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The 8th Annual Bellissimo: Fine Art & Fine Crafts Show
July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Gervasi Vineyard, Canton, OH
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Application Dates:
Jan 15, 2018 - Feb 20, 2018
Application Fee:
Late App. Dates:
Feb 21 - Feb 27, 2018
Additional Late Fee:
Notification Date:
Apr 5, 2018


The 8th Annual Fine Art & Fine Crafts Show

 Sunday, July 22nd 2018


 Gervasi Vineyard is excited to announce The Bellissimo: 8th Annual Fine Art & Fine Crafts Show to be held at our scenic 55-acre vineyard estate located in the city of Canton, OH. 

For this day, Gervasi will transform its beautiful grounds, walking paths, and event Pavilion into an arts festival for the local community to enjoy. The Show will take place on Sunday, July 22nd and will feature a variety of artists.

Our Show has been very successful the last seven years bringing in approximately 2-3,000 in attendance for the day. Due to the increasing popularity of Bellissimo, the application process includes a juried component. All applications will be submitted to the jury and judged based on multiple components and the contribution to the show as a whole. The jury members change from year to year.

If you are interested in participating in Bellissimo, submit an application online for juried entrance by Tuesday, February 20th for a $10 application fee or Tuesday February 27th for a $20 late application fee.

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2018



All applicants will be reviewed by an appointed jury, and awarded exhibit space based on the quality, variety of the exhibitor pool, and the ability to present a professional display. All work to be exhibited must be original and attributable solely to the demonstrating artist. No work that has been made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans or unaltered prefabricated pieces is allowed. Prints, posters and reproductions can be displayed for purchase in addition to original artwork, but must be clearly identified as such.

 There are no assurances of acceptance into juried art shows. Each year the submissions will change, as will the jury. Previous participation in Bellissimo does not guarantee acceptance into the show.

Gervasi Management will screen each artist/exhibitor during the show, and if the work exhibited does not comply with the rules and regulations or the images submitted, the artists/exhibitors would be required to leave the show. Judgment of management in this matter will be final, and no refunds will be given.


  • Artist statement – please include a written description of your work. This is for, and in support of, the artists’ work to give the jury a better understanding of the artistic vision and process.
  • All artists applying must submit 4 digital images of the artist’s work, representative of what will be displayed the day of the show. A lack of images will risk acceptance of the application to the jury, and therefore acceptance to the show. Please keep in mind that work is judged based on the photos submitted; poor quality of photos may affect the jury’s decision.
  • One digital image of the display set up to be used for the show is also required.  If an image is not available, the artist must clearly describe the set up they will be using (please include diagrams).  Gervasi expects all artists to present their work in a professional and organized way. Those located on pathway/lawn space are expected to utilize a 10’x10canopy.

Canopy must be supplied by Artist. Please note, we ask that you limit the length of the stakes to 12 inches or shorter and weighted tents rather than stakes are preferred.


$10 Application Fee if application submitted by Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

$20 Late Application Fee if application is submitted between
Tuesday, February 20th and Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

*Participation Fees to be collected after Show Acceptance is Awarded by Jury,
Deadline for Show Participation Fees is Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Instructions for participation fee payment will be emailed with results notification.


Event Pavilion Space (8’x10’ approximate space) - $150
Limited space available, will be rewarded by jury based on variety and artist request of Pavilion.

Pathway / Lawn Space (10’x10’ space under canopy) - $100

Canopy required, must be supplied by Artist. Please note, we ask that you limit the length of the stakes to 12 inches or shorter and weighted tents rather than stakes are preferred.

Limited Show Space Available – applicants submitted prior to February 27th to be reviewed by jury.

A wait list will be created, and utilized should spaces become available. (Double spaces may be requested, but will only be awarded based on availability, and additional fees will be required).

Cancellation Policy: A 50% refund of participation fee will be given if notification of withdrawal is received by July 3, 2018. Absolutely no refunds will be issued after July 3, 2018. Gervasi will do everything possible to continue the show rain or shine. However, in the event of extreme weather, Bellissimo may be cancelled with no refund or rain date.


  • Tent location assignment

o   All locations are assigned at Gervasi's discretion

  • Gervasi will do their best to accommodate any location requests. Requests must be emailed to show coordinator as soon as possible, following your acceptance.
  • Electricity accessible upon request, please make note in your application should you need it. Artist are to supply any power chords needed for their display.
  • Free parking in specified location.


  • All artwork exhibited must be confined to the assigned space(s) – 10’x10’ space for grassy surfaces or 8’x10’ on stamped concrete floor of event Pavilion
  • Artists are responsible for providing their own means of displaying their work.
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Electrical Equipment: examples include but are not limited to drop cords, light bulbs, fixtures, etc. if desired
  • A 10’x10’ Canopy
  • Tents will not be provided by Gervasi Vineyard. We ask that all Artist supply their own tents and that you limit the length of the stakes to 12 inches or shorter, Weighted tents are preferred
  • Artists must be prepared to setup and teardown their display without assistance from Gervasi. Volunteer help will be offered as available, but is not guaranteed.


Parking and admission is free for all exhibitors and patrons. Exhibitors have access to nearby parking for setup, but are required to move their cars before the show begins to a designated area not next to booths. Handicapped parking is also available.


  • Each exhibitor must realize this is an outdoor show; there is no level ground and weather can be uncooperative. There will be no refunds due to inclement weather. 
  • Gervasi Vineyard does not collect commission, but requires sales totals for the day to be submitted to the event coordinator at completion of show.
  • Artists agree to be present for all scheduled hours of the show, as well as setup by the start of the show. Non-compliance may result in removal from show – refunds not available.
  • Generators are prohibited and no pets are allowed in booth or show area.
  • Gervasi is a smoke free property. We expect all participants and guests to respect this.
  • Gervasi is not responsible for damage, including due to weather, theft, or loss of an exhibitor's property or personal injury resulting from participation in the art show.
  • Items may only be staked into the ground based on location of booth space. Artists must inform show coordinator of this need during application process so that it may be taken into account with location assignment.  Tent stakes are permitted, they cannot be any longer than 12 inches, weighted tents are preferred.
  • No one will be allowed to exhibit without first having their application accepted and their participation confirmed by the jury and having paid the exhibition fee. Shared spaces are not permitted (unless submitted together through the application and accepted by the jury). Displays must fit into designated spaces without infringing upon neighboring spaces.
  • Bellissimo is a family oriented show and all exhibits must be in keeping with this atmosphere. The management of Bellissimo has the sole discretion to require the removal of any work, which they determine violates the rules and regulations. Exhibitors shall not display or offer for sale any adulterated, misbranded or impure articles.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for maintaining and leaving their assigned areas free of garbage, and in otherwise good condition. Bellissimo prohibits promotional material from being distributed outside of their assigned booth space unless previous authorization is given by Gervasi.
  • Each exhibitor is responsible for the collection of Ohio sales tax and payment thereof to the OH Department of Revenue. Gervasi Vineyard is not acting as an agent and will not be responsible for the collection or payment of any sales tax. There is no commission charge for any art sales.
  • Registration and setup will begin at 8:00am, and all artists must be on the grounds by 11:00am and fully set up by 11:30am.


Applications Due for Juried Review: February 20th, 2018 for $10 Application Fee
Late Application Deadline for Juried Review: February 27th, 2018 for $20 Application Fee

Applications will be reviewed and space awarded after review by the appointed jury.
The results notification will be emailed by Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Show Participation Fees will be due by Monday, April 16th  
Instructions will follow results notification.

 Show Date:

Sunday, July 22nd 2018


Show Contact:

Stacey Kunkle – skunkle@gervasivineyard.com

 Office Voicemail 330-497-1000 x 143

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