Event Registration

2020 Garden Art Fair Vendor Application


Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Click ADD TO CART to complete an application and for more information about fees and logistics.

The 17th Annual Garden Art Fair at Reiman Gardens provides an opportunity for artists to share their garden and nature inspired art with the public. Visitors can browse from a variety of artists and buy products including jewelry, watercolor, pottery, woodwork, glass, and more. Food vendors will provide food throughout the day.

Call for Artists
Artists incorporating gardening, nature, or natural materials into their work (including art that can be placed in the garden, worn, or used in the home) are encouraged to apply. Work created with the use of commercial kits, molds, patterns or prefabricated forms will not be allowed.

How do I apply?
Fill out this application and submit images of your work before April 27, 2020 (or until all booths are filled).  Submit 2-5 digital images* of your work one of two ways:
1. Via email: send digital versions to Beth Wessel-Kroeschell at rgevents@iastate.edu.
2. Via post mail: send a CD with digital files to the following address: Reiman Gardens; Attn: Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, Events Coordinator; 1407 University Boulevard; Ames, IA 50011.

*Images should be high resolution JPEG or TIFF files. Images must be labeled with artist's last name, first name, and image number. (Example: JonesBob01.jpeg). For promotional purposes, a list of accepted artists and images of their art will be added to the Reiman Gardens' website. Reiman Gardens reserves the right to exclude an artist's images on the website or other promotional materials due to poor image quality.

Accepted Artists and Booth Assignment Information
Artists will be notified by May 11, 2020 regarding acceptance into the 2020 Garden Art Fair and informed of their booth fee. Once notified, accepted artists will have until June 8, 2020 to submit rental fees to reserve a booth. If rental fees are not received by June 8, booth space cannot be guaranteed.

In an effort to diversify the art available for purchase and ensure quality product, Reiman Gardens reserves the right to exclude any artist. Display booth preference will be honored whenever possible, but Reiman Gardens reserves the right to assign booths as needed for improved variety and traffic flow.

Five different artist display options are available for the 2020 Garden Art Fair. Each accepted artist will have an assigned booth. Tables and chairs are available for an additional fee and artists must provide their own display units and tents within the booth assignment dimensions. Reiman Gardens has the authority to adjust booths for visual or safety reasons.

Remember, this is a Garden Art Fair; most of the booths are outdoors.  Be prepared for Iowa July weather.

2020 Garden Art Fair Schedule
Monday, April 27 - Deadline of application and images of work (or until all booths are filled).
Monday, May 11 - Notification of acceptance into 2020 Garden Art Fair.
Monday, June 8 - Accepted artist rental fee deadline.
Monday, June 22 - Cancellation refunds denied after this date.
Saturday, July 11 - Early set-up option for artists. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 - Gardens open at 6:00 a.m. for booth set up and Garden Art Fair hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2020 Garden Art Fair Space Information and Entry Fees
Please indicate space preference and booth setup needs on the application form. Space is limited in each area so you may not get your first choice, though we will try our best.
     1. Conservatory Exhibit Hall (inside, air conditioned): $125
     2. Conservatory Garden Room (inside, air conditioned): $125
     3. Speer Room and Classroom (in Mahlstede Building, air conditioned): $125
     4. Outdoor Booths in Events Plaza, South Lawn, South Patio or Dunlap Court: $75

Click ADD TO CART to complete an application and for more information about fees and logistics.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.