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Babcock Ranch Art Show 2020

Location:
Founders Square, Babcock Ranch, FL
Babcock Ranch, Florida (South)

Phone: 239-768-3602
Event Dates: 3/14/20 - 3/14/20
Application Deadline: 10/15/19 Midnight EST
89 day(s) and 18 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $15.00

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Event Summary
The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff, is a one day boutique art show held in the new town of Babcock Ranch. Featuring the work of 65 exceptional artists, this fine art/fine craft show is centered around the town square of the first solar powered town in the U.S.  Surrounded by its first three exciting new neighborhoods, the Babcock Ranch Art Show is dedicated to promoting and showcasing your artwork.
 
In it’s second year, this one-day community event is free to the public and expects 6,000 attendees. Artists are set in a circular flow, allowing maximum exposure to all booths, in a lakefront, park like setting.  Extensive promotion, featuring your art work, to neighboring cities in Lee and Charlotte Counties assures that your buying public will be eager to see you.

Apply now to join us at Babcock Ranch in March 2020 - Your $125 Booth Fee will be donated to the Babcock Ranch Foundation to support at-risk children through the arts in education. The Art Show receives no income from the Booth Fee.

General Information
Babcock Ranch Art Show - 2nd Annual
Founders Square, Babcock Ranch, FL
March 14, 2020
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

 
Apply to the Babcock Ranch Art Show – share your talent with this diverse and exciting community!
 
We want you to be a part of this boutique art show, where our town is growing by leaps and bounds. The many new houses in Babcock Ranch need your artwork to make them feel like “home”.  Extensive advertising throughout Lee and Charlotte Counties, designed to bring art buyers to YOU, include newspapers, radio, billboards, and online advertising with paid and organic Facebook ads featuring artist work. 6,000 attendees are expected.
 
Artists are selected in a jury process and create a well balanced show that represents artistic diversity in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wearable and Wood.
 
Produced by the nationally ranked team of ArtFest Fort Myers, this one day event is embracing our solar powered community.  Working closely with the Babcock Ranch School we are donating your Booth Fee to support arts education for at-risk children and families will be encouraged to join us for a day of artful fun.  A variety of yummy food trucks and local farm to table restaurants will encourage attendees to start with breakfast and stay for lunch, as they decide upon their artwork purchases. Live background music will compliment the artists and add to the ambience of setting.

The Babcock Ranch Art Show has artist friendly procedures in place to ensure that your day with us is pleasant and profitable.  Our Artist Hospitality team is there to greet and direct you on Set Up Day and is available to you all day Saturday.  Artist Perks include:
 
  • Drive up access to your booth location on set up day (Friday) with ample behind booth storage
  • Complimentary water and snacks, delivered to your tent, during Art Show hours
  • Indoor bathrooms
  • A pre-ordered lunch option is available, including several economical and delicious choices, delivered to your tent
  • Convenient free artist parking adjacent to the Art Show site
  • Professional overnight security

Deadlines:

October 15, 2019 - Application Deadline
November 8, 2019 - Jury Day
November 25, 2019 - Notification of Acceptance
December 6, 2019 - Invitation Acceptance and Booth Fee Due
December 30, 2019 - Artist Certificate of Insurance Due
March 13, 2020 - Artist Set up with staggered times, beginning at 10am
March 14, 2020 - Babcock Ranch Art Show 9am - 4pm

Booth Fee Policy

Babcock Ranch Booth Fee is $125.  Upon acceptance the Payment is $250 - - a refund of $125 of will be issued to all on site participating artists, on Saturday morning, March 14th. The balance of $125 will be donated to the Babcock Ranch Foundation, for the express purpose of supporting at-risk chidlren through the arts in education.  The Art Show receives no income for the Booth Fee.

Category Descriptions

Ceramics - Art objects either functional or decorative of earthenware, porcelain, or tile, made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.

Digital - Images made with the assistance of computers. Computer graphics are often made with software called drawing, painting, illustrating and photographic programs or applications. Traditional photographs taken with digital media should apply in the photography category.

Drawing/Pastels - Drawings are works on paper using pencil, crayon, ink, charcoal, pastels and a variety of other marking media.

Fiber - Includes non-wearable artwork from fibers such as basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry, and papermaking.

Glass - The expression of art made from blowing, fusing or otherwise fashioning glass.

Jewelry - Ornaments, such as bracelets, necklaces, or rings, made of precious metals set with gems, semi-precious gems, ceramic, glass or any other product. Jewelry must always enter in this category and not in glass, ceramic, etc. that may be the type of material used – jewelry is always jewelry.

Metal - Creating artwork through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals.

Mixed Media 2-D - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. 2-D Mixed Media should include more than one of the following: Paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking or drawing, fabric or other found objects.

Mixed Media 3-D - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. 3-D Mixed Media should include more than one of the following: claywork, fiber, glass, metal, wood or any other 3-D objects.

Painting: Oil/Acrylic - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, such as canvas, with oil and/or acrylic paint or sticks.

Painting: Watercolor - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors.

Photography - Process of capturing images of objects by the action of light, then printing the images, by chemical or digital means, onto a flat surface.

Printmaking/Graphics - Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original 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.

Sculpture - Shaping figures or a design in the round or in relief, by chiseling marble, modeling clay, casting metal or other materials.

