DATES & DEADLINES:

  • Application open: November 15, 2022
  • ZAPP Application Fee: $35
  • Deadline: March 31, 2023 by 11:59pm
  • Jury date: April 1-7, 2023
  • Notification Date: April 8-10 2023
  • Early Bird booth discount fees: $400.00 for 10’x10’ and $750.00 for 10’x20’
  • Early Bird booth discount fee deadline: April 21, 2023
  • Regular booth fees: $450.00 for 10’x10’ and $800.00 for 10’x20’
  • Regular booth fee deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Cancellation for 50% refund: May 10, 2023
  • Booth Assignment & information: May 22, 2023
  • Load in: Thursday, June 22, 2023, 6:00am – 5:00pm 
  • Show Opening: Friday, June 23
  • Show Closing: Sunday, June 25
  • Reception: Sunday, June 25, 7:00am
  • Load out: Begins Sunday, June 25, completed by Monday, June 26 by 9am

JUST THE FACTS:

  • Location: George Rogers Park (Map)
  • Show Size: Maximum 124 artist booths
  • Park Hours: Friday: 8am-9pm | Saturday: 8am-9pm | Sunday: 8am-5pm
  • Artists expected to be open: Friday: 8am-6pm | Saturday: 8am-6pm | Sunday: 8am-5pm
  • Amenities: Booth sitting, water, Artists’ Awards announcement on Saturday, artist rates with our hotel partners, drive to booth location for setup and tear-down, daily coffee & pastries, hot breakfast in Sunday, award reception.
  • Parking: Off-site parking is provided with frequent shuttle service to and from the park.
  • Pets: Pets are not allowed. Service dogs, please.
  • Commission/sales tax: No commission is taken on sales. There is no sales tax in Oregon.
  • Security: Twenty-four hours from Thursday evening through Sunday evening.
  • Awards: A prominent judge will recognize 3-5 artists with awards honoring their booth designs and work quality. Blue Ribbon and Honorable Mention winners are automatically accepted into the 2024 Art in the Park show. Blue Ribbon winners receive a cash award.
  • Promotion: The Festival is promoted nationally, regionally, and locally to the art-buying public through television, newspapers, radio, direct mail, press releases, magazines, websites, and social media.
  • Website: lakewood-center.org
  • Social media: #artsinlo Instagram: @artsinlo Facebook: LOFOTA

CALL TO ARTISTS:

Art in the Park, traditionally located in George Rogers Park, is a juried booth show open to artists who produce original, hand-made, fine art and crafts. We welcome makers working in long standing traditions, artists on the cutting edge of contemporary making, and newly emerging artists of all stripes.

Join us in 2023 as we celebrate our 60th year showcasing talented and visionary artists of the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

ABOUT THE 60TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Founded in 1963, The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an annual arts education program of Lakewood Center for the Arts and is traditionally held at Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It is held the weekend after Father’s Day each year and attracts nearly 25,000 people. In 2023, we are excited to celebrate 60 years of art with great food, music, and expanded programming, including several unique art exhibits at Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park.

NOTES ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Art in the Park is a multi-step application process. Artists initially apply via ZAPP and complete their payment and information via a secure Festival of the Arts website. 
  • We do not accept slides, photographs, links to websites, or paper applications.
  • If you’ve won an award and have automatic acceptance, you will need to reapply so we know you are interested in returning. We will email 2022 winners & honorable mention recipients a free entry code.
  • After the jury and Curator deliberate, all artists will receive an email with acceptance or rejection information.
  • If an artist is accepted, please follow the instructions in the email. You will NOT complete your process or payment via ZAPP. 
  • Returning artists: Please make sure your contact email in ZAPP is the same one you’ve used for prior Festivals.
  • Up to two artists may collaborate on single artworks in one category and enter using one entry form. Both artist names are required on the application. 
  • No brokers, galleries, or artist representatives are eligible to apply.
  • Your ZAPP application will require: 
    • A $35 application fee.
    • Description of Work: Briefly describe the materials, process, and inspiration used in the design and execution of your artwork.
    • Images: Five (5) digital images: four (4) of your artwork and one (1) of your overall booth. See image formatting requirements on ZAPP. 
    • NOTE: The booth shot is very important. Please, NO photos of you, your name, your customers, your website, the name of your business or town. 
    • If this is your first show and do not have a booth shot, create a booth in your living room or garage. The juror is looking for how you will display your art.

