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General Show Information:
Dawn Tiscia, Craft Expo Coordinator
203 453-5947 ext. 13
expo@guilfordartcenter.org

To Volunteer:
Maureen Belden
203 453-5947 ext. 12
mbelden@guilfordartcenter.org

Craft Expo: Information for Artists

Interested in Applying? | Directions + Parking | Promotional Tools | FAQs + Site Map | Lodging


Interested in Applying?

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=5164.

Application deadline is January 9, 2017; late applications accepted until January 16, 2017.

Craft Expo 2017 jurors are: Kathleen Dustin, from Contoocook, NH, a studio craftswoman for 30 years selling in the best national shows; Jane Sauer, a fiber artist, former owner of Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, and current owner of Sauer Art Consulting; and Beth Williams, from Gloucester, MA, a studio jeweler/metal smith for over 30 years specializing in art glass jewelry; and a member of the Snow Farm faculty. Beth has work in the permanent collection of Corning Museum of Glass.

Craft Expo 2017 Application (online)
Craft Expo 2017 Application (pdf)


DIRECTIONS + PARKING

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.

For a taxi, call Shoreline Taxi: 203-506-8294.


PROMOTIONAL TOOLS

Click here for a collection of social media graphics and other promotional tools.


FAQs + SITE MAP

• Craft Expo 2017 Exhibitor FAQs (pdf)
Pipe and Drape, Tent and Table Rental FAQ (online)
State of Connecticut Tent Requirements (pdf)
Site Map


LODGING INFORMATION

Click here for a list of nearby campsites, motels/hotels, and bed & breakfasts.