Event Information

CCAD Spring Art Fair 2019

Loann Crane Center for Design, 112 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH, Ohio (Midwest)

Phone: 614-222-4045
Event Dates: 4/6/19 - 4/6/19
Application Deadline: 2/12/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00


Event Summary
The CCAD Spring Art Fair fills the Loann Crane Center for Design with over 120 tables of CCAD artists who represent a wide variety of media and price points. Our artists keep 100% of the profits on cash, credit and check sales after paying the jury and booth fees, but students can waive the jury fee ($25). Applicant exhibitors will be judged based on student or alumni standing, allocating approximately 60% of the tables to current students and 40% to alumni. Booth fees for invited artists are $25 for students and $75 for alumni.

General Information
The CCAD Spring Art Fair

The CCAD Spring Art Fair is a juried showcase of works by students and alumni, held on campus twice a year on the first Saturday in December and the first Saturday in April.  

The purpose of this event is to:
A. Provide Columbus College of Art & Design students the opportunity to…
• Practice communicating the purpose, inspiration, and techniques of their work.
• Learn the process of participating in a juried art show.
• Engage with the community.
• Earn money for their creations.
B. Engage the Columbus community and art scene with CCAD.
C. Raise money for student scholarships.
D. Offer alumni an opportunity to…
• Reengage with CCAD.
• Earn money for their creations.
• Engage as mentors for current students.

Applications Open: January 12th, 2019
Application Deadline: February 12th, 2019 (Midnight)
Jurying Starts: Friday, February 21st, 2019
Jurying Ends: Wednesday, March 7, 2019
Artist Notifications Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 (by 5:00 pm)
Accept Invitation & Purchase Deadline: Thursday, March 14 (Midnight)
Show Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019


Jury Fee: $25 - due with application (Deadline February 12, 2019)
Current students will receive the coupon code to waive the jury fee via the MyCCAD Newsletter updates. Students must use the coupon code when submitting the application. No refunds are given if you pay and forget to use the code!
• Alumni may not use the coupon code. Alumni who use the student coupon code will be removed from the adjudication process.
Jury fees are non-refundable.  Any exhibitor who cancels after 8:00 AM on April 1st may be unable to exhibit for two (2) shows.

Booth Fee: $25 students / $75 for alumni - due Thursday, March 14th at midnight OR within 3 business days of notification, whichever is shorter. NOTE: Students must use a coupon code to pay the reduced $25 booth fee. This will be supplied to invited student artists.
*See Display section under Booth Information for more details.

The CCAD Spring Art Fair will use the digital application known as ZAPPlication. Slides and paper applications will not be accepted. Digital images must be submitted via the internet (www.zapplication.org).

Artist Statement:
Exhibitors are asked to submit a statement of two-hundred (200) characters or less that describe the materials and techniques used to create the artwork, leaving out personally identifying information, as the statement will be read by the jury during the selection process. At least 100 artists will be selected as well as wait list applicants. CCAD reserves the right to balance its show through artists on the wait list.

Collaborative Work:
Artists may apply to “share a table” by registering as a team (This is a profile setting in ZAPP) and submitting one application with 4 images, which should capture the nature of the artwork from both artists evenly. Collaborative work is limited to two artists. Collaborative/Team applications with one student artist and one non-student artist are NOT eligible for the student waiver. Non-students who apply the coupon code to the application fee will be removed from the adjudication process.

Jury Process:
The CCAD Spring Art Fair utilizes a blind jury, conducted by panel of qualified artists and art professionals. This selection committee views the four (4) submitted images consecutively, in the order that they were uploaded. When the juror opens a particular image the process, materials, dimensions for each image and “Description of Materials and Techniques” are displayed. The four images also appear to each juror consecutively in a horizontal grouping along with the scoring feature. Scoring is 1 (low) to 5 (high). All scores are combined and averaged. Each juror records scores anonymously and may provide comments. 

Jurors are expected to look for high-quality work that shows an understanding of art practices, communicates intention, expresses a high level of creativity, originality, skill and technique, and is developed. Artwork that is not photographed well, is sloppy, unifinshed, or lacking in skill and technique will be juried accordingly. 

Jurors: TBA

Please read the "Legal Agreement" via the link at the end of this application (click 'View Legal Agreement', just above the button to apply to the fair). This contains important information about your participation and policies- including the inability to get refunds- that you will be subject to once you submit your application.


