Burklyn fairs are open to artists and craftspeople who are residents of Vermont or New Hampshire. All exhibited items are juried for excellence in craftsmanship and originality in design. Our fairs include free entertainment, children's activities, a raffle and homemade food all day. We are committed to making the admittedly hard work of a craft fair as easy on you as possible. (Suggestions accepted!)
The Burklyn jury consists of members of the Council’s craft committee, which includes artists chosen for their experience and high level of craftsmanship. The panel reviews each applicant’s work as objectively as possible according to Burklyn Arts Council standards. Your work will be reviewed by the jury and rated on its technical proficiency and originality as well as by the aesthetic judgment of the jurors, following specific guidelines. Overall presentation, including marketing details and booth design, are also considered.
Burklyn accepts work in clay, wood, glass, fiber, metal and other craft media. Fine art, photography, sculpture, and mixed media are also accepted. Burklyn does not accept work made from commercial kits, molds, patterns or stencils. Items made from the assembly of purchased parts or that are commercially produced and then decorated are not acceptable. Purchased beads in jewelry may be included only when used to accent or highlight a piece of the jeweler’s own design and execution that is the central element of the piece. That is, commercially produced elements may be used only in a manner that transforms their original design. We accept some specialty food items but limit the number of food booths at each fair.
Applicants must submit a minimum of three samples of one craft to be juried. Most submit more than that to ensure an adequate representation of their body of work. We also encourage you to include photographs (thumb drives, web sites and email are fine) in addition to the samples. Be sure to include a detailed description of your work process, including information on your techniques and anything else pertinent to understanding your art. Please also include a booth photo or description.
Burklyn requires either a photograph or detailed description of your booth. Note that the booth must be enclosed on three sides and allow entrance and exit without relying on your neighbor’s space. No stored items may be visible during the show.
Retail prices and appropriate labeling for material content are required and should be included with your jury submission. Business cards, brochures and signage must be appropriate to the craft exhibited and for the fair.
Jury samples may be shipped or brought in person to the jury. See the application form for details. We will return your shipped items if you have included return postage. Jury results will be released within seven (7) days of the jury.
Booth assignment All booths are assigned on a first come, first served basis, as determined by the paid application’s postmark date. Corner and half booths are limited in number. Please check your booth design requirements carefully to be sure you will be able to enter and exit your booth without disturbing your neighbor. NOTE: Half booths are very small and only work for certain displays.
We cannot guarantee you a specific location except to accommodate a physical disability, although we will do our best to accommodate requests. Please consider using CFL or LED lights, and remember to bring chairs and heavyduty extension cords if you are using electricity. All items not on sale or display must be concealed from public view during the fair. Exhibitors may not dismantle their booths before 4 p.m.
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