Art @ the Park 2017 - Quiet Waters Park
October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017
Annapolis, MD
Application Dates
Jan 26 to Apr 8 '17
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Late Application Dates
Apr 9 - Apr 19, 2017
Late Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Apr 27, 2017


Art @ the Park 2017 - Quiet Waters Park

October 21, 22, 2017 - 10am to 5pm


Art @ the Park is a regional festival (Mid-Atlantic Region) located in Annapolis MD in the magnificent setting of Quiet Waters Park. It features original art work from exhibitors throughout the region and includes musical performances, other activities, eclectic food, wine and beer.


  • Submit electronic (jpeg) views of four (and only four) recent works completed within the past two years. In addition to the four views of your work, you must submit one jpeg illustrating booth presentation. Please delete all identifying information from both your art work and booth view. Applications without a booth view will not be processed.
  • A blind jury will evaluate your views, and you will be chosen to participate based upon the quality of your art.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Once the blind jury has chosen the exhibitors, area assignments will be made upon a first come, first served basis with consideration to weight of jury vote and booth design, so it is to your benefit to submit your application as early as possible.
  • Submit your online application no later than April 7, 2017. (Late application closes 5:00 pm April 14, 2016 - $10 additional application fee during the late period.)


The jury process will focus on fine arts and unique offerings. All submitted art must be the original design and work of the applicant and exhibit a high level of innovative competency and artistic skill.


Media: Thirteen categories are accepted: Ceramics; Consumables/Gifts; Digital Art; Fiber; Glass; Graphics/Print Making/Drawing; Jewelry; Metal; Mixed Media; Painting; Photography; Sculpture; Wood



Ceramics : Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. No machine-made or mass produced work. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each must be signed.

Consumables/Gifts : Includes items that can be used such as soap, candles, jellies, etc and utilitarian gifts such as pens, clocks, paper cuts, etc. A limited number of these items will be accepted.

Fiber/Leather : All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist.

Glass : Original work in which the primary material is glass. Works may be functional or decorative in design and crafted by glass blowing, molding, casting, etching, or kiln-forming. No mass produced items.

Graphics/Print Making/Drawing: Original works created using traditional printmaking methods including block, etching, engraving, lithograph, and silkscreen. Also, work created using dry media including pencil, chalk, pastel or charcoal, etc. or from fluid media like inks and washes applied by pen or brush.

Jewelry : All jewelry (whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic, or other materials) must be entered in this category. No strung pearls or beads. Items may be made of any mix of materials and any method of construction. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work.

Metal : Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work. All work must be signed by the artist.

Mixed Media : Original multi-dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of physical material in their production. Materials used must be evident in the finished work.

Painting : Oils, acrylics, and watercolor.

Photography : Prints created from the artist's original negative processed by the artist. Prints made from negatives, transparencies, or digital files and manipulated with computer programs and printed on large scale ink-jet printers are included here. Works may also be collages or assemblages of photographs, made by the artist. Includes images from a digital camera or standard digitally processed images digitally to perform standard manipulations (e.g., cropping, color/tone adjustment, sharpening, etc.). Prints must be signed and framed to hang on the walls or matted and signed if displayed in a bin.

Sculpture : Original, free standing works incorporating any materials that are carved, modeled, constructed or cast.

Wood : Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.


Please submit a brief description of your art for the jury. Descriptions of more than twenty words and those containing any elements that identify the artist will not be used.


  • The festival features exhibition space both inside in the park’s Visitor and Blue Heron Centers and outside in the Formal Garden between the two buildings and on the adjacent patios and porches. Prices range from $100 for an outdoor uncovered space to $200 for an inside space.  
  • Interior spaces comprise minimum areas of approximately 48 square feet with a front dimension of 7.5 to 8 feet. Interior spaces are irregular in shape so flexibility in exhibit design is necessary.   
  • Outside spaces are approximately 100 square feet with dimensions of 10x10 feet. Tents are required (and supplied by exhibitor) for all uncovered outdoor spaces within allowable dimensions.
  • Exhibitors are required to stay within the boundaries of their assigned spaces and will be required to remove any items falling outside those boundaries.
  • Booth spaces will be assigned in the best interests of the festival. The coordinators reserve the right to make changes in display location.
  • Once the booth assignments are made, you will be asked to pay the rental fee.
  • Flexibility in accepting an outside space is desirable.
  • Exhibitors may only show work typified by submitted images.
  • All art displayed must be for sale. Special sales and discounts are discouraged, as they tend to detract from overall quality.
  • Each exhibitor is responsible for presenting an attractive appearance and keeping the area clean.
  • Exhibitors may not sublet or apportion space to anyone else.



  • Directions to the park, and a park unloading area map with booth location will be provided upon acceptance.


  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the festival.


  • In case of cancellation, The Friends of Quiet Waters Park will refund space rental fee to exhibitors only if the space can be allocated to another. No refunds will be given for cancellations within a month of the festival.


The festival benefits The Friends of Quiet Waters Park, a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that supports the park through advocacy and volunteer work. All funds raised through the festival are used to support Quiet Waters Park and its programs.