Event Information

Asheville Fine Art Show - October 26 & 27, 2019 presented by Hot Works (Patty Narozny)

Pack Square Park, heart of downtown Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina (South)

Event Dates: 10/26/19 - 10/27/19
Application Deadline: 7/17/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury, Application, Late fee ): $40.00


Event Summary
Hot Works’ 4th Asheville Fine Art Show, October 26 & 27, 2019 is outdoors in downtown Asheville - a premium location in Pack Square Park. Last weekend of October is one of Asheville’s busiest weekends of the year – during the most beautiful time of year when the leaves are changing color.
The focus is visual arts - this juried fine art & fine craft show requires that all art is original & personally handmade by the artist who is at the art show. All forms of discipline are accepted. Please do not apply if you are not making your work or if it is production (250 or more of the same one piece).
Hot Works executive producer, Patty Narozny, has 30+ years of special event & media experience. She personally knows, cares about and supports the “art show” artists. Since 2003, Hot Works produces other quality juried art shows – including the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, West Bloomfield, MI; Boca Raton Fine Art Show, Boca Raton, FL; and Estero Fine Art Show in Fort Myers – all voted in the top 100 juried art shows in America.
We know how to reach an affluent art-buying patron with money to spend. Our philosophy is to put the money into a major promotional advertising campaign that includes broadcast TV, radio, print, digital marketing, banners, posters & postcards. We understand the importance of artist awards. There is $1,500 in professional artist awards. Ribbons help to sell the artist’s work & recognize the great artists in the show. More info www.hotworks.org.

General Information
Hot Works: Your Art. Our Passion.
Our passion is to help you be successful with selling your art work – because at Hot Works, your success is our success. We emphasize quality of work, not quantity of artists. All art is original and personally handmade by the artist in attendance. We support the unique relationship between artist and patron; we inspire and encourage serious art shoppers to purchase your art. 
Hot Works’ principal partner Patty Narozny has 30+ years of event and media experience. Her longevity in the event industry, combined with her expertise, credibility, durability, integrity, tenacity and stability makes Hot Works events not only profitable for those who participate, but gratifying for all – the community, the artists, the sponsors, and the patrons.
Why do a Hot Works show?
  • 30+ years of professional event production and media experience
  • A promoter who personally knows, cares about, and supports the artists
  • Focus is visual arts, juried by art professionals
  • Every effort to eliminate buy/sell/import/production – we encourage artists to report it, and your name is held in complete confidence
  • Each event is tailored to its community and setting
  • Friday move-in
  • Great event hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Enormous advertising campaign – TV, radio, print, digital marketing, posters, banners, post cards, signage, etc.
  • Several shows to choose from throughout the year - dealing with one organization
  • Professionally managed
  • Friendly and experienced professional event crew
  • $1,500 professional artist awards
  • Artist amenities including, complimentary bottled water, booth sitters available
  • Overnight security provided
  • Plenty of parking  
Diane Dean, Painting, Hendersonville, NC
“I have done shows with Hot Works in Florida and was thrilled when they decided to add Asheville to their show schedule. I know to expect high quality artists at Hot Works shows. But I wasn't sure, as a local artist, if I should just stay in my studio during peak tourist season. I did the show and it was one of my best of the year! I did have one customer who lived in Asheville buy 7 pieces. That doesn't happen all that often but without the show it wouldn't have.”
John Wayne & Paige Jackson, Sculpture, Black Mountain, NC
“I'm glad we did Patty's Asheville show. The perfect combination of locals and out-of-towners. Perfect timing for the fall leaf peepers. We’ll be back.”
John Mutch, Jewelry, Miller Place, NY
“Patty - thank you very much for creating a truly professional and lovely show. Your hard work, passion, experience and personality are more than appreciated.”

Sabrina Frey, Mixed Media, Mint Hill, NC
“For me the Asheville show was a turning point, proving that art shows can be full of sales and the right ones are worth the effort.  Hotworks does it right, pulling together the best artists, marketing to the right type of patron and choosing the best locations at the best time.  They care about the artist as much if not more than the customers, ensuring we have everything we need to make our day successful.  It's not just about collecting a booth fee for them.  Asheville was a great success for me helping me get my work into the hands of fellow North Carolinians as well as people from all over the country.  There were many follow-up sales and word from the locals was that it was nice to see new and different work from the norm, they were pleasantly surprised.  Being that many of them have stopped going to these types of shows because they are all the same and happen very frequently says a lot about the Hotworks commitment to quality.”

