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GALLERY HOURS: TUE - SUN, 12pm TO 4PM | FREE ADMISSION
22 MARINE ST., ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 | (904) 824-2310

Call for Art: Hastings Main Street Fall Festival of Art

Saturday, November 25, 2023 ( 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM )

Enter by November 12

Held at The Venue by Great Expectations at the Historic Stanton Ford Building – 301 N. Main St., Hastings, FL

The St. Augustine Art Association with Hastings Main Street Inc. present the inaugural Hastings Main Street Fall Festival of Art. This juried event takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving on November 25, 2023. 

The Fall Festival will feature a diversity of fine artists in mediums ranging from painting, glass and pottery to fiber, photography, jewelry and more.

Taking place at The Venue by Great Expectations at the Historic Stanton Ford Building (circa 1920s) in downtown Hastings, FL,  the Festival will bring artists together with collectors, art enthusiasts, musical performers, food vendors, volunteers and business sponsors to support the arts and celebrate the start of the holiday season.

PLEASE READ THE PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.

Rules & Regulations

Eligibility/Standards:

  • Artists must be 18 years or older.
  • ONLY ORIGINAL artwork created and presented by the exhibitor.
  • NO kits, imports, mass-produced items.
  • No more than 20% of booth space may consist of reproductions.
  • Misrepresentation of work will result in removal from Festival and forfeiture of booth fee.
  • No “buy/sell” vendors allowed.
  • Collaborative work must have both artists’ names/signatures on the application.
  • Artist must staff Exhibit Booth. No representatives or agents.

Application:

  • Complete the application and pay the non-refundable application fee:
  • Artists who wish to enter in multiple categories must submit an application per category (Drawing/Pastel, Fiber/Leather, Glassworks, Gourds/Baskets, Graphics/2D, Jewelry, Mixed Media 2D, Painting, Photography, Pottery/Ceramics, Sculpture, Woodworks.) It is not guaranteed that you will be accepted into both categories.
  • THREE images of your artwork and ONE booth image are required. Images should show the detail and range of work.
  • An Application is considered an intent by the artist to participate in the Festival.
  • Once selected for the show, the Artist must accept the invitation and pay Booth Fee within designated timeframe. Acceptance notifications will be sent via email.
  • Notification and receipt of acceptance by artist grants STAAA and Hastings Main Street Inc. permission to use artwork images for publicity.
  • No refunds will be given for Artist cancellations. Please read cancellation policy below.
  • All applications must be made online. No paper applications will be accepted.
  • Please read the Legal Agreement before applying.

Booth Info

Booth Fees:

Set Up & Breakdown:

  • Check in BEFORE setting up. A photo ID of the accepted artist is required upon check in.
  • Set up will be Friday, Nov. 24, from 10AM to 5PM; Saturday Nov. 25, from 6 to 9AM.
  • Breakdown AFTER 5PM on Saturday, Nov. 25
  • NO EARLY BREAKDOWNS. The Venue must be cleared by 8PM on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Booth Standards & Artist Attendance:

  • Exhibit spaces accommodate a 10′ x 10′ tent. Limited double spaces (10′ x 20′).
  • Booth displays must be professional and aesthetically pleasing. Displays should resemble an Art Gallery, not a retail shop or garage sale. This is an indoor event, so tents are not required.
    • If you choose to use a tent, WHITE tents only and they must be and have a Fire-Resistant label and/or certificate.
  • All artwork must be original handmade by the artist. No more than 20% of booth space may consist of reproductions.
  • Buy/Sell/Import items in the booth will result in immediate removal of the artist.
  • The work exhibited and booth display must match the quality and style represented in the accepted application.
  • No handwritten signs of any kind or ribbons and awards from other exhibitions may be displayed.
  • A card listing your name, category and city will be provided and must be displayed at all times.
  • Exhibiting artists must be present at the Festival and managing their booth at all times. No sales agents or business reps allowed for check-in.
  • Booth space may not be shared with or sublet to another artist.
  • Only works in approved category may be exhibited.
  • No generators, open flames, unleashed animals, or loud music.
  • Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting and reporting Florida and regional sales tax on Festival sales.
  • Artist must clean up exhibit space after packing up.
  • Booths will be inspected for compliance.
  • The St. Augustine Art Association/Hastings Main Street, Inc reserve the right to limit or discontinue the participation of an exhibitor at any time for any reason.

Free parking nearby The Venue for exhibitors is available for both cars and RVs. Absolutely NO overnight camping or sleeping in vehicles. All vehicles must depart exhibitor parking lot and The Venue by 8 PM on Saturday, Nov. 25.

An accepted application is a commitment to exhibit. Cancellations must be submitted in writing 15 days prior to event. Any approved refunds will be subject to processing fees. Failure to appear at Festival is considered a breach of contract and will result in forfeiture of fees and exclusion from future exhibits. The Festival goes on, rain or shine, unless otherwise notified. Fees will not be refunded due to inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances.

Click here to read Legal Agreement.

All correspondence will be via email. Please add info@staaa.org to your contact list. A valid email address is required with Application. Artist should check SPAM folders in the event notices are not received. Maps, booth assignments and other information will be sent by email.

How do I enter? 

To submit your application:

  1. Complete the online form below by November 12th.
  2. Upload ONE high-quality image of your booth and THREE high-quality image(s) of your artwork. (jpg, png, jpeg, pdf; max file size is 5MB; no special characters in file names).
  3. Provide your payment information and click the “Submit” button. Application submitted without payment will not be accepted or presented to the jury panel.
  4. You should receive a confirmation email within a few minutes. Check your spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox. If you do NOT receive a confirmation email, your submission did not go through. Check your spam folder. Before you re-submit, please contact us to see if your application went through.
  5. Acceptance notifications will be sent via email.

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Entry Form

  • St. Augustine Art Association (STAAA) Members – $35
  • STAAA & Hastings Main Street Members – $30
  • Non Members – $50

Programs & Exhibits of the St. Augustine Art Association are funded in part by  grants from the the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns County Cultural Council, and the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida.

The St. Augustine Art Association is partially funded by grants from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns Cultural Council, the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida‘s Crisp-Ellert Fund, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Benjamin & Jean Troemel Arts Foundation.

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