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Artscape 2019 (Baltimore Festival of the Arts Inc.)

Location:
Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland (South)

Phone: 410-752-8632
Event Dates: 7/19/19 - 7/21/19
Application Deadline: 3/31/19 Midnight EST

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REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $65.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Artscape is now accepting submissions for the Artists’ Market section of the festival. Each year the festival draws 350,000+ visitors who spend more than $9.25 million with the festival’s exhibitors and vendors. The 38th annual Artscape will run July 19-21, 2019.
 
The Artists’ Market highlights artists who create and execute original, professional quality work. In order to be considered for a Market space, all work displayed MUST be produced by the exhibiting artist or collaboration, and MUST be consistent with the images submitted. Artist may only exhibit art in the category in which they were accepted into the Artists’ Market. 
 
The Artists’ Market at Artscape is a juried show. A panel of professionals in the in the fields of craft, fine art, fashion and design will score each applicant’s submitted photographs and description of materials/technique. The Artscape jury process is blind (jurors do not see artists’ names, hometowns or histories of participating in Artscape). The panel of jurors for the Artists’ Market changes each year. Jury scores are final. Festival Staff utilize jury scores to select Market's participants from each discipline, to create a fair, balanced and dynamic show.

In addition, the Emerging Artists at Artscape program provides a tent and space in the Artists Market at no charge. A limited number of emerging artists will be selected for this competitive program. Artists denote on their application whether they would like to be...

General Information
The Artists’ Market highlights artists who create and execute original, professional quality work. In order to be considered for an Artists’ Market space, all work displayed MUST be produced by the exhibiting artist or collaboration, and MUST be consistent with the images submitted. Artist may only exhibit art in the category in which they were accepted into the Artists’ Market. Categories include:
 
2-D MIXED MEDIA - Two dimensional, wall hung artwork using the combination of two or more distinct 
media in a collage-type manner. This category is not to be used if artwork consists of only one medium even if uniquely framed.
3-D MIXED MEDIA - Original work of three dimensions which incorporates the union of three or more media or physical materials. Use this category ONLY if work cannot be classified under another category.
CLAY - Original sculptural, decorative, or functional work in which the primary material used is clay. No machine made or mass produced items. All artwork must be unique to the artist.
DRAWING / GRAPHICS / PRINTMAKING - Original works made with pen, pencil, color pencil, charcoal or traditional printmaking techniques, including etching, engraving, lithography, serigraphy, or woodcuts. Combination techniques / collages are also included. Original prints must be signed and numbered. Any work that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “Reproduction”.
FIBER / LEATHER - Original work created from fibers or leather, including basketry, handmade paper, weavings, and other artistic, fabric-based work. All work must be designed and sewn by the artist. No commercial, mass produced items permitted.
GLASS - Original sculptural or decorative work created in glass. No molds or other forms of mass production permitted. All work must be unique to the artist.
JEWELRY - Original jewelry made from precious and non-precious metals, gemstones, enamel, glass, fiber, clay or other materials. No buy/sell, kit or costume jewelry, or mass produced items. Jewelry may be exhibited ONLY if accepted under the jewelry category.
METAL - Original sculptural or decorative items created in metal. May be painted or unpainted. No commercial or volume production items. All work must be unique to the artist.
PAINTING - OIL / ACRYLIC - Original work created using oil / acrylic or similar materials on canvas, paper, or board. Combination techniques / collages of these materials are also included. Any painting that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “Reproduction”.
PAINTING - WATERCOLOR / PASTEL - Original work created using watercolor / pastel or similar materials on canvas, paper, or board. Combination techniques / collages of these materials are also included. Any painting that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “Reproduction”.
PHOTOGRAPHY / DIGITAL ART Original artwork created by the artist / photographer utilizing an SLR or Digital camera, or computer-generated image, and printed with either traditional darkroom, ink-jet, or laser printing technologies. No commercial photography. Original prints must be signed and numbered. Any photograph that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique must be labeled a “Reproduction”.
WEARABLE ART / FASHION - Original work created from fibers or leather, weavings, and other artistic, fabric-based work, designed to be worn as apparel. All work must be designed and sewn by the artist. No commercial, mass produced items permitted.
WOOD - Original sculptural or decorative work made primarily from wood. Includes hand tooled, carved or machine worked items, with either natural or painted finish. No commercial or volume production items.
OTHER – Select this category if your work does not fall into the categories listed above. Be prepared to provide a detailed description, and possible sample/example of your work if required. All work must be original and of professional quality.
 
