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Waterford Fair 2018 – Call For Artists

Waterford Fair 2018 – Call For Artists

The Waterford Foundation announces a call for artists for the 74th annual Waterford Fair 2018, a juried artisan exhibition with demonstrations and retail sales. This event will be held in the National Historic Landmark village of Waterford, Virginia, on October 5, 6, and 7, 2018. 160 heritage and contemporary artisans from across America are invited to demonstrate and sell their products at the Fair each year.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 13 Apr 2018

Apply by 20 Feb 2018 to save $15 off the $45 application fee

The 18,000+ visitors who attend annually enjoy strolling through the streets of the historic village, touring homes, learning about the artists and their work, and purchasing their wares. Fair organizers select high-quality, handmade products from within eleven (11) medium categories.

Waterford Fair 2018 Artist Benefits

  • Artisans appreciate the warmth of the Waterford welcome and the support they receive from well-educated and loyal clientele, villagers, and volunteers
  • Vehicle unloading/loading at booth space, weather permitting
  • Free artist parking
  • Complimentary invitation to the Preview Party on October 4, 2018
  • Free local lodging (first come, first serve basis) in the village and surrounding communities
  • Individual artists listed on fair website and social media
  • Complimentary media files (JPEG/PDF) or printed rack cards for use in artist’s marketing efforts

The oldest arts event in Virginia, the Waterford Fair is unique for two reasons. One, its tradition of being a teaching event. Artisans demonstrate their art. They educate fair-goers giving them the opportunity to connect and become customers. Two, the event takes place through the entire village of Waterford. It is a National Historic Landmark and preserved 18th century Quaker village.

About Waterford Foundation

The funds raised by the Waterford Fair support the preservation and education efforts of the Waterford Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and protect the Landmark District. Through education, the foundation increases the public’s knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community. The Waterford Foundation is a 501(c)(3).

For more information, contact fairadmin@waterfordfoundation.org.


Art on The Green – Call for Artists

Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group is looking for local and regional artists to be part of the 12th Annual Art on the Green at The Pinehills.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Mar 2016

This year, Art on the Green will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10am to 4pm with a rain date on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

This free event will feature the work of more than 85 local and regional artists, all under tents on the beautiful Village Green ensuring that attendees will be shaded and dry.

For more information, contact Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group at lcipolla@aignerprenskymarketing.com.

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Local Goods Chicago – Call for Artists

Local Goods Chicago is home to over 100+ artists who create handmade works of art and that live and work in the Chicagoland area and Illinois. We rent space to artists and also accept consignment sales.

Call for artists application

Deadline: Ongoing

Local Goods Chicago is open 6 days a week and will promote you and your artwork through our Facebook page, website, and local community – The Edgebrook Community on the northwest side of Chicago is very supportive of Local Goods Chicago.

For more information, contact info@localgoodschicago.com.

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The Philly Mart – Call for Artists

The Philly Mart is specifically looking for high quality artisan crafts, new handmade jewelry, vintage and upcycled jewelry, original art, photography, paintings, home textiles, ceramics, vintage and new clothing, woodwork, unique antique and vintage housewares, collectibles furniture, and more.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 4 Sept 2015

Located in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, The Philly Mart is a highly curated outdoor artisan market. We curate a funky mixture of original art, handmade craft items, original clothing, vintage, antiques, photography, jewelry, housewares, and food. The addition of our 30 independent small artist/retailers is a unique compliment to Main Street and the Manayunk shopping district. Located behind Main Street, between The Schuykill River and The Manayunk Canal, “The Mart” is a fun and scenic alternative to the typical retail experience. The beautiful brand new green location surrounded by the natural and historical resources of Venice Island, the Manayunk Canal, and Fairmount Park Towpath. Ample parking makes The Philly Mart a one of a kind shopping experience.

For more information, contact info@thephillymart.com.

