ABOUT the 25th Annual Placer Artists Studios Tour - Artist Registration
The Registration process and criteria for eligibility have changed this year, please read carefully and follow all instructions.
THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018.
YOU MAY SAVE A DRAFT OF YOUR APPLICATION AND COME BACK TO IT TO FINISH. THE "SAVE DRAFT" BUTTON IS AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE APPLICATION, YOU CAN SCROLL DOWN TO IT. BEFORE YOU START, REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL NEED TO ATTACH AT LEAST ONE PHOTO OF YOUR WORK (jpeg ONLY) THAT IS AT LEAST 1500 PIXELS ON THE SHORTEST SIDE, SO HAVE THAT AVAILABLE WHEN YOU START. WE ARE ALSO ASKING FOR A PHOTO OF YOU AT WORK IN YOUR STUDIO.
This year’s tour will take place on November 9-11, 2018 with the weekend before, November 2-4, 2018 being planned for several special events that will help to promote the Tour. We will be promoting this Tour as our "Silver Anniversary". Our goal is involve our Artists as much as possible in the process, be as fair as we can to everyone, and present the very best experience we can for all involved.
Studios Tour Advisory Committee
To arrive at the composition of this year's Tour format, the Arts Council of Placer County (ACPC) held a community forum, developed criteria from feedback from that forum to create a survey that was sent to over 600 artists, receiving over 200 responses. The advisory committee then took this feedback and developed the criteria for this year's tour.
The advisory committee consists of:
Helen Phillips, Tour Founder
Janet Nicholson, Artist and 24 year participant on the Tour
Karen Killebrew, ACPC Board Member and former Tour Coordinator
Rosie Stilwell, Marketing Distribution Coordinator and former Tour Coordinator
John Kennedy, ACPC Board member and Artist on the Tour
There is also opportunities for ALL interested artists to join specific committees that will assist in planning and executing this year's tour. This is part of the application process.
This is not a juried process, all artists who meet the eligibility below are encouraged to apply
The Tour Advisory committee will work closely with Artists who may need assistance in meeting criteria. In addition, there will be several workshops scheduled, such as social media and marketing, new Artists orientation, artist promotion (photographs of art), and more.
There is no upfront entry fee required to apply. All entry forms must be turned in no later than Friday, April 13, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Entry fees must be paid by Friday, April 27, 2018 to be eligible for this year’s tour, no exceptions. All accepted Artists will receive an invoice with payment instructions they will be able to pay online or in person.
ENTRY FEES HAVE CHANGED!
$175 total fee per artist (representing a $125 artist fee, same as last year, and a refundable $50 payment towards volunteer time that can be worked off). Artists who register and complete scheduled volunteer assignments that are available and will be posted at a later time will be given a credit of up to $50 for their time (5 Hours @ $10/hour). This schedule will be available by May 18, 2018.
$25 per artist total entry fee (instead of the standard $175 entry fee) for new artists who have not previously shown in public, such as students (Next Gen), and emerging artists. These artists must be approved, will be asked for more information and will be paired with a mentor during the process.
All participating Artists must be a member of the Arts Council of Placer County. If you are not a member by the entry deadline, you will be required to pay the $35 membership fee with your registration, which is good for one year of the “Artist” membership in the Arts Council, or the $50 membership fee, which also entitles you to be a member of the Placer Artists League, in addition to the “Artist” category.
Galleries with numerous artists will be eligible to register for the Tour. The entry fee will be $250, and the Gallery will be included as destination spot, under a separate category in all publicity and not as a Studio location on the map. Artists showing in Galleries will only be listed by name under the Gallery listing, no photos or bios.
Entry is open to all artists living or working in Placer County, and all art mediums
Participating artists will assure that all work is original, displays excellent craftsmanship and portrays the heart and spirit of the artist. All work should be well-conceived and expertly executed and show the mark of the artist’s originality.
Pieces that are 100% assembled from purchased material may be included if they meet these criteria.
The artist must be closely and thoroughly involved with the design of each article. Each collaborating artist must have contributed to the design or production of each item.
The artist must be closely and thoroughly involved with the production of each article except for works of original design that require out of studio production (for example: rubber stamps, reproduction of prints or greeting cards, or cast jewelry, all of which must be made from the artist’s original work).
Only work like that included in this application can be exhibited and all work exhibited must be of the same quality as that accepted. A major change of media or style will require submission of the work to be accepted. In the case where more than one medium is involved, all work must be reconsidered at the same time
Categories that are not acceptable include commercial kits and commercially available plans.
Artists must hold or be applying for a California Sellers permit through the CA Board of Equalization to sell artwork during the Tour. California Sellers Permit must be displayed during entire Tour
in a visible location by every artist at each Tour location. If you do not have a permit, the State Department has changed. More information can be found here: https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/taxes-and-fees/faqseller.htm
Artists must be located in a working studio in order to be considered for inclusion to the event. Artists who do not have a working Studio will need to be located in a working studio or a Gallery.
All studios will be subject to a site visit and deemed appropriate according to the following criteria
Ample parking and accessibility
Access to the Studio is safe (width of entry road for traffic, potholes, etc.)
Safe and clean environment
The studio’s primary function is to serve as a location for creating art
Galleries that DO NOT consist of working Artists Studios will be permitted as a location featuring a group of artists, and will be marketed/labeled separately as a Gallery in all publicity and marketing.
Galleries will be defined as a location with numerous artists, not necessarily set up for a studio setting.
If a Gallery is a collection of Artists in Studio settings, the Artists will register individually and be eligible for all the publicity and marketing of individual Artists. These WILL NOT be considered Galleries. All artists at that location must register individually, or the Gallery will only be listed under the Gallery listings.
In order to be considered, artists located at these galleries need not register as an individual artist. Participating Artists will be included as participants at the Gallery in marketing with name and medium only, no photos.