Event Information

KAABOO Del Mar 2019 | Artwork

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
San Diego, California (West)

Event Dates: 9/13/19 - 9/15/19
Application Deadline: 4/29/19 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $45.00


Event Summary
Exhibit your work at KAABOO ARTWORK, a curated, indoor contemporary art experience with premium amenities for participating exhibitors. KAABOO Del Mar will be held at the Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds in Del Mar (San Diego), CA, from September 13-15, 2019.

We expect over 120,000
 culture-seeking attendees per day throughout this weekend of world-class music + comedy, fine art, gourmet culinary craft and fun! ARTWORK takes place indoors with professional gallery lighting and climate control. We promise an elevated experience for our guests, and we strive to extend the same level of hospitality to our exhibiting artists. Our artists receive VIP treatment from our dedicated staff, and are welcome to stay and enjoy the KAABOO experience after ARTWORK closes each day. We offer a professionally-managed load-in and load-out process, complimentary parking and onsite storage.

General Information

KAABOO ARTWORK offers two application waves - the earlier you apply, the better the deal! 

Applications submitted before February 27, 2019 will be eligible for Early Bird Pricing on booth rental fees. Early Bird Pricing for First Wave applicants is listed below:


DOUBLE BOOTH (8’x16’) $ 1,725
SINGLE BOOTH (8’x8’) $ 975
FLAT WALL (16’x8’) $ 775
FLAT WALL (8’x8’) $ 450

Second Wave pricing for applications submitted between February 28, 2019 and April 24, 2019 will be as follows:

DOUBLE BOOTH (8’x16’) $ 1,800
SINGLE BOOTH (8’x8’) $ 1,100
FLAT WALL (16’x8’) $ 775
FLAT WALL (8’x8’) $ 450

KAABOO ARTWORK is focused on offering high quality contemporary art that appeals to our dedicated audience of sophisticated and culturally-inclined patrons of fine art and culture.



What past exhibitors are saying about KAABOO --


"Thank you for including me - always a great time. [I especially enjoyed] the camaraderie of the artists, the vibe in the room." – Sharon Kaplan


"Wow! Amazing again. I doubled my numbers from last year... Thank you so much for your love and commitment to the arts and the event... And yes - I would love to return next year!!!" – John Ha


Media Categories

We use media categories to organize artists' images into sensible groups to facilitate the jury’s review. We strive for a balanced show that features a diverse range of high-quality work; however, please note that there is no quota for different categories. We welcome innovative work – if you are not sure which category to apply for, pick one that best suits your work. We will not reject work because we disagree with your choice of category.

CeramicsAll original clay and porcelain work, excluding jewelry. No machine-made or mass-produced work permitted.

Digital ArtAny original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.

Drawing: Work created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc., as well as work made from inks and washes applied by pen or brush.

FiberAll work crafted from fibers, including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking, whether wearable or not. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. Likewise, we do not permit factory-produced wearable items, even if the artist modified or enhanced those items.

GlassPlease note that we do not permit mass-produced items, including items made from molds.

JewelryAll jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials should be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is permitted.

MetalworksThis category includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. 

Mixed MediaThis category includes works, both two- and three-dimensional, that incorporate more than one type of material to produce.
New MediaThis category includes artwork that makes use of electronic media and technology. It includes projection work, video art, interactive electronic work, new technology work, light sculpture, etc.

PaintingWorks created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are included in this category. Reproductions of the artist’s original work are permitted, so long as (1) the artist displays a substantial quantity of original work in their booth, and (2) reproductions are clearly identified as such. (Please note that we do not require a specific percentage of original work, trusting that the artist will use their best judgment.) We encourage, but do not require, signed and numbered editions of any reproductions. Please define your work in your artist statement and include a description of your process.

PhotographyPhotographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Photogravure, intaglio, and other alternate process techniques used to reproduce the artist’s photographs should apply in this category. Please disclose both their creative and printing processes with your application.

PrintmakingPrinted works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones, wood blocks or screens may be entered in this category. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes. Photocopies, giclées, or offset reproductions are not permitted.

SculptureThis category includes three-dimensional original work done in any medium.

WoodOriginal works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.



We anticipate sending artist acceptance notices as soon as the jury process concludes -- First Wave applicants will be notified during the week of February 4, 2019, and Second Wave applicants will be notified during the week of May 6, 2019.

  1. All work must be original, handcrafted work, designed and executed by the Artist. No work from molds or kits is allowed. Work made or finished by a production studio is not acceptable.  Reproductions are prohibited, except as noted in the per-category section above. T-shirts and sweatshirts are not permitted unless completely designed and sewn by the artist as part of their fiber entry.
  2. ARTWORK will supply professional art walls. NO propanels or additional display walls will be permitted in the Artist booth. Artists may bring shelves, display cases, or any other fixtures required to display their work. Please note that NO CANOPIES or CANOPY FRAMES are permitted in the exhibition hall. NO MARKING THE GALLERY WALLS - any walls left with permanent paint or markings will result in a fine charged to the artist.
  3. Artists must be present with their work for the entire show, including the VIP opening show Thursday evening. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist. KAABOO may require photo identification at check-in to ensure compliance. Artists who sell their entire body of work should consult with the show director about whether they must remain for the duration of the show.
  4. Exhibition hours will be communicated in your welcome packet. You are welcome to enjoy the headline acts and after-hours entertainment each day after ARTWORK closes. Except in case of emergency, artists who break down or depart before closing time on any day of the festival will not be permitted to return the following day(s) and will not be invited to future shows.
  5. Artists may only show work in categories and body of work selected by the Jury. All work exhibited must be of the quality, category and body of work of that shown in the images juried.
  6. Application fees and booth fees are non-refundable.
  7. Artists must follow all KAABOO festival rules, including abidance by the list of prohibited items. Please note that pets are not permitted at KAABOO, but service animals are permitted. ARTWORK will provide a copy of the rules with your show packet.
  8. ARTWORK will provide a contract and release to accepted artists. Artists must execute the contract in order to participate in the show.
  9. Artists are responsible for collecting and paying all applicable state and local licensing fees and sales tax. Sales tax forms will be provided to artists in your show packet. 
  10. Artists must park in the complimentary Artist parking lot. Please note that this lot may be located off-site; however, we will provide convenient on-site storage for extra inventory. There will not be any storage located behind or directly adjacent to your booth. Camping in the Artist lot, or elsewhere at the Fairgrounds, is prohibited.
  11. The show venue will be locked at night, and security will be provided. However, Artists are responsible for security or removing valuable pieces overnight.
  12. All exhibiting artists must utilize the POS provided by KAABOO Del Mar, no personal transactions will be permitted.
  13. We may amend these rules and regulations at any time.

Booth Information

First Wave Applications: December 19, 2018 - February 27, 2019

Second Wave Applications: February 28, 2019 - April 24, 2019



(12/19/18 - 2/27/19)


(2/27/19 - 4/24/19)

Flat Wall (8’x8’)



Flat Wall (16’x8’)



Single Booth (8’x8’)



Double Booth (8’x16’)




All walls and booths include specially installed, professional lighting (4 LED Lights attached from the top of the walls), as well as complimentary electricity.


Booths are comprised of professional 8-foot-tall gallery walls. NO propanels or outside walls will be permitted in the spaceArt can be hung directly on the walls via nails, tacks, pins, etc. All hanging equipment and marking must be cleanly removed by the end of the event. *NO PAINTING OR PERMANENT MARKING DIRECTLY ON THE WALLS* -- any walls with paint or markings will result in an additional cleaning fee charged to the artist.


Triple Booths (24'x8') may be available for an extra charge. Please inquire.