Rules and Image Preparation

Rules and Standards

  • All artwork must be original and produced by the exhibiting artist or collaborative artists.
  • The FOA council has the right to remove artwork not representative of images presented for jury                  
  • Artists bring their own display. All work on displayed must be for sale. Two dimensional work must be appropriately matted, mounted or framed.
  • Reproduction Prints of original work must be noted & not be a majority of display. Digital art must be printed on archival quality materials, signed and numbered, and printed in limited edition.
  • All sales are conducted by the artists who are responsible for collecting and reporting sales tax of 5.5%.
  • Only one exhibitor or collaborative team is allowed per booth space.
  • Artists must be present at the Festival.
  • $130 exhibitor booth fee. Electricity is included. Payment by check with signed contract. Due March 1st, 2019
  • All funds generated from jury & booth fees are used for cash awards, publicity, and operating expenses.
  • Artist grants permission to use their images of their work to promote the show.   
  • Artist bears all risk and responsibility for any loss, theft, or damage to their work or other personal property despite cause.
  • Any damage done by the artist and/or by the artist's display unit is the responsibility of the exhibiting artist and not the Festival of the Arts Council. Any damage done to the Noel Fine Art Center (NFAC) will be repaired by the UWSP Maintenance and billed to the exhibiting artist that caused the damage.

  • All artists using a heavy display system or loading system must take proper caution to protect the floors in the NFAC.
  • All artists are encouraged to have liability insurance when participating in art festivals.
  • Artist must abide by all rules and standards set forth by the Festival of the Arts Council.

Formatting Your Images
Please follow these specifications  in order to attach these images to your application successfully. We accept the same photo formats as Zapplication and EntryThingy.

  1. Recommended Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side.
    Note: To assist artists who do not have images that are 1920 pixels or larger, the system will also accept images that are at least 1400 pixels on the longest side.
  2. File Format: Save all images as Baseline Standard JPEG. Do not save as a Progressive JPEG.
  3. File Size: JPEGs should be under 5 MB in size.
  4. Recommended Resolution: between 72 and 300 ppi
    Note: You may need to lower your resolution if the file size is larger than 5 MB.
  5. Color space: Save images in RGB color space, preferably sRGB
  6. No names or business names on any of the images.
  7. Booth Shot: No booth shot no jury. We need a complete booth shot.

Importance of your booth shot:

Your booth shot can either make or break an artist in the Art Fair scene. Yes your work is the most important part of the application process under consideration, however,  a poorly thought out booth display shot will cause an artist not to be accepted into the show even though their work is extraordinary. Here are some tips when taking your booth shot.

  1. The best place to take your booth shot is usually not at a show. You need to be able to control the environment as much as possible. You want the proper lighting and distance for a great booth shot. Some artists hire professional photographers to take their booth shot in a controlled indoor studio and some set up their booths on a cloudy day in their backyards
  2. Less is more. The jurors do not want to see a cluttered booth. We want to be able to see your strongest pieces not everything you want to sell. A symmetrical booth is also easier to look at.
  3.  Do not use your cell-phone to take your photo. Use a tripod and a quality camera.
  4. No signs or banners. Your name can not be displayed in your booth shot because of blind jury.