Dogwood Arts Festival – Terms and Conditions

1. All work shall be created solely by the artist(s) with no assistance of industrial production techniques and no imports or consignments of piecework items.

2. Each artist agrees to display their Artist’s Statement in their booth. For suggestions on how to prepare an Artist’s Statement, visit

3. Dogwood Arts Reproduction Policy:
In an attempt to foster an appreciation and value of the arts in all people, including those who cannot afford original work, we believe it is important to offer the public an opportunity to buy reproductions, hoping they will turn to original work as their incomes grow. This transition is only possible if our patrons understand exactly what they are buying.

All reproductions must be clearly and individually labeled as such. No other terms such as ‘print’ or ‘off-set lithograph’ may be used. Labels must say ‘Reproduction’. (Only printmakers may use the term ‘print’). It is agreed that a reproduction is a copy of an original work of art that is produced by methods including, but not limited to off-set lithography, printing, giclee, laser, photocopy, etc.

Photographs: the very nature of photography is the production of multiple works from one original source. Prints of the original photographic image must have been processed by the artist or under the artist’s direct supervision by a reputable service, and be hand numbered in editions no larger than 750.

4. The artist agrees to comply with all applicable Knox County fire safety regulations regarding display space and materials. The artist agrees to comply with all Festival set-up schedules, restrictions, rules, etc. whether in this document or other official communications.

5. The artist agrees that the work on display is of the same style and quality as was represented in the artist’s original application and jury images. The artist also agrees that the Festival shall have the right to record by whatever means it desires the artist, his/her booth, and their work. The Festival retains all rights to use such recording or materials on promoting and advertising the Festival in any media format it desires.

6. Limited security will be provided on the Festival site 24 hours a day, however, each exhibiting artist is responsible for insuring their own work. The Festival assumes no responsibility or liability to cover loss or damage to the artist’s property or work. The artist shall bring their own display materials, including lights and electrical cords.

7. The artist waives, releases and agrees to hold the Festival harmless from any and all liability, claims, damage, injury, etc. arising or resulting from or caused by the artist’s performance, or lack thereof.

8. The artist is an independent contractor in any and all relationships with the Festival. The artist agrees to remain open and present at the Festival during the show hours specified: 11:00am to 8:00pm on Friday, April 27th and 10:00am to 9:00pm on Saturday, April 28th, and 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday, April 29th. Tear-down begins immediately upon closing of the Dogwood Arts Festival at 5:00pm, Sunday. No early tear-down is allowed.

9. If the artist utilizes any Festival employee or volunteer for booth relief or any type of assistance, it is understood that such person shall not be held responsible for any theft, loss or damage to the Artist’s work, booth or goods.

10. The artist is responsible for the payment of any taxes or fees assessed by any governmental or regulatory agency.

11. Artists are required to wear shirts and shoes at all times. No pets are allowed on the Festival site.

12. Any violation of provisions in this contract or any rules or policies communicated to the artist in official Festival correspondence, may cause the artist to be removed from the show.

13. If the artist is supplying their own tent, the artist agrees they will supply their own 10’ x 10’ white canopy, display equipment, and rope to tie off weights. Artists must bring appropriate weights to secure their tents; at least 200 lbs. of weights is required (50 lbs per corner). Spikes and staking are not allowed. Tying off to any Market Square or Krutch Park fixture, permanent or temporary, is not allowed. It is understood that canopies and display will be of the highest quality and construction – no tarps or umbrellas are allowed.

14. Exhibitor booths/tents that do not meet Dogwood standards will be denied access to set-up.

15. The total booth fee of $350 is due in the Festival office no later than February 1, 2018. Note placement priority is given to those who pay early and buy corner booths! 

16. Cancellations must be received in writing before February 1, 2018. After February 1, no refunds of any kind will be made.