Arts & Crafts Shows
EVENT ADMINISTRATOR: Amanda Innocente
Office Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11AM-4PM
Address: 7 Glovers Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Our Annual Gordon Werner Arts & Crafts Shows bring over 60 artisans and craftsman from near and far to the Westhampton Beach Village Green and Gazebo each year. There is a large and varied amount of both art and crafts present such as fine art, sculpture, stained glass, fiber, jewelry, wood furniture, clay, pottery, shell art, blown glass, metal work and so much more.
Artisans and craftsmen vendors interested in participating in the Gordon Werner 2018 Arts & Crafts Shows may contact the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce at 631.288.3337 for complete details, an application form and show guidelines.
All submissions received are reviewed and juried by show directors. Artisans accepted will received their space / booth assignment in the mail. Applications denied will be returned with the submitted fee by the show directors.
Very Important Show Procedures!
RULES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR
2018 Gordon Werner Arts and Crafts Show
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY 11978
All work exhibited or offered for sale must be original, produced by the exhibiting artist and signed. Limited editions must be appropriately numbered. Wearable art must be your original design and individually made. Artwork displayed may only be of the artistic category in which you are applying.
The Show is held Rain or Shine. Artists must attend all days and hours of the show. In the event of inclement weather, the show will proceed as scheduled. It will be at the sole discretion of the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce (GWCOC) as to when to close the show due to dangerous weather conditions. Weather is monitored by the GWCOC.
Vendors must remain set up for the entire duration of the show and not break down any displays without prior permission from the GWCOC Board Member who is serving as Chair of the Art Show. Breaking down booths early is a disruption to both the event and your neighboring artists and may result in your expulsion from the current show and reflect on your application to participate in future shows.
There will be approximately 60 tent spaces. There is only one artist per tent. No tent sharing is allowed.
Artist must provide a suitable and attractive display. All supports, racks, stands and covered tables for artwork must fit within their assigned 10 X 10 space. All exhibitors’ tents must be WHITE. Any tents that that are not white cannot be erected and exhibitor will forfeit his/her location without refund.
Exhibitors are responsible for keeping their display area neat and clean at all times. Boxes and packing materials must be hidden from view.
All safety precautions must be taken in setting up exhibits. No staking of tents is permitted. There are many buried high-voltage electrical cables and sprinkler pipes in the Village Green. Therefore, weights capable of securing tents during heavy winds must be attached to all tents to prevent both personal injury and property damage. Artists are responsible for any tent contractors they may use. Electricity is not available, and generators are not allowed. Artists must maintain sufficient theft, damage and liability insurance to protect both them and their artwork.
PROCEDURES FOR SET-UP, BREAK DOWN AND PARKING
Set-up begins no earlier than 2pm on Friday. After unloading, all vehicles must be parked in the Village Public Parking Lots. No vehicles are allowed on the Village Green for loading and unloading. No vehicles will be permitted to unload after 9AM on Saturday. The perimeter of the Green will be used as a LOADING ZONE. It may be helpful to bring a hand truck.
Please follow Village Parking restrictions. All parking tickets are the full responsibility of the artists. The only times vans, automobiles, and hitch trailers belonging to artists will be permitted to park on the streets surrounding the art show is during Friday afternoon and Saturday morning set up, Saturday evening removal of artwork and Sunday evening break down of tents.
No overnight parking or camping is allowed in municipal or private lots or on the Village Green.
GREATER WESTHAMPTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce shall not be liable for any failure to perform or fulfill its contractual obligations concerning this art show provided such failure is caused or furthered by closure of site locations due to any cause or causes beyond its control, including but not limited to, acts of God, acts of nature, fire, flood, war, public disaster, strikes or labor difficulty, government enactment, regulations or order, or any other causes beyond its control.
The GWCOC reserves the right to reject or remove any and all works it may deem contrary to the show’s integrity and best interests, at its sole discretion.
Artists must remove all rubbish, including but not limited to packing boxes, tables, wood, packing materials, water bottles used for weights and newspapers.
The New York State Taxation Department requires artists to have a “Certificate of Authority”. Form DTF-17 is available at www.tax.ny.gov
If, for any reason, you are unable to attend the show, as a courtesy to fellow artists and the Show, please notify us immediately by telephone. If an emergency arises during the Show and it becomes necessary for you to leave, you must notify a Show official before you dismantle.
The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce does not assume liability for exhibits or artwork. The Art Show Committee reserves the right to make all decisions concerning participation. There will be no rain dates or refunds if the show is canceled.