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CraftArt Festival 2018

Location:
Downtown St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Florida (South)

Phone: 727-821-7391
Event Dates: 11/17/18 - 11/18/18
Application Deadline: 9/4/18 Midnight EST
100 day(s) and 14 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Florida CraftArt presents the 21st  Annual CraftArt Festival 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CraftArt Festival 2018 is a juried contemporary craft festival in its 21st year that attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year. Along with over 110 exhibiting artists, the show features artist demonstrations, interactive arts areas, children’s activities and food trucks. The CraftArt Festival 2018 is held in the heart of the Central Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg, the #1 arts destination for a mid-sized city in the USA.
The CraftArt Festival 2018 is marketed extensively locally, regionally and nationally through print and web ads, social media, radio and digital billboards.   

 

General Information
ELIGIBILITY:
The CraftArt Festival 2018 features over 100 juried fine craft artists. ‘Fine craft art’ is defined as quality original artwork created by the artist in the mediums of clay, fiber, glass, metal, jewelry, mixed media and wood. Paintings, drawings, photography and/or commercially-made works are not eligible.

JUROR: Jean McLaughlin, Retired Director, Penland School of Crafts.

AWARDS:
$10,000 in awards will be selected by the juror and awarded based on the quality of the artist’s body of work regardless of media. Pledged Collector’s Choice Purchase Awards will be distributed during the CraftArt Festival 2018. Final decisions concerning awards are at the sole discretion of the juror:

• One (1) $3,000 Best of Show
• Four (4) $1,000 Awards of Excellence
• Six (6) $500 Awards of Merit.

2017 Award winners:
Best of Show
John Mascoll, Wood
 
Board of Directors Choice
William Kidd, Ceramics
 
Awards of Excellence
Leeann Kroetsch, Fiber
Taylor Robenalt, Ceramics
Alan Johnson, Ceramics
Obayana Ajanaku, Jewelry
            
Awards of Merit
Kowit Jitpraphai, Mixed Media
Dominice Gilbert, Metal
Jonathan Stopper, Jewelry
Theresa St. Romain, Jewelry
Mayauel Ward, Glass                                    
Maureen Shankey, Miami                 
 
Emerging Artist
Colby Charpentier, Clay                                            

Note: 2017 award winners are exempt from the jury process but MUST submit an application

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Each applicant must submit 4 images for consideration (3 of work, 1 of booth), a nonrefundable jury fee of $35 and application form.
Final entry deadline must be received by September 4, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent the week of September 10th, 2018. If entering in more than one craft medium, applicant must submit separate application, fees and images. Only work in the defined fine craft medium(s) will be considered – clay, fiber, glass, metal, jewelry, mixed media and wood.
All work MUST be original and of the exhibitor’s own creation. NO buy/sell. No commercial or imported items, items made from kits, greenware or mass-produced items. Any person exhibiting arts/crafts that have any resemblance to such items will be subject to dismissal from the show.

IMAGES: 4 (3 of work, 1 of booth)
Four (4) images are to be submitted for each individual media category entered by the artist. Three (3) images must be of individual pieces of work. Image #4 must be a booth image showing overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work. The purpose of the booth image is to ensure the artist has a complete body of work which is represented both in the first three images, also within image #4. It also helps identify the scale of the artist's work. If possible, please avoid submitting booth images with any identifiable sign, or photo of the artist themselves. Images must accurately represent the body of the artist's work to be exhibited at the Festival.

FEES:
Application fee (non-refundable) $35
** CraftArt Festival 2017 Award winners are exempt from the $35 jury fee and will receive a coupon code via email from the show coordinator to use in the application process. They MUST submit an application and images.
Standard Booth Fee - $270
Corner Booth Fee - $370
Tent Rental Fee (if applicable) - $190
8-foot table and 2 chairs - $30

DEADLINES AND NOTIFICATIONS:
Application deadline – September 4, 2018 (midnight EST)
Notifications – emailed the week of September 10, 2018 and posted on individual artist applications on Zapplication
Booth fees due by October 8, 2018
Booth cancellations must be received before October 31, 2018, no refunds will be issued after this date.
Set-up date – Friday, November 16, 2018, 3-7 p.m.
Show dates – November 17 and 18, 2018

BOOTH FEES: will be accepted by credit card through Zapplication or via check sent directly to Florida CraftArt. Checks must be received no later than October 19, 2018. Please make all money orders or checks payable to Florida CraftArt. There will be a $50 charge for any returned check.

