Event Information


St. Augustine Festival of Art 2019 - 54th Annual

Francis Field - Downtown St. Augustine
St. Augustine (32084), Florida (South)

Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Dates: 11/30/19 - 12/1/19
Application Deadline: 8/9/19 Midnight EST
20 day(s) and 3 hour(s) remaining


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The St. Augustine Art Association presents the St. Augustine Festival of Art (54th Annual), the premier outdoor fine art festival in Northeast Florida. This juried exhibition takes place Saturday and Sunday, Thanksgiving weekend in the heart of the nation's oldest city. Surrounded by history and attractions including the city's "Nights of Lights" that draw thousands of visitors, the Festival features a diversity of fine artists and fine craftsmen, cultural displays, food court, live music and the Kids Art Zone. St. Augustine, Florida has been voted one of the top destinations by numerous travel magazines because of its rich heritage and coastal setting. The Festival is a time-honored tradition that brings artists together with discerning shoppers and collectors, art enthusiasts, musical performers, volunteers and business sponsors to support the arts and celebrate the start of the holiday season. Proceeds from this highly-publicized event support the art gallery and programs of the St. Augustine Art Association, a non-profit group founded in 1924 to promote artistic excellence.

For more information, visit www.staugustineartfestival.com

General Information

Medium Categories:
Painting  |  Drawing & Pastel  |  Mixed Media (2D & 3D)  |  Photography  |  Graphics/2D  |  Sculpture
Woodworks  |  Jewelry  |  Fiber/Leather  |  Baskets/Gourds  |  Pottery/Ceramics  |  Glassworks 

Venue: Francis Field (25 W. Castillo Dr.–adjacent to Visitor Center Complex)
Exhibitor Parking: Free parking for cars and RVs (see Rules & Regulations)
Booth Spaces: 10'x10' or 20'x10'
Booth Fee: $235 (10'x10') $470 (20'x10')
Show Times: Sat. Nov. 30, 10AM to 5PM; Sun. Dec. 1, 10AM to 4:30PM
Artist Set Up: Fri. Nov. 29, 10AM to 5PM; Sat. & Sun. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6:30 to 9AM

Jury & Awards:
Exhibitors are chosen in each category by a jury panel. Booth space is limited. Artists may be put on a waitlist within their category. All accepted artists will be eligible for cash awards, including $1,000 Best in Show, Judge's Choice and others. (See Rules & Regulations)

Artist Amenities:
Free Breakfast  |  Easy Drive-up Loading & Unloading  |  12,000+ Visitors 
Free Artist Parking  |  Trained Field Staff  |  Booth Sitters Available  |  Repeat Buyers  |  Live Music  |  On-site ATM
Discount Hotels  |  Downtown St. Augustine's "Nights of Lights" |  Artist Awards Presentation

Publicity: The St. Augustine Art Association aggressively promotes the St. Augustine Festival of Art through multimedia and print platforms, social media, local businesses, and more. Artist and artwork images are often used for publicity. (NOTE: Notification of acceptance and receipt of images grants the St. Augustine Art Association unlimited permission to use images for publicity only.)

All correspondence will be via email. A valid email address is required with Application. Artist should check SPAM folders in the event notices are not received. Maps, booth assignments and other information will be sent by email.

Special Requests:
We try to honor special requests if possible. Once accepted, artists may submit requests by email to festival@staaa.org.
  • For Booth Space or Field Location email festival@staaa.org
  • For Water and/or Electricity ($25/each, to be paid in advance) email festival@staaa.org AND call (904) 824-2310 to submit payment. These spaces are limited.
Security: Police security is on the field during the day and overnight, Friday and Saturday. Artists may leave displays up overnight, but should cover or stow loose items. The St. Augustine Art Association and the City of St. Augustine are not liable for any damage or loss.


  • Artists must be 18 years or older.
  • ORIGINAL artwork created and presented by the exhibitor ONLY.
  • The following are NOT ALLOWED: Buy/sell vendors, kits, imports or mass-produced items.
  • Misrepresentation of work will result in removal from Festival and forfeiture of booth fee.
  • Collaborative work must have both artists' names/signatures on the application.
  • Artist must submit a second application to be juried into a second category.

