Craft Vendors Application

Applications for the Outdoor Juried Craft Show of the 2021 Festival on September 12 are now open! Deadline: July 25

http://e.tpff.org/craftapp

 

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:

Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 (Enter on East West Highway)

(Craft Show held outdoors)

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Hours: Noon to 6:30 p.m. Set-up begins at 10:00 a.m.

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

 

Show is held outdoors, rain or shine. Be prepared for sun, heat, wind, or rain.
 
Artisans must:

  • Be present to display and sell. (No representatives or dealers allowed.)

  • Have a professional looking display.

  • Provide everything needed to display and sell work.

  • Be responsible for collecting and filing Maryland sales tax.


In addition:

  • Booth dimensions are approximately 10’ by 10’

  • Exhibitor’s display must not interfere with adjacent booths or public areas in any way.

  • No sale, discount, or clearance signs are permitted.

  • No commissions taken on sales.

  • Exhibitors many not sublet or apportion space to anyone else. Two exhibitors may share a booth; but each artist must apply, submit images, and be juried separately.

  • No booth may be dismantled before closing time.

  • Booth must be entirely dismantled and packed prior to bringing your vehicle to the loading area at the end of the show.

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. 

Be sure 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.

In fairness to all, there will be an on-site jury the morning of the show.


The Crafts Committee strives to provide diversity and ensure that all crafts are proportionally represented. Previous participation in the TPFF Juried Craft Show 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 on July 25. You may pay:

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

  2. By check or money order payable to “Takoma Park Folk Festival”, 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:
Exhibitors are responsible for their own insurance for displayed work, tools and/or equipment. The Takoma Park Folk Festival assumes no liability.

Email crafts@tpff.org if you have questions.

 

Application Deadline

JULY 25, 2021

Applications must be complete by the deadline. Be sure that you have completed all of the following:
 

       or mailed a check