Eric Thorsen Sculpture Park Booth APPLICATION FORM




NAME ________________________________________________


CITY, STATE, ZIP ________________________________________

PHONE ______________________FAX____________________________


Reserve _____ Space(s) at $50 Per Space per day, plus $15 non-refundable jury fee.


Total Enclosed $


___Oils ___Drawings ___Jewelry

___Acrylics ___Prints ___Ceramics

___Watercolors ___Pastels ___Wood










The undersigned hereby releases and forever discharges the Eric Thorsen, Thorsen Enterprises, Inc., Cyndy Thorsen or Eric Thorsen Gallery of any and all responsibility and liability of whatever kind of loss or damage to the undersigned’s property

in connection with this exhibition,

Applicant’s Signature _____________________________________

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA: Please provide us with brochure or information about your work and background.

CHECK LIST: Have you enclosed?

[ ] Completed SIGNED application form (or forms per category entered

[ ] A check for $50, plus $15 jury fee (total $65)

[ ] Self-addressed, 41 cent stamped, 4″ x 9.5″ envelope

[ ] Three (3), photos of each category


+ 1 booth shot



The undersigned does hereby discharge, release and hold harmless, Eric Thorsen Gallery and Thorsen Enterprises, Inc

(All cities, property owners, and associations) and all co-sponsors from any and all manner of action, suits, damages, or claims whatsoever arising from any loss or damages or claims, to the person or property of the undersigned while in possession or under the supervision of the sponsors during the Festival, and hereby consents to enforcement of all rules of this event. Furthermore, the undersigned artist hereby certifies that all display work is handcrafted and created by the show participant. Participant understands that any mass-produced item on display can cause expulsion from the show or future shows. There are no rain dates. There will be no refunds or credits if a show is cancelled due to rain, floods, hurricanes, or any other forces of nature after logistics and advertising have been arranged! There will be no refunds on artist cancellations. Credit will be issued if Howard Alan Events, Ltd. & American Craft Endeavors. is notified in writing at least (30) THIRTY days prior to an event. Exhibitors are responsible for full payment of show fee if cancelled less than 60 days prior to event. MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY EXHIBITOR CAUSING ANY PROBLEMS TO FELLOW EXHIBITORS OR MANAGEMENT. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations set forth on this General Release may result in expulsion from any and/or all events. Management reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules. The undersigned understands that if this application is not accepted, all fees and slides will be returned by mail, with the exception of the Application Processing Fee. If accepted, Eric Thorsen Gallery and Thorsen Enterprises, Inc has my permission to reproduce my artwork, through the slides or photographs I have submitted, for the purpose of advertising and marketing the Shows. Eric Thorsen Gallery and Thorsen Enterprises, Inc also has my permission to publish photographs or videos taken of my booth, my work and me during the showings for purposes related to promotion of the shows, past or future.


Signed ______________________________________ Date__________________


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
June 22 June 23 June 24 June 25 June 26 June 27 June 28

No theatre



June 29 June 30 July 1 July 2 July 3 July 4 July 5

No theatre



July 6 July 7 July 8 July 9 July 10 July 11 July 12




July 13

No theatre



July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18 July 19




July 20

No theatre



July 21 July 22 July 23 July 24 July 25 July 26

Benefit 8 pm


July 27

No theatre



July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31 August 1

Bigfork AF



August 2

Bigfork AF

No theatre



August 3 August 4 August 5 August 6 August 7 August 8 August 9




August 10

No theatre



August 11 August 12 August 13 August 14 August 15 August 16


August 17 August 18 August 19 August 20 August 21 August 22 August 23

No theatre



August 24 No theatre August 25 No theatre August 26 No theatre August 27 No theatre August 28 No theatre August 29 No theatre August 30 No theatre
August 31 September 1 September 2 September 3 September 4 September 5 September 6



1. FEES: Each application must include a check for $50 per day plus $15 jury fee.

A separate application and check must be submitted for each category entered.

The $15 jury fee is non-refundable.

2. Make checks payable to Eric Thorsen, APPLICATION IS COMMITMENT TO

SHOW Dates. No refunds will be mode for cancellation once artist has been accepted.

