ANNUAL ART FAIR: MAY 8-10, 2015

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE NOW!

 


 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Event Location
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.

 

Event Admission

$10 for ages 12 and up

$5 for ages 6-11

Ages 5 and under are free

Event Summary

The 2015 Annual Art Fair will be held on May 8,9 and 10 at Laumeier Sculpture Park 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 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. More than 15,000 patrons are expected to attend this annual three-day event on Mother’s Day weekend, featuring regional food vendors, a wine garden, live music and 150 juried artists exhibiting work in ten categories. Media categories include ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood.

 

  • CLICK HERE to download the 2014 Art Fair Artist List. (PDF 3MB)
  • CLICK HERE to download the 2013 Art Fair Artist List. (PDF 3MB)
  • 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)


 

ARTIST INFORMATION

 

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 ($35) for each category must be submitted (artists may not apply more than once in the same category). Total participants limited to 150.

 

Requirements
Images: 5 (booth shot required) 
Fee (Laumeier Jury Fee): $35

 

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 ($350-$525 booth fee payment required) is Saturday, February 28, 2015.

 

Online Application
Laumeier uses ZAPP for the Art Fair digital application process. CLICK HERE to apply online now!

 

Awards

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


Media Categories

Ceramics
Fiber/Textiles
Glass
Jewelry
Mixed Media 2D
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 1-5, 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.

 

2015 Jury Panel

Michael Behle, Assistant Teaching Professor of Art, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Katherine Rodway Vega, Director, William Shearburn Gallery

Freida L. Wheaton, Founder, Alliance of Black Art Galleries

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.

 

  1. 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.
     

  2. 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."
     

  3. All hanging work must be suitably framed (if applicable). Portfolios are permitted for matted work.
     

  4. All accepted artists must be present with and exhibit their work during ALL hours of the Art Fair. Identification will be checked.
     

  5. 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.
     

  6. Exhibitors may NOT bring pets or sound equipment to the Art Fair.

Booth Information

Artists have a choice of an open booth for $350 or a tented booth 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.

 

Open Booths
Artists must provide their own canopy. All booth spaces are on the grass.

Tented Booths
There are a limited number of tented booths available; priority is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Tented booths 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 booth spaces are on grass.

Electricity
An electrical hookup 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 provide their own lights and extension cords.

Artist Parking
The artist parking area is adjacent to the Park entrance, within walking distance. No shuttle required.

Sales
All proceeds from Art Fair sales 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.)

Shipping
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.

 

Questions

Contact Sara Matthew, Special Events Manager, at 314-615-5276 or smatthew@laumeier.org with questions or for more information.