FESTIVAL: MARCH 17-19, 2023
CONCERT: MARCH 11, 2023
WINTER PARK, FLORIDA

The 64th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

March 17,18,29, 2023 

 

Location: 

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

 

Phone:

407-644-7207 (Voice Message System) (No Texting)

 

Website: 

www.wpsaf.org

 

Show Dates: 

March 17 - March 19, 2023

 

Application Available on ZAPP: 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE 2023 ARTIST APPLICATION!

 

Application Deadline: 

Sunday, September 25, 2022, Midnight, EST

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Four (4) Images:  Three (3) of artwork with no signatures or initials & One (1) booth image of your current artwork with no identifying markers such as signage, booth cards, and people.

  • If selected to exhibit, the Artist’s body of work must be substantially the same as shown in their images.  Non-compliance with this requirement may result in expulsion from the show.

  • Application Fee:  $45.00 (Non-refundable)

  • You may submit applications in up to three (3) different categories for this show, but only two (2) entries may be accepted.

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to apply.

 

 

EVENT SUMMARY

The 64th 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 and dedicated Patron purchase funds expected to be over $85,000.  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, 2023, 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.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Monday, August 1, 2022 Application available on ZAPP
  • Sunday, September 25, 2022 Application deadline to ZAPP, by Midnight, EST. Requirements: 4 images (3 artwork, 1 booth) with no identifying markers
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 ZAPP Screening at Winter Park City Hall, 401 S. Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. Open to all applicants and the public 8 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday, November 6, 2022 Notification of Screening results from ZAPP emailed on or before this date
  • Monday, December 5, 2022 Acceptance and Exhibitor Fee through ZAPP by Midnight, EST
  • Space Request deadline. Email to zapp@wpsaf.org by Midnight, EST. See Booth Information below for Space Request.
  • Saturday, December 31, 2022 Exhibitor Fee refund request deadline. Email to zapp@wpsaf.org by Midnight, EST. Exhibitor Fee refund is subject to an administrative fee of $35.00
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023 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 17, 2023 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 17, 18 and 19, 2023 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) The 64th Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival hours Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm

 

ARTISTS' AMENITIES

  • Artists' Hospitality Center with refreshments - open daily from 8am - 4 pm
  • Limited free artists' parking near the Park
  • Artist Housing Program
  • Booth sitting staffed by volunteers available on call
  • Artist Care Team – several visits each day
  • Saturday Night Artists' Party (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

  • Best of Show: Purchase Award, $12,000
  • Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Art of Philanthropy: Purchase Award, $5,000
  • The Charles Hosmer 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 are estimated to exceed $85,000 this year

 

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 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 Art of Philanthropy Award, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum Award for Distinguished Work of Art, and are presented for individual works. Awards are presented solely at the discretion of the judges.  The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Art of Philanthropy is determined separately. Previous WPSAF award-winning artwork is not eligible for an award.

 

2023 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 2023, 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

Applications to The 64th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will be available through ZAPP at www.zapplication.org between Monday, August 1 and Sunday, September 25, 2022, Midnight, EST. Screening order is established by the date your completed application is marked "Received" in ZAPP within your media category. Artists may apply only once in a category and in a maximum of three (3) different categories but only if the work is substantially different in medium and technique.

 

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 or initials), 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 NOTE

Your application will be rejected if these rules are not followed, and the Application 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 program and publicity. Your #1 image may be used in the Festival program, on the website and other Festival-related media.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE:  2022 FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

Winners of the 2022 Best of Show Award, the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Award, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum Award, Awards of Excellence and Awards of Distinction are invited to return in their awarded categories. To confirm your participation in The 2023 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™, returning award winners must submit an application to ZAPP by Sunday, September 25, 2022, Midnight, EST and pay the Exhibitor Fee of $500.00 through ZAPP by Monday, December 5, 2022, Midnight, EST. A coupon code will be emailed to returning artists to avoid the $45.00 application fee.

 

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 selected 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 he/she 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 selected, only one (1) booth space 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.

 

APPLICATION IN THREE CATEGORIES

  • Artists may apply in a maximum of three (3) different categories (one entry per category).
  • If applying in more than one category, the work in each must be substantially different in medium and technique.
  • An artist may be selected in a maximum of two (2) categories.
  • If an artist is invited and accepts in two (2) categories, separate adjacent spaces will be assigned, one (1) space for each category. The artist may not display artwork from two categories in one booth.
  • 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 first on a point score in a category and then by the date the completed application is received in ZAPP. Upon a 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 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.

 

ARTIST HOUSING PROGRAM

Housing for artists is available in local homes on a limited basis.  Application for housing will be provided after acceptance and payment of your booth fee.

 

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 (I.E., HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS THAT ARE MEANT TO LAST A LONG TIME). EDITIONS MUST BE LIMITED TO 250 inclusive of all sizes.

 

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

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. 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.

 

EMERGING ARTIST

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. 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.

 

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 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.

 

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* (see description above) 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 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.

 

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 inclusive of all sizes, using archival quality materials*(see description above).

 

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* (see description above).

 

WOOD

Three-dimensional work created by the artist that is hand-tooled, machine-worked, built-up, turned or carved in wood.

 

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.

 

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) 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:

  • 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 2018.
  • 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 64th 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

  • $45.00 Application Fee paid through ZAPP by Sunday, September 25, 2022, Midnight, EST. This administrative fee is not refundable.
  • $500.00 Exhibitor Fee paid through ZAPP by Monday, December 5, 2022, Midnight, EST.

 

No refund of Exhibitor Fee will be made for cancellation after Saturday, December 31, 2022, Midnight, EST.  Exhibitor Fee refund is subject to an administration fee of $35.00.

There is no commission charged by the Festival on any art sales.

 

SPACE REQUESTS

Space requests are determined by date of confirmed (paid in full) application and the returning 2022 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 64th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, your application status will change to confirmed only after your acceptance and payment of the $500.00 booth fee. At that time, refer to the site map available at /Festival-Maps-10-369.html) and email three (3) space preferences to zapp@wpsaf.org by our deadline of Monday, December 5, 2022, Midnight, EST.

 

Changes made to the park by the City of Winter Park in the Festival area may result in the layout being changed 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 for 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.

 

OTHER

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.