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THE GRAND ART FEST 2019

Location:
Barber Motorsports Museum and Park
Birmingham, Alabama (South)

Phone: 205-595-6306
Event Dates: 4/6/19 - 4/7/19
Application Deadline: 2/25/19 Midnight CST
5 day(s) and 8 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury/Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary


2nd JURY APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25th

With an audience of 55,000 visitors, the inaugural THE GRAND ART FEST will join the 10th Annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst alongside its elite races and special events like Wine Down with Indy, on Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, at Barber Mortorsports Museum & Park in Birmingham, Alabama.  
 
THE GRAND will spotlight fine art, functional arts & crafts, folk art, and design exhibitors from around the nation at the inaugural event. With warm artist hospitality, and an engaged, caring, experienced staff, we hope you will consider being a featured art and design exhibitor at THE GRAND ART FEST!
 

General Information

IMPORTANT DATES
2nd Jury Application Deadline:
Monday, February 25, 2019
Jury Dates:
February 26 - March 3, 2019
Artist/Exhibitor Notified by Jury:
Monday, March 4, 2019
Accept Invitation & Booth Purchase Deadline:
Monday, March 11, 2019
 
SHOW DATES AND HOURS
Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
 
SET-UP
Friday, April 5, 2019
Artists/exhibitors are given a designated 1.5 hour time slot between 8:00am – 4:00pm to pull vehicle up to their site location. Use of nearby, free parking is available therafter to park and return to finish set-up if necessary.
Load-in time request should be sent to artistcoordinator@findartbirmingham.com upon acceptance. Load-in time slot requests are given on basis of geography, health concerns, work, and dependents. Load-in time slot requests are not guaranteed accommodation.
 
BOOTH INFO
Outdoor Booth Spaces - 200 Limit
Single: 10’x10’
Double: 20’ x 10’
 
BOOTH FEES – select only one. Fees Due: March 11, 2019
Single Booth - $360
Double Booth - $735
Multi Artist/Exhibitor Booth – Inquire via email at artistcoordinator@findartbirmingham.com
 
FEES – ***Fees not paid by March 11, 2019 may result in loss of placement at the Festival. To request a late payment arrangement call the GRAND OFFICE at 205-595-6306.

Pay by Credit Card: 205-595-6306

Make Checks payable to:
FACC or Foundation for Arts & Cultural Connections, Inc.
1128 Glen View Road, Birmingham, Al 35222

CANCELLATIONS – Cancellations must be submitted in writing to THE GRAND office at artistcoordinator@findartbirmingham.com
50% refund if cancellation received by March 1, 2019
No refunds will be issued after March 1
 
RENTALS (Optional) all rentals are set-up by site staff prior to your arrival.
Tent  Rental Fee:
Single Tent - $500 - 10x10 tent with wrap-around non-translucent sides
Double Tent - $900 - 20x10 tent with wrap-around non-translucent sides
6ft Table & 2 Chairs Rental: $TBD

SITE REQUESTS
All site requests considered, but not guaranteed. Our policy for honoring special site requests: medical reasons, physical limitations, heavy or cumbersome artwork, and/or artists traveling together.
 
PRE-FESTIVAL INFO
Pre-festival Memo with - site placement - directions - parking passes - load-in and load-out instructions, hospitality, etc. will be emailed to you Mid-March 2019.

SALES & TAXES
Each artist is responsible for their own sales tax. Transactions must include 10% sales tax. Business License not required. THE GRAND requires artists to turn in sales tax by 3 separate checks in provided envelopes during Sunday Check Out. Artists without checks must pay taxes w/ credit card and are charged a 5% fee on amount owed.
4% City of Birmingham
4% State of AL
2% Jefferson County

ARTIST AMENITIES
THE GRAND ART FEST wants to ensure that your participation is a positive experience. During the Festival, the following amenities are offered to all artists:
Continental Breakfast Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Artist name and booth number listed in 2018 Event materials
Free exhibitor parking
24 hour security
Booth Sitting by festival volunteers
Comprehensive advertising and publicity is planned for THE GRAND including tv, radio, print, web and social media.


MEDIUMS | CATEGORIES
Painting – Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, such as canvas, with oil and/or acrylic paint or sticks.
 
Watercolor – Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors.
 
Drawing – Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, such as paper, using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, etc. or from a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.
 
2-D Mixed Media – Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Two-dimensional Mixed Media should include more than one of the following: paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking or collage.
   
Printmaking – Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones or screens. All prints exhibited must be signed and numbered as a limited edition. Exhibitor must disclose and display both their creative and printing processes during the Festival.
 
Photography – Photographic prints made from the artist’s original negatives that have been processed either by the artist or under his/her direct supervision. All photographs exhibited must be signed and numbered as a limited edition. Exhibitor must disclose and display both their creative and printing processes during the Festival.
 
