The 35th Annual Women’s Building Celebration of Craftswomen
Guidelines and Policies for Participation
Please read these guidelines and policies and make a copy of them for your records. If accepted, you will be asked to sign this form and return it with your payment.
- ORIGIN OF THE WORK – Craftswomen participating in the fair must not only be the designers of the work displayed, but must also be involved in the production of the work. All of the work should be produced in the United States.
- PARTICIPATION AT THE SHOW - The creator, or accepted craftswomen of the work, must be present at the fair and promoting their work in their booth throughout each day of the event. We want all participants to exhibit only handmade work, maintaining the high quality of this event. Numbered and signed editions may be shown. Commercial reproductions should make up no more than 25% of your display. If allowed, your second category should be less than 50% of your booth space.
- UNACCEPTABLE -Work produced by men, imports and work produced by kits or commercial molds are unacceptable at the fair. (Work from original molds is allowed.) If you display work that has not been approved by the Jury or Craft Committee, you will be asked to remove those items.
- WOMEN EXCLUSIVITY – While our show is for and about women and our intention is to support women in all their creative efforts, we understand some of you might have men supporters in your lives, and we welcome them to our show. They can help you set up your booths and support you backstage; but since we want to present our women artists as the face of our event, we request that yourself or female staff do the representation and sales of your artwork in the booth. We have many wonderful (female) volunteers who are available to help you in your booths as well.
- PRICING - This show has a reputation as being a “higher-end” show where work at a higher price point can be found. We encourage you to price your work at its true value – taking into consideration the cost of your materials and the time you spend creating it. Pricing your work too low – undercuts the other artists and creates unfair competition. The jury will evaluate your pricing structure in determining your acceptance to the show.
- JURY – The show is juried by a group of 16 craftswomen The Craft Committee selects a jury of three qualified women in each of our four major categories, plus an alternate for each category (Fiber, Jewelry, Fine Art, Clay/Glass,). The jury is selected via an application process. Qualified applicants are selected based on their work in a specific medium and experience in their craft. Jury members may serve up to a two year term. It is the goal of the Craft Committee to routinely select new jury members.
- CRAFT FAIR COMMITTEE & JURY MEMBERS who are serving in the current year will be automatically accepted into the show and given preference for booth locations. Prior committee members or jury members NOT serving in the current year will NOT be automatically accepted and will be juried along with all other applicants for that year. Acceptance to the show is contingent upon the evaluation of the jury.
The cancellation policy for this event is as follows:
In order to apply you must submit both a non-refundable application fee of $25.00. Formal notifications will be sent in late June. The balance of your booth fees will be due August 1st, 2013.
- Regardless of withdrawal, your $25.00 application fee remains non-refundable.
- 75% of payment will be refunded by September 1st, 2013
- 50% of payment will be refunded by October 1st,2013
- Anything after October 1st, 2013 will have to be evaluated by a case to case basis
Upon acceptance you will be required to become a member of The Women’s Building at a discounted fee of $25.00.
Booth fee payments must be received by August 1st, 2013. Payment received past the deadline may cause forfeit of your space at this year’s event.