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Artisanville - Fine Art and Fine Craft Show 2019

Location:
Greenville Convention Center
Greenville, South Carolina (South)

Event Dates: 11/2/19 - 11/3/19
Application Deadline: 8/26/19 Midnight EST
95 day(s) and 1 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee/Jury Fee): $15.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary

We are excited to announce ARTISANVILLE, a unique indoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show, coming to the beautiful Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. This striking city has earned a well-deserved reputation as an art-friendly community. With a gorgeous revitalized downtown, bustling with artist spaces, galleries and shops, a huge central scenic park showcasing waterfalls and an incredible suspension bridge, amazing international restaurants and remarkable performing arts, it has a vibrant arts scene. Southern Living magazine has called Greenville “South Carolina’s City of the Arts.” People come from all over to experience what’s turned America’s fourth fastest-growing city into one of America’s hottest destinations.
 
The mission of Artisanville is to showcase remarkable and distinctive artists by giving them the opportunity to connect and sell to our art-buying community, some of which are international visitors. We wish to promote the arts and engage the community through a variety of interactive arts experiences as well as insure that we maintain a high quality standard of Art and Craft in our show.  
 
At Artisanville we are committed to you, our Artists and Craftsmen. We will strive to foster your career by giving you this unique venue to present and sell your art or craft, and will do everything we can to ensure that you have a wonderful and profitable experience with us.
 

General Information

Artisanville Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 10am - 8pm (Load in and set-up)
Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 7am - 9am (Complete set-ups)
Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 10am - 6pm (Open show hours)
Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 11am - 5pm (Open show hours)

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 5pm - 9pm (Break down and Load out)

Important Dates
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Application Available
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - (beginning of ongoing jury process until show is full)
Monday, August 26, 2019 - Last day to apply (midnight EST)

Friday, Sept. 1, 2019 - Last day to accept invitation to the show
Friday, Sept. 1, 2019 - Final Full Payment of Booth fees due

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU
We strive to bring you customers! Artisanville’s promotional efforts will include detailed press releases, paid print, radio advertising, television, mass mailings, community partnerships, broadcast media events, and a large use of social media networking and email campaigns. There will also be an extensive paper campaign in the area using posters, banners, flyers, brochures and discount show coupons provided to local businesses and establishments.
 
Advertisements are geared towards spreading the word of the show to as large an audience as possible, attracting art appreciators and buyers specifically interested in unique made art and craft. Artisanville will utilize a wide variety of media available in many different price ranges in order to appeal to the art collector as well as persons with a modest budget. We are committed to quality, great sales, and excellent exposure.

Artist Amenities:
  • Low jury/application fee for 2019
  • Discounted Booth rates for 2019
  • Friday move-in (all day)
  • Resonable event hours
  • Artists will not be limited to only one Medium per booth (as long as it is all cohesive)
  • Coordinated volunteers to assist with Load-in/Load-out
  • Free dolly/carts to use for Load-in/Load-out (based on availability)
  • Hospitality volunteers that patrol booths offering booth sitting and other assistance
  • Free parking for artist vehicles, trailers and RV’s
  • Special rates with our hotel partners  
  • Pre-paid customer parking (in order to encourage customer participation)
  • Exhibitor Hospitality Area with daily morning coffee/drinks and pastries/fruit
  • Free high speed wireless internet throughout the building   
  • Online artist listings (website, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) with image and website link
  • Free promotional postcards, stickers, coupons and “Marketing Tool Kit” to engage your customer base 
  • Additional free entry tickets to send to your best customers

The jury will be instructed to use the following criteria when reviewing artist applications and rating them:
  • Quality of workmanship
  • Creativity, originality and conception
  • Professional presentation within your booth
  • Overall impression of work

For this year only, we will have an ongoing jury that meets twice monthly and juries by category/medium.  

SHOW DIRECTOR’S SUGGESTION: We recommend that you apply EARLY as the show and/or most categories will fill quickly. (Please note that your invitation email may go to your SPAM folder, so it is in your best interest to check your status on ZAPP or check your SPAM folder.) Upon receiving an invitation to participate in the show, you will need to submit at least a 50% deposit/booth fee immediately to secure your space in the show. Simply ACCEPTING on ZAPP will not secure your space in the show. 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
  1. If you plan on initially paying just the 50% deposit, you will need to contact Artisanville at: info@artisanville.net so that a paypal invoice can be created and sent to you, or to let them know that you will be mailing in a check. The balance will then be due by September 1st.  
  2. If you plan on paying for the entire booth you may proceed through ZAPP and purchase the booth you choose.

