Event Information


Cornell Art Museum - Spring Art on the Square 2020

Old School Square
Delray Beach, Florida (South)

Phone: 561-243-7922 x305
Event Dates: 2/8/20 - 2/9/20
Application Deadline: 11/22/19 Midnight EST
212 day(s) and 16 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 Spring Art on the Square 2020 is a two-day Premiere Juried Outdoor Fine Art Show presented by the Cornell Art Museum.  Located on the campus surrounding historic Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square in the heART of downtown Delray Beach, this outdoor art experience will feature extraordinary, original art works by fine artists and fine craft artists from around the country. 

Deadline to enter is November 22, 2019!

General Information
February 7, 2020 - Move in from 12 noon to 6 pm 
February 8, 2020 - Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
February 9, 2020 - Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm

  • Juried Fine Art Show featuring top  150 artists from around the country
  • Located on the beautiful front and side lawns of the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square on the bustling Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida
  • Extensive print and digital marketing and advertising
  • Unique Quad layout of artist booths (every booth has a corner opening option with behind the booth storage)
  • Convenient Friday move in
  • Complimentary Booth Sitters Available
  • 24-hr Overnight Security
  • Live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday afternoons
  • Gourmet Hospitality Lounge with food and beverages
  • Catered Artist Continental Breakfast both show days
  • Option for lunch delivered to your booth both show days by Over the Bridge Cafe
  • $1,500 in prizes - (1) $500 Best in Show and (4) $250 Merit of Honor
  • Convenient artist parking one block away
  • RV Parking (by request) on block away
  • Walking/Uber proximity to at least 6 major hotels
  • Exhibit map/flyer
  • Booth sign with artist name, medium, hometown and booth number
  • On-site Museum/Show Director, Museum Staff and fabulous Museum Docent Volunteers
  • Delray Beach Green Market, Saturday, 9am - 2pm on the adjacent park great lawn

CONTACT INFORMATION - We are artist-friendly, reach out to us anytime with questions or concerns!

Cornell Art Museum
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: 561-243-7922 x305 or X306
Fax: 561-243-7018
E-mail: museuminfo@oldschool.org


$1,500 in total cash prizes will be awarded regardless of media category
Judging of the exhibitors (with booth tagging) will take place during the Spring Art on the Square 2020 hours on Saturday, February 8 with awards presented Saturday afternoon. 

No commission on sales will be due Old School Square.  Artist exhibitors will be responsible for their own sales and collection of Florida Sales Tax (7%) and return payment to the Florida Tax Revenue Service.  Each artist must have in their possession and be able to produce a Resale Tax Certificate.   

All artists must apply on ZAPP by Midnight Eastern time on Monday, November 22, 2019.  A separate application, images and jury fee of $35 must be submitted for each category that an individual artist enters. Only one (1) application may be submitted per body of work represented. Multiple applications must represent either work in different media categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category. A collaborative team producing a single work of art may qualify as a single exhibitor.

Please submit a total of four (4) digital images, professional high quality. Three (3) digital images must be of individual pieces of work, and one (1) digital image must be of your current booth.  Only your art work should be included in your booth display photo!   

PLEASE NOTE:  Old School Square staff/marketing reserves the right to use artist’s submitted images for promotional purposes, including advertising, publicity and web-based distribution outlets. No compensation will be given for use of these images.

  • Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor painting
  • Clay
  • Digital
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed media
  • Photography
  • Printmaking/drawing
  • Sculpture - Metal, Stone, Bronze
  • Woodwork

The jury selection process will begin November 23, 2019.   Jurying is done separately for each category.  The jury consists of anonymous arts professionals and artists in the arts field.  Artist’s images are viewed simultaneously during the jury process.  Since invitation to the Spring Art on the Square 2020 is based on these images, please ensure they are high quality images that accurately represent the work to be exhibited.  Scores are based on originality, technique, design and overall impact.  Artists with the high score in each category are invited to attend. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Decisions of the jurors are final.  Inquiries questioning or disputing the jurors’ decisions will not be addressed and critiques are not offered by the jurors.

