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Artist Booth Assignments (alpha by last name)

N prefix is North Street

R prefix is Roundabout

B prefix is Beaufort

A few North Street artists were relocated to Beaufort to fulfill COVID19 spacing protocols.

R66  David Abrahamson, Painting

B72  Tedra Ashley-W., Jewelry

B91  Christine Baker, Other

N47  James Behmke, Photography

B116  Nisa Blackmon, Jewelry

B122  Justin Bollini, Wood 

N16  Taylor Braasch, Painting

N4  Reenie Bradley, Wood 

B90  Peter Brown, Glass

N38  Eli Brown, Painting

N9    Ryan Brown, Wood 

N17  Jon Bryan, Wood 

N41  John Bumgarner, Painting

B102  Shiela Cahill, Glass

B84   Bekki Canine, Painting 

N5    Denise & Michael Cardinal, Other 

B81  Mollie Chounard, Painting

B93  Fernando Cornejo, Painting

N50  Sean Corner, Sculpture

N21  Jerry Crable, Sculpture

N21  Jacque Crable, Sculpture

R63  Kent Crutcher, Wood 

N1    Rick Decorie, Photography

N30  Daniel Driggs, Painting

R61   Brock Eddleman. Glass





B100  Erin Furimsky, Jewlery & Ceramics

R55  Su Ge, Painting

N26  Vanessa Gerig, Other

B97  Shea Grehan, Photography

N24  Edward Gullo, Glass

B88  Jacalyn Hadley, Photography

B111  Jeff Hart Wood 

N20  Rachel Haynes, Sculpture

B99  Claire Hedden, Ceramics

N46  Deb Helgeson, Painting

N37  Sandra Holt, Fiber

N25  Lori Huddleston, Jewelry

N49  Vicki Imoberstag, Ceramics

N3  Connie Ingmire, Fiber

N7  Lisa Kesler, Painting

B76  Lindsey Kirk, Jewlery

B75  Frank Kobilsek, Wood 

B95  Beverly Kontney, Jewlery

N29  Ken Kwiatkowski, Other

R69  Sheila Lamberson, Painting

N42  Julie Dancs, Fiber

R64  Barry Lane, Ceramics

R71  Robin Lauersdorf, Graphics

B98  Henry Litchfield, Jewelry

B86  Shandor Madjar, Jewelry



N33  Ed Martin, Glass

R53  Steven Martin, Wood 

R59  Barb Mason, Jewelry

B94  Kelly McCleary, Fiber

N40   Cynthia Merrill, Ceramics

B80  Jill Miller, Fiber

N2    Sean Miller, Painting

N45  Erika Moeglich, Jewelry

B121  Deana Moore Schoolcraft, Painting

N28  Anne Morris, Other

B74  Terri Myer, Painting

B119  Sue Necessary, Other

N18  Addy Neilson, Jewelry

N10  Rachel Newell, Other

N11  Hua Nian, Painting

N6   Jody Ochs, Jewelry

B104  Emma Oliver, Fiber

R65   William Pasetti, Glass

B96   Angela S Pierce, Other

B109   Dylan Punke, Photography

B106   Sara Quiroz, Jewelry

N31    Dave Reckhouse, Sculpture

B108   Molly Reeder Foust, Ceramics

R67   William Richards, Photography







B83  John Riss, Wood 

N23  Carolina Rodriguez, Graphics

B87  Mandy Roeing, Painting

N12  Deana Rose, Jewelry

N35  Andrea Rudisill, Painting

N14  Fred Schollmeyer, Painting

B118  Linda Silver, Fiber

B115  Anthony Slichenmyer, Sculpture

B113  Lisa Slodki, Jewelry

B78   Judy Steffens, Painting

R56   Scott Sternberg, Photography

N13  Kit Sunderland, Graphics

R54   Joyce Surbeck-Harris, Ceramics

B105  Jackie Tice, Painting

B82   Patty Tiry, Jewelry

R57   Matthew Urban, Glass

N48   William Waite, Wood 

R60   Jon Walton, Photography

R62  Richard Wehrs, Ceramics

B92   Adrian Wesley, Jewelry

R68   Robin Willey, Ceramics

N39  Carolyn Wilson, Glass

North Street Artists:

Friday Night Artist Check-in is on Broadway by the post office.  Artists will need to drive east on College Ave., and turn right onto Broadway Blvd. 