Artists’ Market prohibits the following:
  • Multiple employee studios engaged in production work are not eligible to participate.
  • Absolutely no buy-sell. No merchandise such as coffee cups, notecards, calendars, or other items mass produced from an original piece of artwork will be permitted.
  • Items made using commercial molds or patterns and hobby crafts are ineligible.
  • Body Care items - soaps, lotions, oils, etc.
  • Weapons – including knives, swords, etc.
 
Jury Process – A panel of professionals in the in the fields of craft, fine art, fashion and design will score each applicant’s submitted photographs and description of materials/technique.  The Artscape jury process is blind (jurors do not see artists’ names, hometowns or histories of participating in Artscape). The panel of jurors for the Artists’ Market changes each year. Jury scores are final.
 
Based on the score between 1 and 10, applicants in each discipline will be placed into one of three categories: accepted, not accepted and waitlist. 
 
Festival Staff utilize jury scores to select Artists’ Market participants from each discipline, to create a fair, balanced and dynamic show. Artists are pulled from the waitlist based on space availability, score in their discipline and the vision of Artscape organizers for a successful Artists’ Market.  Inclusion in the Artists’ Market, or any section of Artscape 2019, ultimately is at the discretion of Festival Staff.

Rules/Regulations
Exhibitor Rules:
Artists violating the rules of this show or who fail to cooperate with the Festival Staff will not be permitted to exhibit. The show will be monitored for misrepresentation and we reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved artwork from the show.
  • No Refunds: refunds for exhibitor fees, equipment fees, etc. are not issued.
  • Stand alone / pop-up tents are prohibited.
  • Unauthorized / unapproved use of any festival space is prohibited.
  • Exhibitor set-up is confined to the purchased tent footprint.
  • Storage areas located behind or outside the tent footprint is prohibited.
  • No sound systems in tents.
  • Artists’ Market artists may only exhibit and sell their own original artwork.
  • Artists may share space with another artist or apply as a collective.  All artists work must be represented on the application.
  • Participants agree that Artscape shall have the right to reproduce digital images or the reproductions of selected artwork for publicity or marketing purposes.
  • Exhibitors may not re-sell, share with an unaccepted exhibitor or sublet any portion of their space – unless approved by the festival director. This includes media partners, corporate sponsors, and any/all third-parties. Violations will result in expulsion from the festival, with no refund.
  • Exhibitors must keep their space open all hours of the festival weekend, rain or shine.
By submitting an application, you agree to and accept all festival terms and conditions.

Booth Information
Artists’ Market Exhibitor Packages begin at $725 (for 10’x10’x7’space) and include:  
  • Festival provided tent with sidewall, all spaces have a 10’x10’ footprint (tall and end of group spaces are available for an additional fee - there are no “stand alone” spaces). Pop up tents, and space additions are prohibited.
  • Free access to an electrical outlet and basic overhead lighting
  • Overnight roaming security
  • Exhibitor Hospitality at check-in (snacks and bottled water)
  • Listing on Artscape website
  • Access to over 350,000 potential customers for three days
Artists’ Market Fee Scale:
  • Application Fee: $65
  • Standard (10x10x7) Space Fee: $725
  • Taller (10x10x10) Space Fee: $775
  • One Table and Two Chairs Rental: $50; 2 tables/4 chairs - $100
  • End of Group Location (limited availability): $200 additional
End of group locations are limited and available on a ‘first paid-first served’ basis. Distribution of these spaces, are at the discretion of Festival Staff.
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