New Location: SentryWorld ▪ Sunday, April 11, 2021 ▪ 10am-4pm
601 Michigan Ave N Stevens Point, Wisconsin (Midwest)
Event Date: Sunday, April 11 | 10AM-4PM
The Festival of the Arts will be held in the Atrium and Fieldhouse on the first level of the venue. SentryWorld is Wisconsin’s premier award-winning parkland golf course, the area’s finest wedding venue, home to PJ’s- a popular locally sourced eatery and bar, and the future home of a luxury boutique hotel in 2021. It’s a gathering place for a community that extends far beyond Central Wisconsin.
The Stevens Point Festival of the Arts (FoA) will be celebrating its 48th year on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at its new indoor location at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, the heart of Wisconsin. The FoA exhibits 70 fine art and fine craft artists to an audience of 2500. This show is run by working art fair artists and art loving volunteers who value keeping our artists happy and thriving. The FoA council works to encourage art awareness, support working artists, and contribute to local art education. Join us for this one day event that is free to the public to start off the 2021 spring art fair season.
Application Entry Deadline: TBD, 11:59PM CST.
Applications to the 2021 Stevens Point Festival of the Arts will be accepted and processed only through Zapplication.
Jury/Application Fee: $30. Paid through ZAPP and non-refundable.
Images: 4 images of artwork. 1 booth shot. 5 images total.
Total number of booths: 70? (this year?)
Booth Fee: $130 for 10'x10’ booth.
Artist Presence: Required
Contact: Jessie Fritsch - FoA Council Chair
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 872 Stevens Point, WI 54481
All artwork must be original and produced by the exhibiting artist or collaborative artists. The FoA maintains high standards of quality in fine art and fine crafts.
Multiple Applications: Artists may only exhibit in the media for which they have been accepted. A separate application is required for each medium. Artists can submit up to two applications. Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may exhibit jewelry.
Collaborating Artists: If two artists have collaborated in the joint creation and production of the art displayed, they may together show their work in the booth and will be listed jointly in the program, website, and social media.
$30 Jury Fee. A non-refundable credit card or PayPal purchase, payable through ZAPPlication, must be made with each application. Checks will not be accepted. A booth fee is NOT required at the time of application
Statement: A brief statement of 500 words or less describing the artist’s creative process, materials, and techniques is required in application.
Acceptable Media Categories: 2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing/Pastels, Fiber, Leather, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Stone, and Wood
Leather: Leather that is decorated, painted, or stained and turned into an art object. Metal: Includes all non-jewelry work crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
Painting: Original compositions on a flat surface created by the artist’s hand using oils, acrylics, encaustic, gouache, or watercolor.
Photography: Limited-edition digital or film photographic prints made from the artist’s original image and processed by that artist digitally or using wet techniques, or under his or her direct supervision. Work must be printed on archival-quality paper and be properly signed and numbered as a limited edition.
Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones or screens. Prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition.
Sculpture: Artists sculpting clay, metal, wood or stone should apply in that medium unless the work incorporates mixed materials (in which case it is 3D-Mixed Media) or media not included separately here. This category is only for work that does not fit into any other category.
Stone: Original work in stone that is shaped by the artist, whether hand-tooled or machine worked.
Wood: Original work in wood that is hand-tooled or machine worked by the artist.
Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Two-dimensional mixed media should include more than one of the following: paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking or drawing, fabric or other found objects, and collages.
Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Three-dimensional mixed media should include more than one of the following: clay work, fiber, glass, metal, wood or any other 3-D objects.
Original, hand-crafted clay and porcelain. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed. Work should be primarily aesthetic; functionality is secondary.
Includes any original work in which the original image was crafted and manipulated by the artist using the computer. Work must be in editions, signed and numbered, on archival paper. Artwork created using a camera and then subsequently manipulated utilizing computer technology should be entered in the photography category.
Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, scratchboard, wax crayon or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.
Artwork crafted from fibers, including embroidery, weaving, tapestry, and papermaking.
Glassworks that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln-formed or have been crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved. No forms of mass production are permitted. Work must be made primarily by the hands of the applying artist.
All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. Work must be primarily hand-fabricated by the artist.
Leather that is decorated, painted, or stained and turned into an art object. Metal: Includes all non-jewelry work crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
Original compositions on a flat surface created by the artist’s hand using oils, acrylics, encaustic, gouache, or watercolor.
Limited-edition digital or film photographic prints made from the artist’s original image and processed by that artist digitally or using wet techniques, or under his or her direct supervision. Work must be printed on archival-quality paper and be properly signed and numbered as a limited edition.
Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones or screens. Prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition.
Artists sculpting clay, metal, wood or stone should apply in that medium unless the work incorporates mixed materials (in which case it is 3D-Mixed Media) or media not included separately here. This category is only for work that does not fit into any other category.
Original work in stone that is shaped by the artist, whether hand-tooled or machine worked.
Original work in wood that is hand-tooled or machine worked by the artist.
The FOA council has the right to remove artwork not representative of images presented for jury or that do not abide by the fine art requirements.
Submit 4 images of artist’s current work and 1 booth shot, for a total of 5 images.
The jury consists of FoA working artist Council members and two rotating guest jurors.
(Exempt from jury, for 2021): These are invitational artists and do not need to jury into the 2021 FoA, however they do need to apply. All 2020 Accepted Artists must apply via Zapp by TBD. Submit one application per category. Invitational artists will receive a coupon code, via email, for 100% off jury fee.
All work exhibited and sold at the FoA must be original and made by the exhibiting artist. Artists are required to display their artist’s statement with information about materials and techniques in their booth.
Image use for Promotion: Images used in jury process will be used for FoA promotional purposes. Artists must grant permission of use of their jury images for the promotion of the festival on the FoA website and social media. FoA will add watermarks for images used for promotion to prevent image theft.
Artist Contracts: Due Monday, March 2, 2020. Exhibiting Artists are required to fill out and sign an artist contract. Booth location requests, corner or double booth upgrade requests, electricity requests, booth sitters, art raffle participation, and optional lunch delivery are all stated on this contract.
Artist Attendance: Artists must be present during the event and must personally staff their booths. No representatives will be permitted.
Security: Items left in the booth Saturday night are at the artist’s own risk. Artists must have their own insurance against damage and loss. Artist bears all risk and responsibility for any loss, theft, or damage to their work or other personal property despite cause.
Booth Set-up: There will be afternoon Saturday set-up on April 10 for 4 hours (TBD). All booths are 10'x10’. Corner and double booths are limited and reserved/upgraded on artist contract .
Booth Fee: $130 The FoA charges a booth fee of $130 that must be paid in full by TBD by credit card or PayPal through ZAPP. No booth refunds will be given after TBD. Cancellation prior to TBD will be refunded their booth fee minus a $25 processing fee.
Booth Size: All booths are 10'x10' Additional Booth Fees: Upgrades must be requested on your contract and paid by TBD. There are only a limited number of corner and double booth spaces available and they are assigned by the FoA Council. Award winners get priority. Remaining requests are first come first serve.
Floor Protection: All artists using a heavy display system or loading system must take proper precaution to protect the floors at SentryWorld.
Tidy Booth: We ask that artists keep all packaging materially neatly stowed away in their booth. There will be an artist storage area located in the fieldhouse to keep additional packaging, extra bins, and backup work.
How images are viewed by jurors:
Within a medium category, applications are sorted and viewed by:
Application ID (number generated when application is started by artist)
Jurors score applications using the following scale:
1 - 5
Number of jurors scoring applications:
The show organizes the jurors for a:
Single jury panel that scores applications for all medium categories
Separately from various locations
Average number of applications submitted each year:
Average number of artists selected from the jury to participate in the event:
Average number of exempt from jury artists who are invited to participate in the event:
How returning artists are selected:
Received an award
Selected by show director or board
Am I allowed to observe the jury process?
No, the jury process is closed
I have thoroughly reviewed the Stevens Point Festival of the Arts application.
I understand, accept, and will abide by the rules and regulations of participation, standards, and policies set forth in the application and by the Festival of the Arts Council. By submitting your application to the Stevens Point Festival of the Arts you agree to the jury requirements, rules and regulations, exhibit policies, booth requirements, and the legal agreement. The FoA reserves the right to determine if artists have violated any of the festival’s policies or requirements. Artists will either be asked to remedy the situation or asked to leave the festival.
I hereby release and forever discharge the Stevens Point Festival of the Arts, the FoA Council, FoA volunteers, SentryWorld and their staff, and all sponsoring organizations from any responsibility, personal liability, claims, loss or damage arising out of or in conjunction with my application to the Stevens Point Festival of the Arts.
I understand that I store and sell my art at my own risk, without exception or limitation.
I understand that the FoA does not carry insurance to cover my personal property and agree that as an independent contractor, I will obtain my own insurance.
Upon acceptance of invitation to exhibit at the Stevens Point Festival of the Arts, I agree to allow the FoA Council the use of my jury images and photographs to be taken during the Festival for promotional use.