CALL TO ARTISTS 2017 ART EXHIBITION & SALE

FRIENDS OF BON ECHO PARK

JULY 28, 29, 30, 2017


Mazinaw Lake and Bon Echo Provincial Park have drawn artists to its shores for hundreds of years. To maintain the example of the indigenous peoples, the Group of Seven and the many artists who still come to appreciate and create, the Friends of Bon Echo Park are sponsoring the 22nd annual Art Exhibition and Sale of original Canadian art on July 28, 29, 30, 2017.

Over 200,000 people visit Bon Echo Provincial Park annually to enjoy its beautiful beaches, the many hiking trails and picnic areas, Mazinaw Lake tour boat excursions, the several lakes within the Park, the Visitor Centre and the Greystones Gift and Book Shop. The Park is located north of Napanee on Highway 41, just 80 km north of Hwy 401.

The Friends of Bon Echo Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Bon Echo Provincial Park. The Art Exhibition and Sale is one example of how this mission is carried out.

Artists are encouraged to apply early as applicants are juried on a first come basis.

2017 EXHIBITION DATES AND HOURS: Friday July 28 ~ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday July 29 ~ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday July 30 ~ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Exhibits must be open and staffed during these hours.)

APPLICATION :
Due date for applications: March 31, 2017. For more information please contact:

THE EXHIBITION THEME: ORIGINAL ART OF “CANADIAN NATURE, WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE”

Beth Freeland
Executive Director Friends of Bon Echo Park
16151 Hwy 41 RR 1
Cloyne ON K0H 1K0

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Bon Echo Provincial Park – 1-888-668-7275 (Ontario Parks reservations)

Campsite reservations may be made 5 months before the scheduled visit.

Local Motels/Campgrounds/Restaurants –
Check our Corporate Sponsors at www.bonechofriends.ca
OR Land O’ Lakes Tourist Association 1-800-840-4445 or online at www.travellandolakes.com

It is the responsibility of the artist to arrange his/her own accommodations.

We would be pleased to answer questions.
We will send applicants an informative 2017 map with the acceptance letter.

Phone: (613) 336-0830
Fax: (613) 336-2712
Website: www.BonEchoFriends.ca
Bon Echo Art Exhibition and Sale 2017

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

All art must be original and for sale. All artwork must be signed and artists must sign a Statement of Authenticity (see p.3 of Application). Reproductions up to 8” x 10” (20 cm x 25 cm), matted and unframed, as well as cards will be allowed. Artists are requested to indicate a suggested price they would charge for samples submitted (see p.2 of Application).

This is an outdoor exhibition. Artists will be responsible to provide display racks, chairs and table, or whatever is required to display their art. Each artist will be given a space of about 10’ x 10’. Several canopies (20’ x 40’) will provide shelter for those who require it OR artists may supply their own canopy. Spaces are limited so apply early.

Unless otherwise agreed, only one artist’s work is permitted per exhibition space. Exhibits must be open and staffed during the scheduled times of the exhibition.

Up to six (6) exhibitors of digital photography will be accepted.

A fee of $75.00 (plus $9.75 H.S.T.) is due with the artist’s submission and signed application. In addition, the artist agrees to give a 15% donation on all sales, due before leaving the exhibition on Sunday afternoon. A charitable receipt will be issued for this donation.

There will be NO REFUND after the application has been accepted. If your submission is not accepted by the jury, your fee ($84.75) will be returned.

Artist’s samples will not be returned. They will be not be used for any other purpose without the express permission of the artist.

Distributed information will list the location and medium(s) of all artists and will be available for all visitors.

You will be responsible for your own security after exhibition hours.

Parking: All artists must park in area designated for Artists. The use of the Visitor Parking lot by artists limits customer parking. Vehicles not parked in area designated Artist Parking may be ticketed by Park security.

Artists will be given a necklace name tag that they are requested to wear throughout the show.

ADDED ATTRACTIONS FOR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Artists will be given a courtesy day vehicle pass to the park for the duration of the art exhibition. Accompanying family members are welcome to use day-use Park facilities.

Artists will be issued two coupons for free coffee/tea and muffins valid Friday morning until noon only.

At 5:30 p.m. Friday there will be an artist get-together for dinner and fellowship. There will be a $10 charge per person including registering artists. Reservations are required and charge for supper must be included with your application fee. (See p. 3 of Application Form)

GENERAL

We will have a great food concession with home cooked goodies and barbecue with sausages, cooked onions, hamburgers, vegetarian burgers, hotdogs and drinks.

We will be providing live musical entertainment and children’s activities during the exhibition.