Art in the Park -
Information for Participating Artists
We are so glad you are interested in applying for Art in the Park! We love this show! For the past 66 years, Allied Arts’ annual Art in the Park has been a major Tri-Cities event and it draws many thousands of visitors every year. It is my privilege to direct this show for a third year and I’m looking forward to working with you all again and meeting new artists.
We are using ZAPP, an online festival application. You will be able to set up a free profile and use that profile to apply to Art in the Park. If you have set up a profile previously, simply add any new work to your existing profile. Please read the information about the show thoroughly. That will be a great help to both you and our volunteers.
If you have any questions or concerns, I will do my best to assist you. See you at the Show!
Bethany Beard, Director
509-539-2740 Cell Phone; 509-943-9815 Gallery Number
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January 15th – Applications Open
April 4th – Application Deadline
April 29th – Notifications Sent (no waiting list)
May 20th – Deadline for Confirmation & Purchase of Booth
July 28th – Check-In (9am-5pm)
July 29th – Art in the Park (9am – 8pm)
July 30 – Art in the Park (9am – 7pm)
Artist – the person creating merchandise (18 years old or older)
Assistant – someone who assists in selling, but not creating merchandise
Junior Artist – 17 years old or younger (must accompany an adult application)
- Product must be original work designed, handmade and executed within the last two years by the applying artist.
- No re-sales of any kind allowed. No commercial reproductions, imitations, manufactured items or imports.
- Work done from commercial kits, sewing patterns, graphics or copies will not be accepted.
- If more than one artist is sharing a booth, but creating different products EACH must be juried in. If two artists work together to create ONE product, only one artist must apply.
- APPLICATION FEE: $20 each artist. This non-refundable fee entitles each artist to apply in up to two media.
- BOOTH FEE: $80 for a 15 x 15 foot space
$130 for a 15 x 30 foot space (equivalent to 2 spaces)
- JUNIOR ARTIST FEE: $10 each Junior Artist (Due after the accompanying adult is juried in)
The City of Richland charges $10 per night for camping. Overnight camping will be in the Boat Launch Parking lot on the North end of Howard Amon Park. Camping must be reserved prior to the show and is limited to Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday. Please send a check (payable to the City of Richland) to The Gallery at the Park. Fee amount subject to change from year to year at the discretion of the City of Richland.
Payments can be made via the ZAPP site through credit card, Paypal, or checks mailed directly to: The Gallery at the Park; 89 Lee Blvd, Richland, WA 99352
Artist must contact Director before July 28, 2016 to cancel. No-shows will be disqualified and will not be invited to return to Art in the Park. *Refunds will only be given if the artist cancels prior to May 20th, 2015.Allied Arts Association reserves the right to cancel Art in the Park 2016.
A sixteen percent (16%) commission will be collected by Allied Arts Associations Finance Staff on all sales before adding Washington States Sales Tax. Artists will keep accurate records of all sales and sales commissioned at the show for future delivery, provide these records for accounting purposes and otherwise comply with all Art in the Park Finance procedures. All sales must be recorded and available to the Finance Department upon request.
Artists are responsible for collecting and paying their own Washington State Sales Tax to the Washington State Department of Revenue, identifying Richland as the origination of taxes collected at Art in the Park. Contact the Department of Revenue at 800-647-7706 or http://dor.wa.gov/content/doingbusiness/ (click on Temporary Business) to renew or apply for a temporary tax number before application is sent in.
ALL ARTISTS MUST CHECK OUT AT FINANCE OFFICE BY 8:15pm AFTER THE SHOW
- Pictures of product will be given to qualified jury teams of Northwest artists/craftsmen.
- Jurors are anonymous and judge in the categories of their expertise.
- Artists are juried against other artists in their category and may be limited in number.
- Artistic quality, originality, variety, strength of designs, richness of imagination, technical skill, and craftsmanship are the basis for the impartial jury process.
- Insurance - Allied Arts Association does not carry insurance to cover artist’s personal property or liability. The artist is advised to obtain his/her own insurance as an independent contractor.
- Security - Allied Arts Association does provide security in the park from Thursday night before the show through the duration of the show. Report all security concerns to the Security and City of Richland Police Department Station at the entrance to Howard Amon Park and/or to the Director of Art in the Park.
- Liability - Artists signing the application hereby release Allied Arts Association and the City of Richland from any liability from damage to, or loss of, said artist’s property or any personal injury which he/she, associates or assistants may sustain while participating in Art in the Park. Artists also agree to be solely responsible for any liability they may incur while doing business at Art in the Park and assume full responsibility for any and all of said Artist’s products.
- Booth Sitting – If you are attending the show alone, we have volunteers who will come care for your booth while you take a quick break. Please mark on your application if you need a booth sitter.
- Space Number - Spaces are pre-assigned and may vary from year to year. Spaces are determined at the discretion of the director and may change due to artist requirements, number of artists, condition of the park and other circumstances. Spaces may shift due to space allowed between trees. Changing spaces after assignment will be dealt with on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Director. Space assignment is based on previous year’s attendance and/or early entry, or other individual factors.
- Booths- Two sizes are available (15*15 or 15*30). Artists must maintain neat and clean booth spaces. Artists must supply all display materials: canopy and display should be designed to withstand wind and provide shade. Shade is limited, be prepared for 100 degree temperatures.