Due to the deadline being so close to the show date, the show will most likely be closed prior to the deadline. Please note that we will keep a WAITLIST for each medium and will be contacting waitlisted individuals as space becomes avalable. 
  
MEDIA CATEGORIES -- All work must be original, handcrafted, created and exhibited by the approved artist(s). Under certain circumstances a family member is acceptable to represent the artist, but no agents or dealers are permitted. Kits, imports, and mass produced items will also not be tolerated and “Buy/Sell” items are NOT acceptable. If you have buy/sell items PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.  Artisanville has the right to expel, without refund, any exhibitor who breaks these rules during the art festival.
 
AGAIN: Please don’t apply if you:
  • Buy work and try to sell it as your own
  • Have a factory or a team that makes the work under your direction
  • You plan on having a representative/agent staff your booth
  • Make work from kits or assemble other people’s work into something else

If you make items that fall under 2 categories or “Mediums”, you must submit under your primary category (which is the majority of the work that will be present in your booth). You may be allowed to sell items from a secondary medium (without having to apply twice). The second medium MUST NOT represent more then 25% of your booth items.  Everything in your booth should be cohesive and complementary or you will be asked to remove it.  Please make sure one of your photos reflects this work.    

* Artisanville also reserves the right to re-categorize an artist’s category submission. Every attempt will be made to notify the artist if this is done.

FINE ART CATEGORY
  • Clay/Ceramics: Functional, decorative, and/or sculptural work created using clay and/or porcelain. This must be originally shaped and fired by the exhibitor.  No machine made work is accepted.
  • Drawing/Printmaking: Original drawings made with pen, pencil, charcoal, pastels or chalk. The printmaking process may include pulled plates, linoleum prints, etching, engraving, silkscreen or lithography. All prints must be signed and numbered by the artist. Photocopies are not permitted.
  • Fiber/Leather: Functional, decorative, and/or decorative work created using fiber and/or leather. Weaving, batik, wearable items,belts, handbags and soft sculpture qualify if the primary materials used are fiber and/or leather. All work must be designed and constructed by the artist. Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted.  No commercial, mass produced items permitted.
  • Glass: Work in which the primary material is glass. Functional, decorative, and/or sculptural work created using glass including blown, fused, stained, cast and molded. Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted.
  • Jewelry: Original jewelry and handmade components created through the fabrication of various materials with the intent to be worn as ornamentation. All jewelry, whether produced from beads, clay, crystal, fiber, found objects, gems, glass, metal, paper, plastic, semi-precious stones, precious stones, or other materials should be entered in this category. Designers and artists who use a majority of purchased and mass produced beads and findings will not be accepted. (TAKING JEWELRY APPLICATIONS FOR WAITLIST ONLY AT THIS TIME)
  • Metal: Functional, decorative, and/or non-sculptural work created using metals.
  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2D and 3D, that incorporates more than one type of physical material to produce. This includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Jewelry and Photography are not considered mixed-media. 
  • Painting: Painted works made with oils, acrylics, watercolors and tempera suitable for hanging. Giclee/reproduction prints must be labeled as such.
  • Photography/Digital Art: Prints, transparencies or digital images made from the artist’s original film or digital files and then processed by the artist. All work must be signed and numbered.
  • Sculpture: Shaping or combining materials such as plastic, text, light, stone, rock, marble, metal, glass, or wood.
  • Wood: Functional, decorative, and/or non-sculptural work created using wood. Work must be hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned, or carved. This would be three-dimensional work created by assembling, firing, welding, molding, casting, and/or carving.

FINE CRAFT CATEGORY
  • Decor: Handmade decorative objects for home or garden.
  • Functional: Heirloom quality kitchen tools, tableware, furniture, and writing implements.
  • Handcraft: Handmade items made by the artist from manufactured, recycled, or repurposed materials transforming the combined materials into a unique product in a cohesive collection. 
  • Paper: Handmade letterpress / silkscreened objects, cards and books.

OTHER:
  • Electricity for your booth and decorator services will be available to you. You must request these through the Convention Center. Please see the Artisanville website for links to these options once you have been accepted.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and reporting all State of Greenville and Greenville County sales taxes (6%) and are required to have a SC Tax identification number by the beginning of the show. Instructions on how to obtain this are located on our website with a link to the online application.


