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Prospectus
Amdur SOAR Artisan Market
November 10, 2017 to November 12, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Application Dates:
Dec 2, 2016 - Jan 18, 2017
Application Fee:
$25.00
Notification Date:
Feb 14, 2017

SOAR Artisan Market

Jewelry, Wearables, Accessories, Holiday Gifts
November 10-12, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
100% Indoors

 

The SOAR Artisan Market is hosted by the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents; SOAR. SOAR is dedicated to area beautification and community improvement. Streeterville is the affluent area between famous Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan, a residential area of high end luxury apartment buildings. Lovely hotels and restaurants, as well as world class hospitals dot the area as well.

The SOAR Artisan Market is a fabulous, indoor holiday gift and art market to be held on November 10-12, 2017. The event will showcase the work of more than 60 of the country’s most interesting and unique artists who work in a variety of mediums; unique jewelry, wonderful wearables, decor for the home, and so much more!

The SOAR Artisan Market will be located in the Lurie Medical Research Center at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine on the main floor. Electricity is included.

 

Festival Information

Staff Support: Amdur Productions staff is present on site throughout the entire show to assist artists from load in to load out.

Booth Sitting: Amdur Productions staff is available to booth sit for artists throughout the entire show

Artist Parking: Amdur Productions reserves close free day and overnight parking for artists for a fee.

Electricity: Included in the booth fee

Load-in: This is a dolly in show.

Set Up/Take Down Help: Booth set up and take down assistance is available on a scheduled reserved time and hourly cost basis.

Break Room: An artist break room/area provides refreshments throughout the festival for artists.

Marketing: A large multi-layered marketing plan supports this show with ads running in newspapers, advertisements, on radio, posters, street banners, social media and through direct mail postcards. Professional public relations ensures high visibility for this festival.

Security: Security is provided.

 

Contact Information

Amy Amdur, Festival Director
Amdur Productions
PO Box 550
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-926-4300
Fax: 847-926-4330
amdurproductions.com

 

Important Dates

  • January 16, 2017: Applications due
  • February 14, 2017: Notifications of fest status online 
  • March 17, 2017: Registration forms and show fees due
  • April 20, 207: Last day for refunds (less $50)
  • November 10, 11 and 12, 2017: SOAR Artisan Market

 

Festival Eligibility

  1. All artwork submitted to the jury process, displayed and presented for sale must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.
  2. Artist certifies that jury images submitted represent his/her current original work.
  3. Art collaborators that produce a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor. Such a team may not consist up to two people. If you enter as a collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the application and the collaborative effort must be clearly defined. Both artists must be present during all festival hours.
  4. No work by apprentices or employees will be accepted.
  5. Buy/sell vendors are strictly prohibited for all or part of an artist’s booth.
  6. Artwork created from commercial molds, mass-produced kits, embellished objects or other commercial methods or artwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted.
  7. Work made from ready-made items like clothing with painted, dyed or added embellishments will not be accepted.

 

Festival Policies

  1. Acceptance is non-transferable.
  2. SOAR Artisan Market is a drug-free and alcohol-free environment.
  3. No smoking is allowed in artists booths.
  4. Accepted artists must be present and exhibit during all festival hours. No agents, representatives, family members or friends are permitted as a substitute for the accepted artists’ attendance.
  5. Any artist closing his/her booth prior to the end of the show will not be permitted to return the next day or in subsequent years (unless illness so requires).
  6. Only artwork or crafts in the category accepted through the jury process are allowed to be exhibited. It is the exclusive right and responsibility of the Festival Committee to remove work that is not in compliance with the festival policies and requirements.
  7. Discount/sales signs, ribbons and awards from other shows are not allowed.
  8. Each exhibitor is responsible to collecting and remitting local sales tax to the State’s Department of Revenue as required by law.

 

Jury and Exhibit Space Fees

$25 Jury Fee (non-refundable)

$525 Exhibit Space Fee

 

Application Process

Applications will be processed online through Juried Art Services (JAS) at www.juriedartservices.com. Juried Art Services is free to participating artists and includes a detailed introductory tutorial. After reviewing our prospectus and the JAS Tutorial, if you have any questions contact us via email or phone, and we will assist you with the process of applying to our festivals.

When applying in two categories, work in each must be substantially different. Four images of the work and 1 of the display must be submitted for each category. A separate jury fee is required for each category.

Online jury payments are processed directly by Amdur Productions through a secure payment system. Email confirmation of your payment will be sent. Please follow online payment instructions if paying your jury fee with a credit card. Your jury fee payment will be posted to JAS within three days after you submit your application. All questions or concerns regarding the payment of your fees should be directed to the office at 847-926-4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com.

