July 1 Craft Fair

welcome new exhibitors            47th Summer Craft Fair–July 1

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, Vermont

                                             Application

         APPLICATION DEADLINE—March 31       JURY DATE—April 1

This application is also available online at Burklyn-Arts.org

 

Name _____________________________________________________________________ Phone_____________

Business Name______________________________________________________________ Craft______________

Address______________________________________________________________________________________

E-mail address________________________________ License plate number_____________________________________

 

Fees and booth selection.

We will do our best to honor your choices. The map below is just for reference. The actual layout may differ.

 

[ ]         Tenured exhibitor 2017 membership fee enclosed                                          $25 _____

[ ]         New applicant jury fee                                                                                                   $10 _____

[ ]         Under the tent: 10′ wide X 6′ deep                                                                           $95 _____

[ ]         Under the tent: 8′ wide X 9′ deep                                                                          $105 _____

[ ]         Corner under the tent, any size booth, ADD                                                       $30 _____

[ ]         12′ x 12′ outside                                                                                                                $105 _____

[ ]         Electricity under the Burklyn tent only (up to 250 watts; CFLs/LEDs preferred)       $20 _____

 

TOTAL FEES enclosed: $_______

Special booth placement requests (see sample map below): _____________________________________________________

 

NEW APPLICANTS: Please write separate checks for jury fee, booth fee and return postage for jury item.

Fees are not refundable except as noted in the Application Guidelines.

 Posters: Please help us publicize the fair. Can you hang posters in your area (and thanks!)? Please send _________

 Raffle: Burklyn greatly appreciates craft donations for our raffle! Raffle donation:_________________

valued at:_________

 The undersigned exhibitor agrees to abide by the rules of the 47th Burklyn Summer Fair and will hold Burklyn Arts Council, Inc., harmless from injuries to any persons, from damages to property or from any losses resulting from participation in this event.

 

Signature _______________________________________________________________ Date___________

PO Box 1056

Lyndonville, VT 05851

 

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Guidelines and Jury Information

 

Burklyn Arts Council is a private nonprofit arts organization which has supported the arts in the schools and communities of seven towns in the Northeast Kingdom for the past 46 years. Our folio features funding for artist residencies, tickets to professional performances, scholarships and professional development for teachers and one-day fair the first Saturday in July.

Burklyn fairs are open to artists and craftspeople from Vermont and from Coös and Graft Counties of New Hampshire. All exhibited items are juried for excellence in craftsmanship and originality in design. Both fairs include free entertainment, children’s activities, a raffle and homemade food all day. And we pride ourselves on making the admittedly hard work of a craft fair as easy on you as possible. (Suggestions accepted!)

 

GUIDELINES FOR BURKLYN EXHIBITORS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Eligibility

All crafts people accepted into Burklyn fairs must be residents of Vermont or of Coös or Grafton Counties in New Hampshire.

Jurying

The Burklyn jury consists of members of the Council’s craft committee, which includes artists chosen for their experience and high level of craftsmanship. The panel reviews each applicant’s work as objectively as possible according to Burklyn Arts Council standards. Your work will be reviewed by the jury and rated on its technical proficiency and originality as well as by the aesthetic judgment of the jurors, following specific guidelines. Overall presentation, including marketing details and booth design, are also considered.

Burklyn accepts work in clay, wood, glass, fiber, metal and other craft media. Fine art, photography, sculpture, and mixed media are also accepted. Burklyn does not accept work made from commercial kits, molds, patterns or stencils. Items made from the assembly of purchased parts or that are commercially produced and then decorated are not acceptable, except in special circumstances. Purchased beads in jewelry may be included only when used to accent or highlight a piece of the jeweler’s own design and execution that is the central element of the piece. That is, commercially produced elements may be used only in a manner that transforms their original design. Specialty food items are also eligible for acceptance.

Applicants must submit a minimum of three samples of one craft to be juried. Most submit more than that to ensure an adequate representation of their body of work. We also encourage you to include photographs (CDs, thumb drives, email are fine) in addition to the samples. Be sure to include a detailed description of your work process, including information on your techniques and anything else pertinent to understanding your art. Please also include a booth photo or description. 

Burklyn requires either a photograph or detailed description of your booth. Note that the booth must be enclosed on three sides and allow entrance and exit without relying on your neighbor’s space. No stored items may be visible during the show.

Retail prices and appropriate labeling for material content are required and should be included with your jury submission. Business cards, brochures and signage must be appropriate to the craft exhibited and for the fair.

Jury samples may be shipped or brought in person to the jury. See the application form for details. We will return your shipped items if you have included return postage. Jury results will be released within seven (7) days of the jury.

The jury process is an excellent way to gather feedback about your work, especially if you are new to the business. Many craftspeople jury several times before gaining acceptance and becoming tenured artists. Others may be accepted and placed on a wait list if the upcoming fair is already full or if that particular craft is over-represented at the upcoming fair.

If your work is not accepted, you may reapply to Burklyn after one year. If your work is not accepted due to the exclusions noted in paragraph 2, we will do our best to suggest other markets and fairs for which your work may be better suited.

Tenure

Burklyn artists are tenured after they have exhibited at one fair and so long as they continue to exhibit with Burklyn at least once each year. Artists who miss two fairs in succession must rejury, except in special circumstances, or if they add new work to their collection. Any work that differs significantly from what you have previously exhibited must be juried. The craft committee may, at its discretion, exclude on the day of the fair any work which it considers of unacceptable quality or which has not previously been juried.

Booths

All booths are assigned on a first come, first served basis, as determined by application postmark date. It is therefore important to indicate a first and second choice for your booth size. Please note that your booth must be three-sided so as not to open into your neighbor’s space – please check your booth design carefully to be sure you will be able to enter and exit your booth without disturbing your neighbor. Corner booths are limited in number.

We cannot guarantee you a specific location except to accommodate a physical disability, although we will do our best to honor requests. Please remember to bring chairs and heavy-duty extension cords if you are using electricity, and please consider CFL or LED lights. All items not on sale or display must be concealed from public view. Exhibitors may not dismantle their booths before 4 p.m. 

Email burklynarts40@gmail.com or call 802-626-5836 for more information.