The Community
Asheville, North Carolina is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is known for a vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, including the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence. The vast 19th-century Biltmore estate displays artwork by masters like Renoir. The Downtown Art District is filled with galleries and museums, and in the nearby River Arts District, former factory buildings house artists' studios. Hot Works Asheville Fine Art Show is held outdoors in downtown Asheville, in a premium location at Pack Square Park, where many other local events are held.
The Media
With 30+ years of media & event experience, we know how to reach out to the community, and to people with the means and appreciation to purchase fine art. As with all Hot Works events, advertising and promotion includes broadcast television, print, radio and digital marketing partnerships. In addition, there are banners, posters, and post cards distributed within the community.
The Jury / Submitting Art Work
A jury of art professionals who are familiar with art shows is retained for the selection process. Jury selection is based on originality, technique/execution and overall booth presentation. Artist applications are accepted electronically via www.zapplication.org or manually at www.hotworks.org. Please include three images of your most compelling work and one of your booth presentation as it would appear at the show, including browse bins or flip boxes (if applicable). We will send you an email confirming receipt of your application. Your jury payment is due with the application.
Notification of your acceptance, rejection, or wait-list status will be sent by June 25. Upon acceptance, your booth fee will be due by August 25. Artist packages are mailed 30-60 days prior to each event. Artists will be assigned a designated booth space; artists booth numbers will be available on www.hotworks.org, one week prior to the show or sooner. Artists chosen as alternates will be put on a waiting list. The decision of the judges is final. We invite you to check-in with us at any time, with any questions, for any reason.
Institute for the Arts & Education is the 501c3 non-profit arm of all Hot Works events. IA&E’s focus is visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youths. IA&E offers monetary professional artist awards in its associated Hot Works events. IA&E works hard to keep the buy/sell/import/production out of Hot Works events, as this is becoming a trend nationwide at many of the best juried fine art and fine craft shows. IA&E educates the community through ongoing art demonstrations by artists at the shows. This interaction between professional artists and the community is an invaluable experience for everyone. Most importantly, IA&E supports youth art education programs that are integrated into all of Hot Works shows. In Asheville, we encourage students in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 to enter his/her art to be publicly displayed within the show. There is $250 in Youth Art awards as students are exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living.
Professional Artist Awards
Our philosophy is to benefit all artists with tremendous media/advertising/promotional campaigns in all Hot Works shows. However, we understand the importance of artist awards. In addition to the awards listed below, all award winners, regardless of award level, receive one of our eye-catching, gorgeous two-foot-long ribbons that draw people into the booth; are automatically invited to participate in the following year’s event and the jury fee is waived. If you are an award-winner, please display your ribbon right away in the front of your booth – it is proven - the award ribbons help sell your work!  Awards are given at judges’ discretion based on same rules for jurying.
$1,500 in professional artist awards:
  • Two $500 Best of Show Award Prizes
  • Five $100 Awards of Excellence
  • Ten Awards of Distinction (ribbon only – this is a way to recognize additional great artists in the show, and most importantly, to help sell more of the artist’s work.)
See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!
Contact Info
Patty Narozny, Executive Producer & Director
Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows
President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.
Email: patty@hotworks.org
MI phone: 248-684-2613
FL phone: 941-755-3088
Cell phone: 248-762-2462
MI address: PO Box 79, Milford, MI 48381-0079
FL address: PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230

