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ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival 2020

Location:
Abacoa
Jupiter, Florida (South)

Phone: 561-748-3946
Event Dates: 2/15/20 - 2/16/20
Application Deadline: 9/18/19 Midnight EST
32 day(s) and 0 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application fee ): $40.25

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce invites you to apply to be an exhibitor at the 35th annual ArtiGras, a two-day ticketed outdoor fine arts festival over Presidents' Day weekend which attracts tens of thousands of art lovers and collectors. ArtiGras showcases a juried exhibition of gallery-quality art and offers a unique opportunity for visitors to interact with and purchase directly from the artists. Patrons are residents of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast along with tourists from around the country visiting during peak season. ArtiGras also attracts top interior designers looking for that special piece for their clients. ArtiGras benefits local charities and utilizes more than 1000 volunteers. Our event location, Abacoa, is a thriving family-friendly community close to many local restaurants and the Marlins and Cardinals spring training facility.  ArtiGras was recently named one of the top 200 fine art festivals in the country and features 290 juried artists along with artist demonstrations, a Youth Art Competition, an ArtiKids children’s interactive activity area and live entertainment.

The marketing and public relations efforts last year for ArtiGras had a total value of earned media of $660K with 220 million impressions. 

General Information
The Fine Art Juried Showcase will feature 290 fine artists. ArtiGras will accept applications from artists in the following 12 fine art categories: Ceramics, Fiber (wearable and nonwearable), Drawing and Printmaking, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Digital Art, and Wood. A jury of highly regarded art professionals will select the artists who will participate in the show. Artists are chosen for their unique styles and artistic excellence.  We also have an Emerging Artists program for 1st time "festival artists".

AWARDS 
Best of Show: $3,000
First Place (one in each category): $1000
Judges Choice Awards: (twelve): $500
The 2020 Emerging artist will receive an award for art excellence at $250.

Total: $21,250.00

This is in addition to Purchase Awards of upwards of $4,000.

During ArtiGras, three judges from the jury panel will select 25 artists in the Fine Art Showcase and give out $21,250 worth of prizes. Judging will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15. Cash awards and ribbons will be presented on Sunday morning, February 16.

DEADLINES
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Deadline for All Applications.

Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5 2019
Jury convenes to select artists.

October
Acceptance notifications will be e-mailed by the end of the month through Zapp. Booth fees will be accepted with an electronic signed exhibitor’s agreement via Zapplication.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Acceptance and Booth Fee Payment Deadline.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Last day to cancel and receive a refund of 80% of the booth fee. After this date, no refunds will be processed.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Each exhibiting artist must complete an online application with only one artist per entry unless you are entering as a team in collaboration.
  • An Artist is an individual who takes a piece from idea to fruition working by themselves.
  • A Collaborator is a person who adds creative techniques to the same piece of work as the primary artist.
  • An Assistant is a person who assists with set up, breakdown, sales, marketing but does not do any of the creative work.
Collaborative Work 
Artists must submit separate applications unless applying as a team. If artists are accepted as a team they may only exhibit the collaborative work they were; however for.  BOTH the artist and the collaborating partner, as listed in your Zapplication profile, must attend both days of ArtiGras.  

Multiple Applications
Artists wishing to exhibit work produced in more than one media category must apply with separate online user id's, set of digital images and jury fee for each category. Only one application may be submitted per body of work represented. Multiple applications must represent either work in different media categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category. No advantage is gained by submitting multiple applications for the same body of work in multiple categories.


Award Winners
If you received an award in 2019 and are entering under the same award category, you will not be in the jury selection; however, you are responsible for jury and booth fees.  Please contact artists@artigras.org if you would like to be in the 2020 show.

Invitations
ArtiGras has the right to invite up to 10 fine artists to participate in the show. 

Accepted Artists
Artists who are accepted to the show will find all event materials, maps, and related information on our website at www.artigras.org beginning mid-January.

Sales
Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work with no commission on sales due to the Arts Festival.

Publicity
ArtiGras maintains the rights to use submitted images for publicity and affirmation purposes before, during, and after the event.

JURY info. at a glance (see jury details above)

 

Artists must submit three (3) digital images of their artwork and one (1) digital image of their Festival display or booth (four images total) for each category entered.  Digital images must be current and show artwork completed within in the past 2 years.  

