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33rd ANNUAL ART FAIR / ARTIST INFORMATION
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND / MAY 8–10, 2020

More than 15,000 patrons attend this annual three-day event on Mother’s Day weekend, featuring local food vendors, live music and 150 juried artists from across the country exhibiting work in ten media categories: ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country, and is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. Laumeier presents 60+ works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park located in St. Louis County. Free and open daily, the Park serves 300,000 visitors of all ages each year through sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events.

Photos by Chris Bauer and Chris Lee.


2020 Event Admission

$10 / Ages 11 and up
Ages 10 and under are FREE
Laumeier Members are FREE

2020 Event Dates + Times

Friday, May 8 / 6–10 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 / 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday, May 10 / 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

2020 ARTIST CALENDAR

Early Bird Application Period Begins ($35 Jury Fee)

Early Bird Application Period Ends

Regular Application Period Begins ($45 Jury Fee)

Regular Application Period Ends

Late Application Period Begins ($55 Jury Fee)

Late Application Period Ends

Jury Process

Jury Notifications Sent (ZAPP)

Confirmation + Booth Fees Due

Waitlist Notifications Begin

Booth Fee Refunds End (less $30 Administration Fee)

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

January 20—February 3, 2020

February 10–14, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 

NO BOOTH FEES WILL BE REFUNDED AFTER MARCH 31, 2020

Late April 2020


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020


Saturday, May 9, 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Booth Assignments and Set-Up Information Sent (via email)

Early Check-In & Set-Up, 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Check-In & Set-Up, 10:00 a.m. / Fair Open, 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Fair Open, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Fair Open, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. / Break-Down, 6:00 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY

All artists ages 18 and up who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution are eligible to apply. Artists may apply in more than one category; however, a separate application and jury fee must be submitted for each category. Artists may not apply more than once in the same category. Total event participation is limited to 150 artists.
 

REQUIRED IMAGES

5 (including a required booth shot) 
 

JURY FEE SCHEDULE

Early Bird Application Period / $35
September 1–October 1, 2018

Regular Application Period / $45 
October 2, 2018–January 1, 2019

Late Application Period / $55
January 2–January 14, 2019

ONLINE APPLICATION

Laumeier uses ZAPP for its Annual Art Fair digital application process.
 

AWARDS

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

ARTIST AMENITIES

  • All sales proceeds

  • Average $6,500 in sales (based on past participating artist surveys)

  • On-site Artist Hospitality Tent and Artist Relations team during ALL hours of the Art Fair

  • Booth sitters available during ALL hours of the Art Fair

  • Continental breakfast provided (Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 a.m.)

  • 24-hour on-site security

  • Indoor public restrooms available

  • Electricity included

  • Event widely advertised in the greater St. Louis area

  • Listing in printed event program (7,500 printed and distributed)

  • Listing on Laumeier’s website

  • Potential on-site media opportunities

  • Early set-up available (Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Noon)

  • Discounted rates at nearby hotels

  • Patron art pick-up services

MEDIA CATEGORIES

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

JURY PROCESS

Artists are juried by a panel of respected fine art and craft professionals, selected by Laumeier Sculpture Park from local and regional museums, universities and galleries. All applicants are juried anonymously. Each applicant's images are viewed individually in order from 1 to 5, viewing the booth image last. After viewing the individual images, jurors view all five images on their monitor while scoring the applications from 1 (low) to 10 (high). All scores are combined and averaged, and the top 33% of applications move onto the second round. The second-round scores are tabulated to select the top applicants in each category for invitation to participate. Consideration to balance of media categories is given to select the number of artists in each category.

Scoring is based on originality, creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship and presentation. ZAPP uses sRGB color space. All monitors will be correctly set to ensure color, contrast and value of images for jury. The process and dimensions will be displayed on the jurors' monitor when selected. The description of materials and techniques will be displayed on the jurors' monitor when scoring. A waitlist of alternates in each category will be created from the scores immediately following the invited applicants. Waitlisted artists will be contacted in order beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, May 8, as needed. Decisions of the jury panel are final. No jury comments are available for feedback.
 

JURY MEMBERS

(Coming soon)
 

RULES + REGULATIONS

Laumeier Sculpture Park reserves the right to remove an application from consideration and enforce these restrictions at the time of the Art Fair, including the removal of any work in violation of the policy. If this is deemed necessary, jury fee and/or booth fee will NOT be returned.

  • All work must be originals, regardless of media. Work done by a commercial 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.

  • Artists must be the authors and copyright owners of the work sold.

  • Artists must be present with and exhibit their work during ALL hours of the Art Fair, unless specific circumstances are approved by Laumeier ahead of time. Identification will be checked.

  • Artist setups must stay within the 10x10 footprint of their booth, regardless of which booth type was purchased.

  • Laumeier reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work that is not consistent with the submitted images and rules listed above. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the Art Fair with NO refund.

  • Artists may NOT bring pets or sound equipment to the Art Fair. (Certified service pets are accepted.)

BOOTH INFORMATION

Artists may choose between an open booth for $350 and a tented booth for $500. All exhibit spaces measure 10 x 10 feet. Due to space limitations, double booths are not available. Artists must provide all display materials, backdrops, scaffolding, tables and chairs. Open and tented corner booths are available for an additional $100 fee on a first-come, first-served basis. Corner booths imply two open walls (not necessarily on the corner of the fair set-up).

Open Booth- $350
Open Corner $450
Tented Booth- $500
Tented Corner- $600

OPEN BOOTHS

Artists must provide their own white tent/canopy. All booth spaces are located on the grass; completely flat ground not guaranteed.
 

TENTED BOOTHS

There are a limited number of tented booths available on a first-booth-payment basis. Tented booths are located under large (80 x 100 feet) white tents, with ample room for a standard 10 x 10 feet canopy underneath. Three (3) feet of shared storage space is available behind each booth. No side walls are provided. All booth spaces are located on the grass; completely flat ground not guaranteed.
 

ELECTRICITY

An electrical hook-up is provided for all open and tented booths, with 300 watts being the maximum power available (the equivalent of three 100-watt bulbs). 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. Note that the opening evening of the event runs past sunset; Laumeier provides lighting for the safety of patrons, but artists are encouraged to light their individual displays. Electricity for booths will be available beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020.
 

ARTIST PARKING

Artist parking is located at the Mercy Office Complex at the corner of Geyer and Rott Roads, adjacent to the Park's Main Entrance (within walking distance). Artists should park at the back of the parking lot, in the designated Artist Parking area, with an Artist Parking Pass visible in the vehicle window at all times. Artist Parking is not available during Artist Set-Up times. Artist Parking will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020. No shuttle provided. No overnight parking.

On-site ADA-accessible parking is available for those with the appropriate plates or placards. Please contact Laumeier if any additional accommodations are needed.
 

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 and for collecting and filing Missouri sales tax. In addition, the City of Sunset Hills requires a business license for participation ($25 fee in 2019).
 

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.