General Information for Artists

FESTIVAL INFORMATION:

Check-In at HQ:

Artist and Co-Artist, (if any): Photo ID required of both
Thursday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Friday: 7 a.m.

Artist Set-Up:

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

Festival Hours:

Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Artists Party:

Saturday: 6 – 8 p.m. 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 a.m. 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 Headquarters) before 9 a.m. on the day you need a sitter. First come, first served!

Hospitality Center:  Located behind HQ and is open Friday & Saturday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Sunday:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Patrons Program:  This year we have in excess of one hundred patrons who are dedicated to purchasing art at our show. During the weekend should you have a visit from one of them with "Art Bucks" in hand and they wish to purchase one of your pieces, please follow the instructions they will provide so that you may be promptly reimbursed. We hope that every one of our 2015 patrons will return next year and bring a good friend with them to join in this dedicated group of art lovers that guarantee more sales for our participating artists.

THE JUDGES AND THE JUDGING PROCESS:

Friday: At 9 a.m. the three judges will join their assistants to start their assessment of each artist’s body of work. Only one piece, representative of the entire body of work, will be selected from any artist’s booth for further judging. If there is a conflict among the judges on the specific piece to be selected, it will be resolved at the end of the selection process on Friday. Artists must deliver their selected pieces to the Saint Margaret Mary Family Life Center on North Park Avenue between 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. 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 “Art of Philanthropy”, and the Morse Museum awards are presented for individual works. Awards are presented solely at the discretion of the judges. Ribbons will be distributed after 1 p.m. Checks will be distributed at the Artists Party (in exchange for a completed W-9 form).

Click Here to Meet the The Judges...

Awards: $72,500 plus Patron Purchase Awards.