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65 Judged spaces available
price per space is $170.00
(plus $15.00 application fee)
72 Crafter spaces available
price per space is $140.00
(plus $15.00 application fee)
Saturday: 9am to 5pm • Sunday: 10am to 4pm

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- This Year's Awards -
Best in Show $2000.00
Award of Excellence $1100.00
Award of Distinction $800.00
2 Judges Awards @ $400.00 $800.00
2 Merit Awards @ $300.00 $600.00
8 Honorable Mention @ $170.00 $1360.00
Best Display - $100.00
10 Spectator Awards

DOAF has adopted the Atlanta/Maitland Scoring System. Artists work will be judged on their Originality,
Presentation & Execution. Artwork no longer leaves the artists booth.

- This Year's Judges -

Jinsong Kim

Jinsong Kim’s story is inspirational. He grew up in South Korea after the war, when times were challenging and there was no electricity or radio in the countryside. What Mr. Kim did have from an early age, however, was a dream to be an artist. He persevered, and in 1984 graduated from Hon-Ik University in Seoul, considered the finest art program in the country, with a specialty in ceramics. After serving his mandatory three years in the Korean army, and then working as a designer in one of the largest and most well known Korean ceramic factories, he immigrated to Connecticut, where he was appointed Assistant Ceramics Professor at Central Connecticut University. After relocating to Pittsburgh, he attained a reputation for teaching sold-out ceramic workshops throughout the region. The next move, to Central Florida, solidified his reputation as an award-winning ceramicist, while jurying and judging major art fairs throughout the eastern U.S.

Mr. Kim’s work, at once elegant and masterful, is based on the ancient ying/yang theory he has studied since childhood. Stating “all these energies create a certain life or force when they communicate with each other,” he goes on to say that “my true satisfaction did not come from the outside world, but from within my own heart of what life and knowledge have to offer.” He has been known to destroy large quantities of his own work in the pursuit of perfection and in his effort to never cease learning.

Mr. Kim and his wife now reside in Seagrove, North Carolina, where they own and operate Seagrove Art Pottery.

Nathan Beard

Tampa Bay-based artist and juror Nathan Beard has, in less than 20 years, amassed a highly credentialed curriculum vitae. After obtaining his BFA in studio art from Colorado State University in 2001, he remained in the Denver area while assuming several influential positions, including that of lead exhibition installer and various art consultancies. After relocating to the Tampa Bay area, he resumed those same pursuits, while adding curating responsibilities to his c.v. He is an experienced judge and juror, having judged both outdoor art fairs as well as museum and art center exhibitions. In a recent five-year period, Mr. Beard exhibited his own work in at least 24 group exhibitions, and, since 2011, has curated more than a dozen exhibitions in the U.S. and Japan.

Mr. Beard works in drawing, collage, and multi-layered painting. He draws influence from the density, variety, and coloring of Florida fauna. His drawings and paintings are a combination of undulating geometric form, derived from an extensive and intense color palette and an incredible ability to maintain order and astonishing detail in his work.

Stating “…art is something that moves us beyond the mundane while connecting us to our shared humanity,” Mr. Beard goes on to say that his four criteria of judging are “mastery of technique, excellence with composition and form, compelling content, and powerful emotional or psychological presence.” He further states that, when judging, he looks for “…quality of talent, breadth of vision, and depth of experience one encounters within a community of artists.” Mr. Beard resides in St. Petersburg, FL, with his wife and children.