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South Haven Art Fair 2019 - 61st Annual

Location:
Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Ave.
South Haven, Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: 269-637-1041
Event Dates: 6/29/19 - 6/30/19
Application Deadline: 4/13/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

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Event Summary
The South Haven Center for the Arts is proud to host the 61st Annual South Haven Art Fair on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. South Haven is a coastal tourist destination for over 500,000 summer visitors from around the world and attracts massive Fourth of July crowds. Art Fair takes place in a beautiful wooded park one block from Lake Michigan and South Haven’s North Beach.
 
Artists have the option to set up on Friday, June 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or Saturday, June 29 from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Assigned booth sites have direct vehicle access for convenient unloading and loading. SHCA provides overnight security on both Friday and Saturday.
 
Our goals are to provide a successful environment for exhibiting artists, creatively market the event to a wide range of potential buyers, and provide a professional awards program by credentialed judges. We are ready to make this year's art fair one of the best and we welcome you to join us!

General Information
ART FAIR CALENDAR:
Art Fair dates: Saturday, June 29 and Sunday June 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Application begins: Monday, January 14, 2019
Application deadline: Saturday, March 9, 2019, midnight EST
Jurying: Friday, March 15, 2019, midnight EST
Second Round of Jurying for waitlist: Saturday, April 13, 2019, midnight EST, Jewelry, Wood, and Fiber categories are closed.  No longer accepting Jewelry, Wood, or Fiber applications.
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xtended Booth fee deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 EST - first come, first serve
Cancellation refund deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, midnight EST
Set up dates & time: Friday, June 28, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 29, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 
LOCATION & CHECK-IN:
Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Ave., South Haven, MI. The check-in booth is located on the corner of Woodman St. and Park Ave., both one-way streets. It is best to approach the park exiting from Highway 196 at Exit 22, North Shore Drive. Continue west past the roundabout, turn left onto Woodman St., and drive one block to the check-in area. Artist parking is provided onsite. The City of South Haven strictly prohibits overnight camping in Stanley Johnson Park.
 
ELIGILBILITY:
All work must be created by the exhibiting artist. The original concept, design, and execution must be attributable solely to the artist displaying their work. All artists will be juried. All work on display must be consistent with images submitted. Artists must be 18 years or older.
 
FEES:
 
  • There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee, due Saturday, March 8, 2019, midnight EST.
  • A booth fee of $225.00 for each reserved booth space is required after notice of acceptance and is due by Sunday, March 31, 2019, midnight EST. Corner boothes are available for an additional $100 booth fee. Two booths can be purchased to have a double booth.
  • You may pay fees by credit card on the ZAPPlication® website, or mail a check or money order to 600 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI 49090. Make check or money order payable to South Haven Center for the Arts.
 
AWARDS
Awards to All-Around Best in Show. Onsite judging takes place the first day of the show, and will be done by arts professionals. The following prizes will be awarded based on artistic excellence across all categories.

