Event Information


ArtWorks of Eau Gallie 2019

Eau Gallie Arts District
Melbourne, Florida (South)

Event Dates: 11/23/19 - 11/24/19
Application Deadline: 9/1/19 Midnight EST
14 day(s) and 14 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $195.00


Event Summary

ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival is an extraordinary experience for the entire family. All along Highland Avenue and St. Clair St., artists work en plein air, interact with the public and share their particular discipline with many interested bystanders. We value the act of educating the public as much as we do in providing outstanding artwork for viewing and purchase. Although all artists are encouraged to demonstrate in some fashion, demonstrating is optional for our artists. In addition to the awards for excellence in art displayed at the Festival, our show gives bonus awards for the best demonstrators—those who engage and educate the public in his/her demonstration. We have enjoyed great success in the past and look for more of the same in this our 23rd year.

Application and Fee Deadline: September 1, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
Fee: $195.00.

This payment represents a non-refundable application fee/jury fee of $35.00 and a booth fee of $160.00.  The booth fee will be refunded if an artist is not accepted into the show. 


General Information

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 2019, 10 a.m - 5 p.m.


ArtWorks of Eau Gallie is a fine art and fine craft festival. All work must be original art created by the artist since 2017. All artwork must be available for purchase.

Jury Process
Independent jurors from the visual arts will review the entries. The art categories will be used for the jury process. The jurors will review the five (5) digital images of all applicants to select the Festival artists. The jurors will rate each artist on a scale of 0 to 10 for originality, execution, and presentation. The artists with the highest scores are invited to exhibit. Artists' names are not used during the selection process to guarantee complete impartiality.

Art Awards. Judging for the art awards will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Artists must be with their work to be eligible for awards. A spouse, associate or assistant may not stand in on the artist's behalf.

Categories will not be used for the Art Awards.  Awards are given regardless of category.

The judges will evaluate each booth and the work within. Their scores will be based on the artist's entire body of work rather than on an individual piece. Judges will rate each artist on a scale of 1 to 10 for originality, execution, and presentation. All judging will take place inside the artist's exhibit.

Demonstrators' Awards. Judging for the Demonstrators' Awards will be on both Saturday, November 23, 2019, and Sunday, November 24, 2019. There are different judges for the Demonstrators' Awards.

Presentation and communication skills are the rating factors for judging.

Rating Criteria for Presentation
1. Demonstration of the artistic process
2. Examples of the stages of development or technique
3. Have visual aids related to the art form
4. Display equipment use5. Demonstration setup.

Rating Criteria for Communication Skills
1. Engaging the public by eye contact
2. Talking to the public about the art
3. Providing hands-on experiences for the public when possible
4. Audience reaction to the demonstration

AWARDS - $17,000 in Awards plus Sponsor Purchase Awards
$3500 – Link Johnsten Best of Show
$2500 - Judges' Choice (2D)
2500 - Judges' Choice (3D)
$1500 – Award of Distinction
$1000 - Awards of Merit (2)
$500 - Awards of Honor (5) *Up to 5 Honor Awards of $500 to be awarded at the judges' discretion
$1800 - Demonstrators Awards (3)
$700 - Awards by local galleries/organizations
$4000 - Sponsor Purchase Awards

Presentation of Awards
Award ribbons and checks for the art awards will be announced and presented at the Awards Program on Saturday evening, November 23, 2019.

Demonstrators' Awards will be presented on Sunday afternoon, November 24, 2019.

Jury-free entry for top award winners into next year’s festival.
Artists social at check-in on Friday evening. Light food and refreshments.
Booth sitters.
Complimentary reserved parking.
24 hour security.
Friday afternoon/evening or Saturday morning drive-in setup.
Artists Awards Program on Saturday evening.
Award winners posted on the ArtWorks website for one year.

The 2019, 23rd Annual ArtWorks of Eau Gallie is limited to 80 artists, including Best of Show, Judges' Choice, Awards of Distinction, and Awards of Merit winners from 2018.


Applications are accepted beginning on March 1, 2019.

Applicants 18 years old or older who reside in the United States are invited to apply.

Artists may apply in a maximum of two (2) categories in the same booth.

Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the jurors for review. The Festival reserves the right to reassign an artist's category if the artist's designation is deemed inappropriate. All efforts to communicate the change to the artist will be made.

