exhibit space ....................$ 420
exhibit space ...................$ 620
exhibit space....................$ 800
corner space ...................$1000
Arts Festival 2003 Application Information
Tapestry Arts is a
nonprofit organization that strives to create interaction between
communities and the arts. Toward that end, the festival celebrates
creativity by providing access to the arts to a large cross-section
of Silicon Valley. Proceeds support academic school arts programs.
Join more than 350 artists as they display their work and interact
with an average 250,000 visitors each Labor Day Weekend! Tapestry's
Festival is once again rated one of Sunshine Artist 200 Best in the
United States. It ranked second in its class on the West Coast.
$500 Best of Show*
$150 First Runner Up*
$100 Second Runner
Tapestry also issues several
honorary awards each year in the following categories:
Circle* - jurors
select artists who exhibit excellence in their work
of Fame* -
awarded after 5 years as an Invitational artist
Design - awarded
for outstanding display
Accepted artists will also
receive discounted hotel rates, booth-sitters, identification
badges, promotional postcards (at cost) and free water.
* Winners will receive festival parking,
guaranteed 2004 acceptance, early space reservations &
Tapestry has many
long-standing ties with the Bay Area media. Each year, the festival
receives more than $300,000 in print, radio and television
sponsorship. Media coverage includes local radio stations with 24
hour a day announcements and on-site broadcasts. The local network
affiliate has provided television coverage both before and live from
the event. As a long-standing print media partner, The San Jose
Mercury News provides Tapestry with excellent coverage in the
weeks before the event. Flyers and posters are distributed
throughout Silicon Valley and posted throughout our local public
transportation network. The Tapestry website has extensive festival
information and is widely advertised.
Tapestry’s festival is open to
original, exhibitor-made work. Artists are strongly encouraged to
attend. No agents, dealers, traders or importers are eligible.
Pieces not representative of work juried may not be shown or
advertised in the exhibit space. We reserve the right to close the
booth of any artist who does not comply with festival policies
and/or meet the standards of the event. All artists, including past
participants, must file applications for the current festival by the
registration deadline and be screened through a slide process.
sellers must have a valid sales permit, collect taxes and be
responsible for all their sales and collections. Sales permits may
be obtained from the State Board of Equalization at 408 277-1231.
San Jose sales tax is 8.25%.
Exhibit spaces are 10' x 10'.
Artists are responsible for providing all equipment, staffing,
assembling and dismantling their booths.
slides must be in clean, undamaged mounts, measuring 2”x 2” and
35mm. Please label slides as shown. Work shown on all slides should
be recent (not more than 2 years old).
of the slides must show individual work, which is representative of
your quality and range. The fourth slide should show your display.
Artists who are not accepted will receive their slides with their
non-acceptance letter in May. Accepted artists will have their
slides returned in September.
Applications to Tapestry Arts
Festival 2003 must be postmarked by April 18, 2003. To apply, please
complete both sides of the attached application and submit it with a
$15 entry/jury fee, four slides and a self-addressed stamped
envelope. Artists who reside in Santa Clara County may apply for
you apply in two media, please submit two sets of slides (no more
than four slides per medium) and a $35 entry/jury fee. If your
medium is recorded music, it may only be
presented at the festival by
fees are due by June 13. The cancellation deadline is June 20. We
cannot provide refunds for any artists canceling after this date.
Refunds will reflect a $100 handling fee.
will also be a $25 fee charged for returned checks.
A note about our fee:Unfortunately, the costs of event
production continue to rise and revenue is not keeping up.
Therefore, we have to increase our booth fee by $30. This is
necessitated by increases in everything from security to maintenance
to insurance. Last year, festival insurance went up 300%. We
appreciate your understanding. This increase is the only way that we
can keep Tapestry a viable event. Please note that we are continuing
our policy of not charging any commission on artists’ sales. Once
the booth fee is paid, that’s it!