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CraftArt Festival 2019

Location:
Downtown St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Florida (South)

Phone: 727-821-7391
Event Dates: 11/23/19 - 11/24/19
Application Deadline: 9/10/19 Midnight EST
55 day(s) and 18 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee April 1, 2019 through August 1, 2019): $35.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Florida CraftArt presents the 22nd Annual CraftArt Festival 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CraftArt Festival 2019 is a juried contemporary craft festival in its 22nd year that attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year. Along with over 110 exhibiting artists, the show features artist demonstrations, interactive arts areas, children’s activities and food trucks. The CraftArt Festival 2019 is held in the heart of the Central Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg, the #1 arts destination for a mid-sized city in the USA.
The CraftArt Festival 2019 is marketed extensively locally, regionally and nationally through print and web ads, social media, radio and digital billboards.   
 

General Information
ELIGIBILITY:
CraftArt Festival 2019
features juried fine craft artists. ‘Fine craft art’ is defined as quality original artwork created by the artist in the mediums of clay, fiber, glass, metal, jewelry, mixed media and wood. Paintings, drawings, photography and/or commercially-made works are not eligible.

JUROR: Sarah Schultz, Executive Director, American Craft Council.

AWARDS:
$10,000 in awards will be selected by the juror and awarded based on the quality of the artist’s body of work regardless of media. Pledged Collectors’ Choice Purchase Awards will be distributed during the CraftArt Festival 2019. Final decisions concerning awards are at the sole discretion of the juror:
• One (1) $3,000 Best of Show
• Four (4) $1,000 Awards of Excellence
• Six (6) $500 Awards of Merit.

2018 Award winners:
Best of Show
William Kidd, Ceramics
Board of Directors Choice
Jessica Weiss, Jewelry
 Awards of Excellence
Ann Ross Oliva, Mixed Media
Leslie Peebles, Mixed Media
Calan Ree, Ceramics
Obayana Ajanaku, Jewelry
Awards of Merit
Ronnie Grundset – Mixed Media
Leeann Kroetsch - Fiber
Billie Barthelemy – Fiber
Jonathon Stopper - Jewelry
Kevin Knittel – Mixed Media
Mel Fleck - Mixed Media                   
Emerging Artist Award
Emmett Freeman, Ceramics                                     

Note: 2018 award winners are exempt from the jury process but MUST submit an application.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Each applicant must:
- submit 4 images for consideration (3 of work, 1 of booth)
- a nonrefundable jury fee:
            - $35 March 1, 2019 – August 1, 2019
            - $45 After August1, 2019
Final entry deadline : September 3, 2019.
 
Notification of acceptance will be sent the week of September 9, 2019.

If entering in more than one craft medium, applicant must submit separate application, fees and images. Only work in the defined fine craft medium(s) will be considered – clay, fiber, glass, metal, jewelry, mixed media and wood.
All work MUST be original and of the exhibitor’s own creation. NO buy/sell. No commercial or imported items, items made from kits, greenware or mass-produced items. Any person exhibiting arts/crafts that have any resemblance to such items will be subject to dismissal from the show and forfeit fees and booth fees.

IMAGES: 4 (3 of work, 1 of booth)
Four (4) images are to be submitted for each individual media category entered by the artist. Three (3) images must be of individual pieces of work. Image #4 must be a booth image showing overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work. The purpose of the booth image is to ensure the artist has a complete body of work which is represented both in the first three images, also within image #4. It also helps identify the scale of the artist's work. If possible, please avoid submitting booth images with any identifiable sign, or photo of the artist themselves. Images must accurately represent the body of the artist's work to be exhibited at the Festival.
 
Media Categories:
  • Ceramics: This category includes all original clay and porcelain work, other than jewelry. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.
  • Fiber: This category includes all work crafted from fibers including basketry, weaving, leatherwork, and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted.  No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited.
  • Glass: This category includes original work created in glass by the artist. Pressed glass and mass production are not permitted.
  • Jewelry: This category includes all jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials. No buy sell, commercial casts or mass produced by another manufacturer, molds.
  • Metal: This category includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal.
  • Mixed Media: This category includes 3D works that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce.
  • Printmaking: This category includes print works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones, blocks or screens, which have been signed and numbered as a limited edition. Offset reproductions are not allowed.  
  • Sculpture: This category includes three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
  • Wood: This category includes original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.
FEES:
Application fee (non-refundable)
$35 March 1 – August 1, 2019
$45 August 2 – Sept 3, 2019

** CraftArt Festival 2018 Award winners are exempt from the $35 jury fee and will receive a coupon code via email from the show coordinator to use in the application process. They MUST submit an application and images.

