Premier Fine Art & Craft Festivals

application information 2019

  1. For your convenience new exhibitors may fill out a Pre-Jury form by clicking HERE. IMPORTANT NEW APPLICANTS please add our email to your contacts list so our replies do not go to junk mail. Previous exhibitors can skip this step as you have already been juried by us.  
  2. If accepted you will then need to send in the applications along with payment ASAP to hold your spot.  Applications, payment information, prices per show (all pricing is on the applications) etc. are found below.  Please be sure to read all of our rules & regulations that are listed below as well.  If you have any concerns or questions feel free to email or call us anytime.
  3. Deposit Checks Due With Application As Well As Slides Or Photos Of Work & Booth Display
    Please Make Payable To:
    Carolina Shows, Inc. / P.O. Box 853 / Matthews, N.C. 28106-0853
    Include a separate check or money order for each show. 
  4. A $100.00 deposit must be received with each application, or if you prefer you may pay the full amount. Post dated check for balance due will be accepted. On any post dated checks, a note to this effect must be attached to the check.
  5. If accepted, the remaining amount will be due 60 days prior to the event. If payment is not received by the due date, we will not guarantee your space. 
  6. For past exhibitors your cancelled check will be your acceptance unless you send S.A.S.E.



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Download applications

189428-ShowApps-Website 2019 (pdf)

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rules & regulations

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Jurying & Rules

  1. Each show is juried independently of each other with emphasis being on uniqueness, unusual works, quality and booth design.
  2. Exhibitors must make all items sold and must be present at the show. No representatives allowed.
  3. Imports, craft supplies, kits and commercially produced items will not be allowed .
  4. Under no circumstances will exhibitors be allowed to advertise discounted works. Example: signs "50% off- Last Day." This detracts from the overall quality.
  5. Exhibitors must not extend their booth space past the confines of the curtain or sit in the aisles.
  6. Tables must be covered to the floor and booths kept neat at all times.
  7. Electrical cords must be securely taped to the floor.
  8. Exhibitors must collect the state sales tax.
  9. Breakdown will not be permitted until 5: 00 p. m. Sunday.
  10. Promoter will have sole decision on acceptability of work and reserves the right to remove any items or signs from booths.
  11. Do not display items not listed on your application without prior approval. Exhibitors may only show work typified by slides.
  12. Exhibitors are not to relocate or move from their assigned spaces. 

Refund Policy

  1. In the even an exhibitor must cancel their space, or transfer to another event in which they have been accepted, a refund or a transfer will be made less a $50 booking fee.  NO refunds or transfers will be made 60 days prior to the show.

Entry Deadlines

  1. Current Exhibitors have until Jan. 1, 2019 to re-apply for any fall show in 2019 (NOTE this does not mean you cannot apply after Jan. 1, 2019, however, you will be juried as a new exhibitor)
  2. New Exhibitors will be juried after Jan.1, 2019 and notified as soon as possible. 
  3. There is no deadline for New Exhibitors, however, shows fill fast as well as mediums so we encourage all to send in early.
  4. Checks will be promptly returned to those not accepted.

Media

  1. Shows are open to all professional artists and craftsmen. Accompany each entry with slides or photos of your work. One photo must be of booth display. Include self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like them returned to you. We will retain a photo for possible media advertising unless otherwise stated by you.
  2. Important: Please stay within your specific media category.  If you do not see your media category here please describe what your art or craft is.  Feel free to send a cover letter explaining your works, we love learning as much as we can about your creative processes. 
  3. The following are acceptable categories:  Baskets, Jewelry, Soaps, Gourmet Food, Calligraphy, Leather, Carving, Metal, Christmas Theme, Nautical, Clothing, Photography, Fine Art, Pottery, Functional Painting, Gourd Art, Sculpture, Furniture, Textiles, Glass, Weaving, Recyclable Art, Wood & Wood Turning, Misc.  We understand you may not find your art or craft here, if that is the case please list as Misc.

Misc.

  1. Note: The price of electricity will double if not indicated on Entry Blank and paid for in advance.
  2. Extension cords must be the heavy duty, three-pronged type.
  3. Verbal communications MUST be followed up by a dated, written communication.
  4. The Producer, Carolina Shows, Inc., will not be liable for refunds due to the reasons of the facility in which the show is to be produced, being before or during the show, destroyed by fire or other calamity, or by an act of God, public enemy, strikes, statutes, ordinances, or any legal authority, or any other cause beyond the Producer's control.
  5. Security is furnished on a 24 hour basis.
  6. Detailed information, including set-up times, pertaining to each show will be sent out 6-8 weeks prior to show date. 
  7. Exhibitors are encouraged for all Christmas shows to decorate their booths in some fashion in keeping with the season.
  8. Exhibitor's booth must not interfere with adjacent exhibits in any way.
  9. Where possible Carolina Shows, Inc. will be purchasing the parking lots to allow for FREE PARKING.

FAQs

  1. Where do I download the application to mail in?  The link to download our applications is above but you can also click here for it as well :)
  2. Do I have to mail my application, pictures and payment?  Yes.  We do not take credit cards so you will need to mail in all three pieces, application, pictures and payment.  You can send us an email to see if you are pre-approved for the shows but until the application arrives you are not guaranteed a spot at the show.  Please see the top of this page concerning jurying through email.
  3. What is the pricing of the shows?  Please download our application for pricing.
  4. Do you accept vendors that are not artists or makers?  No, we only allow artist and crafters in the events.  No mass produced items or representatives for big brands are allowed.
  5. What is your refund policy?  Please look above to view our refund policy section.
  6. Is there a deadline to apply?  No but the shows will fill up so we advise sending in the applications in November or December.  Please read Entry Deadlines section for more info.