Event Information

Best of the Northwest Fall Art and Fine Craft Show 2017

Sand Point, Magnuson Park, Hanger 30
Seattle, Washington (West)

Phone: 509.550.5050
Event Dates: 11/10/17 - 11/12/17
Application Deadline: 5/31/17 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00


Event Summary
The 29th annual Best of the Northwest FALL Art & Fine Craft Show will be held in historic Hangar 30 at Warren G. Magnuson Park in Seattle. In response to our artists and patrons, this will be a single weekend show November 10th - 12th.  One weekend only will mean high competition for the 120 spaces available. This beautiful park is a local favorite with free parking and heavy foot traffic.
  • Easy load-in on Thursday from noon to 6 PM
  • Booth Sitting
  • Artist Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Passes for your best customers
  • Free marketing materials for your marketing efforts
We advertise our events in area newspapers and print publications, several local radio outlets, online and with poster and collateral placements all over town.

Please join us in the light-filled, historic airplane hangar with a great community of your fellow artisans! 

General Information
November 10th - 12th
SHOW HOURS: Friday 12 pm - 7pm; Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
SHOW LOCATION: Historic Hangar 30 in Seattle's Magnuson Park
A one-time, non-refundable application fee is required for this show.

BOOTH SHOT: In order to increase the quality of the show for our patrons, your booth shot will be considered in your jury score. 

NOTIFICATION: June 30th, 2017
Upon completion of the jury process, you will receive notification by email through ZAPP from Northwest Art Alliance. Exhibitors will not receive physical letters of notification; notification will be by EMAIL ONLY.

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: ZAPP - There will be a security change in Zapp on June 12, 2017.  The change will impact anyone using an outdated internet browser to access Zapp.  Be sure to update your browser so that you can continue your access uninterrupted. 

Please check your ZAPP account on the notification date shown above. Notifications can sometimes get caught in your "Spam" or ”Junk” email folder.  Please add info@nwartalliance.org, nwartalliance.org, constantcontact.com, and zapplication.org to your spam safe list to allow emails to be received from Northwest Art Alliance and Best of the Northwest.  It is the artist’s responsibility to log-on to ZAPP to check their status.

BOOTH FEE DUE: July 31st, 2017 
See the "Booth Information" box for the fee schedule. Upon notification of acceptance, artists may purchase their booth space, pole & drape services, and Seattle temporary business license through ZAPP. There are a limited number of corner and special spaces - the earlier you pay, the better chance you have of securing one.

2-D - Multi-media
2-D - Painting / Drawing
Dolls / Toys
Fiber - Wearables
Fiber Art

PARTICIPATION RULES: Please note, we will be monitoring during the event to ensure all booths are in compliance with the following:
Artwork must be original, handcrafted work made by the artist(s). 
Artists may only show work in the categories in which they were juried and accepted.
Artists may not exhibit or sell the works of other artists.
Artists who work cooperatively on their pieces (like many hot glass artists) may apply under their business name with one artist as the contact person.
Artists must personally attend their booths throughout the show.  We have recently noticed artists sending sales reps to work the booth.  As our reputation has long been built as "art by hands you can shake", we are extremely sensitive on this requirement. 

Only US or Canadian-made reproductions are allowed in the categories of 2-D and photography; however, such reproductions cannot be more than 50% of the work displayed or offered for sale at the event. 
Artists are expected to comply with all applicable regulations and the NWAA artist agreement.

JEWELRY: Jewelry is an extremely competitive medium. Please note additional specific standards below. 
All jewelry must be both designed and made by the artist (no reproductions).
All jewelry work displayed must be of the same quality shown in the juried images.
Commercial components (beads, stones, pearls, etc.) simply strung/assembled or twisted on wire will not be considered (Bead weaving will be considered).
No more than 50% of a piece may consist of commercial findings. The major impact of the piece must be the original work of the artist.

Artists may share a booth, as long as each artist has applied individually and has been juried and accepted. When sharing a booth, one artist has to be responsible for the fees associated with the booth being shared.

BOOTH SUBLETTING: Booth subletting is not allowed. 

If you wish to apply in multiple categories, please check the "multiple categories" box and select all applicable mediums. The images you provide should showcase all mediums you would like considered by the jury.  As noted above, you may not be accepted in all the mediums for which you applied and only invited mediums may be sold at the show.

The Seattle Fire Department has become much more strict in recent years. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO FIRE-PROOF YOUR FABRICS ON YOUR OWN.  We don't want to have to remove you from the show because the fire marshal won't let us open the doors until your non-compliant materials are gone. Please go to the links below to learn more.  Call or email us if you have questions.

NWAA Fire Code Handout - Click HERE

Seattle Fire Department Flame-proofing / Storage PDF - Click HERE

Booth Information
STANDARD BOOTH FEES: Our booth pricing includes electricity.  Proper lighting enhances your art and increases your sales, as well as improves the overall look of the show and appeal to patrons.  We encourage you to utilize it to complement your display.  
  • 10x10 In-Line $595 
  • 10x10 Corner $695 
  • 10x16 Corner $995
  • 10x6 In-line $495
  • 10x6 Vestibule in-line (new) $495 - must use pole&drape - included in booth fee 
  • 10x6 Corner $545 
* Due to the SHALLOW depth of these spaces, standard 10x10 pop-up frames cannot be used, but pole and drape can.

The following will be available on ZAPP upon receipt of an invitation to the event. 
If you do not provide us with a Seattle business license number on your application, you will be required to purchase a temorary business license. 
Pole and drape are not required, but if you don't have booth walls to enhance your booth, it is highly suggested you purchase the pole and drape service. Pole and drape (available in black only to maintain consistency of appearance throughout the show) must be purchased by the booth purchase deadline in Zapp.   Extra crossbars are also available for purchase in Zapp.  Please contact us with any questions about your pole & drape needs.

Note: Booth appearance will be 
reviewed during the show and may impact your jury score for future events.