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American Craft Council Show – Call for Artists

American Craft Council invites you to be part of our talented community of artists, ranging from those just beginning their careers to masters in the craft field. Join us for what promises to be a spectacular season showcasing the highest quality craft in the country.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 31 Jul 2015

The Awards of Excellence recognize as many as 18 participating artists every year at the American Craft Council retail shows in Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Paul, and San Francisco. Awarded by a changing roster of jurors selected for their contributions to their area arts communities, the Awards of Excellence are given in recognition of excellence in quality of work or for individual booth design. Past jurors have included curators, practicing artists, and scholars. Awardees receive monetary remuneration of $500 and automatic admission to exhibit at that show in the following show season.

American Craft Council shows reach nearly 50,000 collectors and craft enthusiasts who attend our shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco.

For more information, contact shows@craftcouncil.org.

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Branson Landing’s Artisan’s Market – Call for Artists

Branson Landing will be holding its 5th Annual Artisans Market on the Promenade with arts and crafts. We are looking for handmade artists and crafters to participate in our show.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 16 Sept 2015

September 25-26, 2015. 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Space is limited and we will accept applications on a first come, first serve basis.

The entry fee for the show is $250 per 10×10 location and tent.

Showcase your handmade artwork alongside other artisans during the annual Artisan’s Market while increasing your exposure and reaching Branson Landing customers!

Explore Branson Landing, where a beautiful open-air, waterfront setting is home to over 100 Shops and Restaurants, as well as the Hilton Promenade Hotel and a $7.5 million water and fire spectacular! Located on Branson Landing Blvd on Lake Taneycomo, next to Historic Downtown Branson.

For more information, contact allison.scowden@am.jll.com.

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Grimsby Festival of Art – Call for Artists

The Grimsby Festival of Art is a juried event which guarantees a high caliber of talented exhibitors. Only handmade items produced in Canada by the artist are permitted at the show.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 30 Jun 2015.

In the past year, the Festival welcomed upwards of 2,000 visitors and showcased over 100 artists and artisans.

This year’s event will be held over two days – Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 10am – 4pm at Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School located in Grimsby, Ontario. We will have indoor and outdoor spaces available.

This event is jointly hosted by the Rotary Club of Grimsby and Community Living – Grimsby, Lincoln & West Lincoln. All proceeds from this event go back into funding community programs and services offered by these two non-profit organizations. Please visit their websites to learn more about how your participation in this event is helping touch lives in a positive way.

You will have a chance to showcase and sell your original artwork, meet the public to raise awareness of your work and network with other artists from our region.

For more information, contact smorris@cl-grimsbylincoln.ca.

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Black Mountain Arts and Craft Show 2015 – Call for Artists

Call for Artists! The Black Mountain Arts and Crafts Show will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, June 7, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Juried event. All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 1 Apr 2015.

The show is put on by The Old Depot Association. The Old Depot is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to protect and maintain Black Mountain’s historic Train Depot and to discover, nurture and preserve the arts and crafts of the Swannanoa Valley. Local crafters display and sell their work in the Gallery. Using the profits from the Gallery sales, the Black Mountain Arts and Crafts Show and other fundraisers, the Old Depot Association sponsors art, music, dance, and drama classes in the public schools of the Valley.

For more information, contact craftshow@olddepot.org.

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One of a Kind Show Chicago – Call for Artists

The One of a Kind Show invites artists with high quality, handmade, original work to apply to be a part of the One of a Kind experience in Chicago! Eligible work ranges from giftable craft to premium fine art. Artists will be juried and chosen based on uniqueness, craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 3 Mar 2015

MMPI – The 15th annual One of a Kind Show Chicago is an extraordinary holiday shopping event featuring fine art and craft from a juried selection of North America’s most talented artists. The 4-day show is scheduled during one of the busiest weekends of the year and provides an outstanding opportunity for exhibiting artists to sell to tens of thousands of qualified and enthusiastic shoppers in an ideal location and premium environment.

For more information, contact ehartz@mmart.com.

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