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Berkshire Crafts Fair 2017
Monument Mountain Regional HS
Great Barrington, Massachusetts (Northeast)
Event Dates: 8/11/17 - 8/13/17
Application Deadline: 4/10/17 Midnight EST
The application deadline has passed.
Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)
Fee (Application fee): $35.00
You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.
Welcome to the Berkshire Crafts Fair. This will be our 44th year.The Berkshire Crafts Fair is a juried fair and features a wide range of contemporary and traditional crafts. Although small in size, over the years the Berkshire Crafts Fair has developed a reputation as a high quality, well-run show. Our show is located in a nationally known tourist area and is near Tanglewood, the summer home of the world-famous Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as the world-famous Jacob Pillow Dance Festival. Other tourist attractions include the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Botanical Gardens. Mass MOCA is a short one-hour drive along Route 7 to North Adams.
The Berkshire Crafts Fair is sponsored by Monument Mountain School Center Inc. The funds raised from the operation of the Fair are used to fund scholarships for students, as well as to fund worthy and innovative projects submitted by both faculty and students. Faculty, staff, and students volunteer to work during the days the Fair is open to the public.
School Center Inc has been able to raise well over $500,000 in funds and has awarded thousands of dollars in grants to both students and staff to enahnce the educational offerings at Monument Mountain RHS.
The Berkshire Crafts Fair is held indoors at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington MA and the main exhibit areas are fully air-conditioned. The Fair offers exhibitors the opportunity to both display and sell their crafts during the peak tourist season of Berkshire County.
Among the more prominent near-by tourist attractions are Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Jacob’s Pillow, a world-renowned location for dance; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts, located in North Adams; and the Clark Art Museum, located in Williamstown.
Rules … submission of five images with descriptions, not to include a booth shot.
Guidelines …. All contemporary and traditional crafts as recognized by the American Crafts Council ….. no photography or painting permitted.
Application deadline: April 10 2017
Jury date: April 13 2017
Notification by May 1 2017
Registration deadline: June 15 2017
Cancellation deadline: July 1 2017
Fair set-up: August 10 2017
Fair open to public: August 11, 12, 13 (10 am to 5 pm)
Application fee: $35.00
Exhibitor fee: $475.00
Full refund (less $75) if received in writing by July 1 2017
Partial refund of $275 if received in writing prior to July 10 2017
No refunds if received after July 10 2017
The jury will review all five images submitted simultaneously and will vote by secret ballot, on a scale of 1-5. The process is a silent process with only clarifying questions permitted. There will be no discussion of the quality of the work.
The jury consists of three professional crafts artists, each of whom is a respected artist in his or her field. Each juror receives an invitation to participate in the Fair at no charge.
Booth set-up: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Aug 10, unless other arrangements requested in advance
Booth fee: $475
Electricity is provided, 300 W maximum
Please note: Booth size 10' x 6'
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