Crafters and Artisans: Are you planning on applying for the 2010-2011 RCFM Winter Market? If you are a vendor who has not previously sold at our markets, you will need to attend a craft panel evening.
What is Craft Panel?
Craft Panel is informal. Many markets operate with a blind jury craft selection process. We don’t have the room to store samples, so instead, we have come up with a modified jurying process. It is an informal, casual, friendly panel evening. We’ve asked members of the community – either artisans themselves or shoppers at the market – to come out and check out the offerings. New vendor applicants will be given a specific appointment on a weekday evening and will be asked to bring some samples and be prepared to talk for a few minutes with the panel about their items.
Craft Panel is a conversation. Questions that might be asked include “Where do you source your materials?”, “How long have you been making these items?”, “What is your price range?”, “Where else do you sell?”, or “Tell us about your process.” The craft panel will make recommendations to the Market Manager, and decisions will be made shortly after. Approved applicants will be offered spaces at our once monthly winter market.
Craft Panel is soon! We are currently working on confirming the venue and the date. It is planned for late September. The deadline for getting in your craft / artisan application is September 20th. You can find the application and our winter guidelines here.