If paying with a check or money order (US currency only) please send via US mail no later than 7 days after the submission of your online application. Applications will not be processed or forwarded on to our jury unless your jury fee is paid in full. The non-refundable jury fee check will be deposited on receipt.

All checks are to be made payable to “Amdur Productions” and sent to:

Amdur Productions
PO Box 550
Highland Park, IL 60035

Please note the festival title on your check.

 

Exhibit Space

Spaces are 10’ X 5’ and work must be contained within the assigned space. You may not infringe on another space physically or audibly. All tables must be skirted to the ground. Only one artist’s work or the work of two collaborating artists may be displayed per booth. Artist must keep their area clean and orderly.

An artist requesting a corner must either have the corner open or use the outside wall to display art.

Special booth space or special needs requests will be accepted but not guaranteed. We will make every effort to meet all special requests on a first come, first served basis. Additional charges may apply. Please include all booth requests on the registration form.

During the festival, all exhibits will be visited by a festival representative to ensure that they are in compliance with our festival policies. It is the exclusive right and responsibility of the Festival Staff to call for the removal of work that is not in compliance with the festival policies and requirements. Non-compliance may result in expulsion from the festival or refusal of future festival participation.

 

Jury and Selection Process

The artistic work submitted by each artist is juried based on the criteria listed below:

  • Body of Work: How well the images represent a point of view
  • Artistic Theme: design, vision, creativity
  • Technical Competence: technique, skill, degree of difficulty, mastery of materials used

 

Notification and Booth Fee Payment

Once the jury process is complete, all artists will receive an email from Amdur Productions with the status of accepted or wait list. Artists who have been accepted will then need to fill out the online registration form and complete payment before the show.

If the booth fee is not received by the deadline date, the artist may forfeit his/her participation in the festival.

Credit card payments are processed directly by Amdur Productions.  All questions or concerns regarding the payment of your fees should be directed to our accounting office at 847-926-4300.

If paying with a check or money order (US Currency only) please send via US mail no later than 14 days after the notification date. Include artist’s name and name of festival on your check.

All checks are to be made payable to “Amdur Productions” and sent to:

Amdur Productions
PO Box 550
Highland Park, IL 60035

If you have any questions regarding status notification or our payment process please contact us.

 

Categories - All artists must apply to a category

3D Functional – Dimensional work that has a function – such as wearable fiber

Jewelry – All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials, must be entered in this category. No commercial cast, molds or production studio work is allowed.

 

Sub-categories – All artists must select a sub-category

Fiber – Original work created by the artist from fibers/fabric or leather including batik, basketry, weaving, and quilt-making. No factory produced items are permitted.

Glass – Original work created in glass by the artist including blown glass, fused glass or stained glass.

Metal – Original work created by the artist without use of a production studio.

Mixed Media – Incorporates more than one type of material.

Wood – Original hand-tooled, machine worked, built-up, turned or carved work in wood.

Gold and/or Silver – Precious metal or precious metal clay used in jewelry

Leather – Primary material used

Stone – Carved

Other - If your category is not represented, you may add your own

 

Artist Statement

An Artist Statement describing the technique, materials, and processes used in the creation of your entire body of work must be included with each Juried Art Services entry. Co-artists must describe the collaboration. Your Artist Statement may be used in the promotion of the festival through public relations efforts and should be no longer than a maximum of 1000 characters (including punctuation and spacing).

 

Wait List Policy

A wait list is selected from the jury's scores in each category, and wait listed artists are invited as cancellations occur in that particular category. Wait list artists can be accepted up to and on the day of the show and will be notified by phone and email when a booth becomes available.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in written form and submitted by mail, fax, or email. Emails should be sent to the Artists Director, Caitlin, at Caitlin@amdurproductions.com.

No refunds after April 20, 2017. Booth fee transfers to next year’s festival will be determined on a per case basis.

 

No Show Policy

Artists who have not checked in and/or notified Amdur Productions with a message via festival phone (224-253-2330), office phone (847-926-4300), or email (info@amdurproductions.com) by 7:00 am Friday (first day of festival) will be considered a NO SHOW and the assigned space will be forfeited with no refund.

 

Artist Agreement

By applying to this festival, I hereby certify that these images represent my original work, and that the work is unique and made by me. I also agree to follow all festival rules as outlined in the prospectus. In partnership situations, we declare that our combined efforts made every individual piece of work we would exhibit, if accepted. I/We also agree to allow images of my/our work to be used in the event related to publicity and or materials.

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