The Ashe County Farmers’ Market (ACFM) will be holding a Craft/Art Jurying for a limited number of new craft/art vendors for 2014 and for any current (2014) vendors, wishing to ad new craft/art items.
Vendors, new and old, need to submit samples of their crafts/art items to be juried on Monday, June 2, 2014. This is just for “new” craft/art items or “potential new” craft/art vendors for 2014.
The location for the jurying will be held at the Ashe County Extension Office, large conference room ground level, Government Dr. Jefferson, NC. Please bring a copy of the Craft/Art Certification Form found on line at www.ashefarmersmarket.com – under vendor guidelines. They will also be available on the morning of the jurying.
Drop off time, for your craft/art sample (s) to be juried, is between 7:30 am – 9:30 am (doors will be closed after 9:30 am). Pick-up time is between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
The jurors and the ACFM Board must approve anyone wishing to sell crafts/art items at the market, during Market hours. All items sold at the ACFM must adhere to the strict guidelines, in order to preserve the highest integrity of the market. All guidelines and
policies are listed specific to each craft on the market website at www.ashefarmersmarket.com under vendor guidelines. Each craft/art product must be handmade in Ashe County and the vendor must be a resident of Ashe County. Items are judged on the basis of craftsmanship, artistic merit, aesthetic value and market appeal.
Commercial kit assemblies are not acceptable, and manufactured component parts are allowed only to the extent necessary for structural integrity.
The Jurors, selected by the board, are independent arts and craft individuals not associated with the ACFM. After the jurying, the ACFM Board, on the basis of vendor space and the individual craft/art items will either accept or decline the juried items from either a current vendor or potential new vendor. Each current or potential vendor will be notified after the Boards decision.
For any question, please contact Market Manager John Smyre at 336-877-4141 or 910-309-1932.