Artists Guidelines and Open Call for Entries
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Fall 2017 Contemporary Clay Fair
The Contemporary Clay Fair (CCF) is an exhibition and sale of ceramic artwork, held twice annually in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
All clay artists are encouraged to apply! Please read and follow all instructions carefully. We look forward to your application!
APPLICATION IS ONLINE ONLY: In order to apply for the Fall 2017 CCF click here for directions for using youjudgeit.
If you have applied to the show previously, once you are on the You Judge It site, click on "log in ' to proceed. If you have not previously applied, click on 'register' to proceed.
PLEASE NOTE: The application requires that you upload 3 JPGs of individual pieces or sets, as well as a digital photo (JPG) of a grouping that shows the breadth of your work.
Applications that do not have a group shot will not be considered.
See photo guidelines on the next page.
For technical support using youjudgeit, please contact Colin Dyck at firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOW DATES: November 18 & 19, 2017,
SET UP SATURDAY, THE 18TH, 7AM - 10AM
TEAR DOWN SUNDAY, THE 19TH, 5PM – 7PM
JURY FEE $25.00
TABLE FEE $185.000 + $10 for city license fee if needed
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 11, 2017 (by midnight)
NOTIFICATION: September 20, 2017 (by email)
SHOW LOCATION: Santa Fe Woman’s Club
1616 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Eligibility: All clay artists with e-mail are eligible to apply. Selection of the participants is made by the steering committee, which considers quality, originality, focus and breadth of each artist’s work, quality of photographs and teamwork during previous shows (if applicable) in the scoring of each application. Emerging artists are welcome. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. All CCF Steering Committee decisions are final.
Requirements prior to and during the show: Artists are required to help with general show set-up and take-
down, and are assigned several jobs during the show, e.g. kitchen help, cashier, bagger, etc. Artists must be
present during the entire show. Each artist is required to bring one food item each day for the refreshments area.
Each artist is required to attend a brief pre-show orientation meeting.
If desired, each participating artist may submit a mailing list after acceptance to the mailing coordinator for the
group mailing. The group mailing list is neither shared with any other group or person, nor used for any event other
than the Contemporary Clay Fair. Twenty-five additional postcard invitations per artist are available upon request
for personal use.
About the space: The show is held indoors at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, an intimate space of about 2500
square feet. Generally 31 artists participate in each show. Each accepted artist is provided with a table
or footprint area of approximately 3 x 6 feet. Table assignments are made by the steering committee. Display
requirements will be provided upon acceptance to the show.
Publicity and Attendance: The Contemporary Clay Fair advertises in regional newspapers, magazines, and on the internet and radio. We display street signage, mail approximately 4000 color postcards and maintain a website. Admission is free and refreshments are complimentary. Approximately 1000+ attendees are regularly recorded for each show.
Show Sales: Sales are handled at a central cashier station and artists are paid within one month after the show.
Every item must have a price label with the artist’s initials and must be priced in whole dollar amounts to include
the City of Santa Fe tax. Artists who use inventory numbers must put their inventory number on a separate label with a “#” before the number. Artists are responsible for reporting and paying their own gross receipts tax. A 5% fee is deducted from gross sales for bank fee processing and venue rental.
Questions: Please read the show information and application carefully. If you have any questions regarding show and/or application information, please contact Sandra Harrington, Communications Coordinator, by email at email@example.com; or by phone at 575.586.2436 (daytime studio) or 575.770.1549 (evening).
PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS - Please read carefully!
The quality of your images is important for two reasons:
1. The digital images are what the Steering Committee uses to jury your work.
2. Digital images of accepted artists' work are used in publicity for the show. In order to be considered for publicity, you must leave sufficient background to allow for flexibility in cropping by advertisers.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 300 DPI (digital pixels per inch), JPG (jpeg), no greater than 7” and no smaller than 3” on any side. 4 images total: 3 images of individual pieces + 1 image showing the breadth, or variety, of your work.
Submit ONLY current images representative of the work you would bring to the show if accepted.
DO NOT submit an image that you have previously submitted to this show or to a publication.
DO NOT submit extra images. Submit ONLY 4 Total images: three images of individual pieces + one image showing the breadth, or variety, of your work.
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