All artists must have checked in and received their packets prior to set-up.

Artists with booth numbers N21 - N19 can easily exit back onto Fell Ave.

Artists with booth numbers N48 - N63 can pull through the Roundabout (CLOCKWISE ONLY) to exit on west Beaufort.  The Constitution Blvd access will be blocked by food trucks.

Roundabout Artists:

Friday Night Artist Check-in is now available for all booths. Check-in is on Broadway by the post office.  Artists will need to drive east on College Ave., and turn right onto Broadway Blvd.

All artists must have checked in and received their packets prior to set-up. However, Artists arriving on Saturday morning can set up and check-in with staff afterward.  The Arts Center booth is located on the west exit of the Roundabout onto North Street.

Exiting the Roundabout after set-up may be made from either Beaufort street direction. The Constitution Blvd access will be blocked by food trucks.

Beaufort Street Artists:

  • Check-in on Friday night at the corner of BEAUFORT and Linden (the west end of the street)

  • Because BEAUFORT is a narrow street we have the following requirements for unloading. 

    - All traffic is westbound only. Entrance is from Southbound Linden Street Only.

    - No set-up prior to checking in.

    - Vehicles must pull to the curb and unload onto the sidewalk. Do not park in the middle of the street.

    - Artists must stay with vehicle the entire time of unloading. Unsupervised vehicles will be towed at owner's expense.

    - Booth Setup only AFTER your vehicle has been moved off the street.


Notes to Artists:

  • Thank you for being with us!
  • All information is subject to change depending on the governor's orders, any mandates, laws or other regulations. Check frequently for updates.
  • Friday Night Check-in is from 5pm to 8pm for all artists.
  • All Artists must Check-In prior to unloading on Friday night.  
  • Artist must unload completely to the sidewalk and curb before beginning set-up.  
  • Vehicles left unattended in the roadway will be towed. 
  • Artist who behave in an inconsiderate manner will be ineligible for reapplication.
  • Artists are expected to have white topped tents. Creative variations are allowed, but must be pre-approved. 
  • Artist Parking is indicated on the maps. The Alamo Bookstore lot has space available in the metered section only at no charge (see map above). However, those parking in their customer spaces, adjacent to the building will be towed.   
  • Do not park in spaces labeled reserved. You will be towed.
  • The Town of Normal provides Police Officers for overnight security and we will additionally have 2 security guards, however the festival and its partners assume no responsibility for your booth and its contents.
  • In the event of heavy storms, Artists must make their own decisions regarding set-up and teardown. Festival organizers wish you to be safe at all times.
  • Artist's are responsible for weighing down their tent. We recommend a minimum of four 50 pound weights (sandbags, concrete anchors)
  • Artists are to bring their own water containers. Teams will be stopping by booths to refill supplied containers on a regular basis. That said, delivered water should serve as a supplement to your own provisions.
  • The Judges, independent of the MCAC staff and Board, make decisions on all prizes. This year's prize judges are Peter Olson, Assistant Director of the Northern Illinois University Art Museum, and Ian Carey, the Permanent Collection’s Curator at Indiana State University
  • IMPORTANT TX INFORMATION - All exhibitors making sales in Illinois are required to report and pay all tax due based on their total receipts within ten (10) days of the close of the exhibit. The current tax rate for the location of the special event is printed on the coupon to assist you in calculating your tax due. If you have questions, call the Illinois Department of Revenue at (847)294-4475. You may download and print both files below, stop in the MCAC to pick up, or contact info@mcac.org to request by mail or email.  The Sales Tax Rate in Normal is 8.75%

1 Illinois Department of Revenue - Special Event Tax Payment Form - Sugar Creek Arts Festival 2021 (1).pdf

2 Illinois Department of Revenue - Special Event Tax Payment Form - Sugar Creek Arts Festival 2021.pdf


Artist's Parking:


 

Our Uptown business owners wish
to remind everyone that they require full
access to sidewalks during the festival.

Those artists with brick paved areas behind 
their booth may use that space for storage
or seating, but nothing should be placed
on the sidewalks.

Thank you!
 

Information for Sugar Creek Festival Artists

EVENT HOURS

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 9 am - 4 pm 

(The public starts showing up around 9am) 

Sunday, October 10, 2020,  9 am - 4 pm.

