Orchard Lake Fine Art Show July 29 & 30, 2023. Sponsored by Hot Works Fine Art Shows, is in the heART of West Bloomfield, MI. Voted one of Sunshine Artist’s Top 100 art shows in America – 12 times – by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
Orchard Lake Fine Art Show®
July 29 & 30, 2023
- General Information
- Jury Information
- Rules and Regulations
- COVID Safety
- Booth Information
- Legal Agreement
19th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show®
July 30 & 31, 2022
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Event hours: Saturday, July 30, 10am-6pm
Sunday, July 31, 10am-5pm
Set up is Friday, July 29, from 8:30am-5pm
Tear down is Sunday, July 31, by 9pm
The event site is set up to provide plenty of free & convenient parking to patrons
Plenty of room for overnight RV Parking, if needed
Our passion is to inspire serious art shoppers to purchase your art. We emphasize quality of work, not quantity of artists. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the booth. We support the development of a unique relationship between artist and patron by not permitting music and food to intrude with the artists.
Hot Works’ principal partner, Patty Narozny has 30+ years of event and media experience. Her longevity in the event industry, combined with her expertise, credibility, durability, integrity and stability makes Hot Works events not only profitable, but also gratifying for all.
Why do a Hot Works show?
- 30+ years of event production and media experience
- A promoter who cares about and supports the artists
- Focus is on visual arts, juried by art professionals
- Every effort to eliminate buy/sell/import
- Each event is tailored to its community and setting
- Friday move-in
- Great event hours
- Enormous advertising campaigns – TV, Radio, Print, Digital Marketing, Posters, Banners, Post Cards, etc.
- Several shows to choose from throughout the year – dealing with one organization
- Professionally managed
- Friendly and experienced event crew
- Booth sitters available
- $2,500 Professional Artist Awards (Orchard Lake Fine Art Show)
- Overnight security provided
- Plenty of patron parking
- Overnight parking available for RV’s
- Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13
West Bloomfield, Michigan is an upscale neighborhood with rolling hills that provide a tranquil setting for beautiful and lavish homes. It is located adjacent to Bloomfield Hills, home of legendary Cranbrook Art Institute. Hot Works Orchard Lake Fine Art Show has been voted one of Sunshine Artist’s top 100 art shows in the country – 12 times- and has won many awards from Michigan Festivals & Events. West Bloomfield has been voted one of Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live”. If you are an artist looking for two back-to-back Michigan shows, this event follows Ann Arbor, which is about 45 minutes from West Bloomfield.
With 30+ years of media & event experience, we know how to reach out to the community and to the people with the means to purchase fine art. Advertising and promotion includes television, print, radio and digital marketing partnerships. In addition, there are large street banners, posters, and post cards distributed within the community.
The Jury / Submitting Artwork
A jury of art professionals who are familiar with art shows is retained for the selection process. Jury selection is based on originality, technique/execution, and overall booth presentation. Artist applications are accepted electronically at www.zapplication.org or manually at www.hotworks.org . Please include three images of your most compelling work and one of your booth presentation as it would appear at the show. We will send you an email confirming receipt of your application.
After jurying has been completed, we will send you notification of your acceptance, rejection or wait list status. Upon acceptance, your booth fee will be due 60 days before the event. Artist packages are mailed within 30 days prior to the event. Artists will be assigned a designated booth space, which is available on the website with booth number to be viewed about one week prior to the show. Artists chosen as alternates will be put on a waiting list. The decision of the judges is final. We invite you to check in with us at any time with any questions, for any reason.
$2,500 Professional Artist Awards
- One $1,000 Best of Show
- Two $500 Purchase Award Prizes
- Five $100 Awards of Excellence
- Ten Awards of Distinction (ribbons only)
All award winners, regardless of award level, receive one of our eye-catching, gorgeous two-foot-long ribbons that draw people into the booth. Awards are given at judges’ discretion based on same rules for jurying. The winning artists are automatically invited to participate in the following year’s event and the jury fee is waived.
