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Morristown CraftMarket 2017

Location:
Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
Morristown, New Jersey (Northeast)

Phone: 973-442-2840
Show Dates: 10/20/17 - 10/22/17
Application Deadline: 5/1/17 Midnight EST
39 day(s) and 12 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 6 applications for this show.

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Event Summary


“Top 100” Show in the Nation Based on 2016 Average Exhibitor Sales
in Both Fine Art and Fine Craft (ArtFairSourceBook.com)


Now in its 41st continuous year, the Morristown CraftMarket is one of the top juried and longest-running fine art and fine craft shows in the nation.  Each year about 150 gifted artists come from over 25 states throughout the country to exhibit in this nationally acclaimed show.  Showcased is an exhibition and sale of extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and limited edition fine arts and crafts in all contemporary media.

Heavily advertised through major media markets, the Morristown CraftMarket attracts high income and loyal buyers largely from 3 counties in northern New Jersey ranked by the U.S. Census Bureau as among the top 10 wealthiest counties in the United States based on median household income.   

This beautifully juried, indoor show is held on the spacious ground level floor of the National Guard Armory in Morristown, NJ.

Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded. Pipe and drape are included in the booth fee along with a catered Buffet Breakfast on Saturday;  drive-in setup/breakdown in the Armory and plenty of free parking;  a discounted group rate at our host hotel;  24-hour security;  and booth sitters.

The show is produced by the not-for-profit Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township, NJ.  All proceeds benefit area charities.

Questions?

Please contact our Show Director Geoffrey ("Geoff") Price (973-442-2840; morristowncraft@optonline.net).





General Information

WELCOME TO THE 41st ANNUAL MORRISTOWN CRAFTMARKET!


SCHEDULE:

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2017 (Midnight EST) 

Notifications to Artists (e-mailed via ZAPP):  May 16, 2017

Accept Invitation/Booth and Electrical Fee Due:  June 15, 2017

Show Packets (e-mailed via ZAPP including booth assigments and logistical info for Setup):  September 22, 2017

Show Registration and Setup:  Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:30am - 3:00pm. 


So that our artists will not need to bear additional hotel and other costs required by setup on a separate day, we run Registration and Setup and open the show on the same day.  Artists may drive or dolly into the Armory; however, no trailers or "super-sized" vehicles 7.5 feet or higher are allowed in the Armory.

Show Hours:

Friday, October 20th
5:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday,  October 21st
10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, October 22nd
10:00am – 5:00pm

Complimentary and Catered Buffet Breakfast - Artists Are Welcome to Bring A Guest:  Saturday, October 21st from 8:00am through 9:30am in the Dining Room of the Armory.  (A complimentary continental breakfast will be served during Registration and Setup from 8:30am through 11:00am.)



ARTIST SELECTION STANDARDS


Every year the Morristown CraftMarket empanels a jury of experts to choose exhibiting artists. 

Jurying is based upon qualities of design, craftsmanship, imagination and excellence.  Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year.  No one is grandfathered into the show.  There is no quota for any category of fine art or fine craft. 

All artists in the 2017 show will be chosen by our jury with the exception of exempted members of our jury and up to twelve artists who may be included by the Show Director for purposes of show balance.

Applicants must submit five color digital images.  Four images must show individual pieces representative of current work.  The fifth image must be of the booth display that will be used at the show with the full range of work displayed.

We welcome fine arts and crafts in all contemporary media.

Work must be of the original design of the artist, and made by the artist or under the direct supervision of the artist. 

If an artist wishes to apply in more than one category, a separate application form, jury fee and set of images must be submitted for each category.

Jewelry may only be submitted for jurying in the jewelry category.  (For example, a jewelry artist using glass should not apply in the glass category.)  Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.

Prints of two dimensional artwork are allowed but they must clearly be labeled as such.

There are approximately 150 spaces available.


BOOTH DISPLAY


Artists may only show work typified by the digital images submitted, and in the category accepted.

Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded.

We provide exhibiting artists with pipe and drape along with electricity (up to 900 max watts) if the flat fee for electriicy is paid (see Fees below).  Artists need to provide everything else needed for their display.

The structural frames used in tents are acceptable, but canopies are not allowed.

The Morristown CraftMarket reserves the right to advise an exhibiting artist of any work that does not meet the Show's standards as judged by the Show Director, and may take any action deemed necessary by the Show Director for compliance with the show's standards including expulsion of an artist from the show without a refund of any fees paid.

Artists will receive breakdown instructions during the Show, and may not begin to break down booths before 5:00pm on Sunday, October 22nd.


FEES FOR APPLICATION, BOOTH AND ELECTRICITY


The application fee is $35.00 and is non-refundable.

Booth fees include pipe and drape:

10'x10' - $550
10'x10' corner - $700
10'x15' - $825
10'x15' corner - $975
10'x20' - $1100
10'x20' corner - $1250

The flat fee for electricity (900 max watts of electricity included) is $85.

Payment of fees for application, booth and electricity may be made either by check or credit card via ZAPP.  Checks need to be made payable to Morristown CraftMarket and mailed to Morristown CraftMarket, P.O. Box 106, Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970.

No commission will be taken on any sales.

There will be a $30 charge for any returned checks.


CANCELLATION POLICY


Acceptance of our invitation to exhibit in the show is a commitment to show.

Because of our administrative costs to produce this show, no full refunds will be given after the acceptance notice is sent.

Partial refunds will be given based on the number of days before the opening day of the show that we receive your cancellation which must be via e-mail to morristowncraft@optonline.net:

120 days or more notice...........80%
90-119 days notice..................60%
60-89 days notice....................40%
30-59 days notice....................20%
under 30 days notice..................0


BOOTH ASSIGNMENTS


Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the Morristown CraftMarket and are not interchangeable. The CraftMarket will attempt to honor specific location requests, but can make no guarantees because of space constraints.

Likewise, corner booths may be requested but are not guaranteed.  Artists will be notified when they get their booth assignments whether or not they have received a corner booth.  Those not receiving corners will be refunded by check the difference between the corner booth fee and the fee for their booth assignment.


SHARING OF BOOTH SPACE


Individual artists may apply for only one booth space. Artists who wish to share a space may do so by indicating that preference on the application, with the name of the artist with whom they wish to share. Both artists need to indicate the sharing request on both applications. Of course, both artists must be accepted by the jury.


SECURITY


The Morristown CraftMarket provides 24-hour security throughout the show.  However, artists exhibit all work at their own risk and should carry appropriate insurance.  The Morristown CraftMarket and its producer, the Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township, NJ, will not be responsible for damage, theft, or loss of any artist's work or personal property or display.


NONCOMPLIANCE


The Show Director may take any action deemed necessary by the Show Director for compliance with the aforementioned standards, rules and/or regulations or the Legal Agreement included and made a part of this show prospectus, including expulsion of an artist from the show without a refund of any fees paid.  The decision of the Show Director in all matters is final and not subject to appeal or arbitration.


ABOUT KIWANIS


The producer of the show, the not-for-pofit Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township, NJ, is part of Kiwanis International.  Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Our motto is “Serving the Children of the World.”  All proceeds from the show benefit charities in the community.  For more information about Kiwanis, visit our website at www.kiwanis.org.
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