It is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to apply to exhibit at the Fifth Annual Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival, June 7 and 8, 2014 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. This premier event showcases the prized works of over 200 artists employing a variety of medium: painting, sculpture, ceramics, digital art, mixed media, printmaking, jewelry, fiber art, glass, wood, leather, metal and photography.
With a population of over a half-million, the Annapolis area has a median household income 30% higher than the national average. It is also the destination of more than 4 million visitors each year, accounting for $1.8 billion in revenue. Maryland is the wealthiest state in the nation and the Annapolis jurisdiction is the fourth most affluent in the state. Annapolis is also conveniently located approximately 35 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and its affluent Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs.
Well-known for its maritime culture, colonial heritage and charming downtown shopping district, Annapolis was named one of the nation’s Top 25 Arts Destinations in American Style magazine’s 12th Annual Arts Designation Poll. Winning cities were ranked for the high quality of their art galleries, festivals and events and for their warm welcome to art collectors and arts tourists. To ensure widespread awareness of the festival, the event is being aggressively marketed throughout the region with a multimedia advertising and publicity campaign via TV, cable, print, radio and online, as well as through posters, postcards and brochures.
Formerly called The Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival, the event has added a new dimension of a large selection of Maryland wines and will now be known as “The Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival.”
The event is produced by City Dock Productions, an event management company with over 36 years of experience presenting arts and crafts festivals, music festivals, wine and craft beer festivals and other consumer product shows and public events. The festival is endorsed by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Visitors and Convention Bureau.
The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is an ideal venue for The Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival. Easy to reach, just off Rt. 50, and with ample parking for both exhibitors and the public, the site is available for setup on Friday, June 6. Artists can drive up and offload right at their booths. Plenty of nearby hotel accommodations in every price range, continuous shuttle bus service to downtown and all of the many shops, restaurants and attractions of historic Annapolis are just some of the amenities exhibitors will enjoy while participating in The Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival.
The Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival staff takes great pride in our event--and in you and your work. Each artist must submit an application to be juried by a selection panel that looks for distinctive concept, excellence in workmanship and appropriate presentation. We look forward to having you as part of our fifth annual event.
Applications to The Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival may be submitted online through www.juriedartservices.com. Each application requires an online application, a non-refundable $25 application fee payable either online by credit card or by check via the mail and four electronically submitted artwork images, plus one booth image. Make checks payable to The Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival and mail to 7040 Bembe Beach Rd., Suite 200, Annapolis, Maryland 21403. After jurying has been completed, notification of your acceptance, rejection or waitlist will be sent. Upon acceptance, your booth fee payment and any other fees (electricity, if applicable) will be due.
Waitlist—A waitlist will be developed based upon the jurors’ scores. Waitlisted artists will be notified when a space becomes available.
Online directory—As artists send in their acceptance and fees, a link to each artist’s website will be posted on the Festival’s website.
Calendar/Application Deadlines and Fees:
Application deadline--$25 non-refundable application fee due March 31, 2014
Jury process March 11, 2014
Notice of status sent March 25, 2014
Exhibitors space fees due April 1 , 2014
Artists information packets mailed April 8, 2014
Deadline for cancellation with full refund April 8, 2014
Deadline for cancellation with 50% refund May 8, 2014
No refunds after May 8, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014 -12 Noon to 6 PM
Saturday, June 7, 2014- 6 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday June 8, 2014 - 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 5 PM to 9 PM
James Barthold, General Manager
The Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival
7040 Bembe Beach Rd., Suite 200
Annapolis, Maryland 21403