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Art Fair at StoneCreek 2019 - 2nd Annual

Location:
626 Circle B Lane
Mountain Home, Arkansas (South)

Event Dates: 9/27/19 - 9/29/19
Application Deadline: 8/15/19 Midnight CST
111 day(s) and 21 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

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Event Summary
Art Fair at StoneCreek invites you to apply to join us September 27-29, 2019 in a magical setting at StoneCreek Ranch in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The three-day event offers 31 10x10 indoor booths in the arena (with a wood floor and a chandelier!), 6 12 x 12 indoor stables, and 1 double premium space with the potential for outdoor booths. There is plentiful and convenient parking for shoppers, and food trucks! Show and sell your art in the beautiful heart of the Ozarks. Venue photos at ArtFairAtStoneCreek.com.

On-site lodging is available at the ranch for competetive prices. Contact Karry at 870-424-7433.

General Information
Thank you for your interest in Art Fair at StoneCreek, the only show of its kind in north central Arkansas, between Lake Norfork and Bull Shoals Lake, near the trout-famous White River, and neighbor to the Buffalo National River. It's beautiful here! The Twin Lakes Area is ranked as one of the top places to retire in Rand McNally's Retirement Places Rated and AARP's Sun Belt Retirement. We have lots of art-seeking people here with discretionary money and time to enjoy the art you make.

CONTACT
In an effort to reduce waste, our communication with you will be through email. Your contacts for the event are:
Deb Peterson at deb@debpeterson.com, 870-656-7071
Karry Bass at scr@centurytel.net, 870-424-7433


You can find photos and additional info at ArtFairAtStoneCreek.com.

Art Fair at StoneCreek
P.O. Box 130
Cotter, AR 72626

StoneCreek Ranch is located 20 minutes from Mountain Home at 626 Circle B Lane. Major turns will be marked for artists and shoppers.

FEES
Application fee: $20 (non-refundable)
Booth fees:
10 x 10 with one open side: $150
10 x 10 with two open sides: $175
10 x 10 with three sides: $200 (one available)
12 x 12 stable: $200 (6 available)
12 x 24 premium space: $500 (one available)

PayPal and credit cards are accepted via ZAPP. Insufficient funds on credit cards will be charged a $40 fee, after which only money orders and cashier checks will be accepted. Check and money order payments must be received within 5 days of application submission. Applicants not in compliance will not be juried.

IMPORTANT 2019 DATES
August 15: Application deadline
August 16-19: Jury process
August 20: Invitations sent
August 25: Invitation acceptance and fee deadline
(Booths will be assigned on a first-paid, first-served basis, and will be selected by the event hosts)
September 1: Deadline for cancellations
(Refunds will be given if booth is filled through the waitlist)
September 26-27: Booth setup, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday
September 27: Art Fair at StoneCreek open 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
September 28: Art Fair at StoneCreek open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September 29: Art Fair at StoneCreek open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 29-30: Tear down after 4 p.m. Artists who break down early will not be invited back.

CHECKLIST
1. Completed application for each media entered.
2. Four images of your work and one booth image per media.
3. $20 non-refundable entry fee per media.

MARKETING
We had a big turnout our first year and expect even more shoppers this year. We are dedicated to getting the word out. We have agreements with our local radio, TV, magazine, and newspaper for press, will send 150+ press releases to media and art organizations in Arkansas and the surrounding states, will post the event on all Arkansas event websites, and will send flyers to all local hotels, resorts, B&Bs, and marinas to share with their guests. Artists receive digital and print posters to share with their networks.
  • KTLO-FM, one of our sponsors, is the premier station in the Twin Lakes Area
  • XL-7 TV, our local television station
  • Marvelous! Magazine, a regional women's magazine
  • The Baxter Bulletin, local newspaper
  • 150+ press releases have been sent to all art and news organizations in Arkansas and surrounding states
  • Facebook event page
  • Email blast through ZAPP
  • Email blast through the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce
  • MailChimp email newsletter to 850+ subscribers
  • Artist networks

MEDIA CATEGORIES
We will strive for a balance of media that represents a wide range of creativity, but we do not have a quota in each media category.

