ART IN THE PARK Vendor Application

Saturday, July 1, 2024

Location TBA, Kamloops – 9am to 4pm

VENDOR ENTRY INFORMATION & RULES 2024

 

GUIDELINES HAVE CHANGED. Please make sure you review the following information carefully.

Art in the Park is a premiere artist show and sale held outdoors annually on July 1st, as part of the Canada Day Celebrations for the City of Kamloops, BC. An average of 30,000 visitors attend throughout the day-long festivities. Applications are juried and based on the originality, quality and craftsmanship of the product you intend to sell. Artists must be current members of the Kamloops Arts Council in order to participate on the day.

Important Dates: 

  • Wednesday, March 15: Early Bird Application Deadline
  • Saturday, April 15: Regular Application Deadline
  • Tuesday, May 2: Notification of Acceptance
  • Tuesday, May 16: Full payment and membership must be received to reserve your space
  • Thursday, June 1: No refunds will be given

Submit your application form, photos of the type(s) of work you’ll be exhibiting, and the $15 non-refundable administration fee by the appropriate deadline (listed above). Registration fees are NOT due with your application. They are due upon acceptance into the event.

Fees

Non-Refundable Administration Fee: $15

Early Bird Registration Fee: $125

Regular Registration Fee: $175

XL Booth (subject to availability): +$55

Power (subject to availability): +$25

The Selection Committee will review your application, and you will be notified of the outcome by May 2. If you are accepted into the event, pay your registration fee and ensure your Kamloops Arts Council membership is up to date ($30 per year) by May 16. Payments may be made by cheque, cash, online via PayPal or bank transfer (email: [email protected], pass: Kamloops), or in person by Visa or Mastercard. Please identify your business and name in the payment type.

XL BOOTH: A standard booth space has room for a 10 x 10’ tent with a few feet on either side. If you like to spread out or wish to be sure that there is room for people to walk around both sides of your booth, you may request an XL booth, approximately 10 x 20′. This is not guaranteed and will depend on the number of applicants and event location.

POWER: If you require power, an additional $25 will be added to your booth fee. Extension cords are NOT provided. This is not guaranteed and will depend on the number of applicants and event location.

 

SHARING A SPACE WITH A CO-ARTIST

Two artists may choose to share a single space. The registration fee may be shared by the co-artists. However, the following guidelines must be met:

  • Each artist must submit a separate Application, Photos and Administration Fee.
  • Each artist must identify their co-artist on their application.
  • Each artist must have an individual KAC membership.
  • If both artists are accepted, the 10 x10 space rule still applies.

In the event that one of the co-artists is not selected for entry into Art in the Park, it is the responsibility of the artist selected to pay the registration fees in full by the deadline.

TIPS FOR TAKING PHOTOS OF YOUR WORK

Art in the Park has become very competitive and though the jurors do not require professional photos, it is to your advantage to provide decent, clear photos that show your work at its best.

  • Keep it simple and remember the main object should be your artwork.
  • Get the lighting right – try to take pictures during the day in natural light.
  • Keep the background clear – having a busy back-ground will take focus away from what you are capturing.
  • Reflections – be careful what is reflected when you are taking your photos.
  • Focus – blurred shots will get overlooked.
  • Copy centres are able to scan photos and save to a flash drive or send by email.
  • While the jurors do like to see previous booth set-ups, please limit this to only 1 photo.

 

If you have any issues or questions, please email [email protected]

Note: If you do not see any emails from the KAC in your inbox, please check your junk folder. 

 

(If you are paying by e-transfer, please send to [email protected] with the password as Kamloops)

Art in the Park Application

Art in the Park Application

Name:
Name:
First
Last
Co-artist must fill out their own application and submit a membership fee.
Address:
Address:
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Are you on social media?
I am submitting my $15 Admin Fee by:
Administration Fee must be paid separately from membership and registration amount. Do not send the full amount owed. Registration and membership amounts are due only upon ACCEPTANCE into the event. If you are paying by e-transfer, please send to [email protected] with the password as Kamloops. If paying by cheque or Paypal, please reference your name AND business name.
I am a Kamloops Arts Council Member
If NO, a $30 membership fee will be required upon acceptance into the event.
I have participated in Art in the Park before:
I request power for my booth for an extra $25
NOTE: This is not guaranteed and will depend on the number of applicants and event location. Limited spaces available. Extension chords are NOT provided. Fee due upon acceptance and confirmation the space is available.
I request an XL space for an extra $55
NOTE: This is not guaranteed and will depend on the number of applicants and event location. Limited spaces available. Fee due upon acceptance and confirmation the space is available.
I would like to set-up at this time morning of:
Is your vehicle overly large which can cause a problem navigating tight corners or parking?

Our Selection Committee will be adjudicating your work based on the following information.

Even if you have participated in Art in the Park before, please submit your best application. Jurors are new each year, so present yourself accordingly. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
Category: What type of work do you create? Check all that apply.
Example: 75% 2D Painting and 25% Jewellery
Is all of your work designed, made and packaged by you or is some reproduced or outsourced?

JEWELLERY aka Wearable Art. (Non-jewellers may skip to PHOTO DOCUMENTATION)

Each year we are inundated with jewellery applications. The committee will be favouring jewellers who are creating distinctive work with a strong hand-made component and will make sure that selected exhibitors specialize in different design styles or techniques. Vendors who simply add purchased beads and pendants are less likely to be accepted. Purchased clasps, toggles, caps, connectors, etc are not included in the jurying process.

YOUR PHOTO DOCUMENTATION:

You must send us up to 5 images which exemplify your work clearly. Be sure to show true examples of what you plan to exhibit. If your photos are not adequate for jurying, you may be disqualified. Please make sure to include photos of each category you are entering under. Artists may display/sell work only in the discipline/s in which they are accepted, and it must be comparable to work shown in photographs or images you submit.

Maximum file size: 104.86MB

I acknowledge that as an artist, using indigenous designs or subject matter requires cultural sensitivity. If I, the artist, are not an indigenous person, I must get written permission from the original artist or band. I (the artist) agree that I will abide by this statement.
I acknowledge that by signing this document, I agree to follow a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, harassment, or intimidation before, during, and after the event. The KAC prioritizes a respectful and inclusive environment where participants are expected to engage positively. Any violations will result in immediate action to maintain a safe and welcoming envirmonment.
I acknowledge that by signing this document, I agree to accept all decisions of the Selection Committee as final and to abide by the policies of the Art in the Park organizers. I agree to not hold the Kamloops Arts Council organizers responsible for loss/theft/breakage to my work, nor damage to myself and/or to any of my assistants while participating in this event.
I acknowledge that I understand applications are juried, and my acceptance into this event is not guaranteed. I understand that my $15 application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and there are no refunds after June 1st.

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