Event Information


Naples New Year's Art Show 2020 - 24th Annual

5th Ave. South
Naples, Florida (South)

Phone: 239-262-6517 x103
Event Dates: 1/4/20 - 1/5/20
Application Deadline: 9/8/19 Midnight EST
16 day(s) and 22 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 5 applications for this show.


Event Summary

Start your new year off in sunny Florida. New opportunities await you at this wonderful, well established art show. This fine art and fine craft show draws over 250 professional artists from around the country and was ranked in the 2019 top 15 on the list of Best Fine Art shows in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine and was named to ArtFairSourceBook.com’s “BLUE CHIP 100” Fine Art Events for 2019.

Naples, Florida is home to a robust and successful tourism industry. The county saw 1.82 million visitors in 2018, a 2.7% increase over the prior year.

Held in the heart of downtown Naples, on prestigious 5th Avenue South, this show attracts art-savvy attendees surrounded by upscale shops and restaurants. The Naples New Year’s Art Show benefits from the phenomenal Southwest Florida weather and the large number of seasonal residents arriving and shopping to refresh and restyle their homes with the addition of your fine art pieces. The quad setup for artists affords every artist a corner booth and great visibility. Show guests enjoy the set-up along 5th Ave South, which provides easy access to parking and other resources.

The show benefits from significant media coverage and paid advertising that include articles written in local news sources. Marketing includes multiple advertisements in print publications, a significant social media campaign and radio advertisements during the week prior to the show.

General Information
Show Eligibility and Non-Eligibility Rules
  1. All artwork submitted to the jury process, displayed and presented for sale must be designed and executed by the accepted artist. By applying the artist certifies that jury images submitted represent his/her original work, including both design and production.
  2. Work displayed and sold at the Naples New Year’s Art Show must be consistent with the work represented by the submitted jury images. We will have a Quality Control Committee member come by to inspect your booth to ensure compliance during the show.
  3. Collaborating artists that produce a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor. Collaborations are defined as such:
    1. Collaborations may not consist of more than two people.
    2. The collaboration must be a true artistic collaboration rather than a business collaboration. For example:
      1. Creative Collaboration – defined as two individuals working together from creative planning all the way to the execution of the completed work
      2. Business Collaboration – defined as one or more individuals who help the artist by contributing effort to ease the production process, such as framing, printing, accounting, etc.
    3. Collaborations must be clearly identified on the application and the collaborative efforts of each artist must be clearly defined in the artist statement.
    4. At least one of the collaborating artists must be present during all show hours.
    5. No work solely created by apprentices or employees will be accepted.
  4. Commercial agents, dealers, manufacturers or buy/sell vendors are strictly prohibited nor can they be proxies for artists.
  5. Artwork created from commercial molds, mass-produced kits, embellished objects or other commercial methods or artwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted.
  6. Work made from ready-made items like clothing, furniture, etc. with painted, dyed or added embellishments will not be accepted.
  7. No work on display may be copies of masters, advertisements, or widely circulated photographs, this also includes any registered trademarks.
  8. No posters, laser prints, t-shirts, postcards, calendars, cards or other promotional items will be permitted.

