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Beverly Hills artSHOW Spring 2013
May 18, 2013 to May 19, 2013
Beverly Hills, California
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Application Dates:
Jan 4, 2013 - Mar 3, 2013
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
Mar 21, 2013

The City of Beverly Hills

Community Services Department

presents the

Beverly Hills artSHOW



Saturday & Sunday
MAY 18 & 19, 2013
10 am – 6 pm


Application Deadline: March 3, 2013




Mandatory Reading - Thank You!


ALL artwork must fit the criteria for one of the following categories and have been completed within the last four years. Entries in more than one category require separate applications. Booth sharing is prohibited unless both artists collaborate to create every piece!

In all categories, 90% of artwork must be original; only 10% of all work can be prints, reproductions, giclées, OR original art in one other category. A print must be an original piece by the artist and signed/numbered. NOTE: Wearable art (clothing or accessories) and household items are prohibited.

Also, do not price artwork higher just for this event!

Ceramics All vessels must be hand-built or thrown by artist.

Drawing & printmaking No posters. All prints must be hand-pulled or created and numbered individually.

GLASS All glass pieces must be hand blown or hand cut and fused by artist.

Jewelry Each piece of jewelry must be physically crafted from raw materials (metal, wire, glass, stones) by the artist. Metalsmithing, wire-wrapping, and stones or glass cut by the artist are acceptable methods of composition. No assembling, or otherwise compiling of purchased stones, glass, beads or other components will be accepted.

Mixed Media – 2D work which is physically similar to painting, drawing, or photography, but which is created using other materials or multiple materials.

Mixed Media – 3D sculptural work which is composed of wood, metal, paper, batik, fiber, or other diverse or multiple materials. No wearable art is permitted.

new media digitally or partially digitally generated art, including digital art that is embellished with paint or other techniques and photographs that are significantly altered using digital/computer techniques. Must be numbered individually.

Painting Oil, acrylic and gouache. Only 10% of all work can be prints, including giclée prints.

Photography All images to be shot by artist; all prints to be signed and numbered. Commissioned services (i.e., family portraiture) must be secondary to prints offered for sale.

Sculpture All sculptures must be hand-built by artist.

Watercolor Only 10% of all work can be prints, including giclée prints.

DEMONSTRATIONS Demonstrations during the Art Show are encouraged and highlighted in the event program. If interested, please call 310-285-6836.

ARTIST ATTENDANCE All artists are required to represent their work in person both days! This show is widely known for its friendly meet-and-greet atmosphere.

The City of Beverly Hills welcomes fine artists to apply to the Beverly Hills Art Show. This show has been sponsored by the City for 39 years, attracting 40,000 spectators during the weekend. The show takes place the third weekend in May and October. Artists exhibit their work outdoors on the grassy terrain of historic Beverly Gardens Park along Santa Monica Boulevard between Rodeo and Rexford Drives. It is one of the largest and most respected outdoor shows on the west coast, attracting artists from all over the country. In addition to original art, this two-day art show offers an outdoor dining area, wine & beer gardens, elegant music, and artist demonstrations.

JURY PROCESS Your artwork, as shown in 8 pictures of 8 different art pieces, as well as a complete display photograph, are the major determining factors for acceptance.

An independent panel of vetters reviews quality, originality and presentation of artwork in comparison with other applicants in the same media category. Vetters are art professionals, ranging from curators to artists; a new group of vetters is recruited for each show. Acceptance to previous shows does not guarantee acceptance to the current art show. If you are not accepted to this show, feel free to try again.

ACCEPTANCE FEE The acceptance fee is $350.00 for all artists. This provides each accepted artist with a space, on lawn, which is at least 10’ X 12’, usually greater. Some artists, who have recently received a show award which included a discount, or who are assigned to demonstrate at the show, will pay less, and will be notified.

EXHIBIT SPACE REQUEST UNLIKE MANY OTHER SHOWS, a space can be requested but there is no guarantee! The Art Show Committee looks at several factors such as: visual impact, flow of foot traffic, and “shaking up” the look of each new show aesthetically. A photo of your display/set-up is required.

AWARDS The following awards will be presented at the show: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and two Honorable Mentions in each category. There is also a Mayor’s Purchase Award, Best of Show, Most Original, and Best Display of Art. Artwork is judged Saturday between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Names of award winners will be posted in many places.

CANOPIES The City rents 10’ x 10’ canopies to accepted artists. We no longer have wall units or any other equipment. You cannot reserve a canopy now!

STATE BOARD PERMIT California requires that you obtain a Temporary Seller’s Permit before the show, if accepted. This free permit is the only one required. For more information: 310.342.1000 or www.boe.ca.gov.

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