Art, for Heaven’s Sake!
Fine Arts Festival 2024
October 18 – 20, 2024
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 demonstrations. A gala “Meet the Artists” reception is held on Friday evening to open the show.
With the goal of staging an exceptional show, we have some strict standards for the application process. Please be sure to carefully read and adhere to the instructions that follow.
This show is blind juried. You are judged solely on the images that you submit.
You must submit a photo of your booth to be considered for the show. If you do not have a photo of your booth, you may submit a detailed drawing depicting what your booth will look like.
You must submit 4 images representative of the work to be exhibited and 1 of one of your booth display. The work must be representative of what will be exhibited in the show. Each type of media that you plan to show must be represented in your images.
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, you 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 and used for publicity purposes. Jurors will see your statement. Please DO NOT include your name in the statement.
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 the 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 and flow of foot traffic. Your placement in the show will be based on the look of your display determined from your booth images.
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.
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” x 72” table.
JURY AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR CRAFT BOUTIQUE
Applicants for the craft boutique must submit three (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 email@example.com.
If an artist cancels on or before September 13, 2024, 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 13, 2024.
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. The 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