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.
Application deadline extended to January 18, 2018; late applications accepted until January 20, 2018.
Craft Expo 2018 jurors are: Paul Sacaridiz, an artist and Executive Director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine; Marjorie Durko Puryear, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Textile Artisanry Department. She is a weaver and textile artist with a international product design company for handwoven scarves and decorative pillows; and Bruce Baker, jewelry designer and a art/craft marketing consultant who has presented over 600 workshops on topics of sales, merchandising, and visual presentations for juried 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 2018 Exhibitor FAQs (pdf)
• Craft Expo 2018 Exhibitor FAQs (online)
• Pipe and Drape, Tent and Table Rental FAQ (online)
• State of Connecticut Tent Requirements (pdf)
• Expo Site Map 2018
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