Event Information


Lakewood Ranch Fine Art Festival | March 2020

Main Street
Lakewood Ranch, Florida (South)

Event Dates: 3/14/20 - 3/15/20
Application Deadline: 1/14/20 Midnight EST
145 day(s) and 1 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee ): $30.00


Event Summary
The Lakewood Ranch Winter Fine Art Festival will be held on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.  Residents here have a combined annual income of over $100,000, which makes this an ideal location for an art festival. The University Town Center Market is nearby, with over 200 stores. The Sarasota Polo Club plays in Lakewood Ranch, as well as the Sarasota International Cricket Club, and the community boasts eighteen tennis courts and numerous golf courses.  In addition, Lakewood Ranch is the largest certified green community in the United States.

General Information

Jurying is conducted in-house by Paragon staff.   This is a “blind” jury process which means artist scoring is based solely on the images presented without consideration of the artist name, artist location, or reference to additional information such as websites. Juror decisions are based 70% upon the quality of work portrayed in the images submitted for the jury process, and 30% based on your booth presentation. If you do not submit a booth image you will automatically lose 3 points off your final score. Your booth image should not have the artist or any signage with the artist name or business name visible and should represent the setup we will actually see at the event. Images are viewed simultaneously in a horizontal format, grouped by media.


Online applications are now available on www.zapplication.org


January 15, 2020: Jury starts

January 16, 2020: Jury ends

January 17, 2020: NOTIFICATION of jury results

February 14, 2020: CONTRACTS AND BOOTH FEE PAYMENTS DUE ... NOTE: ALL BOOTH PAYMENTS ARE MADE DIRECTLY TO PARAGON - NO PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE ZAPPLICATION WEBSITE If you foresee difficulty paying the full booth fee by the deadline, please contact our office prior to that deadline date and we will discuss payment options.

March 14, 2020: 5 am - 8 am check-in. SHOW HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm

March 15, 2020: SHOW HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm

  • Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
  • Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image or the manipulation of a source material is executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Photographs taken with a digital camera should apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category.
  • Drawing: Works created using such dry media as chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils and wax crayon or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
  • Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted. No factory-produced wearable items regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited.
  • Glass: Original work created in glass by the artist. Pressed glass and massed production are not permitted.
  • Graphics & Printmaking: Prints where the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones or screens, which have been signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Offset reproductions are not allowed. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking process.
  • 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 casts, molds, or production studio work allowed.
  • Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal. No production studio work is allowed.
  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2D and 3D, that incorporates more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Jewelry is not considered mixed-media; jewelry must apply in the JEWELRY category. Photography is not considered mixed-media; photography must apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category. If you have questions or need clarification, call and talk with us.
  • Painting: Works created using such materials as oils, acrylics and watercolors are in this category. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and limited editions.
  • Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image (e.g., film or digital) which have been processed by the artist or under their direct supervision, are included in this category. Images printed through software such as Photoshop are to be entered in this category, not in mixed-media or digital. Each image must be signed and numbered with editions being inclusive of all sizes and not to exceed 250 prints in the edition.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work that is done in any medium (e.g., bronze, stone, acrylic).
  • Wood: Original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

  • Night security
  • Easy load-in and load-out

  • Check-In Saturday 5am-8am  
  • Dates: March 14-15, 2020
  • Hours: Saturday 10-6  and Sunday 11-5
  • Location: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


Bill Kinney
12326 Thornhill Court 
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

       (941) 487-8061
       FAX: (941) 346-0302

          e-mail:  admin@paragonfestivals.com

          website:  www.paragonartevents.com

Accepted artists agree that Spada Graphix LLC (DBA: Paragon Art Festivals) may use images of their for promotional, website or publicity purposes.


1) All work must be original handcrafted work. Each artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.

2) Work done by a production studio is not allowed.

3) All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.

4) No more than 2 artists may collaborate on work. Both must be included on and sign the application. Both must be present at the festival for the duration of the event.

5) Artists must be present with the work for the entire duration of the art festival. Representatives, including spouses and family members, may not attend in lieu of the artists. They may be present and assist, but the artist MUST be present at all times throughout the event.

6) Every Paragon event requires a photo identification (in English) at check-in to ensure compliance. This will typically be a driver’s license.

7) Artists may only show work in categories and bodies of work selected by the jury.

8) All work exhibited must be of the quality, category, and body of work that were shown in the images used in the jury process.


• No t-shirts or commercially manufactured items
• No item that employs the use of commercially available molds
• No velvet paintings, decoupage, or plants.
• Traditional crafts such as soaps, wax media (e.g., candles), scented oils, and homemade food items are not items juried into our events.


  • Contact us by e-mail if you need clarification on any rules before applying. 
  • CANCELLATION:  must be in writing, submitted to our office by fax, e-mail or you must mail us the cancellation document.  You may apprise us by e-mail (preferred) or phone of your inability to attend an event; however, you must still submit your cancellation in writing to receive a refund



  • If cancellations are received from 8 to 30 days prior to the event, you will receive a refund as follows:
    • 50% refund by check, OR
    • 100% credit towards another Paragon event of your choosing; however, you must apply to and be juried into that event.
    • There is no time limit on the 100% credit
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will not receive either a refund or credit.
  • Florida sales tax is 7% 

Booth Information




SINGLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $395.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


DOUBLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $790.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


CORNER BOOTH FEE: Single: $200.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP

NOTE: ALL booth payments are made directly to Paragon, NOT through ZAPP.  If you foresee difficulty paying the booth fee by this date, please call our office and we will discuss payment options.

DISPLAY SPACE: Upon acceptance, artists desiring corner or double spaces or that require electrical connection must specify and pay any applicable fees at the time payment is submitted. Specific space requests will be assigned based on the date payment is received. We will attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests.

DISPLAY SURFACE: Pavement/brick: ABSOLUTELY no drilling into or anchoring to the pavement is allowed - tents must be anchored by free-standing weights. No tying off to benches, post, meters, trash cans, or any other city structure. Free-standing weights ONLY.