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ARTRIDER 2018 Events

Location:
Northeast
Morristown/Tarrytown/Rhinebeck/Westport, NJ/NY/CT ()

Phone: 845-331-7900
Event Dates: 3/16/18 - 12/9/18
Application Deadline: 1/7/18 Midnight EST

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REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $65.00

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Event Summary
Artrider Productions is nationally acclaimed for producing innovative events in the Northeast since 1982, demonstrating a longstanding commitment to sustaining the careers of American craftspeople and artists as well as raising millions of dollars for charitable and arts organizations.
 
Artrider’s 2018 events include: Spring and Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, Spring and Holiday CraftMorristown, CraftWestport and the Rhinebeck Crafts Festival. Each show has its own unique character and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to excellence. Every year we are fortunate to welcome tens of thousands of customers to our events which are held in affluent communities with loyal arts-conscious buyers.
 
Established and emerging artists of the highest caliber are encouraged to apply to any or all of our six events in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (for only one application fee) where you will be in the company of peers who are making original work that shows exemplary design and craftsmanship. We are dedicated to providing a supportive and helpful experience for artists. We are always ready to engage and assist artists before, during and after every event and are eager to learn from every interaction with you!

General Information
WELCOME TO ARTRIDER'S 2018 APPLICATION!
 
Artrider Productions is nationally acclaimed for producing innovative events in the Northeast since 1982, demonstrating a longstanding commitment to sustaining the careers of American craftspeople and artists as well as raising millions of dollars for charitable and arts organizations.
 
Artrider’s events include the long-running Crafts at Lyndhurst, CraftMorristown, CraftWestport and the Rhinebeck Crafts Festival. Each show has its own unique character and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to excellence. Every year we are fortunate to welcome tens of thousands of customers to our events which are held in affluent communities with loyal arts-conscious buyers.
 
Established and emerging artists of the highest caliber are encouraged to apply to any or all of our six events in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut where you will be in the company of peers who are making original work that shows exemplary design and craftsmanship. We are dedicated to providing a supportive and helpful experience for artists. We are always ready to engage and assist artists before, during and after every event and are eager to learn from every interaction with you!
 
This application is for ALL of our 2018 events*:
• SPRING CRAFTMORRISTOWN - Morristown, NJ: March 16-18
• SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST - Tarrytown, NY: May 4-6
• RHINEBECK CRAFTS FESTIVAL - Rhinebeck, NY:  June 23 & 24
• FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST - Tarrytown, NY: September 14-16
• CRAFTWESTPORT - Westport, CT: November 3 & 4
• HOLIDAY CRAFTMORRISTOWN - Morristown, NJ: December 7-9
 
*There is only ONE application cycle in 2018.
 
THIS APPLICATION IS FOR CRAFT AND FINE ART APPLICANTS ONLY. If you are a SPECIALTIES applicant (gourmet food/beverage, concession, skincare, perfume, candles, etc.) DO NOT APPLY HERE. Go to the 'Info & Applications for Exhibitors' section on www.artrider.com for more information.
 
ORIGINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 3, 2018
LATE APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 7, 2018 (late fee applies)
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APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES
 
$45 Application Fee
You may to apply to any or all seven shows for one application fee.
Waived for new applicants if applications are received on or before January 3, 2018.
 
NEW Artrider applicants whose applications are received:
on or before January 3, 2018 (considered on time)........................$0
from January 4, 2018 to January 7, 2018 (considered on time).......$25
after January 7, 2018 (considered late)..........................................$25
 
All other applicants whose applications are received:
on or before January 3, 2018 (considered on time)........................$45
from January 4, 2018 to January 7, 2018 (considered on time).......$65
after January 7, 2018 (considered late)..........................................$65
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SHOWS
 
**SPRING & HOLIDAY CRAFTMORRISTOWN**
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey
Spring: March 16-18, 2018
Holiday: December 7-9, 2018
CraftMorristown is New Jersey’s finest arts and shopping event. This bi-annual show is held in the spacious Western Avenue Armory which has hosted fine-craft events for more than forty years. Scenic Morris County, home to Morristown with a commuter train line into NYC, is listed as the 10th wealthiest county in America by the U.S. Census. It is filled with beautiful homes and historic sites that attract a sophisticated and arts conscious population from throughout New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia and the surrounding region. Both previous spring and holiday shows’ attendance increased by almost 35%.
• 150 (spring)/165 (holiday) booths on one ground-level show floor
• Drive-in load-in and load-out
• Pipe & drape included in booth fee
• Unlimited complimentary admission passes for customers
• RV/trailer camping permitted (no hook-ups)
• Electricity, tables and chairs available at an additional cost
• “Upscale, sophisticated crowd and runs like a well-oiled machine.” (Art Fair Source Book)
• Named #25 on Sunshine Artist's Top 100 Contemporary Craft Shows for 2017
 
