Show InformationArtist Application
Show Dates: 8/24/12 - 8/24/13
Show Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Application Process Opens: December 1, 2011
Application deadline: April 30, 2013
Acceptance notification, with invitations: May 25, 2013
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: June 15, 2013
Last day to cancel with refund: July 31 2013
Load in: August 24, 2013 from 6:00am to 9:00am
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Jury Fee (Columbus Artfest Jury Fee): $25.00
Columbus Artfest takes place in the heart of the architectural capital of the Midwest, The fair is located on Washington Street.
Saturday, August 24: 10:00-5:00pm
Spaces are 12 x 12’. Double spaces are available. Display surface is asphalt. Electricity is extremely limited and must be ordered prior to the festival weekend. All spaces are handicapped accessible. Indoor restroom facilities are available in the Commons Mall. Exhibitors should make arrangements for wind or rain, as this is an open-air venue. The Festival happens rain or shine.
Our goal is to reach local and regional art buyers and enthusiasts through:
• Print Advertising - newspapers, regional consumer & trade magazines in Columbus and surrounding areas
• Local radio & television advertising
• Direct Mail: Festival postcard invitations sent to extensive and comprehensive regional mailing list
• Day of the Festival Brochure featuring general event information and sponsor listings
• Festival website and online event listings
Application: $25 due April 30
Booth Fees: $70 due June 15 (All booths are corner booths)
Double booth: $140 due June 15 (All booths are corner booths)
(Electricity = $15)
Application fees are non-refundable. There is a $20 processing fee for all returned checks. July 31 is the last day for cancellation and receipt of refund.
Images 1- 4: should be representative of work to be displayed in your booth
Image #5: Should be a shot of your booth with current work displayed in it. Your application will not be considered without a booth image. Name and/or trade name must not be visible.
The three-member jury consists of qualified artists and art professionals. This selection committee views the five (5) submitted images consecutively in the order that they were uploaded through the online application process. The five images in a single application also appear to each juror consecutively in a horizontal grouping on each individual computer. The monitors will be calibrated to match Zapp(tm) specifications.
Scoring is 1 (low) to 5 (high), no 3. All scores are combined and averaged. Each juror records his/her scores anonymously. The process, materials, dimensions for each image and artist information statements will also be made available to the jury upon request. When a juror opens a particular image, the previously mentioned details will appear.
Exhibitors are asked to submit a statement of twenty-five (25) words or less to be read by the jury during the selection process. Longer statements will not be read. At least 150 artists will be selected. The 4 Bridges Arts Festival reserves the right to balance its show through artists on the wait list.
Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of Columbus Artfest and are not interchangeable. The Festival will attempt to honor specific location requests, but can make no guarantees. All booth are corner spaces and electricity may be requested, but are assigned solely on the basis of availability and at the discretion of the Festival.
Artists are required to furnish their own tents and display stands, All tents should be able to withstand all types of weather, and fit within an assigned space. Any exhibitor not adhering to display regulations or selling anything other than original art will be asked to leave.
Set-Up & Break-down
Check-in will begin on Saturday, August 27th at 6:00am all vehicles must be off the street by 9:00 am. There will no setting up during show hours.
Exhibitors may begin to break down their displays at the close of the show at 5:00pm on Saturday, August 27th. Break down must be completed by 8:00pm.
Spaces are handicapped accessible. Artists may unload from the street or park in the Pavilion parking lots, both of which are in close proximity to booth spaces. However, artists may not drive inside the Pavilion under any circumstances. Any vehicles left in handicapped parking spaces during show hours without proper tags will be towed at the owner’s expense. Artists may dolly work to booth spaces. Artists must provide their own dolly. Photo ID is required at check-in.
Acrylic Painting: Works created with acrylics.
Basketry: Functional and sculptural works where the material used is woven or plaited
Ceramics: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is clay. All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. 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.
Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, 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: Wall hangings, quilts, rugs, wearables etc., where the primary material is fiber
Furniture: Work where the primary intention is furniture, including lamps. All media are included.
Glass: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is glass. No forms of mass production are permitted.
Jewelry: Work made from materials including 14K gold, sterling silver, precious and or non-precious metals and other materials such as glass, ceramics, paper, fiber, wood, leather, polymer clay, semi-precious stones, etc.
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.
Leather: Work where the primary material is leather, including belts, handbags, wearables and sculptural work.
Metal: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is metal. Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work
Mixed Media: Work that is two or three-dimensional and the primary intention of the work is the union of two or more media.
Oil Painting: Works created with oils.
Paper: Functional and sculptural work created primarily from paper.
Pastels: Works created with pastels.
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original negative or digital image processing, and which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining materials. Which are created by finding or carving, assembled, built together, fired, welded, molded, or cast.
Watercolor/Gouache Painting: Works created with watercolors and/or gouache.
Wood: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is wood. Original works must be hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.
Exhibiting artists must be present during show hours. Assistants are welcome, but not in place of the artist. Any artist leaving prior to the end of the show will not be allowed to apply the following year.
All work shown must be original work. Work made from commercial molds, kits, patterns or copyrighted designs not owned by the craftsperson are not permitted. Any commercially made embellishments must be subordinate to the handcrafted work. All work must be for sale. No reproductions are allowed.
The exhibitor must handle all sales and all proceeds go to the artists. Artists are required by law to pay taxes. Indiana sales tax 7%. Forms for paying your sales tax will be included in your packets.
On-Site Artist Amenities
Hospitalities include coffee, juice and donuts from 6 to 9 am Saturday morning. Water will be available to artists during the day at no charge. Booth sitters are available at the artist’s request.