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=7860
Emerging Artist Opportunity. Apply to become part of Craft Expo Emerging Artist program. Acceptance into our show will provide a pathway for emerging artists into a competitive fine craft show. EmergingArtists2020 for more information and eligibility. Application and booth fees have been reduced.
JURORS for Craft Expo 2020
- Kimberly Winkle – is a maker who creates using wood and paint; She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Winkle is an Associate Professor of Art and Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Technological University. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Ceramics from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Fine Art in Furniture Design from San Diego State University.
- Rod McCormick- is a metalsmith, sculptor, and jeweler and is a professor in the Craft and Materials studies program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Jodi Colella– exhibits and teaches internationally. She uses needlework to infuse renewed power to craft practices. She is the founder of the fiber study group Fiber lab. and a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery. She is a recipient of a 2019 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Award for sculpture.
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.
• Promotional Tools including posters and social media graphics.
• Craft Expo 2020 Exhibitor FAQs (pdf)
• Craft Expo 2020 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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