Spring CraftMorristown Booth Fees
10’x10’: $525
15’x10’: $787.50
20’x10’: $1050
Corner: $195 additional
Electricity: $65/300 watts
 
Holiday CraftMorristown Booth Fees
10’x10’: $625
15’x10’: $937.50
20’x10’: $1250
Corner: $295 additional
Electricity: $65/300 watts
 
**SPRING & FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST**
Tarrytown, Westchester, New York
Spring: May 4-6, 2018
Fall: September 14-16, 2018
Crafts at Lyndhurst, one of the largest and best-known fine craft events in the New York Metropolitan area, is held on the spectacular grounds of the 67-acre Lyndhurst estate, a National Historic Landmark. Lyndhurst is located in Tarrytown, New York, just 25 miles north of Manhattan, along a commuter train line. These bi-annual shows have grown stronger for over 30 years by continuing to bring more enthusiastic shoppers from affluent Westchester County, New York City, Northern New Jersey, Fairfield Connecticut and the surrounding region. Exhibitors, old and new, continue to tell us, “This is the best show I've ever had!” Crafts at Lyndhurst benefits the National Trust for Historic Preservation and has raised more than 3 million dollars for this vital not-for-profit.
• 160 booths under large tents and 115 outdoor booths on the great lawn
• Unlimited discount admission passes for customers
• Commutable from NYC
• RV/trailer camping permitted (no hook-ups)
• Electricity (large tents only), individual tents, tables and chairs available at an additional cost
• "One of the best shows in the country. My sales often triple other shows!” (Exhibitor testimonial)
• Named #10 and #13 on Sunshine Artist's Top 100 Contemporary Craft Shows for 2017

Spring and Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst Booth Fees
10’x10’ Outdoors: $795
15’x10’ Outdoors: $1192.50
20’x10’ Outdoors: $1590
Corner Outdoors: $195 additional
10’x10’ Tented: $895
15’x10’ Tented: $1342.50
20’x10’ Tented: $1790
Corner Tented: $295 additional
Electricity: $65/300 watts (tented section only)
 
**RHINEBECK CRAFTS FESTIVAL**
Rhinebeck, Hudson Valley, New York
June 23 & 24, 2018
The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival is located in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley's Dutchess County which is a major historic and cultural area with an affluent second home owner community. Rhinebeck is also a popular summer tourist destination for arts-oriented residents from New York City, Westchester County, New Jersey, Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond. The Festival is held at the immaculately maintained Dutchess County Fairgrounds and features weather-safe buildings as well as path-lined grassy outdoor areas. Since Artrider took over management in 2013, festival attendance has climbed and from 2016 to 2017 alone attendance increased almost 25%.
• 150 indoor booths and 50 outdoor booths
• Unlimited discount admission passes for customers
• Full-service campgrounds with RV hookups on-site available at an additional cost
• Electricity (indoors only), pipe and drape, tents, tables and chairs available at an additional cost
• “Perfect 10.0 scores for advertising, management and artist treatment.” (Sunshine Artist Magazine)
 
Rhinebeck Crafts Festival Booth Fees
10’x10’ Outdoors: $495
15’x10’ Outdoors: $742.50
20’x10’ Outdoors: $990
Corner Outdoors: $150 additional
10’x10’ Indoors: $545
15’x10’ Indoors: $817.50
20’x10’ Indoors: $1090
Corner Indoors: $195 additional
Electricity: $65/300 watts (indoors only)
 
**CRAFTWESTPORT**
Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
November 3 & 4, 2018
CraftWestport is located in a culturally-rich town on Connecticut’s famed “Gold Coast” with one of the highest per-capita incomes in America and a long history of involvement in the arts. Surrounded by other affluent communities such as Greenwich, Fairfield, and Stamford and along a commuter train line to Manhattan, this show brings an affluent, diverse and energetic crowd excited to find uncommon items as well as begin their holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from admissions to this long-running event go to the popular and philanthropic Westport Young Woman’s League and are then distributed to local charities. The show is held in a spacious field house on the campus of the Westport school district and is actively supported by volunteers from The League.
• 175 indoor booths on one ground-level show floor
• Pipe & drape included in booth fee
• Unlimited discount admission passes for customers
• RV/trailer camping permitted (no hook-ups)
• Electricity, tables, chairs available at an additional cost
• “Well advertised, steady traffic, with a loyal following and affluent crowd." (Exhibitor testimonial)
• Named #35 on Sunshine Artist's Top 100 Contemporary Craft Shows for 2017
 
