Event Information

Crocker Holiday Artisan Market 2019

Scottish Rite Center 6151 H Street Sacramento, CA 95819
Sacramento, California (West)

Phone: 916-747-3266
Event Dates: 11/29/19 - 12/1/19
Application Deadline: 7/3/19 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee (non-refundable)): $15.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The Crocker Art Museum & Creative Arts League of Sacramento invite artists to apply for the Crocker Holiday Artisan Market 2019 held in Sacramento, CA during Thanksgiving weekend.
The festival is one of the premier shopping events in Northern California and regularly attracts 5,000 attendees during the event.  This event is juried & open to artists from all states.

Event Dates:
Fri. Nov. 29, 12 Noon to 5 PM
Sat. Nov. 30, 10 AM to 5 PM
Sun. Dec. 1,  10 AM to 4 PM.

Scottish Rite Center - 6151 H Street, Sacramento.  Venue is a single story building with lots of free parking and easy load in/out.  

  • Free coffee & pastries on set-up morning until noon
  • Volunteer help for load in & out
  • Volunteer staff for booth sitting
  • Over night on-site security guard
  • Artist information included in show program

Event Summary:

We are an artist-friendly show with a large volunteer staff and strong marketing program that delivers an educated, "fine craft" buying audience.  110 artists will be selected. All work must be original & hand-crafted by the artist.  No mass produced or production studio work is allowed.  We are a booth fee + commission event.  The show is family friendly with festive seasonal music, Santa photos & Pixie Elves to entertain with face painting & balloon animals. 

Comments from the 2018 artist survey:
"Lots of volunteers and they are so helpful!"
"Great organization of the show"
"Quality of artists keeps improving"
"Attendees appreciate fine craft!"
"Show has...

General Information
 TIP: "SAVE" your application every 5 - 10 minutes as you work!

The Crocker Art Museum & the Creative Arts League of Sacramento are non-profit.  100% of the show profit goes back into the community to support exhibitions & arts education.  Staff members are all volunteers.  We strive to keep expenses low; however, our venue costs rise each year and we are committed to a robust advertising campaign to ensure your success!  While we continue to keep our booth fees low, we rely on the commissions and accurate reporting of those commissions to cover the ever increasing expense it takes to put on a quality show.

If juried into the show, artists will be invited to purchase a booth by a single check payment made out to "CALS" for desired booth size.

If a corner booth is desired, enclose a separate check made out to "CALS" for $75.
  • The show is highly competitive and the jury only knows what they see in the photos and read in the application.  
  • Good quality, uncluttered photos are critical to fairly present your work.
  • Photos need to be representative of the current work you are planning to sell.
  • Thorough answers to questions help distinguish you and your work.  
  • Booth shots should be similar to the set-up you plan for the show. 

Note: No jewelry will be allowed for sale at the show unless the artist has been juried and accepted in the jewelry category!

Important Dates:
  • Application Opens: April 1, 2019
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2019
  • Jury Process: July 5 to 15, 2019
  • Jury Notification Results: July 15, 2019
  • Accept Invitation & Purchase Deadline:  July 31, 2019
  • Cancellation Deadline: October 25, 2019 last day to cancel with 90% refund (Jury fee is non-refundable)
Refund/Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be made in writing or by email to: sacart4all@gmail.com.  If in writing, please mail to:

Crocker Holiday Artisan Market 2019
c/o Jean Schaffer
PO Box 188472
Sacramento, CA 95818-8472

Email: sacart4all@gmail.com

90% refund until October 25, 2019.
There will be no refunds on cancellations made after October 25, 2019.
Jury Process:
The Crocker Holiday Artisan Market will conduct a jury process from July 5 - 15, 2019. The jury will be comprised of art professionals who will review all artist’s digital media submitted. Approximately 110 artists will be selected with a wait list of 15.  Notification will be by email July 15, 2019. If you do not receive an email by July 15th, contact sacart4all@gmail.com.  You can also check your status on Zapplication.
Medium Categories:
Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry will be accepted in this category.  No machine or mass-produced items will be accepted.

