Venue FAQs

ARTFIELDS VENUE FAQs

When is Venue Registration?
Venue registration opens on Monday, October 7, 2013 and ends Friday, October 18, 2013.

Who can be a Venue?
Any space located within the ArtFields district is eligible to enter to be a venue and agrees to the ArtFields Venue Rules and Eligibility. Check out the ArtFields district on a map.

ArtFields 2014 Venue Rules and Eligibility

ArtFields Required Viewing Times for Competition Artwork


Date Time
Friday, April 25, 2014 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 28, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 2, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Does the Venue receive commission on sale of artwork?
Yes, the Venue is responsible for processing payment of the Entry and for collecting, reporting, and remitting applicable state and local sales taxes. Sales and other taxes must be collected at the time of the sales transaction. In exchange for processing the transaction, the Vendor may retain 20% of the sales price less applicable taxes. The Artist will receive payment of the remaining 80% of the sales price, less applicable taxes, not later than Monday, June 9, 2014.

When does the Venue need to be open for artwork to be seen by visitors?
The portion of the Venue in which the Entry will be displayed must be available for public access during hours listed in the ArtFields Required Viewing Times for Competition Artwork.

Is the Venue responsible for the Artist’s Entry?
The Venue is responsible to secure and safeguard the Entry throughout the ArtFields period and during installation and removal.

How does the Venue invite the Artist?
Once the Artist is eligible and the Venue is eligible, the Venue will meet with the Fine Arts Coordinator for selection of Entries. The official ArtFields Venue will then invite the Artist to exhibit his/her work during the ten-day artfest.

How does the Venue receive the Artist’s Entry?
After the official ArtFields Venue has invited the Entry, both parties will coordinate with each other on the method of delivery of the Entry (meaning whether the Artist will ship or hand-deliver Entry to the Venue). UPS and United States Postal Service are the two methods most convenient and expedient for the Lake City, SC, area.

Is the Venue responsible for shipment cost to and from the Venue?
No. The Artist will be responsible for the shipment of the Entry to the venue. In addition, the Artist must include a pre-paid return-shipping label for the venue to
return the Entry at the conclusion of ArtFields.

Does the Venue insure the Artist’s Entry?
No. The Artist will obtain and maintain insurance relating to the Entry at his/her own cost and expense or otherwise be liable for risks relating to the Entry’s display and public exhibition in connection with ArtFields.

Who installs the artwork?
A team of art-handling professionals, will be installing the Entries at each of the approved, selected venues.

Who provides labels for the artwork?
The ArtFields team will provide official labels for competition artwork.

What does the Venue do with the Artist’s packaging/box/wrapping/crate during the ArtFields event?
The Venue will need to store the Artist’s packaging materials and the Artist’s pre-paid return shipping label to be used for the removal and return of Artist’s Entry.

What is an Artist Talk and how is it scheduled?
An Artist Talk is a timed event to give the artist an opportunity to speak about his/her competition artwork. Once the Artist is invited by the designated venue, the Artist may contact the venue to arrange an Artist Talk during ArtFields.

For venue inquiries, please contact the Art Team at (843) 374-0180 or e-mail ArtTeam@artfieldssc.org.