Parking for artist vehicles and other vehicles will be available in designated parking lots immediately surrounding Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square.  Artists will receive specific parking assignments upon acceptance to participate in the Spring Art on the Square 2020.

APPLICATION FEE: A $35 non-refundable credit card purchase or check, payable to Old School Square, must be submitted with each application. Booth fees will be required once invitations to participate are sent.

Booth Fee payments are due January 11, 2020 by Credit Card or PayPal.  Failure to make payment by the deadline will result in revocation of the invitation. Booth fees will not be refunded due to artist cancellation after January 25, 2020.

  • Completed application for EACH medium entered.
  • Three (3) artwork images AND one (1) booth image per medium.
  • $35 NON-REFUNDABLE application fee by credit card or PayPal.

  • Application Deadline on ZAPP: November 22, 2019
  • Exhibitor Image Jury: November 23, 2019
  • Invited notification available on ZAPP: November 26, 2019
  • Deadline for invited artists to pay booth fee: January 11, 2020
  • Last day for full refund due to artist cancellation: January 25, 2020
  • Move in and booth set up: 12 pm to 6 pm, Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Spring Art on the Square 2020: February 8, 2020 10am to 5pm and Sunday, February 9,10am to 4pm
  • Booth closure cannot begin before 4 pm on Sunday, February 9, 2020

The following rules and policies are in place to assure fairness to all participating artists and to the festival guests. Any failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the Spring Art on the Square event.
  • Each exhibiting artist must complete an online application with only one artist per entry unless you are entering as a team in collaboration.  Artists may apply for more than one category but a separate online application must be filled out for each category.  Each application must include a jury fee and its own set of images.
  • All participants must be 18 years of age or older. The artist must be present for the entire two-day event. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist.
  • Exhibitors must be set up and ready to open by 9:00 am on Saturday, February 8 and keep their exhibits open until 4 pm Sunday, February 9, 2020 unless otherwise instructed by Old School Square staff in the event of inclement weather.
  • Booth assignments will be advised once artists are accepted and invited to participate in the show.
  • No refunds of booth fees will be given if natural inclement weather causes the show to close early or cancel completely.
  • All artists must check in with Show Tent and present Photo I.D. before unloading and setting up their tent.
  • All artists must have 10x10 or 10x20 WHITE tent with sides and walls with proper 50 lb weights in each corner and any damage caused by said tent will be the responsibility of the artist.
  • Work displayed on site must be consistent with the work shown in the digital images submitted - work outside of your juried category will NOT be allowed.
  • All work in every category must be the original work produced by the exhibiting artist. Work produced from commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods is NOT permitted.  No buy/sell will be permitted.
  • All two-dimensional work must be matted or framed.
  • Jewelry is to be sold only by artists accepted in that category.
  • All work must be priced or otherwise marked “Not for Sale.”
  • Cornell Art Museum and Old School Square reserves the right to request removal of questionable or non-original art.
  • Exhibitors may not display ribbons or awards from any other or previous shows.
  • Animals will not be permitted in the exhibition area.

Thank you for applying to the Spring Art on the Square 2020.  We welcome you in a celebration of art at Old School Square in Delray Beach! 

Booth Information
Entire show will be laid out in a quad set up so each booth will have one corner (two open sides available)


Center Grounds Single  10’x10’ = $325 (two sides open - Quad arrangement of all tents)
Center Grounds Double 10'x20' = $650 (three sides open)
Museum Front Lawn (Atlantic Ave) ​Single 10'x10' = $350
​Museum Front Lawn (Atlantic Ave) Double 10'x20' = $700 
Power    = $  45 per tent
Lunch option delivered to your booth = $15 each 

Tents 4 Events:  call: (954) 675-7634 or email: info@tents4events.us

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