PGA Craft Show Expands to Two Days!! Apply Now!

The Rickie Report is thrilled to announce that the 8th Annual PGA Art Festival and Craft Fair is going to be a two-day event in January!  Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Masters Park in PGA National, this event is always terrific!  It is Open to the Public, not just residents. The information and application form are in this article.  Apply now!!

 

 ART FEST FLYER --VENDORS 2014

8th ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JANUARY 18-19, 2014

DEADLINE:  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013   

APPLICATION AND CONTRACT

 

 

Please PRINT all information clearly

ALL AREAS MUST BE COMPLETED AND 

THIS FORM MUST BE SIGNED OR REQUEST WILL BE DISCARDED!  

NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS ON SUBMITTAL DEADLINE!

 

EXHIBITOR NAME ______________________COMPANY_______________________

ADDRESS:_____________________________________________

CITY: ____________________________     STATE: ________  

ZIP CODE: _________________

PHONE:  (___)______________   FAX: (___)__________________ 

CELL: (___)________________

 

CATEGORY OF WORK (check only ONE):

□ Glass     □ Wood   □ Ceramic/Pottery               □ Photography

□ Jewelry             □ Mixed Media (specify):________________________________________________

□ Other (specify):   ________________________________________________________________________

 

(All participants are responsible for their own collection/payment of all applicable sales tax)

 

NOTE: There is no electricity or running water available at the site.  Only small, quiet generators may be used for this show.

BE SURE TO ENCLOSE:

° SIGNED APPLICATION FORM

° $20.00 NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE*

° SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE 

° THREE PHOTOS OF YOUR WORK: 2 OF COMPLETED WORK AND 1 SHOWING WORK IN PROGRESS.

° ONE PHOTO OF YOUR TENT AND DISPLAY

 

Make $20.00 Check Payable to:“PGA POA CRAFT SHOW” AND MAIL TO:

PGA POA

7100 FAIRWAY DR #29       PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33418

 

All applicants must submit three photos of their work as defined above, as well as one separate photo of their tent and display area.  Jewelry artists are selected based solely on photos submitted so be sure they are clear.   All participants are required to have a 10’x10’ tent and you must bring your own table, chair(s) and all equipment/supplies.  All tents must be anchored for wind and no staking is permitted!  All tables must be covered to the ground.

 

* TOTAL COST OF THE EVENT IS $160.00

 

FINAL WRITTEN ACCEPTANCE, INVOICE AND SPACE ASSIGNMENT WILL BE MAILED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS IN EARLY JANUARY; HOWEVER ALL ARTISTS EXCEPT JEWELRY WILL BE CALLED WITH PRELIMINARY ACCEPTANCE SHORTLY AFTER RECEIPT OF THEIR APPLICATION.  JEWELRY ARTISTS WILL BE SELECTED BY COMMITTEE ON JANUARY 3rd.

 

ALL SELECTED ARTISTS MUST PAY THE SEPARATE $140.00 PARTICIPATION FEE TO BE INVOICED IN EARLY JANUARY (MUST BE PAID NO LATER THAN JANUARY 14, 2014).

 

GENERAL RELEASE

The undersigned does hereby discharge, release and hold harmless, PGA PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., its employees, agents, invitees, licensees and members, all cities, property owners and associations and all co-sponsors from any and all manner of action, suits, damages, or injuries whatsoever arising from any loss or damages or claims, to the person or property of the undersigned while in possession or under the supervision of the sponsors during the Craft Fair, and hereby consents to enforcement of all rules of this event.  Furthermore, the undersigned hereby certifies that all display work is handcrafted and created by the seller.  Participant understands that any mass produced item or display can cause possible expulsion from the show.  There are no rain dates.  There will be no refunds on any cancellation.  Exhibitors are responsible for full payment of show fee.  MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY EXHIBITOR CAUSING ANY PROBLEMS TO FELLOW EXHIBITORS OR MANAGEMENT.  Failure to comply with these rules may result in expulsion for any/all events.

 

 

The undersigned understands that if this application is not accepted, the $20.00 application fee is not refundable and photos will be returned by mail only if requested and only in the envelope provided by the exhibitor.  If accepted, PGA POA has my permission to reproduce my artwork, through the photos I have submitted, for the purpose of advertising and marketing the Craft Fair.  PGA POA also has my permission to publish photos taken of me, my booth and my work during the Craft Fair for purposes related to promotion of the Craft Fair, past or future.

 

Signature:______________________________________    Date:______________________

 

PLEASE PRINT NAME:__________________________________

 

For more information:  Phone: (561) 627-2800    Fax: (561) 622-6324   

www.pga-poa.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

To Market, To Market…….What Are You Waiting For?

Rickie’s “Two Foot Rule”

Throughout my life, no matter what my career, profession, involvement in volunteering for small  and large organizations, or other miscellaneous activities, I found that Rickie’s “Two Foot Rule” often came into play and now is the time to share that secret with you.

“Whenever anyone comes within 2 feet of you – tell them what you are involved in!”

Are you reading this, wondering where to begin? The Rickie Report recommends that you start by making a list of all of the people you come in contact with: family, friends, neighbors, those people you “like” on Facebook, Twitter or other social media.  Do not forget to include your hairdresser, dentist (and the office staff), doctors (and their office staff), dry cleaner and favorite barrista. We are serious – make a list!  Be sure to include your insurance agent (health, auto, home) as well as your auto mechanic.

Tell everyone you know what you are creating.  You don’t have to be pushy.  Your enthusiasm, excitement, and even your confusion of where to go next with your project, will offer people an insight into your creativity.  Connecting with someone in a social situation can be as simple as saying, “Look at my new business cards!  I’m so excited about sharing them!”     If you do not have business cards – go to The Rickie Report Archives October 21, 2011.  Read. Order. Distribute. Re-order. Continue to Distribute.

By sharing  your ideas, their curiosity will be peaked. They will want to hear more about your techniques,  your product, your successes, and your learning experiences.  We don’t believe in failures - every failure is a learning experience.

The Rickie Report recently presented a marketing program to the South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild to share and elicit ideas about marketing their creative wares.  Many suggestions came from our discussion.  Make a short video or power point presentation showing how you go through the steps of developing your art.  Show photos of the various steps from beginning to end.  Bring along some of your materials.  Present a demonstration of your creative process.

Will people buy your product?  Maybe.  But they will tell others about you.  Creating a buzz factor about your work and your journey is what leads other people to join with you.

The Rickie Report empathises with the artists and artisans who apply to numerous juried shows throught the year and may feel challenged not only to create but to market themselves as well. 

Is it time for you to consider paying someone to handle your marketing?  Would hiring a high school student a few hours a month help keep your jpgs in order?   We are amazed at how often a Rickie Report staff member will attend a show and be surprised to see one of our faithful readers in a booth selling their beautiful art pieces!  When you are accepted into a show, be sure to send out press releases to the local media and to your customer list! 

Now, go forth and talk and share!

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291