Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6 2022
Open to the public on Saturday and Sunday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

University Park Country Club, 7671 The Park Blvd, University Park, FL


CALL FOR ARTISTS

All University Park residents, Country Club annual members and employees are invited to participate in this juried art show. Accepted media include painting (oil, acrylic and watercolor), photography, sculpture, encaustic and mixed media. No crafts will be accepted. All works must be original, must have been created within the last three years and may not have been exhibited at Art In The Park previously. An entry fee of $10.00 per piece will be collected. Prizes will be awarded by a three-judge panel. 

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ART IN THE PARK 2022

 
OBJECTIVE: Provide an annual fine art show for University Park residents, and Country Club members and employees. The show offers participants an opportunity to exhibit their work and develop a dialogue about their work with others. The show encourages the making of "art in the park." 

 
SHOW DATES: March 4th - March 6th

HOURS:  Friday, 5:30pm - 7pm; Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK:  Friday March 4th, 7:45am - 9:00 am in Lakeside Room

TAKE DOWN/PICK-UP:  Sunday, March 6th , 5:30pm - 6:00pm at  time for which you signed up
  

Artist Timeline

January 15 -- Deadline to apply or renew membership online (Active membership indicates intent to show in 2022)

January 16 to February 10 -- Artwork registration is open online.

February 17th  or February 18th -- 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Club's Cafe (under canopy) -- SIGN UP FOR ARTISTS' VOLUNTEER DUTIES, pick up artwork labels, drop off your biography, and sign up for  art pick-up time at end of show.

March 4th -- 7:45am - 9:00am -- Deliver artwork to the Lakeside Room at the Club; each piece must have artwork label attached and visible on front of the piece.

March 4th to March 6th -- Show open (see times above).

Sunday, March 6th -- 5:30pm - 6:00pm -- Artists pick up artwork at time for which you signed up. 



SHOW RULES and TERMS
(Revised 2/22 and supersedes all previous versions)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Artists must be a resident of University Park or an annual member or employee of the University Park Country Club. 
  • An artist may submit up to 4 pieces.
  • Work must not have been exhibited in previous Art In The Park exhibitions and must have been created within the last three years. 
  • Artists must have enrolled /renewed online as a member of Art in the Park.


ENTRANCE

  • Information for all entries must be filled out at the time of online artwork registration.
  • Once registration has been completed, no changes may be made so make sure you have provided the correct information. 
  • Print and attach an artwork label (to be e-mailed to artists by February 19) to each work with tape to show on the front for ease of hanging.

 

FEES

  • Membership fee – $10 per artist by credit card online.
  • Registration/Entry fee – $10.00 per piece. Payment must be made by credit card online.

 

*** UPCAI CHALLENGE in 2022 ***

  • All artists and work must comply with other Rules for Art in the Park. 
  • For the UPCAI Challenge, the work must be two-dimensional and should capture in some manner an experience or aspect of living in University Park.
  • Both dimensions must be 48" in length or smaller, including frames.
  • The work will count in the limit of four entries to the show and also qualify for other prizes (such as Best in Show).
  • The AIP judges will award the winning artwork for the UPCAI Challenge using the same criteria as other awards in the show. There is no cash award for winning this Challenge.
  • Participating artists must guarantee that the winning piece will hang at the entry to the Community Center for a minimum of nine months. 
  • Depending on the success of this Challenge, the UPCAI may issue it annually.


ACCEPTED MEDIA – This is a fine arts show. 

  • Painting - original work, professionally framed or gallery wrapped canvas. No framed giclée reproductions (except in bins). 
  • Photography - on any medium, suitably prepared for hanging as in FRAMING AND HANGING below. 
  • Sculpture - should not exceed 75 lbs. - artists to provide their own pedestal. 
  • Mixed Media, Encaustic.
  • Each piece of a diptych or triptych will be handled as a separate entry but will be hung together. 
  • **No Crafts or functional objects are accepted. Exhibition committee has the right to refuse to exhibit work that does not adhere to the exhibition policies. **


OTHER CONSIDERATIONS 

  • Each entry must be original artwork by the artist, signed, dry and ready to exhibit. 
  • Work submitted for the jurors must not have been exhibited in previous "Art In The Park" exhibitions and must have been created by the artist within the last three years.             

