Event Information


Callanwolde Artist Market 2020

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Atlanta, Georgia (South)

Phone: 404-872-5338 ext. 236
Event Dates: 2/7/20 - 2/9/20
Application Deadline: 10/11/19 Midnight EST
86 day(s) and 17 hour(s) remaining


Images: 9 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary

The Callanwolde Artist Market is a unique winter indoor art festival at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills neighborhood. The Market features over 90 artists, from within Callanwolde and from across the Southeast, working in a variety of media. Artists will have display spaces throughout the 1920 Callanwolde mansion.
The Market is geared toward sophisticated patrons interested in original, yet affordable, art in a wide variety of media. Jurors will be very selective to ensure the highest quality of work.
Proceeds from booth fees and ticket sales support Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the Callanwolde Estate and to be the premier public participatory arts and cultural organization.

Founded in 1972, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center serves over 11,000 people per year through arts classes, performance events, and community outreach programs. Visit www.callanwolde.org for more information.

General Information
Friday, February 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m. 
Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 9, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The event will take place rain or shine.

  • Application deadline: October 11, 2019 @ 11:45pm (Application fee: $25)
  • Notification of acceptance: October 25, 2019 via email; no phone calls please.
  • Booth Fee Payment Deadline: January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Last day for artists to cancel and receive booth fee refund: January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Wait List Released: January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. (Payment deadline is January 25, 2020 @ 5pm for waitlisted artists only.)
  • Load-in Dates: February 6-7, 2020 (see below under LOAD-IN for detailed instructions and times) 
Each artist must choose a category from the list below. Artists who wish to apply in more than one category may submit a second application. Accepted artists may only show work in the category/categories approved by the jury.

Original sculptural, decorative, or functional work in which the primary material used is clay.

Original works made with pen, pencil, colored pencil, charcoal or traditional printmaking techniques, including etching, engraving, lithography, serigraphy or woodcut. Combination techniques/collages are also included. Original prints must be signed and numbered.

Original work created from fibers or leather which includes basketry, handmade paper, weavings, and other artistic, fabric-­based work. All work must be designed and sewn by the artist.  No commercial, mass-produced items are permitted.

Original sculptural or decorative work created in glass. No mass or factory produced work is permitted.

Original jewelry made from precious and non-­precious metals, gemstones, enamel, glass, fiber, clay or other materials.  Commercial molds, casts, and kits are not permitted. At least 90% of the materials in the finished product must be created by the artist. Simple manufactured components such as clasps are acceptable. 

Original sculptural or decorative items created in metal. May be painted or unpainted.

Mixed Media:
Original work of two or three dimensions which incorporates the union of two or more media or physical materials. Use this category ONLY if work cannot be classified under another category.

Original work created using oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, tempera, or similar materials on canvas, paper, or board.  Combination techniques/collages of these materials are also included.

Photography/Digital Art:
Original artwork created by the artist/photographer utilizing an SLR or Digital camera, or computer-generated image, and printed with either traditional darkroom, inkjet, or laser printing technologies. No commercial photography. Original prints must be signed and numbered. Only one framed piece of each image may be hung on the walls of the booth.

Original sculptural or decorative work made primarily from wood which includes hand tooled, carved or machine worked items, with either natural or painted/stained finish.

  • The Callanwolde Artist Market is entirely indoors.
  • The Market provides 65 booth spaces of various sizes and prices to artists from outside of Callanwolde.
  • Snacks and water will be provided for artists throughout the event.
  • Food and beverage vendors will be on site throughout the event.
  • Booth sitters are available for short breaks during event hours upon request.
  • Convenient Thursday-Friday load-in.
  • Shuttle service to/from parking lot for artists.
  • Monitored security cameras throughout the property.
Participating artists may park at Callanwolde during Thursday and Friday load-in, but must park offsite (location TBD) during the Artist Market. Shuttles will be available to transport artists to/from Callanwolde. 


The Callanwolde Artist Market uses the ZAPP® online application system. Failure to follow application instructions will result in DISQUALIFICATION without refund of application fee.

The Callanwolde Artist Market is open only to artists who reside in the following states: Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  

All art must be original, handmade, and created by the exhibiting artist. Work produced by apprentices or employees is unacceptable. No mass production crafts, cottage industry, or handcrafted imports are accepted. Reproductions such as giclée prints must be clearly identified as such. Embellished manufactured items and items made from commercially available kits, molds, patterns, etc. are not permitted. 

The following items are prohibited from display/sale at the Callanwolde Artist Market:

  • T-shirts and commercially produced clothing
  • Food items, incense, lotions/oils, soaps, candles, or sprays
  • Mass-produced posters
  • Commercially manufactured or reproduced items (NO BUY/SELL ALLOWED)
  • Jewelry made from more than 10% commercially manufactured components

Your application submission must be accompanied by eight (8) digital images of your artwork and one (1) digital image of your booth. Digital images must be current, of high quality, and show artwork completed within the past two years.  

Your booth image should not include your name, title of artworks, or people visible in the digital image, so as to remain anonymous to jurors. Failure to follow the digital image requirements will result in disqualification.

Artists may only sell work that is represented in the submitted photographs. Anyone that displays work not described on the application or represented in the photographs will be asked to remove these items. Do not display items without prior approval.