Wearable - Includes clothing, or leather goods, such as belts or purses, that can be worn. No factory-produced items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.

Wood - Art objects, either functional or decorative, that may be hand-tooled or machine worked in wood.

Rules/Regulations
Eligibility and Rules

The Babcock Ranch Art Show is open to all Artists. Artwork must be original in design and an artist may display and sell only in the media category in which his or her work has been accepted. Work displayed and sold at the Babcock Ranch Art Show must be consistent with work represented by jury images.  Artists are prohibited from selling non-original promotional items (i.e., posters, postcards, note cards, calendars, tee shirts, etc.) at the Show.

If two or more persons collaborate to produce original work, each person must be identified on the Application. Collaborations are to be true artistic collaboration rather than business collaboration. For example, framing or printing of work does not constitute a creative partnership, and, therefore, individuals involved in those processes should not be listed on the application as a partner. No work by apprentices or employees will be accepted.

Commercial agents, dealers, manufacturers or buy-sell vendors are not eligible to enter nor can they be proxies for artists.

Artwork produced with kits, castings from commercial molds, patterns, plans or other commercial means is not permitted.

Artist and all collaborating partners must be present on-site with their booths open for business during the entire Art Show. If two names are on the application, both must check in and show photo I.D. and be present for the entire festival.

Artists are required to display an Artist Information Statement in a prominent place within their booth. Materials and processes used must be disclosed in this statement.

Displaying ribbons and awards from previous shows or other shows is not allowed.

Original art must occupy at least 50% of the artist's wall space. All artwork on walls must be framed or otherwise professionally hung. Browse bins may occupy only minimal space and must be aesthetically pleasing and not obstruct patron flow. All artwork displayed must be for sale.

Limited edition, signed, and numbered reproductions of artwork are allowed (including reproductions printed on paper, canvas or metal etc.). Artist must define “limited edition” in their Artist Information Statement and must disclose their reproduction process to buyers.  All reproductions must be clearly marked as such.

Artists must comply with all safety requirements, including weighted tents, and vehicles must be parked only in designated areas.

Exhibitors are responsible for the collection and payment of 7% Florida Sales Tax. Forms will be available to artists in their check-in packets.

Artists are responsible for procuring and maintaining their own liability insurance and must provide ArtFest Fort Myers/Babcock Ranch Art Show with a Certificate of Insurance by December 30, 2019.

Artists may withdraw from the Babcock Ranch Art Show and receive a refund of their $250 payment (less $50), if a written request is received on or before December 20, 2019.  The Babcock Ranch Art Show is a rain or shine festival. No refunds will be issued for weather or other acts of God.

No animals are allowed in or around Artists' booths.

Acceptance into the Babcock Ranch Art Show is non-transferable. Only artwork of the accepted artist may be displayed.

Staff will inspect booths on-site, to assure compliance of the Rules, and reserves the exclusive right to interpret and enforce the Rules. In any dispute, the decision of the ArtFest Fort Myers Executive Director shall prevail. Failure to comply with the rules may result in the artist’s removal from the Babcock Ranch Art Show without a refund and the right to exhibit in future events will be jeopardized.

Reproduction Policy

To foster an appreciation and value of the arts in all people, including those who cannot afford original work, we believe it is important to offer attendees the opportunity to buy reproductions. As their incomes grow they will turn to original work. This transition is possible only if buyers understand exactly what they are buying and the process behind it. Therefore, the Babcock Ranch Art Shows' guidelines are:

All reproductions must be clearly and individually labeled as such. Labels must say “reproduction.” This includes any framed reproductions.

o Reproductions must be signed and numbered editions.
o No hand colored or enhanced reproductions will be considered “original” works; they will be considered reproductions.
o Reproductions are considered as an ancillary part of the artist's display.
o Violators of the spirit, as well as the letter of this policy, will be asked to remove their unlabeled reproductions. In any dispute, the decision of the Executive Director shall prevail.

Booth Information
Fees

Application Fee: $15
The non-refundable Application Fee is due and payable upon submitting application to participate in the Babcock Ranch Art Show.  Applicants may pay on line by credit card or by a check made payable to ArtFest Fort Myers and mailed to 1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Applications will not be processed until the Application Fee is received.

Booth Fee: Single 10 x10 is $125 Upon acceptance the Payment due is $250 - - a refund of $125 of will be issued to all on site participating artists, on Saturday morning, March 14th. The balance of $125 will be donated to the Babcock Ranch Foundation, for the express purpose of supporting at-risk chidlren through the arts in education. Double booth spaces are available in limited number.

Artists who are selected by the jury and invited to participate in the Babcock Ranch Art Show must remit the Payment on ZAPP by credit card or by a check made payable to ArtFest Fort Myers and mailed to 1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401, Fort Myers, FL 33901.  Deadline for Payment is December 6, 2019.

Artists are responsible for procuring and maintaining their own liability insurance and must provide ArtFest Fort Myers/Babcock Ranch Art Show with a Certificate of Insurance by December 30, 2019.

Artist Set Up:  Staggered artist set up times are scheduled on Friday, March 13, 2020, beginning at 10 AM, with consideration for good traffic flow and artist access.  A special "vehicle holding zone lot" is designated for artists who arrive early.  Volunteers are conveniently stationed at access points and throughout the festival to facilitate a stress free set up experience.  Details and maps will be available at BabcockRanchArtShow.com in Febuary.
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