The 10th annual PALM BEACH FINE CRAFT SHOW is a juried exhibition and sale of exceptional work from American fine craft artists across the country. This beautiful showcase is held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Palm Beach, FL.
All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury. Only artists who were awarded an Award of Excellence in the previous show will be given a jury exempt status for the 2013 show.
Three jurors, who are professionals in the field of fine craft, are invited each year to jury the applicants’ work.
The non-refundable fee for the online application is $40, payable online by credit card or by a check mailed to Crafts America LLC, PO Box 603, Greens Farms, CT 06838
The PALM BEACH FINE CRAFT SHOW online application is due October 13, 2012.
The late application deadline is October 20, 2012. A $20 late fee in addition to the regular application fee (total $60) will apply.
JURIED ART SERVICES
Please refer all questions on application procedures to:
CRAFTS AMERICA CORRESPONDANCE
Crafts America LLC
PO Box 603
Greens Farms, CT 06838
PALM BEACH FINE CRAFT SHOW
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Cash awards will be presented in recognition of outstanding work at the show.
Show security will be provided on premises both day and night; however, each artist exhibits at his or her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance.
February 28 - Set up
March 1 - 10 AM to 6 PM open to the public
March 2 - 10 AM to 6 PM open to the public
March 3 - 11 AM to 5 PM open to the public
10' x 10' = $ 1,000
10' x 15' = $1,495
10' x 10' corner = $1,295*
10' x 15' corner = $1,795*
*Requests for 10' x 15' booths and for corner booths will be filled on a first come first served basis.
Crafts America shows are open to all craft artists who reside and work in the United States. All work to be exhibited must be well conceived and expertly executed by hand or with appropriate tools, in the U.S. Whether one-of-a-kind or limited edition, all work should reflect the individuality of the artist.
Only the following categories of contemporary craft are eligible: Basketry, Ceramics, Fiber Wearable, Fiber Decorative, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, 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; 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. The exception is jewelry which must be juried separately.
Artists that work together may apply as one but must collaborate on each piece to be exhibited.
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 set-up is required.
IMAGES MUST BE BETWEEN 1400 PIXELS AND 2000 PIXELS AT THE LARGEST DIMENSION AT 300 DPI.
Artists must apply online.
Jurors' selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.
Only the (5) images seen in the application can represent of the work to be shown in your booth. The booth image is for size orientation and set-up. It is not a jury reference for additional work to be brought to the show.
Notification of the jury's decision for the 2013 show will be posted online at JAS on December 1, 2012. A contract and other CA forms will follow by email to those accepted in the 2013 show.
Please make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.
Crafts America reserves the right to invite up to 15% new artists to the show to balance style and content of the juried work.
Norma Minkowitz, Fiber Sculptor, Curator, Lecturer
Michael Monroe, Former Executive Director of the Bellevue Museum of Art
Elizabeth Agro, Associate Curator American Modern & Contemporary Crafts & Decorative Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art