The 41st Annual
AMERICAN CRAFTS FESTIVAL at LINCOLN CENTER for the Performing Arts
June 3, 4 and June 10, 11, 2017

The 28th Annual
AUTUMN CRAFTS FESTIVAL at LINCOLN CENTER for the Performing Arts
September 9, 10 & September 16, 17, 2017

The 20th Annual
CRAFT and FINE ART FESTIVAL at the NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
September 23, 24, 2017
The Crafts Festivals at Lincoln Center are among the nation's best retail shows* and the very best in the metropolitan area of New York City. Gross sales for crafts people in these events are often more than $10,000 per weekend due to high-end theatergoers, worldwide tourism and a huge crafts audience. The Craft and Fine Art Festival at the Nassau County Museum of Art has all of the benefits and impact deriving from a large and very affluent community of more than 1 million people at the single most prestigious cultural institution on Long Island. The Nassau County Museum of Art is well known and conveniently located with a large, educated and upscale audience, in one of the wealthiest areas in America, called the "Gold Coast".
***********GENERAL INFORMATION***********
There is NO JURY FEE or APPLICATION FEE.

SELECTION PROCEDURE AND APPLICATION DEADLINE
Screening of applications will be conducted by a jury of crafts experts. All screening will be done by viewing five color slides or emailed images of work representative of that which will be displayed. Screening will be anonymous. Juried selections will be made upon receiving your application. Please have applications postmarked ASAP. We suggest you enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard or send your mail certified with return receipt requested if you wish confirmation that it was received.

STANDARDS
Work must be original, hand-crafted and expertly executed. Manufactured products, products assembled from kits, products made outside North America are all unacceptable to these standards and should not be submitted for screening. BUY-SELL VENDORS WILL BE Removed With NO Refund. Categories NOT accepted: items made primarily of dried flowers, shells and items that are commercially manufactured and then embellished, such as T-shirts. This event is solely for craft artists. Manufacturers, importers and agents other than craft artists should not apply.

ABOUT IMAGES
Send five (5) digital images (at 300dpi) to acacinfo@gmail.com (or five standard 2" x 2" color slides), which are REPRESENTATIVE OF THE WORK YOU PLAN TO DISPLAY. Slides must be in paper or plastic mounts. Number images to correspond to image descriptions. All persons who wish slides to be returned after the Festival must include a #10 self-addressed stamped envelope with 78c postage. Please put your name on each slide.
BOOTH SPACE
An individual may have more than one booth space. One and a half booth spaces and larger are available. Two craftspeople may not share one space.

ADVERTISING
A comprehensive promotion campaign will incorporate all media including T.V., radio, periodicals, banners, full color posters and more.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Complete instructions plus parking and hotel accommodations will be sent with acceptance notifications. Free printed programs and full color postcard invitations and stickers for your customers will also be available. Festival will take place rain or shine. The Festival at the Nassau County Museum of Art is under tents. Set-up is on Saturday morning.

SECURITY
New York has the least crime of all major American Cities. However, security will be maintained 24 hours a day. Booths may stay up overnight. Nighttime security utilizes former NYC police officers.

FEES
Check(s) or money order for each weekend, for $175 currently dated is required as a non-refundable deposit for those accepted plus separate check(s) for each weekend for the balance of the booth fees which may be post-dated to May 1st. If your application is not accepted, all of your money will be promptly returned. Artists from Canada or anywhere outside the United States must send Travelers Checks or Money Orders in U.S. Dollars. Credit card payments require an additional $20 per booth. If you use a credit card, the total amount would be taken at once unless you require otherwise. If so, please contact us.
PLEASE NOTE: The American Concern for Artistry and Craftsmanship exclusively produces the craft events at the Lincoln Center Complex and the Nassau County Museum of Art, and is not affiliated in any way with events at any other locations.


American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center, NYC
Sunshine Artist 2015* Ranked #31 in the nation out of 2000 shows audited by Sunshine Artist Sept 2015 issue.


Photo credits (clockwise from upper left):
Joan Michlin, Linda Carlson, shawl by Rafael Acevedo & belt by Stelios Paraskevas, Raul Frisneda, Archie Smith, Gail Markeiwicz
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