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Event Information

Festival of Fine Craft 2020   

Location: WheatonArts, Millville, NJ

Phone: 856.825.6800, x 104

Event Dates: 10/3/20–10/4/2020

Deadline to apply: April 20, 2020 Midnight EST 

Annual Event Attendance: 11,000+

WheatonArts is an internationally acclaimed arts community dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit in us all. The Festival of Fine Craft, now in its 22nd year, is our premier annual event and one of the most highly-rated shows in the Mid-Atlantic region. Named one of Sunshine Artist's 200 Best in 2018, this campus-wide event continues to grow in attendance, programming, and quality overall. 


Approximately 150 exhibitors, ranging from new and emerging artists to masters in their mediums, are carefully selected by a jury of WheatonArts professionals and 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, styles, and techniques. WheatonArts provides convenient day-before setup, overnight security, booth sitters, and unmatched hospitality throughout the show. Nearby hotels offer lodging at reduced rates to exhibitors. 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.


If you have not read our full 2020 Festival of Fine Craft Exhibitor Information packet, please click here to download now. WheatonArts recommends that each applicant read the information packet in its entirety before applying.

Festival of Fine Craft Applicant Information

Applications and Eligibility


We encourage you to apply if you produce original work in any of the following mediums or categories: artisan food, clay (decorative, functional, or sculptural), clothing, fiber (decorative or wearable, including basketry), fine arts (2D paintings or drawings), furniture and lighting, glass (decorative, functional, or sculptural, including stained glass), handmade soaps or other household/skincare items, jewelry (fine or fashion), leather, metal, mixed medium, musical instruments, photography, stone, and wood (decorative, functional, or sculptural).

 

Deadlines & Dates

  • The deadline to apply to the Festival of Fine Craft is Midnight, April 20, 2020

  • Late applications will not be processed or sent to jury.  A post-jury application may open by invitation only if there is a need for additional exhibitors in a specific category and there are not wait-listed applicants in that category.

  • Jury results will be mailed to applicants in Early June 2020.

  • Cancellations for accepted applications must be made by July 31, 2020 in order to receive a refund for your booth deposit.

  • Final payment for accepted applicants will be due by August 31, 2020.

 

Application Fees


WheatonArts does not currently require an additional fee to apply to the Festival of Fine Craft.  All submissions must be accompanied by a check or money order in the amount of 50% of your total booth fee.  Upon acceptance, your deposit will be process and you will receive a remaining balance notification. Should your application not be accepted, your deposit will be returned to you.

 

Booth Fees

  • Available booth space fees are as follows*: 

  • Outdoor Space 10' X 12' without electric:  $300.00  

  • Outdoor Space 10' X 12' with electric:  $340.00

  • Inside Event Center (electric included) 10' X 10': $390.00  

  • Event Center Corner (electric included) 10' X 10': $415.00 

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*NOTE: Indoor spaces and outdoor spaces with electric are available in limited supply.  Booth preference must be indicated on the application and will be provided on a first applied, first supplied basis.

All retail exhibitors are obligated to have their New Jersey sales tax certificate with them. Sales tax in NJ is 6.625%. For information on business registration, visit: nj.gov/treasury

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Festival of Fine Craft Application

Applicant's Contact Information

Primary Contact Only







Note: Each exhibitor application must have a unique email address. Sharing an email address will overwrite applications previously submitted through this form.









Applicant's Business Information
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Festival of Fine Craft Application

About the Work

Applicants must categorize their work based on the primary medium (clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed medium, photography, or wood) or type (wearable, fine art, other, artisan food, jewelry, furniture). WheatonArts reserves the right to reclassify before the jury process or the show if the type of work pictured does not fit the category selected or is more appropriate in another category. NOTE: Any artist submitting jewelry for consideration must apply in the jewelry category. Jewelry images on applications in any other category will be removed. Accepted artists would not be permitted to bring jewelry if they were accepted into any category other than jewelry. 


Artists may apply in more than one medium but may sell work only in the category or categories in which they have been accepted. The bodies of work displayed at the show must reflect the same as that submitted and approved by the jury.






WheatonArts requires each applicant to submit five (5) digital images to be uploaded with the application.  Applicants should prepare four (4) images of their most recent work and one (1) image of their intended booth display.  Image requirements are as follows:

  • All submitted images should be a high resolution (minimum 300 dpi at 5 x 7 inches) and should be submitted in .jpeg or .jpg or .tiff format.  In order to upload images properly, pixel count on the longest side of the image should be at least 2100 pixels.  

  • Each file name should be titled with Artist’s Last Name ONLY and numbered 1 through 5 to correspond with the entry form. Example: Smith1, Smith2, etc.

  • WheatonArts will not accept emailed or printed images for the jury.

  • Images must display an accurate representation of the object as it was originally photographed.  Acceptable manipulations include the size of the file, lighting, color correction, background manipulation, and/or adjustments that do not affect the object itself.

  • Booth images should represent a current, previous, or intended display that includes either object being submitted or the artist/exhibitor.  Booth images should be clear and unmanipulated with the exception of file sizing and lighting or color correction.

  • Professional photography of all objects is highly recommended.  Acceptance into the Festival of Fine Craft is based largely on the quality of the work shown in your images.  Quality images also allow for more marketing opportunities. WheatonArts suggests using a single color or gradient grey background for all object images.

  • We encourage returning applicants to submit at least two images of new work.  Marketing and promotional efforts focus on newer pieces.

WheatonArts maintains the right to use any submitted images for marketing purposes, including social media.  For help with image quality and sizing, please click here.  











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Festival of Fine Craft Application

Booth Information






Booth fees include the following:

  • Space rental
  • Booth sign
  • Exhibitor badge plus one assistant badge (additional badges can be purchased)
  • Artist listing in the print show directory and on the show website

Booth fees DO NOT include:

  • Decorative or display services or items such as tents, pipe, and drape, shelving, tables, linens, carpet, etc.
  • Crate removal or storage
  • Move-in or move-out assistance




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Festival of Fine Craft Application Submission




Accepted vs. Wait-listed
WheatonArts will accept up to 150 artists into the Festival of Fine Craft. Applicants may be wait-listed if the accepted number of applications exceeds 150 or if the number of applicants in one category exceeds the number of exhibitors permitted in that category. Wait-listed applicants will be on stand-by up to the week prior to the show or until canceled by the applicant.  

Deadlines & Dates
  • The deadline to apply to the Festival of Fine Craft is April 20, 2020 
  • Late applications will not be processed or sent to jury.  A post-jury application may open by invitation only if there is a need for additional exhibitors in a specific category and with no wait-listed applicants in that category.
  • Jury results will be mailed to applicants in late May 2020
  • Cancellations for accepted applications must be made by July 31, 2020 in order to receive a refund for your booth deposit.
  • Final payment for accepted applicants will be due by August 31, 2020.
Application Fees

WheatonArts does not currently require an additional fee to apply to the Festival of Fine Craft. All submissions must be accompanied by a check or money order in the amount of 50% of your total booth fee. Upon acceptance, your deposit will be processed and you will receive a remaining balance notification. Should your application not be accepted, your deposit will be returned to you.




*NOTE: If you are a returning Festival of Fine Craft Demonstrating Artist, or are applying to demonstrate at the Festival, your total booth fee may change upon acceptance.
Please make checks and money orders payable to WheatonArts and mail to:  

Attn: Festival of Fine Craft Coordinator
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Rd.
Millville, NJ 08332

Be sure to complete the application in its entirety and SUBMIT. Each submission should receive a kick-back email notifying the applicant of receipt. If you do not receive this email, please contact the show coordinator immediately to ensure that your application will be reviewed.