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Morristown CraftMarket 2019

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

Phone: 973-442-2840
Event Dates: 10/18/19 - 10/20/19
Application Deadline: 4/1/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 6 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary


Named in the Top 30 on Sunshine Artist Magazine's List of
"100 Best Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows" for 2018

“Top 100" Show in the Nation Based on Average Exhibitor Sales
in Both Fine Art and Fine Craft Categories (ArtFairSourceBook.com, 2017)

"Beautifully Juried, Indoor Show Held in the Wealth Belt of New Jersey -
160 Artists From Over 25 States”  (HANDMADE Business Magazine, 2018)



Now in its 43rd continuous year, the Morristown CraftMarket is one of the top juried and longest-running fine art and fine craft shows in the nation.  Showcased - and celebrated - is exceptional work made in America by American hands.

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 America.   

This nationally acclaimed show is held on the spacious ground level floor of the National Guard Armory in Morristown, NJ.

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

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

Questions?

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





General Information

WELCOME TO THE 43rd ANNUAL MORRISTOWN CRAFTMARKET!


SCHEDULE:

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2019 (Midnight EST) 

Notifications to Artists (e-mailed via ZAPP):  April 23, 2019

Accept Invitation/Booth and Electrical Fee Due:  June 1, 2019

Show Packets (e-mailed via ZAPP including booth assigments and logistical info for Setup):  September 20, 2019

Show Registration and Setup:  Friday, October 18, 2019 from 7:30am - 2:00pm. 


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 18th
4:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday,  October 19th
10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, October 20th
10:00am – 5:00pm

Complimentary and Catered Breakfast Buffet - Artists Are Welcome to Bring A Guest:  Saturday, October 19th from 8:00am through 9:30am in the Dining Room of the Armory - the Show does not open to the public on Saturday until 10:00am which is why the Breakfast Buffet ends at 9:30am.  (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 2019 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 art and fine craft in all traditional and 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 in the United States of America.  We do not permit importers of work made outside of the United States of America or resellers of work made by other arists (buy/sell) to exhibit in the Show.  All work exhibited in the Show must be made in America by American hands.  

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, e.g, earings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, pins and brooches, 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 160 spaces available.


BOOTH DISPLAY


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

Cash prizes 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.

Artists will receive breakdown instructions during the Show, and may not begin to break down booths before 5:00pm on Sunday, October 20th. 


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'x15' - $825
10'x20' - $1100
Corner booths:  $195 additional

The flat fee for electricity (900 watts) 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 the Show, no full refunds will be given after the acceptance notice is sent.

Notice of an artist's intent to withdraw from the Show must be in writing and sent via email to the Show's email address - morristowncraft@optonline.net 

Refunds of fees depend on when the Show receives notice and will be subject to the schedule below (% reflects the amount of the fees that will be refunded):

To July 1 = 75%
July 2 - September 1 = 50%
After September 1 = 0 (zero)%


BOOTH ASSIGNMENTS


Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the Morristown CraftMarket and are not interchangeable. The Show 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.  Our badge policy for exhibitors is very strictly enforced.


NONCOMPLIANCE


The Show Director may take any action deemed necessary by the Show Director to enforce compliance with the aforementioned standards, rules and/or regulations or the Legal Agreement included and made a part of this Prospectus for the Show, 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 net proceeds from the show benefit charities in the community.  For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township, NJ, visit our website at www.randolphkiwanis.org.
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