Here is what one of the artists had to say:
“We had a great time at your event-sales were very good-your helpers were EXCELLENT! It is so nice to be appreciated, and be at a show that has “TRUE ARTISTS”-not just folks purchasing “stuff” on the internet…I look forward to being invited next year!” Cyndie Krohn
The Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival is a gathering of talented, diverse, and creative artists from across the country. We search for qualified artists who continually challenge themselves to achieve a higher artistic level both in subject matter and technique.
Artists interested in participating in this year’s Festival on October 14 & 15, 2017 at Styron Square can fill out an application on ZAPP’s website by clicking here. Or if you prefer a paper application contact Debi Ernest at (757) 223-0284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 15th application deadline
Application Fee: $35
Booth Fee: Single 10’x10′ – $300
Double 20’x20′ – $550
QUICK FACTS ABOUT PW A&SF
- No more than 120 Artists accepted
- Awards in over 10 categories
- 24 hour security
- Free program & artist listing
- Artist gallery posted on Festival website
- Award winning, upscale pedestrian-oriented community
- A community that embraces the arts
- Southern hospitality
- Friendly, hard working volunteers
- Assistance with load in & load out
- Champagne awards breakfast
- Discounted hotel rates
- Flat, affordable booth fee, no commission
- Booth sitters
- VIP dinner
OUR MEDIA CATEGORIES INCLUDE
- Drawing & Graphics
- Mixed Media
DESCRIPTION OF ALL ACCEPTABLE MEDIA & CATEGORIES
Ceramics: Functional and non-functional clay works excluding clay jewelry and clay sculpture. No part of the finished prices shall be the result of mass production.
Drawing & Graphics: Work created using dry media such as chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil or crayon or from fluid media such as ink applied by pen or brush. Printed works for which the artists crafts the plates, stones or screens and pulls the prints.
Fiber: Any work created from fibers, including leatherwork, basketry, papermaking weaving, etc. No machine tooling, machine screening or any form of mass production is permitted. T-shirts and commercial clothing are ineligible.
Glass: Functional and non-functional. No part of the finished pieces shall be the result of mass production. Pressed glass objects are not permitted.
Jewelry: Personal Adornment. Original and unique designs incorporating any of the following: gold, silver, gemstones, glass, wood, clay, and other non-precious materials. Exclusions: strung pearls, craft-clay, and use of commercial casts or molds. Loose stones may not be sold. Not permitted: strung pearls, craft-clay, and use of commercial casts or molds; commercially available pendants and brooches, catalog merchandise.
Mixed Media: Includes 2-D and 3-D non-sculptural work incorporating more than one type of physical material or processes in its production (for example, an etching which is then painted; a collage of handmade paper and photography).
Sculpture – Large: Defined as over three (3) feet tall, functional and non-functional, 3-D work in any medium. Eligible to apply for Sculpture Alley; contact PWA&SF Directors for application information!
Sculpture – Small: Defined as less than three (3) feet tall, functional and non-functional, 3-D work in any medium.
Paintings: Original 2-D work created in oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.
Photography: Limited-edition prints from the artist’s original film or digital file. The edition shall not exceed 250 of any one image.
Wood: Works crafted from wood, excluding furniture and sculpture that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, machine-turned or machine-carved. No magnifying glasses, pens, bottle stoppers or catalog merchandise is permitted.
Other: Work that does not fall into the above categories.
ART and BOOTH REGULATIONS / SPECIFICATIONS
- Please submit digital images or slides of artwork with the application. Submitted artwork must have been created within the last 2 years, defined as works conceived between 2015 to present.
- Exhibited work must be consistent with the digital images or slides submitted by the artist and follow Festival guidelines. The Port Warwick Foundation retains the right to remove any nonconforming artwork from the exhibition. Further, the Foundation and their representatives also have the right to remove an artist for non-compliance of Festival rules.
- Paintings, graphics, prints and photographs must be appropriately framed or matted and must be displayed in a suitable panel, portfolio or stand.
- Only the work of the juried artist or collaborating team may be displayed and/or sold.
- There will be a $20 floor limit for all work sold. Do not display sale or discount signs.
- Approximately 120 artist booths will be placed throughout festival grounds. Each booth area is 10×10 with 3-foot alley behind the booth, all located on grassy terrain. Tents and display equipment are the artist’s responsibility. Electricity is not available to artists.
- All materials must be kept within the assigned booth area. Display, bins, or work cannot extend out into traffic areas.
- All original pieces must be signed.
- Work produced with commercial kits (molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms, or other commercial methods) is not permitted.
- Reproductions include, but are not limited to, the following non-original medium: silk screen, lithography, intaglio, etchings, engraving, and giclee prints, signed or unsigned.
- Whether framed or unframed, these must be clearly and individually labeled “REPRODUCTION” or “LIMITED EDITION REPRODUCTION.” Please note that limited edition and giclee prints of no more than 300 from one source will be permitted.
- Reproductions must not be displayed in the same browse bins as original art work.
- However exhibited (bins, hanging, etc.), reproductions must not comprise more than 10% of your total booth display.
- Artists may exhibit work in two or more categories if they have applied and have been accepted in each category.
- Art displayed in artists’ booths must fit the media category/categories for which they were juried (i.e. an artist juried only in the ceramic medium, may not display ceramic jewelry).
- Artists must personally attend their booth for the duration of the Festival. Booth sitters are available to artists for short breaks. Smoking is not permitted in booth area or in patron shopping area.
- Artists will be expected to adhere to the Festival Rules. Our Standards Committee will review booths daily to ensure compliance.
- This is a rain or shine event; no refunds will be given for cancellation due to weather.
The intent of the Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival is to present world-class fine art, designed by artists that demonstrate innovation and originality. To achieve this, we challenge our applicants to exhibit the freshest and most exciting pieces from their body of work.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER IN 2017…
- October 13 & 14 Artist arrival and set up
- October 14, 10 am Show begins
- October 15, 5 pm Show ends