Standards & Rules

CATEGORIES OF ART MEDIA:

  • Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry 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.
  • Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image or the manipulation of a source material is executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be limited editions, signed and numbered on archival
    quality materials. Photographs taken through a digital camera should apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category.
  • Drawing: Works created using such dry media as chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils and wax crayon or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
  • Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted. No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited. Embellishment of commercially-made fiber items are not allowed (e.g., embellishment added to commercially made shoes or hats).
  • Glass: Original work created in glass by the artist. Pressed glass, massed production and embellishment of commercial glass products are not permitted.
  • Graphic & Printmaking: Print works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens, which have been signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Offset reproductions are not allowed. Print
    makers are required to disclose both their creative and print making process.
  • Jewelry: All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work allowed.
  • Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal. No production studio work is allowed.
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  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2D and 3D, that incorporates more than one type of physical material in the production of the artwork. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Jewelry is not considered mixedmedia; jewelry must apply in the JEWELRY category. Photography is not considered mixed-media; photography must apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category. If you have questions or need clarification, call and talk with us.
  • Painting: Works created using such materials as oils, acrylics and watercolor, are in this category. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and limited editions.
  • Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image (e.g., film or digital) which have been processed by the artist or under their direct supervision, are included in this category. Images printed through software such as Photoshop are to be entered in this category, not in mixed-media or digital. Each image must be signed and numbered with editions being inclusive of all sizes and not to exceed 250 prints in the edition.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium (e.g., bronze, stone, acrylic).
  • Wood: Original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

IMAGE USEAGE:
Accepted artists agree that Paragon Fine Art Festivals, Inc. may use images of their work for promotional, website or publicity purposes.

STANDARDS and RULES:

  1. All work must be original handcrafted work. Each artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.
  2. Work done by a production studio is not allowed.
  3. All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.
  4. No more than two artists may collaborate on work. Both must be included on and sign the application. Both must be present at the festival for the duration of the event.
  5. Artists must be present with the work for the entire duration of the art festival. Representatives, including spouses and family members, may not attend in lieu of the artists. They may be present and assist, but the artist MUST be present at all times throughout the event.
  6. Every Paragon event requires a photo identification (in English) at check-in to ensure compliance. This will typically be a driver's license.
  7. Artists may only show work in categories and bodies of work selected by the jury.
  8. All work exhibited must be of the quality, category, and body of work that were shown in the images used in the jury process.

PROHIBITED:

  • No t-shirts or commercially manufactured items
  • No item that employs the use of commercially available molds
  • No velvet paintings, decoupage, or plants.
  • Traditional crafts such as soaps, wax media (e.g., candles), scented oils, and homemade food items are not items juried into our events.

REFUND POLICY:
Cancellations must be in writing, submitted to our office by fax, e-mail or you must mail us the cancellation document. You may apprise us by phone of your inability to attend; however, you must still submit your cancellation in writing to receive a refund.

Cancellations received 24 to 60 days prior to the event, will received a refund as follows:

  • 50% refund by check, OR
  • 100% credit towards another Paragon event of your choosing; however, you must apply to and be juried into that event.
  • There is no time limit on the 100% credit
  • Cancellations made within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund except for cases of extreme hardship that will need to be documented.

Call us if you need clarification before applying. The Festival Standards & Rules Committee reserves the right to exclude work that does not conform to these standards or were not represented in the images submitted to the jury.

 


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