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Art in the Park 2019, Columbia MO

Location:
Stephens Lake Park, 2001 E Broadway, Columbia MO 65201
Columbia, Missouri (Midwest)

Phone: 573 443 8838
Event Dates: 6/1/19 - 6/2/19
Application Deadline: 2/22/19 Midnight CST
73 day(s) and 13 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee (due by Friday, February 22nd)): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

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Event Summary

Art in the Park heralds the start of summer in Columbia, MO - an arts-focused college town, home to the University of Missouri and the recipient of the Missouri Arts Council's first ever Creative Community Award.

 

The festival has been organized since its inception in the 1950's by the Columbia Art League, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Art in the Park welcomes 110 artists each year from across the country, and attracts 10-12,000 visitors over the 2-day event. Set amidst the parkland and lakeside of the picturesque Stephens Lake Park, the 2019 festival will be the 61st annual Art in the Park.  Admission to the festival is free of charge.

 

Columbia is easily accessible from Interstate 70 (east-west) and State Highway 63 (north-south). The festival grounds are just to the east of the downtown area with ample visitor parking provided courtesy of the adjacent Boone Hospital. Visitor shuttle buses are also provided.


“This is a very well put together show. We really appreciate all of the hard work that goes into Art in the Park. The volunteers did a great job and we can't thank everyone enough!”- 2018 festival participant


 

General Information

ART IN THE PARK, COLUMBIA MO

 

2019 FESTIVAL DATES & HOURS

 

Saturday, June 1 10am-5pm

Sunday, June 2 10am-4pm

 

BOOTH & JURY FEES

 

Jury fee:

$35 - payable via Zapplication, non-refundable. If you pay by check, please make checks payable to: Columbia Art League

 

Booth fee:

 

Mid-row (opens on one side)

$220 - 12' x 12' Columbia Art League member

$270 - 12' x 12' non-member

 

Corner (opens on two sides)

$250 - 12' x 12' Columbia Art League member

$300 - 12' x 12' non-member

 

Double

$460 - 24' x 12' Columbia Art League member

$560 - 24' x 12' non-member

*We have a limited number of double booths. Artists with paid fees and completed agreements will be given priority.

 

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES

 

Applications Available: November 19, 2018

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

Notification of Invitation: March 1, 2019

Accept & purchase deadline: March 15, 2018

Deadline for a full refund: March 29, 2019

Deadline for a 50% refund: April 19, 2019

Set up: Friday, May 31st, 8 AM - 6 PM



 

SHOW OVERVIEW

 

Art in the Park heralds the start of summer in Columbia, MO - an arts-focused college town, home to the University of Missouri and the recipient of the Missouri Arts Council's first ever Creative Community Award.

 

The festival has been organized since its inception in the 1950's by the Columbia Art League, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Art in the Park welcomes approximately 110 artists each year from across the country, and attracts 10-12,000 visitors over the 2-day event. Set amidst the parkland and lakeside of the picturesque Stephens Lake Park, the 2019 festival will be the 61st annual Art in the Park.  Admission to the festival is free of charge.

 

In support of the main event, Columbia's premier Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Fair, the 2019 Art in the Park will include strolling entertainment for children, a small acoustic stage, a children's art area, an Emerging Artist Pavilion showing work by local high school and undergraduate students, a Veterans’ Art Pavilion featuring art by local, veteran artists, a Young Collector's Tent, art installations and a food court.

 

Columbia is easily accessible from Interstate 70 (east-west) and State Highway 63 (north-south). The festival grounds are just to the east of the downtown area with ample visitor parking provided courtesy of the adjacent Boone Hospital. Visitor shuttle buses are also provided.

 

Art in the Park is a designated Signature Series event by the Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau and is recognized and supported by the Missouri Arts Council and the City of Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs.

 

In February 2015, festival organizer, the Columbia Art League was recognized by the Missouri Arts Council as the Arts Organization of the Year for the State of Missouri.

 

Some feedback from our 2018 festival participants:

 

“Everything was great, I have never been treated so well by such a large festival.”

 

“Excellent dinner!  Time is great. Unbelievable that you provide very good food and an open bar!  Food was great. The music was very good and enjoyable. The program was short and sweet - loved the awards and your presentation of it. We left with a very warm inviting feeling - we feel like a part of a family being able to socialize with everyone and enjoy being together. We had so much fun. Thank you.”

 

“I would like to say, that I was very touched by all the extensive help and concern I received.   This was a particularly a difficult trip for me, and I almost didn't make it. And only because of all of you did I arrive , attend, participate, and depart with a smile on my face and warmth in my heart.  I cannot thank you enough. You are all such generous, motivated, considerate, patient humans. And I will share this story with all my artist friends, to ensure your show has a highly regarded reputation.Thank you so very much.”

 

“The show is run like a ‘well oiled machine’.  The volunteers are INCREDIBLE.”

 

“Honestly, this was the best ran show I have participated in in 10 years.  You've got it down to a science. I think you are doing above average and I will continue to brag on the entire event all the way down to the frozen washcloths!”