Computer Generated – Images made with the assistance of a computer. All digital images exhibited must be signed and numbered as a limited edition. Exhibitor must disclose and display both their creative and printing processes in their booth during the Festival.
 
Sculpture – Three dimensional work done in any medium.
 
3D Mixed Media – Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Three-dimensional Mixed Media should include more than one of the following: metal, wood, clay, paper, fiber, glass, or any other three-dimensional objects.
 
Metalwork – Artwork created through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work is allowed.
 
Glass – Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln formed or have been crafted by glass blowing, fusing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved. No forms of mass production are permitted.
 
Clay – Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign each piece. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.
 
Wood – Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved. Embellished manufactured wood items are not permitted.
 
Furniture – Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved. Embellished or painted, store bought furniture is not permitted.
 
Fiber – All work crafted from fibers, including basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry and papermaking. No machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted. All factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artists, are not accepted in this category.
   
Jewelry – All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials should apply in this category. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work is allowed.
 
Other – All other categories of art, craft, and design.

Rules/Regulations

ARTIST/EXHIBITOR RULES
1. Artist/exhibitor or agent MUST be present during THE GRAND hours both days of the event. THE GRAND reserves the right to close down or remove any booth in which the artist/exhibitor or agent is not present. Failure to follow this rule makes the artist/exhibitor ineligible for future shows.
2. All artists/exhibitors are required to check in at the Exhibitor Check-In on Friday, April 5.
3. All artwork must be the artist’s original work, no representations, and all artwork must be available for sale.
4. Artists/exhibitors may exhibit artwork/products only in the category in which he/she was accepted.
5. All two-dimensional work must be framed, matted or stretched.
6. Photographers and Digital artists may only sell signed and numbered works of limited editions of 250 or less.
7. Artists/exhibitors who break down displays or depart before closing time on any day of THE GRAND will not be allowed to return the following day or to future shows unless proof of an emergency is presented.
8. A site qualifying committee will examine each booth and may question artists/exhibitors about the authenticity of artwork/products to ensure that all items are original and made by the artist/exhibitor present, and that the rules and conditions of THE GRAND are adhered to by each participating artist/exhibitor.
 
DISPLAY & PRESENTATION
Artists/exhibitors  are responsible for their own display which must be substantial enough to withstand weather and crowds. Each artist/exhibitor is responsible for own work and display in case of loss or damage.
All 2D work should be appropriately prepared for display. Items not framed (watercolors, drawings, graphics, photographs, prints, et al) must be displayed in a portfolio or hung using an artistic display alternative.
 
REPRODUCTION POLICY
If a work of art already exists (as a painting, watercolor, drawing, photograph, etc.) and is copied by digital or photographic means and printed on an offset press, serigraph press or through a computer by means of an ink jet  or electrostatic printer, this would be a reproduction. This includes Giclees. Commercial reproductions of the artist’s original work ARE acceptable ONLY if displayed in a portfolio or bin and clearly labeled, “Reproduction, not a limited edition print.” Any reproductions may not exceed 30% of the work offered for sale. The Selection Committee reserves the right to review and approve all works to be exhibited.
 
UNACCEPTABLE WORK
Commercially-manufactured items or items made from commercial kits or molds may NOT be exhibited.
 
SALES & TAXES
Each artist is responsible for their own sales tax. Transactions must include 10% sales tax. Business License not required. THE GRAND requires artists to turn in sales tax by 3 separate checks in provided envelopes during Sunday Check Out. Artists without checks pay taxes w/ credit card and are charged a 5% fee on amount owed.
4% City of Birmingham
4% State of AL
2% Jefferson County
 
TENT WEIGHTS
Required (30-40lb per leg)
NO STAKES ALLOWED.
 
RAIN OR SHINE
The event does not close during intermittent rain, unless the weather pattern suggests severe weather. Come prepared for rain or shine.
 
 
CANCELLATIONS – Cancellations must be submitted in writing to THE GRAND office at artistcoordinator@findartbirmingham.com
50% refund if cancellation received by March 1, 2019
No refunds will be issued after March 1


FEES – ***Fees not paid by March 11, 2019 may result in loss of placement at the Festival. To request a late payment arrangement call the GRAND OFFICE at 205-595-6306.

Pay by Credit Card: 205-595-6306

Make Checks payable to:
FACC or Foundation for Arts & Cultural Connections, Inc.
1128 Glen View Road, Birmingham, Al 35222
 
 
Any breach of these Rules/Regulations forfeits all rights of the artist, and will result in immediate removal from the show without a refund.
 

IMPORTANT DATES
2nd Jury Application Deadline:
Monday, February 25, 2019
Jury Dates:
February 26 - March 3, 2019
Artist/Exhibitor Notified by Jury:
Monday, March 4, 2019
Accept Invitation & Booth Purchase Deadline:
Monday, March 11, 2019

 
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