ARTISTS MAY APPLY WITHIN THESE CATEGORIES:

  • New Media: New media art is usually defined as a genre that encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, including digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, virtual art, internet art, interactive art, video games, computer robotics, 3D printing, and art as biotechnology. Artists and makers working under this category are highly encouraged to submit electronic editions of new media work to exhibit and sell to the public in a boutique-style booth display. Electricity is available.
  • Emerging Artist: We welcome those artists who show significant potential, but have yet to be recognized in their professions. Typically, this applies to a younger artist just out of school, but we also welcome people of all ages who are in the very beginning stages of their careers as artists to apply in this category.
  • 3D Mixed Media: Work that combines multiple materials to form an object intended as a work of art. This category includes the use of found objects, use of recycled materials, and assemblage to create new forms.
  • Ceramics: Original functional or non-functional works created by the artist from clay, porcelain, stoneware, and/or earthenware. We welcome ceramics artists whose work may challenge the assertion of a functional and non-functional relationship.
    *Mass-produced work is not permitted, but artists using 3D printing technologies for ceramic work are welcome to apply.
  • Illustration: Drawing, painting or printed work of art that explains, clarifies, illuminates, visually represents, or merely decorates a written text, which may be of a literary or commercial nature, including posters. This is art that is descriptive and has storytelling and narrative at its heart. This encompasses original compositions hand-created by the artist using pen, pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, wax, crayon, ash, painting, collage, screenprinting, etc, as well as digitally created 2d art. All digitally created work in this category must be in limited editions which are signed and numbered on archival-quality materials. If you are uncertain about whether not your work fits into this category, please consider applying under Painting, 2D Mixed Media, or Emerging Artist instead.
  • Fiber-Decorative: Decorative works handcrafted by the artist from natural and synthetic fiber. Fiber includes basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry, papermaking, leather, straw, and fabric. Plastic fiber is also permitted under this category. Not permitted: mass or factory-produced work.
  • Fiber-Wearable: Clothing and fashion designers are highly encouraged to apply. Wearables intended as objects of utility, beauty, and art. Not permitted: mass or factory-produced work.
  • Glass: Original functional or decorative works that have been handcrafted by the artist by glass blowing, fusing, molding, casting, or kiln forming. Works may be etched or engraved and be of any size. Not permitted: Any form of mass-produced work.
  • Jewelry: All jewelry must be designed and handcrafted by the artist. This may include jewelry made by the artist primarily from metals, gems, stones, precious metal clay (PMC), flame-worked beads, clay, wood, fiber, etc. All jewelry displayed at the show must have been juried in the Jewelry category. A maximum of 15% of a piece may consist of commercial findings. Jewelers must label their PMC jewelry as such. Not permitted: commercial components (e.g., beads, glass, gems, pearls, metal, or other elements not made by the artist) that are strung or assembled and/or twisted on a wire, with no substantial work done by the artist. Commercial casts, molds, mass production, or production studio work is not permitted.
  • Functional Metalwork: Functional, non-sculptural work handcrafted from metals with the purpose of being used as a tool. This category includes tools of all persuasions such as knives, saws, shovels, and pitchforks. All sculptural metalwork should be submitted in the Sculpture category.
  • Painting: Original compositions that are created by the artist in oil, water-based media, and encaustic media. Painters whose work challenges those material assertions are also welcome to submit under this category.
  • Photography: Original compositions created by photographic processes that begin with a camera lens. Prints must be made from the artist’s original negative or digital image and be processed by the artist or under his or her direct supervision. The photographic process (including digital alteration, hand-painting, or over-painting, etc.) must be displayed with the photograph. Prints must be signed, numbered, and dated in a limited edition. Prints must meet “archival quality” standards.
  • Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stone, blocks, composite reliefs, or screens and which have been signed and numbered in a limited edition. Not permitted: photocopies, giclées, offset reproductions, and machine-produced images are not considered print originals. They are reproductions of the original print and must be labeled as such.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional, stand-alone works incorporating materials that are carved, modeled, constructed, or cast. Media examples include metal, stone, ceramic, hand-built clay, blown glass, and wood. Sculptures that have a utilitarian purpose, like a fountain, are welcome under this category. If recycled materials are used, they must be modified or used in a way that is different from their original function.
  • Woodworking: Original functional or non-functional work that is hand-tooled, machine worked, turned, or carved primarily from wood by the artist. Painted and/or wood assemblages, which are primary pieces not created by the artist, should be entered in 3D Mixed Media.
  • 2D Mixed Media: Work that combines more than one medium such as paint, collage, and ink to create original works of art with a one-sided orientation. In order for mixed media to be accepted as such, the work should clearly be the product of different surface materials.
  • Musical Instruments: Handcrafted, locally assembled instruments intended for performance and display. Can include acoustic and electronic instruments such as drums, wind instruments, stringed instruments like lutes and mandolins and guitars, and keyboards, but the emphasis is placed on the quality of the workmanship.
  • LeatherCraft: Leathercraft is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping techniques, coloring techniques or both. Functional and decorative leathercraft are both accepted, and artisans who combine both approaches are welcome. Handcrafted and hand-stitched leatherwork is preferred, but machine aided work is acceptable so long as the work is not mass-produced.

