The Mahoosuc Arts Council is accepting applications from fine artists and artisans for the 25th Annual Bethel Art Fair, Saturday and Sunday July 5 and 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash ribbons will be awarded by judges in fine art, artisan craft and photography. A new two-day format is offering exhibitors more opportunities than ever before for this event.
This 25th Annual will feature a limited 55 exhibitors on Saturday and 35 on Sunday. Exhibitors may show on one or both days.
A variety of artists and fine crafters are being sought whose artwork represents oil, watercolor, pastel, encaustic, pen & ink, charcoal, colored pencil, tempera, acrylic, glassblowing, wood carvings, jewelry and more. There will be judged artist award cash ribbons in wall-hung, artisan and photography categories as well as limited purchase awards. Honorable mention ribbons will also be awarded. Booth spaces are limited in the idyllic setting on the historic Bethel Common.
All work is required to be of original design and creation of the exhibitor. Photos must be submitted with applications ofartists who have not previously exhibited in the Bethel Art Fair. Applications must be received by June 15 for inclusion in the Bethel Art Fair program.
Fees are: Saturday only – $85 for single exhibitors, $140 for two exhibitors and $175 for groups of 3 or more; Sunday only – $60 for single exhibitors, $110 for two exhibitors and $150 for groups of 3 or more; BOTH DAYS – $120 for single exhibitors, $200 for two exhibitors and $300 for groups of 3 or more.10’Tables are available for rent $20 apiece.
Application is also open to food vendors. Food booths are 12×12 feet and cost $100, including electricity. Duplication of items is avoided. Food vendors must supply proof of insurance and are responsible for cleaning up trash on the grounds immediately surrounding the booth.