The 62nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

March 19, 20, and 21, 2021

 

Location:  Central Park and along Park Avenue in Downtown Winter Park, Florida

Phone:  407 644-7207 (Voice Message System)

Website: https://www.wpsaf.org

Show Dates:  March 19 - March 21, 2021

Invitation Only Application Available on ZAPP:  Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Application Deadline:  Friday, November 6, 2020 Midnight, EDT


The 2021 application is by invitation only. The accepted artists as of March 12, 2020, are invited back for the 2021 festival. The following application is mostly the same as the 2020 application, with the exception of dates and clarifications.

 

This year The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will host a virtual festival alongside the live event.  By agreeing to exhibit in the live event you are agreeing to exhibit in the virtual portion as well. Please note that the only cost to artists in the virtual festival is 10% of all virtual sales.  In the event that the live event is cancelled, you will receive a refund for your booth fee.

 

COVID-19 Notice: We are planning the 2021 festival with COVID-19 in mind and will be adhering to the safety measures and guidelines as directed by the CDC and the City of Winter Park to help protect the health and safety of our artists, patrons, sponsors, festival attendees and the community. We will post updates of any changes that occur between now and the festival. Some features of the festival such as food vendors, concerts and children’s activities may be altered due to COVID-19, as well as the park layout and number of artists who can safely participate. We have added a virtual festival along with the in-person festival to reach out to additional art buyers who do not feel comfortable attending.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4 Images: 3 of artwork & 1 booth image – Please apply with the same images that you used for the 2020 application in the same categories you were accepted in.
  • Application Fee-Waived: Invited Artists will receive a coupon code.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

 

 

EVENT SUMMARY

The 62nd 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 $74,500 plus dedicated Patron purchase funds. (If the live event is canceled, the cash awards will also be canceled.)

 

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 19, 20, and 21, 2021 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 350,000 people who will view the artwork of no more than 225 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.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - Invitation Only Application available on ZAPP
  • Friday, November 6, 2020 - Application deadline to ZAPP, by Midnight, EDT. Requirements: 4 images (3 artwork, 1 booth) with no identifying markers.(Please use the same images used in your 2020 application)
  • No screening this year
  • No notification this year
  • Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 - Exhibitor Fee and Space Request deadline. (The layout of the show may change significantly due to COVID-19 and spaces will be assigned to each artist.)
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2021 - Cancellation and Exhibitor Fee Refund request deadline. Email to zapp@wpsaf.org by Midnight, EST. Exhibitor Fee refund is subject to an administrative fee of $20.00.
  • If the festival is canceled due to COVID-19, artists will receive a full refund for booth fees.
  • Artists’ Virtual booth should be set-up by Friday, March 12, 2021.
  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 - Spaces located in Central Park may be set up AFTER 8:30 am. Check in with Headquarters before set-up. Headquarters is open 7 am - 6 pm (NW corner of Park Ave & Morse Blvd)
  • Friday, March 19, 2021 - Spaces located along Park Avenue may be set up AFTER 5 am. Check in with Headquarters or Space Assignment Committee before set-up. Headquarters is open from 5 am to 6 pm. (NW corner of Park Ave & Morse Blvd)
  • March 19, 20, 21, 2021 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) - 62nd Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival hours Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm



ARTISTS' AMENITIES

(Amenities are subject to change)

  • Artists' Hospitality Center with refreshments Friday through Sunday open from 7am - 4 pm
  • Limited free artists' parking near the Park
  • Artist Housing Program
  • Booth sitting staffed by volunteers available on call
  • Artist Care Team each day
  • Saturday Night Artists' Dinner & Awards Presentation
  • Art Festival Magazine distributed at event and archived on website
  • Artists' Gallery on website
  • Security patrol after hours
  • Extensive media promotions throughout Central Florida leading up to and during the Festival
  • Artists retain all sales proceeds

 

AWARDS - TOTAL OF $74,500

(Awards are subject to having a live show.)

  • Best of Show: Purchase Award, $12,000
  • Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Art of Philanthropy: Purchase Award, $5,000
  • Morse Museum Award for 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
  • In addition, Patron Program purchases



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, of 2019 the judges reviewed the digital images of all applicants to select the Festival artists and the Wait List artists. In March of 2021, the same jurist panel will review the work of the exhibitors to determine those artists they consider eligible for awards. Judging of the awards is based upon the overall quality of the artwork exhibited. After a booth is selected by a judge, the artist is responsible for selecting one piece for Saturday's awards processing that best represents their entire body of work. 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. Previous WPSAF award-winning artwork is not eligible for an award.



2021 JUDGES

The names and bios of the judges will be posted on our website at www.wpsaf.org under the About the Festival tab.

 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


IMPORTANT

It is critical that each accepted and wait-listed artist maintains an accurate and up-to-date artist's profile in ZAPP through March 2021, especially telephone, email, website, and postal mail. In addition, it is important to check your e-mail often as all acceptances and pertinent Festival information will be communicated electronically.

 

TO APPLY

This year’s Invitation Only Application to The 62nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will be available through ZAPP at www.zapplication.org between Tuesday, September 29, 2020 and Friday, November 6, 2020, Midnight, EDT.  Order is established by the date your completed application is marked "Received" in ZAPP within your media category. (Screening does not apply to the 2021 festival)

 

REMINDER

The Festival is a family-oriented event and exhibits must be in keeping with this atmosphere.

 

IMAGES

You must submit four (4) images:

  • Three (3) current artwork images (with no visible signatures), and
  • One (1) booth image with your current artwork displayed. Your booth image should not have any identifying markers. That means no signatures, no booth cards, no signage, and no people or pets should be shown in the photo.

(Please use the same images that you submitted in your 2020 application.)

