Monday, March 23, 2009

The Rockford Art Museum: Greenwich Village Art Fair

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
First Deadline: April 30, 2009
Late Entry Deadline: May 15, 2009 with an additional $25 late fee

The Rockford Art Museum
Greenwich Village Art Fair

Riverfront Museum Park
Rockford, IL
September 19-20, 2009

The Rockford Art Museum Greenwich Village Art Fair, featuring more than 120 juried artists, takes place on Saturday, September 19 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 20 from 10 am to 5 pm. This popular event is always held on the second weekend after Labor Dday and features a festive atmosphere of music, food, cocktail lounges and a gourmet food marketplace.

The event takes place in Rockford, the third largest city in the State of Illinois, on smooth, level pavement at Riverfront Museum Park.

RuLES & ELIGIBILITY (truncated)

Rockford Art Museum’s Greenwich Village Art Fair presents artists’ original work by hand, not the work of mass production studios. All work must be presented in a finished manner. Two-dimensional pieces should be framed or the equivalent. No work that utilizes commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans or prefabricated pieces is allowed.

If the work is produced by more than one artist, all artists must sign the application. Further, all collaborators must attend the Fair. Artists are not allowed to show separately produced work under one name.

Media Categories

Painting: Includes oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache
2-Dimensional Media: Includes mixed media, digital, drawing, printmaking. Only prints hand-produced by the artist executed by monoprint, serigraph, lithograph and similar methods, properly signed and numbered, are permitted to be displayed. Commercial print multiples may be shown in only one flip bin, and must be clearly identified as commercial prints.
3-D Functional: Includes furniture, fine leather, functional ceramic vessels, etc.
3-D non-Functional: any media that is primarily sculptural
Jewelry: Jewelers must be the designers and hands-on makers of their work. Purchased, facet gems may be used. Assembled, prefabricated jewelry is not allowed. All displayed work must match booth slides in design, quality and execution.
Photographs: Includes both digital and traditional processes. Prints must be printed by the hands of the photographer.

All proceeds benefit the artists. Artists are responsible by law to pay applicable City, Sstate and Federal tax on work sold. Ssales of art in Rockford are subject to a 7.25 % Sstate of Iillinois sales tax.

Application Process

Complete and send in the application form with five recent 35 mm slides or digital images; four which show your work, and one which shows your booth.

All entries must be postmarked by April 30, with a $25 check or money order made payable to Rockford Art Museum. No certified or registered mail accepted.

Late entries accepted through May 15 (postmarked) for an additional $25 per late entry for a total of $50.

Do not send booth fee until accepted.

Include two self-addressed, stamped business-size #10 envelopes, one for return of images, the other for your notification.

For information call: 815•972•2870 or visit the website for complete details:

Download the prospectus: [pdf]

Greenwich Village Art Fair
Rockford Art Museum
711 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103