Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Taos Fiber Marketplace

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
Early bird: October 15, 2012
Final deadline: January 15, 2013

Call for Vendors
Taos Fiber Marketplace

Taos Convention Center
Taos, NM
April 19-21, 2013

Taos and the surrounding villages, is known for being a "fiber" destination. In keeping with this tradition, the Taos Fiber Marketplace offers the best of many fiber festivals, with a New Mexico flair.

There are three main areas in the Taos Convention Center space: a vendor marketplace that will feature all types of supplies for the fiber artist; free demos and clinics sponsored by a variety of fiber artists; and a large social space where attendees can and sit, knit, spin, weave and share their tips and ideas with like-minded fiber artists.

The Vendor Marketplace may have up to 75 booths available, with the balance being allocated to the demo/clinic area. Most booths are 8'x10', a few are 10'x10' and one is 8'x8'. Vendors in this marketplace will be juried for the purpose of bringing the widest variety of fiber supplies to the market. Preference will be given for those vendors willing to travel from long distances and those that have show experience in the past. Finished goods will be allowed as display items. Tools, books, equipment, yarn, fibers, etc. are all acceptable for the fiber artist needs.

Vendors in the demo / clinic area in the front portion of the Rio Grande Hall (next to the social area) have booths that are approximately the same size as those in the marketplace. The main difference is that these vendors can sell finished goods, market their business or studio, conduct one-on-one training to anyone interested, etc. The one requirement is that they must demo their work or have hands-on clinics. As part of the jury process, these vendors may indicate if they will only have photos and documentation to describe how their work is made.

All vendors must bring their own display items. Taos Fiber Marketplace will not be "poling and draping" the booths. Tables, chairs, electricity and tablecloths are available as indicated on the vendor application.

Entries will be juried and accepted as they are submitted.

All new vendors (that we have not already met) must submit sufficient photos and information to document what they will be bringing or doing. A substantial web presence may be sufficient to offset the need for photos.

The vendor mix will be balanced to provide the greatest diversity and experience to the market goers.

The entire marketplace is open to the public free of charge. The large portion of the booth fees will be earmarked for advertising the event. Checks and credit cards will not be processed until the vendor is accepted into one category or another.

Download Vendor Application:

Visit website for more details:

For questions, please contact:
Julie Silvian
Phone: 360-981-5509