GREATER NEW HOPE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P. O. BOX 633 NEW HOPE, PA 18938 215-862-9990 www.newhopechamber.com We would like to invite you to participate in the 15th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival on September 27 th -28th, 2008 in historic downtown New Hope, PA 3 one of the top 5 destinations for the arts in the country, located on the beautiful Delaware River.
The New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival maintains a very high standard for exhibitors and we are seeking professional artists and crafts people whose work is entirely original. All fine art mediums and artistic crafts are eligible. Items made with kits or even partially pre-made and ready mold ceramics will not be accepted.
We hope you 9ll join us for this outstanding juried event. Attached is an application form and information about the festival. Based on the success of last year 9s event we are anticipating more than 35,000 visitors for what has become the premiere festival in Bucks County.
The two-day show is free to the public and draws people from all parts of the Eastern Seaboard. This year 9s show will take place on North Main Street, the North Main parking lot, the PNC Bank parking lot and ... more. less.
East Parry Street adjacent to North Main. These areas will have overnight security and artists will not have to break down on Saturday night; however, we recommend removing merchandise from your booth.<br><br> Location requests will be considered, but not guaranteed. In making a request, please let us know the approximate location by landmarks, not the previous year 9s booth number. We appreciate your comments and suggestions from the 2007 Festival, and have found solutions to any problems that we are aware of.<br><br> As with any outdoor show, we can 9t control the weather. There will be a better banner and signage, and free parking for exhibitors during the show. This year there are plans for special Festival-related events for Friday night for participants.<br><br> There are now 4 categories for prizes with $1000+ value. We have already begun to advertise and will continue to do so, in order to bring even more people to this highly successful show. The application deadline is June 15, 2008.<br><br> Your application is attached along with show and jury information. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 215-862-9990. Sincerely, Stephanie Nagy Chamber Administrator Enclosures 2008 NEW HOPE OUTDOOR ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL P.<br><br> O. BOX 633 NEW HOPE, PA 18938 215-862-9990 www.newhopechamber.com DETAILS AND PRICING DATES " Saturday, September 27, 2008 10:00 AM 3 6:00 PM " Sunday, September 28, 2008 10:00 AM 3 5:00 PM APPLICATION PROCESS AND FEES " 10 9 x 10 9 booth space for the entire weekend is $260.00. There is also a $15.00 non-refundable jury fee which must be paid by check and which will be cashed immediately.<br><br> " The completed Exhibitor Application must be received with two separate checks, each made out to the New Hope Chamber of Commerce, or with a check for the jury fee and complete credit card information. The exhibition check for $260.00 will be cashed once you are accepted into the Festival. All other checks will be returned.<br><br> There is a $25.00 fee for returned checks. Credit cards will be charged upon acceptance. " Applications and checks must be received by June 15, 2008.<br><br> JURY PROCESS " A jury of arts and crafts professionals will determine the exhibitors of the Festival. " All applicants must submit four (4) photographs (or jpeg images on CD), each clearly labeled with your full name. NO SLIDES.<br><br> " Images will be returned only if you include an appropriate self-addressed, stamped envelope. SHOW DETAILS " A 10 9 x 10 9 booth space is $260. You must provide your own straight legged booth.<br><br> " Only one (1) artist is permitted per booth space. " If you are selected, when it gets closer to the event dates, you will receive specific information regarding designated free parking, set-up times, booth location, special events, etc. " All accepted exhibitor checks will be cashed by June 30, 2008.<br><br> All others will be returned. " All artwork must be of high quality and hand crafted. We will not accept vendors who use manufactured goods or kits.<br><br> " Exhibited work must be consistent with photos. " Artists must attend for the entire weekend. If you do not attend on Saturday, you may not attend Sunday.<br><br> CANCELLATION POLICY " Cancellations prior to August 1, 2008 will receive a full refund. " Cancellations up to two (2) weeks prior to the Festival will receive a refund of booth fee less $75.00 " There will be no refunds for cancellations within two (2) weeks of the Festival. 2008 NEW HOPE OUTDOOR ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL EXHIBITOR APPLICATION Please complete the application and mail with two (2) checks, or (1) check and complete credit card information, four (4) photographs or web images on CD (NO SLIDES) clearly depicting your work and booth, and a self- addressed, stamped envelope to return them to: Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival P.<br><br> O. Box 633 New Hope, PA 18938 COMPANY NAME _____________________________________________________________________ EXHIBITOR NAME _____________________________________________________________________ STREET ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP _____________________________________________________________________ HOME PHONE _____________________________________________________________________ CELL PHONE _____________________________________________________________________ EMAIL _____________________________________________________________________ STATE TAX ID # _____________________________________________________________________ AMOUNT OF CHECK ____________________ FOR # SPACES ______________________________ PLACEMENT REQUEST ___________________________________________________________________ MEDIUM _____________________________________________________________________ DESCRIPTION ______________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Four photographs (or jpeg images on CD) must accompany this application. 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