Application launching at zapplication.org on August 1st, 2023.
Location: Central Park and along Park Avenue in Downtown Winter Park, Florida
Phone: 407-644-7207 (Voice Message System) (No Texting)
Show Dates: March 15 - March 17, 2024
Application Available on ZAPP: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Monday, September 25, 2023, Midnight, EST
Jury and Booth Fees: Waived when applicant uses Coupon Code – EA65
Requirements: Four (4) images of artwork in one artistic discipline with no visible artist signatures or initials on submitted images. Must apply as EMERGING ARTIST in the Zapp Medium Category. The Emerging Artist Program is designed specifically for outstanding new artists (18 years or older) who are just beginning their careers in the art world and who do not have an established record as a professional artist showing their work in museums, art centers, major galleries or juried outdoor art festivals.
The 65th Annual 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, with cash awards totaling $76,500 and dedicated Patron purchase funds expected to be over $90,000. In 2021, the festival was named #4 Best Show of All Times in Sunshine Artist’s national poll of All Time Favorites.
The show is located in historic downtown Winter Park, Florida, a beautifully landscaped area where artists' booths nestle under large oak trees throughout Central Park and stretch along Park Avenue. The three-day event takes place on March 17 - March 19, 2024, in the heart of this charming city, which is known for its brick streets, unique boutique shops, and inviting outdoor cafes and bistros. Attendance at the Festival is expected to reach over 250,000 people who will view the artwork of 212 artists and 3 emerging artists. One of Central Florida's largest annual outdoor events, the Festival also features a wide variety of entertainment on the stage in Central Park, food and beverage to please the whole family, a popular exhibit of student art from Central Florida schools, and many interactive arts for the kids.
A portion of the Festival's proceeds is donated to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Foundation to fund scholarships through the Jean Alice Oliphant Scholarship at Rollins College and the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Scholarship at the University of Central Florida.
APPLICATION IN PDF
The Emerging Artist application will be available to download as a PDF on August 1, 2023, at www.zapplication.org.
The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival initiated the Emerging Artist Program in 1997. Our goal is to encourage participation in the world of outdoor festivals by providing the opportunity to experience the application process and the festival at no cost to the selected Emerging Artists.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The WPSAF Committee is seeking three (3) participants for the Emerging Artist Program offered as part of The 65th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™.
The Emerging Artist Program is designed specifically for outstanding new artists (18 years or older) who are just beginning their careers in the art world and who do not have an established record as a professional artist showing their work in museums, art centers, major galleries or juried outdoor art festivals.
The WPSAF reserves the right to pre-screen and research Emerging Artist applicants to make sure they are a fit for this category.
Artists may apply to either the Emerging Artist Program or to The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival through the regular Zapp application process, but they may not apply to both.
With the exception of being ineligible for ribbons and monetary awards, Emerging Artists are treated to the same amenities as all other festival exhibitors. In addition to having an opportunity to sell their works, meet other artists and participate in a nationally recognized festival, the selected artists are afforded these amenities:
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 Emerging Artists. These same jurists will meet each of the Emerging Artists during the March festival but will not judge their artwork for prize money.
Images must be limited to one artistic discipline (see list below of Artistic Disciplines).
You must upload four (4) images of your artwork with no visible artist signature or initials on submitted images, and no people or pets. Zapp requires a booth image for regular applicants but not for Emerging Artists. NOTE: In order to complete your application, you should mark your fourth artwork image as “display” or Zapp will not process and accept your submission. Your application will be rejected if these rules are not followed.
Excellent guidelines labeled Image Preparation may be found in ZAPP. If accepted, only images submitted in the ZAPP format can be used in our publicity. Your #1 image will be used in the festival programs, on the website and other festival-related media.
REMINDER - The festival is a family-oriented event and exhibits must be in keeping with this atmosphere.
Emerging Artist – you must submit your application in this category. Your submitted and displayed work must be limited to one of the disciplines listed below.
ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. IN APPLICABLE CATEGORIES, ARCHIVAL QUALITY MATERIALS* MUST BE USED (I.E., HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS THAT ARE MEANT TO LAST A LONG TIME). EDITIONS MUST BE LIMITED TO 250.
Three-dimensional clay and porcelain work created by the artist. Jewelry is not included in this category. Work may not be machine-made or mass-produced.
Works may be created solely on a computer or by using computer programs to significantly manipulate or alter source material(s) such as scans or digital files. Work created by or with the aid of Artificial Intelligence is not permitted. Works must be in limited editions, signed and numbered no greater than 250 inclusive of all sizes, using only archival quality materials* (see description above). Digital Art prints must be made from the artist’s original digital file under the artist’s supervision.
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* (see description above) and properly signed.
This category is restricted. Artists applying as an Emerging Artist may not also apply in other categories. The Emerging Artist Program is designed specifically for outstanding new artists (18 years or older) who are just beginning their careers in the art world and who do not have an established record as a professional artist showing their work in museums, art centers, major galleries or juried outdoor art festivals. These applicants will not need a booth image, a fourth image of artwork is required in its place. A special code for Emerging Artists to use when applying through ZAPP is listed on our web site. If you are unable to enter the special code, please contact us.
We reserve the right to pre-screen and research Emerging Artist applicants to make sure they are a fit for this category and that they do not have extensive experience exhibiting and selling their work.
Three-dimensional work that is wearable and non-wearable and created from fibrous materials. This category includes but is not limited to 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, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist.
Three-dimensional work created by the artist in glass. No molds or other forms of mass production are permitted.
Jewelry created by the artist without the use of commercial casts, molds, kits or a production studio, regardless of medium. Jewelry created solely through the stringing of commercially available beads and similar materials on wire, string or cord, with no elements created by the artist, is not permitted. Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry.
Three-dimensional handmade work designed by and created by the artist with leather.
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.
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* (see description above) and properly signed.
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 inclusive of all sizes, properly signed and numbered on archival quality materials*(see description above). Signage of an overtly commercial nature listing the availability of numerous sizes, print surfaces and/or framing options is prohibited.
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*(see description above).
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.
Two-dimensional work created by the artist with watercolors using archival quality materials* (see description above).
Three-dimensional work created by the artist that is hand-tooled, machine-worked, built-up, turned or carved in wood.
Emerging Artists will be screened in the EMERGING ARTIST Medium Category in the order in which the completed application is received by Zapp.
They will be scored based on the merits of the work submitted in one artistic discipline. Our judges will jury the four (4) submitted digital images of your work on Saturday, October 21, 2023, and those receiving the judges’ highest evaluations will be invited to participate in the 2024 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Emerging Artist Program. Selection is by the jury process only. The decisions of the judges are final.
All Emerging Artist Program entrants will be notified of the screening results on or before November 5, 2023, by email. If accepted, you must respond to ZAPP before Midnight (EST), December 4, 2023.
We reserve the right to pre-screen and research emerging artists to make sure they are a fit for this category and that they are just beginning their careers in the art world and have never exhibited or sold their work in a juried outdoor festival.
To qualify as an Emerging Artist, applicants should be beginning their careers in the professional art world with no established history of displaying their artwork at any juried outdoor festival.
Your completed ZAPP application and acceptance of our invitation to exhibit is a commitment to show in your selected artistic discipline (category) and to abide by the festival rules. Artists must be present in their booth at all times during the three-day festival.
THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED:
ORIGINAL ART vs. REPRODUCTION POLICY
Only original artwork is allowed at the Festival. No reproductions will be permitted.
A reproduction is considered to be a piece that is copied by digital or photographic means and printed on an offset press, serigraph press, or through a computer by means of an inkjet or electrostatic printer. This includes giclee prints.
All prints in the Digital Art or Photography category must be printed by the artist or under the artist’s supervision in limited editions no greater than 250 including all sizes, properly signed and numbered on archival materials.
During The 65th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival all displays will be visited by the Viewing Committee to ensure that the displays and artwork are in compliance with Festival rules. It is our exclusive right and responsibility to remove work that is not in compliance. An Officer of the Festival will make the final decision. Non-compliance can result in expulsion and ineligibility for judging, awards and future Festival participation.
Each artist is responsible for collecting and reporting Florida Sales Tax on all sales made during the festival. The current tax rate for the State of Florida/Orange County is six and one-half percent (6.5%). Reporting forms will be provided by Florida Department of Revenue at check-in or may be obtained at http://dor.myflorida.com/Pages/forms_index.aspx.
If you need assistance before, during, or after the Festival (i.e., unloading, set-up, take-down, etc.) due to a disability, please let us know and we will be happy to make arrangements to help you.
I hereby submit an application to become an exhibitor in The 65th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™.