Art in the Park Infromation:
It is recommended that you print and read this information carefully before you begin.
Art in the Park will be held on the top level of the American Legion Parking Faciltiy, Wallingford Street. This is a flat surface that is in the open air. MAP of Art in the Park.
2013 Show Dates: Art in the Park will be held on May 18; June 15; July 13; August 10; September 7 and October 5. You may apply for any or all of the six shows. There are no rain dates. The deadline for application was December 31, 2012..
Rules and Regulations
Read BEFORE Applying
Refunds: No refunds are given after the jurying has been completed. Applicants not accepted receive a refund for the booth fees. The processing fee is not refundable.
Cancellations: An application is a commitment to show. If you must cancel a show for which you are scheduled, please contact the Chamber of Commerce as soon as possible. “No shows” jeopardize their participation in future shows.
Closing Date: All applications for the 2013 season must be received by December 31, 2012. Notification letters will be mailed as soon as possible following jurying.
Fees: The cost is $155 per booth space for each show. There is also a one-time per year, non-refundable $30 processing fee. One payment for the total amount must accompany the application. You may pay via secure credit card or mail in a check. Your application will not be considered until payment is complete. Checks and credit cards are processed. There will be a $25 fee for any returned checks. Totally different craft items must be submitted on separate applications with separate sets of images and a processing fee for each.
For a $40, once per season, fee you may request a particular booth space. Please consult the Art in the Park map carefully before you request a particular number. When considering the honoring of booth space requests, the committee will consider requests on a first come first serve basis along with longevity and awards. Special booth requests not honored will be refunded.
Requirements: All applicants are required to submit images of their work and to participate in the jurying process (except award winners from the previous year). You must apply on-line through this application process.
All work must be the work of the exhibitor and original. Images must reflect work completed within the past two years. No critique is given.
Images: Applicants must submit four images – three images of individual pieces and one of the overall booth display. No images showing people or signs are accepted. Exhibited work may be compared to submitted images, which are kept by the Chamber of Commerce until the last show in October. The Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for images lost or damaged. Jurying is a competitive process and image quality counts. Consider whether your images show your work clearly and to an advantage.
Images should be less than 1.8MB and in JPG format. File names for your images should be named using the following system: LAST NAME, YOUR FIRST INITIAL, AND THE IMAGE NUMBER. Your booth shot should be #4. For example, John Smith's images should be called: smithj1.jpg, etc...
Exhibit Spaces: Art In The Park is held outdoors on a relatively level surface and booth space is approximately 10’ x 10’. Electricity is not available.
Booth Sharing: Work of only one exhibitor may be displayed in one booth. Work produced by a two-person team is considered as a single exhibitor. There is a limit of two media per booth.
Prior To The Show: Set-up time is no earlier than 6 a.m. except by prior arrangement (no set-up the night before). Exhibitors must register by 9 a.m. or their booths may be re-assigned with no refund given. Exhibitors must be in the process of setting up by 9 a.m. with all vehicles out of the show area.
Breakdown: After booth breakdown (including tent), exhibitor will receive a pass and at that time may get their vehicle. Trailers and large trucks may not enter show area until the majority of smaller vehicles have exited. All exhibitor booths must be removed by 7:30 p.m.
Restrictions: Art in the Park does not accept tee shirts, sweat shirts or any other mass produced item. Consumables (food, candles, soap, etc.) are also not accepted.
No animals or vehicles are allowed in the exhibitor area during show hours. Animals may not be left in unattended parked vehicles. No alcohol is allowed on town property at any time. Disturbing foliage or nailing anything to trees or buildings is prohibited.
Sales Tax: Exhibitors collect their own sales tax and remit same to state. Out-of-state Sales and Use Tax Report forms will be provided by the Chamber of Commerce.
Awards: In each show one “Award of Excellence” ($200), one “Award of Distinction” ($100) and two “Honorable Mention Awards” are presented. Only one Award of Excellence or one Award of Distinction will be given per exhibitor in each year. Recipients of the Award of Excellence are eligible to receive a free booth space in the May show of the following year. 2012 award winners are exempt from jurying in 2013.
Media Categories: (All work must be original)
- BASKETRY: Functional and sculptural work using woven or plaited materials.
- CLAY: No machine made work is accepted.
- DIGITAL ART: Work in which at least 50% of the image or manipulated source material is computer generated. All work must be signed and numbered.
- DRAWING: Work made with pen, pencil, charcoal, pastel or chalk.
- FIBER: Work of primarily fiber including soft sculpture, batik, or painted fabric.
- GLASS: Work in which the primary material is glass. No manufactured molds or other forms of mass production allowed.
- JEWELRY: Made from precious and non-precious metals, gem-stones, enamel, glass, clay, fiber, etc.
- LEATHER: Decorative work or articles made from leather.
- METAL: Functional, non-sculptural metal work.
- MIXED MEDIA: Work incorporating more than one material.
- PAINTING: Painted works made with oils, acrylics or watercolors. Giclee: Reproduction prints must be labeled as such.
- PHOTOGRAPHY: Prints from the artist’s original film or digital files.
- PRINTMAKING: Prints made by woodcuts, silk-screening, etching and intaglio.
- SCULPTURE: Non-functional, 3-dimensional work of any material.
- WOOD: Turned or carved.
Artists will be notified by end of February of their acceptance status.
Read carefully before you begin:
You may apply and pay online or apply on-line and mail in your payment. The application requires the following steps:
- Choose dates and either single or double booth. Please note that your non-refundable $30 Processing Fee is considered one "event" -- you are not required to apply for more than one show.
- Fill out the application
- Provide payment information (secure), submit.
- Upload images (Images should be named according to the directions.)
NOTICE: Information can not be saved on the application form for you to return to later, please allow enough time to complete the application process before you begin (approx. 30 min.)
Read the Rules and Regulations at the left BEFORE you apply.
We do not accept CDs or e-mailed images. You must apply on-line through this application.
Please call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with questions. Our office hours are 9am-5pm Monday - Friday. 828-295-7851
Applications must include:
- Payment Information (checks made payable to Blowing Rock Chamber)
In order to be considered.
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