Ceramics, Digital Art, Fiber/Leather, Furniture, Glass, Graphics/Printmaking, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2D, Mixed Media 3D, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood.
Ceramics – Original shaped and fired clay (including earthenware, porcelain, stoneware and terracotta), excluding jewelry may not be machine-made, mass produced or used as an embellishment on another medium. (For example, a leather handbag with clay balls for decoration.)
Digital Art – Signed, original work that could not have been created without digital technology created by the artist using a computer, printed with archival quality materials. This category includes scanned images of the artist’s original photography work that have been significantly manipulated or enhanced into the final piece. Traditional photography taken with digital media should apply in the photography category.
  • Fiber: Original work created by the artist includes non-wearable artwork from fibers such as basketry, batik, weaving, tapestry and papermaking. Excludes jewelry.
  • Wearable: Includes clothing or leather goods, such as belts or purses that can be worn. No factory-produced items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artists may be exhibited. No tie dye or factory produced items are permitted. Excludes jewelry.
Furniture – Original work in any material which is functional as a piece of furniture.
Glass – Original work created in glass by the artist including blown glass, fused glass or stained glass. Excludes jewelry
  • Drawing – Drawings are two-dimensional works on paper using one of the following: graphite, ink, charcoal, pastels, wax crayon, chalk and a variety of other marking media.
  • Printmaking/Graphics – Printmaking is a transfer process of producing art, usually in multiples. It involves creating a drawing or other composition on a surface other than paper, for transfer to paper through the use of a press or through impressions made by hand.
Jewelry – All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials, must be entered in this category. No commercial cast, molds or production studio work is allowed. Failure for artists to apply in the correct category will result in disqualification. It is the responsibility of the artist to read the prospectus and apply in the correct jewelry category.
  • Jewelry/Precious – Work made from materials including gold, sterling silver and precious stones, and enamel on silver or gold. All components should display a high degree of skill and original design.
  • Jewelry/Semi-Precious – Costume jewelry or work made from non-precious metals or other materials such as glass, clay, paper, fiber, wood, leather, and polymer clay. All components should display a high degree of skill and original design. Beaders who present strong, sophisticated design elements and not merely string purchased beads on string will be considered.
Metal – Original, non-jewelry metal work created by the artist without use of a production studio.
Mixed Media 2D – Includes collage and handmade paper; incorporates more than one type of media and has a relief depth of less than 1/8 inch, excludes jewelry.
Mixed Media 3D – Original, non-functional work which combines more than one material or media and exceeds 1/8-inch depth, excludes jewelry.
  • Painting: Oil/Acrylic – Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other subject matter on a flat surface such as canvas with a single medium including oil and/or acrylic paint or sticks; egg tempura; casein or alkyd.
  • Painting: Watercolor – Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other subject matter on a flat surface such as watercolor paper with watercolors.
Photography – Signed prints created by the artist from his/her own original negative or digital files that have been processed by that artist or under the artist’s direct supervision.
Sculpture – Original three-dimensional work created by shaping stone, or any other hard material, excludes jewelry.
Wood – Original hand-tooled, machine worked, built-up, turned or carved work in wood, excludes jewelry. Anything which can be used as a functional piece of furniture should be entered in the furniture category.
Materials and Techniques
An Artist Statement describing the technique, materials, and processes used in the creation of your entire body of work must be included with each entry. Your Artist Statement may be used in the promotion of the show through public relations efforts and should be no longer than a maximum of 1000 characters (including punctuation and spacing).
Wait List Policy
A wait list is selected from the jury scores in each category, and wait listed artists are invited as cancellations occur in that particular category. Wait list artists can be accepted up to and on the day of the show and will be notified by phone or email when a booth becomes available. We use the information provided on your ZAPP® account to contact for the wait list so please be sure your contact information is correct.

No Show Policy
Artists who have not registered and/or emailed (Maureen.roberts@naplesart.org) by 7:00 am Saturday (first day of show) will be considered a NO SHOW and the assigned space will be forfeited with no refund.


Art Show Policies, Rules and Regulations
  1. Acceptance is non-transferable.
  2. The Art Show is a drug-free and alcohol-free environment.
  3. Accepted artists must be present and in their booths during all art show hours. No agents, representatives, family members or friends are permitted as a substitute for the accepted artists’ attendance.
  4. Only work in the category accepted through the jury process is allowed to be exhibited. It is the exclusive right and responsibility of the Naples Art Association (NAA) through recommendations by its Advisory Committee to remove work that is not in compliance with the art show policies and requirements.
  5. Any artist closing his/her booth prior to the designated hours will not be permitted to return the next day and/or apply for participation in subsequent years.
  6. Artists must comply with all safety requirements.
  7. All tents must be secured properly by use of weights. Weights must be visible and a Quality Control Committee member will inspect each tent for weights during the show. Our City Fire Marshall requires at least 20 lb weights on each tent leg for a total of 80 lbs per tent. Failure to properly weight your tent will result in exclusion from the show, you will be asked to pack up and leave that day. You may rent weights from the NAA, if available, at a cost of $20 per set.
  8. Each tent must have a fire extinguisher. A Quality Control Committee member will inspect each tent for a fire extinguisher as required for our permit. Failure to have required equipment may result in exclusion from the show, you may be asked to pack up and leave that day. You may purchase an extinguisher, if available, for $20.
  9. Tables must be covered and skirted to the ground with covers that are safe to pedestrian traffic
  10. Artists may not smoke in their booths.
  11. No 2-dimensional artwork displayed on the ground will be permitted
  12. Setup and Breakdown procedures are handled by the art show in conjunction with local police and city policy and all artists must follow specific setup and breakdown directions in order to safely and efficiently enter and exit the art show.
  13. Artists MUST park in designated artist parking area only. Your artist information specifies our parking requirements and failure to comply will result in disqualification from future art shows. Our City permit depends on our artists utilizing the required artist parking. There will be a parking committee member who is monitoring the downtown Naples area looking for parking violators.
  14. Discount/sales signs, ribbons and awards from previous or other shows are not allowed.
  15. Naples Art Association (NAA) Booth Sign must be displayed.
Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting and remitting 7% sales tax to the Florida Department of Revenue. For  information:  http://floridarevenue.com/Forms_library/current/dr15.pdf

