The 21st Annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show
October 19 - 21, 2018
Advertising and Market Reach
The Academy Art Museum Craft Show draws patrons from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region. Advertising in these market areas is done via all mediums – traditional and digital. Each juried artist will be featured on all of the Show’s social media outlets including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Artists juried in are encouraged to provide a short video of their artistry for use on the social media sites.
Why is this Show Unique?
The Academy Art Museum Craft Show prides itself on the hospitality shown to our new and returning exhibitors. To support that pride, we offer the following benefits:
- No commission on sales
- Over $1,200 in artists’ prizes
- Complimentary housing (on a request basis and subject to availability)
- Complimentary porter services at both set-up and break-down
- Complimentary weekend parking
- Complimentary Artist’s Dinner on Friday night
- Complimentary booth sitters allowing artists to continue sales while taking breaks
- Complimentary booth signage featuring the name of the artist
- Complimentary listing in the Show Catalog and on the Show website
- Complimentary Academy Art Museum Craft Show handled paper bags
- Complimentary featured social media spotlight at least once prior to the Show dates
There are two locations for exhibition space:
The Academy Art Museum
106 South Street
Easton, MD 21601
1st & 2nd Floors
The Waterfowl Festival Building
40 South Harrison Street
Easton, MD 21601
The two event locations are separated by a small street. The street is closed to vehicular traffic during the Preview Party and throughout the Craft Show public hours.
Some exhibition space in the Academy Art Museum is located on the second floor. This space is accessible by stairs and elevator. The elevator measures 5ft x 4ft with a 3ft wide door opening.
The Exhibition space in the Waterfowl Festival Building is elevated and accessible by either a 12-step outside staircase or via a ground-level elevator that measures 5ft x 7ft.
How to Apply to Become an Exhibitor
The Academy Art Museum Craft Show utilizes the online services of Juried Art Services (www.juriedartservices.com). All prospective artists must complete an online, electronic application along with the required artist’s statement and images from their current portfolio. Only applications submitted through www.juriedartservices.com will be considered for submission with the exception of special circumstances at the committee’s discretion.
Application Period – open applications may be submitted between January 22-May 9, 2018. No submissions after May 7, 2018 will be considered for the October 2018 show without the Show committee’s prior approval.
All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $40.00 payable online through Juried Art Services or by checks mailed to Academy Art Museum, Attn: 2018 Craft Show, 106 South St., Easton, MD 21601. Please include “Craft Show Application" in the memo section. Payments are due at the time of submission.
Along with the Exhibitor Application, a total of five (5) photographic images or jpegs must be submitted, electronically, per terms of the Juried Art Services website. These photographs must include four (4) pictures from the Applicant’s current portfolio as well as one (1) photo of a recent booth. Photographs from Applicant’s portfolio must include the retail price of each piece of work shown. The Academy Art Museum reserves the right to reproduce accepted entry photos for use in the Show Catalog and for publicity purposes.
Acceptance To the Show
All artists will be notified, in writing, of their acceptance into the show May 24, 2018. Artists will be juried into the Show based on the combined votes of the Academy Art Museum Craft Show jury committee. The Academy Art Museum reserves the right to balance the number of artists, per Media Category, in order to create the most effective and marketable Show. The Show committee may also deem several artists as stand-by and add them to a “Waitlist” should any juried artists cancel prior to the show. Waitlisted artists will also be notified of their status by the May 24, 2018 date and appraised of their status on an ongoing basis as deemed appropriate by the Show committee.
Upon acceptance, the artist must complete a Show Contract, which will be sent to you by the Show Committee. The contract, including the payment of the applicable booth fee, must be remitted to the Show Committee by June 25, 2018.
Artists are eligible for consideration if they live and work within the boundaries of the United States and its territories. All exhibited work must be original – either one-of-a-kind or in limited edition from an original form – and made by hand using appropriate tools. Works manufactured commercially or through commercial kits will not be allowed. In addition, imported works, kits, items from kits, items made using commercial patterns, items assembled from pre-manufactured components, items made with endangered species, embellished items, tee shirts, sweats or arts and crafts supplies will not be allowed.
All items exhibited must be for sale. Only items resembling the photographic images submitted as part of the Exhibitor Application may be shown. In other words, the craftwork exhibited must typify the artist body of work.
Each artist is restricted to exhibiting art forms within a specified Media Category. Media Categories must be chosen at the time of Application submission and may not change once the artist has been juried into the Show. Artists may not exhibit from more than one category within each booth space. If more than one type of media is requested, the artist must submit applications for separate booths, by media type. Acceptable Media Categories include:
- Fiber – Decorative
- Fiber – Wearable
- Mixed Media
- Musical Instruments
- Emerging Artist
Academy Art Museum Craft Show Prizes
Each year, the Show will award the following prizes based upon the results of the voting by the Show jury committee:
Best Overall Body of Work – First Place
Best Overall Body of Work – Second Place
Best Single Piece of Work
Visionary Award – (discretionary) given to that artist who has risen to the top of their craft in design and innovation. This award may be announced prior to the show.
All awards will be presented during the Show Preview Party.
Academy Art Museum Craft Show
Event Prospectus – Key Information
January 22, 2018 – May 7, 2018
$40.00 with 4-5 portfolio images and descriptions for jury
May 24, 2018
June 25, 2018 (including the entire booth fee)
August 6, 2018 (50% of booth fee refunded)
Show Set Up:
October 18 (1pm to 5pm)
October 19 (beginning 9am to 3pm) – All set ups must be completed by 3pm
Jurying for Awards:
October 19 (4pm to 5:30pm)
October 19 (4pm to 5:30pm)
Patron Preview Party:
October 19 (6pm to 8pm)
October 20 (10am to 5pm), 21 (10am to 4pm)
October 21 beginning at 4pm – note all booths must be set up and in working condition until the close of the Show at 4pm on October 21. All items must be completely removed from booths by 8pm on October 21.
10 foot by 10 foot (generally)
Open on one side. Pipes, cream-colored drapes, and electricity is included
Other Booth Availability:
$650.00… 10 foot by 10 foot booths with two (2) open sides have limited availability (approx.. 20) and are allocated on a first-come, first-request basis.
Emerging Artist Booth:
$200.00… One booth/room approx. 10x20 provided for the emerging artists, four to six artists will share this booth/room.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org