The Callanwolde Artist Market reserves the rights to use submitted images for publicity and affirmation purposes before, during and after the event.

The jury panel will consist of experienced art professionals with knowledge and experience in multiple art disciplines. Applicants with the highest scores per category will be invited to participate. A limited number of applicants per category will be accepted to provide a balanced show. The jury process is done anonymously, and the decision of the jury is final.

Notifications of acceptance will be emailed to applicants on October 25, 2019. No notifications will be issued by phone, fax or US mail. Invited applicants may purchase booth spaces by the January 10, 2020 deadline. Applicants who fail to meet this payment deadline will forfeit their space.

Check your email often during the event for updates on important information regarding weather, emergencies, and more.

All participating artists are responsible for collecting the 8% sales tax for the State of Georgia and DeKalb County. A tax form will be provided in your check-in packet.

Wait-listed artists will be considered after the booth fee payment deadline for invited artists has passed, or in the event an invited artist declines or cancels. Artists selected from the waiting list will be given a deadline to confirm and pay the booth fee.

Cancellations by confirmed artist participants must be received via email to cbray@callanwolde.org before 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2020 for a refund of the booth fee.  Application fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be given for cancellations after January 10 or for no-shows.

Artists who have not checked-in by Friday, February 7 @ 3:00 p.m. will be considered a no-show and will not be eligible for refunds.  Assigned space(s) will be forfeited to artist(s) on the waiting list.

Participating artists are responsible for obtaining any required licenses, permits or approvals under state laws applicable to his/her activity at the Callanwolde Artist Market and for paying any taxes, sales taxes, fees or other charges that may be applicable to any artist's activity at the Callanwolde Artist Market.

The current DeKalb County sales tax rate is 8%.

Neither Callanwolde nor its agents or representatives will be responsible for any injury, damage, or loss that may occur to an artist, the artist’s agents or representatives or his/her property from any cause whatsoever.  Artists should obtain, at their own expense, insurance against any loss, damage, or injury they may require.

Booth Information
Booth spaces vary in size and price; they may be selected by artists after being invited to participate in the Artist Market. Booth sizes and prices are listed as follows:
  • 16’ x 8’ - $350 (5 available)
  • 14’ x 6’ - $230 (1 available)
  • 14’ x 5’ - $210 (1 available)
  • 12’ x 6’ - $200 (1 available)
  • 12’ x 5’ - $165 (4 available)
  • 11’ x 7’ - $215 (1 available)
  • 10’ x 7.5’ - $225 (8 available)
  • 10’ x 6’ - $165 (6 available)
  • 10’ x 5’ - $140 (1 available)
  • 7.5’ x 7’ - $160 (6 available)
  • 9’ x 5’ - $125 (4 available)
  • 8’ x 8’ - $175 (21 available)
  • 8’ x 7’ - $155 (1 available)
  • 8.5’ x 6.5’ - $155 (3 available)
  • 8’ x 6’ - $135 (2 available)

One Exhibitor per booth space; sharing of booth space is not allowed. Exhibitors cannot sublet or apportion space to anyone else. Relocating your booth is strictly prohibited.

Callanwolde provides only floor space for booth exhibits. Artists may rent 8-foot tables for $20 each (supplies limited) and may add electricity for $40. Each artist must provide and set up his/her own display panels, shelves, lighting, etc.  

Artists must be present with their work for the duration of the Artist Market. Each artist may bring one assistant, but no commercial agents, dealers, or salespeople may operate an artist's booth.  
Please present a professional appearance when setting up your booth. Tables must be skirted to the ground preferably with a fabric tablecloth, and storage boxes kept out of sight. No “sale” or “discount” signs are permitted. All work exhibited must be confined to the assigned space(s). Browsing bins should occupy minimal space and must not obstruct patron flow. All display materials must be sturdy, safe, and professional in appearance.
Booth must be set up and ready for business by 6:00 p.m. on February 7, 10:00 a.m. on February 8, and 11:00 a.m. on February 9.  All art on display must be for sale.

Callanwolde staff will check booths periodically throughout the Artist Market for compliance with admission requirements as set forth in this application. If you are not in compliance, you will be first warned and then asked to leave if you do not make corrections.  Booth fees will not be refunded.

Prior to the Artist Market, artists will be notified via email of their booth/table location and detailed setup information.  Artists must set up booths on Thursday and/or Friday before the Artist Market.  Participating artists may be required to show a Photo ID upon check-in.

Thursday, February 6: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Artist check-in and set-up. Check-in is at the reception desk in the mansion.

Friday, February 7: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Artist check-in and set-up. Check-in is at the reception desk in the mansion. 

Artists may park temporarily along the driveway, at the portico, or at the loading dock in back of the mansion to unload. After unloading, artist vehicles must be moved to the parking lot.  Artists may then return to their booths to set up.

No set-up is allowed on Saturday morning. No artist vehicles are allowed on the property Saturday/Sunday morning.

Applicant may not break down booth/table before closing time on any day of the Artist Market.

Load-out must be completed by 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 9.  Once their booth is broken down and items are moved to the exit door, each artist will be given a written pass to park temporarily along the driveway, at the portico, or at the loading dock in back of the mansion to load vehicles. Artists may NOT park in a loading zone without a pass. Artists must move vehicles from loading zones immediately after loading is complete.

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