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2010 Washington and Westchester Craft Show Application Form

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									                                                       2010 Application Form:

                                                         Westchester Craft Show
                                                           October 15, 16, and 17, 2010


                                                          Washington Craft Show
                                                         November 19, 20, and 21, 2010


Westchester Craft Show information
The 17th annual WESTCHESTER CRAFT SHOW, October 15, 16, and 17, 2010 is an excellent showcase for
contemporary American fine craft. This juried show, featuring 115 distinguished craft artists from all over the United
States, accesses one of the most sophisticated and established marketplaces in the country. It has proven to be an
important venue for crafts artists to expand their customer base and sales opportunities.

Our targeted audience comes from the sophisticated, upscale areas of Westchester County, New York; Fairfield County,
Connecticut; and New York City.

LOCATION:
The WESTCHESTER CRAFT SHOW is held at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York. This choice
location is in the heart of Westchester County, just 25 miles from downtown New York City. The center is convenient to
major highways, the Metro North railroad and the major airports, New York's LaGuardia and JFK. Westchester County
Airport is just 15 minutes away.

BOOTH FEES:
10' x 10'                $ 875.00       Requests for 10' x 15' booths and for corner booths will be filled on a first come, first
Add for a corner         $ 250.00       served basis. Artists juried in separately must pay a full booth fee even if they
Add for a 10' x 15'      $ 437.50       choose to share a booth with another artist.




Washington Craft Show information
The 23rd annual WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW, sponsored by Crafts America, November 19, 20, and 21, 2010 will be
held at the Washington Convention Center in the heart of Washington, D.C. It is a multimedia fine craft exhibition and
sale, focusing on contemporary American craft. This prestigious show features 190 artists who are jury selected from all
over the United States. This is an excellent opportunity for artists who work in the field of fine craft to present their work to
a sophisticated multi-national marketplace.

LOCATION:
THE WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER is located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C., in close
proximity to commercial, historic and cultural sites. The Center is easily accessible by Metro subway stations linking it with
the rest of the city, plus suburban Virginia and Maryland. National Airport is a ten minute ride by car or Metro. The
Convention Center is conveniently located within close walking distance to hotels and restaurants

BOOTH FEES:
10' x 10'                $1,000         Requests for 10' x 15' booths and for corner booths will be filled on a first come, first
Add for a corner         $ 350          served basis. Artists juried in separately must pay a full booth fee even if they
Add for 10' x 15'        $ 500          choose to share a booth with another artist.
application procedures
INQUIRIES:
All correspondence and inquiries should be addressed to:
         CRAFTS AMERICA
         P.O. Box 603
         Greens Farms, CT 06838

        (203) 254-0486, FAX (203) 254-9672
        www.craftsamericashows.com
        e-mail: info@craftsamericashows.com



STANDARDS:
Crafts artists who exhibit in Crafts America shows must be residents of and working in the United States. All work must be
original and made by the artist, or with assistance under the artist's supervision. Work should be made by hand or with the
use of appropriate tools. Crafts America encourages you to exhibit your one-of-a-kind and limited edition work.

Applicants must be juried in one of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture
(includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Categories not accepted: fine arts
such as painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category.
Also not accepted: dried flower arrangements, pressed flowers, seed and pod decorations, cut bottles and embellished
objects such as painted boxes, weather boards, stones, shells, buttons, decorated furniture and hand-made
reproductions, objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans.

A craftsperson who works in more than one media category must submit an application in each category. If only one
application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.

Work that reflects a variety of styles within the same media can be submitted on one application provided that the images
reflect the same proportion of work as will be represented in the booth.

Crafts America reserves the right to invite up to 10% to balance the style and content of the juried work.


DEADLINES:
The offline (paper) application postmarked deadline is April 1, 2010. No offline applications will be accepted after April 1.

Online applications are due April 1, 2010. A $30 late fee applies to online applications submitted up to one week after this
date.
ENTRY INFORMATION & FEES:
We encourage the use of our online application system, as it will save you time and money. Below are the fees associated
with this offline (paper) application.

        Application Fee (single show): $40
        Application Fee (both shows, same app): $60.00
        Slides submitted for digital conversion: $4.00 per slide ($24.00 for 6 slides)
        Images submitted on a CD-ROM: $2.50

        Online application late fee: $30

These fees are non-refundable. Please make your check payable to CRAFTS AMERICA, or you may use your
VISA or Mastercard.