Rules/Regulations
 
  • Artisanville requires artists to be present and available during festival hours (which include both members of a collaborating team).
  • Artists who breakdown and leave early before closing time on any day of the event will compromise their standing with Artisanville and may forfeit their ability to exhibit in a future Artisanville show. This is only acceptable if there is an emergency and proof must be provided.
  • An exhibit must feature original, handcrafted art, created by the artist or collaborative team who applied to the festival. They cannot exhibit or sell subcontracted work for another artist. An artist must guarantee that the work presented is authentic and must reflect the quality and craftsmanship of the pieces presented in their application.
  • Artists must exhibit artwork specific to the categories indicated on their applications and artwork that clearly relates to the body of work selected during the jury process.
  • Each artist must provide enough work to exhibit and sell during the entire time of the art fair and all work must be available for sale.
  • Artists can sell reproductions but they must be clearly labeled and identified.
  • Loud or smelly generators are prohibited.
  • No open flames are permitted at this show and this is a non-smoking environment.
  • Only work of one exhibitor may be displayed in one booth unless it is produced by a two-person team (collaborating artists), in which case it is considered a single exhibitor.
  • No soliciting in the aisles is permitted.  Artists must remain in their booth space.
  • Artists will be notified of actual specific booth assignment (#) prior to the beginning of the show and are not allowed to swap booth locations without approval.
  • Artists who have not checked-in by Friday at 6:00pm (without giving prior notice) will be considered a "no show"​ and will lose their space without refund.


CANCELATION POLICY:

If an Artist has to cancel, they will be eligible for a full booth refund (minus a $30 change out fee) if the following conditions are met: 
(1)
 Artisanville has been given at least 30 days written notice and 
(2) Artisanville is able to fill the open booth space with another artist. If those two conditions are not met then the Artist is not entitled to any refund. (Refunds for electricity and anything ordered through the decorator must be dealt with directly through those vendors. Artisanville is not responsible for them but will assist if at all possible.)

If an Exhibitor has a personal or immediate family emergency, please see the rules and regulations on the website for additional instructions (https://artisanville.net)


Booth Information
A variety of booth sizes are available at different rates. Each booth will have 3 walls provided, created with white pipe and drape that will be 8 feet high. This will include the back wall and 2 sides. Exhibitors are to provide their own displays, racks and/or tables in order to show their work.  All tables must be totallly covered to the floor with nothing under the table showing. Ribbons or awards from other shows may not be displayed.  

Flooring is polished concrete so you are required to provide some type of floor covering for your booth. The goal is to make your booth look like a “mini” art gallery or individual shop.  (Decorator assistance is available....see the Artisanville website for a form request). Electricity is available and highly recommended. Handwritten signs and sale signs are strickly prohibited.  Exhibitors will leave their exhibit space clean after packing up. If your space is not clean after the event, you may be expelled from future shows.  

Booth appearance at the show must resaonably resemble the booth slide submitted to the jury. Recognizing that it is the artistic experience that we explore and move on to new and different directions, whether or not there was misrepresentation with any part of the application remains the sole decision of the director. There are no refunds of any kind should the artist be asked to remove part or all of his/her display, and the artist shall have no recourse. Such decisions are not made lightly but are always made in the best interest of the show’s reputation and integrity, and the reputation and integrity of the art show industry.

There is an assortment of different booth sizes available. See the Artisanville website for the Floor Plan  (https://artisanville.net).  Do you need a double booth for your set up or a different combination....just purchase 2 of the booths below.  If you have any questions please feel free to email Artisanville for clarifiation (info@artisanville.net).
 
  • Single Booth (A) with a Front or Back Column (10W x 10L) – $210   (Column will take up approximately 1.5 ft by 1.5 ft of a corner of your booth)
  • Single Booth (A) (10W x 10L) – $250
  • Single Booth (A) with corner and 1 column (10W x 10L) – $260
  • Single Booth (A) with corner (10W x 10L) – $300
 
  • Large Single Booth (B) (10W x 20L) – $460
  • Large Single Booth (B) with corners (10W x 20L) – $525
 
  • Single Booth (C) (15W x 9L) – $300
  • Single Booth (C) with corner (15W x 9L) – $350

PLEASE REVIEW the Rules, Regulations and information on the Artisanville website additional and more detailed information about the show.   
SEE: https://artisanville.net 
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