Best of Show / First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100

Rules/Regulations
HOW TO APPLY:
  • Artists must apply online at www.ZAPPlication.orgThe application and a $30.00 non-refundable application fee are due by Saturday, March 9, 2019, midnight EST. Second Round applications due April 13. Jewelery, Wood, and Fiber catergories are closed.
  • A booth fee of $225.00 for each reserved booth space is required after notice of acceptance and is due by extended deadline Tuesday, April 30, 2019, midnight EST.
  • You may pay both the application fee and the booth fee by credit card on the ZAPPlication® website, or mail a check or money order to 600 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI 49090. Make check or money order payable to South Haven Center for the Arts.
  • Each application must include five (5) digital images: four (4) of artwork and one (1) of booth display. Any image may be considered and used for publicity purposes. Digital images must show current, original artwork and be representative of work being sold and/or displayed in your booth. Applications without booth images will not be considered.
  • Jurors will review the five (5) digital images as a group for each applicant. Images will be scored from 1 (low) to 5 (high). The highest scores in each category will be invited to participate in the art fair. 
  • If you need help with image dimensions, please refer to ZAPPlication help videos. We are not able to assist with resizing or uploading images.
AMENITIES:
  • Extensive marketing and publicity using newspaper, magazine, social media and radio advertising
  • Free artist parking onsite
  • Vehicle access to booth site for easy setup and teardown
  • Private security patrolling the park overnight Friday and Saturday
  • Artist hospitality: Morning coffee, pastries and bottled water
  • Friendly volunteer booth sitters available for artist breaks
  • Committee members and volunteers are dedicated to welcoming artists and having a successful art fair. 
  • If you would like more information on the City of South Haven or lodging please visit www.southhaven.org or www.southhavenmi.com.
POLICIES:
South Haven Art Fair policies will be enforced to promote the highest level of artist participation and integrity.
  • Photo ID required at check-in.
  • Only the accepted artist may register. Collaborating artists are invited, but must apply as a single entry only. If accepted, only one booth will be issued, and only finished work that is the result of the collaborative process may be displayed and/or sold.
  • Applying in more than one category is permitted. If applying in more than one category, you will need a separate ZAPPlication, fee and required images for each application. Only one category will be accepted. Artists may exhibit and sell work only in the medium or category in which the work was accepted; no “cross-merchandising” is permitted within a single booth.
  • All work exhibited and/or sold at the fair must be original and of the artist’s own creation. Commercially made products will not be accepted, i.e., kits, molds, patterns, plans, pre-fabricated forms, or other commercial methods.
  • Mass produced items are not permitted at the South Haven Art Fair. Mass production is defined as works produced in large quantities that are essentially identical or have minimum differentiation, modification or enhancement by the artist. Mass produced clothing of any kind is not permitted.
  • Digital images must show current/original artwork and be representative of work being sold and/or displayed in your booth.
  • Each application must include five (5) images: four (4) of artwork; and one (1) of booth display. Any of your images may be considered and used for publicity purposes.
  • Booth image requirements must be representative of the booth quality you intend to provide at the fair. Please do not submit an image with any identifiable signage or photo of the artist. Everything that is visible in your booth from the front of the booth at the fair must be seen in the booth image. Browse boxes, flip bins, etc. must appear in the booth image if they are visible from the front of the booth at the fair. The purpose is to ensure that you have a complete body of work which is represented in the first four (4) images and to give us a fair and accurate representation of your total, overall layout as it will appear in the fair.
  • Except for reasonable, short breaks, artists must be present in their booth for the duration of the art fair. Booth sitters will be available for artist breaks. 
  • Displays are to remain intact until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, the close of the art fair, and no vehicles are permitted in the booth area until after 5:00 p.m.
  • Quality Coordinator(s) will monitor all displays throughout the fair to ensure exhibitors comply with art fair rules.
  • Reproduction Policy and Guidelines: A reproduction is defined as an existing work of art by the artist that the artist has reproduced digitally or printed. A participating artist may only sell his or her own reproductions and must meet the following requirements: any reproduced artwork sold at the art fair must be clearly marked as reproduction. Reproductions must be prominently signed, numbered, and labeled in editions that do not exceed 250. Reproduced art cards may be sold only if they are clearly labeled as reproductions.  ​
  • An Artist Statement must be displayed during the art fair.
  • A booth sign bearing the artist name, booth number, medium, city and state will be provided. This must be prominently displayed in the front right corner of the booth, to assist the onsite jurying process and be within easy reach of the juror assistants.
  • Pets are not permitted onsite at any time and the City of South Haven strictly prohibits overnight camping in Stanley Johnson Park.
  • Artists are solely responsible for all sales taxes.
If you need assistance please contact us at SHCA, Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Phone 269.637.1041 or email southhavenartfair@gmail.com.

Booth Information
BOOTH:
Exhibit spaces are approximately 12 ft. wide by 12 ft. deep. Artists will be able to view the site map and request booths upon acceptance to the show. Booth requests are honored whenever possible. First preference is given to returning artists and the previous year’s media category winners. Corner booths are available for an additional $100 booth fee. Two booths can be purchased to have a double booth.

BOOTH SETUP:
  • Check-in and booth setup begins at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 in Stanley Johnston Park. Check-in closes promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29.
  • Booth packets will be issued at the artist check-in site located at the corner of Woodman St. and Park Ave. 
  • The park officially closes at 10:00 p.m. and no one is allowed inside the park except security. The City of South Haven strictly prohibits overnight camping in Stanley Johnson Park.  
  • Check-in will resume on Saturday, June 29 at 6:00 a.m. and set up must be completed by 9:00 a.m. 
  • All booths must display the booth number sign located in your booth packet, identifying the artist, category, city and state on the front right corner of the booth.

MEDIA CATEGORIES
  • Clay/Ceramics: (Functional & Non-Functional)
  • Digital Art: Digital Art is original work created on a computer. 
  • Drawing
  • Fiber (Decorative & Wearable)
  • Glass
  • Jewelry (Precious & Non-Precious)
  • Pastel
  • Painting (Watercolor, Oils, & Acrylic)
  • Photography: Photographs must be made from the artist’s original image, film or digital.
  • Printmaking: Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples.
  • Mixed Media (2D)
  • Sculpture: Figurative or abstract 3D decorative works using traditional stone, clay, metal or mixed materials.
  • Wood: (Functional & Non-Functional
 
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