Youth Art Competition $250 Awards
Institute for the Arts & Education is the 501c3 non-profit arm of all Hot Works events and focuses on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth. As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Youth Art Competition is integrated into the art show. This unique and one-of-a-kind program encourages students in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 to enter his/her original art which is publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend under the “Youth Art” tent. There is $250 in Youth Art awards as students are exposed to, and begin to learn the rules of, being part of a professional art show. The program brings families to the event and exposes them to art – many of whom may not have otherwise attended.
Hot Works and Institute for the Arts and Education are proud of the success and nationwide recognition we have achieved in our endeavors, and we hope that you, too, will take great pride in knowing that you have contributed to that success.
Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns at any time. We are artist-focused and seek to provide a venue that enhances your work and simplifies your participation.
At Hot Works, your success is our success!
Executive Director & Producer, Hot Works, LLC
President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.
PO Box 79
Milford, MI 48381-0079
PO Box 1425
Sarasota, FL 34230
Rules and Regulations
- Art must be original and handcrafted by the artist, in the booth, at the show. Individuals selling work that is not their own or otherwise misrepresenting their work or themselves are not welcome and are requested to refrain from applying. No manufactured items are to be displayed or sold. Artists found not to be in compliance will be asked to remove the unacceptable items, and risk closure of their booth for the rest of the show with no refund of the booth fee or any other fee(s) associated with the show. The person in the booth must be the person who made the work.If more than one person is employed in making the work, you must state so on the application and describe the contribution each person makes in executing the work and/or the finished piece.
- Artists must be present during the entire show and must personally staff their booths. A government issued picture ID must be available at check-in, upon request.
- Collaborative work is when two or more artists work together in the creation of their artwork and should be submitted as a joint application. If accepted, collaborating artists may only exhibit work that is truly collaborative and in which all or both artists must contribute a substantial portion of the execution of the final artwork. Supportive and ancillary activities (such as matting and framing) are not considered part of a collaborative effort. Repeated activities that can be performed with minimal training, education, and supervision, and which make little to no difference in the outcome (such as merely applying a wash to a canvas as part of the preparation of the canvas to be painted) are also not considered collaborative.
- Booth appearance at the show must reasonably resemble booth photo submitted at jury, showing all three sides of booth. Recognizing that it is the artistic experience that we explore and move on to new and different directions, whether or not there was misrepresentation with any part of the application remains the sole decision of the director. There are no refunds of any kind should the artist be asked to remove part or all of his/her display, and the artist shall have no recourse. Such decisions are not made lightly but are always made in the best interest of the show’s reputation and integrity, and the reputation and integrity of the art show industry.
- For fiber/bead artists: if the beading is sophisticated sewing and art in itself, it will be considered for acceptance into Hot Worksevents; otherwise Hot Worksfrowns upon “beaders” that merely string their work, which refers to buying the beads and sewing it on a string. Hot Works will individually consider such applications, but our decision is final.
- Displays must remain within assigned space. When setting up your booth, please be sure the front of your tent is lined up with the front of the others tents booths in that row, with no protruding items in the front of your tent or booth. No infringement into public areas, and into the spaces of other artists, is permitted. There can be no booth appendages in any direction, including upward. Exceptions are an awning, and only if it does not interfere with an emergency vehicle that may have to drive down an aisle; and behind your booth there is room for storage. You are liable for any damage caused as a result of a protruding piece from your booth either from the ground or from the top of your structure. Booth height at the show must be the same as booth height in booth slide submitted for application.
- No sharing booths unless all artists are represented in juried images.
- Generators labeled for outdoor use are permitted in all outdoor shows, but they must be placed a minimum of 20’ away from any tent or other structure, and only if they do not disturb anyone else, for whatever reason. You must also have a fire extinguisher in your booth at all times. Please let us know if you are bringing a generator. Artists expecting to bring generators must, in their applications, disclose equipment description and where you expect to place the generator. Hot Works retains the right to refuse such requests, if, in our opinion, it will be disruptive and/or generate complaints from others.
