St. Louis Hills Art in the Park
Sunday, September 29, 2019 • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Recent communications from the Artist Coordinator can be found HERE.

All exhibitors must apply online, using the form link below. We do not accept mail-in applications.

RULES FOR APPLICATION

Read all rules carefully, by submitting your application you verify agreement to all the rules and regulations.

Artists are limited to displaying and selling work that has been represented in the images submitted with application. All other work is ineligible.

Work is only considered if it fits in the categories described below. Most craft items do not qualify.

All work must be original, handcrafted art. Production-line art or factory-reproduced items will not be considered for the show. Signed reproductions may be sold, but must clearly be labeled as reproductions. Previous exhibitors should always apply as if they are first-time exhibitors. Our selection committee rotates each year, so do not rely on our memory of your requests or artwork from years past.

ART MEDIA CATEGORIES: Descriptions have changed, please read carefully!

CERAMICS/CLAY: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural. No artwork from mass produced studios, collectives, or items made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, or prefabricated pieces are allowed. Artists may not exhibit work purchased in part or in entirety from other artists for resale.

DIGITAL: Includes any original work in which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using the computer. (Digital photo editing within the confines of what could be done in the darkroom is allowed in the photography category.) Work must be signed and numbered limited editions, using archival papers, inks, and emulsions.

DRAWING/PASTELS/PEN and INK: Work created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, etc. or from a fluid medium of ink are accepted in this medium. Reproduction prints (cards, posters, etc.) may not be more than 10% of all the work exhibited.

FIBER/TEXTILE: Unique, one of a kind artwork crafted from fibers, including embroidery, basketry, weaving, and tapestry created by the exhibiting artist alone are accepted. No machine-tooled work, machine-screen printing or other forms of mass production are accepted.

GLASS: Functional and sculptural work using kiln forming, blowing, molding or casting as well as cold working processes are permitted. No forms of mass production or reproductions are permitted.

JEWELRY: Jewelers must be the designers and hands-on makers of their one of a kind work. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work. The Art Fair prefers that any beads used in jewelry-making be fabricated by the artist. No reproductions.

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. Original one of a kind pieces are accepted. No reproductions are permitted.

PAINTING: Acrylic, oil, gouache, and watercolors are accepted in this medium. Reproduction prints (cards, posters, etc.) may not be more than 10% of all the work exhibited.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Includes traditional film photography, hand colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography that has not been manipulated to achieve results beyond what could be done in a traditional darkroom. Only artist's original source material is acceptable. Work must be in editions, signed and numbered on archival material and all work displayed in the booth must be for sale.

PRINTMAKING: Only hand pulled original mono-print, serigraph, lithograph, etching, woodcut and other relief techniques are allowed. Prints must be in limited editions, signed and numbered, on archival material.

SCULPTURE/HAND CRAFTED FURNITURE (metal/stone/wood): Unique, one of a kind, art that is 3-dimensionally sculptural and is original work done in any medium by the exhibiting artist is welcome. Wood Objects/Hand-Crafted Furniture that is unique, one of a kind, original hand-tooled, machine worked or carved work made entirely by the exhibiting artist is accepted. No reproductions or mass produced work.

IMAGE SUBMISSION

One (1) JPEG of your booth and four (4) JPEGs of individual work are required for selection (for clarity include your name in the name of the JPEG file, i.e. artistname-###.jpg.)
File format: JPEG only.
File dimensions: The longest dimension must be less than 1200 pixels and greater than 720 pixels.
File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution).
File size: 2MB maximum, each image
IMAGE TIPS: Sharp, focused images increase your chances of being selected. Do not use images that have been submitted in previous years. Our selection committee looks for fresh and original art every year.

Please follow these guidelines carefully. Do not include any names or watermarks in your images.

Images submitted may be used to publicize event.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

June 1, 2019 is the deadline for application. Applications will not be accepted after June 1, 2019. Artists will be notified on or before June 15, 2019 of their acceptance. IMPORTANT: If you do not receive an email or letter from the acceptance committee by the dates above, please confirm by emailing artist_coordinator@artintheparkstl.com that your application was received.

FEES

$25.00 non-refundable application fee (charged at time of application)
$155.00 booth fee (instructions for payment provided at time of notification)

REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS

Once you have been accepted and your booth fee has been paid, there will be NO REFUNDS in part or in total for any reason.

SPECIAL EVENT INSURANCE

The insurance we have purchased for the event does not offer any coverage for our artists or their work. Artists are responsible for acquiring insurance per their needs and insurer's recommendations.

WEATHER POLICY

Please note that this is an outdoor event and we are unable to make any refunds in the case of bad weather on the days preceding and the day of the event.

TENT

Artists must provide their own 10' x 10' tent.

ELECTRICITY

No electrical service is provided.

OPTIONAL ART RAFFLE

We ask each exhibiting artist to consider donating one piece of his/her work to the art raffle. This raffle is completely optional for the artists and your choice to participate or not in no way influences the selection committee’s decision. All proceeds from the raffle are used to further Francis Park improvements – sculptures, plantings and park maintenance. There will be a special section in the program that will feature the art that has been donated. Your piece will be displayed at your own booth and we will provide you with a specially marked box for people to place their entries. This is a great way to increase the traffic at your booth – about 90% of the artists participated last year and they were very pleased with the raffle. If you wish to be a part of the art raffle, indicate so on your application after reviewing and saving this document:

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