Art must be original and handcrafted by the artist, in the booth, at the show. Individuals selling work that is not their own or otherwise misrepresenting their work or themselves are not welcome and are requested to refrain from applying. No manufactured items are to be displayed or sold. Artists found not to be in compliance will be asked to remove the unacceptable items, and risk closure of their booth for the rest of the show with no refund of the booth fee or any other fee(s) associated with the show. The person in the booth must be the person who made the work. If more than one person is employed in making the work, you must state so on the application and describe the contribution each person makes in executing the work and/or the finished piece.
• Artists must be present during the entire festival and must personally staff their booths. A government issued picture ID must be available at check-in, upon request.
• Collaborative work is when two or more artists work together in the creation of their artwork and should be submitted as a joint application. If accepted, collaborating artists may only exhibit work that is truly collaborative and in which all or both artists must contribute a substantial portion of the execution of the final artwork. Supportive and ancillary activities (such as matting and framing) are not considered part of a collaborative effort.  Repeated activities that can be performed with minimal training, education, and supervision, and which make little to no difference in the outcome (such as merely applying a wash to a canvas as part of the preparation of the canvas to be painted) are also not considered collaborative.
•   Booth appearance at the show must reasonably resemble booth slide submitted at jury. Recognizing that it is the artistic experience that we explore and move on to new and different directions, whether or not there was misrepresentation with any part of the application remains the sole decision of the director. There are no refunds of any kind should the artist be asked to remove part or all of his/her display, and the artist shall have no recourse. Such decisions are not made lightly but are always made in the best interest of the show’s reputation and integrity, and the reputation and integrity of the art fair industry.
• For fiber/bead artists: if the beading is sophisticated sewing and art in itself, it will be considered for acceptance into Hot Works events; otherwise Hot Works frowns upon “beaders” that merely string their work, which refers to buying the beads and sewing it on a string. Hot Works will individually consider such applications, but our decision is final.
• Displays must remain within assigned space. When setting up your booth, please be sure your booth is lined up with the front of the other booths in that aisle, with no protruding items in the front of your tent or booth. No infringement into public areas, and into the spaces of other artists, is permitted. There can be no booth appendages in any direction, including upward. The only exception is an awning, and only if it does not interfere with an emergency vehicle that may have to drive down an aisle. You are liable for any damage caused as a result of a protruding piece from your booth either from the ground or from the top of your structure. Booth height at the show must be the same as booth height in booth slide submitted for application.
• No sharing booths unless all artists are represented in juried images.
• Generators labeled for outdoor use are permitted in all outdoor shows, but they must be placed a minimum of 20’ away from any tent structure, and only if they do not disturb anyone else, for whatever reason. You must also have a fire extinguisher in your booth at all times. Please let us know if you are bringing a generator. Artists expecting to bring generators must, in their applications, disclose equipment description and where you expect to place the generator. Hot Works retains the right to refuse such requests, if, in our opinion, it will be disruptive and/or generate complaints from others.
• Prints and reproductions are accepted when clearly labeled and limited to 30% or less of work displayed.
• Photography, digital, or giclée art prints must be limited editions of 250 or less, signed and numbered, and printed on archival quality materials. 
• We define “Photography” as the art or process of producing images by the formation of an image on a light sensitive surface or by an acceptable digital printing process. If applying in the “Digital” category, digital art prints must be made from the artist’s original digital file.
• Each artist must provide enough work to exhibit and sell during the entire time of the art fair. Artists who break down or leave early before closing time on any day of the event will not be permitted to return the following day or to future Hot Works shows unless proof of an emergency is provided.
• An artist package is mailed approximately one month prior to the show and will include 25 post cards. Please advise if a different quantity is needed; we are happy to provide you with as many as you need.
• Mailing lists are encouraged for all shows. If you do not have a mailing list, it is recommended that you start one in each city you do an event.
• Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the event and are not interchangeable. Hot Works will accept and do its best to honor special location requests but cannot make any guarantees. Corner spaces are available for purchase and are assigned solely on availability and discretion of the event. Booth assignments and map of event will be available on the website a minimum of one week prior to the show.
• For logistic purposes, artists with trailers that need to be driven onto the event site, must notify size of trailer 3 weeks prior to show.
• Heavier duty tents such as the Light Dome Canopy or Show-Off Canopy are used by most professional artists. The umbrella-type, pop-up canopy by any manufacturer or distributor is not recommended, as they are the first to come down on a windy day. If you must use the umbrella-type expandable pop-up tent, as with all tents, a minimum of 60 pounds of weight on each corner is required. In addition, if there is rain, the weight of the ponding water on top of a canopy tent can potentially collapse it. Bolstering the inside corners will make the canvas tighter and avoids ponding on top on the tent. Swim noodles or hula hoops (you can purchase these from the $1 store) placed in corners between frame and canvas top can avoid ponding. At night, canopy tents must be lowered to withstand overnight bad weather. Please advise in your application if you use an umbrella-type pop-up canopy.
• Paintings or other art are not permitted to be displayed on the ground, unless it as shown in your booth image submitted with your application and approved by the event.
• Artists can only hang the sign that is provided by Hot Works. Vinyl banners are not permitted.
• Hot Works will inspect booths on-site to ensure rules and standards are adhered.
• Sales Tax must be collected and remitted.  North Carolina sales tax is 7%; Call State of North Carolina Department of Revenue Taxpayer Assistance at 877-252-3052 or online at: www.dor.state.nc.us/downloads/fillin/NCBR_webfill.pdf. There are two forms: Sales & Tax Use Application (NC-BR) and the Sales & Use Tax Return (E-500)

Booth Information
October 26 & 27, 2019 – 4th annual Asheville Fine Art Show
Asheville, NC – outdoors in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park
Event Hours Sat 10a-5p; Sun 10a-5p;  Move-in Fri, 8a-6p; Sat 8a-9:30a; Move-out by Sunday evening
___ 10’x10’ space $425 ___ 10’x15’ space $600 ___ 10’x20’ space $825 ___ Corner add $75

Electric - add $40 
Generators/batteries may be used outdoors only, however:
  • You must advise us a minimum of three weeks prior to show date that you are bringing a generator;
  • Your generator cannot bother anyone for whatever reason;
  • Your generator must be made for outdoor use;
  • Your generator must be placed a minimum of 20’ away from any structure;
  • You must have your own fire extinguisher in your booth at all times while the equipment is running.
      ___ Late Fee Add $25 - Late applications may be considered for unfilled categories only.
     ___ Tent Rental –$200, includes sidewalls, weights, set up & tear down.
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