WheatonArts 2018 FESTIVAL OF FINE CRAFT Artist Application

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Exhibitor Information
Application and deposit due: April 16, 2018
Notification: By June 1, 2018
Final Payment Due: August 31, 2018
WheatonArts is an internationally acclaimed arts community dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit in us all. The Festival of Fine Craft, now in its 20th year, is our premier annual event and one of the most highly rated shows in the Mid-Atlantic region. It was named to American Style Magazine's Top 10 Fairs and Festivals for 2011 and one of Sunshine Artist's 200 Best in 2016.

Approximately 150 artists and craftsmen are carefully selected by a jury of WheatonArts professionals, including experienced staff artists. We take pride in maintaining an artist-friendly show with a high standard of quality, and are continually working toward a balance of mediums and styles.

Our comprehensive marketing plan includes extensive print and electronic media campaigns, full color publicity and year-long promotion through our other events and outreach programs.

WheatonArts provides convenient set up and breakdown, overnight security, booth sitters, and unequaled hospitality throughout the show. Lodging at reduced rates is offered to exhibitors at some nearby hotels.

Open Studios, craft demonstrations, live music, exceptional food, and a variety of interactive activities add to the excitement, making the festival both entertaining and educational.

New Jersey Sales Tax
All exhibitors are responsible for collecting and reporting New Jersey Sales Tax of 6.625% and may be required to show proof of certificate during the show.
Show Guidelines
• The Festival of Fine Craft is open to artists working in all mediums who design and produce their own work. Exhibiting artists must be present. 

• Artists may apply in more than one medium, but may sell work only in the category in which they have been accepted.  Artists intending to sell jewelry in any medium must apply under the "Jewelry" category.

• No commercially mass produced items will be accepted. No imports, items made from kits, or items using commercial patterns or molds may be displayed or sold. 

• Exhibiting artists may choose from locations inside the WheatonArts Event Center or outdoors on the extensive grounds.  (Indoor spaces are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.)

• The festival provides space only. Artists are required to furnish and install booth walls, booth lighting and display units.  Indoor booth spaces are electrified. Basic electrical access outdoors is provided at a nominal charge of $40.00 and must be pre-arranged due to limited availability. 

• Application must include four (4) digital, hi-resolution images of your newest work and one (1) digital, hi-resolution image of your most current booth layout. Images must represent the work to be shown at the festival. No slides, photographs or prints will be accepted for jurying. 

• Digital Images should be uploaded in a ".jpg"format, 300 dpi, 4 X 6 in. Please do not E-Mail files. Each should be titled with Artist’s Last Name ONLY and numbered 1 through 5 to correspond with the entry form.
Example: Smith1, Smith2, etc. 

• You will be notified of jury results by mail before June 1st, 2018. If accepted, you will receive a confirmation letter, followed in mid-July by your artist agreement & additional show information. Final payment and artist agreement will be due before August 31, 2018. 

• Booth space fees are as follows
Outdoor Space 10' X 12':  $300.00   
Outdoor Electric: $40.00
Inside Event Center:  10' X 10': $390.00  
Event Center Corner: 10' X 10': $415.00  

• Cancellation Refunds: 50% Deposit Refunded if cancelled prior to September 1st.

• No refunds will be issued after September 1st.

• Barring travel restrictions, this is a RAIN OR SHINE event.

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Applicant's Information


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About Your Work

JPG format, 300 dpi, 4 X 6 inches. Named with Artist’s Last Name ONLY and numbered 1 through 5
Example: Smith1, Smith2, etc.
Note: Maximum upload per application is 20MB total.

Image #5  Booth Image


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Your Booth

*50% deposit due with this application or by April 16, 2018
Please make checks payable to WheatonArts and mail to:  
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Attn: Lauren Wymbs, Festival of Fine Craft
 1501 Glasstown Rd.
Millville, NJ 08332

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Release Information

By submitting this form:

I assume all responsibility for my products and my display at the WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft. I agree to hold harmless WheatonArts and Cultural Center for any damage, loss or injury resulting from my participation in this event. I hereby certify that the work I will display and sell at the Festival of Fine Craft will represent my own work and I will comply with all policies and regulations required to participate.

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