Artists who do not wish to demonstrate need to type “not demonstrating” in the “Describe how you will demonstrate” section on the application.

Artists who received an Award of Merit or higher in the 2018 ArtWorks Fine Arts Festival are exempt from the jury process and are automatically accepted in the 2019 Festival in their awarded category. However, they are still required to send in an application and a fee of $195.00. The digital photos are for possible publicity purposes, which, by their applications, grant permission to ArtWorks of Eau Gallie, Inc.

If an award winner has a change of category or wishes to enter a second category, a separate application and images will need to be submitted.

You must submit five (5) digital images:
Four (4) art work images, and
One (1) booth image with your artwork displayed in a 10 x 10 white tent.

The fifth image is mandatory. If a booth image is not available, submit an image taken of a grouping of works representative of the works to be exhibited at the show. The purpose of the booth image is to ensure the artist has a complete body of work which is represented both in the first 4 images and also within image #5.

Images need to be of art created since 2017.

Recommended Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side.

Note: This is a blind jury process. There should not be any identifying names or people in any of your images.

$195.00 payable by September 1, 2019. This payment represents a non-refundable application/jury fee of $35.00 and a booth fee of $160.00.

$36.00 fee for any check returned for non-sufficient funds.

Collaborating artists may apply as a single entry only. Collaborations must be artistic rather than business. A team producing a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor; however, teams may consist of no more than two persons. Both names must be on the application and both artists are required to sign in. Both members of the team must be present at all times in the booth during the entire two-day Festival. Only finished work that is the result of the collaborative process may be displayed and sold.

Artists may apply in a maximum of two (2) categories using one booth. An application must be submitted for each category. If applying in two (2) categories, the work in each must be substantially different in
medium and technique. An artist selected in two categories is committed to display in both categories.   Artists must display a minimum of four (4) pieces per category in which they qualify. Art work in each category may not be combined.

Artists submitting in a maximum of two categories will pay one space fee. After submitting an application in one of the categories, an artist needs to notify ArtWorks that a second application will be sumitted. A code will then be sent to the artist.  

Space requests are first determined by the pre-registrations of the previous year’s artists. Other space requests are determined by the date of the confirmed application.

Selection is by the jury process only. The decisions of the judges are final.

Notifications will be sent to all applicants by Oct. 1, 2019. Notifications will be sent by email. An artist who is not accepted will receive a refund of $160.00.

A completed application and full payment of the booth fee is a commitment to show in your selected category the entirety of the Festival and to abide by the Festival rules. No refunds will be made for cancellation once an artist has been accepted.

Each artist is responsible for collecting and reporting Florida Sales Tax on all sales made during the Festival. The current rate is seven percent (7%).

Participants are responsible for the safety and liability of their own display and artwork.

Categories will be used for jurying only and not for the Festival Awards. Awards are given regardless of category. It is the artist's responsibility to enter the appropriate jurying category.  All work must be original, signed by the artist, and produced using archival material.

All non-jewelry clay and porcelain work (wheel-thrown, slab, hand-manipulated, etc.). May not be slip-cast in a mold, machine-made or mass-produced.

Digital Art
Images made with the assistance of a computer. Computer graphics are often made with software called drawing, painting, illustrating and photographic programs or applications. All digital images printed must be signed and limited to a numbered edition of no more than 250.

Drawing & Pastel
Two-dimensional work including but not limited to pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, wax crayon, inks and washes, or other marking materials.

Work such as baskets, books, embroidery, paper, quilts, and others created by the artist from fibers. No forms of commercial, mass-produced or enhanced items are permitted. Commercially produced wearable tems, regardless of additional modification by the artist, are not accepted in this category.

Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln formed or have been crafted by glassblowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved. No glass made from molds or made by production methods, even if it has original decorations on it, is acceptable.

Graphics & Printmaking
Prints manually created by the artist using plates, stones or screens which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition no greater than 250 using quality archival materials.

Jewelry created by the artist without the use of commercial casts, molds, kits or use of a production studio, regardless of medium. Jewelry strung with commercial beads is not considered original.

Handmade work created with leather. No copies or reproductions made by machine. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, molds or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted.

