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The 70th Greeley Park Art Show guidelines will be available for review in October, 2022.  The application will be available for sign up once the dates for the show have been confirmed by the City of Nashua.

70th GREELEY PART ART SHOW

August 19, 2023 (10am – 4pm) and August 20, 2023 (10am – 4pm)

FINAL DEADLINE: Application must be received by July 1, 2023

Early Bird Deadline: March 31, 2023

Entry Guidelines and information

Carefully read the guidelines and information before submitting your application. The Nashua Area Artists Association (NAAA) Greeley Park Art Show coordinators have the final right for interpretations.

DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS: All spaces/booths MUST have tents able to withstand winds and rain as well as weights to secure the tents. (NO stakes allowed due to underground sprinkler system – violation will result in immediate expulsion from the show and fees paid will be forfeited).

ELIGIBILITY & PARTICIPATION: Open to all artists 18 years of age or older working in:

  • 2-Dimensional: Drawing/illustration (pen, pencil, charcoal), Graphic & Printmaking, Painting (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor), Pastel Photography, Digital Art,
  • 3-Dimensional: Ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalwork, woodwork/woodturning, sculpture. (Jewelry is a limited category).
  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2D and 3D that incorporates more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the

ALL prints/reproductions/ cards are allowed; however, they must be marked as such. If you have questions or need clarification, email us at Greeleyparkartshow@gmail.com.

The artist must have at least five (5) finished pieces to display and the work must be original, executed within the past three (3) years. Entry into this outdoor art show establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in the prospectus and is a contract to display only what was applied for on the entry form. Artists may market prints, limited editions and greeting cards of their original works. Copies of original work must be identified as such.

NOT ALLOWED: “Crafts”, which include any item(s) that can be identical if desired, including anything that uses a pattern or involves the same sequence steps to produce nearly identical results. Jewelry is the exception to this rule due to the nature of the work and design of each piece. No mass produced / resale merchandise. No knitted or crocheted items, no beading/string jewelry.

Per the NAAA and city ordinance, artists cannot display artwork with mature or adult content as this is a family event      NO NUDES

JURYING and JURY FEE: $25 – A non-refundable jury fee must be enclosed with all applications meeting the following requirements.

  • ALL new applicants to the Greeley Park Art Show; or,
  • any applicant who has not participated in the Greeley Park Art Show in the last two (2) years (68th (2021) and 69th (2022)).
  • Send four (4) pictures of your artwork AND one (1) picture of your booth/display set-up. These can be sent via email to: Greeleyparkartshow@gmail.com

BOOTH SPACE & INSTALLATION: To request a particular location, be sure to apply before May 31, 2023. Volunteers get first choice of location. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be honored but will consider them on a first-come basis. Booth size is 10 feet x 10 feet. The NAAA provides only the space. Artists are responsible for their own tents, racks, walls, etc. All show registrants are expected to be ready for business at 10:00 a.m. each day and staff their booth through 4:00 p.m. both days. Tents are required to display due to the nature of this show in order to protect the artwork from any form of precipitation. Only the Greeley Park Art Show Coordinators can dismiss artists due to inclement weather; artists are not permitted to leave early and must be open for business for the entire length of the show. Due to the undergrounds sprinkler system, stakes are NOT allowed to secure tents. Any violation of securing tents will be immediate expulsion from the show. Parking for artists is available in lots after load-in, but parking on Concord Street is reserved for show visitors. No vehicles are allowed on the grass at any time.  There is no sharing of booths unless grandfathered prior to 2021.

PAYMENT:  All new applicants must pay the jury fee upon submission of their application and will be notified within two (2) weeks of receipt by the GPAS Committee.  Upon approval of the application, payment for booth fees and any options requested by the applicant must be paid within two (2) weeks of said approval.  All other applicants must pay in full all booth fees and/or options within two (2) weeks of receipt of application.

CREDITS/REFUNDS: Refunds for cancellations, less a Twenty-Five Dollar ($25.00) processing fee, will be issued up to forty-five (45) days prior to show date. Cancellations must be made in writing (email preferred) and received in our offices as per the dates outlined above. In this case,  July 5, 2023 would be considered the deadline date for the NAAA offices to receive the cancellation notice. If cancellations are requested within the forty-five (45) period prior to August 19, 2023, said jury fees and booth fees will be applied to the following year. If the Nashua Area Artists Association cancels due to any unforeseen circumstances prior to the start of the show (August 18, 2023 (set-up date)), all booth fees, jury fees and option fees will be applied to the following year’s event.  Membership fees will be applied to current year only and must be renewed in order to receive the members’ rate, otherwise artist will receive an invoice for the balance.  If balance is not paid, artist forfeits all booth fees, jury fees and option fees.

WEATHER: The Greeley Park Art Show is held outdoors and goes on rain or shine. No credits or refunds will be issued if show is affected by forces of nature beyond our control once event is underway. Please check our website or contact the coordinators at Greeleyparkartshow@gmail.com for updates on cancellations resulting from severe weather such as hurricanes, tornados, flooding, etc. Please note, we will not cancel a show unless informed by state, city or local officials that it will be in the best interest of safety for all. If it looks like it is going to rain, we will not call a show prior to the event. It will be at the show coordinator’s discretion on site at the time.

FEATURED ARTIST: $35, $45, $55 – If you would like to be featured in the Greeley Park Art Show Brochure, which is distributed to hundreds of visitors over the two-day show, submit the fee, your photo or a photo of your artwork, and/or a biography or artist statement for publication in the art show brochure. $35 for a business card sized ad (you may use your business card for convenience); $45 for half-page; and, $55 for full page.  All information MUST be submitted by July 1, 2023 to Greeleyparkartshow@gmail.com.  NOTE:  If materials/info is not submitted by the date noted above, the artist will not be featured in the brochure and forfeits the fee.

SOLICITATION: Exhibitors are present at our show for the purpose of representing their work. For that reason, no exhibit, or their representatives, will engage in any type of solicitation of any products, supplies, etc. during the course of the event. Failure to comply could cause possible expulsion from the event.

SECURITY, LIABILITY & SALES: The NAAA retains security services over Friday and Saturday nights, but property left at the site remains the responsibility of the artist. The NAAA is not responsible for any loss or damage to artist property during the dates of the show and makes no guarantees of foot traffic or art sales during the event. We do not recommend leaving artwork overnight.

VOLUNTEER: We are also looking for artists willing to help with different aspects of the show and to also give demonstrations throughout the day. If you are interested in helping, please email Greeleyparkartshow@gmail.com.