • Must adhere to specific time as directed by fair staff
  • All tents must be professional quality and properly weighted (40 lbs. of weight minimum) on all 4 corners
  • Additional information to be sent out to accepted artists
  Once accepted into the Art on the Farm Art Fair, staff will email you your booth number/block information which will include your set up time on Friday, August 2nd 2019.
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