Kerrville Festival of the Arts is a juried Fine Art Show and Sale open to artists residing anywhere in the United States. This is a 2-day, outdoor event. There will be six large tents which can accommodate a large number of artists; a limited number of spaces will be available directly adjacent to the large tents for those each artist who prefer to provide their own tent/canopy. Each artist may reserve no more than three spaces.
Dates: May 25-26, 2019
Time: 10:00 am–6:00pm Saturday; 10:00 am–5:00pm Sunday
Location: Historic Downtown, 700-800 blks Water Street and 200 blk Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville Texas
Booths: Spaces are 10’ x 10’.
Artist move-in May 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm (earlier move-in may be announced when spaces are assigned)
Artists move-out May 26 before 9:00 pm
Application Fee (non-refundable) $25 must be paid at the time of application. The application fee is to be paid by all artists, including those who are pre-juried. Online payment is required. We prefer that you apply and pay online here. Or, you may apply thru Zapplication*.
Booth Fees: $275 Main Tents; $210 Individual Tents (Individual tent space will be limited in 2019.)
If you bring your own tent, it must be weighted to withstand the winds which frequently occur (no stakes). Online payment is required. Once your application is accepted, you may reserve and pay your booth fee online here. Or, pay thru Zapplication* if that is where you submitted your application.
*Zapp applications require additional time to be entered into our data base and therefore may not be processed for 2-3 days.
Electricity – available at all booth spaces and included in the booth fee. Artists should bring a 50′ extension cord.
Wifi Coverage – The City of Kerrville operates a public wifi network in Peterson Plaza, in the 700 block of Water Street, though coverage can be intermittent at times. At present, we are working with local providers to improve on the Wifi situation, but please be prepared to connect to the Internet via the local cellular LTE network or other personal mobile hotspot. Most vendors have success running mobile payments on their phone or tablet via cellular coverage in Downtown. If you have a special need, please contact us.
Regular Application Deadline: March 2, 2019
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Images: A minimum of four (4) images of the media/work to be shown and sold must accompany the application plus a minimum of one (1) booth shot. Images should be of work created within the past 12 months. We ask that Image size be no more than 1920 pixels on the longest side; and, Baseline Standard JPEG, about 2.0 MB. Photos not at least 800 pixels wide may require resubmission, or may minimize your recognition on the website if you are selected for inclusion. Quality photos of your work help our marketing team greatly and will produce better overall results in attracting attendees to the entire show.
Media Categories: Ceramics, Fiber (including leather), Glass, Graphics (drawing, printmaking), Jewelry, Metal, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Wood.
Food artists: please contact us to discuss Health Dept requirements.
Rules and Regulations: All exhibited work must be designed and executed by the artist. Artists must submit a set of images for each category in which they wish to exhibit.
Display: Each exhibitor is responsible supplying and erecting his or her own display. Display must fit entirely within the booth space rented, including chairs. Your display must not interfere in any way with that of your neighbor’s. All work on display must be for sale. We recommend that you bring a range of items to attract both the casual shopper and the fine art buyer. Artists must oversee their exhibit at all times and must display their work for the duration of the show.
Reproductions: Mechanical reproductions may be sold ONLY if labeled as “reproduction” or “limited edition” on the front of the work. Reproductions may comprise no more than 50% of the display area.
Refunds/Cancellations: Fees are due and payable within 7 days of being notified of acceptance as an exhibitor. After acceptance and payment of fees, you are considered to have made a commitment to exhibit. An accepted artist who fails to exhibit forfeits all fees.
Exhibited Work: Each exhibitor will be screened during the Festival to be certain the images submitted for jurying reflect the work being exhibited. Any discrepancy will result in the artist being required to remove the work or to leave the Festival. In such instance, all fees are forfeited.
Unacceptable work includes but is not limited to: work produced from commercial molds, templates or patterns (e.g. mugs and t-shirts); kits or casting patterns; compositions of plant or animal life (exception: dried flower arrangements if the media is collected and prepared by the artist); imports; country crafts; decoupage; and, mass produced items. Work done by a production studio is not acceptable. Partisan political displays are also unacceptable.
Lighting: Electricity is available at all booths but you will need an extension cord. We recommend 50 feet. The power corridor is at the back of each both. It is NOT part of your booth space and should not be used for storage, as it can create an unsafe condition, and must be accessible by staff electricians who must. Please, no halogen lights and no more than two cords plugged into the power boxes.
Shared Space: Exhibitors may share a booth provided the work is compatible; each exhibitor must be juried individually. Group and Gallery applicants please contact us for special information.
Taxes: Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work and are responsible for the collection, reporting and payment of all taxes. The sales tax rate for Kerrville is 8.25%.
Breakdown: Artists may not begin packing up and breaking down their display until the Festival officially closes.
Security: Overnight roving security Friday and Saturday nights will be provided by City of Kerrville Police Officers.
All fees are non-refundable and there is no rain date; this is a pet friendly venue.
Now, all the Legal Stuff we have to have:
By submission of an application to participate in Kerrville Festival of the Arts (KFA) you affirm that all work you display and offer for sale at KFA will be designed and executed by you. Further, you agree that you will follow all rules of the Festival as stated on the website or as communicated to you by the Directors of the Festival.
- recognize and agree that KFA and its representatives are in no way responsible for any action of applicant or their helpers or employees and KFA, its representatives, members, Kerr County and the City of Kerrville assume no liability for vendor merchandise or equipment that is damaged due to circumstances beyond their control.
- agree to indemnify and hold harmless KFA, its representatives and members, Kerr County and the City of Kerrville from any and all liability.
- agree to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, rules, and ordinances now in effect or that may hereafter be promulgated, including but not limited to laws and regulations outlawing discrimination based upon race, gender, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disability and further recognize that KFA may enforce same by terminating your participation in Kerrville Festival of the Arts and any and all agreements between KFA and any offending participant.
- agree that in performing the activities included in this Agreement, each participant shall be an independent contractor and not an employee of KFA, Kerr County or the City of Kerrville or any department of the City of Kerrville.
- understand that the participant executing this application is agreeing that all of the activities to be performed shall be performed by the specified applicant, their business or associates, who are fully bound by the terms of this agreement, and by no other entity or person.
BY SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE I AFFIRM I HAVE READ AND I UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT ALL THE ABOVE PROVISIONS AND WILL ABIDE BY ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE KERRVILLE FESTIVALOF THE ARTS.
We strongly suggest you make travel plans and reservations as early as possible. The town fills up and as the date gets closer it can be difficult to find lodging.
For campers and RVer’s, we recommend Kerrville-Schreiner Park. Formerly a state park, it is now City operated and has nice sites, even some cabins. There are a number of other RV Parks here including a KOA, By The River RV Park, and Guadalupe River RV Resort.
For a list of places to stay use the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau >>