2021 Guidelines and Application for the Vendor Booths

Holiday Festival of the Arts

 PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE APPLICATION CAREFULLY!

If you have any questions about any part of the application please contact:

Katy Tolles at (360) 676-8548 x2 or katy@alliedarts.org

The Holiday Festival of the Arts is a five-week-long indoor arts festival featuring 100 artisans from our region. Aside from vendors selling their wares, the festival boasts live music and workshops for children on the weekends. The booths are unstaffed, with central checkout, meaning we stay the long hours for you.

**NOTE** This is a highly competitive juried festival. Allied Arts strives to choose a varied selection of new and returning exhibitors in a wide range of media and price points. Participants from last year are not automatically accepted again this year.

 

2021 Jury Timeline

Tuesday, April 27                   Thursday, May 6                             Tuesday, May 11

Deadline for                         Jury decisions                                   Notification letters

Applications                         made                                                   sent to all applicants

 

2021 Holiday Festival Timeline

Festival Dates:

November 20 – December 24, 2021

Set up:

Tuesday and Wednesday
November 16 & 17 times TBA

 Festival Hours:

November 19 – December 24

Seven Days a Week 10am – 7pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and closing at 3pm on December 24

Take-down and Clean up:

December 24, 26 & 27, times TBA

 

Booth Fees and Commission Rates

Booth Fee: $195

Size: 3’ x 6’

 

  • All vendors must supply their own tables and display furniture.
  • No jury fees but you must be an Allied Arts Business member, $75/year, to apply.

 

  • Power is available but you need to supply your own 3-prong extension cord and power strip with fuse.

 

  • You are welcome to use locked cases and we will have a dedicated person with keys. An effort will be made to place booths with higher value items closer to the register area.

 

  • 30% commission will be taken from vendors at the Holiday Festival. All vendors are required to work a minimum of three (3) 3-hour security shifts (six shifts for double booths). If you do not complete all of your shifts, a 50% commission will be taken and/or your participation in future festivals will be jeopardized.

 

Guidelines for the 2021 Holiday Festival

By applying to the 2021 Holiday Festival, you are agreeing to

Comply with the following guidelines:

  • Application deadline Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by 4pm. All applications must include images, application form and needed membership, to be considered for the Holiday Festival.
  • Artists may only display work in the categories in which they are accepted.
  • All work must be hand-made by the artist applying: no work from kits, commercial plans, mass produced, factory made or assembled items are permitted. The artist must have direct, hands on involvement over the creative and production processes. Soap, bath and body, and food vendors must submit ingredient lists for their products.
  • Artists may not exhibit the work of other artists.
  • All work displayed must be of the quality submitted for jurying. Allied Arts reserves the right to require removal of items that are not of the quality and/or category approved through the jury process.
  • In order to sustain a high quality of work, everyone must jury, regardless of past participation.
  • Work must be merchandised within the allotted booth space in a creative and artistic manner.
  • Allied Arts of Whatcom County reserves the right to make any necessary alteration to a booth to attain the highest level of presentation.
  • Inventory must be maintained at a reasonable level throughout the duration of the show. Allied Arts of Whatcom County reserves the right to refuse future participation to any artist not maintaining their inventory.
  • All vendors are required to complete three (3) 3-hour Security Shifts to receive the 30% commission rate. If artists do not complete these shifts, a 50% commission will be taken and your participation in future festivals may be jeopardized.

Membership Requirements

 

Allied Arts requires that everyone who applies for the 2021 Holiday Festival, must be an Allied Arts $75 Business Member. To upgrade your membership to become a Business Member please check the appropriate box on the application form and include your dues payment with your submission.

 

Application Guidelines

**NOTE** Allied Arts Staff does not conduct the initial jury process, and the jury committee may not be familiar with your work. So quality photos of your works and booth set-ups are highly encouraged.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN April 27, 2021

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!

To be considered for the 2021 Holiday Festival your application must include:

  1. 4 – 10 current images (taken within the last 2 years), either high-quality photographs or

          Digital (at least 300dpi) in jpg format. If you have participated in other festivals, please include at least one picture of your display. (If accepted, images may be used for publicity)

  1. An image list with descriptions of each piece. (Include size, medium, price and year produced)
  2. A brief description of your technique and/or artist’s statement. Soap, bath and body, and food vendors please include ingredient lists for your products.

Mail packets to:    Allied Arts of Whatcom County

                               2021 Holiday Festival

                               PO Box 2584

                               Bellingham, WA 98227

Drop off packets at: The Allied Arts of Whatcom County offices, located at 1418 Cornwall Avenue, in Downtown Bellingham. We are open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 4pm.

Please include a self addressed stamped envelope if you would like your photographs or CDs returned. If you are accepted to participate, your portfolio will not be returned until after the festival.

If you have any questions about any portion of this application please call Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator, at 676-8548 x2, or email at katy@alliedarts.org.

Fill out online at: https://www.alliedarts.org/whatcom-reads-art-challange/

Application Form for the 2021 Holiday Festival of the Arts

 

Name:                                                                 Business Name:                                                   

 

Address:                                                                                                                                                       

 

City:                                                                State:                          Zip:                                                    

 

Phone:                                                            Email:                                                            

 

Website:                                                                    

 

Medium (please check all that apply)

 

□ 2-D art                                            □ glass                       □ sculpture                 □ ceramics

(photo, painting, print-making)

□ jewelry                                            □ wood                       □ fiber art                   □ metal

□ mixed media/assemblage              □ leather                    □ other ___________________

□ bath and body                                □ food

 

 

Membership Status: please check one

I am currently at the Business Membership     level or higher.

I am not currently a Business Member. I have included my dues payment with this application.

□ I agree to follow all Standards and Guidelines as set forth on this form. (find the standards at www.alliedarts.org/holidayfestival)

□ I am interested in a double booth.

□ Yes, you may use my images for publicity purposes.

 

To be considered your application must include:

□ This completed and signed application form

□ Membership fees if needed

□ All submission materials

  1. A minimum of 4 current images
  2. An image list with descriptions of each piece
  3. A brief description of your technique and/or artist’s statement. Ingredient lists for soap, bath and body, and food products.

 

Please Drop off your application at:

 1418 Cornwall Ave. Downtown Bellingham,

 Or mail to:

Allied Arts of Whatcom County

Attn: 2021 Holiday Festival

PO Box 2584

Bellingham, WA 98227

 

DO NOT send your booth fee in advance. Instructions for booth payment will be included in your acceptance packet.

 

As legal representative of the above named vendor, I agree to defend & hold harmless Allied Arts of Whatcom County & Directors, individually or severally from all liabilities or any injuries, sickness, and/or claims of malfeasance resulting from the making, preparing, selling and/or distributing of my products and/or services to the general public.

 

Signature:                                                                                                                 Date: