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Midwest Salute to the Arts 2016

Everett Moody Park at Longacre
Fairview Heights, Illinois (Midwest)

Show Dates: 8/26/16 – 8/28/16


Event Summary
Join us for the 28th Midwest Salute to Arts in Everett Moody Park at Longacre in Fairview Heights, Illinois, August 26-28, 2016.

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paul bayerCongratulations to This Year’s Council Choice Winner, Paul Bayer!

Mr. Bayer is a stone sculptor that works in a variety of stones, marble, granite, onyx, alabaster, flourite, calcite etc.. The crystalline structure and texture of natural stone combine to reflect light in an extraordinary way, giving forms movement and life. He carves directly in stone, as well as from models, maquettes and drawings when doing commissioned reliefs, busts and other works. He enjoys working with realism and all forms of abstraction.

He is presently carving a twenty ton sculpture in marble at the City Museum located in down town St. Louis.

Mr. Bayer has been commissioned by several corporations to carve large sculptures for both interior and exterior applications.

Mr. Bayer is presently being represented by “Stone Soup Galleries” in Chesterfield Mall, lower level.

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Midwest Salute to the Arts would like to say Thank You for all of your support!  You are the reason that, year after year, we have such a successful event.  We are so pleased with the turnout this year and cannot wait to celebrate the 28th Annual Midwest Salute to the Arts next year!

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2015 Best of Show Award Winner

Keith Grace was the Best of Show winner for the 2015 Midwest Salute to the Arts.


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Tune in for our LIVE Remote with KLOU 103.3 Julie Tristan!

Julie Tristan will be at Midwest Salute to the Arts on LIVE Radio at the Artist Gallery 10am-12pm.

Click here to read more about Julie Tristan and her role at KLOU 103.3

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unnamedMayor Kupsky’s Welcome

Mayor Kupsky has been a proud supporter of Midwest Salute to the Arts in Fairview Heights.

With our event quickly approaching, Mayor Kupsky would like to extend his welcome to all of the volunteers, participants and guests of this year’s affair.

To read the mayor’s letter, click here.
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Last Trophy Welcome from the Arts Council

The Arts Council is so pleased and excited to be celebrating the 27th Annual Midwest Salute to the Arts in Fairview Heights, Il.

With our event quickly approaching, the Arts Council would like to extend their welcome to all of the volunteers, participants and guests of this year’s affair.

To read the Arts Council’s letter, click here.


Image : ‘Last Trophy’
In memory of Phil Lubeck
March 17,1951-July 10,2013
by Kevin Trobaugh

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Steve Anderson was the Council Choice winner for the 2014 Midwest Salute to the Arts.

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Midwest Salute to the Arts 2015

Everett Moody Park at Longacre
Fairview Heights, Illinois (Midwest)

Show Dates: 8/28/15 – 8/30/15
Application Deadline: 5/1/15 Midnight CST
57 day(s) and 12 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00


Event Summary
Come and be one of the select 100 artists exhibiting in Everett Moody Park at Longacre in Fairview Heights, Illinois, for the 27th Midwest Salute to Arts, a festival of fine art, August 28-30, 2015.

The nationally-recognized art fair features cash awards over $17,000.

General Information

Midwest Salute to the Arts
August 28 – 30, 2015
Schedule of Events

Friday, August 28th
9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Registration and SetupEXHIBITORS MUST REGISTER BY 4:00 P.M. or FORFEIT THEIR SPACE6:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
“Preview Party” for sponsors and VIP guests
Show Also Open to Public
Saturday, August 29th
10:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Show Open to PublicSunday, August 30th
9:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Awards Presentation
Held on site
Light Breakfast will be served

11:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Show Open to Public

Everett Moody Park at Longacre in Fairview Heights, IL
Hwy 159, one mile south of Intersate 64
(15 minutes from downtown St. Louis, MO)
Entry Deadline
May 1, 2015Acceptance Notification
May 15, 2015Questions

Participation Requirements

  • The Midwest Salute to the Arts does not require a commission on sales. Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting Illinois State Tax (forms provided).
  • Artists are required to be present with their work during festival hours.
  • The Midwest Salute to the Arts is a rain or shine show. All exhibits are housed in large white tents on grass in a beautiful park setting. Covered aisle space is provided in front of each booth for the comfort of our many patrons.

