The Forge is excited to host it’s annual Junebug Summer Fair with three splendid days of art and music in the shady woods of Ben Wheeler, Texas.
We are looking for a bunch of fabulous artists to fill up our lovely gardens once again.
Show Dates: (Artist Booth Times)
Friday, June 18, 4-10 pm (set up IS first come/first serve basis)
Saturday, June 19, 11am—10pm
Sunday June 21st, 11am-3pm
Submission Deadline: Sunday, May 16, 2021 (by 11:59pm)
Acceptance Notices: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Payments Due: May 31st, 2021
Booth Fee: $100
- Fill out form below
- Email submission images to firstname.lastname@example.org
- wait for your notice of acceptance
- Once accepted pay ENTRY FEE. (Acceptance email will have an invoice to pay)
OVERVIEW: The art will be juried in by selected board members of the Junebug Summer Fair. Artists may submit up to 5 works for consideration and must include a booth photo.
Tables and easles will not be provided. Electricity is provided but you must bring your own extension cords and booth lighting.
GUIDELINES TO APPLY:
Artistsmust be over 16 years of age unless assisted by an adult at all times.
Works in all media are eligible, provided they can be juried by digital image. These include Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography/Digital Media, Sculpture, Mixed Media, and Fine Craft (wood, metal, clay, fiber, glass, pottery, jewelry, soapmaking, fair trade goods).
Artwork should be original or prints by the original artists. No pre-made items or manufactured goods allowed unless used in the creation of a new product/ piece of ar or art reproduction.
Artist must be willing to participate in the 2 days of the fair, arriving to set up before the opening and remain open through the duration of the scheduled hours, barring any emergency.
Artists submission must consist of:
4 high quality digital JPEG images of your art and one booth photo for Professional Artists/Artisans
A description of each work that includes title, media, size and description
Artist CV for promotions and contact information including name and phone number and email address
Submission Instructions: Artists should email digital images, descriptions of work, CV and artist information to email@example.com
Welcome prospective artists! We’re glad you’re interested in vending at Junebug Summer Fair. Please read these FAQs CAREFULLY. Most of your questions will probably be answered here, but in case they aren’t, feel free to drop us a line! Once you’ve read everything, fill out a New Vendor Application and submit it, along with three (3) images (or your artistic representation on a website or social media). Your application will be juried and you’ll hear back from us by May 23rd . Once accepted, you will be asked to pay a registration fee. You will also get future emails regarding how to get here and other important information.
WHERE DOES THIS EVENT TAKE PLACE?
It takes place in the back of the Forge Bar and Grill in Ben Wheeler, TX.
WHEN IS THE EVENT SCHEDULED?
The Junebug is scheduled on Friday, June 18, Saturday, June 19th from 11am-10pm and Sunday June 20th from 11am- 3pm. We are very strict that you do not break down before the end of the the show.
CAN ANYONE BECOME A VENDOR AT THE JUNEBUG?
No. JUNEBUG is a juried arts SHOW. Artists working in ceramics, glass, graphics/printmaking, metalwork, photography, wood, drawing,/pastels, jewelry (ornamental/costume), jewelry (precious metals), sculpture, fiber/textiles/batik, fiber (wearables), leather, painting (oil/acrylic), painting (watercolor), upcycle and recycle, and mixed media are all represented.
WHERE DO I PARK?
You can drive onto the grounds to unload but you must find parking off grounds once you are done unloading. Parking is on a “first come basis” downtown.We do not have a designated parking area for vendors.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
You must notify us by email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event that you will not exhibit as planned. We do not refund booth fees unless it’s under extreme circumstances.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost for a vendor space is $100
HOW DO I PAY?
You will get a link to an invoice once you are approved for your space. You are only confirmed once you pay the invoice.
I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A BOOTH WITH SOMEONE. CAN I DO THAT?
Yes. Up to two artists may share a 10×10 booth. Both vendors must go through the application process as individual artists. Once each artist is approved based on their own merit, the booth fee for each artist is $60. So the total for a shared 10×10 booth is $120
WHY DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION?
All artists need to complete the application process, including certification that you have read and agree to the Rules and Regulations and these FAQs.
I’M AN ARTIST – CAN I JUST SHOW UP THE DAY OF THE EVENT?
No. Unfortunately, you will be turned away. All artists MUST complete an application and go through the jury process. Once approved, the vendor must pay for their space no later than the May 31st.
DO I NEED A TABLE/CHAIRS?
Yes. We will NOT have table/chairs available. Additionally, all vendors must have a white tent. All spaces should be well kept and look presentable for the public. Please see Rules and Regulations for more information. All tables must have a table covering that reaches to the ground. This hides your storage items and projects a professional appearance.
DO YOU PROVIDE ELECTRICITY?
Yes. There are a limited number of outlets on-site, but we highly recommend bringing a long extension cord or two and you should be fine.
WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE?
Yes. This is taking place behind the Forge Bar and Grill. There will be food available inside. There will be various other available food options as well.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER?
Junebug will cancel the market in the event of dangerous weather conditions. The decision to do so will be made by 6pm the Thursday before the event. An email will go out to all participating vendors and also posted on all social media outlets. In this scenario, all vendor fees will be credited towards the next scheduled show only if the show is completely canceled.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Having pets in vendor tents is discouraged. However, if your pet is well-behaved, you may bring it as long as it is leashed or otherwise constrained at all times. You must come prepared to clean up any messes that your dog makes. Your pet’s behavior is your responsibility. If there is an altercation between your pet and a customer’s pet, you will be asked not to bring your pet in the future.
CAN I HAVE ANY SPOT I CHOOSE?
We are set up on a “first come” basis but we do our best to space similar art out. You can set up as early as Thursday evening after 4pm, or Friday morning at 10:00am but no later than 3:00pm on Friday. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, however, the fair director reserves the right to place vendors around the square to maximize exposure and to minimize similar vendors from being too close to one another.