Call to Artists – 2017

Welcome artists!!!!!

The “Hot Summer Jazz and Art” event is scheduled this year for Saturday, July 8th 2017 from 6:30 PM – 10 PM and you are invited to submit an entry to participate!

Hot Summer Jazz and Art is a FREE jazz concert and art show in historic downtown Santa Paula. Bryan McCann and Friends will be playing classic jazz and more, there is al fresco dining from our downtown restaurants, and great art by you – the artists! This event is in its 10th year, and we expect 500-600 guests who appreciate fine art and great music.

The Santa Paula Downtown Merchants’ Association and the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce invite local artists to submit an entry for possible selection by the Artist Selection Committee. Each selected artist will have a 10′ x 10′ space provided to them on Main St., which will be closed to through traffic. Electricity will also be provided. Booth space is free; however, there is a 20% commission on all sales, which goes directly to the Downtown Merchants Assn. to support this event. All sales and sales tax collection will be handled by the Downtown Merchants’ Assn. Also, please note that:

  • Artists must attend their exhibits.
  • All work must be created by the artist, and must be original.  Prints, note cards, tshirts, etc. of original art can also be sold.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Artist is responsible for entire booth setup, including long extension cords and lights. Artists are provided with the space only, and power is at junctions approximately every third booth, requiring extension cords.
  • We have tents, chairs and tables available to rent, and you can split a booth with another artist if needed.
  • We ask that you donate a small item for our raffle.  This is not a requirement, but we think this may be why our sales continue to increase every year, even with fewer artists – guests receive a raffle ticket for each $10 they purchase at the event.  This year, guests write their names on the raffle tickets and can pick up their prizes later.

To enter:

Send your name, address, phone number, email and up to 3 images for every type of art you plan to sell to Talia Wunder at artists – please submit an image or two for our website)

 Please also include the general categories of your work, ex. oil paintings, photography, glass art, sculpture, jewelry, etc. Decorative and functional art of all types will be considered, and we will select a well-rounded mix of mediums for the event for our guests to enjoy and hopefully, buy, buy, buy! Deadline for applications is June 20th, 2017.

Artists will abide by the decision of the Artist Selection Committee.  Artists agree to release the Santa Paula Downtown Merchants’ Association, the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce, participating organizations and sponsors from any responsibility, personal liability, claims, loss or damage arising out of their participation in the Hot Summer Jazz and Art event.

If you are selected, and you cannot attend the event, PLEASE notify us as soon as possible so we can rearrange the layout of the event.

 Thank you!


PS – feel free to forward to other artists. Keep in mind that only original, quality, handmade art will be considered.

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Pop-up tents, lights, tables and chairs are all available to rent the day of the event!  Prices as follows:
Tent  $65
40′ Sting Lights: $40
Freestanding lamp (single bulb): $18
6′ Table: $9
Folding Chair: $2
(Rentals must be paid for in advance)

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