General Information for Artists

FESTIVAL INFORMATION:

Check-In at HQ:

Artist and Co-Artist, (if any): Photo ID required of both
Thursday: 7 am – 6 pm and Friday: 5 am, NW corner of Morse Blvd. & Park Ave.

Artist Set-Up:

Verify booth location with Space Assignments before setting up
Spaces IN the Park: Thursday, 7 am – 6 pm
Spaces ON the Street: Friday, 5 am – 8 am; vehicles removed by 8:30 am

Festival Hours:

Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm / Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm

Artists Party:

Saturday: 6 pm – 8 pm at the Farmers' Market

Break-down:

Sunday: 5 pm

Artist Parking: All artists' parking will be in Lot A (SE corner of Morse Blvd. and New York Ave. with access from Welbourne Ave. off NY Ave.) and the West Meadow (NE corner of Morse Blvd. and New York Ave. with access from New York Ave.). Large RV's and trucks over 19' should park in the West Meadow. Cars or trucks with trailers may park in either lot. Pedestrian access to the Park is available from Canton Ave. on the north, Morse Blvd. in the middle, or New England Ave. on the south. Lots open at 7 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Booth Sitting: Available by request. Please make your request by filling out the booth sitting form in your artist's package and submitting it to the Volunteer tent (next to Hospitality Center) before 9 am on the day you need a sitter. First come, first served!

Hospitality Center:  Located behind HQ and is open Friday & Saturday:  8 am - 5 pm / Sunday:  8 am - 4 pm

Patrons Program: This year we have in excess of one hundred patrons who are dedicated to purchasing art at our show. During the weekend if a Patron with Art Bucks in hand visits your booth and wishes to purchase one of your pieces, please follow the instructions they will provide so that you may be promptly reimbursed. We encourage every one of our past patrons to return each year and bring a good friend to join them in this dedicated group of art lovers that guarantee more sales for our artists.

AWARDS:  $72,500 plus Patron Purchase Awards.

THE JUDGES AND THE JUDGING PROCESS:

Friday: At 9 am the three judges will join their assistants to start their assessment of each artist's body of work. When a judge determines an artist's work should be considered for an award, the booth will be awarded a "Selected for Judging" ribbon. The artist will select one piece from the booth that best represents the body of work and deliver it to the Saint Margaret Mary Family Life Center on North Park Avenue between 5:45 pm and 7:00 pm on Friday. Please note that past WPSAF award-winning work is not eligible for an award.

Saturday: Artists are judged on their body of work. Only the Best of Show, the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation's "Art of Philanthropy" Award, and the Morse Museum's Award for a Distinguished Work of Art are presented for individual works. Awards are presented solely at the discretion of the judges. Ribbons are distributed after 1 pm; checks are distributed at the Artists' Party (in exchange for a completed W-9 form).

JUDGES FOR 2018:

  • Elaine D. Gustafson is the Curator of Collections at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina campus at Greensboro, where her areas of interest include photography and modern American art. She holds a B.A. in the History of Art from Wheaton College, an M.A. in the History of Art from Brown University. She has authored numerous publications and presently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  • Phillip Shore currently an associate professor of art at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. He received his MFA from the University of Notre Dame and his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.  Mr. Shore has exhibited his sculptures extensively throughout the United States, and recently had a solo exhibit at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.
  • Dr. Louis A. Zona, Emeritus Professor and Art History Director at Butler Institute of America Art, has been the recipient of two YSU Distinguished Professor Awards. He earned his doctoral degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Zona is the author of numerous articles on art and art history and is a major contributor to the recent Abrams publication Master Paintings from The Butler Institute of American Art, a catalogue of the Butler permanent collection.