PDF and Word application forms are available here. Please contact Alan Noel at email@example.com if you have any questions.
2012 ARTIST APPLICATION - Word
2012 ARTIST APPLICATION - PDF
Links to our application form are above. The 2013 form will not be posted until the end of May. We will not accept last year's form for the 2013 Arts Faire. We accept applications until our 34 spaces are filled. We fill spaces on a first-come-first-served basis so the earlier you submit your application the better chance you have of getting your first choice of space size and location. For 2013, we'll begin accepting applications on June 3rd. Your application should include the $10 fee and photos of three works. Photos may be submitted in JPEG format on a CD, or as a photo or plain paper printed image, minimum size 4 X 6, maximum 8.5 X 11.
Application fee is $10. Application fee and photos are waived for 2012 participants but the Application form is required to be submitted. Booth location assignments will be based on the following: Past participants will be given preference subject to availability of the preferred size and on a first come, first served basis.
This is a juried show in the sense that we seek to include fine art, jewelry and crafts, and exclude resellers and skilled crafts lacking artistic expression or originality. We also will limit the number of artists in each medium or genre. We also jury for suitability for a family-friendly show at a church venue by reserving the right to exclude material of a violent, offensive or sexually explicit nature.
Notice of acceptance will be sent by email or phone. Once we work out a space assignment a contract will be sent to you and you will be asked to return the contract with payment for your space.
ABOUT THE SHOW: (for artists)
Tired of shows outside in the heat or wind, or maybe hit by a rain or hail storm? Many of our past participants have enjoyed our indoor venue immensely. We have use of a very nice event hall in a modern building with excellent restrooms and parking. And don't forget the A/C.
For this, our ninth year, we will again have live music and dance performances on a large stage in our beautiful garden area, which will be set up with shaded tables and other seating. In past years we have had Paciugo Gelato offering treats in the garden or inside, and Angelo's Italian Grill selling lunch items inside, and we will have the same or similar this year. We traditionally offer a free lunch to artists on Saturday (and sometimes Sunday), as well as coffee and donuts/bagels for breakfast Saturday morning. Our volunteer staff is very helpful and can watch your booth for brief breaks and for lunch (no sales will be transacted by our staff).
SPACE RENTAL FEES AND PROCEDURES:
Artists are offered a space for rent for the show. In addition to the rental fee, we ask that each artist donate (tax-deductable) a piece to the Silent Auction, value between $35 and $50. We DO NOT charge a percentage of sales. We have approximately 34 spaces of various dimensions available inside. Because we are indoors, we have only a handful of 10 X 10 spaces and they go fast. Many artists, both experienced and first-timers, have done well in our smaller and hallway spaces. We will be happy to give you a tour of the building and show you where the various spaces are located. Click here for a Program from 2011.
In the main room on the first floor, full size spaces (10 X 10) are $290. Mid-sized spaces in the main room or adjacent hallway (10 X 6.5, 8 X 8, 9 X 7) are $210. A limited number of smaller and/or hallway spaces are available downstairs for $110 to $145. Upstairs we offer a few 10 X 10 or similar spaces for $240 to $260, and also have some hallway and other spaces for $85 to $135. Space sizes offered may change depending on what rooms/areas in the church are available to us, and what spaces are booked first.
For all booths we can provide a table and chairs, but you will need to provide your own means of displaying your work. Electricity can be made available to all locations. Click on the link above for an application.
Please Note: Most spaces back to a wall or another booth and have booths immediately adjacent, and therefore will have only one side open to the public walkways. Some booths have 2 sides open, including two 8X8s down and one 10X10 upstairs, and a few others. Artists are expected to occupy only the space contracted for and not to overflow into walkways or other areas. Space boundaries will be enforced for both fire code/fire safety and fairness reasons.
We will begin notifying applicants on July 1st. If your application is accepted, a contract and release of liability will be sent to you by email or fax. You will need to return the completed forms with full payment by July 25th. Artists will be assigned spaces on a first-come-first-served basis and according to size availability. We may contact you to discuss available spaces. Prior year participants may be offered a chance to select a specific space once payment is received. We have some flexibility as to the rooms and areas of the building we occupy for the show and may have spaces available for late applications. Please contact Alan Noel about space availability after July 25th: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists may begin setup on Friday morning, September 7th and will be expected to finish setup by 6:45pm on the 7th, as we will be having our VIP Preview Party for artists and sponsors that evening. More details to follow but we usually have the preview at the site from 7:00pm to 8:00pm then go to a nearby venue for complimentary food and beverages.
Complimentary Friday VIP Party
Complimentary breakfast and lunch on Saturday
30 promotional postcards
Tables and electricity provided upon request
Great location in the heart of east Dallas' premier neighborhood