Art in the Park
Fine Art Show & Sale
August 5th & 6th, 2017
Deadline July 7th, 2017
Art in the Park is open to both professional and amateur artists. Original works in painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, wood, glass, metals, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media are eligible. NO kit crafts are allowed. Artists may only exhibit in the medium(s) in which they are juried. The Ottawa Art League reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work not consistent with submitted applications.
Artists must submit four(4)photos or digital images that accurately represent your current art, include one of your display. Please do not send actual work. Photos and digital images should be labeled clearly with the artists name and medium. If you send photos, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with proper postage for return of application materials. Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed as soon as the materials are received. No refunds after July 16th. OAL members and Artists who participated in the Ottawa Art League Art in the Park 2016 do not have to be juried.
Each artist is required to be in attendance during show hours. The artist is required to display their original artwork. Prints should be signed, numbered and marked limited edition. Reproductions must be marked as such and should not comprise more than 25% of the display. All work displayed for sale should have prices clearly marked. All sales tax reporting will be the responsibility of the artist. Ottawa City Tax is 7%. It is recommended that you have a copy of your Illinois Business Tax number with you.
Illinois Business Tax Number
The City of Ottawa requires an Illinois Business Tax Number (IBT#) to participate in Art in the Park. A copy of your IBT Certificate must be included with your application! We must have a copy before you will be included in our show.
Show Date & Location
August 5th & 6th, 2017
9 am - 4 pm
Art in the Park is held in the northwest corner Washington Square Park at the corners of LaSalle and Lafayette Streets in downtown Ottawa,
Illinois. This is held in conjunction with Ottawa's Riverfest Celebration; there is a large parade on Sunday.
Booth space is approximately 10 x 10. All booths are on grass facing the sidewalk. Artists will be responsible for providing their own tents and displays. Set-up is from 7am-9am, Aug 5, tents may be left up over night.
Booth fee $70
Non-refundable Jury fee $5. This fee is waved for returning artists.
OAL Members Booth fee $50. No jury fee
Awards & Judging
Best of Show $150
First Place $100
Second Place $75
Third Place $50
Two (2) Honorable Mention Awards $25/each
Judging starts at 10 am and will be based on overall quality of the artwork & exhibit. Your display must be finished to be included in judging.
Applications must be postmarked by July 7th, 2017.
Please make checks payable to: Ottawa Art League
Mail application with photos, jury fee, booth fee, and copy of IBT Certificate to:
3123 E. 28th Rd
Marseilles, IL. 61341
Questions and digital jury images can be emailed to email@example.com
City______________________ State______ Zip______________
Illinois Business Tax Number (required) _________________________ Please send photo copy of original certificate.
The Ottawa Art League and/or the City of Ottawa are not responsible for any loss or damage to the artists work, displays, or any personal injury which may result during set-up or take-down or due to inclement weather. I do not hold the Ottawa Art League, it’s officers or members responsible for accidental loss or damage of any kind. I have read the rules and agree to observe them. I understand that I will be responsible for any damages I inflict on Washington Square Park or Ottawa City Property.