Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Buyers Market of American Craft

Deadline: (Ongoing)
We review applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.

The Buyers Market of American Craft
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Winter: February 13-16, 2009
Summer: August 1-3, 2009

The Buyers Market of American Craft (BMAC) offers the world's largest venue for artists to meet qualified buyers for fine-craft artists who have decided that wholesale exhibiting is the best way to spend more time in the studio and less time on the road. This show provides a professional setting for the development of wholesale contacts and to generate new business for both buyers and sellers.

Craft gallery and specialty shop owners make up the largest percentage of our attendance while other retailers include museum shops, boutiques, department stores, furniture, jewelry, mail order catalogs and clothing stores.

Criteria: The Buyers Market of American Craft will only review work that is designed and produced in the United States or Canada.

Additional criteria include:
• You must design and supervise the work produced in your studio.
• You are required to exhibit in person.
• You must be a tax-paying resident of the U.S. or Canada.
• You must supply high-quality slides or digital images.

Booth Package: Your booth fee includes:
• 8’ gray draped walls
• Chair
• Booth sign
• Buyers Guide listing
• Free promotional stickers and brochures
• Drayage to and from your booth when you ship with the show’s freight provider
• Complimentary subscriptions to NICHE and AmericanStyle magazines
• Storage of empty boxes and crates during show
• Web listing on NICHE Marketplace

2009 Exhibitor Prospectus (pdf)

2009 Buyers Market Application (pdf)

Deposits will only be processed upon the artist's acceptance into a show. All applicants applying after December. 1, 2008 for the February 2009 show must include the full booth fee with their application.

The Buyers Market offers lifetime tenure to its exhibitors. As long as you continue to participate in the show each year and your work remains consistent, you will automatically receive a new contract each year; return it by the deadline and you will be guaranteed a booth.

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