 

PLEASE NOTE

Your application will be rejected if these rules are not followed and the Jury Fee will not be refunded. 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.

 

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 artists must be present during Festival hours in the booth during the entire three-day Festival, except for short breaks.

 

WAIT LIST

(If needed to complete the 2021 show, artists from the 2020 Wait List will be invited.)

Placement on the Wait List is determined by the jury and is based first on a point score in a category and then by the date the completed application is received in ZAPP. Upon cancellation, all attempts are made to replace medium for medium. If that is not possible, vacancies will be filled by the highest scores remaining in other categories, in order to achieve a balanced show. You will be contacted if and when a space becomes available. There is no need to contact us. If you do not wish to remain on the Wait List, please contact us by email at zapp@wpsaf.org.



CATEGORIES

Awards are given regardless of category. Categories are used for jurying purposes only. 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. The artist’s virtual booth should abide by the same rules as the booth at the festival.

 

CLAY

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.

 

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 using computer programs. Work must be printed with archival quality materials and properly signed and numbered as a limited edition no greater than 250 including all sizes. Signage of an overtly commercial nature listing the availability of numerous sizes, print surfaces and/or framing options is prohibited.

 

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

(The Emerging Artists selected for the 2020 festival will be invited back for 2021.)

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 have never exhibited or sold their work in a juried outdoor Festival.

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.  Visit the Festival website for complete details. Use this link, www.wpsaf.org under the “For the Artists” tab. Or find it at www.wpsaf.org/artists/emergingartists

 

FIBER

Three-dimensional work, wearable and non-wearable, 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 enhancement by the artist.

 

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. Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry.

 

LEATHER

Three-dimensional handmade work designed by and created by the artist with leather.

 

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 including all sizes, 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.

Artists may apply to either the Emerging Artist Program or to The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival through the regular application process, but they may not apply to both.



RULES & REGULATIONS

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

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • All exhibitors must prominently display 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, and collaborator, if applicable, must be present at all times during the three-day Festival.

This year The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will host a virtual festival alongside the live event.  By agreeing to exhibit in the live event you are agreeing to exhibit in the virtual portion as well. Please note that the only cost to artists in the virtual festival is 10% of all virtual sales.  In the event that the live festival is cancelled, you will receive a refund for the booth fee.



EXHIBIT SPACE

(The park layout for 2021 will be altered to meet COVID-19 requirements.)


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) single space, except in cases of two (2) category acceptances.
  • The work of only one (1) artist 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 Festival is a family-oriented event, and exhibits must be in keeping with this atmosphere.

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED:

(These rules apply to the virtual festival as well, if applicable)

  • 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, manufactured or kit jewelry, art supplies, commercial signage or displays, decoupage and ceramics cast from commercial molds
  • Traditional crafts such as soaps, candles, scented oils and homemade food items should not be entered into this event.
  • Mass-produced note cards, commercial books, etc.
  • Framing in the Park
  • Artwork created before August 1, 2015
  • Artwork not in the category in which the artist applied and was accepted
  • Unsigned artwork or work not using archival materials
  • Creation or demonstration of artwork in the Park
  • Alcohol or sound systems
  • Pets
  • Generators

 

IMPORTANT

During The 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.



FEES

Invited artists will receive a coupon code, there will be no application fee for 2021.

  • Apply by Friday, November 6, 2020, Midnight, EDT.
  • $485.00 Exhibitor Fee paid through ZAPP by Friday, December 11, 2020, Midnight, EST.


No Refund of Exhibitor Fee will be made for cancellation after Friday, January 8, 2021, Midnight, EST.  There is no commission charged by the Festival on art sales at the festival. There is a 10% fee on sales made through the virtual festival.

In the event that the festival is canceled due to COVID-19, booth fees will be fully refunded.



SPACE REQUESTS

Last year’s space assignments are subject to change due to COVID-19 park layout.

Space requests are determined by date of confirmed (paid in full) application and the returning 2019 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 62nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, your application status will change to confirmed only after your acceptance and payment of the $485.00 by December 11, 2020, Midnight, EST.

Changes made to the park by the City in the Festival area may result in the layout being changed without notice.  Rules surrounding COVID-19 may also impact the number of artists that can safely participate in the festival.

 

TAX

Each artist is responsible for collecting and reporting Florida Sales Tax on all sales made during the Festival. The current tax rate for Florida/Orange County is six and one-half percent (6.5%). Artists are responsible for applicable taxes on sales through the Virtual Festival.

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.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION



LEGAL AGREEMENT

I hereby submit an application to become an exhibitor in the 2021 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™ and participate in the accompanying 2021 virtual 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 (collaborator), if applicable, hereby and forever discharge The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™, Winter Park Art Festival, Inc., Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Foundation, 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., Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Foundation, Inc., the City of Winter Park, their agents, representatives or employees.
  • I warrant that:
    • The artwork submitted for jurying and the artwork to be displayed in my booth are all original work that are both designed and executed by my own hands since August 1, 2015. If produced with a collaborator, the 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 Tuesday, January 1, 2021.
  • 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 the Exhibitor Fee will be made for cancellation after Friday, January 8, 2021, Midnight, EST. Exhibitor Fee refund is subject to an administrative fee of $20.00.
  • The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™ reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules and will adhere to the recommendations made by the CDC and the City of Winter Park in regards to COVID-19 safety at the time of the festival.

 

 

Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, and there is no known treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. It is not possible to prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend the festival you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

 

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19.

I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself and/or my family in order to be a part of the 62nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.

 

WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival and its owners, officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, or other representatives in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to attending The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.  I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.

 

CHOICE OF LAW: I understand and agree that the law of the State of Florida will apply to this contract. I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

 

By submitting your application to the 2021 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival you are agreeing to the terms listed above.