2021 TREASURE VALLEY FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

IMPORTANT ARTIST DATES

ON LINE REGISTRATION: Now closed, but for waitlist-withdrawal opportunities, CLICK to email us

  • December 14, 2020: Application available

  • March 1, 2021: Application deadline

  • March 2, 2021: Email for waitlist-withdrawal opportunities

  • April 2, 2021: Notifications sent via email, artists confirm and purchase booths

  • May 10, 2021: Booth fee due

  • June 10, 2021: Booth fee refund deadline (5:00 PM Mountain)

  • August 27, 2021: Artist registration and set-up

  • August 28-29, 2021: 1st Annual Treasure Valley Fine Arts Festival

In regard to the covid virus and any potential postponement, the event will adhere to all health protocols of the State of Idaho and City of Meridian at the time of the Festival, especially in regard to public gatherings. If conditions warrant in the June timeframe, we will make a determination to cancel and issue refunds.

Application Information

For the Treasure Valley Fine Arts Festival, Altitude Events Group will use the Zapplication System for processing all applications. To apply, please visit our dedicated page on ZAPP by clicking here.

 

Artists may apply in multiple categories. Artists wishing to exhibit work produced in more than one media category must apply with a separate online user identification, set of digital images and jury fee for each category. For more information on this process please visit www.zapplication.org.

Application Fees, Payments & Cancellation Information

  • $25 per application will be deposited upon receipt

  • Jury fee is non-refundable

  • Artists should prepare digital images and apply online. In the event that an artist cannot apply through Zapplication, Altitude Events Group will accept paper applications for an additional $50 processing fee, making the application fee $85.  Please contact info@treasurevalleyarts.com or 208-720-5095 for more information.

  • Artists may choose to pay by check, payable to: Altitude Events Group, LLC, or through ZAPP with their Visa or Master Card. Checks should be mailed to Altitude Events Group, P.O. Box 2942, Hailey, ID, 83333.

  • Booth fee is due upon acceptance (May 10), and deposited upon receipt. Artists may choose to pay by check (same as application fee procedure), or online through ZAPP. A booth refund (less a 3% processing fee) will be given if written notification is received by June 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM Mountain. Any returned checks will incur a $25 penalty fee which will be payable immediately upon notification.

  • The Treasure Valley Fine Arts Festival will be held rain or shine. 

  • A cancellation as a result of Covid-19 health conditions will result in booth refunds to artists.

 

Application Images

  • Six images must be submitted.

  • All images are juried anonymously so please be sure your name (or business name) does not appear anywhere in the image or in the image title.

  • Five images should feature individual pieces that accurately represent the body of work to be exhibited; work shown in the images must be representative of current work, and no more than five years old.

  • One booth shot is mandatory and must be representative of presentation and work to be displayed. Booth image will be used to determine scale of work, balance and overall presentation.

  • Each set of six images submitted by an artist is viewed as a group. Each group of images is viewed by category in the order submitted to ZAPP.

Show Size, Booth Sizes, Fees & Other Booth Information

  • 50 regular single booth spaces total, each 10'x10', plus 45 corner single booth spaces, plus up to 20 double booths, each 10' x 20'. Double booths are allocated on a first-come, first served basis when invitations are extended. 

  • 10'x10' regular single booth = $375

  • 10'x10' corner booth = $400

  • 10'x20' booth = $800 (all double booths are on corners) 

  • Power is not available for artist booths.

  • Tents are required for ALL artists. (Rental options are available. Please email.)

  • White and neutral colored tents only.

  • Artists are responsible for bringing, setting up, manning and striking their tent.

  • Artists are not allowed to share a booth.

Goals for the Treasure Valley Fine Arts Festival

  • To provide a new opportunity for fine artists and craftspeople to showcase and sell their work in the growing Treasure Valley-Meridian-Boise market.

  • To honor artists and their craft by providing a welcoming venue to showcase and sell their art.

  • Provide an opportunity for consumers to learn about the national arts and crafts scene by interacting directly with artists and makers.

  • Exhibit great artwork with a balance of media and geographic representation.

  • Support both local and national artists with exposure and prospective clients.

  • Provide attendees with an opportunity to interact with artists directly, and to learn about/see new techniques, media, and innovative work.

  • Provide a robust PR and marketing plan to draw audience to the Festival.

  • Provide free admission and become a key, anchor event within the Treasure Valley.

 

Artist Services

  • Scheduled set-up and tear-down times.

  • Full color festival program.

  • Security provided from the start of set-up to the the end of the show.

  • Free parking, within the park

  • Volunteer booth sitters.