 

LOOKING AFTER OUR FRIENDS!

 

- Artist breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

- Saturday night artist award dinner

- Lunch boxes delivered to booths on Saturday

- Free, limited edition festival t-shirt

- Free, limited edition festival reusable acrylic tumbler

- Water delivered to artist booths all weekend

- Booth sitters

- Extensive volunteer assistance with load in and load out

- Free, reserved parking next to the park

- Artist hospitality tent with snacks

- Overnight security on Friday and Saturday

- Hotel discounts

- Official Festival Program includes color thumbnail image of each exhibiting artist and website information

- Website includes full-color image with name and link to each artist's website.

- Award winners automatically invited back to following year's show.

 

CASH AWARDS

 

Our cash awards total $5,400 and are chosen by a team of 3 judges, who review all the artwork on site during the festival. They start their rounds at 10 am on Saturday morning. Each judge reviews those artists in his or her specialty medium as well as those in his or her additional areas of knowledge. We ask our judges to stop and talk to each artist to learn about your techniques. Once they have reviewed their list of artists, the judges will confer and together revisit the top three artists in each award category. As a group, the judges will then choose the overall and category award winners.

 

Best in Show: $1,250

2nd Place: $1,000

3rd Place: $750

Mayor’s Choice: $300

Awards of Excellence (8):  $300

 

AWARD DINNER

 

On Saturday evening we host a beautiful award dinner for all the artists with hearty, delicious food plus beer, wine and soft drinks. The event starts at 7pm and includes live music as well as the award ceremony - which we host rather like it's the Academy Awards!

 

MARKETING

 

We believe marketing is the cornerstone of a successful festival and we work hard to get the message out to as many people as possible. Our key message is always 'BUY ART!' Here's what we did for the 2018 festival, and which is pretty much our same plan for the upcoming 2019 fest:

 

*Over 10 print ads in local and regional media outlets

* Daily radio advertising on local NPR affiliate, KBIA * Daily radio advertising on local and regional commercial stations starting on three weeks before the festival

* Daily TV commercials on tv channel

* 50 yard signs placed in strategic yards around the city

* 4000 postcards mailed out

* 200 posters distributed around the city

* Dedicated website: Art In The Park Columbia as well as our regular Columbia Art League website

* Two Facebook pages: facebook.com/ArtInTheParkColumbia and facebook.com/ArtLeague

* Regular e-news reminders and twitter tweets

* Working with the Columbia Daily Tribune to feature one of the festival artists for the three Sundays prior to the festival in their arts section, Ovation.

 

EXEMPT ARTISTS:

 

2018 festival award winners are exempt from the jury payment and process for the 2019 festival, but must still apply via Zapplication®, http://www.zapplication.org. The deadline for exempt artist applications is WEDNESDAY, January 31, 2019.  Submit one application per category.

 

Exempt Artists will receive a code via email to allow them to apply without paying the application fee.

 

This year you have a choice of two mediums to enter: two-dimensional or three- dimensional work.

 

Two-dimensional work includes:

  • Painting

  • drawing/pastel

  • Printmaking

  • Digital

  • Photography

  • 3D Mixed MEdia

  • Fiber (non-wearable and non-sculptural

 

Three-dimensional work includes

  • Sculpture

  • Wood

  • Metal

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Fiber (wearables)

  • Ceramic

  • 3D Mixed Media

 

ARTIST SELECTION

 
  • The Art in the Park jury invites approximately 110 artists to exhibit at the festival.  Submitted work will be judged on overall artistic excellence, which will take into account uniqueness of voice, aesthetics, design components, technique, execution, quality, originality and creative use of materials.

  • Our jury comprises 5-6 people who are art professionals, peer jurors, and buyer/collectors. All works are reviewed anonymously, so please ensure that your name is not visible in any of your submitted images or those images will have to be rejected.

  • The jury awards points to each entrant ranging from 7 (excellent) to 1 (weak) omitting 4.

  • The jury also selects a wait list. Wait-listed artists will be invited as space becomes available prior to the event. Please note that the management of the waitlist is at the discretion of the Executive Director to enable us to maintain a balanced show.

  • Artists wishing to apply in more than one medium must submit four artwork images and one booth image for each medium. Multiple applications must represent either work in different categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category.

  • A booth shot is required and is taken into account during the selection process, especially in those cases where the jury feels an artist's submission is in the gray area between invitation and wait list. Please note: Booth images may not be created, manipulated, enhanced, or otherwise affected by a computer program. Some quick tips about your booth shot: The booth image shows the jury your body of work and provides dimension and scale. It also provides a sense of artistic and creative presentation, shows the current style and overall body of work, and reflects how your booth will look at the festival. The image should be of your outdoor booth set-up.

 

OVERNIGHT SECURITY

 

Overnight security is provided by Citadel Security Investigations who have provided our overnight security for the past 7 years. Their officers patrol the site throughout the night and are on duty from 6pm-7am overnight Friday, and 6pm-7am overnight Saturday. They are also in direct contact with the Columbia Police Department.

