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2015 WPSAF Artist Application

The 56th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™

March 20, 21, and 22, 2015

Location: Central Park along Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL
Phone: 407-644-7207 (Voice Message System)
Show Dates: March 20-22, 2014
Deadline: September 26, 2014, Midnight (EST)
Requirements: Images - 4 (a both shot is required)
  Jury Fee - $35.00

Event Summary

The 56th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious juried fine art shows. It consistently ranks among the most highly regarded outdoor art shows in the nation and its artists compete for one of the largest cash awards ($72,500) among the top shows. The festival features original artwork that has been designed and executed by the exhibiting artists during the past two years. The show is conveniently located in Central Park, a beautifully landscaped area whose surrounding streets are closed during the Festival to allow for foot traffic only. Artists’ booths nestle under large oak trees in the park and line Winter Park’s Park Avenue, the heart of a charming downtown with brick streets, unique boutique shops, and inviting outdoor cafes and bistros. Attendance usually reaches 350,000 people for the three-day event, which takes place on March 20, 21 and 22, 2015. Each year up to 225 artists are selected for participation. Along with those nationally juried fine artists and the juried Emerging Artists, the three-day event features concerts in Central Park, a wide variety of food and beverages, and interactive art activities for the kids.

General Information

IMPORTANT DATES

AUGUST 1, 2014 (Friday)
Application available on ZAPP

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
Application deadline to ZAPP, by midnight

OCTOBER 25, 2014
ZAPP screening
Winter Park City Hall

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 (Saturday)
Notification from ZAPP, on or before Acceptance and Exhibitor Fee deadline to ZAPP, by Midnight (EST). Email space requests and vehicle information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Midnight (EST).

DECEMBER, 1, 2014 (Monday)
Acceptance and Exhibitor Fee deadline to ZAPP by Midnight (EST)
Email space requests deadline to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Midnight (EST) (see SPACE REQUESTS below)

DECEMBER 15, 2014 (Monday)
Space Assignments sent to artists from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DECEMBER 31, 2014 (Wednesday)
No refund of exhibitor fee will be made for cancellation after Midnight (EST)

MARCH 19, 2015 (Thursday)
Spaces located within the Park may be set up AFTER 8:30 a.m.
Check in with Space Assignment Committee before set-up
Headquarters open 8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

MARCH 20, 2015 (Friday)
Spaces located along Park Avenue may be set up AFTER 5:00 a.m.
Check in with Space Assignment Committee before set-up
Headquarters opens at 7:00 a.m.

MARCH 20, 21, 22, 2015
Festival Hours of Operation
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ARTISTS AMENITIES

  • Thursday Set-Up and Check-In (street spaces set up Friday morning)
  • Artists' Hospitality Center with refreshments available all day
  • Free Artists' Parking
  • Booth Sitting
  • Saturday Night Artists' Dinner
  • Art Festival Magazine distributed at event and archived on website
  • Artists' Gallery on website

AWARDS – TOTAL OF $72,500

  • Best of Show, Purchase Award: $10,000
  • Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Art of Philanthropy, Purchase Award: $5,000
  • Morse Museum Award for a Distinguished Work of Art: $2,500
  • Ten Awards of Excellence: $2,000 each
  • Twenty Awards of Distinction: $1,000 each
  • Thirty Awards of Merit: $500 each
  • PLUS Patron Program purchases total more than $40,000 annually

THE JUDGES AND THE JUDGING PROCESS

The jurist panel consists of three (3) independent judges, selected from across the country for their in-depth knowledge and experience in multiple art media. In October they will review the digital images of all applicants to select the Festival artists and the Wait List artists. In March the same jurist panel will review the work of the exhibitors to determine those artists’ works they consider eligible for awards. The judges will select one piece, representative of the artist’s body of work, from each of these outstanding artists for final judging on Saturday morning. The Best of Show, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Award and the Morse Museum Award are presented for individual works. Awards are presented solely at the discretion of the judges.

2015 Judges

  • Kate Maury received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Art from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota and is a full time professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Most recently, she completed a residency at the International Ceramics School in Kecskemét, Hungry.
  • Phyllis Stapler earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia. She became known for her performance art pieces in Athens and Atlanta, and in New York City at The Mudd Club and CBGB. Her paintings are nationally recognized for their deductive compositions and flattened forms of animals and plants. She served as an artist in residence for the state of Georgia until she relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1996. She remains in the Southwest where she is inspired daily by the abundance of wildlife she sees from her studio windows.
  • Blair Ward Doubet received an MFA degree in ceramics from the University of Oregon after completing undergraduate majors in art and philosophy. After teaching at Carl Sandburg College, he studied modern art history and contemporary art theory, and taught the history of art and history of ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Doubet then taught ceramics, design and art history at North Dakota State University, where he was coordinator for art and served as interim chairperson for the Department of Music and Art. He came to Tennessee Tech University's Appalachian Center for Craft in 1990, where he served as director until July 2002. He began as Professor of Art for Foundations on TTU's main campus in fall 2002, where he teaches drawing and basic design.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

IMPORTANT:  It is critical that accepted and wait listed artists maintain an accurate and up-to-date artist profile in ZAPP through March 2015, especially contact information: telephone, e-mail, website and postal mail.

