The Oakwood Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chautauqua-Wawasee invites you to apply to our highly esteemed, juried fine arts festival. To apply as an exhibiting artist, please complete enclosed application by July 20, 2016, or take advantage of the Early Bird Discount and submit your application prior to June 7, 2016.

 Booth sizes – 12’x12’ - $125 per space / plus $25 application/administrative fee (per medium). EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT -- $100.00 per space / plus $25 application/administrative fee if received by June 7, 2016.

 Artists will be considered pre-juried if they were juried for the 2015 Oakwood Fine Arts Festival and will be displaying the same medium in the 2016 festival.

 Artwork must be original in design and executed by the artist.

 The artist must be present throughout entire festival.

 Only juried artwork will be allowed to be exhibited.

 Artist set-up on Saturday, August 27, 2016 – from 6:00 a.m. Booth must be set-up prior to show start.

 Only one artist’s work may be displayed per booth.

 All artists will transact their own sales and are responsible for complying with state and local sales tax regulations.

 Exhibitors must have a white tent unless exempted by festival committee.

 Special needs requests will be accepted but not guaranteed and will be determined by the Oakwood Art Festival Committee on a first come, first served basis. Additional charges may apply. Please contact the Art Festival Director in advance for any special needs or considerations.

 The Oakwood Art Festival Committee reserves the right and responsibility to remove work not in compliance with the rules and regulations. Non-compliance may result in expulsion or refusal for future festival participation.

 A wait list is selected from the jury's scores in each category, and wait listed artists are invited as cancellations occur in that particular category. Wait list artists can be accepted up to and on the day of the show and will be notified by phone when a booth becomes available.

 Cancellations must be made in written form and submitted by mail or email. Cancellations prior to July 20, 2015 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for any act of God, local authority or weather related cancellations of the event.

 Volunteer booth sitters will be available for your short term needs Volunteer booth sitters will provide you with breaks.

 Booths accessible by vehicles for set-up and tear-down. All vehicles must be moved prior to start of the show.

 Oakwood Fine Arts Festival takes place rain or shine. Indiana weather can be unpredictable, plan accordingly.

To apply as an exhibitor, please complete this application and submit it with fees and CD of images (slides acceptable) by July 20, 2016 (Early Bird deadline is June 7, 2016). Acceptance letters will be emailed by the end of July. Two separate checks are DUE WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Your application is a commitment to participate in the festival. Your exhibit fee will be returned if your application is not accepted.
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Artist Agreement

I hereby submit this application to become an exhibitor in the Oakwood Fine Arts Festival and agree to abide by the policies and regulations as established by the Festival Committee, Chautauqua-Wawasee and the Oakwood Resort.

By submitting this application, applicant hereby and forever releases Chautauqua-Wawasee, the Oakwood Fine Arts Festival Committee and Jury, the Oakwood Resort, Oakwood Foundation and agents and representatives of any of the above listed organizations of and from all manner of actions, suits, and damages, claims and demands, whatsoever in law or equity, from any loss and damage to the undersigned’s property during the Oakwood Fine Arts Festival.

The undersigned also agrees Chautauqua-Wawasee and agents may use photographs, videotapes, audio or televised recordings, along with various social media for the festival publicity, documentation or archival purposes.

Our jury consists of a panel of artists, art educators, and visual art professionals. The names of our jury and our artists are anonymous, for obvious reasons. The jury adheres to strict guidelines in evaluating artwork. Artwork is evaluated using the same criteria regardless of the type of medium, the subject matter, the style or who created it. All artwork considered must be fine art or fine craft and judging criteria includes concept, composition, value, techniques, creativity, originality, quality of the art piece, and overall presentation. Arts and crafts that follow pre-established, popular trends do not fit the fine arts criteria, as they are not purchased as an investment that may increase in value over time. All jury decisions are final.

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Please send application (and direct any questions) to:

Oakwood Fine Arts Festival

Marlies Selent-West, Festival Director

702 East Lake View Road, Suite 100,

Syracuse, Indiana 46567

Phone: 574-377-7543 (New)



Please note: The Oakwood Resort and Chautauqua-Wawasee are not responsible for damaged or lost work