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Art For The Cash Poor (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Art For The Cash Poor (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] InLiquid announces a call for artists for the 21st installment of their signature event, Art for the Cash Poor. The event returns on Saturday, September 18, 2021, to the American Street Corridor in Kensington. InLiquid is joining forces with NextFAB and the Clay Studio’s Clayfest for a multi-block artisan fair. The event is slated to span the length of North American Street from the Crane on Master (1400 Block) to NextFAB’s home on Berks Street (1800 Block).*

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Jul 2021

InLiquid’s long standing event, Art for the Cash Poor, is popular in the Philadelphia art community. It is an affordable art fair with all works priced $200 and below. The audience is made up heavily of curators, gallerists, art consultants, and art collectors.  The event has been recognized, over the years, as a go-to place to find affordable art. It is an opportunity for people at all points to start collecting art or add to their art collection. While this event is specifically targeted toward affordable art, many artists have gained additional opportunities including commissions, exhibitions, and gallery representation.

  • Affordable block-party style art sale that directly benefits visual artists, designers, and craftspeople
  • Average attendance is 2k – 3k each year
  • All work priced $200 and below
  • All proceeds from sales go directly to the artists
  • Open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work

All participants are screened for quality and how they fit in with the event, submission does not guarantee acceptance. Artists may share a booth space at a discounted rate per each artist. Each artist must be screened and accepted individually (InLiquid will not match artists for shared spaces).

*The 0.6 mile span will ensure that participants and attendees can spread out accordingly to create the proper space needed in order to ensure safe social distancing. The event will be set up so as to follow all CDC Guidelines. Details and requirements might be subject to change given City and State requirements.

About InLiquid

InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to connecting artists and audiences in the Philadelphia region. Founded in 1999, InLiquid fosters the artistic practices of hundreds of visual artists each year and encourages audiences to collect work by our dynamic arts community. InLiquid makes the work of our region’s artists accessible to all, providing free contemporary art programming to thousands of children and adults in the InLiquid Gallery, satellite spaces throughout Philadelphia, and virtually through its online information portal that showcases hundreds of the region’s artists. Increasingly, InLiquid connects communities by creating opportunities to use art as a catalyst for civic engagement and calls for social change.

For more information, contact saraz@inliquid.org.

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Guilford Craft Expo 2018 – Call For Artists

Guilford Craft Expo 2018 – Call For Artists

Guilford Art Center announces a call for artists for the Guilford Craft Expo 2018. They are looking for unique, high quality craft work including basketry, clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, leather, mixed media, metal and wood. Applicants in fine art categories such as photography, painting, printmaking, paper arts, and sculpture are accepted. Any other original artwork not listed will also be accepted in the “other” category.

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Deadline: 9 Jan 2018

All work submitted for application must be original and made in North America. It must be created by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, by an individual artist and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. Works must be of high quality, be well-designed, and convey artistic originality and vision.

Craft Expo 2018, held on the historic Guilford Green, is one of the top ranked and longest-running craft shows in the Northeast. Located half way between Boston and New York, this landmark outdoor show is held at the height of the shoreline’s summer season. It showcases high-quality works by 180 exhibitors.

Guilford Craft Expo 2018 Artist Benefits

  • Craft Expo is conveniently located in downtown Guilford near many restaurants and shops
  • Reasonably priced parking is available close by, including overnight parking, if necessary
  • Parking for trailers and RVs is available by special arrangement with St. George Church
  • Free shuttle bus service and free parking
  • Food and drink is available on site including beer and wine
  • Free bottled water
  • A complimentary artist’s dinner
  • Volunteer booth sitters are available during the event
  • Exhibitors are provided with badges

About Guilford Art Center

The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop, and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, experience their cultural and historical diversity, and appreciate the process and product of creative work. Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957. It currently serves over 2,000 students in classes, presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in the Center’s gallery, and operates a shop of fine, handmade American crafts year-round. The Center also presents the Craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green each year in July.

For more information, contact expo@guilfordartcenter.org.

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American Craft Shows 2018 – Call for Artists

American Craft Shows 2018 – Call for Artists

The American Craft Council (ACC) announces a call for artists for the American Craft Shows 2018. The juried marketplace features extraordinary work by more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Aug 2017

Original work in the following categories are considered: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood. The ACC encourages new artists to apply. These exhibitors, if accepted, receive special signage and are promoted through marketing efforts as new.

American Craft Shows 2018 artist benefits

Each year, more than 45,000 people attend the shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco. These marketplaces provide an essential platform for professional artists to connect with the public. Admission is free for ACC members. The ACC promotes its shows with the help of highly skilled public relations firms that have a pulse on the local marketplace in each of the show cities. They work with media buyers that track the latest trends for reaching diverse audiences. In 2017, the focus will be on national, regional, and local media prior to each show and throughout the year. Artists’ work is featured on the ACC website, in digital and print ads, via social media, in special show preview sections of American Craft magazine, and onsite via comprehensive show programs and colorful navigational signage.

About the American Craft Council

For more than 75 years, the American Craft Council has championed craft. Aileen Osborn Webb, Founder, recognized the significant impact craft has on individuals and communities. She established a nonprofit to preserve, cultivate, and celebrate this communal heritage. Today, efforts span the nation. The ACC supports professional makers through unique nonprofit shows. They offer educational resources including a one-of-a-kind library, conferences, public lectures, and student programs. National awards spotlight emerging artists and honor masters. They promote the handmade through a resource-rich website and award-winning magazine, American Craft.

For more information, contact shows@craftcouncil.org.

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