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
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 15 - March 17, 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.
AWARDS - TOTAL OF $76,500
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, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum Award for Distinguished Work of Art, and The Monte Livermore Celebration of Nature Award 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.
The names and bios of the judges will be posted on our website at www.wpsaf.org under the About the Festival tab.
It is critical that each accepted and wait-listed artist maintains an accurate and up-to-date artist's profile in ZAPP through March 2024, 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.
Applications to The 65th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will be available through ZAPP at www.zapplication.org between Tuesday, August 1 and Monday, September 25, 2023, 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.
The Festival is a family-oriented event and exhibits must be in keeping with this atmosphere.
You must submit four (4) images:
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: 2023 FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS
Winners of the 2023 Best of Show Award, the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Award, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum Award, The Monte Livermore Celebration of Nature Award, Awards of Excellence and Awards of Distinction are invited to return in their awarded categories. To confirm your participation in The 2024 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival™, returning award winners must submit an application to ZAPP by Monday, September 25, 2023, Midnight, EST and pay the Exhibitor Fee of $575.00 through ZAPP by Monday, December 4, 2023, Midnight, EST. A coupon code will be emailed to returning artists to avoid the $45.00 application fee.
APPLICATION BY COLLABORATING ARTISTS
APPLICATION IN THREE CATEGORIES
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 festival. 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.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Please read the entire application completely, including this important section.
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.
Each space measures 10’ by 12’. The artist’s display, including booth and viewing bins, must be contained within this space.
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.
No refund of Exhibitor Fee will be made for cancellation after Sunday, December 31, 2023, 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 are determined by date of confirmed (paid in full) application and the returning 2023 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 65th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, your application status will change to confirmed only after your acceptance and payment of the $575.00 booth fee. At that time, refer to the site map available at /Festival-Maps-10-369.html) and email three (3) space preferences to firstname.lastname@example.org by our deadline of Monday, December 4, 2023, Midnight, EST.
Changes made to Central Park by the City of Winter Park in the Festival area may result in the layout being changed without notice.
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.
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™.