Artist Beer's Pottery is always a fun discovery at the Carolina Artisan Craft Market!

Artist Deadline Tonight! April 30, 2016

Artist Chrissie Callejas' Ceramic Figure at the Carolina Artisan Craft Market

Chrissie Callejas, Ceramic Artist

CALL FOR ARTISTS deadline is April 30 at midnight.  Set indoors at the contemporary Raleigh Convention Center in vibrant downtown Raleigh, NC, this well-promoted event draws thousands of art enthusiasts, collectors and shoppers together to enjoy a unique and festive event!  

The Carolina Artisan Craft Market is a trusted resource and popular tradition for the region featuring original handmade work of 130 juried exhibiting artists.  Loyal and new attendees come ready to buy for their homes and the holidays, knowing they can find one-of-a-kind items and unique contemporary craft for everyone on their list.

Artists who are not currently members of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild and are creating in these disciplines are encouraged to apply: glass, ceramics, wood, fibers, metal, leather, basketry, printmaking, photography, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, furniture and jewelry.

2016 marks the 47th year of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual November event.

Mixed Media Artist Teresa Merriman

Teresa Merriman, Mixed Media Artist

  • New jury every year; friendly and organized staff and volunteers

  • 6 cash awards

  • Covered load in/load out connected directly to the exhibit hall; complimentary coffee, booth-sitters and artist parking

  • A special Preview Party for donors and sponsors opens the event on Friday and doors open to the public immediately following with live music, cash bar, and an energetic atmosphere for shopping that drives booth traffic and sales

  • CDCG website displays artist profiles, schedules, directions and maps; Facebook (Carolina Designer Craftsmen), Twitter (NCCraftsGuild) and Instagram (CarolinaDesignerCraft) provide additional up-to-date info

  • With 98% of exhibiting artists reporting in 2015, 70% of the artists rated weekend sales “Good” to “Excellent” and 77% of the artists reported their experience “Good” to “Excellent”

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