3. PHOTOS: Submit ONLY three (3) 4×6 photos representative of your work for each category entered and a booth shot. A CD with high quality images is also accepted. Not be responsible for images lost in the mail.

4. DEADLINES: Applications must be received by May 15, 2009. Notices of acceptance

or rejection will be mailed by May 29, 2009.

5. RETURN ENVELOPES: ALL APPLICANTS ENCLOSE A 41-CENT STAMPED, SELFADDRESSED. 4″ x 9.5″ ENVELOPE FOR THE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION and a SASE for return of images. The committee will not respond to any applicant who fails to provide to return envelopes with address and proper postage.


Eric Thorsen Gallery, P.O. Box 825, Bigfork, MT 59911 (406)-837-4366.


Eligibility, Rules & Regulations


•All work must be original, handcrafted, created and exhibited by the artist. No open-ended edition prints permitted. Kits, imports and mass produced items are prohibited. No clothing, hobby or bazaar type articles.

•All categories must be juried prior to acceptance. Any media NOT approved during the application process that appears in your booth at an event will be removed.

•Separate photos/CD and jury fee are required for acceptance of more than one category.

•Please send a biography of you and your work. We like to have these on file for publicity opportunities.

•If two or more persons collaborate to produce original work, each person must be identified on the application.

•Payment in full is due at time of application. Only upon acceptance will check be deposited. A $25 fee will be charged for all bank returned checks, cancellations and foreign funds.

•It is VERY important that you include the event date on your checks to avoid miscommunication. This should be done on the application.

•If both envelopes (SASE for notification and slide return) are not included, we will assume you do not want your slides returned to you.

•All applications require 3 photos or images on CD of your work plus 1 photo or image of your outdoor display. We will not process your application without a photo/image of your outdoor display with the white 10×10 tent include in the image. INDOOR displays WILL NOT be accepted.

•Artist provides own display. Display must be weighted, sturdy, safe, clean and tidy. Artist is responsible for his/her own display in case of loss or damage. Tables must be covered to the ground. All storage and supplies must be covered. All paintings must hang – with consideration for oversized work.

•Staking into the pavement or grass is NOT allowed unless specific rules are given.

•Exhibitor’s display at the event must represent photo submitted at time of application.

Misrepresentation of a display will result in expulsion from the display area without refund. Upgrades are okay, but Thorsen Gallery must be notified of change.


•All tents must be solid white and flame retardant. Handwritten signs and sale signs are

prohibited. No soliciting political or religious materials or imposing views on customers or fellow artists. Displays must be professional and aesthetically pleasing.

The goal is to make your tent look like a “Mini” art gallery.


•All work, display and storage must stay within designated space. There is no extending.

•The approved exhibitor will occupy his or her booth at all times. NO subletting or sharing of space is permitted. No representatives are allowed.


•Exhibitors may not solicit or approach patrons outside of their booth area.


•The exhibitor’s space shall be occupied by ______am the morning of the show, otherwise the exhibitor will be considered a “NO SHOW” and his/her space may be given away with no possible refund.

•Exhibitors must park in designated artist parking area.

•Set-up and breakdown times will be strictly enforced. You must arrive within the specified times. Breakdown will not begin until the end of the show, usually between ___________p.m.

•Exhibitors will leave their exhibit space clean after packing up at break down. If your space is not clean after an event this could result in expulsion from future shows.

•Absolutely no pets on grounds.

• Artists must utilize assigned space during published hours and will confine all

sales/display activity to assigned space. All space assignments are final decisions of

Eric Thorsen Gallery. Eric Thorsen Gallery reserves the right to change or modify space locations, as they may deem necessary.

•All rules will be strictly enforced. Failure to comply with rules or unruly behavior (including intoxication or verbal abuse) by the exhibitor or their assistants will require immediate expulsion from the present show and will eliminate exhibitor from future events. Eric Thorsen Gallery reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules.

•Exhibit closes at ____pm and the artists must remove all displays and items.

•Recommended attire is business casual. You never get a second chance to make a first


•Management reserves the right to make final interpretations of all rules and regulations. Please read the general release on front of application before signing!