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Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Annual Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts FestivalAugust 25-26, 2018

This high quality Festival is held to create an opportunity for talented artists and craftspeople from far and wide to showcase and sell their creative works in the picturesque setting of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, while giving residents and visitors a chance to enhance the arts in their lives.

TO ENTER

Acceptance to the Festival is entirely based on jurying four examples of the artist's current work. Artist must provide these examples either as four JPEG images on a CD, minimum resolution 300dpi (use file names that number the images 1, 2, 3 and 4, along with artist's name; Ex: JudySmith1.jpg) OR four 8x10 photo prints, labeled #1-4 with artist's name. Provide written descriptions in the area noted the entry form [153 KB pdf]. Submit slides/photos, fees and application form by mail.

Applications are due May 1.

ELIGIBILITY

Works eligible for the Festival must be original arts and crafts created by the artist exhibiting. Exhibitors may only show work conforming to juried slides. Artists are to display and sell their own work. No commecial kits, imports, dealers or mass produced items are permitted.

Artists’ work may include painting, drawing, photography, clay, wood, jewelry, glass, fiber (including clothing), basketry, sculpture, leather, paper, metal, floral, and mixed media. All work shown must be the original work of the artist applying, or limited edition reproductions of original works, presented in a professional manner.

2018 SCHEDULE

May 1, 2018 Entry Deadline
May 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance or rejection; slides returned and entry fee deposited or returned
August 25, 2018 Open to public, 9am-5pm
August 26, 2018 Open to public, 9am-5pm
The show is held rain or shine.

EXHIBIT SPACE

The Festival is held outdoors in Meredith, among the Meredith Village Shops and the Mill Falls Marketplace. Main Street is closed to vehicle traffic for this event.

Booth spaces are 10’ x 10’. Artists are responsible for providing their own self-supporting displays, not over 10 feet high. No stakes, nails or other supports may be driven into pavement or walls; no ropes may be strung across walkways. Tables must be covered on all sides. Cartons, etc., must be out of sight. Bring protection from sun or sudden showers. All vehicles must be removed to the specified exhibitor parking area by 8am on the opening day of the Festival.

Overnight security is provided for displays only. Artists are responsible for their own property in the event of loss, damage or personal injury.

Sorry, no pets allowed.

FEES

TENURE

Each year we add qualified artists to our Tenure. Those who have exhibited at the Festival for two or more years, and who have complied with the guidelines set for this quality Festival, will be considered for Tenure.

Artists in the Tenure system do not need to submit slides or the application fee. However, to reserve a spot, tenured artists must return the application form with the booth fee of $250 by May 1st.

PROMOTION

The Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is heavily publicized throughout New England, throughout the year. Notice of the festival appears in brochures, print advertising, posters, and on the internet. Held for over 38 years, the Festival is highly popular and regarded as the area's largest show and sale of fine quality arts and crafts. We look forward to having you join us for another great Festival!