Yep, Even We Have to Have Rules

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PARTICIPATION

Professional, Amateur & Emerging artists participate as a; Exhibitor (10x10 booth space), competitor in the Juried Show and/or contestant/designer in the Goddess Contest.

PARTICIPATION SELECTION PROCESS
Participants were selected on the basis of design, quality & expertise of specified art form and booth presentation as listed in category selection. Participation is not based on past participation.

Space is limited, not all submissions will be selected.

Accepted Participants Receive:
Space to show/sell/promote original art
Name listed on website
Online sample of work (individual booths only)
Participant packet with complete instructions, includes arrival time & placement map

RAMF POP-UP GALLERY - JURIED ART SHOW

RAMF awards up to $2000 in prizes to participating artists.

Juried Art will show in a 10x20 canopy tent. Showing selected two & three-dimensional works of art, all for exhibition on the day of the festival.

The Gallery will be open to the public from noon-5pm the day of the festival

Visual Artists apply by completing the online application & email 1 high resolution image of intended work of art for exhibition. Note: Past winners (in the past 2-years) are not eligible to participate in the Juried Show.

Maximum size two-dimensional art, 24x28. Two-dimensional works, provide your own easel. Three-dimensional works provide your own pedestal.

Works selected for exhibition will receive drop-off & pick-up notification.
Judging on the day of the festival.

Awards are announced on the main stage at 4:00pm on the day of the festival.
Winners must be present to win.

DIGITAL IMAGE REQUIREMENTS

Acceptable images formats jpeg, pdf, png. Must be current artwork completed within the past two years. Avoid messy backgrounds. Take images outside, in the afternoon with black or white backgrounds. Images must be cropped. No angled or glass glare. Digital image quality is essential and can make a difference in your acceptance.

Submit the image that best describes your art. Juried Show submission: One image of art for two-dimensional works, 2 (front & back) for three-dimensional (sculpture, pottery jewelry, etc). Exhibitor submission: 2 images; 1 of previous booth, 1 of art to apply as an Exhibitor.

SELECTED EXHIBITOR DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS
Exhibitors provide their own art, displays, tables, chairs, stands, 10 X 10, white (preferred) canopied, straight leg tent. Volunteers may be available to assist popping up tents, not for setting up displays or art. Tents will be on the grass. Appropriate weights are required for all 4 tent legs Canopy Sand Weight Bags or plates only. NO milk/water jugs or concrete blocks. NO SLANT LEG TENTS. Participants with slant leg tents will be asked to leave.

GODDESS CONTEST

Email [email protected] subj; Goddess Contest, to participate in the Rosewood Goddess Contest. This is a non-gender specific contest. Design your Goddess Costume out of recycled or high fashion materials. View our past Goddess for ideas. Check in at the Juried tent by 2pm on the day of the festival.

Awards ceremony at 4pm, must be present to win.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR – ENVIRONMENTAL INSTALLATION ART

In several pre-selected locations throughout the park temporary environmental arts will be installed.

Selected works will encompass 5 characteristics

  • Created from a variety of media
  • Provide a sensory experience
  • Have a clear conceptual use of space
  • Site-specificity - set by RAMF
  • Temporary - selected artists are to install beginning in the morning & removed in the afternoon.

Work may be placed, attached & hanging within the trees. No material may be used that could cause harm to the natural environment of the park. Work must be dry, no wet, dripping or any form of paint and the like may be installed.

Use of fishing line, rope, wire or wood attached to elements or pieces amongst branches must be removed at the end of the exhibit so as to do-no-harm to living creatures in the area.

Selected artists will install designs on the day of festival (early am & remove after 6pm)

Award to selected artists $250

Email sketches & descriptions to [email protected]

STANDARDS 

The Festival is open 11 am - 6:00 pm. Exhibitors MUST be in attendance during the day. Vehicles are not allowed in the drop-off lane until 6:15 pm or while the public is still in attendance.

  • Art must be original & produced by the exhibiting artist.
  • All participants be present during entire festival.
  • Any artwork, including photographs, that is produced by any mechanical means, i.e. giclĂ©e’s, ink-jet or any other reproduction technique must be labeled or have a sign specifying the image is a “REPRODUCTION".
  • If category and image do not match, accepted artists will be placed based on submitted image.
  • All work shown must be for sale.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for handling sales; City of Columbia offers a 1-day Business License. Visit https://www.columbiasc.net/business-licensing for more information about South Carolina sales tax.

NOT ACCEPTABLE 

  • No agents, dealers, or representatives may attend in place of the artist(s).
  • Work by apprentices or employees is unacceptable. Participating artists may be required to show a Photo ID upon check-in.
  • Absolutely no buy-sell or mass-produced items.
  • No merchandise such as coffee cups, notecards, calendars, or other items mass produced from an original piece of artwork will be permitted, novelty/mass-produced jewelry, any item from a kit or products cast from commercial molds, live or dried plant material, painting on velvet, candles, country-pine furniture.
  • Artists violating Standards, will not be permitted to exhibit.
  • No commercial retail established businesses
  • All participants will have specific areas to sell creative merchandise. No one is permitted to "walk about" and solicit to attendees; Capture on the spot photos for profit, flyers promoting outside events, gigs, shows, albums to download or future activities. Those who do so will be asked to leave the festival grounds.

IMPORTANT DATES 

  • Applications open July 1
  • Application deadline: by midnight August 10
  • Notifications emailed: August 15
  • Acceptance Fees Due by: August 30
  • Notification of placement, arrival & set up times: September 30
  • Day of Festival: October 7, 2023

ACCEPTED PARTICIPANT FEES 

  • Exhibitor: $45.00
  • Pop-up gallery/Juried Show: $25.00
  • Goddess Contestants FREE, registration required