Fine Arts Craft Faire - 2011 - Call for Entry

Call for Craft Faire Entries 2011

Lake Oswego’s 48th Annual Festival of the Arts

Fine Arts Craft Faire

George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego, Oregon - June 24, 25 & 26, 2011       
  Craft Faire Hours:
  Friday & Saturday - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM  
  Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

120 Artisans present their work in George Rogers Park during the annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. 


The Call
We invite artists to apply to the 2011 juried Fine Arts Craft Faire. We are seeking original quality artwork in sixteen categories. The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts’ primary goal is to educate by promoting, supporting, coordinating, and exhibiting the arts of the region.

The Festival of the Arts
The Festival of the Arts is Lake Oswego’s premier art event of the year. It draws 22,000 attendees over three days in two venues. The Fine Arts Craft Faire, located in George Rogers Park, is limited to 120 artists. The park features a Food Court, a Beer and Wine Garden, and entertainment by professional musicians from the Portland area.

The Lakewood Center for the Arts features additional exhibits. The Visual Arts Open Show displays over 1,100 pieces of art. Other exhibits include the Artist’s Vision, a juried exhibit of fine artwork from local professional artists, and a Special Exhibit, entitled “The Language of Sculpture” this year. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego presents the Lake Oswego Arts Chronicle, an invited visual art exhibit.

2011 Calendar

  • Nov. 18, 2010 – Application available
  • Jan. 21, 2011 – Deadline for entries
  • Feb. 28, 2011 – Notification
  • Mar. 28, 2011 – Artist registration and payments due
  • Apr. 15, 2011 – Cancellation date and fifty percent (50%) refund
  • Jun. 23, 2011 – Load in (times to be announced)
  • Jun. 24, 25 & 26, 2011 – Event dates
  • Jun. 26, 2011 – Load out (starting at 6:00 pm)


Application Process
For the 2011 Fine Arts Craft Faire we are inaugurating an online application system called EntryThingy. As artists you can process your entry online without incurring the costs of mailing your images to us. After submitting your entry online, you will be asked to print your entry form and mail it with your $30.00 non-refundable entry fee check to our office. You can then check the Festival website to confirm that your entry has been received and is ready for jurying. This system was selected for its ease of use, flexibility, features, and economy. It’s the same great regional Craft Faire with a new online application process.

Please submit the following:

  • A completed entry form including a Statement Specific to Entry, which is a short artist statement describing the materials and processes used in the design and execution of the artwork. 75-word maximum.
  • Four (4) digital images of your artwork. Images submitted must accurately represent original artwork to be exhibited. (See Image Format below.)
  • One (1) digital image of your overall booth display.
  • A $30.00 non-refundable entry fee check.


NOTE:  In order for entries to be considered for the jury, the printed entry form and entry fee must be mailed to the Lakewood Center for receipt by January 21, 2011.

Artists may enter in multiple categories. They must submit a separate entry form for each category and pay the fee ($30.00) for each entry.

Multiple artists may collaborate on single artworks in one category and enter using one entry form.

No brokers, galleries, or artist representatives are eligible to apply.

Image Format

  • Baseline Standard JPEG
  • 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File size no larger than 2.0 MB
  • Save images in an RGB color space, preferably sRGB

For help formatting your images, go to Larry Berman's JURY IMAGES website. There is no charge for this service. NOTE:  ZAPP™-formatted images will be accepted by EntryThingy.

Jury Process and Criteria
Applications will be reviewed by a jury comprised of selected individuals from varied backgrounds who embrace the philosophy and goals of the Festival of the Arts. Artists will be selected based on quality of craftsmanship, originality of design, and quality of booth display. Additional selection criterion includes a balance of media. The jurors for 2011 include:


Participation Rules

  • Display artwork that is consistent with the images submitted with your entry.
  • Show artwork only in categories in which you were accepted. You may not share your booth with other artists unless they have been accepted in collaboration with you.
  • All artwork must be for sale. Prices may not be changed after the show has opened.
  • Only original artwork may be displayed on the walls.
  • Reproductions must be clearly marked as such and displayed in a maximum of two bins.
  • Artist greeting cards may be displayed in one small tabletop rounder or in baskets or boxes on a table.
  • Be present in your booth during the show hours. Keep your booth intact during the entire show.
  • Provide your own booth tent and display equipment that are of sound construction and capable of withstanding inclement weather. Tent rentals are available by making arrangements with the Curator by May 24, 2011.
  • Artists are encouraged to demonstrate their work.


The Festival reserves the right to remove any artist from present or future Festivals for not complying with the rules.

Other Considerations

  • Booth Fees: The booth fee is $385.00 for a 10’x10’ space and $730.00 for a 10’x20’ space. Booths are laid out in a pod configuration so all booths are corners. Artists who are accepted in multiple categories need only pay one booth fee.
  • Commissions: The Festival does not take commissions on artists’ sales.
  • Craft Faire Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday; 
10:00 am – 6:00 pm on Sunday. The Festival will remain open until 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
  • Notifications: All notifications will be sent by email. (Exceptions by request.)
  • Electricity: No electricity is provided. Generators are not allowed.
  • Security: Security is provided when the Festival is closed. This includes Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday mornings and evenings, and Sunday morning.
  • Promotion: The Festival, which was cited one of Sunset Magazine’s “Top Ten Events in Portland,” is promoted through advertisements in regional and local newspapers, calendar listings in national and regional publications, public service announcements on local AM and FM radio stations, our website, and full color program. The Festival has been featured on AM Northwest and KATU. Additional publicity is channeled through the Oregon Tourism Council, the local Concierge Association, Facebook, and Twitter. Our media sponsors have included KINK 101.9 FM, KATU, CNI, and KEX 1190 AM.
  • Parking: Offsite parking is provided with frequent shuttle service to and from the park. Parking is also available adjacent to the park on a first come first served basis.
  • Booth Sitting: Booth sitting is available.


Sally Hedman, Curator 2011 CRAFT FAIRE
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
PO Box 385
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

503.636.1060 (Mon 10-2, Wed 2-5, Thu 10-2)


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The annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is a program division of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.