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ANNUAL ART FAIR / ARTIST INFORMATION
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND / MAY 6–8, 2016

More than 15,000 patrons attend this annual three-day event on Mother’s Day weekend, featuring local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, special wine and beer tasting events, live music and 150 juried artists from across the country exhibiting work in ten media categories: ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood.

Founded in 1976, Laumeier is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country, making it an institution of international significance as well as a unique complement to the cultural landscape of the St. Louis region. Laumeier is a nonprofit, accredited art museum that operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. Laumeier presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park available free to the public year-round. 

Download the 2016 Award Winners List


Event Admission

$10 / Ages 12 and up
$5 / Ages 6 to 11
FREE / Ages 5 and under

Event Days + Times

Friday / 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Saturday / 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday / 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


ONLINE APPLICATION

Laumeier uses ZAPP for its Annual Art Fair digital application process. Artist applications for the 2017 Annual Art Fair will open in October 2016.

AWARDS

Judges award a total of $5,000 in cash and prizes to those artists achieving excellence, regardless of media categories.

MEDIA CATEGORIES

Ceramics, Fiber/Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography/Digital, Printmaking/Drawing, Sculpture, Wood

RULES + REGULATIONS

Laumeier Sculpture Park reserves the right to enforce these restrictions at the time of the Art Fair and will require removal of any work in violation of the policy. If this is deemed necessary, the booth fee will NOT be returned.

  • All work must be handmade originals in all media. Work done by a production studio is NOT acceptable. No work will be exhibited which has been made with the use of commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, stencils or prefabricated forms.
  • Only original prints are permitted; all original prints must be properly signed and numbered. Photographers must print their own photographs, or be involved in and supervise the printing process. Photographs printed on stretched canvas must be individually labeled "photograph on canvas."
  • All flat, hanging work must be suitably framed (if applicable). Portfolios are permitted for matted work.
  • All accepted artists must be present with and exhibit their work during ALL hours of the Art Fair. Identification will be checked.
  • The jury panel reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work that is not consistent with submitted images and the rules listed above. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the Art Fair with NO refund.
  • Exhibitors may NOT bring pets or sound equipment to the Art Fair.

ELECTRICITY

An electrical hook-up is provided for all open and tented booths, with 300 watts being the maximum power available. Artists must supply their own lights and 12-gauge (or thicker) heavy-duty (outdoor-rated) electrical cords (up to 50 feet recommended). Laumeier reserves the right to limit the amount of electrical equipment used by each artist in order to assure the availability of electricity for all participants. Keep in mind that the event will be dark on Friday night after sunset; Laumeier provides lights for the safety of patrons, but artists are encouraged to have lights for their own displays. Electricity for booths will be available beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6.

ARTIST PARKING

On-Site VIP Artist Parking Passes are $50 for the event weekend; limited spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. These VIP Artist Parking spaces will be located in the ADA Parking Lot located at the Lower Entrance (northeast side) of the Park. See enclosed parking map for details. VIP Artist Parking is available during Artist Set-Up times. Artists with VIP Artist Parking Passes will also receive priority in the Inclement Weather Break-Down Plan. Artists wishing to park a vehicle and trailer on-site will need to purchase 2 VIP Artist Parking Passes for the weekend. Any artists with an ADA parking permit will be allowed to park in the on-site ADA Parking Lot without the purchase of a VIP Artist Parking Pass. Artists without a VIP Artist Parking Pass or ADA parking permit will be required to park across the street in the Free Artist Parking. 

Free artist parking is located across the street from the Park at the Mercy Office Complex at the corner of Geyer and Rott Roads. Please respect our attendants and park at the back of the lot, so the public will have easy access to the event. Please place your Artist Parking Pass in your vehicle window. No shuttle provided. Free Artist Parking is not available during Artist Set-Up times. Free Artist Parking will be available at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6. No overnight parking.

SALES

Artists receive all proceeds from Art Fair sales. Artists are responsible for filing Form 2643S Missouri Special Events Application with the Missouri Department of Revenue. Artists are responsible for collecting and filing Missouri sales tax at the rate of 8.363%.

SHIPPING

Artists should not ship their work to Laumeier in advance of their arrival. Laumeier does not have the capacity to store work safely. Artists must bring their work with them or ship it to their hotel.

PUBLICITY CONSENT

Artists grant Laumeier Sculpture Park and its representatives permission to take and use photos and videos of all artist logos, signage, booths, employees and patrons for use in news releases and promotional materials, including (but not limited to) printed and electronic publications, websites or other electronic communications including names and identities in descriptive text or commentary in connection with the images. Artists authorize the use of these images without compensation to the artist and acknowledge that all negatives, prints and digital reproductions shall be the property of Laumeier Sculpture Park.

LIABILITY + LOSS

Laumeier Sculpture Park assumes no liability for loss or damage to any property of the artists due to fire, tornado, weather conditions, vandalism, theft or other causes. Laumeier shall not be responsible for any breach of the law by artists or their employees or contractors. Artists agree not to bring any suit for damages against Laumeier Sculpture Park for any personal injuries or property damages which may occur to the artists or their employees or contractors.