BUY/SELL, IMPORTED, OR PRODUCTION WORK IS NOT PERMITTED.

RULES OF PARTICIPATION

The Festival reserves the right to remove any artist from present or future Festivals for non-compliance with these rules:

  • Artwork must be original, handcrafted work that is similar in style, quality, and process to the work submitted to the jury. 
  • Artists may show artwork only in categories in which they were accepted. If you plan, for instance, to show jewelry with your fiber, you must submit an application for both fiber and jewelry. 
  • An artist may share a booth with another artist only if both artists have collaborated on every piece of work. Both artist names must be included on the application. Collaborating artists may submit one application and, if accepted, pay for one booth. 
  • Artists must display a process statement in their booth including a photo of the artist(s), plus images and a description that illustrate the process and materials used to create the work. This statement supports the Festival mission to educate the public about art and has been shown to increase sales. Please, focus on the process for developing your work.
  • All artwork must be for sale. Prices may not be changed after the show has opened.
  • Reproductions of the artist’s original work must be clearly marked as such. (See Reproduction Policy below.) Artist greeting cards may be displayed in one small tabletop rounder or in a single basket or box on a table. 
  • Artists must be present in their booth during show hours. They must keep their booth intact during the entire show. Volunteers are available to provide short breaks during the show. 
  • Artists must provide their own booth tent and display equipment that are of sound construction and capable of withstanding inclement weather and wind gusts. The Festival recommends standard white pop-up tents with sidewalls. Artists may use stakes or weights to ensure their canopies are secure. 
  • Tent rentals are available by arranging with the Curator by May 10, 2023.

REPRODUCTION POLICY

  • The Festival showcased 3D printing in previous years, and as such, we are continuing to welcome artists working in 3D printing to exhibit and sell in Art in the Park. Artists working with 3D modeling software with the intention of creating 3D printed works of art may offer both the code and the objects for sale in limited editions with the understanding that the code and the object created by it are original works of art, and is not intended for mass production and distribution. 
  • Work under New Media is also understood to be an original work of art even though its production may involve mechanical duplication.
  • Limited edition reproductions for original 2D work are allowed. A reproduction is any work that is duplicated by machine rather than by the hand of the artist. This includes photocopies, giclées, offset reproductions, and machine-produced images. The Reproduction Policy applies to all original 2D media including drawing, painting, photography, and printmaking. Reproductions must be consistent with the style and quality of the juried work. Show us your real work!
  • Reproductions must be labeled “reproduction” on the front of each piece along with the type of reproduction it is. The word “print” is reserved for hand-pulled prints. Reproductions must be signed and in limited editions of no more than 450. “Altered reproductions” may not be sold as originals.
  • For original 2D work, no more than 30% of the work shown may be reproductions. A maximum of two browse bins is suggested. 
  • Any artwork that is not properly labeled or does not meet these requirements will need to be removed from the show. 

JURY PROCESS

All applicants are reviewed by a jury composed of arts professionals from varied backgrounds who embrace the philosophy and goals of the Festival of the Arts. Artists for Art in the Park are selected based on originality, personal voice, technical skill, and booth presentation. 

WE WELCOME ARTISTS OF DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS

Lakewood Theatre Company (dba Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lakewood Gallery, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts) believes that art and society is enhanced by cultural diversity.

It is our belief that this diversity enriches our appreciation of the world we live in. Lakewood is committed to providing an environment that demonstrates sensitivity and appreciation for the unique needs and qualities of the individuals that we serve.

To that end, Lakewood’s policy is to provide services, programs, volunteer opportunities and employment opportunities that do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, culture, nationality, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, political opinion, learning style, national origin, familial status, mental and physical disability, gender identity, and source of income or disability status.