Furnctional, decorative and/or sculptural work created using glass.  All work must be original. Machine-made and/or mass-produced work is prohibited.  Glass jewelry must be submitted in the Jewelry category.

Gourmet Food
Artisanal food items.

Home Decor
Decorative items not listed in other media.  

All jewelry whether produced in metal, glass, clay, paper, plastic or other material must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.

Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal. No production studio work is allowed.

Mixed Media
Includes both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of physical material to produce.  Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.

Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category.  Reproductions must be labeled as such.

Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, whether from the traditional negatives or digital files manipulated with computer programs, are included.  Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.  All images must be processed by the artist or under their direct supervision.

Original, three-dimensional works of any material or combination of materials.

Soap, Aromatherapy & Candles
Soaps, bath products, skincare and candles must be handcrafted by the artist.  

Textiles, Fiber, Leather, Paper & Book Arts
Includes artwork from fibers such as basketry, weaving, leatherwork, clothing, knittling, paper and book arts.  No mass or factory produced work is allowed.

Toys & Puzzles
Can be made of any material and must be handcrafted by the artist.  No mass or factory produced goods allowed. 

Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved are accepted in this category.

Image Requirements
  • Upload five (5) good quality photographic images (.jpg) of the type of current works to be sold during the event.  Tip: use a simple background and good lighting.
  • Images must be in 1920 pixels (horizontal) x 1920 pixels (vertical) format. For more information access www.zapplication.org/imaging_tips.phtml 
  • Upload one (1) good quality photographic image (.jpg) or scanned sketch (.jpg) of your current booth layout.
  • Application to Crocker Holiday Artisan Market grants permission by artist to use the submitted images for marketing and promotional materials unless otherwise notified in writing by July 1, 2019.

Wait List Policy:
We will accept up to 15 alternate artists. We reserve the right to base alternate selections on over-all ranking and to maintain balance in the show categories. 

TIP: Remember to "SAVE" your application every 5 to10 minutes! 

Tip: Please read carefully as some rules have changed!

Original Work:
Only original works of art made by the artist juried into the show are allowed. The work displayed in the festival must be substantially similar to the work submitted in the application.   Work that is imported, manufactured, mass produced, from kits or commercial molds will not be allowed. 

If the work displayed includes work from other media categories, another application must be submitted in the additonal media category. No work outside of your juried category/categories will be allowed. 
NOTE: No jewelry can be sold in a booth unless the artist has juried in the jewelry category.  If you normally jury in another media but want to sell jewelry, you will need to apply in both categories.  

Type of Work:
Work displayed at the event will be consistent with the work shown in the application digital images which are submitted to the jury.

Reproductions and Giclees of artist's original work will be permitted if clearly identified as such and signed by the artist. If you have any questions whether any or all of your artwork meets these guidelines, please inquire well in advance of event.

Accepted artists must be present during all show hours on all days and arrive before show opening times.

Every effort will be made to accommodate booth size and corner booth requests but sizes and corners are limited.

Resale License:
Artists must provide a copy of resale license.

Food Vendors
Must provide proper health department certification.


Booth Information
Artists can purchase 6’ x 8’, 8’ x10’ and 10’ x10’ booths plus premium corner locations (limited). Our event is a “booth fee, plus commission” format. Commission is limited to 15% of sales up to $4,000. No commission is charged on sales exceeding $4,000.  Individual artists are responsible for processing their own sales and collecting and paying sales tax. Please read your acceptance emails carefully.
Booth Fees:
  • 6’ x 8’ = $165 (plus 15% commission up to $4,000 of sales)
  • 8’ x 10’ = $260 (plus 15% commission up to $4,000 of sales)
  • 10’ x 10’ = $315 (plus 15% commission up to $4,000 of sales)
  • Corner Booth premium: $75
TIP: Remember to "SAVE" your application every 5 to 10 minutes!
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