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Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft and Garden
May 3, 2018 to May 6, 2018
Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton, NJ
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Application Dates:
Aug 9, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
Application Fee:
$35.00
Notification Date:
Dec 15, 2017

Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft and Garden

The seventh annual Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft and Garden (Morven in May) is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary fine craft in Princeton, New Jersey.

Juror(s), who are experts in the field, will choose 36 artists from a pool of applicants. The jurors will select a waiting list from remaining applicants.

Morven in May is produced by Morven Museum & Garden. The museum and public garden is situated in the heart of one of America’s most historic and affluent communities, and adjacent to Princeton University. Morven’s goal is to present a boutique-style show of professional fine craft artists whose work is designed and executed at the highest level. The Show has attracted thousands of visitors in its first six years, thus each accepted artist is assured generous attention from a sophisticated audience. Elsewhere on the lush grounds, the museum will run its popular annual heirloom plant sale, now in its 15th year. Proceeds from Morven in May fund the museum’s exhibitions, education programs, and historic gardens.

Morven in May takes place under an engineered 100’ x 100’ (10,000 sq. ft.) tent on the museum’s elegant Great Lawn.

JUROR: Carol Stringari, Deputy Director, Guggenheim Museum

APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES:

Application open date: August 1, 2017

Application deadline: November 30, 2017

The non-refundable fee for applying is $35. There is no late deadline.

DATES:

*May 3, 4, 5, 6, 2018

Exhibitor Set-up: Thursday, May 3, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Preview Night Donor Party: Thursday, May 3, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (attendance by exhibiting artists is required)

Public Show Hours: Friday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and  Sunday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*One additional public day (Friday) has been added to this year’s show.

LOCATION:

Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St., Princeton, New Jersey 08540

ELIGIBILITY:

Only U.S. and Canadian residents who make their work in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to compete.

Acceptable media categories: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable fiber, and wood. The artist should apply in the category which best describes his/her medium. (For instance, a jewelry artist using metal should not apply in the metal category.) Morven Museum & Garden reserves the right to examine applicants’ web pages and any available documentation to determine that an artist is in compliance with the terms of our application.

TO APPLY:

Each applicant must submit an application, a non-refundable fee, and five (5) electronic images of work and one booth image for consideration by the jury. The images must be fully representative of the work you will present at Morven in May.

Minimum image resolution should be 300 dpi, 1400 on the smaller side and no more than 4000 pixels on the longer dimension.

ACCEPTANCE:

Invited applicants and those assigned to the waiting list will be notified of their status directly after the jury's decision. You may look up the status of your application online by clicking on the Manage Application function of the Juried Art Services website. The Morven Museum & Garden Web site will post a 2018 Exhibitors’ Directory. One image submitted by each artist with a link to the artist’s Web site will appear on the Morven in May page on Morven’s web site. Information and images will be taken directly from the Juried Art Services Web site.

BOOTH FEES:

2018 Morven in May booth fees:

10 x 10: $895

10 x 15: $1095

10 x 20: $1295

Exhibitors may bring their own 8’ high booth or rent pipe and drape for a fee. Port-a-path flooring and 1500 watts of electricity are provided at no additional cost (more wattage is available for an additional $200 per 1000 watts). A rug or other attractive floor-covering is required to cover port-a-path flooring.

SECURITY:

Morven Museum & Garden provides 24-hour security, however, you will exhibit all work at your own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. Morven Museum & Garden will not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your work or that of any other craft artist.

INQUIRIES:

Address all correspondence and inquiries to:

Barbara Webb

Special Projects Manager

Morven Museum & Garden

55 Stockton Street

Princeton, New Jersey 08540

E-mail: bwebb@morven.org

609.865.7041

Web site: www.morven.org

APPLICATION PAYMENT:

You must be prepared to pay the application fee at the time you fill out the online application, and accept the Terms and Conditions.

IMAGES:

Minimum image resolution should be 300 dpi, 1400 on the smaller side and no more than 4000 pixels on the longer dimension.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

All applicants are required to submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters.

STATUS REVIEW AND EDITING FUNCTION:

You will be able to check your application after you have set it up in the system. This feature enables you to access your application and: 1) edit the copy submitted up until midnight on November 30; 2) look to make sure your payment has been received (if it hasn't, please call Morven Museum & Garden at (609) 924-8144 x 113; 3) find out the result of the jurying process (you will see if your application has been accepted). You will also receive email notification of your status.

All applicants will be notified of their status via Juried Art Services. Please make sure to check your JAS profile by December 15, 2017.


 

 

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