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Art Beat: Art in the Park Call for Artists

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Calling all artists! The Hernando County Fine Arts Council is seeking exhibitors for the 37th annual Art In The Park in Brooksville, scheduled March 12th & 13th, 2022, 10 am to 5 pm. This is a juried art show with a total of $6500 in prize money awarded, including a $1,250 prize for the “Best in Show” and a $1000 prize for “Fine Arts 1st Place.” 

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Art in the Park has become a tradition in the Hernando arts community. “Art in the Park is the largest art show in Hernando County,” said Allisa Babor, Art in the Park Chair & HCFAC Council Member. “We are committed to enhancing the experience for every artist, collector, and patron of the arts that attends our show.” This year’s AITP will feature two days of live entertainment, interactive art installations, children’s art and family lounge area, a countywide juried student art show, unique food trucks, vendors and more. The event also promises a number of new and exciting features, according to Babor.

“New for the show this year is the following:

– New branding, mission, and goals

– Awards increased to a total of $6,500, including the Best in Show prize, now $1,250

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– Saturday Night Artists’ Reception and Award  

  Ceremony for all event exhibitors

– Interactive art installations throughout the park

– Children’s Experience Area is re-imagined and now includes its own entertainment, vendor space, and brand-new activities for the youth,” she said.

On an annual basis, Art in the Park hosts the exhibits of more than 130+ fine artists and artisans. Each can rent a booth space of 11’ x 11’ and the artist cannot share the space with others. 

Cheryl Hill, Art in the Park Exhibitor Coordinator, says that “We are looking for fine artists, artisans, and crafters who have participated in Art in the Park in the past. We’ve increased the prize amounts this year in hopes of appealing to returning and new exhibitors.”

The Art Categories on display include: (Limited to 1 application per category)

Painting

Ceramics

Fine Crafts

Drawing & Graphics

Fibers

Sculpture

Jewelry

Photography

Digital Art*

Mixed Media* 

*Digital Art: Original work created using a computer and printed with archival quality materials. All digital images printed must be signed and limited to an edition of 250 or fewer. To enter the category, artists are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes. Browse Bin Rules (see below) apply. 

*Mixed Media: One-of-a-kind works created by the artist in which the primary intent is the union of two or more physical materials.

The event will be judged by two prominent regional art professionals who have extensive backgrounds in the arts, as well as past judging experience. 

Judging will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 9 am to completion. Awards will be presented at the Saturday Night Artists’ Reception, Saturday, March, 2022 at 5:30 pm. 

Participation fees are:

Jury Fee: $35 (non-refundable)

Fine Arts Exhibitor Fee: $250

Fine Crafts Exhibitor Fee: $200

Business Exhibitor: $400

Nonprofit Info-only Exhibitor Fee: 0

Nonprofit Selling Products Exhibitor Fee: $50

Nonprofit Selling Food Exhibitor Fee: $100

Food Vendor Selling Up to 4 items: $200

Food Vendor Selling More than 4 items: $300

If this event is canceled due to COVID-19, an email notification will be sent to let you know, and booth fees will be refunded in full. All applications must be submitted by December 31, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be in January 2022.

“We look forward to seeing what applicants have in store for the community this year! We are so excited to be back at the beautiful Tom Varn Park this upcoming spring for our 37th annual show,” said Babor.

To apply or find more information about Art In The Park Brooksville FL, follow this link – https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=950

Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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