Artist

First Friday

2017 Artist Online Application & Contract

Welcome to the Artist Application & Binding Agreement page for First Friday. Thanks for your interest in applying. Each application is for one First Friday event only. An artist (and we include contemporary craftspeople in this category) can apply for multiple First Fridays as soon as applications are online.

We have listed key information on the first five 2017 First Fridays below. Again, artists must apply for each event individually.

Thanks from First Friday

Contact Info for Questions:

Art Jury Chair – firstfridaylv@gmail.com

February 3, 2017 First Friday
Artist and Fine Craftspeople Deadlines and Timing:
Applications Available Online: now
Application Deadline: Jan. 16 (midnight)
Email Notification re Acceptance: Jan. 20
Fees Due to First Friday: January 23 (midnight)

NOTE: If any artist fees are not received by June 22, they will be moved to Wait List. No exceptions.

Booth Fees:

$100 for 10×10 space

  • Booth Sharing – 2 artists may be in one 10×10 tent; however, both artists must be juried into the show separately and notify the art jury chairs prior to applying. We need names of both and one party that will be responsible for Nevada State Sales Tax and the payment of the booth fee.
  • The word “artist” refers to both fine artist and fine craftsperson for purposes of the contract and application.
First Friday
Nov. 4
Dec. 2
Jan. 6

Applications Available Online:

Now

Now

Now

Application Deadline:

Oct. 18 (midnight)

Nov. 22 (midnight)

Dec. 16 (midnight)

Email Acceptance:

Oct. 22 (midnight)

Nov. 26 (midnight)

Dec. 20 (midnight)

Fees Due to FF:

Oct. 24 (midnight)

Nov. 28 (midnight)

Dec. 22 (midnight)

Requirements & General Information

  • Images: total of four images – 3 art; 1 of your booth – all may be used for promotional purposes.
  • Artist to provide their own 10×10 Tent – prefer white.
  • Artist to provide their own set up/displays for booth, including weights for tent, lights, power strip/extension cords, grid, tables, chairs, etc.
  • Artist responsible for his/her own booth liability insurance.
  • FFF to provide space and power.

Space assignments will be made day of event by artist event manager

Check-In and Load-Out

CHECK-IN: Please check in with Event Manager between 1pm and 3pm. Participants will be given a specific load-in time after their fees are paid. Footprint will be shut down to cars at 4pm. Any participant arriving after that will have to park elsewhere and load materials in from outside.

EVENT: The event begins at 5pm and runs until 11pm. All artists must be in place and ready to exhibit at 5pm.

TEAR-DOWN: The event ends at 11pm. You are required to stay open until 11pm. No early teardowns allowed or you will not be invited back. Roads will not be opened for vehicles until all pedestrian traffic has been cleared and you will be notified of that by the Event Manager.

Jury Process
The jury consists of three jurors – artists, photographers, gallery owners and curators are chosen every six months. They will review all art and fine crafts to determine who shall be accepted into the festival. Criteria include mastery of medium, creativity, originality, overall effect of the artwork. The jury’s decisions are final. There will be a wait list of artists each month. Acceptance notification will be e-mailed, as well as wait list artists.

Event Publicity
Publicity for the event includes citywide newspaper, periodic radio, and TV coverage, electronic media, social media, and eblasts. The event is presented by the First Friday Foundation in partnership with the Las Vegas arts district galleries, shops and neighborhood association. Our sponsors vary each month.

