Art, for Heaven’s Sake!
Fine Arts Festival 2023
October 13 – October 15, 2023
Redlands United Church of Christ warmly welcomes fine artists and crafters to apply to the 44th annual Art, for Heaven’s Sake! Fine Arts Festival in Redlands, California a beautiful community located halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
The city is known for its university, historic downtown and beautiful old homes and mansions. Redlands is also the headquarters for Esri the global market leader for Geographic Information Systems. Redlands residents are well educated and are strong lovers of the arts.
Artists and crafters exhibit and sell their work on the beautiful campus of Redlands United Church of Christ. Exhibitors are set up in one of three places-- in a building, on a large patio, or on grass in a beautiful garden setting under trees.
A limited number of tables will be available in the indoor craft boutique for small handmade fine crafts.
This highly respected event attracts artists and guests from all over Southern California and beyond. The three-day festival takes place on the third weekend in October.
In addition to original art and a craft boutique the festival offers food, fabulous music and artist’s demonstrations. A gala “Meet the Artists” reception is held on Friday evening to open the show.
In order to produce a high-quality art event, we do have some strict application rules.
Artists must submit a total of five (5) images for jurying (4 images representative of the artist’s work to be exhibited; 1 of the artist’s booth display). The work must be representative of what will be exhibited in the show.
The work submitted by each artist is juried based on the following criteria:
- Artistic Theme: design, vision, creativity
- Technical Competence: technique, skill, degree of difficulty, mastery of materials
As part of the application process artists must also submit an artist statement. We recommend a description that provides a balance between material, technique and inspiration. Statements are read by the jurors. Jurors are able to see the statement therefore we ask that you not personalize the information.
APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE FEES FOR ARTISTS
The application fee is $20. The acceptance fee is $100. A 20% commission will be taken on each piece sold. All sales and sales tax are processed through the show by show cashiers. All major credit cards are accepted. Proceeds from the 20% commission go to Redlands United Church of Christ a 501c3 charitable organization.
EXHIBIT SPACE FOR ARTISTS
Spaces are 10’ wide X 10’ deep on lawn, cement patio, or indoors and work must be contained within the assigned space. Outdoor exhibitors must have a blue or white canopy with straight legs. Your exhibit must conform to the high standards of the festival.
The show seeks a clean, uncluttered look in art displays. The committee looks at factors such as: visual impact, flow of foot traffic, and “shaking up” the look of each new show aesthetically. Placement will be determined based on display photos/drawings.
Only one artist’s work, or the work of two approved collaborating artists may be displayed per booth. Special booth space and special needs requests will be accepted but are not guaranteed. The committee 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 show’s registration form after acceptance.
EQUIPMENT AND SET UP
Artists must provide their own display. Canopy rental is available for a fee of $45.00. Artists must provide lighting for evening hours at the show. Each booth space has power provided but extension cords and LED lights must be provided by the artist.
A limited number of tables will be available for crafters with handmade items. The exhibit space for crafts is a 30”x72” table.
JURY AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR CRAFT BOUTIQUE
Applicants for the craft boutique must submit four (4) images of their work and one (1) image or drawing of how their display will look.
APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE FEES FOR CRAFT BOUTIQUE
The application fee is $15. The acceptance fee is $30. A 20% commission will be taken on each piece sold. All sales and sales tax are processed through the show by show cashiers. All major credit cards are accepted. Proceeds from the 20% commission go to Redlands United Church of Christ a 501c3 charitable organization.
SHOW CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations must be made in written form and submitted by mail or email. Mail should be sent to Redlands United Church of Christ, 168 Bellevue Ave. Redlands, Ca 92373. Emails should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If an artist cancels on or before September 15, 2023, they will be given a refund for the amount they have paid towards the booth, less the $20 processing fee. Application fees and credit card processing fees are non-refundable. _No refunds after September 15, 2023.
All artists and craft boutique participants are required to represent their work, and only their work, in person, during the show! This show is known for its friendly meet-and-greet atmosphere.
RESPONSIBILITY & RELEASE
Exhibitor hereby releases and holds Art, for Heaven’s Sake! and Redlands United Church of Christ (RUCC) harmless from any liability, damage, loss or injury to Exhibitor, to Exhibitor’s property, or to Exhibitor’s employees, agents, customers or invitees, including but not limited to any loss or damage to Exhibitor’s business, or any loss of income, or any loss or damage to any of Exhibitor’s goods, wares, artistic items, merchandise or other property which liability, damage, loss or injury occurs in or about the Redlands United Church of Christ grounds, from any cause whatsoever including, but not limited to theft, fire, public catastrophe, act of God, an act or omission by an Exhibitor or employee or agent of Art, for Heaven’s Sake! or RUCC. Exhibitor hereby acknowledges and agrees that Art, for Heaven’s Sake! and RUCC have no responsibility, legal or otherwise, to protect the property or person of the Exhibitor or of any individual related to the Exhibitor as an employee, agent, customer, invitee, family member, or otherwise, and the Exhibitor hereby unconditionally releases Art, for Heaven’s Sake! and RUCC from any such responsibility.