Art Fair at the Dole 2016

Pending moderation
Sep 3 2016 to Sep 4 2016

Saturday - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
401 Country Club Rd
60014 Crystal Lake , IL
United States
Phone: 815-455-8000
Illinois US
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Lakeside Arts Park is sponsoring its Second Annual Art Fair on the beautiful grounds of the historic Dole Mansion overlooking the shores of Crystal Lake on September 3 and 4, 2016. Artists are invited to submit an application for jury review before the deadline of June 1st, 2016 (midnight). The Dole Mansion and Arts Park date back to 1865 and 1922, and the City of Crystal Lake celebrated 100 great years in 2014. Lakeside is located in a large northwestern suburb of Chicago, near the historic downtown Crystal Lake and the metra trains, close to neighboring Chicagoland communities and counties, and close to southwestern Wisconsin, and is a two hour drive from Iowa.

Merit awards will be given. The Art Fair at the Dole is presented by Sage Products. Lakeside Legacy Foundation is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to the arts. In addition to the Art Fair at the Dole, Lakeside annually hosts 10 1st Friday Art Show openings in the inside galleries. These art openings exhibit national, regional, and local professional artists and promote the sale of original artwork.

Eligible Media: 

•Digital Art: Works may be created solely on a computer or by using computer programs to significantly manipulate or alter source material(s) such as scans or digital files. Works must be in limited editions, signed and numbered not exceeding 250 per image, using only archival quality materials. Digital art prints must be made from the artist’s original digital file under the artist’s supervision.
•Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work, other than jewelry, is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
•Fiber/Leather: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
•Furniture: Decorative or functional furniture of any material.
•Glass: Original work in which the primary material is glass. Works may be functional or decorative in design and crafted by glass blowing, molding, casting or etching. No mass production accepted.
•Jewelry: All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. Items may be made of any mix of materials and any method of construction. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work is allowed.
•Metal-Works: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed. May be painted or unpainted. All work must be signed by the artist.
•Mixed Media 2-D: All original work that is intended to hang on the wall and incorporates more than one type of physical material. PLEASE NOTE: Utilizing a different medium as an under painting or in a minor secondary role does not meet the intention of this category. Materials that are used must be evident in the finished work.
•Painting: Two-dimensional images including all forms of paint application, such as oils, acrylics, watercolors and similarly applied materials. 80% of artwork must be original works. 20% can be prints with 10% of those prints being greeting cards/note cards. Print bins must be within the booth space and not outside or in front.
•Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Prints made from negatives, transparencies or digital files and manipulated with computer programs and printed on large scale ink-jet printers are included here. Works may also be collages or assemblages of photographs, made by the artist. The photographic process must be displayed and each edition must be signed and numbered. Digital photographers, i.e., those who use a digital camera or process images digitally to perform standard manipulations, (e.g., cropping, color/tone adjustment, sharpening, etc.), should apply to the Photography category, not Digital Art.
•Printmaking, Graphics and Drawing: This includes prints that are hand pulled by artists from traditional methods, including etching, engraving, silkscreen, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut. This also includes drawings on paper using dry media such as pencil, crayon, charcoal, pastels and a variety of other marking media or from fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush. Images must be produced in signed and numbered limited editions from an original image created by the artist.
•Sculpture and 3-D Mixed Media: Original, free-standing works incorporating any materials that are carved, modeled, constructed or cast are included in this category.
•Wood: Original woodworks that are hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved are accepted in this category. Does not include furniture.

Artist Deadline: 
Artist Vendor Fees: 

Application/Jury Fee: $30
Once you have submitted an application, you will be entered into the jury pool. If you wish to withdraw your application before, during or after the jury dates, you will still be responsible for this fee.
Single Booth Fee: $150
Corner Booth Fee (while available): $175
Cancellation Fee: If accepted booths are canceled by August 1, 2016 the artist will receive a 50% of the booth fee back. After August 1, 2016 no refunds will be given.

Estimated Attendance: 
Over 1,800 Attendance
Number of Exhibitors: 
Wheelchair Accessible?: 
Contact Info
Mary Telfer
Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole