Event Information

Ponca City Arts Festival 2019

Ponca City Art Center
Ponca City, Oklahoma (South)

Phone: 580-765-9746
Event Dates: 9/21/19 - 9/22/19
Application Deadline: 7/1/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 3 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00


Event Summary
A juried fine art show, this is the premier annual Arts Festival of Northern Oklahoma since 1975. Each year, artists from around the country gather at the Ponca City Arts Festival to share their arts with this region. This festival includes an interactive art area, a children's art area, live art demonstrations, live entertainment, food/drink vendors all next to the Historic Soldani Mansion. Artist's needs are always our top priority. Take the next step in your journey as an artist, and join this year's artist line up. This is a juried show and only 50 applicants will be accepted. Festival Submissions open in April.

General Information
The Ponca City Arts Festival is a non-commission show. All sales are made directly to the artists. 

Monday, July 1, 2019
Online applications must be submitted. All photos for jurying must be received by this date.   
Friday, August 2, 2019
Juried artists notified of acceptance or rejection. Booth rental fee will be refunded.
Friday, August 30, 2019
No refunds after this date
Friday, September 20, 2019
1:00 p.m. - All lots ready for occupancy
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 a.m.: Judging Begins
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. : Booths Open
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Artist’s Party - An informal buffet-style meal for festival artists, Purchase Award participants, and PCAA members will be held in Art Center galleries. Come as you are.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. : Booths Open
3:00 p.m. - Monetary prizes awarded
4:00 p.m. - Redeem Purchase Awards and close of festival
The Ponca City Art Festival conducts a PURCHASE AWARD PROGRAM.
These guarantee yearly purchases to exhibiting artists.
Prior to the festival, extensive media promotion will take place

Awards given out this year will include:
Best of Show - $300
2D 1st - $200
2D 2nd - $125
2D 3rd - $100

3D 1st - $200
3D 2nd - $125
3D 3rd - $100
Florence Riesen Novice Award  -  $100

Graphics (pastel, pencil, printmaking, etc.)
Sculpture (bronze, stone, wood, glass, etc)

After hours security will be on the premises both Friday and Saturday nights until staff arrives.
As always, free bottled water is available to all artists. 

1. Exhibitors who have not been previously juried into our festival must submit three photos of work done within the past two years to be juried by the Festival Acceptance Committee. If submitting work for more than one medium, three photographs of each type of medium must be submitted. Only media approved in submitted photos may be exhibited.
2. Exhibitors who have not been previously juried into our festival must purchase the "First-time Exhibitor" booth space once accepted into the Festival.
3. Only one artist may exhibit per assigned space.
Booth sharing is not allowed.
4. Spaces are subject to availability and priority will be given to returning artists and then remaining spaces will be assigned in order that applications were received. All exhibitors, demonstrations, and equipment must be within artists assigned spaces(s). All artists are responsible for bringing appropriate tent weights.
5. 2-D work should be framed or gallery finished and must be hanging for eligibility of awards. 3-D work must be displayed for easy access by the judge. Cards indicating medium, title, name of artist, and whether the work is original must accompany work.
6. Reproductions may hang along with originals, but should be plainly marked as prints. Stickers will be furnished for that purpose. Prints of paintings may comprise no more than 30% of exhibited work. 
7. Exhibitors are responsible for their display, and leaving it unattended will be at the discretion of the artist. Festival Hosts will be available for short breaks. Exhibitors are responsible for their own setups, tents hooks, chairs, tables, etc. 
8. No alternate location is available in case of inclement weather, so please plan accordingly.
9. No commission will be charged by PCAA. All sales are made directly with the artist.
10. Sales tax reporting is the responsibility of those artists who have Oklahoma sales tax permits. They may send in sales taxes collected directly to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Artists without an OK sales tax permit will be required to submit a daily tax report to PCAA, along with sales tax owed at the close of the festival. The PCAA will send that sales tax collected to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. A report containing all vendors (artists) present at the Festival, phone #s and addresses will be sent to the Oklahoma Tax Commission (State Law), at close of Festival.

Early Bird (Pay by May 10, 2019) - Save $10.00
All applications must include a $20.00 application fee

Booth Information
Booth spaces (10'x10', limited availability)
Tent weights are required on all tents. Using a 5 gallon bucket filled with water as a tent weight does not work well in our Oklahoma wind. 
Single $120.00 (10'X10')
Double $180.00 (20'X10')
BFA/MFA Student Single Space $60.00 (10'X10') Student ID Required
BFA/MFA Student Double Space $90.00 (10'X10') â€‹Student ID Required
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