Artist Application & Binding Agreement

Artist Rules/Show Policies

  • Applications will not be considered unless all information is filled in; online signature attached; photos of work and of the artist (“head shot”) are submitted. All applicants upon signing and submission of the official Artist Application and Legal Agreement online form consent to be bound by these policies and will abide by them throughout the designated First Friday.
  • All artwork must be original and personally executed by the exhibiting artist. No purchased retail items such as hats or sunglasses, commercially produced kits, mass-produced items or imports. No representatives. Ceramic work must be hand thrown or hand-built, no molds. Reproductions from originals must be signed by the artist, editions numbered, and certificates of authenticity included in each sale. Some original work must be displayed along with reproductions. Any artwork or items NOT approved must be removed.
  • No resellers or direct sales.
  • Exhibitors must provide all display materials, including tent and canopy. Display materials should be clean and presentable. Each canopy MUST BE secured for wind. Artists must provide the proper amount and type of weights or cannot proceed with set-up.
  • No music to be played in booth space without being juried and/or prior approval. No food or drinks to be sold or distributed by any other than designated food vendors. No “SALE” or “DISCOUNT” signs permitted.
  • ALL exhibitors are responsible for paying the Nevada sales tax of 8.15% on gross sales and turning in the issued ONE TIME SALES TAX RETURN FORMS at the close of the show regardless of sales. Failure to do so will result in artist not being invited back. It is the artist’s responsibility to turn in the forms and cash/checks to the arts event manager.
  • Tear-down will not begin until 11pm on Friday unless otherwise authorized by the festival producer. Artist vehicles are NOT to be relocated for loading until Event Manager gives the all-clear. Striking before the show formally ends is a safety hazard, disrespectful to other artists still doing business and discouraging to continued sales. (Parking is not provided.) Artists that do not comply will be asked to move their vehicles and/or not be accepted in future events. Handicap requests must be submitted in writing.
  • Original artist / exhibitor must attend their booth and be present during the entire show. A photo ID may be required for proof of identity.
  • Artists may be asked to sign a “hold harmless” document when they check into show.

No refunds. There are no refunds for inclement weather or for non-compliance with event rules.

Any artists that do not comply with these rules will be asked to leave the event and may not be allowed to participate in future events.

The applicant’s (future exhibitor) digital signature will hereby release and hold harmless The First Friday Foundation, Art Event Manager, Art Jury, their employees, agents and/or representatives, Marlene Reid, Nancy Higgins, all sponsoring organizations, beneficiaries, and all employees, volunteers, or associates of the above from any and all responsibility, personal liability, claims, including but not limited to damage or loss or destruction of applicants’ property, theft, personal injury, public enemy, acts of God or other unforeseen circumstances beyond its control, and to indemnify them for any damage arising from applicants’ or associates’ or guests’ participation in any of the First Friday events.

The applicant (future exhibitor) further agrees to abide by all guidelines set forth by First Friday, written and oral, and understands that failure to do so could result in expulsion from the show. All decisions are final. First Friday’s representatives reserve the right to make final interpretation of all rules, as well as the right to disqualify any exhibitor for any reason.

Fields marked with an * are required

PLEASE FILL OUT ALL INFORMATION

YOU MUST CLICK THE CHECK BOX AT END OF THIS APPLICATION - THIS SERVES AS YOUR ONLINE SIGNATURE ACCEPTING THE CONTRACT AS OUTLINED ABOVE




Nevada Reseller Sales Tax Permit
Artists will not need to pay their taxes at end of show BUT will need to turn in their One-Time Sales Tax form. (you do not need this for participation in the festival)

NOTE: ALL artists must fill out the one-time sales tax form which we will provide at the event – all artists must fill out (including those with tax permit numbers) and hand in with taxes at no later than 11:30pm.

I will pay sales tax with either cash or check before I leave the event on Friday evening.


Price Range of Artwork


Artwork Samples & Booth

Please upload a total of four images - 3 art; 1 of your booth
– all may be used for promotional purpose
Accepted file types (.jpg, .gif, .png, .pdf)
Files cannot exceed a total of 16MB
Files must all be in lowercase



Artist Statement
Please provide a very brief statement (300 characters or less) that describes the materials and techniques used to create your artwork. This statement will be read by the jurors and will also help us with publicity for the event. Thank you.

By checking the box provided, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and fully accept the terms and conditions set forth herein. You acknowledge and agree to follow the procedures and guidelines. Failure to do so may result in removal from the event and exclusion from future events.

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