Presentation and Booth Standards:
  • Booth Displays must be professional and aesthetically pleasing. Displays should resemble an Art Gallery, not a retail shop or garage sale.
  • Items not juried in may not be displayed or sold. Noncompliance will result in removal from the Festival and forfeiture of booth fee.
  • No more than 20% of booth space may consist of reproductions, this includes Photography.
  • Photography must be framed or gallery wrapped.
  • No handwritten signs.
  • Ribbons or Awards from other shows or exhibitions may not be displayed.
  • A card listing your name, category, city, and booth number will be provided and must be prominently displayed on the FRONT of your booth AT ALL TIMES.
  • ARTIST must staff Exhibit Booth. Not representatives or agents.
  • Fire Retardant, White Tents ONLY.
  • The following are NOT allowed: Generators, Open Flames, Unleashed Animals/Pets, or Loud Music.
  • Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting Florida sales tax on Festival sales.
  • Artists must CLEAN UP their exhibit and parking spaces after packing up. 
Booths will be inspected for compliance. The St. Augustine Art Association reserves the right to limit or discontinue the participation of an exhibitor at any time for any reason.

  • Complete the application and pay the non-refundable application fee ($35).
  • THREE high quality/high resolution images of your artwork and ONE booth image (display with tent) are required. Images should show the detail and range of work.
  • An Application is considered an intent by the artist to participate in the Festival. 
  • IMPORTANT: Once selected for the show, the Artist must accept the invitation and pay Booth Fee by September 13, 2019. Acceptance notifications will be sent the week of August 26th.
  • Notification and receipt of acceptance by artist grants STAAA permission to use artwork images for publicity.
  • No refunds will be given for Artist cancellations. A Booth Fee Credit may be issued at the discretion of the Festival Manager.
  • Artists will incur a $20 fee for returned checks.
  • Please read the Legal Agreement before applying.
Late Applications: Applications received after the deadline of Aug. 9, 2019 will be assessed a $25 late fee. A second jury panel round will score late applications. Acceptance will be restricted to space availability in each category.

Wait List: If placed on the wait list, artist will be contacted by email only if an opening in his/her category becomes available. 

Jury Process & Awards:
  • Exhibitors are chosen by a jury panel of qualified and experienced artists in each category. The jury will review and score the digital images based on a point system. Artists may be placed on a waitlist in their respective category to be notified in the event of cancellations or if additional space is allotted. Jury decisions are final.
  • Judging for awards will take place on the field beginning at 10AM on Saturday during the Festival. Artists will be judged on the full scope of their work, not individual pieces.
  • Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes are given in each category, including Best in Show and Judge's Choice, thanks to the generosity of local business sponsors and patrons.

Exhibitor Parking:
Free parking adjacent to the field for exhibitors is available for both cars and RVs. Absolutely NO overnight camping or sleeping in vehicles. The City will fine you. All vehicles must depart Exhibitor Parking Lots and field by 7PM Sunday, Dec. 1.

Cancellation Policy:
An accepted application is a commitment to exhibit. Cancellations must be submitted in writing 30 days prior to event. Failure to appear at Festival is considered a breach of contract and will result in forfeiture of fees and exclusion from future exhibits. After acceptance notification, no refunds will be given for cancellations. A credit may be issued solely at the discretion of the Festival Manager. The Festival will take place, rain or shine, unless notified otherwise. Fees will not be refunded due to inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances. Please read the Legal Agreement before submitting an application.

Booth Information
Booth Fees:
  • Single Booth: $235 (10' x 10')
  • Double Booth: $470 (10' x 20')–Limited. Contact Festival at 904.824.2310 for availability.
  • Water and Electric: $25 each (Limited. See Special Requests for details)
  • All fees are nonrefundable.
Set Up & Breakdown:
  • Check in BEFORE setting up. A photo ID of the ARTIST is required upon check in.
  • Set up will be Friday, Nov. 29, from 10AM to 5PM; Saturday & Sunday Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, from 6:30 to 8:45AM. All vehicles must be off the field by 9AM on Saturday & Sunday.
  • Breakdown AFTER 4:30PM on Sunday, only when security deems it safe. NO EARLY BREAKDOWNS. The Festival field AND parking lots must be cleaned and cleared by 7PM on Sunday, Dec. 1.
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