YOUR BOOTH:
• A card bearing artist’s name, booth number and city of residence will be provided and must be prominently dislayed at each booth.
• Booth spaces may not be shared.
• In an effort to keep the show as “fresh” and evenly distributed by media as possible, booth assignments are at the sole discretion of
​   the CraftArt Festival 2018 Committee.
• Each artist must provide an appropriate and substantial display suitable for outdoor exhibition.
• Note: Tent rental is available. Payment must be submitted with booth payment.
• Electricity is NOT available, generator use is not permitted.
• Overnight security is provided during the weekend, but neither Florida CraftArt, the City of St. Petersburg or CraftArt Sponsors will assume
​  responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items.
• Artists must be present with their work the weekend of the CraftArt Festival 2018. No artist representatives or substitutes are permitted.

SALES TAX:
Each artist is responsible for collecting Pinellas Sales Tax (7%), and remitting it to the Florida Department of Revenue, Tallahassee, Florida. (Call 1-800-352-3671 for additional sales tax information.)

ARTIST AMENITIES:
• Overnight security
• Vehicle loading and unloading at booth space
• Free continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday
• Booth sitters
• Discount rates at area hotels
• Artist Awards Reception Saturday evening




                         

Rules/Regulations
YOUR BOOTH:
• A card bearing artist’s name, booth number and city of residence will be provided and  must be prominently displayed at each booth.
• Booth spaces may not be shared.
• In an effort to keep the show as “fresh” and evenly distributed by media as possible, booth assignments are at the sole discretion
​  of the CraftArt 2017 Committee.
• Each artist must provide an appropriate and substantial display fit for outdoor exhibition.
• Note: Tent rental is available. Payment must be submitted with booth payment.
• Electricity is NOT available, generator use is not permitted.
• Overnight security is provided during the weekend, but neither Florida CraftArt, the City of St. Petersburg or CraftArt Sponsors will assume
​  responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items.
• Artists must be present with their work the weekend of CraftArt 2017. No artist representatives or substitutes are permitted.

SALES TAX:
Each artist is responsible for collecting Pinellas Sales Tax (7%), and remitting it to the Florida Department of Revenue, Tallahassee, Florida. (Call 1-800-352-3671 for additional sales tax information.)


 

Booth Information
FEES:
Application fee (non-refundable) $35
** CraftArt Festival 2016 Award winners are exempt from the $35 jury fee and will receive a coupon code via email from the show coordinator to use in the application process. They MUST submit an application and images.
Standard Booth Fee - $270
Corner Booth Fee - $370
Tent Rental Fee (if applicable) - $190
8-foot table and 2 chairs - $40


DEADLINES AND NOTIFICATIONS:
Application deadline – September 4, 2018 (midnight EST)
Notifications – emailed the week of September 10, 2018 and posted on individual artist applications on
                          Zapplication
Booth fees due by October 8, 2018
Booth cancellations must be received before October 31, 2018, no refunds will be issued after this date.
Set-up date – Friday, November 16, 2018, 3-7 p.m.
Show dates – November 17 and 18, 2018


BOOTH FEES: will be accepted by credit card through Zapplication or via check sent directly to Florida CraftArt. Checks must be received no later than October 8, 2018. Please make all money orders or checks payable to Florida CraftArt. There will be a $50 charge for any returned check.

YOUR BOOTH:
• A card bearing artist’s name, booth number and city of residence will be provided and must be prominently displayed at each booth.
• Booth spaces may not be shared.
• In an effort to keep the show as “fresh” and evenly distributed by media as possible, booth assignments are at the sole discretion of
​  the CraftArt Festival 2017 Committee.
• Each artist must provide an appropriate and substantial display fit for outdoor exhibition.
• Note: Tent rental is available. Payment must be submitted with booth payment.
• Electricity is NOT available, generator use is not permitted.
• Overnight security is provided during the weekend, but neither Florida CraftArt, the City of St. Petersburg or CraftArt Sponsors will assume
​  responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items.
• Artists must be present with their work the weekend of the CraftArt Festival 2018. No artist representatives or substitutes are permitted.

SALES TAX:
Each artist is responsible for collecting Pinellas Sales Tax (7%), and remitting it to the Florida Department of Revenue, Tallahassee, Florida.
(Call 1-800-352-3671 for additional sales tax information.)

ARTIST AMENITIES:
• Overnight security
• Vehicle loading and unloading at booth space
• Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday
• Booth sitters
• Discount rates at area hotels
• Artist Awards Reception Saturday evening
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