2019 Starving Artist Fair

Artist Application

Event Date: August 4, 2019 9am to 4pm

Location: 1001 Main Street, Racine, WI

Attention!! We are full! However, you may still submit applications to be placed on our wait list.

Current number of artists on the wait list = 12

Rules to sell artwork at our fair:

  • All work must be original in concept and execution. No work may be exhibited which has been made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, stencils or prefabricated forms. 2D work must be matted.

  • All work exhibited is expected to be equivalent to that depicted in the juried material and will be reviewed by a committee during the fair.

  • No more than 25% of the work for sale may be a reproduction of the original and must be clearly labeled as a reproduction.

  • All participating artists must be at least 18 years of age.

  • No item for sale may be priced over $300.

  • Each exhibitor is allowed one space measuring 12’ wide by 10’ deep.

  • While it is not required that you have a tent or canopy, this is an outdoor fair and you will be required to stay - rain or shine - until closing at 4 PM. The only exception to this will be if a severe weather emergency is declared by the chairman. Any structures or displays you erect on your site will be expected to be appropriately weighted or anchored. All booth sites are on a relatively flat, grassy surface.

  • Artists may NOT share booths unless their artwork is collaborative.

  • Only verified STUDENTS (who present an ID) are allowed to share a booth 50/50 and split the booth fee.

  • The booth fee is $110.

  • 2019 Racine Art Guild members will receive a discounted rate of $65

  • No pets or animals are allowed unless they are a registered service animal.


Application Process:

  • Complete the form below and hit the submit button

  • You will receive an email containing a link where you can upload photos of your work (see below for information regarding images for judging).

  • Jury results will be emailed to you. Please allow 7 - 10 days.

  • If accepted, you will be emailed an invoice for the booth fee as well as additional details about our fair.

Images for Jurying:

  • All applicants must submit images of their artwork to participate in judging. Applications that do not get appropriate images uploaded within 14 days of the application submission will be discarded.

  • Images must be an accurate representation of the work you intend to sell in your booth. If you will be selling more than one type of artwork (for example, both drawings as well as paintings), please submit images of each type.

  • You must submit at least 6 images at the minimum; 12 maximum.

Artist Amenities:

  • Complimentary continental breakfast featuring Racine’s world-famous Kringle

  • Artist-only bathrooms

  • Booth-sitting upon request

  • Assistance loading and unloading

  • Free parking

  • Prizes - There will be two prizes awarded: People’s Choice (chosen by the public in attendance at the fair) and Best in Show (chosen by a Racine Art Guild committee). Each will receive $100.

If you have any questions or problems related to the application process or the fair in general, or if you require an alternate means of application, please contact Sue Smith at (262)498-0099 or raguildsaf@gmail.com.


Please complete and submit the form below

You will then be given instructions on how to submit photos of your work to complete the application process.

Artist Name *
Artist Name
Company or Business Name
Address *
Mailing Address
Phone *
Phone Number
Medium *
Please indicate the medium of your work. Choose as many as apply.
Explain "other" as your medium choice above.
Please describe the artwork you will be exhibiting at the fair. Include a description of the process you use to create your art. This description will be passed to the jury.
2019 Racine Art Guild Member?