By-Laws: Art in the Park Regulations

l.    Qualifications for Prospective and Current Exhibitors


  • Resident of San Diego County

  • Over 18 years of age.

  • Current CA tax ID number.

  • Is either a member of the Coronado Art Association or agrees to become one if juried in as a member.

  • Agrees to abide by the decision of the jurors.

  • Agrees to follow all CAA rules if accepted.

ll.  Jurying Prospective Members

A. Jurying for the show will be done periodically during the year based on the number of applications received.

B. The jury will consist of three members acceptable to the board.

C. Standards by which work will be accepted or rejected by jurors:

  • Work must be original design. Created reproductions of artists' work may be exhibited at the board’s discretion. 

  • Work must not violate U.S. or copyright laws.

  • Work must be of good quality and presented as it is to be displayed if it is to be accepted by the jury.

  • You, the artist, accept liability if your display blows over and damages your work or a visitor to the park or to yourself. Try to keep lawn spikes at a minimum, use weights to hold your displays firmly to the ground.

  • Work cannot be obscene or otherwise in bad taste.

  • Dried flower arrangements, work from kits, nudes, and clothing unless prior approval is received from the president, will not be accepted.

  • Five pieces of each medium must be presented for jurying (i.e., five oils, five sculptures, five watercolors, etc. depending on what the prospective member wishes to show). If some of the work is rejected and some is accepted, then only the accepted work can be shown in the future. 

  • If at a later date, you wish to show work in a medium in which you have not yet juried, that medium must be juried during a regular jury session before you can sell it in the park.

lll Procedure for Setting up Exhibits

All artists must be at the park before 9:00 AM.

Only for exhibitors with permanently assigned spaces:


  • Call or email Greg Kalajian, Site Director of Art-In-The-Park, the day prior, if you cannot attend. 858 568-6902 or email gregkalajian@netscape. net / Please do not text!

  • Set up exhibit as directed.


For exhibitors without a permanent space:

  • Check-in begins at 8:00 A.M. the morning of the event and all exhibits must be set up by 10:00 A.M.

  • On arrival,  sign in with the Director and obtain a commission envelope for your daily receipts report, and obtain an assigned space from the Director who will be at the corner of 7th and Orange. 

  • At the end of the day, all exhibitors shall turn in the commission envelope with their commission money to the treasurer by 3:30. If the Treasurer is not present that day turn your commission envelope in to the Site Director.  The commission is 5% of your sales.

lV.  Rules for Exhibitors

During the show:

  • Exhibit must be set up by 10:00 A.M.

  • No more than one exhibitor per assigned space unless authorized by Art-In-The-Park Chairman/Director.

  • Exhibits but be neatly and tastefully presented. Original artwork to be framed, or if on stretcher boards, must be painted around the edges. Unframed paintings may be shown in a “browse box”. The height of basic display panels shall not exceed 6’. Decorative umbrellas can exceed this height by a reasonable amount if not excessive in size or hazardous because of wind conditions.

  • Except for short periods, exhibits must be tended by the artist. No sales representatives, relatives, or friends can sell or exhibit.

  • Live plants may be used in conjunction with original art as a supportive feature.

  • No pets, no small children, and no alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

  • No bare feet, bathing suits, or brief attire is allowed. Top required.

  • Work displayed must be the original work of the exhibitor and similar in quality to that accepted by CAA jurors.

  • 50% of your display must be original work including the base drawing if a line and wash work.

  • No signs to encourage sales will be allowed. (No “buy one get one free” signage for instance or “big sale today only” type of signs).

  • Identifying artist’s signs (artist’s name and medium for example) must be limited to 12” x 24”. Charge card signs are allowed but can be no larger than 8” x 10”.

  • Exhibitor must be a dues-paying member in good standing unless you are a prospective member jurying in for the day only.

  • California State Tax must be collected by the exhibitor on all sales (unless the work is being sold for resale). Individual members are solely responsible for the collection of taxes and for paying their own sales taxes and for keeping their sales tax license up to date.  

  • If an exhibitor has a permanent space, it will be forfeited if the exhibitor misses two shows without notifying the Art-In-The-Park Director or by missing 4 shows in a year.

  • Turn in sales commissions and sales slip between 3:30 and 3:45 P.M. to the Director. (Sale slip must record sales and commissions paid. Enclose the monies and paperwork in envelop given at the start of the day).

  • Sales made after 4:00 P.M. must be reported at the next show period whether or not the exhibitor will be showing. Alternately, they can be paid by mail directly to the Treasurer with an explanatory note.

  • There will be a 5% commission paid to CAA on all commissioned artwork obtained while showing in the park. You must mail a check to CAA within seven days of the showing and include it in your envelope. Failure to pay a 5% sales commission on sales can result in expulsion from all future shows.

  • Exhibitors shall not remove their exhibits before 3:30 P.M. without permission from Art-In-the-Park Director. Exhibits must be removed by 4:30 P.M. during the summer concert months and by 5:00 P.M. on all other days.

V. Maintenance of Show Standards

The Coronado Art Association expects high standards from its members in order to establish a reputation for artistic and craftsman-like quality. We specifically wish to avoid the “swap meet” label. 
To this end:

  • All bare boxes and packing material, etc., must be covered or removed from the display location.

  • There will be a monthly screen of exhibits in order to maintain the standard of work being shown and to discover and correct deviations from the rules. When work quality falls below the standards expected, individual re jurying may be required. The Board reserves the right to see original work or preparatory materials when reproductions are displayed.

  • The Art-In-The-Park screening will be conducted by the Chairman or his appointed representative (s). 

  • Exhibitors are encouraged to maintain high standards of work, appearance, conduct, and cooperation. The foregoing regulations have been established for the common good. Failure to comply will jeopardize a member’s standing and can result in immediate expulsion as deemed by the Board, from the show.

  • Please consult Art-In-The-Park Chairman or one of the board members whenever questions arise.

(Current changes to by-laws were made in 2021)