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Valparaiso Art Festival Late Application 2019 Amdur Productions 2019

Location:
Indiana Avenue and Lafayette Street
Valparaiso, Indiana (Midwest)

Phone: 8479264300
Event Dates: 6/29/19 - 6/30/19
Application Deadline: 6/24/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (2019 Valparaiso Art Festival Late Application Fee): $25.00

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Event Summary
Spaces still available! 
Please Note
: This is a "late application". Invitations are determined on space and jury score at the time of the submitted application. We will let you know via email within a week of your application status. If you bought a Pro Pass, please contact Amdur Productions at 
info@amdurproductions.com for instructions to apply. 

Amdur Productions proudly announce a new show on the streets of Valparaiso, Indiana this June 29 and 30! The city of Valparaiso couldn’t be more excited for and supportive of this art festival. Home to many well attended different themed events, Valparaiso is excited to bring an art festival to their summer of fun. The festival will take place in the downtown area along vibrant streets full of charming cafes, restaurants and shops.

Valparaiso is located about an hour south of Chicago and about 40 minutes from Michigan City. Valparaiso has a population of over 33,000. This festival is supported by the City of Valparaiso and Valparaiso Events to ensure the entire community comes out to support the event.

Artists will have opportunities to interact with the public through art talks and demonstrations all weekend long.  Artists will be able to drive up to their booth spaces for load-in. Artists will be able to rent tents, tables, chairs, and assistance (fees apply) to make load-in and load-out even easier. Booth sitters and parking will be provided at no additional to artists!

General Information
Key Facts
  • Load-in and load-out assistance available (fee)
  • Easy drive up and set up
  • Free parking
  • Good for newbies
  • Rental of weights, tents, and panels available (fee)
Festival Highlights
  • Exhibitor Spaces: About 100
  • Staff Support: Amdur Productions staff is present on site throughout the entire festival to assist artists from load in to load out.
  • Load-in: Artists will be able to drive up to their booth spaces.
  • Booth Sitting: Amdur Productions staff is available to booth sit for artists throughout the entire festival.
  • Artist Parking: Amdur Productions reserves close day and overnight parking for artists at no additional cost.
  • Tent Rental: Artists may rent tents, tables, pro-panels, and weights through the festival. Tents are commercial grade and rental includes delivery, set up, weights and removal.
  • ProPanel Rental: We will have limited “pro-panel” walls available for artists. Rental is on a first come/first served basis, quantity is limited.
  • Set Up/Take Down Help: Booth set up and take down assistance is available on a scheduled reserved time and 30 minute cost basis.
  • Break Room: An artist break room/area provides refreshments throughout the festival for artists.
  • Hotel Rooms: Amdur Productions works with a company that provides discounts at local hotels and rental properties for each festival.
  • Marketing: A large multi-layered marketing plan supports this show. Professional public relations ensure high visibility for this festival.
  • Security: Over night security is provided.
Wait List Policy
A wait list is selected from the jury's scores in each category, and wait listed artists are invited into the show as cancellations occur in that particular category. Wait list artists can be accepted up to and on the day of the show and will be notified by phone and/or email when a booth becomes available.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in written form and submitted by mail, fax, or email. Emails should be sent to the Director of Artist Relations, Caitlin, at Caitlin@AmdurProductions.com.
If an artist cancels a show on or before April 8, 2019, they will be given a refund for the amount they have paid towards the booth, less $50 processing fee. Application fees and permit fees are non-refundable. No refunds after April 8, 2019.
Artists that cancel after April 8, 2019 can have the amount that they have paid toward their booth fee transferred to another 2019 Amdur Productions’ festival balance. The fee to transfer is $125. Permit fees and application fees are non-transferable between festivals.

No Show Policy
Artists who have not checked in and/or notified Amdur Productions with a message via festival phone (224-253-2330), office phone (847-926-4300), or email (info@amdurproductions.com) by 7:30 am on the first day of festival, will be considered a NO SHOW and the assigned space will be forfeited with no refund.