  • Best of Show Award receives $500, an invitation to be on the 2022 jury, and automatic acceptance into the 2022 Festival.

  • Referral services provided throughout the year.

 

Jury Criteria

The jury consists of a panel of five professional artists and collectors, who ideally rotate on a yearly basis to ensure objectivity and a fresh festival annually. Jurors are not compensated for their time financially.

 

Jury Process

  • Prior to scoring each category, jurors review all of the applicant’s images within the category.

  • During the jury, six images are projected simultaneously onto a large screen, 3 across from left to right on each row starting with #1.

  • The description of materials and technique submitted in each artist’s application is read aloud for the jurors and is an important tool for sharing unique aspects of the pieces represented and creative process.

  • During this time a member of the jury who is an expert or professional in the related field may be asked questions about certain techniques related to the category by the rest of the jury.

  • An overall score is awarded on a scale of 1-5. The jury evaluates applications by reviewing the original thought and intent, overall concept, excellence in craftsmanship and the consistency of style and presentation.

  • Scores are then totaled for one cumulative score per artist with 30 being the highest possible score with six jurors.

  • Jurors are instructed to score independently and they do not discuss their scores with other jurors during the scoring process.

 

LOCAL ARTISTS: All local artists, those living in either Ada, Canyon, Gem or Owyhee Counties (as full time residents), will automatically receive one point before jurying to encourage participation and ensure a positive environment for local artists. The Festival Director has final discretion on accepted artists.

Rules & Eligibility

  • Artists in all fine art and fine craft disciplines are welcome to apply.

  • Artists agree to be present during all show hours over both days.

  • Work shown can only be made by their own hands in only the category in which they are accepted.

  • Artists displaying work in categories other than the one for which they were accepted will be asked to remove the unaccepted work or to leave the Festival.

  • Exhibited work should not be older than five years unless prior permission has been received from the Festival Director and all should be for sale.

  • No commercial agents, dealers or manufacturers may enter. Kits, tumbled stones, embellished objects, manufactured objects, imported objects, mass-produced goods, exhibitor posters, edible items, candles and personal care items are unacceptable for sale during the Festival.

  • Offset printed reproductions cannot make up more than 25% of a booth, with those reproductions clearly labeled as such so customers know and understand.

  • Artists shall not display reproductions as their primary item for sale. If done, artists will be asked to remove the reproductions from primary display.

  • All artists must disclose materials and processes used in on-site signage. A standardized format for artists’ signage can be found at www.naia-artists.org.

  • If two or more persons collaborate to produce original work, all must be identified on the application.

  • No more than one assistant may be in the booth with an artist at any time.

  • No raffles of an artist’s work are allowed.

  • All artists are required to pay Idaho state sales tax (6%) per normal procedures.

 

Categories

Artists may choose only one category per application. Artists are welcome to apply in multiple categories, but must submit separate applications for each category.  While a balanced show that showcases fine art and diversity of media is a principal objective, quotas are not established in any category. Please review category definitions carefully.

CERAMICS: Functional and/ or non-functional original works created by the artist from clay, porcelain, stoneware, and/or earthenware. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed. No machine made or mass produced work is permitted. Painted greenware is not eligible.

 

DRAWING:  Includes works created by the artist using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons, etc. or from fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.

 

FIBER: All works crafted from fibers including leather, paper, basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry and papermaking. Machine tooling, machine screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are NOT permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artists, will be accepted.

 

GLASS: Works that have been crafted via glass blowing, molding, or casting, as well as works that have been kiln-formed. Works may be etched or engraved. Glass works may be functional or purely decorative in design.   No form of mass production is permitted.

 

JEWELRY: All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials.  No commercial casts, molds, mass production, or production studio work allowed.

 

METALWORK: Functional, non-sculptural metal work. All sculptural work should be submitted within the sculpture category.

 

MIXED MEDIA: Includes 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of material in their production.

 

PAINTING: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, tempera, etc.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Includes all photographic processes which begin with a camera lens. Photographers are required to disclose their creative process and printing process. All pieces must be signed, numbered and dated, in a limited edition. Prints must have been processed by the artist or under artist’s direct supervision. Prints must meet “archival quality” standards.

 

PRINTMAKING: Prints are defined as multiple originals where the artists hand has manipulated the plates, stone, blocks, composite reliefs, or screens and which are properly signed and numbered in limited editions. Printmakers are required to disclose their creative and printing processes.

 

SCULPTURE: 3-dimensional original work done in any medium.

 

WOOD: Original hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved.

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