- Prints and reproductions are accepted when clearly labeled and limited to 30% or less of work displayed.
- Photography, digital, or giclée art prints must be limited editions of 250 or less, signed and numbered, and printed on archival quality materials.
- We define “Photography” as the art or process of producing images by the formation of an image on a light sensitive surface or by an acceptable digital printing process. If applying in the “Digital” category, digital art prints must be made from the artist’s original digital file.
- Each artist must provide enough work to exhibit and sell during the entire time of the art show. Artists who break down or leave early before closing time on any day of the event will not be permitted to return the following day or to future Hot Works shows unless proof of an emergency is provided.
- An artist package is mailed approximately one month prior to the show and will include 20 post cards. Please advise if a different quantity is needed; we are happy to provide you with as many as you need.
- Mailing lists are encouraged for all shows. If you do not have a mailing list, it is recommended that you start one in each city you do an event.
- Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the event and are not interchangeable. Hot Works will accept and do its best to honor special location requests but cannot make any guarantees. Corner spaces are available for purchase and are assigned solely on availability and discretion of the event. Booth assignments and map of event will be available on the website a minimum of one week prior to the show.
- For logistic purposes, artists with trailers that need to be driven onto the event site, must notify size of trailer 3 weeks prior to show.
- Heavier duty tents such as the Light Dome Canopy or Show-Off Canopy are used by most professional artists. The umbrella-type, pop-up canopy by any manufacturer or distributoris not recommended, as they are the first to come down on a windy day. If you must use the umbrella-type expandable pop-up tent, as with all tents, a minimum of 50 pounds of weight on each corner is required. In addition, if there is rain, the weight of the ponding water on top of a canopy tent can potentially collapse it. Bolstering the inside corners will make the canvas tighter and avoids ponding on top on the tent. Swim noodles or hula hoops (you can purchase these from the $1 store) placed in corners between frame and canvas top can avoid ponding. At night, canopy tents must be lowered to withstand overnight bad weather. Please advise in your application if you use an umbrella-type pop-up canopy.
- Paintings or other art are not permitted to be displayed on the ground, unless it as shown in your booth image submitted with your application and approved by the event.
- Hot Works will provide an artist name sign with name, city, state, medium and booth number. Please, no vinyl banners.
- Hot Works will inspect booths on-site to ensure rules and standards are adhered.
- Sales Tax must be collected and remitted. Michigan sales tax is 6.0%; call State of Michigan at 517-636-4660 or obtain the sales tax form online at https://www.michigan.gov/documents/taxes/5089_674430_7.pdf
- You may include an Artist Statement explaining the process and materials used in your work, as well as your reproduction process. Please also indicate a list of any recent awards and honors.
Hot Works goal is to put on a safe, friendly, positive, community event – as we have for many years. New COVID guidelines/risk reduction strategies include:
- Always protect the vulnerable, including age 70+
- All booths – two or more sides open where possible to accommodate for air to flow through the tent
- Social distancing – your support to help monitor this in a polite and courteous manner is appreciated.
- The entrance will have a 22 x 28 sign that says:
- Do not enter if you are sick
- Social Distance.
- Please provide hand sanitizer and have it displayed in your booth.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be spread throughout the show
- Handwashing sinks will be located at:
- Restaurants – provided for restaurant/food vendors for use during the show
- Porta johns – Besides handwashing sinks here, disinfectant and paper towels will provided.
- New COVID signage:
- Sinks are touchless, use a foot pump
- Sign on each porta john: ‘please wipe handle before and after use’ – there will be disinfectant and paper towel at each unit
- Maintain social distancing, please
- Face coverings recommended vs required
- Thought: Clear Shower Curtains hang in between
- Take advantage of non-contact purchasing by using a credit card or a cashless pay system
- Follow the one-way walking pay (no backtracking)
- Please leave pets at home
The application/jury fee is $30 fee via Zapp; add $25 for late applications. Upon acceptance into the show, booth rent is as follows:
10’x10’ = $395
10’x15’ = $575
10’x20’ = $775
Corner: Add $75
A white commercial tent can be rented for $200, includes sidewalls, weights, set up and tear down.