 

CANCELLATIONS

 

Please note the following cancellation dates:

 

Deadline for a full refund: March 29, 2019

Deadline for a 50% refund: April 19, 2019

 

No refunds are available after April 19th.

 


Rules/Regulations

ELIGIBILITY & RULES

 
  • Artists must be present and must personally staff their booth during the entire event. Only artists displaying their own original work may participate. No stand-in or proxy exhibitors are allowed to represent the artist(s). If two artists collaborate, it is considered a joint entry and they should exhibit a single body of work. If accepted, they may exhibit only that work, which is collaborative. Collaborative signatures must appear on all materials exhibited.

  • All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist(s). Commercially cast jewelry, molds, imported or commercially-made products (including fiber/wearables), and/or screen printed fiber products are not allowed at the festival.

  • Work done in classes or workshops, “Buy-sell” and/or imports, work from kits, commercial designs, and derivative work is prohibited. Artists selling work that is not their own will be expelled from the Festival.

  • Studios involved in volume production are not permitted to exhibit.

  • The Executive Director reserves the right to ask that any work that is inconsistent with the juried subject or artist who is in violation of these rules be removed.

  • Artists in the 2D categories are allowed to sell reproductions of their original work in limited, signed and numbered editions, but reproductions cannot represent the majority of work in the booth.

  • Artists may only exhibit work in the media categories in which they have been accepted. The work exhibited must match the quality and style of work represented by the artist in his or her application.

  • Artists may apply to exhibit in more than one category but must a submit a second online application and remit a second jury fee.

  • All jewelry must be designed and executed by the exhibiting jeweler. Beaded work, where the artist has purchased the beads rather than working the beads/stones/gems his or herself, may not comprise more than 10% of the work displayed. Artists will be asked to remove work not conforming with this rule.

  • Only artists accepted in the jewelry categories may display and sell jewelry.

  • Each applicant is required to submit four quality jpg images representative of the work to be exhibited. A fifth jpg image must show his or her display booth with work visible and the set-up representative of the booth display at Art in the Park. The artist's name should not be visible in the booth image.

  • Artists must be aged 18 years or older.

  • Artists are responsible for their own sales tax (please see important note below)

  • Art in the Park is an outdoor show and exhibitors will be at Stephens Lake Park, rain or shine. Artists should come prepared for all weather!

  • Artists are provided a 12' x 12' ground space. Artists must bring their own white 10' x 10' tent, which should be sturdy enough to withstand the elements [Due to wind concerns, light-weight, accordion-style, pop-up tents are strongly discouraged]. Set-up is on grass, and artists are asked to bring weights and stakes with them to ensure the safety of their tent during the festival.

  • Please note that there is no electricity provided for artists. Generators may only be used under extenuating circumstances and must be pre-arranged with the festival organizer. Any accepted generators must be muffled and not infringe upon any other exhibitors space nor pose a hazard to festival goers.

 

SALES TAX - PLEASE NOTE THE RULES FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI

 

Artists are responsible for paying their own sales tax. Missouri now requires all vendors, both in-state and out-of-state, to have their own Missouri tax identification number if they make sales at retail. Vendors must use this sales tax number to report all their sales tax information. All artists must have a Missouri tax ID number before attending the festival.


Please copy and paste this link http://dor.mo.gov/forms/2643S.pdf to download the new Missouri Special Events form. You will need to allow at least 4 weeks for this form to be processed and your tax ID to be returned to you by snail mail.

Booth Information

BOOTH & JURY FEES

 

Jury fee:

 

$35 - payable via Zapplication, non-refundable. If you pay by check, please make checks payable to: Columbia Art League

 

Booth fee:

 

Mid-row (opens on one side)

$220 - 12' x 12' Columbia Art League member

$270 - 12' x 12' non-member

 

Corner (opens on two sides)

$250 - 12' x 12' Columbia Art League member

$300 - 12' x 12' non-member

 

Double

$460 - 24' x 12' Columbia Art League member

$560 - 24' x 12' non-member

*We have a limited number of double booths. Artists with paid fees and completed agreements will be given priority.

 

We welcome new members at the Columbia Art League and have no geographical membership restrictions. Membership information and payments can be made directly via CAL's website at www.ColumbiaArtLeague.org. Membership starts at $50 per year and allows artists to display work in the gallery's boutique.

 

Set-up Information

 

The festival opens for artists to set up from 8am-6pm on Friday, May 31st.

 

Park in the Western Parking lot, accessible from Old Hwy 63 opposite the Boone Hospital entrance and come find the Columbia Art League information tent (big pointy-top white tent near the festival entrance).

 

Check in with our volunteers and pick up your artist packet, which will include:

 

- Your parking tag

- Your booth number identification sign

- Your name tag

- A commemorative festival t-shirt

- Your award dinner tickets

 

After you've signed in, we'll show you where to pitch your booth, and find you a volunteer team and a golf cart to help you load in.

 
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