TO APPLY

Applications to The 56th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™ will be available thru ZAPP at www.zapplication.org between Friday, August 1 and Friday, September 26, 2014, Midnight (EDT). Screening order is established by your ZAPP application completion date within your media category.

Artists may apply only once in a category and in a maximum of two (2) categories if the work is substantially different in medium and technique.

Reminder: The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is a family-oriented event and exhibits must be in keeping with this atmosphere.

IMAGES

You must submit four (4) images:

  • Three (3) artwork images, and
  • One (1) booth image with your artwork displayed. Your booth image should show your current artwork and should not have any identifiable markings. That means no booth cards, no signage and no people should be shown in the photo. Your application will be rejected if this rule is not followed.

Excellent guidelines labeled Image Preparation may be found in ZAPP. Only images submitted in the ZAPP format can be used in the Festival programs and publicity. Your #1 image may be used in the Festival programs, on the website and other Festival-related media.

Special Notice to 2014 Festival Award Winners

Winners of the 2014 Best of Show Award, the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Award, the Morse Museum Award, Awards of Excellence and Awards of Distinction are invited to return in their awarded category for the 2015 Festival.

  • To confirm your participation in The 2015 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™, returning award winners must submit an application to ZAPP by Friday, September 26, 2014, Midnight (EDT) and pay the exhibitor fee of $475.00 through ZAPP by Monday, December 1, 2014, Midnight (EST). The deadline for refunds of exhibitor fees is Midnight (EST). Exhibitor fee refunds are subject to a ZAPP processing fee.
  • A coupon code will be provided to you by WPSAF for the jury fee.
  • Although not juried, please submit an image through ZAPP to be used for publicity, including the Festival programs and website. Only images submitted in the recommended ZAPP format can be used in the Festival programs and publicity materials.
  • If you have a change of category or wish to enter a second category, please submit a separate ZAPP application, including fees and images following all applicable instructions.
  • Please note that past WPSAF award-winning work is not eligible for an award.

APPLICATION BY COLLABORATING ARTISTS

  • Collaborating artists may apply as a single entry only. No more than two (2) artists working as a team may collaborate in the design and creation of any artwork submitted with the application or chosen to display at the Festival.
  • Assistants, employees, office or other support staff are NOT considered to be collaborators. If an artist has a helper who assists the artist with frames, setup, selling, paperwork, etc., but she/he is NOT producing the work under his/her own or team name, this person is NOT a collaborator, though he or she may certainly assist you at the Festival.
  • If accepted, only one (1) booth will be issued, and only finished work that is the result of the collaborative process may be displayed and sold.
  • BOTH artists are required to sign in and present photo identification prior to setting up.
  • BOTH members of the team must be present during Festival hours in the booth during the entire three-day Festival.
  • A description of each member’s involvement in the creation of the artwork must be in the Artist Statement.
  • All work displayed at the Festival must bear the signature or mark of both collaborators.

APPLICATION IN TWO CATEGORIES

  • Artists may apply in a maximum of two (2) categories (one entry per category).
  • If applying in two (2) categories, the work in each must be substantially different in medium and technique.
  • An artist selected in two categories is committed to display in both categories.
  • Two (2) separate adjacent spaces will be assigned – one (1) for each category.
  • Work in each category may not be combined.

ACCEPTANCE

Selection is by the jury process only. The decisions of the judges are final.

WAIT LIST

Placement on the Wait List is determined by the jury and is based on category. Order within each category is determined by point score, then date of confirmed application in ZAPP.

CATEGORIES

Awards are given regardless of category. Categories are used for jurying purposes. It is the artist’s responsibility to enter in the appropriate category. Artists may apply only once in a category.

IMPORTANT:

ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST.
IN APPLICABLE CATEGORIES, ARCHIVAL QUALITY MATERIALS MUST BE USED.
EDITIONS MUST BE LIMITED TO 250.