  • Individual display areas are approximately 10’x10′ or 10’x15′ (cost is listed below) with a small area behind the booth for storage. Electrical power (not to exceed 1000 watts) is provided, free of charge, for each space. Artists are responsible for their own display and lighting equipment which must conform to space and power allotments mentioned previously.
  • Screen Displays:
    • Original art is to comprise a minimum of 2/3 of screen displays.
    • Hand pulled prints are considered original art and may be displayed on screens.
    • No more then 1/3 of screen displays may feature signed reproductions and all reproductions must be clearly labeled as such.
    • All work displayed on screen will be framed appropriately framed or otherwise prepared ofr finished presentation.
  • Unframed, signed/unsigned reproductions may be sold, but will be displayed in portfolios (not on screens) and clearly labeled as reproductions. Note cards, calendars, books and other items created from the artists own work may be offered. Mechanically reproduced art should be limited to no more then 50% of total display.
  • All work offered must be original by the exhibiting artist. No kits or work from kits are acceptable. Plagiarism, production line art or art factory reproduced items (other then noted above) are grounds for immediate removal from the show.
  • We reserve the right to use images submitted for jurying for publicity and request you also include a brief resume or artist’s statement with your entry.

Children’s Gallery Donation

  • Our Children’s Gallery and workshops are designed to foster an interest in art at an early age. Children 11 and under enter the Children’s Gallery then choose their own piece of art free from parental influence and often come back to you for conversation with “their own artist”.
  • All artists exhibiting at the Salute are required to donate a minimum of two pieces of their own work to our Children’s Gallery. Please plan, ahead of time, how you will meet this requirement. If you have large (expensive) pieces, we recommend that you create something smaller for this purpose. Studies, experimental pieces, etc. are acceptable if presented nicely. If making a ‘smaller piece’ isn’t possible then a cash donation of $50.00 can be made to the Children’s Gallery in lieu of the two piece donation. The Children’s Gallery is a very important part of our festival.
  • One of the two pieces received from the artists is displayed each morning and the gallery is usually forced to close by early afternoon due to its popularity. If you can donate more than the minimum, your help would be most appreciated.

Media Categories:

Clay – Art objects, either functional or decorative of earthenware, porcelain, or tile, made by shaping and then firing. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.Drawing/Printmaking (Graphics) – Drawings are works on paper using pencil, crayon, ink, charcoal, pastels and a variety of other marking media. Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples. It involves creating a drawing or other composition on a surface other than paper, from transfer to paper through the use of a press or through impressions made by hand.Glass – Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln formed or crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved.Jewelry – Creating artwork through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals. All jewelry, produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials should apply in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is permitted..Mixed Media – Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Works should include more than one of the following: Paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking, drawing. clay work, fiber, glass, metal, or wood.

Oil/Acrylic – Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, with oil and/or acrylic paint or sticks.

Watercolor – Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors.

Photography – Process of capturing images of objects by the action of light, then printing the images, by chemical or digital means, onto a flat surface. Negatives must be the artist’s original and processed either by the artist or under their direct supervision.

Sculpture – three dimensional works done in any medium.

Wood – Art objects, either functional or decorative hand tooled or machine worked, turned or carved.

Fine Craft – any material or construction may be used. Generally, any art form that does not fit into one of the other categories; to include fiber, hand weaving, etc.

Important Notes

  • Artists may enter in multiple categories for jurying, but will only be permitted one booth. A separate jury fee (and Zapp application) per category is required. The majority of work displayed must be from the category in which the artist is accepted
  • Booth fees must be paid within 15 days of notification, via E-mail, of acceptance into show. After 15 days an artist from the alternate list will be chosen as a replacement
  • Booth refunds, for cancellations, will be handled on a graduating scale:
    • Cancellation by June 30, 2015 — 100% booth refund (minus credit card processing fee of 3.50%)
    • Cancellation by July 31, 2015 — 50% booth refund
    • Cancellation after August 1, 2015 — NO REFUND
1 – Best of Show $2,000
11 – Best of Category $1,000
7 – Award of Excellence $500
1 – Arts Council Award $500

Note: With the exception of the Arts Council Award an artist can only win one type of an award. It is not possible to win Best of Show and an award inBest of Category or Award of Excellence. However, it is possible to win the Arts Council Award and ANY ONE of the other awards listed.

Award winners from the 2014 Midwest Salute to the Arts are invited to return exempt from jurying. These winners will be automatically accepted upon receipt of their request (via Zapp) prior to the jury deadline (May 1, 2015) and payment of booth fee by June 1, 2015.


Jury — $25.00 (non-refundable)

Booth Size

Corner Booth (10′ X 15′) — $475.00
Row Booth (10′ X 15′) — $375.00

Corner Booth (10′ X 10′) — $325.00
Row Booth (10′ X 10′) — $250.00

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NEW!  Midwest Salute to the Arts is proud to welcome ART by Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.

Trinity Services, Inc. art center is a place where adults with intellectual disabilities create art and experience creativity, joy, beauty and accomplishment.  Art is part of Trinity’s Adult Learning Program and is supported by the volunteers of the Abundant Living For All Foundation (Alfa), a local non-profit organization of families and friends that works with Trinity to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

ART will be open the same hours as the art gallery.

To learn more, click here.

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