- Electricity - Electricity is limited and is assigned at the discretion of the Director. Electrical outdoor extension cords must be supplied by Artist. Active demonstrations without electricity are encouraged and fans for cooling purposes are not considered necessary. Please request electricity on application.
- Noise/Air Quality - Generators are discouraged because the fumes and noise are disruptive. Although smoking is not prohibited in the park, it is discouraged. Please be courteous to others.
- Setup – Artists may drive slowly and cautiously on grass to load and unload only. All vehicles must exit the park grounds after unloading. Please protect the grounds and trees. Before show hours you may need to show security your name tag to gain admittance to Lee Blvd in order to stock your booth.
- Camping - Artists may camp at the Boat Launch. Payment must be sent to the gallery in advance and permits will be distributed at Check-In. Permit which must be displayed in windshield at all times. It is the artist responsibility to pick up the permit if arriving outside check-in times.
- Parking – The lot nearest the Park is reserved for customers only. Other Parking is available at the Fran Rish Stadium or in the lot above the Park. These areas are not designated solely for Artists, but for customers as well. Shuttles will transport from these locations – some fees may apply.
- Failure to comply with parking rules may result in vehicle being towed at owner’s expense.
- Vehicles parked on Lee Blvd –Any vehicle parked on Lee Blvd during show hours will be subject to being towed. Allied Arts Association, the City of Richland, and the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Richland are not liable for any damage or costs incurred if your vehicle is towed.
- Attendance - The artist accepted by the jury must be present with his/her work for the entire two days of the show. No agents or substitute family or friends are allowed. The artist must cancel if unable to attend.
- Quality - Any work that differs in quality or form from that viewed and accepted by the jurors may be disqualified by the Director.
- Assistants - Helpers must be named, but not formally registered. They cannot be an Artist/ partner in your business/art/craft, listed on your sales tax license or registered before in your space as an Artist.
- Shared Space - Spaces may be shared by Artists as long as each Artist has applied separately on his or her own application and indicated on each other’s applications of intent to share a space.
- Pets - Artists are not allowed to have pets in their booths. Registered service dogs for blind or hearing impaired are the only exception; the Director must be informed of their presence. A pet in the camping area is discouraged.
- Kindness and consideration for others is encouraged and always appreciated.
The Art in the Park Director has the authority to resolve any disputes regarding these rules and the right to refuse artist participation.
- The official Art in the Park Show is limited to Howard Amon Park area, as defined by the show map. It should be understood that artists accepted in the show will not occupy space, either themselves or partners in other Tri-City locations on the same weekend.
- Thursday and Friday all Artists must exit Howard Amon Park by 10 pm. Saturday all Artists must exit with all product, materials and vehicles by midnight.
- Artists have access to Howard Amon Park before and after the show each day to load/unload or restock. No vehicles will be allowed to enter Howard Amon Park via main or side entrances during show hours, or to park in front of any entrances or exits prior to show end.
- Artists must abide by all rules and guidelines of the Prospectus and Finance Rules in order to participate and remain in good standing with Art in the Park.
Zapp Video Tutorials - Youtube
Take seven (7) digital pictures of your artwork and one (1) of your booth. Supply (8) photos for your primary art category. If this is your first ever show, and you do not have a booth picture, submit a photo of your display.
PHOTOS SUBMITTED VIA THE ZAPP WEBSITE.
NO SLIDES OR PRINTED PICTURES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Artists may apply in two of the following categories, and Allied Arts Association reserves the right to determine if submitted applications qualify for acceptance and fit into any of the following categories.
Clay - Functional or non-functional. Hand thrown. No ceramics finished from greenware or molds allowed.
Fiber - Original design and handmade weaving, basket & wheat weaving, clothing, hats, quilting, hand painted or tie dyed materials (no stenciling), woven wall hangings, etc.
Gourmet Food –Jams, jellies, preserves, pickles, oils, vinegars, non-perishable foods. Must be made by vendor and not a 3rd party. Must have proper permits and licenses required by the State of Washington and the Benton-Franklin County Health Department.
Hard Sculpture - Sculpture or creation with any hard material, metal, glass, leather, wax, candles, miniatures (wood, clay, or dough), stained glass, etc.
Jewelry - Silver or gold, porcelain, paper, semi-precious, beads, plastic, clay, etc. No commercial casts.
Assorted Media - Porcelain dolls, flower arrangements (silk, paper, dried, or freeze dried), calligraphy, soap, stamps, or any other media that does not fit into another category. Do not combine categories into this.
Music - All music must be composed, copyrighted and completed by the applying artist, and all tapes, CD’s, etc. must be recorded by the artist under his/her personal label and distributed and controlled by the artist. No commercial agent/distributed music allowed. CD’s should be enclosed with application and with photo of display.
Two-Dimensional - Oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, crayon, pastel, collage, or any combination used on canvas, paper, etc. Prints of original works by the artist must be commissioned by said artist, and sold only by the creating artist, original works must be offered; prints only are not allowed.
Photography - Any photography or combination with photography. All photographs must be taken by the applying artist, and printed by said artist.
Soft Sculpture - Original design and completely handmade stuffed animals, soft dolls, scarves, windsocks, kites, lampshades, and other items created from soft material.
Decorative Wood - Tole, painted, decorated, rough wood, toys, country signs, etc.
Fine Wood - Furniture, marquetry, intarsia, kitchen items, etc. Wood or combination with wood that uses grain, oiled or stained.