The jury consists of a panel of four experienced art professionals who will score on a 1-7 scale.  There are 285 spaces available for the Fine Art Juried Showcase.  The jury will select 264 artists for a balanced show.

The top 264 receive invitations; the balance of artists in the final round are retained to comprise a waiting list of alternates. Decisions of the jury panel are final.  The 25 award winners of 2019 are automatically juried into the show along with up to 10 invited artists. There will be up to 12 emerging artists accepted as well.

There are no established quotas for individual media categories. A waitlist of up to 8 artists from each media category will also be selected. An artist must achieve a minimum score to be considered for the show and waitlist.

Images
FOUR images are to be submitted for each application entered by the artist. Three images must be of individual pieces of work. The fourth image must be of a display of the artist's work, showing overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work. The fourth image is mandatory. If a booth image per se is not available, submit an image taken of a grouping of works representative of the works to be exhibited at the show. The purpose of the booth image is to ensure the artist has a complete body of work which is represented both in the first three images and within the fourth image. It also helps identify the scale of the artist's work. Note: this is a blind jury process, please avoid submitting booth images with any identifiable sign or photo of the artist themselves.

*Only Emerging Artist Applicants may apply with the 4th image of their work instead of a booth shot.*

Image size must be in 1920 pixel horizontal x 1920 pixel vertical format.  Images must accurately represent the body of the artist's work to be exhibited at the Arts Festival.  Image quality is very important. Do not include your name or company name on any image.

EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAM
Designed specifically for artists who have no experience exhibiting and selling their artwork at all venues, or extremely minimal experience if any. The application procedure is the same as the regular show, however, upon acceptance, New and returning 2019 emerging artists will pay a reduced booth fee.  Artists will be provided a 10'x10' tent with pro-panels and receive mentoring through the Arts Festival. Artists may only apply to the Emerging Artist Program or for the general show, but they may not apply to both. Artists who are just beginning their careers in the art world are encouraged to apply. The Arts Festival reserves the right to pre-screen and research emerging artists to make sure they are a fit for this category and that they do not have extensive experience exhibiting and selling their work.

Emerging artists must be a permanent Florida resident and live between St. Lucie and Broward Counties.

Emerging Artist Applicants will proceed in the same manner as professional artists and submit their artwork through Zapplication.org. New 2020 emerging artists are asked to apply with the 4th image of their work instead of an image of their booth.  When uploading your images, you will upload the 4th image of your work by selecting 'YES' this is your booth shot, even though it is not. 

Returning 2019 artists should use a booth image as required for professional artists. 

Accepted Emerging Artists will have 3 workshops, 2 prior to ArtiGras and 1 after ArtiGras.  The first will be a site visit to a smaller art festival in the area usually in November or early December.  The second will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019, location TBD and a post event recap will take place on March 9th.  This year, our emerging arts will once again be featured at the ArtiGras Kick off party.  

 

ARTISTS SERVICES
We want your time with us to be not only profitable but also enjoyable. Artist will receive via e-mail a list of select hotel and restaurant information, tent and equipment rental information, list of local hardware and grocery stores and maps of northern Palm Beach County and of the festival site.

During the festival, the following amenities are offered to all artists:
  • Artists’ Oasis: provides free water, coffee and snacks daily (Saturday and Sunday) 
  • A continental breakfast 
  • Booth sitters
  • Free and secure artist parking within the festival site
  • Golf cart assistance to and from customer art pick-up area
  • 24 hour security


Rules/Regulations
1. All artwork must be the original work of the displaying artist. No proxy exhibitors, commercial dealers or agents are permitted.

2. An artist may not exhibit in any other festival on the same dates as ArtiGras.

3. The work of only one exhibitor may be displayed in each assigned space, with the exception of artist teams or collaborators.

4. Artist teams and/or collaborators that produce a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor; however, such a team may not consist of more than two people. If you do enter as an artist team or collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the online application. Both artists must be present throughout the entire three days of the show. No work by apprentices or employees will be accepted.

5. Buy/sell vendors are strictly prohibited.

6. Artists may exhibit artwork only in the category in which they are accepted. See application process regarding multiple applications.  

7. Artwork will not be permitted if it is created from molds, kits or other commercial methods.

8. Artwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted, nor will work that is mass-produced in combination with items created from original handcrafted pieces. We reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved artwork from the show.

