Applications are available by November 15 of the proceeding year. They are distributed to crafters participating in the shows, by mail or emailed. Given the above dates, they must be mailed and postmarked by the date above. Late applications will be considered if a given category has openings.
NEW CRAFTERS: In order to receive applications, the jurying committee requires a prejurying of pictures before a new crafter name is added to the mailing list and applications are distributed. This can be done at any time as it takes 3-5 days to complete the process. Pictures can be submitted on line or to our mailing address. No specifics are included when submitting these pictures—merely “sell your product line”.
Jurying for a Saline Craft Show is done after the due date for every show. Every crafter (including those who participated in previous years) is required to reapply and be rejuried. Each crafter is encouraged to improve their product line regularly and update pictures submitted. Each show applications are then juried, and selections made to provide a quality diversified show that lures a customer base. The jurying committee emphasizes that the pictures are the sole basis of decision making plus each crafter who previously participated in a show is observed at that show and their product line evaluated in person. Previous participation or other factors can not be used as a basis to conclude that a crafter is automatically in a show. Saline Craft Shows always receive more than sufficient applications to fill a show.
The Saline Craft Show jurying process is very complete and detailed and includes review of the pictures and evaluation made in previous participation, if any, in a show Anonymously they are present during the entire show and make their evaluation of the crafter’s professionalism, booth setup and product line. By categories then, each set of applications are reviewed and selection is made based on variety, diversity, quality and uniqueness plus booth setup presentation. Professionalism in the booth, customer service and crafter repertoire are also considered if there was previous participation. Each shows jurying takes approximately 40 hours of over twenty volunteers who serve as a team. The jurying committee varies from show to show but includes experts in the art/craft world, community and school personnel and customers who have regularly visited the shows.
However a wait list is maintained for each show and applications are accepted for consideration if a cancellation occurs.
Effective 4.1.12 Applications for Saline Craft Shows will not be available online.
Contact must be made with Saline Craft Shows before they will be released.
Applications can not be submitted on line also and must be sent in the mail.