Non-jewelry metal work created by the artist without the use of a production studio.

Mixed Media
Original work of two or three dimensions in which the primary intent is the union of two or more media or physical materials. Two-Dimensional Mixed Media should include more than one of the following: paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking or drawing. Three-Dimensional Mixed Media should include more than one of the following: clay work, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or any other 3-D object.

Two-dimensional work created with pigment including oils, acrylics, alkyd, casein, and egg tempura, or any combination of these pigments excluding watercolor.

Two-dimensional work created by the artist that includes digital and film photography that has not been manipulated to achieve results beyond what could be produced in a traditional dark room. Work must be printed by the artist or under the artist's direct supervision in limited editions no greater than 250, including all sizes, properly signed and numbered.

Three-dimensional work created in any medium. Built-up wood will be considered sculpture. No forms of commercial or mass-produced or enhanced items are permitted.

Two-dimensional work created with watercolors.

Hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved work in wood. No forms of mass-produced or enhanced items not made by the artist are permitted. Embellished or painted store bought furniture is not accepted.


Sponsors receive vouchers that may be used to purchase art. Acceptance of these vouchers by the artists is required to participate in the Show. Artists may turn in the vouchers for payment on Sunday afternoon.

Artists may only display work in the categories in which their work has been accepted. All exhibited artwork must be consistent with the images submitted and juried. A minimum of six (6) pieces must be displayed, Artists will be asked to remove any media in their booths that have not been approved.

Giclee may not be displayed.

The work of one exhibitor is displayed in each assigned space. Booth sharing is not permitted with the exception of collaborating teams.

Artists will receive and must display a booth card showing their name, city of residence, medium and booth number. To be eligible for judging, each artist must have his/her display ready by 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. All booth numbers must be prominently displayed on the front right side of the tent.

Only one (1) browse box for original, numbered prints such as lithographs, etchings and serigraphs, and one (1) browse box of Giclee or offset lithograph prints are allowed per booth. The ArtWorks Committee will strictly enforce this rule.

Artists must be in attendance during both days of the Festival. No stand-ins or agents permitted although assistants are permitted.

Ribbons and prizes from previous shows or publicity material may not be displayed.

Active solicitation of the public in any manner is prohibited.

Any work considered obscene will not be allowed. Unacceptable work also includes, but is not limited to, artwork created from works of the masters, commercial reproductions, embellished reproductions, or products, copies, kits and all crafts defined as hobby work, plants, dry florals, rubber stamps, edible items, shell craft, velvet paintings, posters, or commercially produced clothes.

All artwork displayed and presented for sale must be designed, executed and exhibited by the accepted artist. Any work we deem commercial, or that does not conform to standards for creativity and originality, will be excluded. Buy – Sell is not permitted.

ArtWorks Fine Arts Festival is a family-oriented event. Exhibits must be in keeping with this atmosphere.

During the Festival, all exhibits will be visited by a Committee member to ensure that all rules are followed. Any violation of the rules may result in expulsion from the Festival.

All exhibitors must abide by the City of Melbourne rules in the Festival area, including the rule limiting pets to service animals only.

The Festival hours are 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. both days. Artists must not break down displays or depart before closing time on any day of the Festival.

For public safety, booth breakdown must not occur until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. No vehicles are permitted in the exhibit area until after 5:00 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, an ArtWorks Committee member will inform artists when they may pack up. ArtWorks is a two day rain or shine event. There is not a rain date.

Artists must leave their spaces clean after packing up on Sunday.

Booth Information

All artists are required to check in. Registration is on Friday, November 22, 12.00 noon - 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday, November 23, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Booth setup may not occur until after registration.

Booth spaces are 10' x 12'. Each ArtWorks exhibitor shall have a booth space measuring 10' frontage with a 12' depth. Booths must be 2 feet away from the curb. The artist's display, including booth and viewing bins, must be contained within this space.

Tents are highly recommended and must be either white or off-white. Artists are responsible for safety and security of their booths and must supply their own display/demonstration equipment. Electricity is not available.

Tents must be weighted. No stakes or screws in the pavement.

Booth setup must be completed by 9:45 a.m. on both Saturday and on Sunday.
On Saturday, the exhibit area must be cleared of all vehicles by 9:00 a.m.








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