Craft Vendors

 

Applications for the Juried Craft Show of the 2021 Festival on September 12 are now open! Deadline: June 30

Eligibility:

Show is open to all artisans who design and execute their own work. Only original work may be offered for sale. Commercially-produced merchandise; imported items; articles assembled from plans, kits or molds; and articles composed primarily of pre-manufactured components are not eligible for exhibit or sale.

 

Place and Time:

Live-stream on Sunday, September 12, 2021 starting at 2 p.m. Individual artisan’s time to be arranged.

General Information: (A downloadable PDF of the General Information is available here.)

 

All artisans:

  • Provide Takoma Park Folk Festival with five images of work for publicity

  • Submit a brief bio, description of work, description of processes for use by publicity and live-stream event moderator

  • No commissions taken on sales

  • Be responsible for collecting and filing Maryland sales tax

Artisans participating in live-stream:

  • Must have computer, laptop, or tablet with webcam and microphone (mobile phone or microphone on earbuds are not acceptable)

  • Live-stream location must have reliable internet connection

  • Live-stream location must be well lighted

  • Live-stream location must be without a high level of background noise

  • Must be available at a mutually convenient time for video and audio check

  • Agree to make recording on day of event available for use by Takoma Park Folk Festival, Inc.

  • Additional details will be distributed when available

Artisans NOT participating in live-stream:

  • Provide up to ten (10) additional images to be used on the day of the live-stream event

Jury Procedure:

All applicants (new and returning exhibitors) must provide four images of their work. Upload digital images to http://e.tpff.org/craftimages.

 

Images uploaded should be jpg/jpeg or tiff files. Images can be color-corrected, but not otherwise enhanced. Please make sure that the image number corresponds with the information on your application. 

You must to label your images as follows:
Last Name First Name Item Number Description
Example: DoeChris1Bowl    DoeChris2Plate   DoeChris3Mug   Etc.


Images should accurately represent your work.

 

The jury evaluates the applications based solely on the images provided. The jury is also given the brief description of the items you provide on the application.


Please note that the Crafts Committee reserves the right to request additional images from any applicant for any reason. If you decline to submit the requested images, your application will be voided. TPFF will keep your $10 Jury Fee.


The Crafts Committee strives to provide diversity and ensure that all crafts are proportionally represented. Previous participation in the TPFF does not guarantee that you will be accepted into this show.

 

Application and Image Submission:

Apply online at http://e.tpff.org/craftapp.

Upload images online at http://e.tpff.org/craftimages; be sure to label your images according to the instructions in the Jury Procedure.

Fee:

  • $10 non-refundable application fee
     

Payment is due by the application deadline. You may pay:

  1. Online at http://e.tpff.org/craftpay

  2. By check or money order payable to Takoma Park Folk Festival, Inc., mailed to:

TPFF Crafts

7304 Carroll Ave, #192

Takoma Park, MD 20912 

 

*If mailing a check or a money order, be sure to include the artisan name and contact information used on your application together with your check or money order.

Submission of an application is a commitment to participate in the show if accepted.

 

Liability:

The Takoma Park Folk Festival assumes no liability for inaccuracies and technical difficulties.

Email crafts@tpff.org if you have questions.