  

JUDGING

  • All entries will be judged by a three-judge panel. 
  • All decisions are final. 
  • One award per artist is allowed. 


PRIZES

  • Best of Show
  • First
  • Second
  • Third
  • Honorable Mention  (no cash prizes)


HANGING AND FRAMING PARAMETERS

  • Hanging work should be framed or gallery wrapped in a professional manner. 
  • Plexiglas is preferred to glass. Work framed with glass is entered at your own risk. 
  • Screw eyes and wire (no saw-toothed hangers) must be securely attached on the back of the frame. Please tape the ends of wires to protect those volunteers hanging your work.
  • No chipped or damaged frames will be accepted. 
  • The Show coordinators can reject a piece if it does not adhere to the exhibition framing parameters. 

 

ARTISTS' DUTIES 

  • Bio-Book – Bring a typed biography of your art background on 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper for Artists' Bio Book (2 page maximum allowed) to  the Café on February 17th or 18th, 3-4pm.    
  • Volunteer sign-up – Each artist will be required to take a 3-hour shift during the show's hours or volunteer in some way. **Duties - sign in guests, answer questions, assist with sales of art, and fill out sales receipts (we will train you.) You select your time at the Café on February 17th or 18th, 3-4pm.  
  • E-cards – Each artist will be provided ecards to invite people to the cocktail reception and/or dinner on opening night. Be sure to get these into the hands of interested parties. 

  • E-Flyers - Each artist will be provided general flyers about the show (without reference to the reception/dinner) to encourage friends to attend the show on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Artwork Label – Artwork Labels will be emailed to artists to print and attach a label to each work with tape to show on the front while hanging.

 

SOLD PIECES

  • Sales will be by credit card, check (made out to the artist), or cash only. 
  • Artists will receive 100% of the amount paid for items, except:
    • Credit cards will be accepted for charges of $20 or more, including multiple items, such as cards, purchased at one time. 
    • Each credit card transaction will be charged a transaction fee as charged by the bank. 
    • The artists will receive a check for their transactions' net of said transaction fees.
  • Artists will be paid for their sold works within five days of the show’s closing. 
  • No artwork can be held without being paid for. 
  • Red dots will be placed on sold pieces. 
  • Sold pieces cannot be removed until the show is over. 
  • Note: Pricing must be to the nearest dollar, e.g. $6.00 rather than $5.50. 
  • We do not handle sales taxes – it is the artist’s responsibility to handle sales taxes. 


ARTIST BINS

  • Bring your own free-standing or table-top artist bin to display your unframed pieces.  Your bin display must be professional quality. 
  • Bin items must be accompanied by an inventory of works which includes prices. Bin items are displayed at the artist's risk and show management is not responsible for their security. 
  • Acceptable work includes prints, greeting cards, giclées and small pieces ~ either matted, in plastic sleeves or otherwise presented professionally.  
  • As appropriate, pieces must be shrink-wrapped or in clear glassine display bags and must be clearly labeled with name, price and medium.  
  • No breakable items will be accepted. 
  • In 2022,  two bins are acceptable per artist ( either two floor racks, two table-top bins or one of each). 
  • Artist racks and bins are subject to the discretion of show management.

     

    LIABILITY

    • University Park Country Club and the Exhibition Committee will not be responsible for loss or damage to any work submitted. 
    • The members of the receiving and hanging committees will exercise the utmost care in handling all submitted work. 

     

    QUESTIONS - Call or email Deborah Van Brunt or Lori Salzman (contact info under "Meet the Artists") or go to our Contact page. 


    Upcoming events

    Art in the park 2022

    Saturday and Sunday, March 5 -- March 6, 2022, 10 AM to 5 PM

    University Park Country Club

    7671 The Park Blvd

    University Park, FL 34201
    Free Admission and Parking




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