Fine Artists Application Instructions
The Waterfowl Festival is an invitational show. Art that expresses the rich diversity of nature including wildlife, landscapes, sporting art and maritime will be accepted. Artists are invited to exhibit on the basis of a review of images or based on observations at other shows. Artists (or their representative) are required to be present with their artwork throughout the show, including Premiere Night activities.
Applications are accepted after January 1st. Festival Chairmen begin to review applications on March 1st and will continue accepting artists until all spaces are filled. The Festival works under a rolling admissions format – the sooner your application is received, the higher the possibility of acceptance. If an exhibit is filled, it will be noted here – as of April 27, 2020 we are no longer accepting applications for painters.
Commission and Fee Structure
The Waterfowl Festival charges a $125 (US funds) reservation fee for all artists, plus the following commission structure:
WF retains a 35% commission on all original works of art and framed prints sold during or after the Festival, and a 50% commission on unframed prints sold during or after the Festival. Art sales are handled by Festival personnel. Exhibit space: Art will be displayed on panels provided by the Waterfowl Festival. Each artist is assigned approximately 130 square feet of display space.
WF retains a 30% commission on all pieces of sculpture sold during or after the Festival. Sales are handled by Festival personnel. Exhibit space: The area provided to each sculptor is approximately 15 feet long x 8 feet deep.
The Waterfowl Festival charges $125 for exhibition rental fee. Carvings must be original and sculpted from wood by the applicant. Commissions and costs: WF retains a 10% commission on each item sold or ordered for delivery by December 31 of the year following the Festival. Sales are handled by Festival personnel. Exhibit space: The area provided to each carver is approximately 8 feet long x 5 feet deep.
The Waterfowl Festival charges a $175 (US funds) exhibition rental fee and retains a 10% commission on each item sold. Sales are handled by Festival personnel. Exhibit Space: The area provided to each photographer is approximately 12 feet long x 4 feet deep or 16 feet long x 4 feet deep.
All fees are in US dollars.