OFFLINE APPILICATION - SLIDE INFORMATION:
1. Send 6 images: (5) of current work to be exhibited, (1) booth image.

2. Standard 2” x 2” slide mounts only. Images on CD-ROM should be a minimum of 300 dpi to a maximum of 600 dpi.

3. Print your name at the top of each slide. Number each slide to correspond with the description line on the application
   form. For CD-ROM submissions, please print your name on the disc.

4. Applications and slides must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2010.

5. If you wish your slides to be returned, please include a self-addressed #10 legal size envelope along with appropriate
   postage (2 stamps).

6. Crafts America is not responsible for returning slides sent without proper postage or with an incorrect or no return
   address. Crafts America cannot be responsible for the condition of mail as it travels through the postal system.


ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION:
The contract will be mailed with the notice of acceptance by June 1, 2010. Each applicant accepted will be required to
sign and return an exhibitor’s contract along with full payment of all fees. Notification of the jury’s decision will be available
online and emailed to you, provided you have included your up-to-date email address on the application.


CHECKLIST:
Have you enclosed the following?

       A completed application form (You only need to submit the last two pages of this form.)
       Your non-refundable check (see above for necessary fees), made payable to CRAFTS AMERICA, or your credit
        card information in the space provided at the bottom of the application form.
       1 set of slides or disc, consisting of 5 images of your work and 1 image of your booth.
       1 self-addressed envelope with separate postage enclosed for return of slides/disc.


SEND APPLICATIONS TO:

        Crafts America
        P.O. Box 603
        Greens Farms, CT 06838
2010 offline application form
Instructions: This is an interactive Microsoft Word document. To fill in the application, simply click in the form
boxes and type your information. When you have completed all of the fields, you can print and save the
application, and submit it with all other necessary items. You may also print the form.

I AM APPLYING FOR:
   WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW ($40 Fee)                  November 19, 20, and 21, 2010
   WESTCHESTER CRAFT SHOW ($40 Fee)                 October 15, 16, and 17, 2010
   BOTH SHOWS ($60 Fee)

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT:
Last Name:                                                            First Name:



Company Name:



Address:



City:                                                                       State:                       Zip Code:



Telephone Number:                           Email Address:                                     Web Site Address:




2009 SHOWS PARTICIPATED IN:
(Other than Crafts America Shows)



2009 CRAFTS AMERICA SHOWS                        WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW
PARTICIPATED IN:                                 WESTCHESTER CRAFT SHOW
                                                 PALM BEACH FINE CRAFT SHOW

PLEASE CHECK ONE MEDIA CATEGORY:
  BASKETRY                 FIBER WEARABLE                                 JEWELRY                            MIXED MEDIA
  CERAMICS                 FURNITURE                                      LEATHER                            PAPER
  FIBER DECORATIVE         GLASS                                          METAL                              WOOD


BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Use this area for a general description of your craft. (i.e.: techniques, materials that apply to your
work in general.) (Maximum 348 characters.)




(Application continues on next page…)
IMAGE INFORMATION: Please include in your description the title of the piece, materials used, the approximate size of the piece,
techniques used, price, and whether the piece is one-of-a-kind, limited edition, or production. This information will be displayed to the
jury along with its corresponding image. (Please note that the Description field must not be longer than 254 characters, so be brief.)



1
        Title of Work:
        Description:



        Price:                                                     One-of-a-kind               Limited edition             Production



2
        Title of Work:
        Description:



        Price:                                                     One-of-a-kind               Limited edition             Production



3
        Title of Work:
        Description:



        Price:                                                     One-of-a-kind               Limited edition             Production



4
        Title of Work:
        Description:



        Price:                                                     One-of-a-kind               Limited edition             Production



5
        Title of Work:
        Description:



        Price:                                                     One-of-a-kind               Limited edition             Production



6
        Booth Description:




PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD:
You are welcome to use your VISA or Mastercard for payment of application fees. Please fill in the information below only if you want
to use your credit card. If you want to pay by check, leave this section blank.

Credit Card Number:                             Expiration: (mm/yyyy)         Name on Card:



Billing Address: (If different than above)



City:                                                                       State:                       Zip Code:

								
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