ARTIST
FEES

Application fees    $35    

Each artist is required to pay the $35 application fee to be considered for the show. This fee is non-refundable for any reason. Accepted artists will be charged an additional booth fee upon acceptance. NGAA members will receive a discount on booth fee ONLY.
 

Single booth (10 by 10)    $200    

Single booth space is for a 10 by 10 tent space. If more space is needed, then multiple booths will need to be purchased. NGAA members will receive a $35 discount on this booth fee. No booth sharing is allowed. One artist per space. Tents must be provided by artist and weighted. NO STAKING OF TENTS.
 

Double booth (10 by 20)    $300    

Double booth space is for a 10 by 20 tent space. If more space is needed, then multiple booths will need to be purchased. NGAA members will receive a $35 discount on this booth fee. No booth sharing is allowed. One artist per space. Tents must be provided by artist and weighted. NO STAKING OF TENTS.


Electrical Outlet Rental    $50    

Electricity is available in a limited capacity. Artist who require electricity will need to bring a 100 foot extension cord. This is for one regular 110 outlet.

Artist

The artist must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the festival. The artist must be set up and ready for guests by 9:30am.

Booth Spaces: All booth spaces are 10 x 10 feet. You must provide your own tent, tables and chairs.  Tents CANNOT be staked into the ground and must be weighted with 40 lbs. per leg. Power is available in predetermined areas only and must be requested on the application for consideration.
     
Parking

Free artist parking is available one block off the festival site. Artists must park in the designated parking area with the exception of set up and tear down.

 

Set Up

Set up times are on Friday, October 5 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm or Saturday, Ocotber 6 from 7:30am-9:30am. There will be flat beds available (first come, first serve basis) to help with unloading from your vehicle. CARS MUST BE UNLOADED AND MOVED IMMEDIATELY; if you do not have a person to watch your art when parking, one of our volunteers can.

 

Tear Down

Tear down begins at 5:00pm, when festival ends.  Instructions for load out will be provided in your vendor packet which will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to the event. 

 

Photos (No Slides) 

Must be accurate, clear and up-to-date. Submit a total of 3 photos, one of the booth display and two photos of the individual art pieces. If required photos are not submitted, your application will be incomplete and could be returned. Items sold must be similar to items represented in the photographs.

 

Electricity

Electricity will be an additional $50 per outlet. Our park offers 120 V outlets. YOU MUST BRING A 100' EXTENSION CORD. If you require more than two outlets or have unique power needs, please indicate in detail below or attach an additional sheet. Applicants not accepted will receive their photos and booth check in the mail.
 

ARTIST APPLICATION
 

Suwanee Fine Arts Festival will accept applications from artists working in diverse media. Each application must specify one of the media categories defined below. These categories organize artists' work into logical groups for a jury's review. While a balanced show is a principle objective, the festival establishes no quota by category.

 

Ceramics: Original shaped and fired clay and porcelain work other than jewelry, including earthenware, porcelain, and raku. Factory-produced work is not permitted. Original functional and non-functional work will be accepted, however Ii multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted.

 

Digital Art: Any original two-dimensional work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, by the artist using programs such as Drawing, Illustrator, Paint or other software applications. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Note: Traditional photographs taken through 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.

 

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. Printmaking process may include pulled plates, linoleum prints, etching, engraving, silkscreen or lithography. All photogravure, photocopy, and/or offset reproductions will be rejected. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.

 

Fiber: All Decorative or fine wearables** 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. **Fine wearables must meet high level of skill and quality requirements. The jury will decide if these standards have been met. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist will be accepted.

 

Glass: An object made of glass including blown, fused, stained, cast and molded, except jewelry or garden art. Mass- or factory-produced work is not permitted. Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted.

 

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. All work that is jewelry must be entered in this category regardless of the materials used. All work must be handcrafted by the artist; no factory production is permitted.

 

Metal: All metal non-sculptural works hand made by the artist. No production studio work Jewelry incorporating metal must apply in the jewelry category. Mass- or factory-produced work is not permitted.

 

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

 

Photography: Prints, transparencies or digital images made from the artist’s original negative or taken with a digital camera that has been processed by the artist., are included in this category. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes on any prints Photographers must produce archival quality images with archival ink and archival paper and most of the work must be signed and numbered as a limited edition.

 

Sculpture: Three-dimensional work is done in any 1 medium Three-dimensional works incorporating any material that is carved, modeled, constructed or cast. Must be hand sculpted/cast by the artist. 3-D

 

Mixed Media: Includes more than one type of physical material such as mosaic, paper mache, clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or any other 3-dimensional objects. Wood: Original works in wood that are built, turned, carved or tooled. Embellished manufactured wood items are not permitted.

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