I am applying as a first time tour Studio Artist. I understand that visitors will come to my studio. I understand that the Southen Hands Artist Studio Tour is held the second full weekend in November. Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 11-5 are manditory. Friday hours are optional per studio. Artists new to the tour will be required to allow a member of the Tour Jury to complete an on-site visit to view the applicant’s work and/or studio prior to acceptance.
Work Phone: ___________________________ Cell Phone: ___________________________
About your Art (Please continue on back if not enough space) Art Medium:__________________________ Number of years engaged in this form of art:
Title in which you would like to be identified: _________ (example: Clay artist, oil painter, glass artist, wood turner…)
All Artists Must:
Have a posted business license and have all legal permits as required by your local governing body.
Have a body of original art, created by the artist, in the claimed media to show and sell; NO commercial kits, prefabricated pieces or buy/sell are allowed in this tour.
Be willing to demo or otherwise provide educational information regarding your art to visitors.
Choose 1 discipline, If multidiscipline artist, to demo and at least 80% of what you show to sell must be in that chosen medium.
Adhere to all deadlines (i.e. payment, materials, pickup dates etc.).
Help publicize the Tour by distributing printed publicity materials, utilizing social media and/or sending out email or mailed invitations.
Arrange for studio assistant(s) to assist with visitors, sales, collection of names and contact information, etc.
Place signage, provided by SHAST, prior to the Tour to assist visitors in finding your studio.
Be at your designated location during the publicized days and hours of the Studio Tour.
Collect and pay sales taxes as required by your county and State.
Encourage visitors to complete the e-mail address/contact form.
Serve refreshments of their choice during the tour.
Studio Artist Please verify you meet the following Studio Tour criteria:
Studio is located in Coweta or Fayette County
Studio is a place where I create and display my art
¨ I have parking for at least 5 vehicles ¨ I carry Homeowners/business insurance ¨ I have a posted business license as required by my local governing body.
IMPORTANT --- READ and SIGN YOUR NAME
The Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour does not carry insurance to cover your personal property or against personal injury to you, your family and friends, or visitors to the Tour. Participation in the Tour signifies that the Artist agrees to and releases the Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour Committee members, individuals, and all partnering organizations from all liability, any legal action that may arise or occur to exhibitor, their students, workers, or guests, any damages to personal property or personal injury sustained by the Artist, helpers or visitors while participating in the Tour.
The Artist is solely responsible for their property and art.
The Artist is solely responsible for collecting, reporting and paying of all applicable sales tax.
Application materials will not be returned. Submission of your application indicates that, if accepted, you grant The Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour permission to use any images you have provided to publicize the Tour and your studio/artwork during the event.
Sign your name to indicate you have read and accept these policies. Date
Application Must Be Postmarked On Or Before June 30th.
Please MAIL your application and check for $150 to (fees can also be paid at the website): : SHAST 156 Peachtree East Shopping Center #211 Peachtree City, GA 30269
The $150 fee is nonrefundable after artist is notified of acceptance via email. SHAST reserves the right to reject applications and return all fees except the $25.00 application fee. There are a limited number of artists in each category. Charge for a returned check is $35. Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than July 5. To pay your fees on line, go to SHAST.com. Click on Artist info, scroll to Artist application, at the bottom of the page is our paypal payment option.
Please, E-MAIL the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org when you mail your application. Completed applications can be scanned and sent to the above e-mail address Your submitted text and images will be used on the SHAST website, in advertising and/or in other promotions. Please send professional photos! If you need assistance we will be happy to refer you to Gobi Photography.
1. The most recent Artist Bio or Statement about your work; 2. Written directions to your studio from the nearest main road(s); 3. A brief description of the items you will have for sale and any special activities you will have during the Tour for guests to attend or in which they may participate. 4. Ten (10) images of your recent works:
Jpeg, tif or PDF format only (no zip files, or photo sharing sites)
Identify each image as follows: last name, first initial, number and title [Smith, A 4 BIGART]
¨ Two high resolution photos for print/advertising purposes at 1920 pixels (longest size); one must be vertical ¨ Eight low-resolution photos for web use at maximum 600 x 600 pixels (72 – 96 dpi) *If for some reason you are unable to include some of the above items please contact us at email@example.com OR 678-641-1247
Click here to download a printable First Time Artist Application
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