This is a unique event during the summer tourist season that blends the incredible artistry of Taos with a deeply important cause and call to action. Having received overwhelmingly positive responses from past participating artists we will continue to grow this year's fair, expanding our reach to new artists and attendees alike. To do so we will maintain listings of the festival in Taos and New Mexico events calendars, newspapers, radio announcements and oversee a social media ad campaign to directly capture our target audience.
Our goal is to make this a highly visible, high quality, and highly profitable fair for all of our participants.
Booth fees will be used to promote the fair and support Community Against Violence, which provides crisis intervention, support, shelter, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence band sexual assault, and their children in Taos County.
May 14 . . . . . Deadline for application material (Any applications received after May 14, 2018 will be subject to a late fee of $15.00)May 21 . . . . . Acceptance/rejection notices mailedChecks deposited for accepted applicants. June 1 . . . . . . Last date for cancellation with refundJuly 6th . . . . Freedom from Violence Arts & Crafts Fair 10am - 5pmJuly 7th . . . . . Freedom from Violence Arts & Crafts Fair 10am - 5pmJuly 8th.. . . . . Freedom from Violence Arts & Crafts Fair 10am - 5pm
Original works of art in all media will be considered.
Absolutely no imported, manufactured, mass-produced items, kits, or items not made in total by the exhibitor will be allowed.
Please send good quality photos or slides representative of your work with your name on each one. The jury will judge your work on originality, creativity and superior craft to ensure a high quality event and wide diversity. Organizers will check to ensure that work exhibited is the same quality as the original juried pieces.
• Artists must personally attend their exhibit and be present during the three days of the Fair.• Artists must display a Taos Business License, which can be obtained from Town of Taos Planning and Zoning Department
TAOS SPECIAL BUSINESS LICENSE
To participate in any Taos Art and Craft Fair in 2018 you are requiredto have a Taos Vendor Permit. If you are accepted into the fair you will receive an application for one.CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THIS APPLICATION http://www.taosgov.com/planning/docs/Special%20Business%20Registration%20Application.pdf
YOU MUST PRINT, FILL OUT AND SEND THIS IN WITH $10 FEE TO: Community Against ViolenceATTN: Liz Rodriguez945 Salazar RoadTaos, NM87571
BOOTH SPACES & SHARING
Sharing booths will be allowed. All people sharing a booth must be juried and each must fill out an application form.
FEES & APPLICATION TYPES
• Regular booths are 10x10 and require a $200 fee, check made out to CAV• This year we are also offering two alternative applications: - New Artist/Vendor Incubation Application: This application is for artists who are brand new to fairs and their work and in need of a reduced fee - Student Application: Any student of high school age or above who is interested in selling their work• NO commissions will be charged.• Checks will not be deposited until acceptance.• Those not accepted will have their checks returned.• If you are applying as a student or new artist then you will receive a phone call to review your application, followed by an email with the decision and your adjusted fee.
• No cancellations will be accepted after June 1st, 2018• No refunds will be made due to bad weather.
Email Liz Rodriguez at LizR@TaosCAV.org or call 575-758-8082 between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-FridayYou may also email Jalmar Bowden at Jalmar.S.B@gmail.com or call (575)770-1375, 5pm to 7pm only pleaseNo notification of acceptance or rejection will be given by phone prior to written notice.
**This fair is outdoors - you must provide your own structure to shelter you from the weather**