THE 50th ANNUAL
BLUFF PARK ART SHOW
OCTOBER 5, 2013
HOOVER , ALABAMA
Always on the first Saturday in October, The Bluff Park Art Association brings together approximately 145 artists from across the United States for the annual Bluff Park Art Show.
The Bluff Park Art Association consists of a diverse group of people, all volunteers, who are interested in promoting the arts. For 49 years, we have been bringing visual artists to the greater Birmingham community. The funds earned from this one-day event enable us to continually work toward our goal of promoting the Arts in the community, the schools and in the home.
The Bluff Park Art Association invites artists and craftsmen to apply to exhibit and sell their original work at the 50th Annual Bluff Park Art Show.
DATE AND LOCATION
Show Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Rain Date…..Sunday, October 6, 2013
Time: Your booth must be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bluff Park Community Center and Park
517 Cloudland Drive
Hoover, AL 35226
APPLICATION AND FEES
Entry Deadline – May 1, 2013
Late Entry – May 2, 2013 – May 15, 2013
A non-refundable fee of $40 is required for each application received on or before May 1, 2013. A non-refundable fee of $70 is required for applications received May 2 through May 15, 2013. Payment may be paid either online through PayPal or by check.
Make checks payable and mail to:
Bluff Park Art Association
Robin Shelton, Treasurer
P. O. Box 26012
Birmingham, AL 35260
Within the Juried Art Services website, artists must electronically submit three images representative of the work to be exhibited and one booth image of collection of work to be exhibited. A booth image is required and may be the difference between you being invited instead of another artist. It has happened that the image of the body of work to be exhibited has convinced the jury to issue the invitation.
Separate applications, images and fees must be submitted for each medium in which an artist wishes to be considered. If only one application is accepted , only work in that medium may be exhibited. Only one application per medium may be submitted.
Media categories are:
Mixed Media – 2 dimensional
Mixed Media – 3 dimensional
Other – Specify
Jury results will be sent to applicants by email no later than June 15, 2013. Acceptance notification will appear in your Juried Art Services account under the Manage Application function. All invited artists will be listed on the Bluff Park Art Show website at www.bluffparkartshow.com.
All correspondence and information will be sent electronically and will state “Bluff Park Art Show” as the subject. Please keep your contact information current with Juried Art Services.
Application to the Bluff Park Art Show indicates a commitment to exhibit if you are accepted. DO NOT apply to this Show if you have any uncertainty concerning your availability or intention to exhibit.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Contact the Show Chair:
You should enter the email address above in the security tab of your email client. Mail sent from this account will generally be to multiple recipients and will often contain attachments and hyperlinks. Spam filters should be set to allow email from this address to pass in order for you to receive all correspondence about the Show.
Accepted exhibitors are encouraged to submit one work upon registration at the Show to be judged in competition. (This particular work may not exceed 48” in width or height. If the work is 3D, it may not occupy more than 1.0 cubic feet of space) This piece must be submitted no later than 7:00 a.m. on Show day to insure it is included in the exhibit. The artist whose work is chosen to receive the Bluff Park Art Association Permanent Collection Purchase Award will receive $3,500 and their artwork will be added to the Association’s Permanent Collection which is on rotating display throughout the Hoover/Birmingham metro area. The recipient of this award will also automatically receive an invitation to exhibit in the 2014 show. Although the total cash prize amount fluctuates from year to year, the 2012 total was $13,550. Cash awards comprised $9,050 of the total.
Artists may check in and set up either the day before the show from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. or show day from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. There is overnight security on Friday, October 4, 2013. Your exhibit must be ready when the show begins at 9:00 a.m.
Exhibit space will be assigned in a park setting. Each artist is responsible for his/her own display and canopy, and the display booth must be staffed by the artist at all times during the show hours.
Only original fine art may be exhibited . Commercially manufactured items or items made from commercial kits or molds are unacceptable. Photo-offset or digital reproductions of the artist’s original work may not be displayed or sold (this includes t-shirts). Any work exhibited must be entirely the artist’s creation from beginning to end. No commercial involvement of any type is permitted. This will be strictly enforced.
The Association reserves the right to prohibit the display of any work which it determines at its discretion, is without redeeming social value or work that is inconsistent with submitted artwork images. Work may only be exhibited in the medium selected by the jury.
Artists must present only their own work in their assigned space. Art teams and/or collaborators that produce a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor. If you enter as an artist team or collaboration, it must be clearly stated on the application and also in the artist statement.
There is a question on the application asking whether or not you are a new artist. Answer “yes” only if you have never been invited to our show. This question is designed to identify artists who are new to our show.
All artists will transact their own sales and are responsible for complying with the state and local sales tax regulations. Currently, this equates to a total sales tax of 9%. A 20% commission will be collected from each artist by the Association at the end of the show. This is in lieu of a booth fee.
The object and purpose of the Bluff Park Art Association is to promote or originate projects, coordinate activities with, or participate in, any organization or program which will further the purpose of the education and/or appreciation of Art on the part of the public, primarily in the Hoover/Birmingham metropolitan area of Alabama.