Artist FAQ 

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What does the venue look like? 

The fair will take place in a beautiful barn at 365 West Pond Lily Rd., in Elizaville, New York.  We have built open, wire-mesh structures to hang the majority of the work, while we will use some of the interior walls for sculpture and larger-scale photographs and paintings. 

How will my artwork get to the fair? 

Participating Artists will be asked to bring their packed works to one of two places: a central location in Brooklyn July 10th - July 13th, or to the fair’s location in Elizaville, NY on July 15th or 15th. Artists can also ship their works to Elizaville but the work must arrive between July 8th - 11th rather than hand-deliver them. 

How will my artwork be displayed?

By both conceptual theme and necessity, we will be working with the aesthetics of storage. Wall-based works will be hung on framed wire mesh “walls.” Small 3D works will be placed on large tables, and larger 3D works may be placed on the floor. We can not accommodate pedestals. 

What are the terms of the contract that will govern the transfer of artwork to its new owner? 

The Zero Art Fair contract is currently available here.  This copy is only for review.  Please do not sign the contract until they are sent to you from Jotform. We are currently making a few updates to this contract for our use at the fair. All participating artists will be asked to pre-sign the contract ahead of the fair for each artwork. All transactions governed by the contract will be listed publicly on, and artists will receive contact information for their new collectors. For practical reasons it will not be possible for artists to ‘vet’ collectors who wish to take their work. 

What are the specifications for artwork? 

*The maximum size we recommend for artwork is 48" in any dimension. Zero Art Fair is a “no-cash and carry” situation, which means that artwork should fit in a vehicle so it can be taken on the spot.

*All artworks must be exhibition-ready, with hanging hardware as required. Works on paper including photographs must be framed.

What else should be considered?

Our barn venue does not have climate control.  It’s only three days, but please understand the works will be indoors and subject to high summer temperatures.  

Unfortunately we are not able to insure artworks during the fair. All artworks will be uninsured from the time we receive it until it is transferred to a new collector or is returned to the artist. We will make every effort to protect and take care of works while they are with us but the artists must assume all risks. Our contract does not require new collectors to insure works, but asks them to make a good faith effort to obtain insurance and to take all possible care with artworks during the vesting period and beyond. 

Am I required to be on-site at the fair?

No. If you do plan to travel to the fair and stay in the area we recommend arranging accommodations asap since there is usually very high demand in the area during summer weekends.

What if someone wants to buy my art instead of signing the contract? 

Participating artists will be asked to provide Venmo/Zelle/Paypal information so that if a collector prefers to purchase their work they may do so on the spot without Zero Art Fair as an intermediary. We ask artists to voluntarily contribute 10% of any such sales to Zero Art Fair to help cover the costs of the fair. 

Can you guarantee I’ll be able to borrow my work back if I want it for a show, or get paid if a collector later sells it? 

Sadly, no. We’ve worked with lawyers to create a legally enforceable contract, but artists still may need to work to practically enforce it. We are working with the language of friends and trust to legally define a mutual agreement that we hope both parties will respect.  This is an experiment and we acknowledge that there are risks. 

How will I find out who takes my work?

We will list all artist/collector matches on our website and share contact information between the collectors and artists.  This information will be publically available to help with future enforcement of the contracts and to keep contact information up-to-date. 

What happens if no one takes my work? 

We all hope this won’t happen but we have to plan for the possibility. Participating artists will be given the option to receive their work back, or they may prefer to never see it again and not ask any questions about what happens to the work. Sometimes one is just ready to say goodbye. We are exploring options-- storing the work for an online version of Zero Art Fair, or perhaps there will be local companies or institutions who might appreciate taking any remaining artworks-- but we don’t have anything confirmed at this point. (If you have any connections hit us up!) This just means you won't have to take back your art, unless you want to.