Please email three photos of your work, along with one photo of you making your work, to firstname.lastname@example.org. All photos should be labeled with artist name. Photos must represent type of work you are showing, and work must be hand-made by the applying artist.
- Put "Art in the Park Application" in the subject line.
- Include your name, media, and tax ID.
- Application Deadline Saturday, July 10th
- Notifications of acceptance Wednesday July 14th.
- Upon acceptance we will email you a payment link, you can mail a check, or you can stop by the Tri-County Arts Council at 110 West State Street in Olean during business hours. Tues-Fri 12-6, Sat 12-5
- Payment deadline Saturday, July 17th. Due to the late nature of this payment deadline, no refunds will be given, (except for a case by case basis due to emergencies)
Rules and Regulations:
-Set up begins at 8am. Sunday, July 25, 2021
-Booths must be ready for viewing promptly at 10:00. Tear-down will not begin before 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
-All exhibitors are responsible for their own props, including tables, tent/canopy, hanging materials, and/or folding chairs that you may need for your booth. White tents are preferred, but blue or tan colored tents are acceptable (white tents make your work look better and your display more sophisticated- the TCAC has a limited number of white easy-ups, display racks, and easels for rent at https://www.myartscouncil.net/equipment-rentals.html
-Spots will be assigned by the Tri-County Arts Council staff. The use of the designated tent space is restricted to the artist to whom it is assigned. Art in the Park accommodates 10’x10’ outdoor tent spaces; all exhibiting artists must display their work in their festival tent. Artist must be present during the event.
-Tents will be set up on the lawn area and all exhibitors will be required to use weighted tie downs to protect artwork as well as for the safety of you, your fellow artists, and event attendees. Tents that are considered acceptable for this event include the white E-Z Up style tent (we highly recommend a white tent, they look more professional and the light coming through a colored tent makes your work look awful) or any other sturdy canopy with a frame. Camping tents, tarps, or plastic sheeting are not acceptable. All tents must be anchored down properly with weights in case of bad weather.
-Cultural Non-profit Organizations - Cultural organizations with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, NYS Board of Regents educational charters, charities, or churches are welcome to exhibit during the same hours of operation and under the same tent space requirements. These organizations will have free booth spaces.
-All work will be Handmade by the artist. No manufactured goods, and No sale signs allowed.
-Work in photos must be representative of the work to be shown. Only artists selling his or her work will be eligible to participate.
-High quality limited edition prints are acceptable, preferably signed, and numbered by the artist.
-Prints of photographs made from the artist’s original negative must be limited to an edition of no more than 250 from one image (negative) inclusive of all sizes, must be hand processed, signed and numbered by the artist.
Only artists who have been accepted in the jewelry category are permitted to display and sell jewelry.
-Paintings, graphics, prints, and photographs must be appropriately framed or matted, and must be displayed in a suitable portfolio or stand.
-All artists must have a valid NYS sales tax certificate and it must be on display at all times. The only exceptions are Native American artists.