9. Art made from ready-made items like clothing, commercially dyed material or furniture with painted, dyed or batiked embellishments will not be accepted.

10. No work on display may be copies of masters, advertisements, or widely circulated photographs.

11. All developing and printing of images must be done by the artist or under the direct supervision of the artist.

12. All artwork shown in the booth must be comparable to artwork shown in application images. Compliance will be verified during the event. Ineligible work will be removed from the festival. Booth images will be used to verify booth display presentation. Booth areas must look professional at all times.

AT THE EVENT
1.The artist or collaborating team must be on site both days of the festival.  ArtiGras reserves the right to close any booth where the artists or both members of the team are not present.  

2. All artwork displayed must be for sale.

3. All two-dimensional work must be matted or framed.

4. All artists and collaborating artists are required to check in before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020. A photo ID is required. Assistants and employees may set up but not check in for the artist.

5. No animals are allowed in or around the artists’ booths.

6. Displaying ribbons and awards from other shows is not allowed.

7. Artists must maintain the booth for the entire event. If items sell out, the artists can maintain the booth with one or more of the following: displaying portfolio pictures and/or showroom samples, or retaining sold artwork for delivery after the event.

8. Any artists closing their booth prior to the end of the show will not be permitted to return the next day or in subsequent years.

9. Each exhibitor is responsible to collect and pay State of Florida 7% sales tax. No commission on sales will be paid to ArtiGras. Tax forms will be available to each exhibitor in the on-site packet distributed at time of check-in. For further tax information, call 1-800-352-3671 to request Form DR-1, or call the West Palm Beach office at 561-640-2800.

10.  Signage of an overly commercial nature offering discounts or listing the availability of numerous sizes, print surfaces and/or framing options is prohibited.  

11. Exhibitors are required to display the official booth sign provided by ArtiGras in FRONT of your booth.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
 
12. 
No books, posters, mouse pads, t-shirts, calendars, cards/postcards, magnets, or other personal merchandise that is a mass reproduction of an original piece of artwork will be permitted in exhibitor booths.  THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.  

 

Reproduction Policy & Artist Statement

1. Fine Art Reproductions of original paintings, pastels, drawings, collage or mixed media may be exhibited if they are limited editions, signed and numbered, clearly and individually labeled as "Reproductions" or "Limited Edition Reproduction" on the front of each piece.  A reproduction is any work that is reproduced by machine (rather than by the hand of the artist).  This includes, giclees, photocopies, off-set lithographs, prints, etc. Fine Art Reproductions only!  They must be on archival, museum, premium quality paper or canvas using archival inks.  

2. Reproductions may be hung on one booth wall not to exceed ten (10) linear feet or 30% of the booth.  A reproduction of an original that has been altered by adding paint, or other media is considered an "altered or embellished reproduction" and may not be sold as an original.   

Browse bins for ALL 2D works:  
Our show features original bodies of work not reproductions.  Meaning, browse bins should not be the primary focal point when a patron walks by or enters your booth.  They may not take up more than 15% of the booth footprint.  Example: a 10' x 10' booth could have allowed a 3' x 5' browse bin or some variation of that, up to 15 square feet.  We prefer bins, to be placed in the rear of your booth not in the street, in front of or on the side of your booth.   ArtiGras reserves the right to ask for bins to be removed if we feel they are the primary display rather than orignal art work.  
Finally, browse bins containing Reproductions may not be in the same browse bin as originals and must be clearly labeled "Reproductions"


3. Artists must post an artist’s statement explaining the process and materials used in displayed works. Reproductions must also be disclosed in this statement.

MEDIA CATEGORIES  


Ceramics
Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign each piece. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted.
 


Digital Art
This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Digital photographs that are not manipulated heavily should be entered in the Photography category.
 
Drawing and Printmaking
Original compositions drawn by the artist using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastel, pencil, wax crayon, etc., or from a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush. Any combination of these materials is also acceptable. Mark-making is the emphasis of this category; if the majority of the surface is painted, the artist should consider submitting in the Painting category.  
Printed works for which the artist’s hand-manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes. 
 
Fiber - Wearable and Nonwearable Categories
All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
 
Glass 
Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln formed or have been crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved. No forms of mass production are permitted, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist.  
 
Jewelry
All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be designed and made by the artist.   No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. Apply in this category if your jewelry is wire wrapped of fused glass components you have made, clay components you have made, glass beads you have made, etc.  Jewelry made primarily of pre-purchased beads are not acceptable.
 
