ArtsFest '17

Application Details

OUR 5th ANNUAL ALL-INDOOR SHOW... NEW DATES AND AN EXCITING NEW LOCATION!

Rose Bank Winery 258 Durham Rd., Newtown, PA
Rose Ballroom  ***  rosebankwinery.com


Saturday, December 2   10 am - 5 pm
& Sunday, December 3    11 am - 5 pm

Application Deadline: June 15, 2017
 

Features

  • Great Location 
  • Free WiFi
  • Ample Parking 
  • Accessible Parking and Building Access
  • Ballroom Venue Attached to Winery’s Tasting and Sales Room 
  • No Admittance Fee 
  • Convenient to New Hope, Doylestown, and I-95
  • Participating winery in Bucks County Wine Trail 
  • Great PR in Conjunction with Rose Bank Winery

Eligibility

- Juried and Non-Juried members of Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen  

  • All Applications are subject to show jurying
  • All items displayed must be the work of the artist of record and must conform to established chapter and state standards
  • You must be juried in for every type of art in your booth. No jewelry will be juried in as a secondary art. Jewelry will only be juried as a primary work by jewelers. Non-jewelers cannot display jewelry even if it is the same materials as your primary art. For example a potter cannot display clay jewelry nor can a glass artist display glass jewelry. If you are jurying in for glass or pottery, however, and want to sell photography, you must also jury in for photography.   
  • No sales representatives or agents are permitted
  • The artist of record must be present throughout the show
  • No seconds.  No sale or "mark down" signs. No buy-sell.
  • Floor jurying begins during setup and is ongoing throughout the show to ensure that appropriate standards of work are maintained.

To meet a balanced number of artists and art forms, it may not be possible to accept all artists applying in a given area of art.  Jurying will occur after the close of the application deadline in order to give all artists a fair chance at acceptance.  

Application Process, Dates, and Refunds

There is a non-refundable $20 application fee, which is paid as part of your online application.  
Submitting an application is a commitment to participate if you are accepted by the Show Jury.

Application notifications will be sent on or about July 1, 2017.  Balance of booth fees must be paid in full by July 15th.

Accepted artists who cancel after paying their booth fee may be considered for a refund of 75% of the booth fee if the booth is subsequently able to be filled. Application for a refund must be submitted in writing to one of the Show Chairs for ArtsFest '17, for consideration by the Board of BCGC.  Any refunds granted will be made after the show.

Artist Booth Options

10' x 10' Booth  (10 available) - $260

-  Includes 300 Watts of electricity per booth
-  Requires 3-sided, free-standing booth display at least 6 feet high and reaching to the floor.  You cannot use a neighboring booth or the room's walls for support or to provide sides for your display. 
-  Displays cannot reach into the aisles or adjacent spaces 
-  All boxes/packing materials, etc., must be stored out of sight 
-  All tables and open display bases must be covered to the floor  
-  All legs/supports for booths and displays must be padded with heavy felt, carpet, or tennis balls to protect the wood floor
-  Extension cords, power strips, and plug used by the artist must be heavy-duty 3-prong, 3-wire.  All artists must bring their own cords, power strips, etc.  Only one plug will be provided for each booth.  No cords may be strung across aisles or open areas of booths where a tripping hazard may be caused.

Outdoor tent structures may be used for your booth sides providing:
-  The top is removed so room lighting is not obstructed, and
-  White tent walls are replaced by another material 

10' x 10' Corner Booth (4 available) - $275

- Includes 300 Watts of electricity per booth
- Requires 2-sided, free-standing booth display at least 6 feet high and reaching to the floor. You cannot use a neighboring booth or the room's walls for support or to provide sides for your display.
- Displays cannot reach into the aisles or adjacent spaces
- All boxes/packing materials, etc., must be stored out of sight
- All tables and open display bases must be covered to the floor
- All legs/supports for booths and displays must be padded with heavy felt, carpet, or tennis balls to protect the wood floor
- Extension cords, power strips, and plug used by the artist must be heavy-duty 3-prong, 3-wire. All artists must bring their own cords, power strips, etc. Only one plug will be provided for each booth. No cords may be strung across aisles or open areas of booths where a tripping hazard may be caused.

NOTE:  Booth set up must allow 2’ for customers into booth for proper flow in venue. If using an L-shape counter set up, for example, the counter fronts must be at least 2’ from the opening of the booth.  

Outdoor tent structures may be used for your booth sides providing:
- The top is removed so room lighting is not obstructed, and
- White tent walls are replaced by another material

8' x 30" space (11 available) - $150

These spaces are against a wall and will accommodate a 6‘ table or shelving unit, plus 2’ for a chair at the end of the table/shelf.

You may use a Pro-Panel set up within this space, if you choose. There will be no additional space, so plan your booth display accordingly.

- Includes 300 Watts of electricity
- All boxes/packing materials, etc., must be stored out of sight 
- All tables and open display bases must be covered to the floor
- All legs/supports for booths and displays must be padded with heavy felt, carpet, or tennis balls to protect the wood floor 
- Extension cords, power strips, and plug used by the artist must be heavy-duty 3-prong, 3-wire. All artists must bring their own cords, power strips, etc. Only one plug will be provided for each booth. No cords may be strung across aisles or open areas of booths where a tripping hazard may be caused.

 

All provisions of display/set up must be followed.  Failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave the show venue and forfeit payment if the issue is not immediately resolved.

Volunteering

Our show depends on volunteers for success.  All show participants are expected to assist with a volunteer duty.  A list of jobs needed will be sent with acceptance, and will include tasks that can be done before, during, or after the show.  You will be asked to designate which job(s) you are signing up for.  

Setup / Breakdown

Setup: Friday, December 1 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Saturday, December 2 from 7 am – 9:30 am.

Breakdown: Sunday, immediately following end of show to 8:00 pm

No breakdown will be permitted prior to the end of the show at 5 PM on Sunday.

Taxes

Applicants must have a PA state sales tax certificate and collect PA state sales tax.  Artists are responsible for filing tax returns with the state. For information on PA sales tax, see http://www.revenue.pa.gov/FormsandPublications/FormsforBusinesses/Pages/Sales-Use-and-Hotel-Occupancy-Tax.aspx#.VNkmtaMo670 and click on REV-585 -- Brochure - Pennsylvania Sales and Use Tax.

Miscellaneous

  • No animals except for registered service animals are permitted in the show venue.
  • Insurance for loss, damage, injury or liability is the responsibility of the artist.
  • The BCGC Board of Directors’ decision to waive any given rule shall not be considered as a precedent.
  • The Show Committee will make every effort to advertise and market the Show in as many resources as possible. Show postcards will be made available to the artists and it is expected that artists will actively promote the Show on their personal social media outlets, through email, and any other way possible. Advertising in as many places as possible helps bring in the guests
  • Failure to comply with any of the rules will endanger future acceptance with BCGC shows. 

Contacts

Questions about the show and its application should be directed to the show's Co-Chairs:

Merle Slyhoff - merle.slyhoff@gmail.com 267-253-8310

Cynthia Prediger ckprediger@gmail.com 267-614-4899

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