CraftWestport Booth Fees
10’x10’: $595
15’x10’: $892.50
20’x10’: $1190
Corner: $295 additional
Electricity: $25/100 watts
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AMENITIES FOR ALL SHOWS
The following amenities are included at all our events:
• discounted hotel rates
• unlimited free discounted admission customer passes and digital marketing materials
• link to artist’s website on www.artrider.com
• booth signage
• booth sitting
• inclusion in the show program
• 24-hour security
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MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY
Artrider's award-winning advertising campaigns are designed to convey the importance of the handmade object and the unique vision of our artists. We have one of the largest marketing budgets in the industry, which insures maximum exposure for our events.
We use multiple approaches to cultivate and capture the highest-quality clientele:
• Discount admission direct mailed to our mailing list of over 100,000 proven craft and art shoppers (prior attendees) as well as free unlimited discount admission postcards available to exhibitors for their mailing lists
• Targeted in-depth public relations campaigns to reach media professionals with whom we have long-standing relationships
• Exclusive E-mail campaigns with multiple features sent to our cultivated email list of 40,000 prior attendees.
• Award-winning innovative magazine and newspaper print ads and billboards
• Comprehensive and in-depth online advertising
• Multifaceted social media approaches including targeted advertising and engagement with our cultivated and growing following. Plus, templates and guidelines for artists to help promote their own businesses and the shows.
• Links to artist’s websites on www.artrider.com
• Television and radio advertising
• Extensive distribution of posters, discount pieces and road signs in high traffic areas
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MEDIA CATEGORIES
Accepted media categories are: Clay, wearable and non-wearable fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, printmaking, wood, and mixed media. Included in these categories are: accessories, baskets, digital art and original 2D and 3D art, fashion and wearable art, furniture, lighting and home décor, musical instruments, paper, stone, sculpture, and toys.

The following are NOT acceptable: any item not made in North America or not made by the applicant or under the applicant’s direct supervision; objects from commercially available kits, parts or patterns; pottery, glass or other materials made from pre-manufactured molds; embellished commercial objects and clothing; mass-produced or factory-made items; t-shirts; assembled jewelry; silk flower arrangements; cut bottles; bonsai; elephant/mammoth ivory including fossilized ivory; imported or “buy/sell” items.
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STANDARDS
All work displayed must be original in design and made in North America. It must be created by the applicant or under the applicant’s direct supervision. Whether one-of-a-kind or limited editions, all work should be expertly executed without technical faults. Work should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, and should demonstrate imagination and the mark of the artist’s individual vision. Work will be evaluated based on design, craftsmanship and originality. Artists may only show work in categories selected by the jury. All work exhibited must be of the same body and quality as images in your application. Items and/or exhibitors may be removed from the show at the discretion of the show management without prior notification and/or refund.

Only 10% of work may be discounted and absolutely no hawking of work is allowed.

2D ARTWORK: If you are applying in the painting category, only 25% of the work in the booth may be reproductions and must be clearly labeled as such. In other 2D categories such as printmaking, photography and digital art only 25% of the work in the booth may be unframed and open edition.

3D PRINTING: All work, printing, and design must be executed by the artist or printed under the direct supervision of the artist. No production work by third-party printers is allowed.
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SELECTION & NOTIFICATION
 
SELECTION PROCEDURE
Selection will be done by Artrider with the assistance of artist advisors. All applications are scored numerically and invitations are extended to those who receive the highest scores. Final cut-off scores will vary from one category to another and one event to another. Our decision is final with regard to acceptability of applicants’ work. Artrider reserves the right to invite artists to ensure balance in the shows.
 
NOTIFICATION
Notifications for all shows will be EMAILED individually by February 1, 2018.
 
If accepted, you will receive an email which includes an invoice; verification of booth size, electricity and corner requests; and a link to an online contract. An online contract must be submitted for each show, stating if you are accepting or declining participation, regardless of participation. FAILURE TO RESPOND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CANCELLATION and the percentage owed to Artrider is still due (see cancellation schedules below). Contact Artrider directly if you have not received notification by February 1, 2018.
 
Due to the nature of jurying and because of space limitations many fine works cannot be included. If not accepted, unfortunately, we will not be able to give critiques to individual artists due to the growing abundance of applications.

WAITING LIST
A limited waiting list is created from the scores immediately following those awarded exhibition space. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will receive email notification.
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PAYMENTS, REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
If accepted, full payment is due by the dates below. Each show has its own payment date.
 
