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Online Entry for Art Exhibitions


Shows open for entry
LakeFestPine Lake, GA
2018 LakeFest

deadline: June 30, 2018
NAWANational Asociation of Women Artists
NAWA at Beamesderfer 3: Sea and Sky

deadline: June 30, 2018
NAWANational Asociation of Women Artists

deadline: July 15, 2018
CPNChina Pastel Network
3rd China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition

deadline: July 16, 2018
CPSConnecticut Pastel Society
Renaissance in Pastel 25th Annual National Exhibition

deadline: August 8, 2018
NOAANew Orleans Art Association
2018 National Art Show
New Orleans, LA

deadline: August 10, 2018
DPSDegas Pastel Society
17th Biennial National Exhibition
Hammond, LA

deadline: August 12, 2018
CPPChicago Pastel Painters
Strokin' VII
7th Biennial Juried Member Exhibition
Palos Park, IL

deadline: August 15, 2018
PSSTPastel Society of Southeast Texas
2018 Member Exhibition
Houston, TX

deadline: August 15, 2018
Academy 5th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
Spencertown, NY

deadline: August 22, 2018
Shows opening for entry July 9, 2018
PSNHPastel Society of New Hampshire
It's Pastel 10th Annual National Exhibition
Portsmouth, NH

deadline: September 2, 2018

Welcome to Vendor Entry for

LakeFest 2018

LakeFestOctober 6 - 7, 2018
Lakeshore Drive
Pine Lake GA 30072

Return to LakeFest website.

Click to Download the Prospectus

Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only

Entries will be accepted through this page from April 15, 2018 through June 30, 2018, midnight EDT - the link to the entry system is at the bottom of this page.

The information you will be required to submit is similar to that required on previous entry forms. The nonrefundable application fee is $5. You will pay for your entry by credit card or a PayPal account, using our secure checkout system.

Please note that the application fee is separate from the booth fee itself.

The Booth fee is $60 for Pine Lake residents, $100 for non-residents, and will be payable after acceptance by the jury.

Please have the following information and images prepared before starting your entry:

  • Your contact information
  • business name
  • website address
  • facebook, twitter and instagram account addresses if any
  • medium
  • price range of your offerings
  • any preference you may have for booth location
  • an image or description of your booth in jpg format
  • If you are making an Artist application, five images of your work in jpg format

Medium Selection

You may apply in more than one medium (e.g. Jewelry AND Metal). For each medium, include at least one image in your set of 5 images.

Prepare your images before you start your entry!

Image Specifications

Your photographs should be professional quality images of your best work. All images should be in jpg (jpeg) format and at least 1500 pixels on the long side at 72 dpi in order to represent your work well to the jury.

Maximum size per image is 1 Mb.

Image Filenames

Protocol for assigning image filenames: LastName_FirstInitial_Title.jpg
Use Title without spaces, shorten if long
e.g. Carson_R_SilentSpring.jpg

Use the above method when you give your images their filenames. When you are uploading the images, you will select the images one by one from your computer, and as you do so type in the Title of each piece as you would want it to appear in a show catalog. e.g. if the filename is Carson_R_SilentSpring.jpg, the Title would be Silent Spring.


By making this application, I understand and accept that should I be accepted for LakeFest 2018 this constitutes a contract between myself (the artist/business) and LakeFest 2018 (Pine Lake City Arts, Inc.). I understand that my application will not be considered complete, and therefore not evaluated, until payment for application fee is received.

Further, I/Vendor agree to indemnify, defend and forever save and hold harmless the Festival, its affiliates, related entities, and their respective parents, employees, representatives, tenants, agents, contractors and volunteers, from and against any and all damages, claims, losses, demands, costs, expenses (including attorneys, fees and costs), obligations, liens, liabilities, actions and causes of action, threatened or actual, which any one of the indemnities may suffer or incur arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the art exhibit.

By submitting to this show you acknowledge that you have read the LakeFest Liability Agreement and agree to its terms.

You must accept these conditions by checking the box to continue.

I have read the Liability Agreement and accept the conditions.

LakeFest 2018 ENTRIES:  

For questions about the show policies and procedures, fees, etc.     email: Lalah Manly or Melanie Seymour -    

Contact ShowSubmit for assistance with the entry system only     email:     phone: 413-528-5134

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LakeFest 2017

Saturday, June 30 - midnight EDT - deadline for online submission of entries

Wednesday, August 1 - notice of acceptance emailed

Friday, October 5 - vendor setup, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6 - exhibition opens to public, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 6 - exhibition opens to public, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Work Eligible

Submissions will be accepted from residents of Columbia County, NY and the following surrounding counties: Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady, Ulster, Dutchess and Greene in NY; Litchfield and Fairfield in CT; and Berkshire in MA.

Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Spencertown Academy are not eligible. Maximum size of entry, including edges of frame, cannot exceed 24 inches in any direction - please measure prior to entry. State framed size at time of entry. All work must be visibly signed by artist (front or back). Works must be priced for sale (no POR or NFS).

Image Specifications

Please follow the instructions carefully regarding the preparation of your images.
  1. Crop the image. No mat, frame, or extraneous material should appear. Now make a copy of this image (SAVE AS). Keep the original for your own records.
  2. Resize the copy image with a resolution of 300 dpi to a length of 900 pixels on the longest side.
  3. Save this copy now with a new filename, as follows: Lastname_firstinitial_phototitle. You may have to alter the title as it appears in the filename of the image file only. For example if your name is Jane Doe and your photograph is titled Early Sunday Morning, the filename you would give to the digital image is: Doe_J_EarlySundayMorning.jpg. But during the entry process, you would type in the actual Title of the photograph as Early Sunday Morning when asked for the Title, Price, Size, etc.
  4. Save the image as a high quality jpg. (Use the "Save As" function to select jpg and the highest quality.) The image title will now end with .jpg For example: Doe_J_EarlySummerMorning.jpg
  5. Images not meeting the requirements may be disqualified. If your software does not give you the necessary options to prepare your images as specified, consider buying Adobe Photoshop Elements (under $100) or get someone who has the proper software to help you.
Prepare your images using these specifications BEFORE you start the entry process!

Filename Instructions

Name your image files

The title of each piece you submit appears in two places: (1) you type in the Title of the photograph in the space provided for the information about the piece; this will be just as you would wish the title to appear in the show catalog (e.g. My Uncle's Lonely Road), and (2) the title appears also as part of the filename you give to the digital image you will upload, and for this purpose you should remove any spaces, quotation marks, accents, special characters, etc. (e.g. MyUnclesLonelyRoad)

Use the following protocol for giving your image file a name for submission: Start with your last name, followed by an underscore, followed by your first initial, followed by another underscore, then the title of the image without spaces, then make sure it has the extension ".jpg".

For example: Armstrong_N_FirstStep.jpg.

Shorten long titles in the filename, please, and remove all spaces and quotation marks.

Title Instructions

On the online entry form, remember to enter the Title of your piece in the space provided for that as you would wish the title to appear in the show catalog.

Fee Structure

A maximum of 4 original works created within the past three years may be entered. For Spencertown Academy members, the fee is $30 to enter the show regardless of the number of images. For non-members, the fee is $40 to enter the show regardless of the number of images. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Accepted Work:

Notification, Receiving
NOTIFICATION of acceptance will be made by an email through ShowSubmit ( by May 15th or earlier. Please be sure that email address is accepted into your Inbox (add to Safe Senders List).

ACCEPTED WORK - attach the exhibition label included in your acceptance email. Fill out the label then affix the top of the label to the back of the photograph. Photograph must be identical to the accepted image. No substitutions permitted. All accepted photographs MUST be delivered to the exhibition. Digital entry is a good faith obligation and should be honored.

Attach appropriate hardware for hanging. Gallery staff will not attach wire, hangers, clips or other hardware. Ensure corners of frames, whether metal or wood, are tightly joined. Glass must be free and clear of smudges, stray debris that slipped in during framing, or anything that will detract from viewing. Mattes, if used, must be clean.

Measure to ensure work meets any size limitations before delivery, include outer edges of frames - work not in compliance will not be exhibited.

DROP OFF ACCEPTED ARTWORK on Monday, June 19, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. If you cannot deliver during that time, you may make special arrangements to deliver your work to the gallery before Monday, June 19. You must arrange this in advance by contacting Spencertown Academy.

Work must arrive on scheduled date. Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of Spencertown Academy for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, website, or on subsequent years' prospectus. Images will include attribution wherever possible. Spencertown Academy will retain 35% from all sales. Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of exhibit.


Works must be priced for sale. No NFS or POR. Spencertown Academy will retain 35% from all sales. Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of exhibit.

Removal of Work

ALL WORK must be picked up at Spencertown Academy on Sunday, July 16, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, July 17, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

JUROR: Jack Shear

The Academy is honored to announce that Jack Shear is the juror of Awakening. He is a photographer, curator, and collector and President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Shear works in black and white photography with an emphasis on portraiture and nudes. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries, most recently at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Yale University School of Art, and Le Musée Territorial de St Barthélemy. Recent curatorial projects include Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College with a major gift of 500 photographs. Shear serves on the Board of Directors for the World Monuments Fund, the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, and is a member of the International Council at the Museum of Modern Art.