Event Information


XL Center
Hartford, Connecticut (Northeast)

Phone: 845.355.2400
Show Dates: 4/8/16 - 4/10/16
Application Deadline: 2/15/16 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00


Event Summary

American Fine Craft Show Hartford 
To Benefit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center
XL Center, Hartford, CT | April 8-10, 2016

Contact for Space Availability: www.americanfinecraftshowhartford.com

Deadline Extended until Show is Filled.  Jewelry Category Closed.

The show will be held at the popular XL Center in downtown Hartford, CT.

Hartford Show Partner's with Connecticut's Most Important Hospital
We are very excited about our new partnership with the Connecticut Children's Medical Center.  CCMC with it's many branches throughout the state became the partner of choice giving us the opportunity to extend our reach into other cities and towns beyond greater Hartford.

The savvy, art-loving communities of the Greater Hartford Area make it an ideal location.  Between our partnership and cross-promotion with the prime downtown show venue, and the support of a state wide multi media marketing and social media campaign, we can expect a very successful event with an attendance of 5,000-7,000.

American Art Marketing will donate a percentage of the entire gate revenues to CCMC, and we will be asking our artists to donate 10% of their sales on Friday only to CCMC.

Full Show Information can be found atwww.americanfinecraftshowhartford.com

General Information
Selection Criteria
Who May Exhibit?
All work must be hand made in the USA or Canada by the exhibiting artist. 

Categories Accepted 
Ceramics  •  Fiber-Decorative  •  Fiber-Wearable  •  Furniture  
Glass  •  Jewelry   •  Leather  •  Metal  •  Mixed Media  •  Wood
Drawing •  Painting •  Photography •   Sculpture

The Selection Process
Richard & Joanna Rothbard, the show's producers and the owners of An American Craftsman Galleries, will be selecting artists based on originality of design, technical expertise, overall aesthetics, and presentation. All categories of fine craft will be considered and in balance so that a cross section of all media will be represented.
Booth Options
Only 140 spaces available.

A.   10'd x 10'w..................$755 
B.   10'd x 15'w................$1075 
C.   10'd x 20'w................$1490  

Corner: +$195
     500 Watts: +$85
   1000 Watts: +$135
All booths include:
• 8' High Pipe and Drape Back Wall
• Assisted Load-In & Load-Out
• Booth Sign
• 24 Hour Security
• Promotional Post Cards
• Online Artist Listing with Image & Link to Website
• Show Catalog Listing
• Show Catalog Advertising Opportunity
Fees & Deposits
$35 Application Fee.  Please note: application fees are non-refundable.
Deposit: $150. Upon acceptance, deposit will be automatically charged to your credit card submitted with your Zapp application and credited to your booth fee.  This deposit is taken only from ACCEPTED ARTISTS.  Please note: deposit fees are non-refundable.*
All deposits must be paid with credit card. Checks not accepted.

Cancellation of Exhibit Space 
All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds will be given within 90 days of the show. A 50% refund will be given prior to that date.  Call the AAM office to confirm if you have not received a cancellation confirmation via email within two (2) business days from your initial email request. 

Standards & Rules
• All work must be original in concept and must have been created by the accepted applicant.
• All work must be made in the USA or Canada.
• All media of fine craft and 2D Fine Art (painting, prints & photography) are accepted.
• Participants must exhibit the type and quality of work shown in their slides. Not acceptable are items embellished or made from commercially available kits, plans, or patterns; imports; factory-made or assembled items; mechanical reproductions or offset prints.
• Booth sharing is not allowed unless approved by American Art Marketing.
• All booths must be enclosed on three sides (except corners) with a minimum height of 6ft.
• Any willful violation or misrepresentation regarding the work as defined in our rules will result in forfeiture of space.

Please Note: ALL Notifications, Correspondence, Booth Fee Invoices and Payments, etc. are processed through American Art Marketing's website, not through  ZAPP. Jury notification will be emailed within 3 weeks of the application deadline. Add show.director@americanartmarketing.com to your email contacts to ensure receipt of important communications.

Contact Information
American Art Marketing
PO Box 480, Slate Hill, NY 10973
p: 845.355.2400  f: 845.355.2444
e: show.director@americanartmarketing.com
Full Show Information can be found at: www.americanfinecraftshowhartford.com
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