Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is now accepting artist and craftperson applications for its Fall 2013 shows. Celebrating its 38th season, Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are among the country’s leading juried shows of fine art and crafts.
Exhibition space is available at every show in all categories, including fiber and fashion, photography, fine art, furniture, ceramics and pottery, blown and leaded glass, jewelry, metal, leather, and functional and decorative wood. The jury process for the Spring 2013 shows will begin January 18th.
Shows for the Fall 2013 season of Sugarloaf Craft Festivals include:
October 4-6, 2013, Timonium, MD (outside Baltimore), Maryland State Fairgrounds
October 11-13, 2013, Gaithersburg, MD (outside Washington, D.C.), Montgomery County Fairgrounds
October 25-27, 2013, Somerset, NJ, Garden State Exhibition Center
November 1-3, 2013, Oaks, PA (outside Philadelphia), Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
November 22-24, 2013, Gaithersburg, MD (outside Washington, D.C.), Montgomery County Fairgrounds
December 13-15, 2013, Chantilly, VA (Northern Virginia), Dulles Expo Center
Craft industry publications regularly rank Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals among the top fine arts and crafts festivals around the country. Sunshine Artist Magazine named eight of Sugarloaf’s shows in its list of the 2012 “100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows.” Each show features hundreds of jury-selected artists whose work is included in the nation’s finest galleries, private collections, and museums.
Artists benefit from participating in Sugarloaf Craft Festivals because of the high-traffic locations in affluent markets and convenient access to enthusiastic customers. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals provide significant support for its artists including an aggressive marketing and advertising program, an easy on-line application process, free VIP tickets for artists to distribute to their best customers, and discounts for artists at hotels convenient to each show venue. Artists can receive discounts on booth fees through a number of flexible payment options.
Artists can apply online at www.zapplication.org using the search term “Sugarloaf.” To download an application or sign up to receive an application by mail, artists can visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com/becomeex.html. For information about Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com.