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The Vail Arts Festival is a three-day outdoor festival located in an elegant mountain setting on June 28, 29 and 30, 2013. Vail, Colorado is home to one of the most spectacular mountain resort areas in the world. Located just 90 minutes west of the Denver metropolitan area, this well-known year-round vacation destination is also a haven for an affluent, well educated and art savvy local population.
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2013 Artist Application
Vail Arts Festival
Artist Prospectus & Application
Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 28, 29 and 30, 2013
Entry deadline: Monday, February 25, 2013
Reminder: Commitment to show and booth fee due upon acceptance
You are invited to apply to be among a group of 75 juried exhibitors to participate in the 2013 Vail Arts Festival. Our goal is to provide the public and our selected exhibitors with a unique show in a picturesque resort setting.
This Artist Prospectus and Exhibitor Application includes essential details on exhibitor participation and should be read carefully prior to application. NOTE: Please focus on Image Requirements before applying to show. www.zapplication.org/imaging_tips.phtml
The mission of the Vail Arts Festival organization is to create access to a broad array of arts experiences, nurture the development and understanding of diverse art forms.
The Vail Arts Festival is a three-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts, located in the heart of Lionshead Village at the Arrabelle at Vail Square. The primary focus of the event is the juried exhibition of gallery quality fine art and fine crafts, giving our audience the rare opportunity to meet, interact with, view the works of and purchase art from the individuals who have created it.
The show serves as a kickoff for the July 4 holiday in Vail where the Vail Lacrosse Shootout, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, the state’s largest Farmer’s Market and other events take place throughout the weekend. 2012 attendance into the Festival site was 9,000. The primary audience at the Festival comes from the Denver metropolitan community, throughout the Vail Valley and beyond. The Arts Festival’s marketing is directed toward a diverse audience of individuals likely to be interested in the visual arts.
Application, Jury, and Notification Timeline
February 25, 2013 Application deadline
March 2013 The jury selects 75 artists invited to exhibit.
April 2013 Notification (by email and web site. .)
1. 75 juried artists will receive an invitation to exhibit.
2. Artists who advanced to the final round of jurying but were not invited to exhibit are considered alternates and will be notified of their alternate status.
April 20, 2013. Deadline for accepted artists to commit to exhibit, return a signed exhibitor contract and remit booth fee.
Approximately 75 artists will exhibit at the 2013 event. Images are reviewed by the panel in a blind jury process. The identities of artists are not disclosed to jurors. The jury will view each artist's set of five images shown simultaneously in a horizontal grouping. The process, materials, dimensions for each image and artist information statements will also be made available to the jury upon request. Artistic excellence is the sole criteria for selection of exhibitors. The top 75 receive invitations; the balance of artists in the final round is retained to comprise a waiting list of alternates. Decisions of the jury panel are final.
Applications will be date stamped upon receipt. Due to the new location of the show, artists having specific space needs, will be assigned spaces on a first-come, first served basis from the date their application is received. The Arts Festival does not guarantee corner spaces. Each exhibitor will be provided a space measuring 10' deep by 12' wide. Artists are to provide their own display booth, racks and/or tables in order to display their work in an outdoor environment. The majority of the show is located on concrete or brick pavers. Show load-in and load-out may require hand-carrying as some of the spaces are not accessible via vehicles. The Arts Festival will have staff available to assist artists with load-in.Electricity is not available.
Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work with no commission on sales due to the Arts Festival. However, artists will be asked to submit a refundable deposit of $150, returned immediately upon submission of Town of Vail sales tax remittance form at the show’s conclusion.
Artists must submit separate applications, unless applying as a team. 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.
Each application must be accompanied by the $30 jury fee payment. Applicants may choose to pay online with their Visa or Master Card, or they may pay by a check made payable to the Vail Arts Festival (mailed to PO Box 6499 Vail, CO 81658). The non-refundable jury fee check will be deposited on receipt.
Acceptance of Offer to Exhibit
An artist who is selected by the jury and accepts our invitation to exhibit, must return the signed contract, booth fee, and sales tax deposit to the Arts Festival by April 20, 2013. Failure to respond by the deadline may result in revocation of the invitation and immediate invitation of an alternate from the waiting list. The applicant is responsible to keep the Arts Festival advised of effective mailing addresses.
*Please do not send an exhibitor fee with your application.
$450.00 for a single booth.
Five (5) images are to be submitted for each individual media category entered by the artist. Four (4) images, numbered respectively #1 - #4, must be of individual pieces of work. Image number #5, must be of a display of the artist's work, showing overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work. The fifth 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 4 images and also within image #5. 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.
Images must be in 1920 pixel horizontal x 1920 pixel vertical format and no larger than 1.8MB, for more information access www.zapplication.org/imaging_tips.phtml
Images must accurately represent the body of the artist's work to be exhibited at the Arts Festival.
Rules of the Show
1. All work must be original, handcrafted work. 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 acceptable. All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.
3. No more than two artists may collaborate on work. Both must be included on and sign the application. Both must be present at the Arts Festival.
4. Artists must be present with their work for the entire three days of the Arts Festival. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist. The Arts Festival requires photo identification at check-in to ensure compliance.
5. Artists may only show work in categories and body of work selected by the Jury. All work exhibited must be of the quality, category and body of work of that shown in the images juried.
6. Absolutely no reproductions are allowed (see special notes per media category).
The 2013 Arts Festival hours will be:
Friday, June 28
Public Visual Arts Show 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 29
Public Visual Arts Show 10:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 30
Public Visual Arts Show 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Media categories are used by the Arts Festival as a tool for organizing artists' images into logical, related groups for the jury's review. While a balanced show that equitably showcases both works of fine art and fine craft as well as diversity among media is a principal Arts Festival objective, the Arts Festival establishes no quota or entitlement by media category.
Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is 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 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. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.
Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. 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 production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted.
Graphics and Printmaking: 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. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions will be rejected. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.
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 is allowed.
Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2 and 3-dimensional, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category. Reproductions of all kinds are prohibited.
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes on prints which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium, including built up works in wood are included in this category.
Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.