- All artwork submitted to jury, displayed and presented for sale at festivals must be created, designed and made or made under the direct supervision of the accepted artist(s). All artwork shown must be for sale.
- An artist may apply in more than one category, but not twice in the same category.
- Jewelry created through fabrication and casting is allowed if the original casts are made by the artist.
- No commercial casts/molds allowed in production.
- Photography/Digital art: Original work made by the hands of the photographer is allowed. All printing of images must be done by the photographer or under their supervision.
- The Artist certifies that jury images submitted represent their current original work and represent the category and body of art that will be displayed at the festival.
- Art collaborators (up to two artists in total) producing a single body of work qualify as an exhibitor. A collaborator is not an employee or helper. If artists enter as a collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the application and art shown must be signed by both.
- No work made solely by apprentices or employees is allowed. All artwork must be made in the country the artist resides in.
- “Buy/sell” items are strictly prohibited from all or part of an artist’s booth. Buy/Sell is any art or object that is purchased from a manufacturer or maker other than the artist and sold at a festival as “original” work. The restriction of buy/sell work is in ALL categories of art at ALL shows.
- Multiples: Limited editions of work in which the artist hand manipulates plates, stones, or screens numbered and signed in editions up to 500 are allowed and are an artist’s original body of work. Reproductions by mechanical techniques including “giclee” and “iris” prints must be signed and numbered (up to 500). Artists may display reproductions on up to 10 linear feet of their booth, and at the Port Clinton Art Festival in a single bin only.
- AI: As technology gives rise to new platforms daily, it has come to our attention that there are AI (Artificial Intelligence) platforms that can create 2D art work with just the insertion of words.The result will be an image that is “built” entirely by the computer to the specifications supplied. The way these platforms work is complex. The resulting images are made not by hand but by computers running complex systems that have sampled millions of art images previously. At this time, Amdur Productions is not allowing art made on AI platforms into the festivals. There are questions of fairness, copyright infringement of original art, and many more.
- The Festival Committee reserves the right to change any requirements for the betterment of the festival as a whole.
- Misconduct from an artist or on behalf of an artist such as: swearing, physical intimidation or sexual harassment toward any Amdur Productions’ staff member, another artist, or participating vendor will not be tolerated.
- Acceptance is non-transferable. Booths cannot be split without the expressed consent from the Festival Committee.
- All festivals are drug-free. No smoking or vaping is allowed in or near artists’ booths.
- Accepted artists must be present during all festival hours. No agents, representatives, family members or friends are permitted as a substitute for the accepted artists’ attendance, unless express exception is granted in special circumstances.
- Any artist closing the booth prior to the end of the show without permission might not be permitted to return the next day or in future years.
- Only artwork in the category accepted through the jury process is allowed. It is the exclusive right of the Festival Committee to direct removal of work at the show that is not in compliance with festival rules. Non-complying artists will be asked to leave the show immediately and no refund will be given.
- Discount/sales signs, and ribbons from other shows are not allowed.
- Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting and remitting local sales tax to the State’s Department of Revenue as required by law.
- White tents only.
- Double and corner spaces may be requested but not guaranteed and are awarded at the sole discretion of the Festival Committee. Double spaces must be occupied by two 10’ x 10’ tents or one 10’ x 20’ tent.
Reproduction and Limited Edition Prints Policy
Fine art reproductions must be clearly and individually labeled as a limited edition which is signed and numbered on the front of each piece. The method of reproduction and brief process description must be on the back. Browse bins may be used, but reproductions may not be mixed with originals. Framed reproductions may be hung on one wall not to exceed a total of ten linear feet, except for the Port Clinton Art Festival, where originals are only accepted. No laser prints or photo copies permitted.
Limited Edition Prints are printed works for which the artist hand manipulates the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition. These hand-pulled prints are considered to be originals. Printmakers are encouraged to identify their process.
Exhibit Space Policies (Corners, Doubles, Requests, etc.)
In most fests, spaces are 12’ wide X 10’ deep and work must be contained within the assigned space. You may not infringe on another space physically or audibly. This includes but is not limited to: sitting in front of the tent, extending an obstruction in front of your tent, etc. Exhibitors must have a white tent. All tables must be skirted to the ground. Only one artist’s work or the work of two approved collaborating artists may be displayed per booth. Artists must keep their area clean and orderly. Double and corner spaces may be requested but are not guaranteed and are awarded at the sole discretion of the Festival Committee. Double spaces must be occupied by two 10’ x 10’ tents or one 10’ x 20’ tent, unless approved by the Festival Committee prior to the fest.
An artist requesting a corner must either have the corner wall open or use the outside wall to display art. Corners are defined as a space having the ability to show on the outside wall and has at least 6’ clear on one side of the space. Corner spaces do not mean artists can spread into that empty space.
Special booth space and special needs requests will be accepted (including corner space and double space requests) but are not guaranteed. We will make every effort to meet all special requests on a first come, first served basis. Additional charges may apply. If invited into a show, please include all booth requests on that show’s registration form. Requests received after spaces are assigned are difficult to accommodate and not guaranteed.
During the festival, all exhibits will be visited by a festival representative to ensure that they are in compliance with our festival policies. It is the exclusive right the Festival Staff to call for the removal of work that is not in compliance with the festival policies and requirements. Non-compliance may result in expulsion from the festival or refusal of future festival participation.
Tent Weight Requirements for Exhibiting Artists
All canopies are required to be white and able to withstand winds and rain and be properly weighted. Properly weighting requires AT LEAST 50 pounds per leg (more in windy weather). Tents must be connected to weights with rope or straps, not bungee cords. Weights may not include cinder blocks or water jugs as they do not meet the 50-pound requirement. These requirements can change per show. Please refer to the set up information email that is sent within 3 weeks prior to each art festival.
Wait List Policy
A wait list is selected from the jury’s scores in each category, and wait listed artists are invited into the show as cancellations occur in that particular category. Wait list artists can resubmit art images and/or a booth image for reconsideration on their overall jury score. Wait list artists can be accepted up to and on the day of the show and will be notified by phone and/or email when a booth becomes available.
Cancellations must be made in written form and submitted by mail, fax, or email. Emails should be sent to the Director of Artist Relations, Caitlin, at [email protected].
If an artist cancels a show on or before April 1, 2024, they will be given a refund for the amount they have paid towards the booth, less $50 processing fee. Application fees, credit card processing fees, and permit fees are non-refundable. NO REFUNDS AFTER APRIL 1, 2024.
Artists that cancel after April 1, 2024 can have the amount that they have paid toward their booth fee transferred to another 2024 Amdur Productions’ festival balance. The fee to transfer is $125. Permit fees, credit card processing fees, and application fees are non-transferable between festivals. Credit transfer will not be accepted if an artist cancels within a week from the festival start date. Credits from a cancelled show can only be transferred once.
No Show Policy
Artists who have not checked in and/or notified Amdur Productions with a message via festival phone (TBD), office phone (847-926-4300), or email ([email protected]) by 7:30 am on the first day of festival, will be considered a NO SHOW and the assigned space will be forfeited with no refund.