Junebug Art Call 2019

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The Forge is excited to host it’s annual Junebug Summer Fair with two splendid days of art and music in the shady woods of Ben Wheeler, Texas. 

We are looking for a bunch of fabulous artists to fill up our lovely gardens once again. 

Quick Look:

Show Dates:  (Artist Booth Times)
Friday, June 21st, 7-10pm Long Table Dinner & Preview Art Show (It’s Optional to be set up for this but booth set up IS first come/first serve basis)
Saturday, June 22nd, 10am—10pm
Sunday June 23rd, 10am-3pm

(We have extended our dates!)
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, May 26, 2019 (by 11:59pm)
Acceptance Notices: Monday, May 27, 2019
Payments Due: May 31st, 2019
Jury Fee: $10
Booth Fee: $50

  1. email submissions to junebugsummerfair@gmail.com 
  2. pay JURY FEE (link below)
  3. wait for your notice of acceptance
  4. Once accepted pay ENTRY FEE (Link will bring you to a new page and website with a form to fill out)

Junebug Jury Fee

This fee goes towards the admin costs associated with running the show. You must pay this fee if you are new to applying for the Junebug or have not been accepted in, in the past.

$10.00

 

Junebug Booth Fee
Once you have been approved as an artist in the Junebug Summer Fair you must pay HERE to confirm your spot. If you do not by May 31st, you will forfeit your space unless some other arrangement has been arranged.

CLICK HERE TO PAY ARTIST BOOTH FEE

 

OVERVIEW: The art will be juried in by selected board members of the Junebug Summer Fair. Artists may submit up to 5 works for consideration and must include a booth photo.

Tables and easles will not be provided. Electricity is provided but you must bring your own extension cords and booth lighting.

GUIDELINES TO APPLY:

Artistsmust be over 16 years of age unless assisted by an adult at all times.

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Works in all media are eligible, provided they can be juried by digital image. These include Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography/Digital Media, Sculpture, Mixed Media, and Fine Craft (wood, metal, clay, fiber, glass, pottery, jewelry, soapmaking, fair trade goods).

Artwork should be original or prints by the original artists. No pre-made items or manufactured goods allowed unless used in the creation of a new product/ piece of ar or art reproduction.

Artist must be willing to participate in the 2 days of the fair, arriving to set up before the opening and remain open through the duration of the scheduled hours, barring any emergency.

Artists submission must consist of:

4 high quality digital JPEG images of your art and one booth photo for Professional Artists/Artisans

A description of each work that includes title, media, size and description

Artist CV for promotions and contact information including name and phone number and email address

Submission Instructions: Artists should email digital images, descriptions of work, CV and artist information to  junebugsummerfair@gmail.com

FAQ’s

Welcome prospective artists!  We’re glad you’re interested in vending at Art Squared. Please read these FAQs CAREFULLY. Most of your questions will probably be answered here, but in case they aren’t, feel free to drop us a line!  Once you’ve read everything, fill out a New Vendor Application and submit it, along with three (3) images (or your artistic representation on a website or social media), along with the $10 application fee.  Your application will be juried and you’ll hear back from us within a week or so.  Once accepted, you will be asked to pay a registration fee. You will also get future emails regarding how to get here and other important information.

WHERE DOES THIS EVENT TAKE PLACE?

It takes place in the back of the Forge Bar and Grill in Ben Wheeler, TX.

WHEN IS THE EVENT SCHEDULED?

The Junebug is scheduled on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am-10pm and Sunday June 23rd from 10am- 3pm. We are very strict that you do not break down before the end of the the show. 

CAN ANYONE BECOME A VENDOR AT THE JUNEBUG?

No. JUNEBUG is a juried arts SHOW. Artists working in ceramics, glass, graphics/printmaking, metalwork, photography, wood, drawing,/pastels, jewelry (ornamental/costume), jewelry (precious metals), sculpture, fiber/textiles/batik, fiber (wearables), leather, painting (oil/acrylic), painting (watercolor), upcycle and recycle, and mixed media are all represented.

WHERE DO I PARK?

You can drive onto the grounds to unload but you must find parking off grounds once you are done unloading. Parking is on a “first come basis” downtown.We do not have a designated parking area for vendors. 

WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?

You must notify us by email junebugsummerfair@gmail.com prior to the event that you will not exhibit as planned. We do not refund booth fees unless it’s under extreme circumstances.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Jury Fee is $10

The cost for a vendor space is $50

HOW DO I PAY?

You may pay through this website.

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A BOOTH WITH SOMEONE. CAN I DO THAT?

Yes. Up to two artists may share a 10×10 booth. Both vendors must go through the application process as individual artists. Once each artist is approved based on their own merit, the booth fee for each artist is $30.

WHY DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION?

All artists need to complete the application process, including certification that you have read and agree to the Rules and Regulations and these FAQs. There is a $10 non-refundable application fee for all new applicants.

I’M AN ARTIST – CAN I JUST SHOW UP THE DAY OF THE EVENT?

No. Unfortunately, you will be turned away. All artists MUST complete an application, pay the $10 application fee, and go through the jury process. Once approved, the vendor must pay for their space no later than the May 4th. 

DO I NEED A TABLE/CHAIRS?

Yes. We will NOT have table/chairs available. Additionally, all vendors must have a white tent.  All spaces should be well kept and look presentable for the public. Please see Rules and Regulations for more information. All tables must have a table covering that reaches to the ground.  This hides your storage items and projects a professional appearance.

DO YOU PROVIDE ELECTRICITY?

Yes. There are a limited number of outlets on-site, but we highly recommend bringing a long extension cord or two and you should be fine. 

WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE?

Yes. This is taking place behind the Forge Bar and Grill. There will be food available inside. There will be various other available food options as well.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER?

The Art Squared Planning Committee will cancel the market in the event of dangerous weather conditions. The decision to do so will be made by 6pm the Friday before the event. An email will go out to all participating vendors and also posted on all social media outlets. In this scenario, all vendor fees will be credited towards the next scheduled show.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Having pets in vendor tents is discouraged. However, if your pet is well-behaved, you may bring it as long as it is leashed or otherwise constrained at all times.  You must come prepared to clean up any messes that your dog makes. Your pet’s behavior is your responsibility. If there is an altercation between your pet and a customer’s pet, you will be asked not to bring your pet in the future.

CAN I HAVE ANY SPOT I CHOOSE?

We are set up on a “first come” basis but we do our best to space similar art out. You can set up as early as Thursday evening after 4pm, or Friday morning at 10:00am but no later than 6:00pm on Friday. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, however, the fair director reserves the right to place vendors around the square to maximize exposure and to minimize similar vendors from being too close to one another.