The Florida Blueberry Festival™ “Puttin’ on the Arts” Juried Art Show - Presented By “Tampa Bay Magazine” invites you to apply to be one of 120 juried Fine Art Exhibitors at the 2019 event. Anticipated attendance for the 2019 Festival is 100,000 attendees. This 4-day event gives patrons the opportunity to meet and purchase art from exhibiting artists and craftspeople. Our goal is to provide the public and our selected exhibitors an experience of unparalleled quality. 2019 Florida Blueberry Festival™ beneficiaries are the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, The Community Hope Center, The Sunshine Foundation – Dream Village and other regional not-for-profit charitable organizations.
The Formosa Gardens’ Event Center
Home of the Official Florida Blueberry Festival™
Formosa Gardens Boulevard, Kissimmee, Florida
Office Phone: (407) 507- 0015
Event Dates: 3/28/19 - 3/31/2019
Application Deadline: 12/29/2018 Midnight EST
Images: 5 (1 booth/display image is required). If you wish to apply in more than one category, you must submit a separate application for each category. and where is the size requirement?
Over $260,000 is spent annually promoting this event with over 15 million impressions. From, Billboards, Print Media: Banner Newspaper Advertising, Destinations Magazine distributed throughout the State of Florida and throughout the South Eastern States. Broadcast Media: Television, Radio, Local Face Ads. Social Media: Email, Facebook, Instagram & Google Ads. 500,000 Event Calendars with Weekly distribution to 1250 locations. The advertising Campaign for the 2019 Florida Blueberry Festival™, Kissimmee, will start with quarterly and bimonthly magazine publications; Billboards and all other advertising will start 8 weeks leading up to the event.
Sunday, July 15th, 2018
Thursday, December 29th, 2018 Midnight, EST
The five (5) person jury convenes over three (3) days to select 120 juried Fine Art Exhibitors.
Friday, January 25th, 2019
Notification by email and website www.FloridaBlueberryFestival.org (Please do not call). 120 juried Fine Art Exhibitors will receive an invitation to exhibit. Juried Fine Art Exhibitors who advances to the final round of jurying but were not invited to exhibit, are considered alternates and will be notified at this time as well.
Tuesday, February 15th, 2019
Deadline to accept invitation to participate, return a signed Juried Fine Art Exhibitor contract and remit booth fee.
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Check-in opens at 9:30am; Fine Art Exhibitors will receive an appointment time based on location.
Event 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, March 29th, 2019
Judging 9:00am – 4:00pm
Event 10:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Check-in Stocking 8:00am
Event 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, March 31st, 2019
Setup Stocking 8:00am
Event 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Florida Blueberry Festival™ “Puttin’ on the Arts” Juried Art Show reserves the right to re-categorize an artist’s submission. Every attempt will be made to notify the artist if this is done.
Painting: Acrylic, oil, gouache, pastels, charcoal, drawing and watercolor paintings are accepted in this medium.
Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography that has not been manipulated to achieve results beyond what could be done in a traditional darkroom. Only artist’s original source material is acceptable.
Mixed Media: Two and three-dimensional work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
Digital Art: Includes any original work in which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using the computer. (Digital photo editing within the confines of what could be done in the darkroom is allowed in the photography category). Work must be in editions, signed and numbered, using archival papers, inks, and emulsions.
Jewelry: Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, or other materials must apply in this category.
NOTE: Buy-Sell/Production: Buy-Sellers have become a scourge on Art Festivals. These people have become increasingly clever in their applications and often show documentation that they are the artist or craftsperson. This makes it very difficult to prove. We wish to do everything we can to deter buy-sell at The Florida Blueberry Festival™ “Puttin’ on the Arts” Juried Art Show. We will have a special committee devoted to researching each application upon receipt. If you are determined to be a Buy-Sell/Production exhibitor by the committee, you will be immediately expelled from the Festival without refund.
Booth Information: Upon invitation into the show, Fine Art Exhibitors must provide a white tent with appropriate weighting; displays must be strong enough to withstand winds and crowds. A limited number of double booths are available, and these will be sold on a first-come, first served basis. Each Fine Art Exhibitor will be provided a space measuring 10' deep by 10' wide. Fine Art Exhibitors are to provide their own display racks, chairs and/or tables to display their work in an outdoor environment.
Booth Fee: 10’x10’ spaces start at $250.00. There are a limited number of 20’x20’ spaces available starting $500.00 and end-cap 20’x20’ spaces starting at $650.00. All spaces include electricity. No generators are accepted or needed.
FINE ART EXHIBITOR AMENITIES:
Thursday set-up and check-in
please do not apply if you:
If you are a Buy-Sell/Production exhibitor, save your $30 dollars and do not apply.
Completion of the application represents my commitment to participate in The Florida Blueberry Festival™ “Puttin’ on the Arts” Juried Art Show to be held in Kissimmee, Florida on March 28th through March 31st, 2019.
I have received and read the Rules and Regulations of the Show. If I am accepted as a Fine Art Exhibitor, I agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations.
I understand and agree that the Sponsors of the Show, 2019 7th Annual The Florida Blueberry Festival™ “Puttin’ on the Arts” Juried Art Show and its members, will not be responsible for any injury which I might suffer, nor for any loss or damage to my property which may occur as a result of my participation in the Show.
If invited and confirmed, I understand and agree that my entry fee shall be NON-REFUNDABLE including but not limited to cancellation due to inclement weather or other Acts of God, whether I attend or not.
I further agree that the application is for one (1) space for the show which is four (4) days.
I understand the juried fee will be retained by the Festival. All checks will be deposited upon receipt.
I agree that if accepted into the event, 2019 7th Annual The Florida Blueberry Festival™ “Puttin’ on the Arts” Juried Art Show may use images of my art for publicity purposes.