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Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival - 47th Annual 2017

Location:
Columbus Circle - Downtown Syracuse
Syracuse, New York (Northeast)

Phone: 315-422-8284
Show Dates: 7/28/17 - 7/30/17
Application Deadline: 3/21/17 Midnight EST

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REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The largest and most prestigious show of its kind in the area.  This spectacular 3-day showcase of fine art and contemporary crafts draws a receptive audience of 50,000 visitors who are educated, culturally savvy and have discretionary income.  These active consumers will shop and browse among the art and craft exhibits and enjoy a variety of summer refreshments and participatory activities.  Acoustic music and multi-cultural street performances assure that arts and crafts are the focus.  The festival is centered on historic Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse, NY. amid the stunning architecture that surround a tranquil fountain.  Canadian artists and crafters are welcome.  The Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival is the perfect environment for showcasing arts and crafts to tens of thousands of visitors.
 

General Information
ACCEPTED MEDIUM CATEGORIES
Both 2- and 3-dimensional works are featured from functional to decorative, including ceramics, fabric and fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, wood, painting, graphics, drawing, sculpture, and photography.

FEES
Entry Fee: $25 -  for each medium to be  exhibited - non-refundable, payable with application.  
Late Entry Fee:  $10 for applications received after March 20, 2017.‚Äč
Booth Fee:  $280 per booth, payable upon acceptance, no later than May 5, 2017.

Payments may be made through Zapplication with a credit card, or by check payable to the Downtown Committee of Syracuse.

IMAGES
All work to be exhibited must be represented in the images submitted, from the high end to the low end. A total of five (5) images must be electronically submitted; four (4) of individual pieces which accurately represent the body of work to be exhibited, and one (1) of the booth display containing artwork. Images submitted will be compared with work exhibited.

One image from each exhibiting artist will be used for promotional purposes and will be published in the festival program and inserted in the local newspaper.

JURYING PROCESS
At least 150 of the total 165 spaces will be selected through the jury process. Winners of the previous year's Awards of Distinction will be invited to participate and are exempt from jurying. The decision of the jury is final.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Show dates: Juy 28-30, 2017
Application deadline: March 19, 2017
Jurying: March 20 - April 3, 2017
Notifications by: April 17, 2017
Booth Fee due by: May 5, 2017
Set-up date: July 28, 2017
Award Competition: July 28, 2017

ADVERTISING
Advertising will include paid broadcast and print advertising, covering local and 50-mile regional area, extensive editorial coverage, and through the Downtown Syracuse website. Festival program published in local newspaper, will include a color photo of each artist's work.  A heavy social media campaign will be conducted beginning July 1 and continue through July 30.

ARTIST SERVICES
Overnight security Friday & Saturday; free exhibitor parking; vehicle loading & unloading at booth; separate rest rooms for exhibitors; hospitality area; exhibitors' barbeque on opening night; discount hotel rates.

AWARDS
Approximately $4,000 in prize money will be awarded. Judging for Best-of-Category awards will take place on Friday, July 28, 2017. Judges will include industry professionals and arts educators, separate from the slide jurying. Winners of the Awards of Distinction will be exempt from jurying and invited next year.

NYS SALES TAX
Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting 8% New York State sales tax. For information contact: N.Y.S. Department of Tax and Finance, at 1-518-485-28889 or go to www.opal.ny.gov.

Rules/Regulations
ARTISTS' PARTICIPATION
Artists accepted for participation must be in attendance for the duration of the show. No agents, dealers, or representatives may attend in place of the artist. Photo identification may be required to assure compliance with this rule.

Commercial studios involved in volume production are not eligible for participation.

Two artists with distinct work may display in one booth. Each must submit a separate application, separate images, and separate entry fees. Only one booth fee is required.

An artist wishing to display work in more than one medium must submit a separate application, separate set of five images, separate entry fee for each. Only one booth fee is required.

STANDARDS
All work displayed must be original and designed and handcrafted by the exhibiting artist. Reproductions must involve hand work or direct supervision by the artist, be clearly labeled "REPRODUCTION" and may not make up more than 20% of the booth inventory.

Unacceptable are works that are commercially manufactured or created by production studios; imported items; objects made from commercial kits, molds, or patterns; works which include compositions of dried, plastic, or silk flowers, plants, fungi, shells, stones, buttons, or butterflies, soaps or scented oils, greenware; embellished objects such as painted boxes, barn wood, tools, or rocks.

Work displayed must be consistent with images submitted. The jury will verify compliance during the Festival. The Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival will require removal of any work that is not consistent with the images submitted, or does not comply with the standards outlined above.

Participants are encouraged to post in their booth an Artist's Information Statement, which includes a description of the production process and materials used.

Booth Information
DISPLAY SIZE
Display sizes are 10'x10' overall size. Storage space is available behind most booth spaces. Exhibitors may apply for a maximum of two spaces. An attempt will be made to accommodate specific requests in the order that applications are received.
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