Application Instructions

Art on the Rocks is making the effort to go paperless. All notifications will be sent via email, so please make sure your email address is completed and correct.

RULES – READ CAREFULLY

  1. Artwork must be original in design and executed by the accepted artist. Use of AI in art creation is strictly forbidden.
  2. Artists must accompany their own work for the entire 2 days of the show.
  3. Artists may display and sell only in the category in which their work has been accepted; only artists accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.
  4. No commercial dealers, agents, kits, crafts, or castings from commercial molds allowed.

Art on the Rocks committee members will visit booths periodically throughout the show. Artists violating the rules of the show will be required to remove all work not in compliance or be asked to leave with no refund. Artists violating rules, no-showing, or breaking down early will be denied following year’s entrance. Art on the Rocks committee reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules.

ENTRY & JURY FEE

Jury fee – $30
Booth fee – $240 (single 12’x12′ booth) or $420 (double booth)
Payment option via Paypal: Direct jury & booth fee total amount to ArtOnTheRocksApp@gmail.com. Make sure to include your name or business name.
Payment option via check: Mail two separate checks: One, a non-refundable jury fee of $30. The second, a $240 booth fee (or $420 for double). Your booth fee will be returned to you if you are not accepted.

NO REFUNDS after juried acceptance.

IMAGE SUBMISSION –  EMAIL or CD

Submit three images per category of RECENT WORK and a photo of your booth. Jury examples must be representative of work that will be present at the show.
Emailing images to ArtOnTheRocksApp@gmail.com is the preferred way to submit.
Use Art on the Rocks in the subject line. Title your images with name and image number; example: DOE_JOHN1.jpg
Image files should be a High Quality JPEG or PNG and no larger than 1000 pixels in any direction. Please, no PDFs.

SALES TAX AND COMMISSIONS

Artists are responsible for 6% Michigan sales tax. No commissions are taken.

PRIZES

Cash prizes totaling over $4,000 will be awarded. Artists must be set up by 9am Saturday, when judging begins. Award winners are invited the following year.

SHOW PROGRAM

Accepted artists’ name, business name, city, state, website, artwork description, and medium are listed on our show programs. It is important to be clear on your art category for the program listing and for show judging. Please check the appropriate category box, and briefly describe your art.

SET-UP / REGISTRATION

Friday (July 26) – 12pm to 6pm and Saturday (July 27) – 7am to 9am
Upon arrival you and your vehicle must be registered (after 8am your space could be reassigned unless prior arrangements are made) before set up. Registered vehicles must display ID and move to assigned parking areas.

Your vehicle MUST be registered at check-in time. You will be assigned to a parking area. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed – towed at owner’s expense.

LIABILITY

Submission of the signed application, or the online application with payment constitutes a CONTRACT OF AGREEMENT. Saturday night security is provided as a courtesy. LSAA assumes no responsibility for loss and/or damage, for any reason, to any product or display. Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

SPACE

Artists’ work must be professionally displayed and limited to 12’x12′ (24’x12′ if Double Booth) space assigned. Artist must provide sturdy, protective coverings, ready for wind or rain. Space is assigned per artist or legal working partnership. Partners who produce individual work must submit individual applications and may request adjacent booths. Space is non-transferable. No radio or tape playing. Do not display awards from previous shows. Display booth # prominently. We will do our best to place you in an area suitable to your needs. Handicap booths and double booths available upon request.

PARK RULES

NO overnight camping in the park or parking lot. Please lean up your area. Picnic tables are for public use only. No parking on grass. Violators will be towed at owner’s expense.

CAMPING & LODGING

A list of hotels in Marquette County, as well as tourist information, is available through Travel Marquette. Reserved camping is available at nearby Tourist Park.

CONTACT

Tristan Luoma 906.869.7501     E-mail:  marquetteartontherocks@gmail.com
Event Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, 200 Lakeshore Blvd., Marquette

Please Note: Annual Art Poster (READ CAREFULLY)

The annual Art on the Rocks poster will be a high quality digital print, featuring a 2D artist’s image.
Selected artists shall grant Lake Superior Art Association one-time reproduction rights. Artist retains original art and all further rights. Credit is given on poster and in publicity. Artist receives 50 free posters. Art is selected from 2D media represented on your images received for jurying. Please check the box on your application to enter your image, and email your image to artontherocksapp@gmail.com, with “Show Poster Submission” included in the subject line.

2024 Application Form

The Annual Art on the Rocks™ is sponsored by the Lake Superior Art Association and is held in Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.

Please fill out the form below to register, or download the PDF to mail with your check to:
Art on the Rocks PO Box 9, Marquette MI 49855

Application must be submitted between January 1st and March 31st, 2024

*** PDF APPLICATION ***

Or Submit Application Online Below

***PLEASE MAKE SURE TO COMPLETE YOUR EMAIL, AS ALL NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL

    Name: *
    Phone: *
    Partner Name:
    Address: *
    City/State/Zip: *
    Business Name:
    Website:
    Email: *
    Make & License of Vehicle: *
    Medium: 2-D MIXED MEDIA3-D MIXED MEDIACERAMICSDRAWINGFIBERFURNITUREGLASS (non-jewelry)JEWELRYPHOTOGRAPHYPRINTMAKINGSCUPLTUREPAINTINGWATERCOLORWOOD

    In 5 words or less, describe your art as you would like it read in our program:

    Application must be submitted by March 31, 2024

    Only exhibiting artists names, city, state, and website will be listed on our website for security purposes. Your vehicle must be registered at check-in time.

    Have you remembered everything?

    Aside from completing this application, don't forget:

    • Check for $30 non-refundable fee per category Jury Fee
    • Check for $240 Booth Fee or for $420 Double Booth Fee
    • Email address is correct, as this will be how notification of acceptance will be sent

    Checks to: Art on the Rocks™
    Mail to: Art on the Rocks, PO Box 9, Marquette, MI 49855
    NOTE: Must be postmarked by March 31, 2024

    I will be bringing a large rig/trailer (larger than a van)I shall require a space with handicap accessI will be using a low emission, low noise generator, located on an edge of booth space where it will not disturb other artistsCheck box if you would like your 2D medium represented images to be entered in the poster contest (indicate which 2D art is to be considered)

    By submitting this form, you are considered to have signed it and dated it (date will be indicated as the time the form was submitted). Your submission of this form is considered a contract between ART on the Rocks™ and artist. By submitting this form you are agreeing to all rules outlined in this prospectus.