Do I have to apply through Zapplication? Yes. The Wesleyan Artist Market (WAM) moved to an on-line application process in 2015 in an effort to streamline, standardize, and simplify the application and jurying process.
But I’ve applied via mail in the past? We cannot accept applications outside of Zapplication. Applications received through the mail or dropped off at school require special handling and can be easily overlooked and lost in the shuffle. We do not want that to happen to any of our applying artists. If issues arise with Zapp while trying to apply, please contact Zapp directly with technical questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (303) 629-1166 (based in Denver, Co., so please note time zone difference). Should you still be unable to get answers to your questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Is it okay for me to submit the same pictures I submitted last year? We ask that you provide new and updated photos (from previous year submissions), reflecting your most current work and style. For jurying and promotional purposes, our base appreciates a “fresh" (new images) look every year. Your pictures should be representative of the work you are producing now and plan on bringing to our event in April. For 2020, please submit six (6) photos in total: five (5) photos of your respective art, and one (1) booth shot (if available).
Do I have to include the Artist Statement in my submission? Yes, please share the requested information. The information helps us learn about you as an artist and gives us an appreciation for your background and accomplishments. This also gives us content to share on social media when we feature each of our exhibiting artists.
Do I have to submit a booth shot in my Zapplication? Yes, we would like a recent (past 12 months) booth shot, if applicable/available. A booth shot gives us a better feel for overall content, presentation, and aesthetic. If this is your first show, and we do not have a booth shot to share, please let us know that in your submission.
May I apply for a booth with another artist? (share a booth). Only individual artists OR two-person collaborative artists are permitted to submit an application and share a booth. Both artist names should be included on the application. Artists presenting separate works (non-collaborative) may NOT submit an application together or share a booth.
My photo’s will not upload. What do I do? We have a team dedicated to the artist application process. Please contact contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or (303)-629-1166 (MST) with technical questions or issues. If you are unable to reach a resolution, please contact us at email@example.com with questions or issues. With the exception of holiday/holiday weekends, we will back with you as quickly as possible, and hopefully within 24 hours.
May I submit photos taken from my cellphone? Please submit 6 (5 art and 1 booth shot) high resolution photos (use of DSLR camera is recommended). As a last resort, iPhone 6 or 6+ images typically will upload successfully. Please provide high quality/"social-media ready" photos of unframed artwork, jewelry, wares.
If I am a professional food artist or vendor, should I apply through Zapplication? If your are interested in participating in WAM and have a Food Truck or are a food artist, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (please do not apply through Zapplication). Due to limited space, we can only allow a select number of Food Trucks/vendors on campus during the Market, and we book 6-9 months ahead of our event. We do not allow any food sales inside our Market, other than our Wesleyan student bakers, due to food licensing restrictions. If promoting your business is of interest, we welcome In-Kind Sponsorships. Please e-mail us at email@example.com.
What happens if I miss the deadline and apply late? All late applying artists will be added to our Wait Pool for consideration should a booth become available. All applicants, including late applying artists, are subject to our application (ZAPP) and jurying process/criteria. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply if you have missed the deadline. Applicable fees (application/booth) must be received before space will be confirmed. Selected Wait Pool artists may be notified of acceptance up until one day prior to the event date.
If I am placed in your Waiting Pool, is there a good chance I will be called to participate? During the year, we may have several spots open up due to conflicts, illness, or family emergencies with an accepted artist(s). However, there is no guarantee a single spot will become available, and after a certain date, accepted artists forego their paid booth fees if they cancel. While we recognize from time to time conflicts do come up, we encourage all of our accepted artists to do the best they can to honor their commitments to our show. If a Wait Pool artist does get a last minute invite to our show, due to an artist cancellation, we will do all we can to help catch that Wait Pool artist up (inventory, sales tags, artist instructions, social media coverage, etc.).
What if I cannot participate in the Market after I have confirmed and have paid my booth fee? We always regret losing an exhibiting artist but understand if there are emergency circumstances. Booth fees will be fully refunded up until January 15th, 2020; booth fees will be partially refunded up until January 31st, 2020. After that date, any artist cancelling will forego their booth fees. We do ask that our artists do all they can to honor their commitment to the Wesleyan Artist Market.
What is your No Show Policy? Artists who have not checked-in and/or notified us via www.wesleyanartistmarket.org by Thursday, April 23rd, 2:00pm, will be considered a “no-show." Assigned space(s) will be forfeited to another exhibiting artist or show vendor.
Out-of-town hotel accommodations for artists? The 2020 Artist Market Team will provide artists with hotel information once acceptances to the Market are confirmed. The Market has secured a block of rooms at a local hotel, at a discounted rate for our out-of-town artist guests. Artists may prefer selecting a different hotel, as an alternate, of course.