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Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend Craft Fair 2019 - 1st Annual

Location:
Shelton Campus, 49 Shelton Street
Waynesville, North Carolina (South)

Phone: 828-452-1551
Event Dates: 6/22/19 - 6/22/19
Application Deadline: 5/26/19 Midnight EST
3 day(s) and 1 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend (BRHW) Craft Fair will be located just 3 blocks from downtown Waynesville (a popular tourist destination) on the grounds of the Shelton Campus. The campus includes the Historic Shelton House and it's Museum of NC Handicrafts; the Haywood's Historic Farmers Market; and the prestigious HART theatre, all of whom are involved in this weekend event.  On Saturday, Shelton House will host the juried Craft Fair, a quilt exhibit in the barn, and a Museum Open House.  The Open House will feature Shelton House history, The Village of Yesteryear/Mary Cornwell room and the Native American room. The Farmers Market, which typically attracts 800 people on its own each Saturday, will also host food trucks featuring local farm products and musicians performing at the Market and throughout the grounds. Saturday event at 6 pm, HART theatre will host the performance of Stardust, a dinner theatre that takes you back to the 1940s and 1950s when dining out with a floor show and stage-side table was the ultimate in glamour. Sunday features a ticketed Appalachian music concert on the HART Theatre Main Stage to benefit Shelton House.  Afterwards, the public is invited to attend on the grounds "The Birth of Clogging", an interactive exhibition.  Attendance at the 1st Annual Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend is potentially very large, with 2,500 people expected on Saturday alone at the BRHW Craft Fair.

General Information
Saturday daytime events are free to the public on the grounds of the Shelton Campus, Waynesville, NC.  Take Exit 98 or 100 off of Smokey Mountain Parkway (Hwy 74) to Pigeon Road (Hwy 276), then 3 blocks to Shelton Street. 

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ARTIST FROM NORTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, GEORGIA, ALABAMA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND FLORIDA, AS WELL AS ARTISTS STUDYING AT NORTH CAROLINA INSTITUTIONS.

IMPORTANT DATES:
CRAFT FAIR SHOW DATE and OPERATING HOURS:
  Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm EST
Application deadline:  26 May 2019
Booth Payment deadline:  1 June 2019 
Cancellation:  5 June last day to cancel with refund of booth payment. 
SET-UP:  Friday, starting at 1 pm EST.  Advise tent set-up only.  Any merchandise left overnight will be at your own risk.  Saturday set-up from 6 am - 9:00 am EST.  

SALES:
All sales are handled by the exhibitor.  BRHW Craft Fair collects no commission on sales.  Sales tax must be collected by the exhibitor.

FEES:
Application, booth and other fees may be sent through Zapplication.  If paying by check make payable to Shelton House.

APPLICATION FEE:  $20 non-refundable.

A $20 fee is charged for any declined check.  Your booth fee constitues an agreement to show. Booth space will NOT be reserved without payment of fees.  No refunds for cancellations after 1 June.

FACILITIES:
Exhibitors are responsible for their entire displays.  No electricity is available to exhibitors.  NOTE:  THERE IS NO SET-UP ALLOWED DURING SHOW HOURS.  The show goes on rain or shine, and each exhibitor should make arrangements for wind or rain.

SECURITY:
BRHW Craft Fair provides security for the artists and works on the grounds from 6 am - 6 pm Saturday; however, all artists exhibit work at their own risk.  It is understood that BRHW does not carry insurance to cover your personal property.  As an independent contractor, you are advised to obtain your own insurance.

ARTIST AMENITIES
- Vehicle unloading/loading behind or near booth space, weather permitting
- Free artist parking
- Full-scale marketing campaign including print, on-line, and radio and television media outlets
- Bathroom facilities
- Volunteer booth sitting during show hours

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
• Submit a total of five (5) digital images of artwork executed in the past two years. DO NOT include a booth image. Sometimes it is helpful to include a close-up of one work, showing in DETAIL the craftsmanship involved. Images should demonstrate the quality of all work the artist intends to sell.  BRHW/SH reserves the right to reproduce accepted applicants’ digital images for promotional purposes.

• Digital images should be of professional quality to assure a fair judging. Applications are scored by a panel of three (3) jurors, comprised of master craft artists and arts professionals. All applicants images are presented without identification or information other than the title of the artwork, medium, dimensions and the information supplied by the applicant in the “Brief Description of Materials and Technique” space on the application, which may be read by jurors at the time of screening. Jurors score individually, and without consultation during a minimum of five days. Scoring is on the basis of technical and artistic excellence and originality, with each score representing equal parts craftsmanship and design. Exhibition space is awarded to top-scoring exhibitors. Note: Because we use a blind jury process, any artist identification must be removed from digital images of artwork, including artist signatures, business names or other identifying marks if they are legible in the digital image.

• Applicants are encouraged to arrange the images with an eye toward creating a well-integrated presentation.
 
After jurying has been completed, we will send notification of your acceptance, rejection, or wait-list status to you. Upon acceptance, your booth fee will be due. Artists will be assigned a designated booth space.  Artists chosen as alternates will be put on a waiting list. The decision of the judges is final. We invite you to check-in with us with any questions.

Rules/Regulations
ELIGIBILITY:  The BRHW Craft Fair is open to artists 18 years of age or older. 

NOTE: THE ARTIST WHOSE WORK HAS BEEN ACCEPTED MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE COMPLETE DURATION OF THE SHOW TO SELL HIS/HER WORK AND MEET THE PUBLIC.  No artist's representative will be permitted to exhibit or sell at the BRHW Craft Fair.

APPLICATIONS:
- Artists must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible.
- Each artist wishing to exhibit must submit an entry form. (Two names may be listed if both partners are fully involved in the production of the craft and if the work is collaborative.) BRHW Craft Fair focuses on the work of individual artists, not groups, collectives, or production facilities.
- If an artist wishes to show in more than one medium, a separate entry form and images must be submitted for each additional medium.  Up to three (3) applications may be submitted.
- No applicant will be excluded from participation from BRHW Craft Fair sponsored events on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

TAXES

Artists/Craft Vendors are required to have sales tax certificates and are required to have a copy of their registration at their market space.  The link to the NCDOR online registration form is:  http://www.dornc/com/electronic registration/index.html.  The phone number for NC Dept. of Revenue is 877-252-3052. 

Vendors are responsible for the reporting of their individual earnings and payment of applicable taxes.

ARTWORK ELIGIBILITY:
Note: Because we are a nonprofit with a mission to pass on the skills and knowledge of handmade crafts in North Carolina, our artwork eligibility may differ from other fairs.

- Original artwork only.
- Absolutely no buy-sell.
- Artwork produced mostly by assistants, with commercial kits, molds patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercials methods are not permitted.
- Any commercially-made embellishments must be subordinate to the handcrafted work.
- For upcycled/recycled artwork, the finished pieces must show a manipulation of the materials and originality in design to be eligible.
- Copyrighted designs not owned by the craft artist may not be used, nor may commercially manfactured artwork be shown (e.g., coffee cups, notecards, calendars, stickers, etc.)
- BRHW Craft Fair reserves the right to remove any work, which in its judgement does not reflect the caliber of the work presented in the digital images, or work considered to be in poor taste.
- BRHW Craft Fair expects full and accurate disclosure by the craft artist of materials and methods used in his/her work.

EXHIBIT POLICY:
- All displayed work must be for sale or commission, with prices clearly marked.
- Exhibitors are encouraged to demonstrate in their exhibit space.
- Electricity or other sources of ignition are not permissible inside exhibitor tent or display area.
- Tents may be secured with hand- or foot driven stakes.
- No prerecorded or amplified live music of any kind is permissible in an exhibitor's booth space.  Out of respect for exhibiting neighbors, disruptive sounds, smells or other distractions are not allowable.  

Reproduction rules:  Reproductions of an artist's one-of-a-kind work may be exhibited under the following conditions:
1. Original work must be clearly visible and of primary importance.
2. All reproductions must be signed and numbered, excluding photographs (which must only be signed).
3. All reproductions whether framed or unframed must be clearly and individually labeled "Reproduction" or "Limited Edition Reproduction".
4. All reproductions whehter framed or unframed must be displayed in browse bins - limited to one (1) bin per booth.  No reproductions may be hung on walls.

ART MEDIA ELIGIBILITY:
Works eligible for juried exhibition include basketry, books/paper, clay, fiber/textile, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media/other, painting, photography, printmaking, and wood. 

Basketry:  Functional and sculptural works where the material is woven or plaited.

Books/paper:  Functional and sculptural work created primarily from paper.  Reproduction rules apply.

Clay:  Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is clay.  All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category.  No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.  If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed. Molds, if used,must be made by the artist and subordinate to the overall finished work.

Fiber/textile: Wall hangings, quilts, rugs, wearable items, etc., where the primary material is fiber are to be entered in this category.

Furniture:  Work where the primary intention is furniture, including lamps.  All media are included.

Glass:  Functional and sculptural work where primary material is glass.  No forms of mass production are permitted.

Jewelry: Work made from precious or semi-precious materials as well as other materials such as glass, ceramic, paper, fiber, wood, leather, polymer clay, etc. Any commercially-made components must be subordinate to the handcrafted work. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.
  
Leather: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material used is leather.
 
Metal: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is metal and includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed. In addition, CAD- or CNC-assisted works are not allowed unless the generated components are subordinate to the finished artwork.
 
Mixed Media / Other: For mixed media, artwork that is three-dimensional and the primary intention of the work is the union of two or more media. Note: Jewelry is not considered mixed media. For other, artwork made from components which fall outside of media categories not previously listed. Examples might include neon, musical instruments, brooms, kaleidoscopes and the like. Note: Package foods, food trucks, botanicals, candles, soaps and other non-craft items are ineligible and should not apply under this category.
 
Painting: 2-D works created with pencil, acrylics, oils, watercolor/gouache or other type paints. Reproduction rules apply.
  
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original negative or digital image processing, and which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. All prints must be signed, regardless of size or mounting substrate. Photographs taken by digital means and works consisting of photographs that have been manipulated using a computer are allowed; however, work that has been significantly manipulated into the final artwork will be considered Digital Art and is not allowed.
 
Printmaking: Printed works from which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition, may be entered in this category. Reproduction rules apply.
  
Wood: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is wood. Original works must be hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved.

• Work must be produced by the exhibiting artist, whose manipulation of the chosen medium exhibits an excellence in concept and technique, as well as the mark of individuality. Work exhibited must be consistent with the quality shown in digital images submitted and only media accepted by the jurors will be permitted in booths. BRHW Craft Fair reserves the right to require that any inappropriate or ineligible work be removed.

 

Booth Information
BOOTH PRICING:
- 10' x 10' booth space in large tent (rectangular table included if needed). $55
- 10' x 10' space rate using your own tent.  Set-up and breakdown artist responsibility.  $50
- 12' x 12' space rate using your own tent.  Set-up and breakdown artist responsibility.  $60

*All tent spaces allow for a 2' back office; however, if more backyard space TO BE USED AS SELLING SPACE is needed, artists must purchase the additional real estate.  (Backyard spaces allow an artist to use additional space behind one's booth for selling, if assigned booth space permits.)
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