Rules/Regulations
Festival Eligibility
  1. All artwork submitted to jury, displayed and presented for sale at festivals must be created, designed and made or made under the direct supervision of the accepted artist(s). All artwork shown must be for sale.
  2. An artist may apply in more than one category, but not twice in the same category.
  3. Jewelry created through fabrication and casting is allowed if the original casts are made by the artist.
  4. No commercial casts/molds or production studio work allowed.
  5. No factory produced items may be shown.
  6. Photography/Digital art: Original work made by the hands of the photographer is allowed. Only one size of an image may be hung in a booth. All printing of images must be done by the photographer or under their direct supervision.
  7. Artists must create their work from start to finish.
  8. The Artist certifies that jury images submitted represent their current original work and represent the category and body of art that will be displayed at the festival.
  9. Art collaborators (up to two artists in total) producing a single item qualify as an exhibitor. A collaborator is not an employee or helper. If artists enter as a collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the application and art shown must be signed by both.
  10. No work made solely by apprentices or employees is allowed. All artwork must be made in the country the artist resides in.
  11. “Buy/sell” items are strictly prohibited from all or part of an artist’s booth. Buy/Sell is any art or object that is purchased from a manufacturer or maker other than the artist and sold at a festival as “original” work. The restriction of buy/sell work is in ALL categories of art at ALL shows.
  12. Multiples: Limited editions of work in which the artist hand manipulates plates, stones, or screens numbered and signed in editions up to 500 are allowed and are an artist’s original body of work. Reproductions by mechanical techniques including “giclee” and “iris” prints must be signed and numbered (up to 500). Artists may display reproductions on up to 10 linear feet of their booth, and at the Port Clinton Art Festival in one bin only.
Festival Policies
  1. Acceptance is non-transferable. Booths cannot be split.
  2. All festivals are drug-free. No smoking is allowed in or near artists’ booths.
  3. Accepted artists must be present during all festival hours. No agents, representatives, family members or friends are permitted as a substitute for the accepted artists’ attendance, unless express exception is granted in special circumstances.
  4. Any artist closing the booth prior to the end of the show without permission will not be permitted to return the next day or in future years.
  5. Only artwork in the category accepted through the jury process is allowed. It is the exclusive right of the Festival Committee to remove work that is not in compliance with festival rules. See Amdurproductions.com for full info.
  6. Discount/sales signs, and ribbons from other shows are not allowed except at The Highwood Starving Artists Show.
  7. Each exhibitor is responsible to collecting and remitting local sales tax to the State’s Department of Revenue as required by law.
  8. White tents only.
Reproduction and Limited Edition Prints Policy
Fine art reproductions must be clearly and individually labeled as a limited edition which is signed and numbered on the front of each piece. The method of reproduction and brief process description must be on the back. Browse bins may be used, but reproductions may not be mixed with originals. Framed reproductions may be hung on one wall not to exceed a total of ten linear feet. No laser prints or photo copies permitted.
Limited Edition Prints are printed works for which the artist hand manipulates the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition. These hand pulled prints are considered to be originals. Printmakers are encouraged to identify their process.

Booth Information
Jury and Exhibit Space Fees
$25 Jury Fee (non-refundable)
$350 Exhibit Space Fee

Exhibit Space
Spaces are 10’ X 10’ and work must be contained within the assigned space. You may not infringe on another space physically or audibly. Exhibitors must have a white tent. All tables must be skirted to the ground. Only one artist’s work or the work of two approved collaborating artists may be displayed per booth. Artist must keep their area clean and orderly. Double spaces are considered and must be occupied by two tents.

An artist requesting a corner must either have the corner wall open or use the outside wall to display art.
Special booth space and special needs requests will be accepted but are not guaranteed. We will make every effort to meet all special requests on a first come, first served basis. Additional charges may apply. Please include all booth requests on the registration form.

During the festival, all exhibits will be visited by a festival representative to ensure that they are in compliance with our festival policies. It is the exclusive right and responsibility of the Festival Staff to call for the removal of work that is not in compliance with the festival policies and requirements. Non-compliance may result in expulsion from the festival or refusal of future festival participation.

Requirements
All canopies are required to be white and able to withstand winds and rain and be properly weighted. Properly weighting requires AT LEAST 40 pounds per leg (more in windy weather). Tents must be connected to weights with rope or straps, not bungee cords. Weights may not include cinderblocks or water jugs as they do not meet the 40 pound requirement.
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