Booth Information
Jury and Exhibit Space Fees
$35 Application Fee (non-refundable)
$450 Exhibit Space Fee (Payable upon acceptance)

Important Dates and Deadlines
  • June 3, 2019  On line application is available at www.zapplication.org/
  • September 8, 2019 On-Line Application Deadline at ZAPP®
  • September 13, 2019 Jury Process Begins
  • September 23, 2019 Status Notification Available at ZAPP®
  • IMPORTANT: October 24, 2019 Deadline for booth fee payment for accepted artists, after this date, we start pulling artists from our wait list
  • October 24, 2019 Waitlist Acceptance
  • November 22, 2019 Deadline Full Refund (All refunds subject to $25 processing fee)
  • November 25, 2019 Artist Information Packet Emailed
  • December 6, 2019 Deadline for 50% Refund (All refunds subject to $25 processing fee)
  • December 7, 2019 No Refund Deadline

 Naples New Year’s Art Show: January 4-5, 2020 (10am – 5pm)

Exhibit Space
Spaces are 10’ X 10’ and work must be contained within the assigned space. Double booths are available for purchase and are 10’ x 20’; we do not allow jewelers to purchase double booths. If you set up a space that is larger than the 10’x10’ space, the NAA does reserve the right to charge for a 10’x15’. You may not infringe on another space physically or audibly. Exhibitors must have a white tent unless exempted by show director. All tables must be skirted to the ground. Proper tent weights and fire extinguishers are required by every participating artist. Only one artist’s work or the work of two collaborating artists may be displayed per booth. Artist must keep their area clean and orderly.
Special booth space or special needs requests will be accepted but not guaranteed.  Additional charges may apply.  There is an opportunity to submit requests when accepting participation in the show or the wait list.  NAA reserves the right to design the show to accommodate our patrons, the artists and the NAA.
During the show, all exhibitors will be visited by a Quality Control Committee member to ensure they are in compliance with our show policies. It is the exclusive right and responsibility of the NAA through recommendations by its Advisory Committee to remove work that is not in compliance with the show policies and requirements. Non-compliance may result in expulsion from the show or refusal of future show participation. The Naples New Year’s Art Show is a family-oriented event, and exhibits must be in keeping with this atmosphere. We take pride in our quality and established reputation.

Reproduction & Limited Edition Prints Policy
The mission of the Naples Art Association is to promote and advance education, interest and participation in the visual arts. To foster an appreciation and value of the arts in people of all financial and economic levels the Naples Art Association believes it is important to offer attendees the opportunity to buy reproductions of the participating artists’ original work. By providing this opportunity it may encourage the purchase of original artwork in the future. This transition is possible only if buyers understand exactly what they are purchasing and the process behind it. Therefore, our guidelines for the exhibition of reproductions are:
  1. Reproductions are an important part of your success as an artist. Creating unique and original works is an important part of your artistic growth and development. As an educational organization hosting shows, Naples Art Association is interested in both your success in business and development as an artist. For this reason, original work must occupy at least 50% of the artist’s wall space.
  2. Fine art reproductions must be clearly and individually labeled and signed on the front of each piece.
  3. Reproductions must be on archival material and all work displayed in the booth must be for sale.
  4. The method of reproduction and brief process description must be on the back.
  5. No hand colored or enhanced reproductions will be considered “original” works; they will be considered reproductions
  6. Browse bins may occupy only minimal space and must be aesthetically pleasing and not obstruct patron flow. All bins must be WITHIN your 10’x10’ booth space not outside your booth.
  7. Reproductions may not be mixed with originals in browse bins.
  8. No laser prints or photo copies permitted.
Limited Edition Prints are works for which the artist hand manipulates the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition. These hand pulled prints are considered to be originals. Printmakers are encouraged to identify their process.

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