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Palm Beach Fine Craft Show 2017
February 16, 2017 to February 19, 2017
West Palm Beach, FL
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Application Dates:
May 16, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016
Application Fee:
Late App. Dates:
Sep 5 - Oct 03, 2016
Additional Late Fee:
Notification Date:
Oct 28, 2016

The 14th annual PALM BEACH FINE CRAFT SHOW, February 16-19, 2017 is a juried exhibition and sale of exceptional work created and made by hand by 135 American fine craft artists across the country. This beautiful showcase is held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Palm Beach, FL., and is dedicated to providing a rich visual arts experience for collectors and art enthusiasts from all over south Florida.

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply online. Three jurors who are professionals in the field of fine craft are invited each year to jury the applicants’ work.


The PALM BEACH FINE CRAFT SHOW online application is due September 4, 2016.

The non-refundable processing fee for the online application is $35, payable online when you fill out the application.

The late application deadline is October 3, 2016. A non-refundable $20 late fee in addition to the regular application fee (total $55) will apply.


Please refer all questions on application procedures to: support@jurying.net, 561-832-0480


Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Wednesday 15 8am to 10 pm dealer setup
Thursday 16 11am to 7pm
Friday 17 11am to 7pm
Sat 18 11am to 7pm
Sunday 19 11am to 6pm then dealer break down


10' x 10' = $ 1,500

*10' x 10' corner = $1,800

*Requests for 10' x 15' booths and for corner booths will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Artists provide their own booth set-up, carpet, display pedestals, cases, and lighting fixtures. Electricity is billed separately and an electrical order form is provided in the Decorator Information Packet.


Amenities include booth signs with name, city, state, booth number, exhibitor badge and one assistant badge, discounted tickets on public days, and listing in show directory. Show website includes artist’s name, category & image, with link to artist’s website.



The Show is open to all craft artists who are residents of and working in the United States. All work, whether one of a kind pieces or limited editions, must be well conceived and expertly executed without technical faults: all work should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, showing imagination and the mark of the artist’s individuality.


Only the following categories of contemporary craft are eligible: Basketry, Ceramics, Fiber Decorative, Fiber Wearable, Furniture (includes all media), Glass, Jewelry (precious or semi-precious), Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper, and Wood.

Categories not accepted: calligraphy, fine arts such as painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category; handmade re-production furniture, dried flower arrangements; pressed flowers; seed and pod decorations; cut bottles and embellished objects such as painted boxes, stones, shells, buttons. Objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also not acceptable.


The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth. An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category. If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.

Work that represents a variety of styles within the same media can be submitted on one application - provided that the images reflect the same proportion of work as will be presented in the booth. (i.e. furniture/lamps, handbags/footwear/belts, etc.)

The exception is jewelry – which is required to be juried separately in the “Jewelry” category.

Artists that work together may apply as one but must collaborate on each piece to be exhibited.

Artists must present work in booth consistent with the type and quality represented in the application submission.

Artists must present their work in person for the duration of the show but may have an associate to assist them. Sales representatives are never permitted.


Each applicant must submit (5) images of the work to be shown and (1) of the booth set-up for consideration by the jury. The booth image is optional, but then a detailed description of the booth set-up is required on the “Booth Description” line.

The (5) images of your work must represent the work to be shown in your booth. The booth image requested is for reference for size and dimensions of your craft and for set-up orientation.

Minimum image resolution should be 300 dpi and 1400-4000 pixels on the longest dimension. Artists are encouraged to update their portfolio with new images and improve the quality of previously submitted images to meet these specifications.


Lloyd Herman, Founding director of Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Jane Milosch, Director of Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative

Michael Monroe, Director Emeritus, Bellevue Art Museum


Jurors' selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.

Notification of the jury's decision for the 2017 show will be posted online at JAS on or before September 24, 2016. A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the 2017 show.

Palm Beach Show Group reserves the right to invite up to 15% new artists to the show to balance style and content of the juried work.


Monetary Awards of Excellence are judged and presented in recognition of outstanding work at the show.


Palm Beach Show Group will be provided police security on the premises of the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show both day and night; however, each artist exhibits at his or her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. Palm Beach Show Group, the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show and the Palm Beach County Convention Center will not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your work.


Have you:

1) Completed the application form in its entirety?

2) Made the appropriate payment?

3) Included (5) images of work and clearly described each?

4) Included a booth image or completed a written description of your booth set-up?

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email and mailing address on your application.

Contact: pbbfcs@gmail.com for more information

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