ANNUAL ART FAIR: MAY 8-10, 2015
CALL FOR ARTISTS: CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE NOW!
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127
Event Dates & Times
Friday, May 8, 2015; 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 10, 2015; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$10 for ages 12 and up
$5 for ages 6-11
Ages 5 and under are free
The Laumeier Sculpture Park 2015 Annual Art Fair will be held on May 8,9 and 10 in St. Louis, Missouri. 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 compliment to the cultural landscape of the St. Louis region. Laumeier encompasses 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park available free to the public year-round. Every spring, the park comes alive during the Annual Art Fair featuring 150 juried artists exhibiting work in 10 categories. Please submit your application to join us for one of the best art fairs in the Midwest. More than 15,000 patrons are expected to attend this annual three-day event, which also features regional food vendors, a wine garden, live music and more. Judges will award a total of $5,000 to those artists achieving excellence. Art Fair is a rain or shine event.
CLICK HERE to download the 2012 Art Fair Artist List. (PDF 3MB)
CLICK HERE to download the 2011 Art Fair Artist List. (PDF 3MB)
CLICK HERE to download the 2010 Art Fair Artist List. (PDF 1MB)
Open to all artists ages 18 and up who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution. Total participants are limited to 150.
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Laumeier Jury Fee): $35.00
Artist applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
The application deadline is Saturday, January 10, 2015. Jury results will be announced on Saturday, February 14, 2015. The deadline to accept the invitation and reserve space is Saturday, February 28, 2015 (booth fee payment required).
Laumeier uses ZAPP for its Art Fair digital application process. CLICK HERE to apply online now!
Cash awards totaling $5,000 are distributed where excellence is determined, regardless of media categories. Artists are juried by a panel of respected fine art and craft professionals, selected by Laumeier Sculpture Park from local and national museums, universities and galleries.
Mixed Media 2D
Artists may apply in more than one category; however, a separate application and jury fee for each category must be submitted. Artists may not apply more than once in the same category.
All applicants are juried anonymously. Each applicant's images are viewed individually in order from 1-5, 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 is given to select the number of applicants 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 jurors' monitor when scoring. A waitlist of alternates in each category is created from the scores immediately following the invited applicants. Decisions of the jury panel are final.
All work must be hand-made 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; 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 hanging work must be suitably framed. 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.
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 rental fee will NOT be returned.
Artists have a choice of an open space for $350 or a tented space for $450. All exhibit spaces measure 10 ft. by 10 ft. Due to space limitations, there are no double booths. Artists must provide all display materials, backdrops, scaffolding, tables and chairs. Open and tented corner booths are available for an additional $75 fee; priority is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Artists must provide their own canopy. All spaces are on the grass.
There are a limited number of tented spaces available; priority is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Tented spaces are located under large white tents, with ample room for a standard 10 ft. x 10 ft. canopy underneath. No side walls are provided. All spaces are on grass.
An electrical hookup is provided for all open and tented spaces, with 300 watts being the maximum power available (the equivalent of three 100-watt bulbs). Artists must provide their own lights and extension cords.
The artist parking area is adjacent to the Park entrance, within walking distance. No shuttle required.
All proceeds go to the artist. Artists are responsible for collecting and filing Missouri sales tax. Tax information will be provided to all artists in their arrival packets. The City of Sunset Hills requires a business license for participation. The 2014 license fee was $25.
Artists should not ship their work to Laumeier Sculpture Park 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.