  • CLAY
    Three-dimensional clay and porcelain work created by the artist. Jewelry is not included in this category. May not be machine-made or mass-produced.
  • DIGITAL ART
    Two-dimensional work created by the artist using computer technologies. May include scanned images, from the artist or other sources, that have been non-trivially modified through the use of computer programs. Work must be printed with archival quality materials and properly signed and numbered as a limited edition no greater than 250.
  • DRAWINGS & PASTELS
    Two-dimensional works created by the artist using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils, wax crayon, or from the fluid medium of inks and washes, applied by pen or brush. Work must be created with archival quality materials and properly signed.
  • EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAM
    This category is restricted. Please refer to the guidelines and instructions under “Emerging Artist Program” elsewhere in this document.
  • FIBER
    Three-dimensional work created from fibrous materials, such as baskets, books, embroidery, paper, quilts, weavings, felting, etc. All work must be designed and created by the artist. No commercial or mass production works are permitted.
  • GLASS
    Three-dimensional work created by the artist in glass. No molds or other forms of mass production are permitted.
  • JEWELRY
    Jewelry created by the artist without the use of commercial casts, molds, kits or a production studio, regardless of medium.
  • LEATHER
    Three-dimensional handmade work created with leather by the artist.
  • METAL
    Three-dimensional artwork created by the artist through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals.
  • MIXED MEDIA – 2D
    Two-dimensional, one of a kind works created by the artist in which the primary intent is the union of two (2) or more physical materials.
  • MIXED MEDIA – 3D
    Three-dimensional, one of a kind works created by the artist in which the primary intent is the union of two (2) or more physical materials.
  • PAINTING
    Two-dimensional work created by the artist with pigment including oils and acrylics, as well as egg tempera, casein, alkyd, encaustic (excluding watercolor). Work must be created with archival quality materials and properly signed.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
    Two-dimensional work created by the artist that includes digital and film photography that has not been manipulated to achieve results beyond what could be produced in a traditional dark room. Hand-colored photography and emulsion transfers are accepted in this category. Only the artist’s original source material is acceptable. Work must be printed by the artist or under the artist’s supervision in limited editions no greater than 250, properly signed and numbered on archival material. Signage of an overtly commercial nature listing the availability of numerous sizes, print surfaces and/or framing options is prohibited.
  • PRINTMAKING
    Two-dimensional printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples. Printed original works are hand manipulated by the artist using etching, engraving, silk-screening, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut, etc., which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition no greater than 250 using archival quality materials.
  • SCULPTURE
    Three-dimensional work created by the artist primarily in a single medium such as shaping figures or a design in the round or in relief, by chiseling marble, modeling clay, casting metal or other materials. No forms of commercial or mass-produced or enhanced items not made by the artist are permitted.
  • WATERCOLOR
    Two-dimensional work created by the artist with watercolors using archival quality materials and properly signed.
  • WOOD
    Three-dimensional work created by the artist that is hand-tooled, machine-worked, built-up, turned or carved in wood. No forms of commercial or mass-produced or enhanced items not made by the artist are permitted.

EMERGING ARTISTS PROGRAM

The Emerging Artist Program is designed specifically for outstanding new artists who are just beginning their careers in the art world and who have never exhibited or sold their work in a juried outdoor festival.

Visit The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival website, www.wpsaf.org, for complete details. The Emerging Artist application can be found under the “For the Artists” tab. A special code for Emerging Artists to use when they apply through ZAPP, www.zapplication.org, is listed there.

We reserve the right to pre-screen and research emerging artists to make sure they are a fit for this category and that they do not have extensive experience exhibiting and selling their work.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™
    P.O. Box 597
    Winter Park, Florida 32790-0597
    407-644-7207 (voice message system)

RULES & REGULATIONS

Please read the entire application completely, including this important section.

ARTIST STATEMENT

All exhibitors must prominently display a copy of their Artist Statement in their booths.
These Artist Statements must describe the technique, materials and processes used in the creation of the entire body of work.
Collaborators must describe each member’s involvement in the creation of the artwork in their Artist Statement.


COMMITMENT

A completed ZAPP application and full payment of the booth fee is a commitment to show in your selected category (categories) and to abide by the Festival rules. Artist must be present at all times during the three-day festival.

EXHIBIT SPACE

Each space measures 10’ by 12’. The artist’s display, including booth and viewing bins, must be contained within this space.


  • An artist may have only one (1) space, except in cases of dual-category acceptance.
  • The work of only one (1) exhibitor may be displayed in each assigned space.
  • A minimum of six (6) pieces must be displayed.
  • The Festival retains the right to regulate various aspects of the booth display including, but not limited to, number of pieces of artwork, size and number of bins, and overall placement within the allotted space.
  • The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is a family-oriented event, and exhibits must be in keeping with this atmosphere.

THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED:


  • Reproductions of original artwork
  • Copies of original artwork and works reproduced or copied from works of masters, advertisements, commercial or widely circulated photographs or offset prints
  • Work purchased from an outside source for resale
  • Production artwork in any category
  • Work created by kits, picture frames, velvet paintings, manufactured or kit jewelry, candles, art supplies, commercial signage or displays, decoupage and ceramics cast from commercial molds
  • Mass-produced note cards, commercial books, etc.
  • Framing in the Park
  • Artwork created before January 1, 2013
  • Artwork not in the category for which the artist applied and was accepted
  • Unsigned artwork or work not using archival materials
  • Creation or demonstration of artwork in the Park
  • Animals, alcohol, or sound systems
  • Generators in the Park

IMPORTANT: During the Festival, all displays will be visited by Viewing Committee members to ensure that they are in compliance with Festival rules. It is our exclusive right and responsibility to remove work that is not in compliance. Non-compliance will result in expulsion and ineligibility for judging, awards and future Festival participation. The final decision will be made by an Officer of the Festival.

BOOTH INFORMATION

EXHIBIT SPACE

Please find additional information under “Rules & Regulations”

FEES

  • $35.00 administrative fee, paid through ZAPP by Friday, September 26, 2014, Midnight (EDT).
  • $475.00 exhibitor fee (includes $28.99 FL Sales Tax of 6.5%), paid through ZAPP by Monday, December 1, 2014, Midnight (EST).
    No refund of exhibitor fee will be made for cancellation after December 31, 2014, Midnight (EST). Any exhibitor fee refunds are subject to a ZAPP processing fee.

SPACE REQUESTS

Space requests are determined by date of confirmed application and the returning 2014 award winners within each category. Your timely email response will greatly assist the committee in completing the park layout before the holidays.

Upon being extended an invitation to exhibit in The 56th WPSAF, your application status will change to confirmed only after your acceptance and payment of the $475.00 booth fee. At that time, refer to the site map available at www.wpsaf.org then click on PARK MAP in the header and email three (3) space preferences to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by our deadline of December 1, 2014, Midnight (EST).

The new light rail commuter stop next to Central Park is complete. However any changes by the City to the Park in the nearby Festival area may subject the layout to change without notice.

TAX

Each artist is responsible for collecting and reporting Florida Sales Tax on all sales made during the Festival. The current tax rate is six and one-half percent (6.5%). Reporting forms will be provided by Florida Department of Revenue at Check-in.

LEGAL AGREEMENT

I hereby submit an application to become an exhibitor in The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™

  • Submission of my ZAPP application confirms my commitment to abide by the Festival rules and regulations as established by the Festival Committee and the City of Winter Park.
  • By submitting an application, I, and my co-artist, if applicable, hereby and forever discharge The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™, Winter Park Art Festival, Inc., and the City of Winter Park, Florida, of and from all manner of actions, suits, and damages, claims and demands, whatsoever in law or equity, from any loss and damage to the undersigned’s property while in the possession, supervision or auspices of The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™, Winter Part Art Festival, Inc., the City of Winter Park, their agents, representatives or employees.
  • I warrant that:
    • The artworks submitted for jurying and the artworks to be displayed in my booth are all original work that are both designed and executed by my own hands since January 1, 2013. If the work represents collaboration between my collaborator and me, that work is made solely by my collaborator and me with our own hands.
    • There is no production studio associated with any of the work to be sold in my booth.
    • The work in my booth is not purchased from an outside source for resale at The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.
    • There are no reproductions or enhanced/embellished reproductions in my booth.
  • If selected to exhibit at The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™, I authorize use of the images submitted with my application or duplicates thereof for Festival publicity or documentation.
  • I agree to grant a license to The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™ to reproduce electronically, in limited resolution, my original artwork for a period of up to thirty (30) months beginning December 1, 2014.
  • I understand by submitting an application, I retain full copyright of my original artwork. My images shall not be redistributed except as anticipated on the website and in the Festival programs and other Festival related media, without my express written permission.
  • A confirmed application in ZAPP and full payment of the exhibitor fee is a commitment to show in my selected category (categories) and to abide by the Festival rules.
  • No refund of exhibitor fee will be made for cancellation after December 31, 2014, Midnight (EST). Exhibitor fee refunds are subject to a ZAPP processing fee.
  • The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™ reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules.
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
P.O. Box 597
Winter Park, FL 32790-0597
407-644-7207
EMAIL:WPSAF@yahoo.com