Exhibiting artists must be CCAD Students or Alumni. Artists must be present during the entirety of the show hours. Any artist leaving prior to the end of the show will be unable to exhibit for two (2) shows. Agents or representatives of the artist do not replace the requirement of the artist to be present during show hours. Assistants are welcome, but must be registered during set-up by the exhibiting artist. All individuals present at a table during the event must be registered and wearing an official event nametag.

All work shown must be original work. Work made from commercial molds, kits, patterns or copyrighted designs not owned by the artist are not permitted. Any commercially made embellishments must be subordinate to the handcrafted work. All work must be for sale.

CCAD does not charge commission on sales and exhibitors keep all profits on cash, credit and check sales. Exhibitors are responsible for all purchases made by cash, credit or check and should plan to bring adequate change for cash payments and necessary equipment to process credit payments (e.g. Square and a phone or tablet).

UPDATE REGARDING CREDIT TRANSACTIONS: CCAD will not be providing credit card stations during the event. Exhibitors are permitted- and encouraged- to utilize personal electronic payment devices (e.g. Square) to process credit payments. CCAD is not responsible for the actions of any external company providing electronic payment services. Unlike previous events, CCAD will not be facilitating credit payments at this and future events. Please prepare accordingly.

All Exhibitors must file profit with the IRS—CCAD is not responsible for taxes on purchased items. Career Services hosts an optional (but strongly encouraged) Seminar for all exhibitors the week of the sale to discuss pricing, tax responsibilities, and payment processing. Exhibitors with Vendor Licenses should charge the necessary tax rates on all sales.

24-hour security is provided throughout the event, beginning on Friday at 8:00pm. However, all exhibitors display work at their own risk. It is understood that CCAD does not carry insurance to cover personal property of any exhibitor. Exhibitors are considered to be independent contractors, and it is suggested that exhibitors obtain their own insurance.

Booth Information

Friday, April 5, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm – Table set-up

Saturday, April 6, 2019
7:00 am - 8:00 am – Table set-up continues - All exhibitors must be checked in and set up by 8 am
8:00 am - 8:30 am – Table Checks for consistency with juried application
9:00 am - 11:00 am – Doors open to VIPs
11:00 am - 3:00 pm – Doors open to General Admission
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm – Tear Down

Exhibitor booth set-up begins at 5:00 pm on the Friday before the event (April 6, 2018) in the Loann Crane Center for Design and concludes at 8:00 pm; all exhibitors and assistants must be out of the building by 8:00 pm. (An alternative set-up time is Saturday 7:00–8:00 am for exhibitors who pre-notify the coordinator via email at Artfair@ccad.edu at least one-week in advance.)

The Loann Crane Center for Design will be closed from 8:00 pm until 7:00 am. CCAD Security monitors the building overnight and no artwork is permitted to enter or exit the building while it is closed.

Table Checks:
At 8:00 am on Saturday, April 7, 2018, the event coordinators will visit each table to ensure consistency with juried content and items present at the event. Exhibitors will be asked to remove from the building all items for which they were not juried. Exhibitors who misrepresent themselves (have no work aligning with juried items) will be asked to leave and will forfeit participation in future events.

All Exhibitors must have tables completely set-up by 8:00 am on Saturday, April 7, 2018 for table checks.

Exhibitors are limited to a free-standing booth space eight feet wide, five feet deep, and eight feet high (8’ x 5' x 8’). Table options include 5ft, 6ft, or no table (booth only). When exhibitors confirm participation (pay the booth fee) exhibitors also select a table option.  While there are enough tables for all exhibitors, there are limited quantities of specific sizes which are available on a first-come, first-served basis during check-out with Zapplication. Exhibitors who do not select a table will still be provided with one, based on availability. 
All display items must stay within the exhibitor’s assigned 8’ x 5' x 8’ display space. Exhibitors are not permitted to move their table from the booth space or trade spaces with other exhibitors. Exhibitors should be considerate of others; those who do not respect the space of fellow exhibitors will be asked to leave.

Artwork may not be displayed on the walls. Exhibitors must display provided table sign.

All items not removed from the Crane Center at 5 pm on the day of the event will officially become property of CCAD.