Start planning for spring art and craft shows

Some of my talented co-workers are holding our annual Bizarre Bazaar here at F+W Media today. This got me thinking about the holiday art and craft show season, which is now in full swing. Although it’s a bit late to take part in this year’s holiday art and craft shows if you haven’t already applied, this is the perfect time to start researching spring shows. Here are a few you might want to consider:

P.O. Box 28
Woodstock, NY 12498
Phone: (845)331-7900
Fax: (845)331-7484

Fine arts & crafts show held annually in early May. Outdoors. Accepts photography, wearable and nonwearable fiber, metal and nonmetal jewelry, clay, leather, wood, glass, painting, drawing, prints, mixed media. Juried by 5 images of work and 1 of booth, viewed sequentially. Number of exhibitors: 250. Public attendance: 14,000. Public admission: $10. Artists should apply by downloading application from or can apply online at Deadline for entry: January 1. Application fee: $45. Space fee: $745-845. Exhibition space: 10×10 ft. For more information, artists should email, visit website, call.

213 Walnut St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: (630)513-5386

Fine art fair held annually in late May. Date of Event: May 28 & May 29, 2011. Outdoors. Accepts photography, painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, nonwearable fiber art. Juried by committee: submit 4 slides of art and 1 slide of booth/display. Awards/prizes: Cash awards of $3,500 awarded in several categories. $14,000 of art has been purchased through this program since its inception in 2005. Number of exhibitors: 100. Free to the public. Artists should apply by downloading application from website or call for application. Deadline for entry: February. Jury fee: $25. Space fee: $200. Exhibition space: 12×12 ft. The 2011 Application will be available in September 2010. For more information, artists should e-mail, visit website, call.

Southern Pines Business Association
P.O. Box 1604
Southern Pines, NC 28388
Phone: (910)315-6508

Arts & crafts show held annually last Saturday in April. Outdoors. Accepts photography and crafts. We host over 160 vendors from all around North Carolina and the country. Enjoy beautiful artwork and crafts including paintings, jewelry, metal art, photography, woodwork, designs from nature and other amazing creations. Event is held in conjunction with Tour de Moore, an annual bicycle race in Moore County, and is co-sponsored by the town of Southern Pines. Public attendance: 8,000. Free to the public. See deadline online for entry sometime in March. Space fee: $75. Exhibition space: 10×12 ft. For more information, artists should e-mail, visit website, call, send SASE. Application online.

This is just to get you started—of course there are many more listings both on Artist’s Market Online and in the 2011 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market and 2012 Photographer’s Market. So start researching!

Have a great weekend,


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