WWAC Artisan Market 2018:
Two-Day Artisan Market on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018
The WWAC Artisan Market is a celebration of fine arts and crafts. We are looking for Artisans to sell their innovative handcrafted items in our two day Artisan Market and Opening Reception for our Off the Wall Art Show.
ABOUT WWAC ARTISAN MARKET: This year marks the eighth anniversary of our Artisan Market that has grown into a respected venue for showcasing the work of talented artisans and attracts visitors from the greater Princeton area. This year we have created a two day event, allowing opportunities for more vendors and increased attendance from the public. This event is held concurrent with our Off the Wall Affordable Art Sale that is a juried art show bringing in artists from all over NJ. Both events will be held in time for holiday shopping, offering beautiful handmade items and artwork. Please note that submission to the Off the Wall Affordable Art Sale will be under a separate prospectus. WWAC is committed to promoting our events to the public through our extensive on-line lists, press releases, postcards, flyers, event websites and supporters of WWAC.
JURORS: WWAC Exhibition Committee
Show Dates and hours: New this year, WWAC is offering a 2 day event, with varied Artisans each day.
- Saturday, November 17, 10am to 6pm
- Sunday, November 18, 11am to 5pm
Submission Fee: $15 fee to be consider for one day or for both days
Submission Deadline: August 26, 2018
Accepted and declined Artisan notification: August 31, 2018
Accepted Artisan Table Fee: $50 per day accepted, due by September 28, 2018. Please pay directly to WWAC.
Table Size: 30 x 72 inches
Expanded Space, 5 available, additional fee: $25 per day accepted
GUIDELINES FOR EXHIBITION AT SHOW: Participating Artisans are expected to read all the information in the prospectus carefully as some items have changed from previous years. Submission of an application serves as acceptance to the rules and policies of WWAC, and those specifically outlined here in the prospectus.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artisans. Work must be original and handcrafted by the artist, and may include jewelry, pottery/ceramics, glass, fiber and textile items, leather goods, paper crafts and journals, metal arts, basketry, woodworking, apothecary, food products such as chocolate, jams, and chutneys, and more. Not acceptable work: We are looking for artisan’s work that will not compete with the wall art for our juried Off the Wall Art Show. Artisan Market items must not include wall art, either framed, unframed or matted. Note cards are allowed.
DISPLAY: Tables must be set up for the entire show for the day you are accepted:
- Saturday Nov 17, 10am to 6pm (10am to 11am open to WWAC Members Only, 11am to 5pm open to the public). Doors will open for Artisans at 8am to set up. At end of show, all Artisans must promptly break down their table display by 7pm. Those Artisans accepted for both days may leave their table setup.
- Sunday Nov 18, 11am to 5pm. Doors will open for Artisans at 9am to setup. At end of show, all Artisans must promptly break down their table display by 6pm.
On both days, once cars are unloaded they will need to be moved to parking lot at Princeton Junction Train Station. There is no fee to park there for the day of the event and directions will be given the day of the show.
TABLES: All items must be arranged in a display that will fit on a 30” x 72” tabletop. Tables and chairs will be provided by the WWAC. You may use your own set-up if you request to do so prior to the show and it must fit in the 30” x 72” space. Tables must be covered and skirted to the floor. We can provide a table covering for an additional fee of $10, to be paid the day of the market. No banners above table height will be permitted.
ARTISAN FEE: All Artisans must pay a fee of $15 at the time of submission to be considered for the Artisan Market. Artisans who are accepted into the market must pay the additional $50 table fee per day they are accepted by Friday, September 28, 2018.
JURIED EXPANDED SPACE: We are offering 5 juried expanded spaces for an additional fee of $25. Each expanded space is approximately the size of 2 tables, 30” x 72” each, with some extra space. This would be great for clothing racks, small shelves, addition tables, etc. These designated sites allow the Artisan to show more merchandise. If you are interested, please check the appropriate box on the submission from. Artisans will be juried for the spaces, and the selection process will focus on what is best for the show.
SALE OF MERCHANDISE: Artisans will be responsible for collecting sale proceeds for their merchandise. Please be prepared to accept credit cards. Artisans are expected to collect and pay sales tax. WWAC does not take a percentage of Artisan’s sales. It is the Artisan’s responsibility to obtain any licenses or permits necessary by state and local laws for the sale of handmade items and food to the public.
We are creating a program for the event. Each Artisan will be listed on our page of Artisans. If you would like to purchase an ad for the program, please contact us directly. Quarter page ($25), half page ($50), and full page ($100) black and white ads are available. We will need a pdf file, sized accordingly, along with your payment by October 26 by 5pm. Programs will be handed to all customers upon entry. This is a great way for you to advertise your work, and to increase your customer base!
Note: The West Windsor Arts Council retains the right to use artist’s name and digital images of accepted artwork.