Mixed Media 
Original works that are two-dimensional in nature and incorporate a variety of artistic media beyond those used in traditional painting and drawing processes. This can include collage, combines, photomontage, assemblages etc.
Painting
Works created in oils, watercolor, gouache, and/or acrylics. Any combination of painting and drawing mediums also acceptable in this category as long as the majority of the surface is painted. If the majority of the surface is drawn, the work should be entered in the Drawing and Printmaking category. 
 
Photography
Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image (traditional and / or digital) that have been processed either by the artist or under his/her direct supervision. Photographers are encouraged to do their own printing. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes. All images must be hand signed by the artist.  The photography category includes any mixed photographic processes and techniques as well (hand-colored, Polaroid transfers, emulsion transfers, black and white, etc.). Please do not enter such work in the Mixed Media category.  
 
Sculpture 
Three-dimensional original work incorporating any materials that are carved, molded, twisted, forged, constructed, assembled and/or cast. Works can be freestanding, hang from a flat surface, or suspend. Ceramics and Glass works should not be included in the category unless those materials are a part of a larger assembled/constructed sculpture that is multimedia in nature. 
 


Wood 
Original works that are hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved.  Painted and/or wood assemblages where the artist does not make the primary wood piece should be entered in the Sculpture or Mixed Media categories.
 




Booth Information
Jury Fee:
$40.25 
Each application must be accompanied by the jury fee payment. Applicants must pay online by credit card, Applications will not be processed until jury fee is received. 
$21.40  New and Returning 2019 emerging artists.

Booth Fees 7% sales tax included
$589   10'd x12'w single 
$703   10'd x 17'w single with corner (The extra 5' must remain open for clear line of sight of the booth) Limited availability.
$830        10' d x17'w space and a half (The extra 5' may be used as surface display space. There is no space between a neighboring tent.)
$1177      10' d x 22'w double space  
$830         20'd x 12'w deep double (limited availability along the E. side of Central in the 300's and 500's)
$1293       10'd x 22'w double with open 5' corner 

$268          2020 Emerging Artist Category   
$428          2019 Returning Emerging Artist

$50           Electric available (limited availability along the E. side of Central in the 300's and 500's)  
$50           Thursday, Early load in for RV's and oversized rigs with overnight parking- Available 2:30pm-6pm. 
                 Overnight parking is not permitted without prior payment.  General RV parking opens at 8am on Friday.  
                 Gates open at 9am for registration and check in.  

An artist who is selected by the jury and accepts the invitation to exhibit, must complete the electronic contract on Zapplication and booth fee by Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Failure to respond by the deadline may result in revocation of the invitation and immediate invitation of an alternate from the waiting list. Applicants are responsible for keeping the Arts Festival advised of effective mailing addresses.

Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to the PB North Chamber of Commerce include a copy of your confirmation.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept post dated checks or partial payments.
Attn:  ArtiGras 
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
5520 PGA Boulevard, Suite 200
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

BOOTH SPACE DESCRIPTION
Applications will be date stamped upon receipt. Artists desiring corner locations, or having any other specific space requests, will be assigned spaces on a first-come, first served basis from the date their application is received. Each exhibitor will be provided a space measuring 10' deep by 12' wide and exhibit spaces are on either grass or concrete.

Artists are to provide their own white display tent, racks and/or tables in order to create a mini gallery to display their work in an outdoor environment.  Booth and display must be constructed to withstand crowds, wind and rain; no dining canopies permitted.  Tie-downs, weights and rain covers are the responsibility of the artist.  Exhibitors will be held liable for any damages made by their tents.  Booths placed on a paved surface may not anchor supports into the pavement. 


Special booth requests, including reserving corner booths, can be made on the electronic exhibitor agreement. All fees must be submitted through zapplication to ArtiGras by Wednesday, December 4, 2019. If your booth fee and agreement are not received by December 5th, your space will be forfeited with NO NOTICE, and the artists on the reserve list will be contacted to fill your space.

Cancellations
Exhibitors who do not show and do not cancel will not be re-invited.

Refunds 
Requests received prior to December 11, 2019 will be refunded 80 percent of the booth fee. After, no refunds will be made.  A check will be mailed to the artists at the address listed in your Zapplication profile.   
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