Artist Registration for the 49th Medina Annual Art in the Park

This event takes place on Sunday, July 16, 2023.

Registration for this event closes in 3 months, 2 days on Monday, May 1, 2023.


Show Hours: 10am – 5pm

The Medina County Art League cordially invites you to participate in the 49th Annual Art in the Park fine art show. The show is set in Medina’s charming Courthouse Square. Artist exhibits are arranged around the park's gazebo, the focus of the historic Public Square area.
 

Eligibility and Jurying

A jury composed of practicing artists, art teachers, and committee members will judge original artwork of professional quality in any medium for acceptance. No molds, kits, or commercial products will be permitted. Accepted artists are expected to properly label all commercially produced reproductions. The jury requires that no more than 25% of artists' displays include such reproductions. An on-site jury committee will tour the show to determine artists' compliance with eligibility requirements. Those that do not comply will be asked to leave. ALL JURY DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
 

Exhibit Spaces 

Approximately 130 artist exhibit spaces are available this year. Standard spaces are 10' wide x 10' deep. Space between booths will be determined by the number of booths entered into the show. Booths contents should not extend outside of your 10'x10' space. If you need more space please consider purchasing a double space. A limited number of double spaces are available. GENERATORS, STAKES, OR GROUND COVER ARE NOT PERMITTED! The use of any material to alter the park ground, including but not limited to mulch, pallets, carpet or otherwise is strictly prohibited by the City of Medina.
 

Fees

Application Fees are $15 and are non-refundable. Single Space = $140, Double Space = $280. Booth Fees shall be paid after an artist is juried in by returning to the application website. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER JURY SELECTIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED ON MAY 1, 2023. Should an accepted artist be juried out of the show or if the show is canceled all booth fees will be refunded in full.
 

Timeline

  • January 1, 2023 - Registration Opens
  • January 30, 2023 - Intermediate Jury Decisions will be made and Vendors Notified*
  • March 30, 2023 - Intermediate Jury Decisions will be made and Vendors Notified*
  • April 30, 2023 - Registration Closes
  • May 8, 2023 - Final Jury Decisions will made and Vendors Notified*
  • Saturday, July 15, 2023 6pm - Vendor Setup Day
  • Sunday, July 16, 2023 10am to 5pm - Day of Show

*Note: Previous Art in the Park Vendors are automatically accepted and “Juried In”

 

Artist Responsibility

The artist is required to be on-site throughout the hours of the show. No dealers or agents are permitted. Artists are responsible for setting up their display with appropriate weather protection, keeping space free of clutter, and may not start to tear down prior to 5 pm. We strictly enforce booth tear down! Sales tax is the artist's responsibility. The current Medina County sales tax is 6.75%. Sales tax rates are available at www.taxes.ohio.gov, select Ohio Taxes, Sales & Use, and then Tax Rates and Changes.
All artists should carry liability insurance in case of damages to their artwork or booth. Medina County Art League is not liable for any lost, damaged, or stolen goods, and property.
 

Awards and Cash Prizes

A group of qualified judges will award a minimum of $1,550 in total cash prizes that day.
  • Best of Show - $500 (Judged Day of Show)
  • Body of Work First Place - $300 (Judged Day of Show)
  • Body of Work Second Place - $200 (Judged Day of Show)
  • Body of Work Third Place - $150 (Judged Day of Show)
  • Each of the categories will have a "Best of" Award which will amount to $100 each. (Judged via Application Pictures Submitted)

Other Award Notes

  • Additional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Art in the Park Committee.
  • Judges will be reviewing your artwork from the works submitted via the online applications for jurying. Please be sure to submit recent work.
  • Best of “Category” awards will also be evaluated using artworks submitted during the online application process.
  • Best of Show and Body of Work Awards will be evaluated on the day of the show.
  • All awards will be announced at the show via loudspeaker the day of the show.

Support Services

Refreshments, signage, free parking, 24 hr. security, booth sitters, Boy Scout Troop for assistance transporting booth contents to/from vehicles (donations are encouraged), and statewide advertising will be provided by the art league in local and regional newspapers, internet, radio, street signs, etc.
 

Art Scholarship Donations

Each booth is STRONGLY SUGGESTED to donate one item of your work to the MCAL Art Scholarship Booth or a monetary donation. A member of the Art in the Park Committee will stop by your tent to collect donations on the day of the show. All proceeds will be awarded to graduating Medina County high school seniors continuing their art education in college.
 

Application Procedure

Artists will need to submit 4 recent unenhanced images of their work and 1 of their booth during the application process. Please save your images in JPEG format and under 4MB in size.
 

COVID-19 STATEMENT

The Medina County Art League wants everyone to be safe during our event. Because of this, we are strictly adhering to State and Local Guidelines and ordinances regarding COVID-19. However, given that the COVID-19 situation is fluid, the Medina County Art League reserves the right to modify or cancel the show should additional restrictions be called for by the State and Local government. Should the show be canceled all booth fees will be reimbursed in full.
 



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