Saturday, July 30, 10am-6pm
Sunday, July 31, 10am-5pm
Move-in: Friday, July 29, 8:30am-6pm
Move-out: Sunday, July 31, from 5pm-9pm – no early breaking down of booths is permitted,
unless threatening weather or other emergency
___ Clay ___ Metal
___ Digital ___ Other
___ Drawing ___ Painting
___ Fiber ___ Other
___ Glass ___ Photography
___ Jewelry-Precious ___ Printmaking
___ Jewelry–Non Precious ___ Sculpture
___ Mixed Media ___ Wood
19th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show™
July 30 & 31, 2022
West Bloomfield, MI
By applying to the show on Zapp, I expressly represent and agree to the following:
- I am directly involved in creating all artwork in my booth. I agree to show a government issued picture ID at check-in.
- I authorize Hot Works to use my images for promotional purposes only, for past or future events, and with no compensation.
- I understand cancellations 60 days prior to the event will receive a full refund; cancellations between 30 and 59 days prior to the event will have fees applied to the next scheduled show. No refunds within 30 days of event, except for immediate family illness and/or death with proof of cause. Our decision whether or not to refund is final.
- Upon acceptance to the Invitation to Participate, I agree to remain open during all open event hours. I understand that early departure is not permitted.
- I understand there are no rain dates and no refunds for show cancellation due to rain, floods, tornados, hurricanes, acts of God, acts of government, act of other official authority, or for any other reason.
- I understand no insurance is provided by Hot Works to cover damage to my artwork, my display or to myself. I am responsible to obtain my own proper insurance and protection of work and structures. I will be held liable for any damage made by my tent, booth, or structures. Liability and casualty insurance are available for many artists and crafters. Please provide Hot Works with a Proof of Coverage certificate at least one week prior to the show’s opening. These requirements are intended to protect you and Hot Works.
- I understand that false presentation is not permitted. There is no misrepresenting myself or my artwork. The promoter is allowed to hold me liable by penalty of law.
- I understand emergency aisles must be left open and clear of any obstructions and structures at the end of the day and until the opening for business the next morning. This includes, but is not limited to, awnings and awning hardware, display panels, artwork, or any other part of an artist’s structure and/or booth that extends beyond the assigned space and into common areas, either on the ground or above ground. An exception is storage behind the artist’s booth. It is strongly recommended that all work inside the booth be properly secured for the night, if not removed.
- I understand Hot Works is not responsible for any damage to my booth or property that extends beyond the confines of artist’s space, nor is Hot Works responsible for any damage at all, in or out of the confines of my assigned space, as a result of inclement weather, act of God, or any other cause that is beyond our control, including an emergency vehicle that may have to be driven down an aisle. I am accountable for damage to neighboring artists’ booths as a result of my unsecured or improperly weighted booth, or as a result of my booth not designed to withstand reasonable variations of weather and weather conditions. Aisles and common areas must be left free of equipment and extrusions, both on ground and above ground, during all non-open hours.
- I understand it is not Hot Works responsibility to sell the artist’s work. Hot Works is not responsible if the artist does not earn a profit or sell his/her work.
- I agree to hold harmless and indemnify Hot Works, LLC, White Lake/Milford, MI; Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., White Lake/Milford, MI; Charter Township of West Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, MI; Oakland County Road Commission, MI; and their agents and employees for damage from any cause.
- By applying to the show, I accept the rules listed in this application, as well as additional rules of the event. Acceptance to the show is an invitation to show, whichcan be withdrawn by us at any time, for any reason, without recourse on the part of the artist.
See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!™ ~ Your Art. Art Passion.™
Hot Works, LLC/Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.
PO Box 79, Milford, MI 48381-0079 or PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230
941-755-3088 or cell 248-762-2462 ~ email: email@example.com ~ web: www.hotworks.org