Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - Juried Art & Craft Festivals Since 1976

Spring 2014 Application

Artists Sell at Sugarloaf Shows – here’s why!

Thousands of customers come past your display at every show eagerly looking to buy new work for their home, themselves and for gifts.

These customers buy fine art and contemporary crafts. They seek quality in designs, materials and construction. They love to “discover” new artists!

Artists get access to five of the hottest retail markets on the East Coast where loyal customers eagerly anticipate buying at these Sugarloaf shows:

  • Chantilly, VA – affluent N. VA suburb of Washington DC —16th year
  • Oaks, PA – Philadelphia suburb near King of Prussia/Valley Forge —6th year
  • Somerset, NJ – fashion conscious audience south of NYC —21st year
  • Gaithersburg, MD – affluent MD suburb of Washington, DC —39th year
  • Timonium, MD – Located in the northern suburbs of Baltimore —36th year

Avg. exhibitor sales for a 3 day Sugarloaf show in 2012 was $1.25 million+.

Setup at a Sugarloaf show is easy

Setup is well organized and easy. All of our shows offer indoor spaces where you can set up your booth once and forget about the weather. A majority of shows have drive in setup.

Sugarloaf offers juried artisans a low overhead marketplace

  • Space fees are fixed, no commission on sales is ever charged. Fees include your space and all services from Sugarloaf including marketing of the show and helpful marketing materials for you to use in advance of each show to help build your individual sales.
  • We seek new and emerging artists as well as experienced regulars.
  • A qualified applicant is the artist who designs the work, sources the materials, and directly controls the quality and workmanship of all pieces presented at the show.
  • These are juried shows and all artists need to submit 5 images with their application – 4 of finished work and 1 of the completely setup display booth.
  • Jurying is based on creativity of design, quality of materials and attention to detail in overall workmanship and presentation. The artists judged best in each category are selected.
  • All artists must be present throughout each show as this is why these shows are special.
  • Artists display their work in their own booths that they provide and erect before each show.
  • A typical Sugarloaf Craft Festival has 250-400 spaces filled with artists, craftspeople and specialty foods. Typical attendance is 10,000 – 20,000+ for any given show.

Sugarloaf’s Spring 2014 Show Season

3 Flexible Payment Plans

Sugarloaf offers flexible ways you can pay your show fees. Pay early and save, pay later or pay in installments. Choose the payment plan that suits your budget and schedule.

Pay early and SAVE $25/show – making current payment in full with application entitles you to a $25 discount for each accepted and paid show. This payment option expires for Spring 2014 shows on October 1, 2013.

Pay later and make it simple – send post-dated checks or credit card payments to cover all fees for each show according to the following schedule:

Show P.D. Check/Credit Date
Winter Chantilly Oct. 15, 2013
Spring Oaks Nov. 1, 2013
Spring Somerset Nov. 15, 2013
Spring Gaithersburg Dec. 15, 2013
Spring Timonium Jan. 1, 2014

 

Pay over time with three payments as shown below:

  • $100 per space due upon acceptance
  • $250 more per space is due Oct. 15, 2013
  • $ Remaining balance due for Spring 2014 season spaces due December 1, 2013

SAVE an Additional $250! Artists who apply to all five Spring 2014 shows
are entitled to a $50 discount per show – a total savings of $250!

Apply Online or by Mail

APPLY ONLINE

  • Apply online at Zapplication.org – search word “Sugarloaf”
  • Four images of your work and one of your full booth are required for jurying.
  • $20 non-refundable jurying fee
  • Choose payment option best for you (see above)
  • Billing for space fees after jurying

APPLY BY MAIL

  • Print our Spring 2014 application.
  • Complete the paper application and mail with a CD containing four high-resolution images of your work and one image of your booth.
  • Insure that your images are in JPEG (.jpg) format and at least 1920 pixels on the longest side. (View Complete Requirements…)
  • Include a current check for $20, the non-refundable jurying fee.
  • If you are paying fees with current or post-dated checks/charges, include them with your application.
  • If you have selected to pay in installments, you will be billed after jurying and payments will be due as described above.
  • Mail application and image CD to:
    Sugarloaf Mountain Works, Inc.
    19807 Executive Park Circle
    Germantown, MD 20874

Notices

  • Jurying for all Spring 2014 shows begins August 23, 2013.
  • All jury notifications will be made by US Mail.
  • In Gaithersburg, applicants may be moved to other locations when accepted.
  • Checks will be returned to applicants not accepted.
  • Corner spaces are not guaranteed. Those not getting their request will get a refund of the corner fee with their space assignment.
  • We charge a $35 fee each time a check is returned by your bank.
  • Artists may cancel a show for any reason. A full refund will be given when cancellation is received within 14 days of acceptance. Other refunds depend on how many days before the first day of the show that the cancellation is received:
    120+days 80%
    90 – 119 days 60%
    60 – 89days 40%
    30 – 59days 20%
    0 – 29days none
  • $20 seasonal jurying fee is non-refundable.
Click to download application and contract for Spring 2014.
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Photo Credit: Pottery by Marcia Reiver and Jewelry by Stacy Givon.