Standard Booth Fee - $275
Corner Booth Fee - $375
Double Booth Fee - $500
Tent Rental Fee (if applicable) - $200
8-foot table and 2 chairs - $40


DEADLINES AND NOTIFICATIONS:
Application deadline – September 3, 2019 (midnight EST)
• Jury begins - September 5, 2019
Notifications – emailed the week of September 9, 2019 and posted on individual artist applications on
                          Zapplication
Booth fees due by October 7, 2019
Booth cancellations must be received before October 31, 2018, no refunds will be issued after this date.
Set-up date – Friday, November 23, 2019, 3-7 p.m.
Show dates – November 23 and 24, 2019

BOOTH FEES: will be accepted by credit card through Zapplication or via check sent directly to Florida CraftArt. Checks must be received no later than October 7, 2019. Please make all money orders or checks payable to Florida CraftArt. There will be a $50 charge for any returned check.

YOUR BOOTH:
• A card bearing artist’s name, booth number and city of residence will be provided and must be prominently displayed at each booth.
• Booth spaces may not be shared.
• In an effort to keep the show as “fresh” and evenly distributed by media as possible, booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the CraftArt Festival 2019 Committee.
• Each artist must provide an appropriate and substantial display suitable for outdoor exhibition.

• Booth spaces are 12’ x 12” to accommodate a 10’ x 10’ tent.
•Tents are set-up back to back in the center of the street
• Note: Tent rental is available. Payment must be submitted with booth payment.
• Electricity is NOT available, generator use is NOT permitted.
• Overnight security is provided during the weekend, but neither Florida CraftArt, the City of St. Petersburg or CraftArt Sponsors will assume responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items.
• Artists must be present with their work the weekend of the CraftArt Festival 2019. No artist representatives or substitutes are permitted.

ARTIST AMENITIES:
• Overnight security
• Vehicle loading and unloading at booth space
• Free continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday
• Booth sitters
• Discount rates at area hotels
• Artists’ Awards Reception and dinner Saturday evening – awards will be presented prior at 5:30 p.m.









                         

Rules/Regulations
Media Categories:
  • Ceramics: This category includes all original clay and porcelain work, other than jewelry. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.
  • Fiber: This category includes all work crafted from fibers including basketry, weaving, leatherwork, and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted.  No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited.
  • Glass: This category includes original work created in glass by the artist. Pressed glass and mass production are not permitted.
  • Jewelry: This category includes all jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials. No buy sell, commercial casts or mass produced by another manufacturer, molds.
  • Metal: This category includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal.
  • Mixed Media: This category includes 3D works that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce.
  • Printmaking: This category includes print works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones, blocks or screens, which have been signed and numbered as a limited edition. Offset reproductions are not allowed.  
  • Sculpture: This category includes three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
  • Wood: This category includes original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

• A card bearing artist’s name, booth number and city of residence will be provided and must be prominently displayed at each booth.
• Booth spaces may not be shared.
• In an effort to keep the show as “fresh” and evenly distributed by media as possible, booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the CraftArt Festival 2019 Committee.
• Each artist must provide an appropriate and substantial display suitable for outdoor exhibition.
• Note: Tent rental is available. Payment must be submitted with booth payment.
• Electricity is NOT available, generator use is NOT permitted.
• Overnight security is provided during the weekend, but neither Florida CraftArt, the City of St. Petersburg or CraftArt Sponsors will assume responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items.
• Artists must be present with their work the weekend of the CraftArt Festival 2019. No artist representatives or substitutes are permitted.

SALES TAX:
Each artist is responsible for collecting Pinellas Sales Tax (7%), and remitting it to the Florida Department of Revenue, Tallahassee, Florida. (Call 1-800-352-3671 for additional sales tax information.)


 

Booth Information
FEES:
Application fee (non-refundable):
$35 March 1 – August 1, 2019
$45 August 2 – Sept 3, 2019

** CraftArt Festival 2018 Award winners are exempt from the $35 jury fee and will receive a coupon code via email from the show coordinator to use in the application process. They MUST submit an application and images.

Standard Booth Fee - $275
Corner Booth Fee - $375
Double Booth Fee - $500
Double End Corner $740
Tent Rental Fee (if applicable) - $200
8-foot table and 2 chairs - $40

DEADLINES AND NOTIFICATIONS:
Application deadline – September 3, 2019 (midnight EST)
• Jury begins - September 5, 2019
Notifications – emailed the week of September 9, 2019 and posted on individual artist applications on
                          Zapplication
Booth fees due by October 7, 2019
Booth cancellations must be received before October 31, 2018, no refunds will be issued after this date.
Set-up date – Friday, November 23, 2019, 3-7 p.m.
Show dates – November 23 and 24, 2019

BOOTH FEES: will be accepted by credit card through Zapplication or via check sent directly to Florida CraftArt. Checks must be received no later than October 7, 2019. Please make all money orders or checks payable to Florida CraftArt. There will be a $50 charge for any returned check.


 
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