Holiday Gifty Vendor Information

Holiday Gifty Vendor Information:

DEADLINE: Monday, November 14, 2011
APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Sell your handmade crafts, jewelry, furniture, ceramics, glass beads, vases, ornaments, baubles, recycled steel sculptures, neon wall art, etc. to eager holiday shoppers in our massive indoor warehouse in West Oakland.

We are hosting this event to raise awareness of our classes in the fine and industrial arts. We strongly encourage selling work that fits with The Crucible’s classes. Special consideration will be given to metalwork, jewelry, glasswork, neon and other media that are related to The Crucible’s programs.

Event includes kids activities, student and faculty art sale, a bronze pour, and industrial art demonstrations, such as glass flameworking and welding, fire performances and more. Food and refreshments will be available at a reasonable price. If you would like to check out the space before applying please feel free to attend one of our studio tours held Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm (except during holidays and events).

Proceeds benefit participating artists and The Crucible’s arts education programs. Please read through this page of event rules and information. By supporting The Crucible, you are helping to keep accessible art education and community programs alive in the Bay Area.

The Crucible staff and community thank you for your support!

If you are interested in sharing a table or booth with another artist, please contact Andrea via email: andrea@thecrucible.org or phone: 510.444.0919 x 135

 

Event dates & times:

Saturday, December 10, 12 to 6pm • Free Admission
Sunday, December 11, 12 to 4pm • Free Admission


Application Deadline

Monday, November 14, 2011
APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Contact Persons
Please contact our event coordinator with any questions:
Phone: 510.444.0919 x135
Email: andrea@thecrucible.org

Juried Event
All vendors for this event will be juried in order to gauge suitability for this event. While we invite and accept many kinds of media and creative expression, we are especially interested in vendors who create in media that are offered in Crucible classes or are related in some way. Jury will consist of The Crucible staff.

Arts & Crafts -
Commercial Vendors

We promote the sales of original, handmade, non-mass produced work by the artist in any media. Services offered may not be competitive to The Crucible.

Unacceptable are kits, imports, commercial reproductions (except your own cards), all food and drink or re-recorded music. Artists must be present to sell their own work. Your allotted space may not be used by anyone other than yourself unless they have prior written permission from The Crucible.

Vendors are solely responsible for complying with any regulations governing sale of their work. All external entertainers must be hired by The Crucible in order to avoid sound conflicts and to comply with city permits.

Application Fees

$350 for 10’x10′ Booth area (for both days, table not included)

$250 for 6×8 Table area (for both days, table not included)
Your application fees goes towards supporting The Crucible’s arts education programs.

Please print out form and send with credit card information, check or money order, or call us at 510.444.0919. All fees must be paid in full by application deadline.

How to Apply

Note: Early applicants will
have more promotional opportunities including being
a “Featured Artist” on our website and printed materials.

1) Fill out the Vendor Application Form completely, print it out and then click Send.

2) Email us 2 photos of your work (300 dpi and at least 3″) that accurately represent the work you will sell. Photos will be used to determine if work juried is the same as that which is in your booth. Photos should be in focus with a solid background. Some photos may be used in the media for publicity or used on The Crucible web site or printed materials.

3) Please print out form and send it in with credit card information, check or money order, or call us at 510.444.0919. All fees must be paid in full by application deadline.

Send to:
The Crucible
Attn: Gifty Coordinator
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Dates, Acceptance & Cancellations

Application deadline is November 14, 2011. We will contact you on or before November 21, 2011 to let you know whether you have been accepted. Please do not call for results.

If you are not selected for this event, we will not run your credit card or deposit your check.

Once you been accepted, there will be no refunds for cancellation.

In case of a natural disaster the event may be canceled at the discretion of The Crucible. Call (510) 444-0919 for information that morning. No refunds or payments will be made if event is canceled.

Setup Info

Friday December 9th, from 10am-9pm

Any vendor not at The Crucible set up or setting up by 7:30 pm on Friday, December 9th will forfeit their place and loose their booth fee.

Vendors are required to vend both days and must stay open entire length of event.

Please leave adequate room so that pedestrians may walk freely in front of your setup. Do not block wheelchair ramps or fire safety equipment.

We will allow vehicles in our front parking lot for load in and load out. Vehicles will not be allowed into the building. All vehicles must be out of the parking lot by 10:00 am on Saturday. We will only allow vehicles back into the parking lot for load out on Sunday when the public is safely out.

Additonal Info

Multiple artists may share a booth or table but all participating artists’ work must be juried in advance. We will accept full payment for a booth from only one person, however. The Crucible reserves the right to refuse booth space to anyone.

After receiving your application and fees, and upon approval, The Crucible will assign booths a 10′ frontage, 10′ deep, back against the south wall and 8′ frontage, 6′ deep, back against the raised floor of the main studio area. You provide all that you will need: chairs, tables, booth, and garbage can. Electricity is available with prior arrangement. We also have a limit number of tables and chairs available for a $25 rental fee, includes 1 table and 2 chairs.

The Crucible is a working metal shop. Our foundry staff will perform a live bronze pour during this event. The foundry furnace will be on for 45 minutes prior to the pour. It is not a quiet piece of machinery and those with an unusual sensitivity to noise, such as those with hearing aids, may want to arrange for placement away from the foundry area. Please let us know ahead of time if this is a concern.

The Crucible, being a 56,000 sq ft warehouse, is usually the same temperature as outside, if not a bit cooler during the winter. Please dress accordingly. Due to restrictions we do not allow personal heaters of any type.

Crucible Staff and Volunteers will be there to help with any problems. They are in communication with security, police and medical staff for handling any serious problems.

Please keep literature distribution and clipboard activity behind your table. Firecrackers or “snap-pop” type products, individual booth sound systems, food sales, food sampling, alcohol, or any hazardous or dangerous products are not allowed. No game booths, no cash prizes or live animals are allowed.

All booths, tables and unsold artwork must be removed from The Crucible premises by December 11 at 6:30 pm.

Legal Stuff

Applicant hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless and to not bring a lawsuit, arbitration of other action claim of proceeding against The Crucible and its members, directors, employees, agents, subcontractors, representatives, attorneys, brokers, insurers, lenders, officers, partners, successors. This release includes but is not limited to any claim, loss, expense, and liability that Applicant may suffer, whether by reason of breach of or failure of The Crucible to perform in any manner of any part of its obligations related to the 2011 Gifty Holiday Art Sale and Open House or by any reason of any act of omission of The Crucible. This Release includes but is not limited to every type of personal injury, property damage and damage of business interest, whether caused by The Crucible of a third party, natural or human-made disaster, animal. Applicant hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless and to not bring any lawsuit, arbitration or other action, claim or proceeding against The Crucible and its members, directors, employees, agents, subcontractors, representatives, attorneys, brokers, insurers, lenders, officers, partners, successors. This release includes but is not limited to any claim, loss, expense, and liability that applicant may suffer, whether by reason of breach of or failure of The Crucible to perform in any manner or any part of its obligations related to the 2011 Gifty Holiday Art Sale and Open House or by reason of any act or omission of The Crucible. This release includes but is not limited to every type of personal injury, property damage and damage to business interests, whether caused by The Crucible or a third party, natural or human-made disaster, or animal.

By applying to be a vendor, you agree to these terms.