Exhibiting artists must be present both days.


ARTIST SET UP: 

Friday Night Check-in & Setup 

-This year we will have two check-in stations on Friday afternoon, beginning at 3PM. The check-in station that you go to will depend on your booth area.

-If you are on Beaufort Street you will check in at the intersection of Linden Street and Beaufort Street.  Vehicles must enter southbound only.  It is the same location that check-in has been in the past for Saturday morning.  

-If you are on North Street or the Roundabout you will check-in at the intersection of North Street and Broadway Avenue.  You will need to enter from College Avenue because the other side of Broadway will be closed off

-Staff will be present from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for Friday Night check-in.  All booth areas are marked and numbered.   


Saturday Morning Check-in & Setup

 ***Saturday check-in will take place at the intersection of Linden Street and Beaufort Street.  Vehicles must enter southbound only.  Saturday check-in time starts at 6:00 am and ends at 9:00 am. All booth areas are marked and numbered. Vehicles must be unloaded and out of the area by 9 am. No box or panel trucks are permitted on the festival streets 

ARTISTS MUST CHECK-IN BEFORE SETTING UP, with the exception of those artists arriving early on Saturday morning.

Artist Folders

***At check in you will receive a folder.  In that folder will be a 2021 Bloomington-Normal Visitor Guide showing all you need to know about Bloomington Normal including Uptown Normal and beyond places to eat, Map of galleries in the area, booth sheet, tax form.  The booth sheet in your folder will be displayed at your booth and helps the judges and patrons of the festival.  

HOSPITALITY: 

Due to Covid19 Protocols, we will not have an artist party.  

We are providing Saturday morning pastries and coffee and Saturday Lunch.  Coffee and Pastries will be available at an Artists Only table in lobby of Uptown Station.  Uptown Station in located on the south east edge of the Roundabout (look for the building with the big clock).  Lunches will include your choice of sandwich, beverage, and chips. Additional Saturday lunches may be ordered for $10.

Click here to place your food or T-Shirt order. 

Payments for extra lunches or shirts is payable at check-in.



PARTICIPATION POLICIES:

*All fine art and fine craft will be accepted for jurying. The artwork presented must be original and created by the exhibiting artist. However, we do allow giclee prints, provided that at least 51% of the artwork displayed is original. All work must be for sale. Castings from commercial molds, kit items, buy/sell items, offset reproductions, unlimited series and/or mass editions are prohibited. 

BUY-SELL items are strictly prohibited and any artists confirmed to be presenting these items will be dismissed immediately without refund.

*Digital images submitted for MUST REPRESENT THE WORK THAT WILL BE EXHIBITED. MCAC reserves the right to exclude any work it deems unsuitable for display, or which was misrepresented by the application materials.

Booth Fees (Contingent on Festival Section)

Beaufort St. (Standard): $200

Beaufort St. (Premium): $245

North Ave.   (Standard):  $225

North Ave    (Premium):  $275

Roundabout (Standard): $300

ASSESSMENT

A committee of practicing artists and/or MCAC staff will view each booth and visit with artists to ensure cooperation with stated policies and satisfaction of all participants. The committee reserves the right to reject or remove from the Sugar Creek Arts Festival any work it considers unsuitable, or any artist found to be in violation of the policies and rules herein described. Any exhibitor violating the rules of Sugar Creek Arts Festival will become ineligible for re-admission to future festivals. Artists misrepresenting work as their own or exhibiting buy/sell items will be dismissed from the festival immediately without refund.

SECURITY:

Artists are responsible for their own equipment and artwork. MCAC, Sugar Creek Arts Festival, and its sponsors assume NO responsibility for lost, damaged, or stolen items. We will have professional security on site both evenings and overnight Friday and Saturday in addition to the the regular patrols of Police from the Town of Normal.

AWARDS

Monetary awards are decided by a team of paid art professionals. Best in Show: $500; Fine Art: First Place $300, Second Place $200; Fine Craft: First Place $300, Second Place $200.  

An additional prize in honor of the late artist D. Bill is awarded for artwork that makes best use of recycled material and the winner is selected by members of D. Bill's family. 

T-shirts (s, m, l, xl, xxl) are available at a special artist rate of $5.  However, it is a small run, so let us know if you would like one and it delivered to your booth.









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