PAYMENT DATES
SPRING CRAFTMORRISTOWN: FEBRUARY 1
SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST: MARCH 1
RHINEBECK CRAFTS FESTIVAL: APRIL 5
FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST: MAY 10
CRAFTWESTPORT: JULY 26
HOLIDAY CRAFTMORRISTOWN: AUGUST 30
 
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Your application affirms that you are ready, willing and able to participate in the events. Therefore, notice of your intent to withdraw from an event, and requests for refunds, must be in writing and dated or postmarked by February 1, 2018 to avoid penalties. Cancellations received after February 1, 2018 will be subject to the cancellation schedules below. FAILURE TO RESPOND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CANCELLATION and the percentage owed Artrider is still due. In cases where cancellations occur before fees have been deposited (e.g., bounced checks, special requests to hold payment, payment plans, non-payment, etc.) the percentage owed Artrider is still due.
 
CANCELLATION SCHEDULES 2018
 
SPRING CRAFTMORRISTOWN (% reflects amount owed)
To February 1 = 0%
February 2 - February 16 = 50%
After February 16 = 100%
 
SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST (% reflects amount owed)
To February 1 = 0%
February 2 - February 9 = 10%
February 10 - March 2 = 25%
March 3 - March 23 = 50%
After March 23 = 100%
 
RHINEBECK CRAFTS FESTIVAL (% reflects amount owed)
To February 1 = 0%
February 2 - February 9 = 10%
February 10 - March 2 = 25%
March 3 - April 27 = 50%
After April 27 = 100%
 
FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST (% reflects amount owed)
To February 1 = 0%
February 2 - February 9 = 10%
February 10 - March 30 = 25%
March 31 - May 15 = 50%
May 16 - June 29 = 75%
After June 29 = 100%
 
CRAFTWESTPORT (% reflects amount owed)
To February 1 = 0%
February 2 - February 9 = 10%
February 10- April 10 = 25%
April 11 - June 12 = 50%
June 13 - August 14 = 75%
After August 14 = 100%
 
HOLIDAY CRAFTMORRISTOWN (% reflects amount owed)
To February 1 = 0%
February 2 - February 9 = 10%
February 10 - April 27 = 25%
April 28 - July 13 = 50%
July 14 - September 28 = 75%
After September 28 = 100%
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AT THE SHOW DETAILS
The "Exhibitor FAQ" in the "Info & Application for Exhibitors" section of our website, www.artrider.com, has comprehensive and detailed information about display, layout, set-up, accommodations, travel and more.
 
DISPLAY
Exhibitors are required to provide a self-contained display at all shows to block the view of walls, storage areas or other booths. Booths must not interfere with adjacent exhibits or aisles in any way. Backdrops or enclosures, such as drapes, panels, walls, etc., are required (except for Spring and Holiday CraftMorristown and CraftWestport where all booths include pipe and drape). Tents and/or pipe and drape are available for rent at all other shows. Tables and chairs are available for rent at all shows. Booth displays should be of high quality and consistent with the quality of your work. Storage may not appear in your booth. No open flames are permitted.
 
Exhibitors should prepare for every type of weather as all events are held rain or shine. Tents weights are required for outdoor booths.
 
SECURITY AND LIABILITY
While all of our events have 24-hour security, we urge all exhibitors to carry their own insurance. The non-profit, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+), is an excellent resource for insurance information in all states. Please visit www.craftemergency.org for more information.
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APPLICATION DETAILS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
• SECONDARY CATEGORY: If you are applying in a secondary category or if you are not applying as a jeweler, but intend to sell jewelry, you must submit an additional set of 5 images by emailing them to kathi@artrider.com
• PHOTOGRAPHY: If you are applying in photography we require a total of 11 images (10 of work and one of booth) therefore you must submit a set of 5 additional images by emailing them to kathi@artrider.com
 
BOOTH SHARING
If you wish to share a booth with another craftsperson, you must each submit an application, go through the selection process and be accepted. Both applicants should indicate sharing preferences on application forms.
 
SPECIAL REQUESTS
Upon acceptance, there will be a section in the contract to make special requests. Please do not make special requests on this application. We try to honor special requests when possible and they are not guaranteed. Special requests will not be honored unless all scheduled payments are made on time.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
If you need assistance in applying or have questions about our shows, please contact us at crafts@artrider.com or 845.331.7900 (Phone hours: M-F, 11am-4pm EST).

If you have questions about the Zapplication application process or their website while filing out this application please contact Zapplication directly at 888.562.7232.
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Artrider reserves the right to alter information, facts and figures at any time without prior notification and reserves the right to use any images submitted for publicity and advertising. ©2017-2018 Artrider Productions Inc.
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