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Call for Artists: Guilford Art Center Craft Expo 2020

July 17, 18, 19
Guilford, Connecticut 
Guilford Art Center
180 Artists
Deadline: January 23
Application Fee: $40     Booth Fee: $680-$1330
Craft Expo is held outdoors on the historic Guilford town green and offers artists an intimate venue on the CT shoreline nestled in the center of this charming New England town at the height of the tourist season. The idyllic Green is surrounded by boutique shops, restaurants, B&B, and art galleries and has been home to Craft Expo for 62 years. Conveniently located off Interstate 95, half-way between Boston and New York, Craft Expo draws from a sophisticated and informed audience of approximately 7,000 visitors.
Craft Expo is a must see summer event and a signature happening for the town of Guilford and Connecticut shoreline featuring 180 national and regional artists. Craft expo presents a broad spectrum of original contemporary crafts in a variety of media including, Baskets, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper Arts, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood.

All work is handmade by the artists, who have been selected to participate by a panel of professional peers, thereby ensuring only the best quality in workmanship, design and material
Our marketing campaign includes extensive advertising and promotion including paid and print online advertising, detailed press releases, public radio spots, local television broadcasting media events, direct marketing, use of social media, networking, and email.
Emerging Artist Program: A juried showcase of emerging artists who demonstrate excellence in their work and are seeking an opportunity to apply to an established marketplace at a reduced rate. This program will offer Emerging Artists opportunities to build their customer base, establish relationships with fellow craftsmen, and provide a pathway into Guilford Art Centers' established competitive fine arts craft show.
Voted top 100 in Sunshine Artist 2019.
What else to expect: 
The show features live craft demos by our own Guilford Art Center instructors. There are food trucks, beer and wine, live music and a Family Art Tent.

More Information:
Contact: Dawn Tiscia,
(203) 453-5947 ext. 207

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Comment by Cesar Palma on January 17, 2020 at 8:00pm
I exhibited at this show last year and was so excited to have been juried in.
It soon became apparent that ‘us newbies’ were selected because a few of the old timers had retired or decided to give this show up, so their empty spaces had to be filled.

Jewelry is a category the jurors considered unlimited making about 40% of the show.

Next to my tent was a Chinese importer of framed embroidered silks in bulk, which shows how desperate the organizers were to fill their vacant real estate.

Apply at your own risk.

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