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Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival—35th Annual, 2017—Historic New England

Location:
Roseland Cottage - 556 Route 169
Woodstock, Connecticut (Northeast)

Show Dates: 10/14/17 - 10/15/17
Application Deadline: 3/31/17 Midnight EST
6 day(s) and 14 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee - non-refundable): $10.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The 35th Annual Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is one of the leading juried fine arts and crafts shows in New England.  This two-day event features 175 artisans and their wares - jewelry, woodworking, food products, pottery, glass, paintings, clothing, metalwork, and much more.  Visitors, many of whom return year after year, enjoy live music, food vendors, and first floor tours of Roseland Cottage.  

The festival is well-known as a wonderful weekend outing to shop, sight-see, and enjoy a fall weekend in the beautiful Quiet Corner of Northeastern Connecticut.

General Information

PROCESS

March 31, 2017 – Application deadline
Jury Process: 4-6 weeks – Jury selects 175 artisans to invite to exhibit. 2-3 rounds of jury selection.
Notification - Artisans will be notified of status mid to late May 2017 via email. They are also welcome to check their status online.
Acceptance: Once artisan is notified, they must accept and pay booth fee by June 30, 2017, to confirm participation.

MEDIA COVERAGE

A comprehensive promotion campaign will incorporate all media including radio, periodicals, banners, posters, postcards, online listings, and social media. 

The Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival has a Facebook page, which we invite you to join and request that you share the event page with your friends.

REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS

Application fee of $10 non-refundable.
Booth fee: $150 -  After acceptance, if an exhibitor is forced to cancel their participation, 100% of booth fee will be returned upon written receipt of cancellation before July 31, 2017.  Please note: After July 31, 2017, NO refunds will be given.

WAITLIST POLICY

A waitlist will be developed based on jury scores. Exhibitors placed on the waitlist will be notified via email. If and when cancellations are received, the waitlisted exhibitor will be contacted and given the opportunity to accept or decline the invitation.

WEATHER

This is an outdoor festival and will open rain or shine. All exhibitors are expected to have their booths open during this time. Exhibitors should be prepared to protect their work in the event of rain or wind. If the weather turns severe, Historic New England reserves the right to close the show for safety reasons.

 

Rules/Regulations

STANDARDS

* Prior acceptance to festivals DOES NOT guarantee acceptance this year. Artsits are selected via a blind jury process and the jury panel changes every year.

All products for sale must be original, hand-crafted, and well executed. Historic New England will not accept commercial goods for resale, kits, imported, or consigned goods. Work must be categorized into one of the following:

Clothing
Fiber
Folk Art
Food
Glass
Jewelry
Leather
Metalworking
Miscellaneous
Painting
Paper
Photography
Pottery/Ceramics
Printmaking
Soft Sculpture
Toys 
Woodworking


Glass artists, please note - if more than 50% of the work you will be displaying is jewelry, please apply to the "Jewelry" category, not the "Glass" category


IMAGES

Five (5) quality images must be submitted for each category entered by each artist: four of artwork/product and one of booth set-up.

 

Booth Information

BOOTH SPACE

Size: 12 x 12'......$150 (fee due at time of acceptance to festival)

*Prior booth space assignments are NOT guaranteed. Please indicate booth preference with application and your request will be considered. THE JURY HAS FINAL SELECTION.

Roseland Cottage provides only the physical space for booths. Exhibitors are responsible for providing tents, tables, or canopies for displays. No electricity is provided; generators are not allowed.

If accepted, you will be required to provide your State of CT Sales Tax Permit number. If you do not have one, a temporary permit can be obtained by visiting ct.gov

All booths include:
  • Full color promotional postcards if requested.
  • Exhibitor Guide Listing with contact information
  • Online Exhibitor Guide listing with contact information
  • Vehicle parking on the grounds. 
  • Light breakfast on morning of event.
  • Overnight security on Friday, October 14 beginning at 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 15 beginning at 5:00 p.m.
     
The Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. No booth fees will be returned in the event of inclement weather.  

Booth Set-up:
The grounds will be open to exhibitors to set-up early 12:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13 and at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14.

Booth Break-down:
Exhibitors cannot start break down of booths until end of event on Sunday, October 15 at 4:30 p.m. No vehicles are allowed on the grounds before 4:45 p.m.
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