Call to Artists ~ Artisans Festival

Artisans Call to ArtistsEvent Dates:  November 28 & 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline:  June 20, 2014
Accept / Non Accept letters will be sent no later than July 15, 2014
Booth fee due upon acceptance and no later than August 31, 2014


Vendor Application


Nevada City Winter 2Nevada City is among the most interesting of the California Gold Rush towns, attracting visitors from far and wide, especially during the holiday season.  Nevada County, of which Nevada City is the county seat, boasts a population of almost 100,00 people and is well known in Northern California as a destination for art, music, and various cultural events.  The entire downtown district is a national historic landmark where guests enjoy quality restaurants, comfortable lodgings and a variety of fine shops, boutiques, galleries, and museums, all flavored with old-fashioned Nevada City hospitality.

Visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce to see for yourself!

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is a lively downtown community hub serving Nevada County as a site for concerts, conferences, weddings, festivals, and many other public and private events.  The Foundry is a non-profit trust, Artisans Festival is one of its biggest fundraisers of the year.

The Artisans Festival is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and is known as a local gem providing the community with a post-Thanksgiving event to enjoy with their family and friends, and giving artists a place to market their work to holiday motivated buyers.

Vendor Features

Features of this show include an historic, intimate holiday atmosphere, electricity to each booth, live background entertainment, cafe style food and drink, art installations, and complementary performance artisans, and optional central MasterCard/Visa service.  This is a small but select show with about 30 artists.  The artist’s presence is required both days, no reps!


Artisans Call to ArtistsEligible media includes:  painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, fiber, stone, clay, metals, leather, etc.  Not eligible:  foot items, t-shirts, “country” crafts, taped music, imported goods, embellished purchased clothing, buy-and-sell, items made from kits or commercial molds.  Reproductions are allowed but must be labeled as such in your display.

We do not accept any forms of commercially produced or manufactured goods.

This is a juried show for all applicants.  Jurying is all-at-once.  Jury consists of working artists who are not participating in the event.

Jewelers, please note:  We receive more applications in jewelry than any other category, by far.  We jury for variety as well as quality:  accepted jewelers represent about 20% of the festival’s participants.

Submission Requirements

Submit 3 photos of your work and 1 photo of your display space.  Photos must be in jpg or tif format and a minimum of 300 dpi at 6″.  Please, no images with watermarks or time/date stamps.

Display Requirements

Booth sizes are 8W x 9D feet or 11W x 6D.  The number of 11×6 spaces is limited to 8.  This year’s show has the ability to include a handful of artists with smaller than 8×9 booths.  Indicate your choice on the application.  You will be informed before the show which size you will be given.  All efforts will be made to accommodate artist choice.

A professional looking display is required.  Displays should be tidy, level, and attractive to the eye.

Booth Fee

$300.00 due upon acceptance.  We do not offer double booths.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued.


Please email Laura Gerhart, Event Producer with your questions, [email protected]

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