Craft Expo: Information for Artists
Guilford Art Center is looking for unique, high quality craft work in a variety of media including: basketry, clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, leather, mixed media, metal and wood. In addition, applications in fine art categories such as photography, painting, printmaking, paper arts and sculpture are accepted. Any other original artwork not listed will also be accepted in the “other” category.
All work submitted for application must be original and made in North America. It must be created by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, by an individual artist and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. Works must be of high quality, be well-designed, and convey artistic originality and vision. See prospectus and application for complete eligibility requirements: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6913
CRAFT EXPO 2019 JURORS are: Denise Lebica– Director of Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton MA, a leading institution in the American contemporary craft community. Denise has more than 30 years of museum and non-profit experience, having held positions in both management and as a maker. She has taught and lectured both nationally and internationally on the history and techniques of the textile arts. In addition to a B.A. in Studio Art, Denise is a practicing watercolor artist and textile artisan; Kristin Muller – Executive Director of Peters Valley School of Craft. Ceramic artist specializing in wood fired ceramics. Author of, The Potter’s Studio Handbook: A Guide to Hand-Built and Wheel-Thrown Ceramics and co-author Making Good an Inspirational Guide to Being an Artist Craftsman; and Susan Silverman – An Associate Professor at Franklin Pierce University teaching Ceramics, Printmaking, and East Asian painting courses. She has shown her ceramic work, ink paintings, and prints in many regional, national, and international shows.
Finding Us: The Guilford Green is located one mile South of Exit 58 of I-95. It is bordered by Broad, Park, Boston and Whitfield Streets. Here is the Google map link for directions to the main entrance at 33 Whitfield Street.
Parking: Free parking and shuttle bus service is available at Exit 58 of I-95 at the commuter lots or Adams Middle School on Rt. 77 (233 Church St.). On site parking is available at St. George’s Church, 33 Whitfield Street, for $5/day, or you can find free on-street parking at other spots around town.
Getting There by Train: The Guilford train station is at 325 Old Whitfield Street. It is .8 miles or a 16 minute walk to the main entrance at 33 Whitfield Street. Here is the Google map link.
• 2018 Promotional Tools including posters and social media graphics.
• Craft Expo 2019 Exhibitor FAQs (pdf)
• Craft Expo 2019 Exhibitor FAQs (online)
• Pipe and Drape, Tent and Table Rental FAQ (online)
• State of Connecticut Tent Requirements (pdf)
• Craft Expo Map 2019
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