Event Information


Art Studio Clearance Sale 2020

Ohio Expo Center, Lausche Building
Columbus, Ohio (Midwest)

Event Dates: 1/31/20 - 2/1/20
Application Deadline: 12/13/19 Midnight EST
143 day(s) and 18 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $27.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft for over 50 years. We present three fine art and craft fairs annually: Columbus Winterfair, Greater Cincinnati Winterfair and the Art Studio Clearance Sale.

The 26th annual Art Studio Clearance Sale is one of the most anticipated shows in Ohio by artists and shoppers alike! Booth fees are low, hours are easy and no fancy set-up is required.

Shoppers eager to buy line up early outside the front door ready to take home deals.

Do you have work sitting in your studio that you aren’t crazy about?
Do you need feedback from shoppers on new work, designs, colors?
Did you unload a kiln only to discover a few firing mishaps?
Have you been hauling around pieces that can’t seem to find a home?
How is our sale unique?
  • Groove to the oldies played each day as shoppers bebop through the aisles (sometimes literally), searching for bargains.
  • Remember the fun of shopping with "blue light specials"? WE HAVE THEM HERE! We roll out the flashing blue light for artists and announce creative sales gimmicks throughout the show to drive shoppers to your booth.
  • Artists only “Garage Sale Swap” – look behind the curtain for artist supplies, display materials, tents, dollies, and whatever our artists need to unload. Deals are made between artists–one artist’s trash is another's treasure!

General Information
Contact Information:
Ph: 614-486-7119
For more information on Ohio Designer Craftsmen pelase visit our website at www.ohiocraft.org

Important Dates:
Note: Art Studio Clearance Sale is a Friday and Saturday show.
Application Fee Deadline - December 11
Notifications of participation status - December 16
Booth fees due by - January 5, 2020
Artist set-up - January 30, 2020
Deadline for cancellation refund (less $45.00 administrative fee)- January 12. ALL cancellations must be received in writing  to receive refund. Requests after this date are non-refundable.

Artist Amenities:
  • Well-staffed by our fair team, plus energetic volunteers for scheduled and unscheduled booth sitting
  • 24-hour security beginning 6 pm on Thursday through Saturday.
  • Personalized artist sales announcements scheduled throughout the sale to drive shoppers to your booth!
Homemade, pre-packed food items intended for home consumption off-site and/or gift giving. Also included in this category: Bath and body products, books, candles. Space for this area is limited. Gourmet Marketplace applicants and participants are NOT required to be ODC members.

Application Process:
Apply through Zapplication
  • 4 images of your work
  • 1 booth shot
  • $27 non-refundable application fee

Jury Procedure:
Your images will be viewed and scored by a panel of jurors chosen on their fine craft/art expertise, and an effort is made to invite jurors specializing in a variety of media. Applicants are not identified to jurors.

Exhibitor numbers in each category will be limited to ensure a balanced show; however, only the top scorers in each medium will be accepted. Up to 10% of the spaces can be filled at the discretion of the Artistic Director, in order to introduce new artists and ensure a quality, balanced show.

ODC Membership:
Anyone may apply to ODC shows; however, members receive a 2-point bonus on jury scores. If accepted, membership is required. Annual membership is $35 for individual, $45 for joint, and may be paid after acceptance. Membership benefits, applications and renewals are available on our website: http://www.ohiocraft.org

Artist Eligibilty/Show Policies
  • Artist must be present each day of the show
  • Work must be of original concept, design and execution by the exhibitor him/herself; no kits, commercial molds. Absolutely NO buy-sell.
  • Only work of individual or collaborating artists may be shown and sold. For this show, artists may share booth space but must jury separately.
  • Images submitted for jurying must be representative of the majority of work to be exhibited and sold in terms of both quality and price range. Jurors use booth images to judge overall appearance and make up of your display.

Studios where the applicant artist designs the work and creates it along with assistants qualify if:
  • The studio has no more than six full-time (or equivalent part-time) assistants (not including non-artist employees such as office help).
  • The studio adheres to the above outlined stipulations regarding actual production of work.

If you are not sure whether your work qualifies, please contact us for clarification.  ODC is committed to presenting shows featuring artists and work as outlined above. Violators will be required to remove items in question from their display, and risk expulsion from the fair and loss of booth fees.

2D Reproductions Policy:
Reproductions of two-dimensional work are permitted, subject to the following stipulations:
  • Reproductions must be clearly marked as such. The word "reproduction" must appear on each piece. No other word (e.g. "print") is to be substituted for "reproduction."
  • Reproductions must be signed and numbered in editions of no more than 750.
  • Up to one wall of the artist's booth may show framed reproductions; they must be displayed separately from originals. All other reproductions must be kept in a browsing bin.
  • Violators of this policy will be required to remove all reproductions from their booth.
Refund Policy:
Deadline for cancellation refund (less $45.00 administrative fee) is January 12. ALL cancellations must be received in writing  to receive refund. Requests after this date are non-refundable.


Booth Information
10' x 10' booth space - $270.00
10' x 15' booth space - $405.00
10' x 20' booth space - $540.00
Corner space - additional $75.00
The booth fee includes white back drapery.
Electricity is optional and not included in booth fee. Order forms will be made available upon acceptance.
Side panel drapery (optional), tables and chairs may be rented from our decorator. Artists are responsible for any display lighting and display equipment that they wish to use.