Artist Application and Information
The window to submit applications for the fourth annual Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair has now closed. We had a record number of applicants this year and our jurors were extremely impressed by the caliber and diversity of artists applying for the event. We want to thank each artist for helping us continue to bring a high-quality visual arts festival to Wichita. Please join us September 13-15, 2013 for a weekend of live music, great food and a wonderful selection of pieces created by nearly 100 artists from around the region and across the country.
2013 Calendar of Important Dates
• Friday, February 15, application open to artists on Zapplication.org
Artist Hospitality & Benefits
• Hospitality area providing Friday evening dinner, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, snacks and drinks throughout the
Please follow all instructions carefully. Incomplete applications or those submitted without a jury fee will not be considered for inclusion. Applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm, Central Standard Time, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Do not apply if you are unable to be present throughout the published hours of the show. All work exhibited and sold must be original works of art or numbered reproductions specifically identified as such (see Rules of the Show #1).
Artists may apply in multiple categories. Individual applications, digital images and jury
Artists selected as a team must register accordingly through Zapplication and may only exhibit the collaborative work for which they were accepted.
The jury process will be conducted by a panel of four distinguished arts-industry professionals, and will be based solely on the quality of work as illustrated by the images submitted. Projected images will be reviewed by the panel in a blind jury process, rating each artist from one to seven.
A maximum of 100 artists will receive invitations; the balance of artists receiving a score determined by the show Director will be retained to comprise a waiting list of alternates. Decisions of the jury are final. The images submitted, along with the Artist Statement, will be the only criteria used in the selection process. The work presented must be for sale and should be professionally and creatively presented.
There will be no quotas for Autumn & Art. Artistic excellence and a well-balanced show are the criteria for selection of exhibitors. Wichita Festivals, Inc. strongly supports the jury review process and decisions made by the panel, and will not, as a normal course of business, circumvent or alter their selections. However, WFI reserves the right to make specific changes and to determine the final composition of the show. The President/CEO has the final authority to make such adjustments as deemed necessary. Wait-list artists will be contacted by telephone should an opening become available.
Artists are to provide their own tent, racks and tables and all other required display equipment for use in an outdoor environment. Electricity will be provided at no additional charge for use in the evening and as requested during the day time. A 110 outlet will be provided.
A limited number of corner booth spaces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Security will be provided on a 24-hour basis. However, Wichita Festivals, Inc. is not responsible for damage which may occur due to weather conditions, theft or any other circumstances out of our control. Make sure you bring weights to secure your tent in case of strong winds or storms.
Booth Fees/Acceptance to Exhibit
Each artist selected by the jury has until midnight, Friday, June 14, 2013, to accept the invitation to participate and submit the booth fee required. Failure to meet this deadline may result in revocation of the invitation and selection of another artist from the wait list. Date of receipt of completed applications will be noted. Those artists seeking a corner location will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis from the date the application is received.
Booth fees include:
Kansas State Sales Tax information will be provided to those artists who do not have a State Sales Tax number at check-in Friday, September 13. Artists are responsible for including and remitting sales tax due on all sales to the Kansas Department of Revenue.
Regular booth fee: $450
A full refund of the booth fee is available until July 31, 2013. No refunds will be made after this time.
Digital Art – Includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work must be printed on archival quality paper, be properly signed and numbered as a limited edition. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.
Drawing – Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. are to be entered in this category.
Fiber – All work crafted from fibers such as basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items may be exhibited.
Glass – The expression of art through transparent or translucent objects made from blowing or fashioning glass.
Graphics and Printmaking – Printed works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.
Jewelry – All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials can be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.
Metalworks – All non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals.
Mixed Media - Two Dimensional – Includes work incorporating more than one type of physical material to produce; includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
Mixed Media - Three Dimensional – Includes work incorporating more than one type of physical material to produce; includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
Painting – Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
Photography – Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.
Sculpture – Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
Wood – Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.
Rules of the Show