2-D MIXED MEDIA
Two-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in production.
3-D MIXED MEDIA
Three-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in production.
CERAMICS
All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. No machine made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
DRAWING
Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons, etc. or from fluid midea of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.
FIBER
All works crafted from fibers, including leather, paper, basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry, and papermaking. Machine tooling, machine screened patterns, or miscellaneous froms of mass production are not permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist are permitted.
GLASS
Glass works that may be functional or purely decorative in design. Works that have been crafted via glass blowing, molding, or casting, as well as works that have been kiln-formed. Works may be etched or engraved. No form of mass production is permitted.
JEWELRY
All jewelery, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic, or other materials. No commercial casts, molds, mass production, or production studio work is permitted.
PAINTING
Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographic prints made from the artist's original negative or digital file. Computer manipulation must be divulged.
PRINTMAKING
Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones, or screens. Prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition. Printmakers must disclose their creative and printing processes.
SCULPTURE
Three-dimensional original work created in any media.
WOOD
Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine worked, turned, or carved.

JURY PROCESS
Our jurors will not see artist names. All images submitted for jurying should be anonymous and not include any identifying marks. Please do not include yourself in any of the images. The jury process will take place online through ZAPP. Each juror will review the images submitted by each artist and rate them 1, 2, 4, or 5. 3 will be eliminated to promote clear decisions. Artists will be allowed to see their score and any comments, although the juror who made the comment will be anonymous.

Our jurors will all be accomplished artists.

ARTIST AMENITIES
The arena at StoneCreek, where the indoor booths are located, will be secure at night. Artists are responsible for any loss or damage.

There will be a large space indoors for storage and artist breaks.

We are booking food trucks and will have coffee and water available for artists.

Cell phone reception at the ranch is poor, but wifi is available for your credit card sales. If you have Wifi Calling, your phones will be fine. If you have an older phone, you will need to drive to the top of the hill or use the ranch's land line to make a call.

StoneCreek Ranch offers 2 cabins and 8 lodge rooms for rent during the event, awarded on a first-paid, first-served basis. Contact Karry at 870-424-7433.

There are plenty of places to stay in nearby Mountain Home and throughout the Twin Lakes Area: hotels, B&Bs, and resorts on the rivers and lakes. Campgrounds are also available in the area.


Rules/Regulations
  • A picture ID is required at registration.
  • No buy/sell.
  • All work must be original, handcrafted work.
  • Work done by a production studio is not permitted.
  • Artists must be available at their booth throughout the fair so shoppers can meet them.
  • You must choose a category and submit an application for each category if you choose to show in more than one category.
  • Collaborating artists are defined as Artist Partner in ZAPP. If collaborating, only the work done by both artists may be shown and both artists must be available in the booth.
  • Artists are required to display an artist statement describing how the work is made with the materials used.
  • Artists are responsible for their own insurance and protection of their work and setup. Art Fair at StoneCreek is not responsible for losses or damages.
  • Artists are not permitted to relocate booth space during the fair.
  • All work must be for sale. Artists keep 100% of their sales and are responsible for the collection and reporting of applicable sales tax. The sales tax in Mountain Home/Baxter County is 8.5%. Art Fair at StoneCreek does not take a commission.
  • Artists shall abide by all local ordinances, regulations and rules, including but not limited to no firearms within the fair boundary, and no open flames.
  • September 15 is the deadline for cancellations. Refunds will be given if your canceled booth space is filled through the waitlist.
  • Waitlist Artists - In the event space does become available, artists will be notifed ASAP and all fees will be due immediately.
  • Artists must keep their booth whole and open until 4 p.m. Sunday. Artists who break down early will not be invited back.
  • Booths will be marked on the floor with tape. Artists are responsible for bringing all booth furniture. Chairs are available at no charge.


Booth Information
Booths available:
10 x 10 with one open side: $150 (23)
10 x 10 with two open sides: $175 (7)
10 x 10 with three sides: $200 (1)
12 x 12 stable: $200 (6 )
12 x 24 premium space: $500 (1)

If there is demand, we will open up outdoor booth spaces. The outdoor space does not have power. No generators are allowed. Electricity is available indoors, but you must bring your own long, heavy duty extension cord.

We will strive for a balance of media, and assign booths in an effort to space like categories throughout the venue.
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