Dates, Times, Location: July 11-12, 2020, 10 am - 5 pm, Palo Alto Art Center, Embarcadero & Newell Road.
Eligibility: ACGA Associate Members who joined ACGA in 2019 or earlier and have been juried into the Festival may display and sell their work. You must pay your 2020 dues before applying - log in to ACGA's online member database at MemberPlanet.com to renew online.
This is a repetition of last year's successful pilot program. There is no jury fee. If accepted, you will be asked to pay your booth fee immediately to reserve a space. Acceptance for the 2020 Festival does not guarantee acceptance by future juries. If the show is over-subscribed, we will have a wait list in chronological order by submission date.
Description: Held at the Palo Alto Art Center, the show layout flows organically in and around the center. There will be a booth benefiting CERF+, informational booths for other clay/glass organizations, commercial vendors that sell artist supplies, Clay for All-- a hands-on experience for all ages-- and clay and glass demonstrations. In addition, there will be refreshments at the Saturday night artists’ party.
The Artist Showcase will be in the indoor auditorium. Participating Associate Members are encouraged to display one piece. All artwork must be delivered between the hours of 11:00 am and 3:30 pm on Friday. Those with oversized work or wall artwork need to make advance arrangements with Barbara Prodaniuk. firstname.lastname@example.org
Security: Minimum overnight outdoor security will be provided Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to close your booth, cover your tables, or put your work away. ACGA is not responsible for loss due to theft or damage, natural or otherwise.
Set-up hours: Friday, July 10, Lawn Area from 7 am – 7 pm. Sculpture Garden from 8 am – 7 pm. Indoor booth set-up from noon – 5 pm. Rented tables will be delivered Friday.
Since parking is limited at the Art Center, we require all exhibitors to park at least 4 blocks away from the Art Center grounds.
Booth Fees: $235 + 15% commission to ACGA on sales up to $7000.
Festival Jury Application Deadline: March 7, 2020.
It is expected that the show will be filled to capacity this year. Artists will be notified if they are on the waiting list. Email confirmation of the receipt of your application will be sent within 1 week of applying for the Festival Jury. Notification of acceptance for the Festival will be sent in late March. If you are accepted, please pay your booth fees as soon as possible to reserve your space.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation deadline for a full refund is May 30th. After that date, the refund will be at the discretion of the Producer.
Indoor Booths: spaces are inside the Art Center Adult Studios.
Lawn Booths: Canopy or umbrella is recommended for all booth spaces on the lawn which are approximately 10’ deep x 10’ wide.
Sculpture Garden: Canopy use is not allowed in the Sculpture Garden. Please bring market umbrella(s) for shade. Most spaces here are long and narrow, or irregular; only one is 10x10.
Irregular configuration booth spaces are approximately 60-100 square feet. Specify all of your booth needs and give a brief description of your proposed work so that we may best fit you with an appropriate site. We will make every effort to accommodate your choice, but there are no guarantees. Let us know if you wish to share a booth. Both artists must be ACGA members and must apply and be juried independently. Please be aware that indoor space setup is only from 12-5pm Friday and resumes Sat. morning. Make sure to choose 3 options for your booth space.
Space Assignments: Booth spaces are assigned in order of the date on the application. Note that artist’s space will be not be assigned until 2020 membership dues are paid.
Table Rentals: You may reserve up to three 6’ x 30” tables for $15 per table. Tables will be delivered to your space Friday. Orders may be revised up to May 30th. No refunds after this date. Do not take tables from other places. Indoor booth spaces must use the Studio Tables located in this area. Studio Tables are 8’ x 4’ with a variety of heights. Rental tables must be cleared off by 6:30 pm Sunday evening for the event staff to collect.
Volunteer Hours: All participating artists are required to help with the Festival. A minimum of 2 hours is mandatory. A link for Volunteer Sign-Up will be sent to you if you are accepted and you will complete your volunteer sign-up at that time. Please specify if you will have an adult assistant; in many cases they can do an at-the-show volunteer job for you.
Web Site Images: It will be up to you to update your images on your ACGA website personal page. If you need help creating your page, email: Whitney Smith (email@example.com). Your first image will then appear on the Festival Exhibitor page along with your space number (six weeks to a month before the festival dates).
Postcards for your distribution: We encourage you to promote the festival by personally distributing postcards. Please note on the application how many postcards you want. We will mail them to you for a fee that covers the cost of postage, or you can pick them up at a location that is listed on the application.
General Questions about Volunteering: Contact Annie at Giant Creative by email:
Questions about Commissions and Volunteer Expense Reimbursement: Contact April Zilber: 831-335-7024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival Liaison: Contact Miki Shim-Rutter: email@example.com
If you are accepted, we will send you contact information for Barbara Sebastian, who will be available as a mentor for the Festival.