RULES AND REGULATIONS BAZAART 2017
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Admission: $5 (free for children 12 and under)
Bazaart is Saskatchewan’s largest outdoor art and craft show & sale, showcasing handmade creations by innovative Canadian artists who excel in their chosen medium. Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery as an annual fundraiser, Bazaart supports exhibitions and programs at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. The 44th annual Bazaart will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 10 AM to 5 PM outside, on the grounds of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, at the corner of Albert Street and 23rd Avenue in Regina, Saskatchewan; admission fee is $5 per person. Each year over 5,000 Bazaart attendees support independent Canadian artists and craftspeople by purchasing unique, stylish and practical alternatives to mass-produced items. All artists are encouraged to promote the unique and original design of their work and to use local and/or environmentally-friendly materials whenever possible.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS
Bazaart accepts applications from a wide range of established and emerging Canadian artists and craftspeople employing both traditional and experimental art forms. Artists interested in participating in Bazaart must submit a completed application form and corresponding fees by March 3, 2017. New artisans and returning artisans with updated product photos must electronically submit three high quality images of work along with the application.
The MacKenzie is committed to maintaining a high standard of work at Bazaart and therefore reserves the right to decline applications.
All completed applications received by the MacKenzie Art Gallery on or before March 3, 2017 will be reviewed by the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Artists will be notified of the status of their application by March 31, 2017. Notification will be via e-mail unless a preference for notification by post is indicated. Applicants who are not accepted will receive a refund of their registration fee less a $50 processing fee. Digital images will not be returned.
APPLICATION FEES & DEADLINES
Early Bird Registration
$225 - application must be submitted on or before Friday, February 3, 2017
$275 - application must be submitted on or before Friday, March 3, 2017
*Please Note: Electricity to booth is an additional $30. Booth sharing is NOT permitted.
DISPLAY AREA SPACE ALLOTMENT
Artists accepted to participate in Bazaart are assigned a booth space of approximately 10’ W x 15’D on the grounds surrounding the MacKenzie Art Gallery or in the parking area of the T. C. Douglas Building. All spaces available are indicated on the Bazaart map. Applicants are asked to indicate their three preferred booth locations when applying. While the MacKenzie will try to accommodate all requests, booth display spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date of application). The map is subject to change. The MacKenzie makes the final decision on allocation of display space.
Artists are responsible for their booth display set-up and take-down and must supply their own tents, tables, chairs, display equipment, hanging supplies, etc. “Knockdown” display systems are recommended for ease of
set-up and take-down. Artists are encouraged to have a sign clearly indicating their name. The MacKenzie will
provide laminated booth numbers for participating artists to display which will assist our visitors in locating booths as listed in the Bazaart program. Some booths are on uneven ground, therefore we require all shelves and display units to be secured and anchored to ensure safety for all participants. Concerns or questions regarding set up should be directed to the MacKenzie Art Gallery prior to the show’s opening.
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER
The show goes on, rain or shine! Artists are responsible for their displays regardless of the weather. The MacKenzie reserves the right to cancel Bazaart due to inclement weather or any other unforseen circumstances which poses a safety risk.
Artists accepted to participate in Bazaart but who cannot attend must provide a written notice of cancellation to the Gallery, before May 2, 2017 to receive a refund of their registration fee less a $100 administration fee. Refunds are not available for cancellations made after May 2, 2017.
REGISTRATION AND SET-UP AND PARKING
Registration and booth set-up begins at 6:30 AM on Saturday, June 17, 2017. You must register with our staff upon arrival to receive directions for parking, participant ID and booth signage. Booths must be completely set up and vehicles moved to the designated parking area by 9:30 AM. Booth displays MUST remain set up until 5 pm. Please display your laminated booth number in plain sight to assist Bazaart attendees in locating artists booths as shown in the Bazaart program. Parking is available in Lot 2. ALL vehicles must be out of lot 1 and the surrounding booth areas by 9:30AM!
To add to the excitement of the day, the MacKenzie organizes a raffle of items donated by the artists featured in our Show & Sale. All raffle items are displayed at the Bazaart Raffle Tent; a great way for Bazaart attendees to see your work! If you are able to donate an item for the Bazaart raffle, we would appreciate your support and ask that you indicate your intention to participate on your application form. Donations can be dropped off at the MacKenzie Art Gallery tent the day of Bazaart.
The MacKenzie Art Gallery will develop and implement a strategic marketing plan to promote Bazaart. The MacKenzie’s website will showcase Bazaart and a selection of artists. The MacKenzie Art Gallery reserves the right to use images submitted by accepted artists for promotional purposes, both in print and online.
All participating artists will be listed in the Bazaart program with medium category, name, website and/or e-mail address. Please ensure you provide all necessary information on the application form. The Bazaart program is distributed to guests at the admission gates.
Bazaart is filled with activities for everyone! Young and old come out to share the excitement of the day. Live music will enhance the Show & Sale with local musicians presented by the Regina Folk Festival. There will also be food vendors and other activities to entice our visitors to stay, play and SHOP Inside the Gallery, there will be activities for children in the BMO Learning Centre.
For information regarding hotels, motels, restaurants and attractions, please visit Tourism Regina.
Brittany Yang, Development Associate
3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK
(306 ) 584 4250 ext. 4295