February 17 - 19, 2023
The 19th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American & International crafts and design being produced by the Palm Beach Show Group.
Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose artists from a large pool of applicants. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. There is no quota for any category of Craft Art. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, design and quality of their work. The Show does not charge sales commissions.
♦ APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES
Electronic applications by October 15, 2022
The non-refundable fee for applying is $35
NOTICE: The application fee is due at the time you fill out the online application and accept the terms and conditions.
♦ DATES OF SHOW
February 17- 19, 2023
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
All work submitted to the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show must be original creations.
The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show encourages artists to continue to grow and stretch the limits of their media. The Craft Show is committed to presenting the most thoughtful, original, and skilled American & International craft and design objects. The exploration of new technology has historically been a part of craft practice. The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show is looking for one-of-a-kind and limited edition objects that have been conceived and perfected by the artist's own hands and created in the artist’s studio. New technologies such as computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) are increasingly prevalent in the designing and/or making of contemporary studio crafts. Because we recognize that new technologies are increasingly helpful in this process, it is acceptable to submit work in which CAD/CAM and other industrial techniques such as 3-D printing tools are used in the creative process. But it is not acceptable when these technologies are used to actually make the final product.
Repurposed materials, including found objects, are being used as art material to make some craft pieces. This is a desirable practice, and artists who incorporate repurposed materials are encouraged to specify this in their statements.
♦ ACCEPTABLE MEDIA CATEGORIES
Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.
The artist should apply in the category that best describes his/her medium. For instance, a jewelry artist using metal should not apply in the metal category. Other media not listed above may be included in mixed media when it is combined with one of the Show's established media. If applying under mixed media, please explain in artist statement why mixed media is appropriate.
Unacceptable media categories: Objects created by 3D printing technology, paintings, prints, graphics, photography, mass-produced work, soap, or objects made from commercial kits. In addition, works that incorporate materials and or parts acquired from the killing of endangered species (e.g., feathers, tusks), elephant or mammoth ivory, dried or silk flower arrangements, bonsai, embellished commercially-made objects (e.g., t-shirts, note cards, etc.) do not qualify.
The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show 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 ENTER
Each applicant must submit an application, a non-refundable fee, and five (5) electronic images for consideration by the jury. The images must be fully representative of the work you will sell at the Craft Show.
Minimum image resolution should be 300 dpi and 1400-4000 pixels on the longer dimension. Artists are encouraged to update their portfolio with new images and consider improving the quality of previously submitted images to meet these specifications.
Craft artists who work together may apply as one if they collaborate on every piece of work.
Joanna Sikes has an established career and strong background as the Director of numerous major museums, including the Museum of North West Art, WA; the Imagine Museum, FL; and the Museum of Glass, WA. Prior to her current role, she was the Marketing Manager and Studio Manager for Dale Chihuly Studio. In that capacity, she was Project Manager for major international projects in Venice and Jerusalem and botanical garden exhibitions in London, Chicago and Atlanta. She was senior liaison and strategic strategist that lectured on the artist at museums, architectural firms and corporate clients around the globe. She holds several degrees from the prestigious University of California.
Tim Tate is co-founder of the Washington Glass School located in Mt. Rainier MD. He has shown nationally and beyond since the 1990’s, including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, SOFA New York and Chicago, Art Basel Scope in Switzerland, the Art Miami at Art Basel-Miami, the American Art at the Smithsonian, and many more. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, the Mint Museum, the Fuller Museum, the Katzen Art Center of American University, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Vanderbilt University.
Bruce Helander is an artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. As a curator, Helander has coordinated over eighty exhibitions of contemporary works. Highly regarded as a juror for art and museum competitions, he has served for the Philadelphia Museum and other leading institutions. As an artist, his work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art
♦ MULTIPLE ENTRIES
If you enter in more than one medium, you must submit separate applications fees, and images to each category for which you wish to be considered. If only one application is accepted, you may only exhibit work in that medium. You may not enter the same piece of work in more than one category.
Please submit the following
- Your name as you wish to be listed;
- Your preferred address;
- Your phone numbers, website and email address;
- Correct identification for your images.
♦ BOOTH FEES
2023 Craft Show booth fee is $1,655 for each 10 x10 pipe and drape booth, corner 10 x10 booths are $1,985.
Craft artists who work together and who applied as one will pay only one booth fee. Otherwise, you must pay the full fee even if you choose to share a booth with another craft artist. Exhibitors must supply their own booth structures.
The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show provides security. However, you will exhibit all work at your own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, the Palm Beach Show Group and the Crafts America, Inc. shall not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your work or that of any other craft artist.
Address all correspondence and inquiries to:
Palm Beach Fine Craft Show
333 Clematis St, Suite 201
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show complies with the American Disabilities Act to enable all craft artists to participate fully in the Craft Show.
♦ ARTIST STATEMENT
All applicants are required to submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters. Include use or application of environmentally friendly materials and techniques in your work if applicable. If applying in mixed media, please explain why.
♦ 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 as it will appear to the judges and: 1) edit the copy submitted up until October 15, 2022; 2) verify that your payment has been received. (if it hasn't, please call the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show office at (561) 832-0480; 3) find the result of the jurying process.
Thank you for applying to the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.