Craft Vendors Application

Application

Application deadline has closed. Keep an eye out for applications for the 2023 festival.

Fees

$100 (Application Fee: $10 Non-refundable; Booth Fee: $90 for a 10′ x 10′ space, refunded if not accepted into show). Submit payment at http://e.tpff.org/craftpay

Images

Submit images to http://e.tpff.org/craftimages. See instructions in Jury Procedure.

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 Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, MD 20912

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.

  • Secure canopy with weights in case of wind.

  • Be responsible for collecting and filing Maryland sales tax.


In addition:

  • Booth spaces are approximately 10’ x 10’.

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

  • No electrical or internet connections are provided.

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

  • No commissions taken on sales.

  • Exhibitors many not sublet or apportion space to anyone else. By special request, two exhibitors may share a booth; but, both artisans must 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

The work and booth display of all applicants will be juried. All applicants (new and returning exhibitors) must submit four (4) digital images of their work and one (1) digital image of the display booth.

The images must be submitted to http://e.tpff.org/craftimages.. Please number and identify images to correspond with the information on your application. 

 

Please note that the Crafts Committee reserves the right to request additional images from any applicant for any reason. 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.

 

If you decline to submit the requested images, your application will be voided. TPFF will keep your $10 Application Fee, but your $90 Booth Fee will be refunded. Images should accurately represent your work. The image should fill the frame and be in focus. Please note that multi-item images do not usually judge  well. It is best to have a single item in each digital image. The image of your display booth is in addition to the four images of your work. Your images must be representative of your work that will be offered for sale. Only work of the type shown on the submitted four (4) digital images will be allowed to be sold. Please be advised that the Crafts Committee will request the removal of any work that differs from that represented in the submitted images.

 

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

 

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. Certain categories have a large number of applicants which means that there is more competition for the available slots for those categories. Previous participation in the show does not guarantee that you will be accepted into this show.

Refund

Submission of an application is a commitment to participate in the show if accepted. Booth fee will be refunded if not accepted into show. No refunds will be given after the acceptance notice is sent.

 

Liability

Exhibitors are responsible for their own insurance for displayed work, tools and/or equipment. The Takoma Park Folk Festival assumes no liability.

Questions

Email crafts@tpff.org if you have questions.

 

Applications are closed