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Leeper Park Art Fair 2019

Location:
Leeper Park, 900 N. Michigan St.
South Bend, Indiana (Midwest)

Event Dates: 6/15/19 - 6/16/19
Application Deadline: 3/1/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Sponsored by the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society, the Leeper Park Art Fair is a fine art show located in a beautiful shaded park setting along the St. Joseph River near downtown South Bend, IN. Our community has welcomed the variety, excellence, and quality presented by exhibiting artists for over 50 years. Consistently ranked in the top 100 of Sunshine Artist Magazine’s "Best 200 Fine Art Fairs," Leeper Park Art Fair features 120 fine artists from across the USA. We pride ourselves on our hospitality! We host a Friday evening Welcome Reception, provide a hearty breakfast each morning, and offer booth sitting services throughout the weekend. Amenities also include special rates at area hotels and campgrounds, free parking, and help with load-in/ out. We present awards of $3700; winners are jury-exempt the following year. Visit our website, http://leeperparkartfair.org, and Facebook page, Facebook.com/LeeperParkArtFair, for more information.

General Information

Media categories include Clay, Digital Art, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking and Drawing, Oil and Acrylic, Sculpture, Watercolor, and Wood.

A panel of area experts in the various fields judge entries based on the criteria of originality, craftsmanship, difficulty, and booth presentation. Scores are totaled for each category, and the top 120 artists receive invitations. High-scoring artists
not initially invited to exhibit are added to a wait list and offered the opportunity to exhibit should an invited artist decline to participate. We strive to present a balanced, diverse show.

Amenities include a Friday evening Welcome Reception, breakfast each morning, booth sitting services, free parking, security, help with load-in/out, and discount rates at area hotels and campgrounds.

Awards total $3700; winners are jury-exempt the following year.

The Fair takes place Father's Day weekend, June 15-16, 2019. Fair hours are 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday and 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday. Set up begins Friday, June 14, at 3:00pm, through 9:00am Saturday. A welcome reception is held Friday evening on the Fair grounds from 5-7pm. Booth judging starts at 10:00am Saturday; winners are announced Sunday at 11:00am.

2018 award winners are jury exempt for 2019, but must send in their booth fee of $350 by March 1 in order to reserve their spot. Booth fees may be paid online via Zapplication or check mailed to Judy Carlson, 53399 Stoneridge St., Apt C, South Bend, IN  46637.



Rules/Regulations

Entry Fees and Important Dates
Applications are accepted January 1 - March 1, 2019. Applications require 4 images, including a booth image, and an entry fee of $25. Jurying results are sent March 15. Once accepted, your booth fee of $350 is payable online or by check, by April 1. Checks are payable to Leeper Park Art Fair and may be sent to Judy Carlson, 53399 Stoneridge St., Apt C, South Bend, IN 46637. If the booth fee is not mailed by 4/1/2019 your booth will be considered a cancellation. No money will be refunded after May 1. Refund for cancellation before May 1 is contingent on filling the vacancy.

Images
All participants, except 2018 award winners, will be juried by four images representative of each medium to be exhibited. Three images must be of individual pieces of work and one image must be of your current display. The display should be an accurate depiction of your work and presentation. There should be no name or person visible in the booth. The images should be jpeg files, 1920 pixels on the longest side. A description of  materials and technique must be included. Not acceptable: Factory made wearable items, regardless of modification or enhancement by the artist; Jewelry created solely from commercially manufactured elements.

Cash Awards
$3,700 in awards are presented to Best of Show, !st, 2nd and 3rd Place, and 8 Judge's Choice.
Award winners in the 2019 Leeper Park Art Fair will be jury exempt for the 2020 fair.

Displays
Display space is 12′ X 12′ minimum. No more than one artist per booth. All exhibitors must be present at the festival for the entire weekend, no stand-ins or agents are permitted. Artists may only show work in categories and bodies of work selected by the jury. All work exhibited must be of the quality, category, and body of work that were shown in the images used in the jury process. Exhibitors must check in with a valid ID.

Categories
Media categories include Clay, Digital Art, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking and Drawing, Oil and Acrylic, Sculpture, Watercolor, and Wood.
Not acceptable: Factory made wearable items, regardless of modification or enhancement by the artist; Jewelry created solely from commercially manufactured elements. All works exhibited must be made by the exhibiting artist. No buy/sell or commercially manufactured work is allowed.

Reproductions
All reproductions must be signed and numbered.

  • All reproductions, whether framed or unframed, must be clearly and individually labelled “REPRODUCTION” or “LIMITED EDITION REPRODUCTION.” This notice must appear on the front of each item displayed.
  • Framed reproductions may be displayed in browse bins and/or hung on one wall of booth. All unframed reproductions must be displayed in browse bins.
  • Unframed reproductions may not be displayed in browse bins with original artwork.

Photos
Photographs may be taken of your booth for publicity purposes.

Parking
After unloading, exhibitors must park in designated areas regardless of weather.  Exhibitors violating parking rules will be towed and not invited to the 2020 Art Fair.

Security
Security will be provided Friday and Saturday nights for the purpose of leaving displays set up. Please do not leave your artwork. Leeper Park Art Fair is not liable for loss/damage due to theft or weather.

Promotion
The Fair will be publicized by television, radio, newspapers and billboards throughout the Indiana, Michigan and Illinois area.

Cancellations
There will be no refunds for cancellations after May 1, 2019. Refunds for cancellations before that date are contingent upon filling the vacancy.


Taxes
Collecting and paying Indiana sales tax of 7% is the responsibility of the artist.

Set up and Take-Down
Set up begins Friday at 3:00pm and may continue until 9:00am Saturday.
Help will be available for unloading. Take-down may begin at 5:00pm Sunday; no vehicles allowed on the Fair grounds until 5:30pm.

Contact
If you have any questions or special needs, please call Judy Carlson at (574) 855-3012 or e-mail judy.carlson@ymail.com.



Booth Information
Booths
Booth spaces are 12'x 12'.
Upon acceptance, a booth fee of $350 is payable by April 1.

Artists provide their own tents and displays. Tents must be securely anchored, the show is on grass.
 
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