The 27th annual WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW, October 31 - November 1, 2, 2014, 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 195 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.
Albert LeCoff - executive director and co-founder of the Center for Art In Wood, Philadelphia, PA
Lena Vigna - curator of exhibitions, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI Elizabeth A. Williams – curator of decorative arts and design, Museum of Art and Design, Providence, RITBA
October 30: Set-up day
October 31: 10 AM to 8 PM open to the public
November 1: 10 AM to 6 PM open to the public
November 2: 11 AM to 5 PM open to the public
BOOTH SPACE / FEE
10' x 10' $1,100
10' x 10' corner $1,450*
10' x 15' $1,650*
10' x 15' corner $1,975*
*Requests for 10' x 15' booths and for corner booths will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
2014 APPLICATION :
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. All jewelry must be submitted under 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. Again, jewelry is an exception and must be juried under the “Jewelry” category.
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 15% 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 2013 award recipients are invited, jury exempt, to participate in that show again in 2014. Award winners are asked to fill out an application, but do not need to pay the fee.
- Coffee, tea and muffins in Exhibitor Lounge
- Show postcards or stickers to mail to customers
- Booth sign with name, state, booth number
- Artist listing with image in Program Guide
- Online listing with image and link to website web site address
- Staff booth sitters
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 :
ENTRY INFORMATION & FEES
- The application fee is $45.
- Late Application Fee - after April 1, a late application will be accepted with the late fee payment of $25, in addition to the appropriate application fees. (total late fee: $70)
- Late application deadline is April 15, 2014
- All application fees are non-refundable.
Notification of the jury's decision will be emailed on June 1, 2014.