Spring Arts Festival 2020 Artist Market

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Artist's Market Application

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY

  • Application Open October 23, 2019 - January 20, 2020
  • Artist's name -OR- name of organization—(school, class/club)
  • 5 images of types of works that will be for sale
  • Deadline: January 20, 2020 (MLK Holiday)
  • Response of Acceptance by Monday, January 27, 2020
  • 2020 Vendor Agreement Due with Booth payment of accepted vendors by Monday, February 10, 2020.

EVENT SUMMARY

The Spring Arts Festival is an indoor/outdoor event featuring demonstrations, workshops, and visual arts related activities for the family to enjoy. School of Art and Design faculty, staff, and student groups will lead the way as you try working your creativity in various media, including painting, drawing, digital painting, ceramic glazing, iron mold carving, and more. If you’re the playful type, participate in our scavenger hunt, or goof around in our photo booth.

The Artists Market will be outside along Bartow Avenue in front of the Visual Arts Building.  It will be promoted on all Spring Arts Festival materials. In addition, the Spring Arts Festival hosts a Pin-Up show allowing local artists and students the chance to compete in categories including elementary, middle, high school, and community. To participate in the Pin-Up Show visit KSUArtsFestival.com.

Spring Arts Festival Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Deadline: January 20, 2020 (MLK Holiday)
    • Response of Acceptance by Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 2020 Vendor Agreement Due with Booth payment of accepted vendors by Monday, February 10, 2020.

    Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Director.
    Cancellations by confirmed artist participants must be received in writing 30 days prior to event.

  • Exhibitors will be notified of their site location and detailed setup information in late February, 2020. No wide trucks, trailers or over-sized vehicles will be permitted to drive in on Saturday as tents will be in place. Please plan to set-up by 9 a.m.

    After unloading exhibitor vehicles must be moved to designated parking. Vehicles will not be permitted to remain in the exhibition space during the Festival, nor may they enter the Festival grounds until approved by the Festival Committee.

    The Festival is a rain or shine event. Cancellations must be received at least 30 days prior to the event, in written form and submitted by mail or email.

    • $50 Booth Fee ($25 discount for alumni and KSU retirees) for selected artist/school/organization due by February 10, 2020 through online payment at KSUMall. Once accepted to the festival, applicants will be sent a link for payment.
    • Artists and exhibiting groups must have the name of their organization clearly on display in the booth.
    • Assigned booth spaces are approximately 10’ deep and 10’ wide or greater.
    • All groups are responsible for tents, tables, chairs and displays.
    • All tables and tents must be weighted for stability in rain and wind.
    • Each artist/group is responsible for their own form of collecting payment for sales.
    • There is no electricity available at any booth sites.
    • There will be no refunds for cancellations.
  • 2-D Mixed Media: Includes more than one type of physical material such as collage, papermaking, encaustic, pen and ink, paint, pencil, watercolor, or photography. Finished art suitable for wall mounting.

    3-D Mixed Media: Includes more than one type of physical material such as mosaic, papier mache, clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or any other 3-dimensional objects.

    Ceramics: Original shaped and fired clay including earthenware, porcelain, and raku. Digital Art: Two-dimensional works from which the original image is manipulated by the artist using a computer using programs such as Drawing, Illustrator, Paint or other software applications.

    Drawing & Printmaking: Original drawings made with pen, pencil, charcoal, pastels or chalk. Printmaking process may include pulled plates, linoleum prints, etching, engraving, silkscreen or lithography. All prints must be signed and numbered by the artist. Photocopies are not permitted.

    Fiber: Works created from fibers including basketry, batik, weaving, papermaking, knitting and quilting. Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted. Glass: An object made of glass including blown, fused, stained, cast and molded. Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted.

    Handcraft: Handmade items made by the artist from manufactured, recycled, or repurposed materials transforming the combined materials into a unique product in a cohesive collection.  Complete description of items required.

    Jewelry: All Jewelry crafted from metal, glass, stone, clay, or other materials. Commercial molds or casts are not permitted. At least 50% of the organic materials in the finished product used must be produced by the artist.

    Metal: Functional and non-sculptural works incorporating metal.

    Painting: The use of oils, acrylics, watercolors, and tempera suitable for hanging.

    Photography: Prints, transparencies or digital images made from the artist’s original negative or taken with a digital camera that have been processed by the artist.

    Sculpture: Three-dimensional work done in any individual medium.

    Wood & Furniture: Original works in wood that are built, turned, carved or tooled.
    Embellished manufactured wood items are not permitted.

    Interactive Art: Inviting the interaction of visitors to create/assemble art using supplies provided.

    • T-shirts and commercial clothing not made/printed by exhibitor(s)
    • Commercial Posters not designed by the exhibitor(s)
    • Manufactured toys not made by the exhibitor(s)
    • Commercially manufactured items, reproduced items, or antiques (no resale)
    • Jewelry made from more than 50% manufactured components
  • The Artist Market Jury will award Exhibitor applications based on technical ability, originality of the art and quality of the booth display. Judging will be held on Saturday for Best Booth, and the award will be announced between 3:30 - 4 p.m. with the awards of the Pin-Up Show around the atrium of the Visual Arts Building.

Best Booth Award 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 winner of the "Best Booth" award: Schulz Pottery.
Congratulations to the 2019 winner of the "Best Booth" award: Schulz Pottery.

Best Booth Award 2018

The unique paper marbling (Ebru) demonstrated by Fatma Akdeniz, selected by Harrison Long, Associate Dean, College of the Arts as the 2018 "Best Booth" winner.

Fatma Akdeniz was the Best Booth Award winner of the 2018 Spring Arts Festival Artist Market
Fatma Akdeniz was the Best Booth Award winner of the 2018 Spring Arts Festival Artist Market

 

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