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Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild: Carolina Artisan Craft Market 2017
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina (South)
Show Dates: 11/10/17 - 11/12/17
Application Deadline: 4/30/17 Midnight EST
39 day(s) and 4 hour(s) remaining
Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Application fee): $35.00
You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.
Since 1970, the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, a nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, NC, has hosted a profitable marketplace for the finest contemporary crafts in the United States. Our annual indoor show provides a premier showcase for CDCG Exhibiting Artist Members and provisional artist members in one of the fastest growing regions in our country.
2017 marks the 48th year of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual November event. The Carolina Artisan Craft Market is a trusted resource for art collectors and first-time buyers looking for the finest contemporary and traditional craft being made in America.
Fine craft artists present a striking variety of glass, ceramics, wood, both wearable and decorative fibers, metal, leather, basketry, printmaking, photography and 2-D and 3-D mixed media, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade furniture and jewelry.
Emerging and career craft artists who are presenting craft at the highest level – reflecting a mastery of technique and originality of design – are encouraged to apply.
Carolina Artisan Craft Market
November 10 - 12, 2017
Application Deadline 4/30/2017 Midnight EST
Notification of Slide Jury Results no later than 6/15/2017, via email through ZAPP
Images with a minimum 300 dpi, 6 total, including 1 booth shot (with no name or identifying signs visible); and, Artist Statement (include on application under space for Description of Material and Technique.)
Non-refundable Application Fee: $35
ABOUT THE EVENT:
The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, a 501 (c) (3) public nonprofit, serves the Southeast by recognizing and promoting outstanding design and craftsmanship, encouraging and stimulating creativity, appreciation and activity, and conducting the region’s major fine designer crafts show.
The CDCG event is held in Raleigh, NC - a part of the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). Our extensive marketing campaign 3-months leading up to the event continues to build regional response. A special Preview for donors, sponsors and VIPs opens the event on Friday with Opening Night to the public immediately following with live music, cash bar, and an energetic atmosphere for shopping that drives booth traffic and sales. A unique raffle of show gift certificates is held daily for all in attendance.
AT A GLANCE:
DATES & HOURS:
Scheduled Load-In: Thursday, November 9, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday, November 10, 7 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, November 10, 4 - 5 p.m. Preview exclusive, first-choice shopping for donors, sponsors and VIPs
Friday, November 10, 5 - 9 p.m. Open to general admission
Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. General admission
Sunday, November 12, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. General admission
Dino Reed Foundation Award, $1000
Don H. Johnson Scholarship, $1000
Jan Gregg Award, $300
Cedar Creek Gallery Award of Excellence, $250
Craftsmen’s Choice Award, $200
The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild is a competitive, juried show exhibiting high-quality fine craft. All work must be original and made by the artist. Designer Craftsmen are those who have perfected their craft with a mastery of technique and with originality of design. Design (harmony, unity, opposition, emphasis), quality (technical) and overall execution and presentation (aesthetic) are considered. The body of work should demonstrate the artist's vision, and when viewed as a whole should be seen as more than the sum of its parts. We only accept work that is touched by the artist's own hand, not manufactured or commercially reproduced.
Craft media applications accepted for the following:
Jewelry: All items must be fabricated by the craftsperson of record and must conform to our standards of excellence in craftsmanship with resolved design and a unique voice or stye.
Mixed Media: Art using MULTIPLE media. This category includes collage, handmade paper, fiber that is not wearable, encaustic, found objects, etc. 2-D and 3-D.
Printmaking: multiple originals where the artist’s hand has manipulated the plates, stones, blocks, composite reliefs, or screens and which are properly signed and numbered in limited editions. Photocopies, giclées, or offset reproductions are not permitted.
Photography: Art using a camera, including black and white or color digital or original prints from negatives. Prints must be made from the Artist's original work, be processed by the Artist or under the Artist's supervision, properly signed and numbered.
We do not accept watercolor, acrylic or oil paintings; drawings in ink or charcoal on paper or canvas; commercial photography or mechanical reproductions. Neither are objects made from kits, imported, commercially manufactured, cast from commercial molds, purchased bisque ware, embellished (painted boxes, china, furniture, ready-made clothing). Artists cannot represent a consortium. Absolutely NO buy-sell.
We’re in the process of recruiting our 2017 juror(s). Based on CDCG bylaws, the juror(s) changes every year and are chosen based on his/her high regard as professional craftsmen, teachers, or curators in the field of fine craft. Our 2016 Juror was Charlotte Vestal Wainwright, Ph.D., Hon AIA, founding director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University. CDCG will maintain the highest standards in professional artistic leadership to conduct the jurying. Juror details will be updated on this page as soon as the information is available.
To make the process as fair as possible, digital images are reviewed in a blind jury process as the identities of artists are not disclosed. All images submitted must be anonymous and cannot include identifying markings or signs of any kind. Applicants not in compliance with this requirement will be asked to make adjustments to their images; refusal to do so will result in disqualification from the jury process.
Ours is a two-part process: slide jury and object jury. Candidates will submit completed applications through Zapplication with images, artist statemnet and application fee.
All new artists and artists applying in a different medium are required to submit an Artist Statement with their application. This should be no longer than 200 words and should include an explanation of the process(es) used to create the your craft. This information is considered by the juror.
Artists working in more than one medium, or who have two distinct bodies of work within the same craft discipline, are required to submit applications for each body of work. Please be aware that multiple applications require an application fee for each submission.
Artist Applications due April 30, 2017.
The applying artist understands that the decisions of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild (CDCG) and the Jury are final and, if accepted, agrees to abide by the event rules and regulations.
If accepted as an exhibiting artist, we understand that occasionally an artist will need to withdraw from the event after having submitted a contract and booth fees. If you notify the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild in writing by September 1, your booth fees will be refunded minus a cancellation fee of $100.00. After this date, there are no refunds. Application fees are non-refundable. Should you choose to not set up your booth on the first day of the event for any reason, you will not be allowed to set up your booth on the second or third day of the event.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Call 919-460-1551 or email director@CarolinaDesignerCraftsmen.com
Booth fees (starting at $560) include a 10' x 10' booth space (expansion options up to 10' x 20' are available); gray/silver curtains, pipe and one crossbar; private WIFI and three complimentary coffees during the show. Electricity is a separate fee of $90 for a 120V 20 Amp 2200W electrical outlet. Artist must provide display and at least 3 light sources. Additional crossbars, carpet, tables and chairs are available for an extra fee. No outdoor tents permitted.
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