Event Information


Art & Seafood on the Waterfront 2020

Waterfront Park
Safety Harbor, Florida (South)

Event Dates: 2/22/20 - 2/23/20
Application Deadline: 12/15/19 Midnight EST
114 day(s) and 23 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00


Event Summary
The Safety Harbor Waterfront Park along the shores of Tampa Bay is the picturesque venue for this outdoor juried art show.  Art & Seafood on the Waterfront is a free event to the public and presented by the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Inc., a nonprofit organization with a full-time professional staff, Board of Directors and more than 500 members and community volunteers.  Safety Harbor offers a quaint and charming yet progressive community setting, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year.   Main Street Safety Harbor, just steps away from the shoreline, offers an eclectic mix of small-town charm and upscale residences, unique shops, locally owned restaurants, pubs and cafes.  Delectable seafood from area restaurants and food establishments will pair well with the talented artists exhibiting on the waterfront.  Live on stage entertainment throughout both days, and creative art and activities for kids makes this two-day celebration, which attracts 8,000 - 10,000 attendees, one of the bay area’s most desired cultural events.

General Information
EVENT HOURS:  Saturday, February 22, 2020 11am-9pm
                             Sunday, February 23, 2020 11am - 6pm

EXHIBITOR SETUP:  Saturday 7:30 - 10:30am  
Vehicles will only be permitted on Event grounds during designated load-in and load-out times.

ACCEPTED CATEGORIES:  We welcome exhibitors in the following categories:  Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Digital, Jewelry, Ceramics, Sculpture, Fiber, Wood, Metal and Glass. 

AWARDS:  Overall awards will be as follows:
  • $500 1st Place
  • $300 2nd Place
  • $200 3rd Place
  • People's Choice

WAIT LIST POLICY:  A wait list will be developed based on jury scores. 

ARTIST AMENITIES:  The Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce wants to ensure that your participation is a positive experience. During the Event, the following amenities are offered to all artists: · Daily morning coffee and pastries at the Hospitality Area & the option of pre-arranged lunch delivered to your booth daily by our volunteers; Saturday night security; Booth Sitters available daily to allow artists to take a break from their booth.

 All artwork must be original work done by the artist. All components of artwork must be made by the artist. Only those artists accepted into the show and displaying their own original work may participate. No proxy exhibitors will be allowed.  Photo I.D. will be required at check-in.  All items must be originals created by the artist within five years, available for sale and the price clearly marked.

The Event Committee will review exhibits on Saturday morning and periodically during the event.  The Event Committee shall have the sole discretion to require the removal of artwork which violates Art & Seafood on the Waterfront Rules/Regulations. Judging of all awards will be based on the overall quality of all artwork exhibited rather than that of individual pieces.  All judging is anticipated to be completd by the end of the day Saturday.  In the event of inclement weather, judging may be delayed.

Each artist is responsible for collecting Florida state sales tax on sales made during the Event and remitting such taxes to the local office of the Florida Department of Revenue.

A completed application is a commitment by the originating artist to show in your accepted category(ies) and to display for the entire event according to event rules.  January 15th is the last day for accepted artists to pay for booth space.  There will be no refunds of booth fees after midnight January 15th.

An artist may apply in up to two categories however, if applying for two categories, the work in each must be substantially different in medium and technique.  If an artist is selected in two categories they must display in both categories and a separate but adjacent space will be assigned for the second category.

Mechanical reproductions of original artwork, including those modified or enhanced by the artist, must be matted, not sold as framed or hung alongside original works, and displayed in a Reproduction bin (limit two bins per booth).  Reproductions are not eligible for awards.

Photograph prints must be from artist’s original negative or digital files, signed and numbered in editions.
Digital art must be original work created by the artist on the computer and signed, with original limited-edition prints signed and numbered.

Ceramic, wood, glass and metal works must be handmade by the artist with no machine or mass-produced work allowed.  Each piece must be signed.

Paintings must be appropriately framed or mounted, with unframed watercolors, drawings, graphics and photos displayed in a portfolio or bin.

Jewelry and metalwork may be created through twisting, forging and fabricating various metals, must include only components designed and hand-crafted by the artist.  No manufactured elements other than findings are permitted.

Fiber includes all work crafted from fibers, including basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry and papermaking, with no machine tooled or screened items permitted.

Glass works are functional or decorative and kiln formed or blown, molded or casted, and may be etched or engraved.

Printmaking and drawing is works created with dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, wax, crayons or from a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.

Sculpture may include original three-dimensional work in any mediums.

Wood may include original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.  Embellished or painted store bought furniture is not permitted. 

Prohibited:  Crochet, knitting, picture frames, velvet paintings, kites, manufactured kit jewelry, decoupage, candles, manufactured beads, novelty shell craft, manufactured toys, CDs, cassettes or other musical recordings, buy & sell items.


Booth Information
Artists will not be limited to a maximum number of artworks. Exhibit spaces measure approximately 10’x10’. Each space is a $225 booth fee.  Spaces may not be shared. Allocation of spaces will be at the discretion of the Art & Seafood on the Waterfront committee. Each artist must provide an appropriate and substantial display for outdoor exhibition. Booth and display must be constructed to withstand crowds and wind. Exhibitors should be prepared for inclement weather with rain covers, tiedowns and weights. Exhibitors will be held liable for any damage made by their tents.  Work exhibited must be contained in the assigned space, unless the artist has paid for additional space. One additional space may be secured for $225, space permitting.
Electricity will be provided for evening lighting and a 50' minimum length extension cord must be provided by exhibitor.  Whisper quiet generators, marine batteries, or other battery operated lighting will be acceptable and must be provided by Exhibitor.