Event Information

Olathe Station Art Fair 2019

119th and Strang Line Rd
Olathe, Kansas (Midwest)

Phone: 307-413-7121
Event Dates: 5/18/19 - 5/19/19
Application Deadline: 3/31/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The OLATHE STATION ART FAIR is returning on May 18 & 19 of 2019! You won't want to miss our 2nd annual outdoor Fine Art Fair located just outside of Kansas City, in beautiful Olathe, Kansas. The goal of the OLATHE STATION ART FAIR is to enrich the lives of others by exhibiting quality art as well as promoting the advancement and appreciation of the visual arts throughout the Midwest and beyond. Our event also features live musicians, food and drinks, vendors, restaurants & hotels all within a beautiful new outdoor venue. ​If you intend to submit for two medium catagories, you will need to submit two applications which allows you to display 5 additional images seen by the jury. A Purchase Award Program is in place to insure an actively buying element of fair supporters who will attend the event. Artist Hospitality Volunteers are available to allow for breaks. Easy access set-up in shopping center parking lot and convenient overnight artist parking.

We are looking for 50 to 75 artists 18 yrs and older, that will be selected by a jury. There will be a waiting list. The non-refundable application fee is $30.00 and must be paid at time of application by 3/22/19.
​All artists must submit 3 good quality images of the art to be displayed, as well as 1 booth shot. 

There will be 2 First Place awards in the categories of 2D,and 3D. All recipients will be notified at the hospitality center following the show on Saturday.


General Information
Event Calendar
Nov. 19, 2018 Online Application Available
​March 31, 2019 Application due by 12:00 am CST
April 1, 2019 Jury Notification- Sent via e-mail, your Zapp account and website: www.olathestationartfair.org
April 15, 2019 Booth Fees Due
​April 15, Booth assignments and artist information to artists.


​Ceramics - Art objects, either functional or decorative of earthenware, porcelain, or tile, made by shaping and then firing. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

Digital -  Pictures made with the assistance of computers. Computer graphics are often made with software called drawing, painting, illustrating and photographic programs or applications.

​Drawing/Pastels - Drawings are works on paper using pencil, crayon, ink, charcoal, pastels and a variety of other marking media.

Fiber - Includes artwork from fibers such as basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking.

​Glass - Glassworks that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln formed or crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved.

​Jewelry - Creating artwork through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals. All jewelry, produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials would apply in this catagory. No commercial molds, casts or production studio work is permitted.

​Metal - Creating artwork through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals.

​Two-Dimetional Mixed Media - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Works should include more than one of the following: paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking, or drawing.

​Thee-Dimensional Mixed Media - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Works should include more than one of the following: clay work, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or any other 3-D objects.

Painting: Oil/Acrylic - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, with oil and or acrylic paint or sticks.

Painting: Watercolor - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors.

​Photography - Process of capturing images of objects by the action of light, then printing the images by chemical or digital means, on to a flat surface. Negatives must be the artist's original and processed either by the artist or under his/her direct supervision.

​Printmaking/Graphics - Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples. It involves creating a drawing or other composition on a surface other than paper, from transfer to paper.

Sculpture - Three dimensional works done in any medium.

Wood - Art objects, either functional or decorative, hand tooled or machine worked, turned or carved.



1. All work in every catagory must be original work produced by the exhibiting artist.
​2. Work which has been produced by commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods is not permitted.
3. Signed and numbered limited edition off set prints are allowed and can be displayed in a portfolio, but may not be hung and must be marked as "reproductions".
4. Photographers must print their own photography or be directly involved in and supervise the printing process.
​5. All hanging work must be suitably framed. Portfolios are permitted for matted work. Gallery wrapped must be at least 1 1/2" depth sides.
​6. Artists may only exhibit and sell work in media categories for which they are accepted.
7. Non-original promotional items (i.e. postcards, photocopies, notecards, posters, mousepads, etc.) are not permitted to be displayed or sold at the show.
8. All jewelry must have been juried in the jewelry category.
​9. Artists must be present to exhibit.  An authorized sitter may assist the artist with fair board approval only.
10. A picture ID is required at artist check-in.
11. The jury committee reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work that is not consistant with submitted photos and the rules listed above. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from fair with no refund.

Booth Information
Check-in and set up of tents and artwork begins at 7:00 am on 5/18/19. The artist or an authorized booth sitter must man the tent throughout the scheduled event hours.
All booth spaces must be 10X10 white tents, with a max of 3 secured walls for display.The booth fee is $130.00 and is due by 4/15/19. It is non-refundable.  
​Artists are to price their own artwork, and can keep all proceeds generated by the sale of their artwork, and are responsible for collecting sales tax on all items sold.     
An artist packet will be distributed on the morning of the event at the hospitality center located at The First Art Gallery of Olathe. An official (artist name and booth number) sign must be displayed prominently by 11:00 am on Saturday to be considered for an award.
​Booths are easily accessed by parking next to the event space.
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