LEGAL AGREEMENT

This online contract states the terms that you, the Art in the Park artist, agrees to during the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts (Festival) Art in the Park show on June 23, 24, 25, 2023. This contract must be reviewed and acknowledged while completing your Online Agreement for the Art in the Park Exhibit, by May 1, 2023.

  1. Artwork must be original, handcrafted work that is similar in style, quality, and process to the work submitted to the jury.
  2. Artists may show artwork only in categories in which they were accepted.
  3. The Festival retains the right to ask an Artist to remove any work that is not consistent with (a) Festival guidelines (see Call to Artists) or (b) the Artist’s application.
  4. Artists may share a booth with another artist only if both artists have collaborated on every piece of work. Both artist names must be included on the application. Collaborating artists may submit one application, and, if accepted, pay for one booth.
  5. Artist may not sublet his/her booth. Artist may not exhibit work made by other individuals.
  6. Artists must display a process statement in their booth including a photo of the artist(s), and images and description that illustrate the process and materials used to create the work. This statement supports the Festival mission to educate the public about art and has been shown to increase sales.
  7. All artwork must be for sale. Prices may not be changed after the show has opened.
  8. Reproductions of artist’s original work must be clearly marked as such. (See the Reproduction Policy outlined in the Call to Artists for details.) Artist greeting cards may be displayed in one small tabletop rounder or in a single basket or box on a table. BUY/SELL, IMPORTED, OR PRODUCTION WORK IS NOT PERMITTED.
  9. Artists must be present in their booth during show hours. They must keep their booth intact during the entire show.
  10. Artists must provide their own booth tent (10’x10’ or 10’x20’ only) and display equipment that are of sound construction and capable of withstanding inclement weather and wind gusts. Booths must be visually presentable to neighboring booths.
  11. George Rogers Park provides a small number of electrical outlets which are available to accepted artists on an individual basis. Artists must not use electrical generators, but small solar panels are welcome.
  12. Artists must have one approved fire extinguisher in their booth and conform to the City of Lake Oswego fire code regulations.
  13. Artists must contain their work and storage boxes within their allotted booth space.
  14. Booths may remain intact each night. The Festival will supply minimal overnight security. The Festival is not responsible for the loss of or damage to the booth structure or its contents. On Sunday night, Artists will vacate the grounds by 8:00 pm. Artists must follow all load-in and load-out instructions to ensure proper following of COVID-19 guidelines.
  15. If all or part of the show is prevented from being held for any cause, the Festival, at its sole discretion, shall determine a refund of a portion of fees paid.
  16. The Festival provides volunteer booth sitters to give Artists short breaks during the Festival. Booth sitters are not permitted to conduct sales during the Artists’ absence.
  17. Artist agrees to indemnify the Festival against and hold harmless from all demands, claims, causes of actions or judgments, for injury to person or property arising from omission, fault, negligence or other misconduct of Artist, its partners, agents, employees or other representatives, or arising from any use made, or actions before, during, or after the event. In case the Festival shall be made a party or threatened to be made a party to any litigation commenced by or against Artist, Artist shall protect and hold the Festival harmless and shall pay all costs, fees, expenses incurred in investigating or resisting same, including attorney’s fees, incurred or paid by the Festival in connection with such threatened or actual litigation.
  18. In the event that either party commits a breach of this agreement, the aggrieved party shall have the right to terminate and cancel this agreement immediately, and to hold the party committing the breach liable for direct and consequential damages. Any dispute arising out of this agreement shall be subject to mediation upon fifteen (15) days notice, including the identification of a proposed mediator. If the parties are unable to agree to a mutually acceptable mediator, or if the mediation is not completed within ninety (90) days from the date of notice, or if the mediation is not successful in resolving the entire dispute, any outstanding issues shall be submitted to a final and binding arbitration by a professional arbitration service acceptable to the parties. If the parties are unable to agree as to an arbitration service, the dispute shall be submitted to arbitration in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon. The arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it by any court having jurisdiction thereof. The costs of mediation and/or arbitration shall be borne equally by both parties.
  19. In no event will the Festival, its agents, employees or other representatives be liable or held accountable to Artist for any loss, interruption of business, or any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damage of any kind, harm or injury to the person or property of Artist resulting from theft, fire, water, accident or any other cause, regardless of the form of action whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.

CONTACT

Phone: 503.636.1060   

Email: festival@lakewood-center.org

Street address:  Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Mailing address:  Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, PO Box 385, Lake Oswego, OR 97034