APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS, DEADLINES AND TIPS
Important Dates & Deadlines
Apply Now! Applications are being accepted and juried. Exhibit space is limited so please apply soon.
The show uses Zapplication (Zapplication.org) for electronic applications. If you are new to the zapplication process, please click on the following link for detailed instructions:
How to Apply
Note that screening order is established by your ZAPP application-completion date within your medium category.
The non-refundable processing fee to apply is $35.00, payable online at the time you fill out the application. If you prefer to pay by check, please make check payable to Market Maker Events and mail to Market Maker Events, Attn: Shoppe Artisan Applicant, PO Box 921291, Norcross, GA 30010.
Be sure to include your application identification number so that we may credit your account appropriately.
Each entrant must submit five (5) images for consideration by the jury. Four images must be of current work and representative of work entrant plans to exhibit at the show. One image must be of your booth display. Images must be between 1400 and 2000 pixels on the longest side.
IMPORTANT: All accepted and waitlisted artisans must maintain an accurate and up-to-date applicant’s profile in ZAPP.
Shoppe Artisan is open to all independent artisans/makers of handcrafted products who are residents of and working in North America. Works should be made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, demonstrating imagination and the mark of the maker’s individuality. Additionally, all works displayed and sold must have been completed within the last three years. The Shoppe Artisan jury will serve as the final authority on eligibility. Careful consideration will be made based on quality, salability, innovation and category balance. Our goal is to offer attendees the widest selection of products possible. Exceptions to these requirements will be made on an individual basis.
Rolling jury decisions will continue until space is sold out for all space available.
Collaborating artisans/makers may apply to participate, but only joint work may be shown and sold. Otherwise, each maker must apply for his/her own space. Names of collaborating makers must appear on all application materials. If collaborating makers apply, each maker must be onsite for the show. Only the work of the contracted maker may be displayed and sold.
A limited amount of reproductions are acceptable. Reproductions must be displayed in no more than 40 percent of your booth space. A “reproduction” sign must be clearly displayed within your booth.
Completing the Application
When choosing a category, consider the overall function of the work, rather than the material, to determine the category. This is a shopping event first and foremost. Categories are slightly different from those of local arts festivals and fairs. The categories have been developed to provide attendees with the broadest possible assortment of products for the gift-giving season.
When preparing images, remember it is the majority of work that determines the appropriate category. If an individual maker wishes to apply in two different product categories, two separate applications using different images must be submitted. If only one application is accepted, only work in that medium may be exhibited. If an individual is working in a variety of styles within one medium, then he or she should submit only one application with four images reflecting these various styles.
Email notification will be sent within two (2) weeks of receiving your application. Applications will be accepted and juried on a rolling basis (immediately upon receipt) until the exhibit space is sold out (after which a waiting list will begin).There is no quota system for each category, but Shoppe Artisan reserves the right to create balance within the show. Accepted makers will receive an acceptance email followed by an exhibitor service kit, booth payment schedule and additional show information via email. A 50% deposit is due no later than two (2) weeks after receiving your acceptance notification. All space fees are non-refundable. Payment plans are available. Please speak with your Shoppe Artisan sales contact.
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Fax: (770) 446-9331
Listing on Website
Once all the makers have been notified and have accepted, the four (4) images submitted in the application process by each maker will be posted on the Shoppe Artisan website. Please check all information for accuracy, including your name as it should appear, address, phone numbers, email address, and website URL.
The Cobb Galleria Centre, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a facility with one large unencumbered exhibition space. There is ample room for booths and large crowds, and it is conveniently located to restaurants, shops and public transportation. The Cobb Galleria Centre is located near the junction of I-285 and I-75 in Northwest Atlanta, just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta and Buckhead. Surrounded by affluent suburbs such as Marietta, Vinings, Buckhead, East Cobb and Smyrna, the Cobb Galleria Centre offers exhibitors and attendees a beautiful enclosed venue with thousands of parking spaces.
Once the space is sold out, a waitlist will start. Waitlist applicants will be judged on the same entry criteria, but acceptance will be governed by category balance and availability. We will notify you of your acceptance as soon as possible.
Exhibitor Service Kit
Following acceptance confirmation, you will be sent an exhibitor service kit that includes the necessary forms to order utilities and equipment for your booth.
Liability & Insurance
Shoppe Artisan will provide security at the Cobb Centre both day and night; however, each maker exhibits at his or her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. Neither Shoppe Artisan nor the Cobb Centre are responsible for damage, theft or loss of an individual’s work.