The 25th annual WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW, November 16, 17, &18, 2012, sponsored by Crafts America, will be held at the Washington Convention Center in the heart of Washington, D.C. It is a multi-media crafts exhibition and sale focusing on contemporary American craft. This prestigious show features 190 artists who are jury selected from all over the United States. This is an excellent opportunity for artists who work in the field of fine craft to present their work to a sophisticated multi-national marketplace at a national highly rated show with a strong established audience base.
THE WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER is located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C., in close proximity to commercial, historic and cultural sites. The Center is easily accessible by Metro subway stations linking it with the rest of the city, plus suburban Virginia and Maryland. National Airport is a ten minute ride by car or Metro. The Convention Center is conveniently located within close walking distance to hotels and restaurants.
November 15: Set-up day
November 16: 10 AM to 8 PM open to the public
November 17: 10 AM to 6 PM open to the public
November 18: 11 AM to 5 PM open to the public
BOOTH SPACE / FEE
10' x 10' = $1,025
10' x 10' corner = $1,375
10' x 15' = $1,525
10' x 15' corner = $1,875
Requests for 10' x 15' booths and for corner booths will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
CRAFTS AMERICA, LLC
PO Box 603
Greens Farms, CT 06838-0603
(203) 254-0486, FAX (203) 254-9672
Crafts artists who exhibit in Crafts America shows must be residents of and working in the United States. All work must be original and made by the artist, or with assistance under the artist's supervision. Work should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools. Crafts America encourages you to exhibit your one-of-a-kind and limited edition work.
Applicants must be juried in one of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture (includes all media), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Categories not accepted: fine arts such as painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category. Also not accepted: dried flower arrangements, pressed flowers, seed and pod decorations, cut bottles and embellished objects such as painted boxes, weather boards, stones, shells, buttons, decorated furniture and hand-made reproductions, objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans.
A craftsperson who works in more than one media category must submit an application in each category. If only one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited , with the exception of jewelry. All jewelry must be submitted to be juried in the jewelry category.
Work that reflects 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 represented in the booth.
Only artists that collaborate and create one body of work as submitted to the jury, may share a booth.
Crafts America reserves the right to invite up to 10% new artists to these shows to balance the style and content of the juried work.
Cash awards will be made for outstanding work in various categories. The 2011 award recipients are invited, jury exempt, to participate in that show again in 2012.
SECURITY CRAFTS AMERICA will provide security at both shows day and night. However, each craftsperson exhibits at his/her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES :
DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2012
Deadline for Late Application: April 16, 2012
ENTRY INFORMATION & FEES
If applying to be juried for one show, the application fee is $40.
If applying to participate in two shows the total fee is $60.
MULTIPLE SHOW APPLICATIONS
You may apply to the Washington Craft Show and the Westchester Craft Show with the same application. Make sure to put a check in the box next to each show in order to receive the combined application fee of $60. Otherwise, you will be charged individually for each show.
Late Application Fees
After April 1, a late application will be accepted with the late fee payment of $25, in addition to the appropriate application fees.
Late application deadline is April 16, 2012.
All application fees are non-refundable.
Notification of the jury's decision will be emailed on June 1, 2012.