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Exhibitor Information - Applications, Set-Up Letters, Jurying/Rules & Entry Deadlines

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Carolina Shows, Inc. is making it easier to apply for a show. Just click on the show application you need and print it out using Adobe Acrobat reader. If you need the reader you can download it for free by clicking on the Adobe sign.
 
Deposit Checks Due With Application As Well As Slides Or Photos Of Work & Booth Display 
Please Make Payable To:
Carolina Shows, Inc. / P.O. Box 853 / Matthews, N.C. 28106-0853
Include a separate check or money order for each show. 
A $100.00 deposit must be received with each application, or if you prefer you may pay the full amount. Post dated check for balance due will be accepted. On any post dated checks, a note to this effect must be attached to the check. Anyone applying for the Spring Show, Must pay the booth fee in full.
If accepted, the remaining amount will be due 60 days prior to the event. If payment is not received by the due date, we will not guarantee your space. 
For past exhibitors your cancelled check will be your acceptance unless you send S.A.S.E.
 


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Jurying & Rules:
 
Each show is juried independently of each other with emphasis being on uniqueness, unusual works, quality and booth design.
Exhibitors must make all items sold and must be present at the show. No representatives allowed.
Imports, craft supplies, kits and commercially produced items will not be allowed .
Under no circumstances will exhibitors be allowed to advertise discounted works. Example: signs "50% off- Last Day." This detracts from the overall quality.
Exhibitors must not extend their booth space past the confines of the curtain or sit in the aisles.
Tables must be covered to the floor and booths kept neat at all times.
Electrical cords must be securely taped to the floor.
Exhibitors must collect the state sales tax.
Breakdown will not be permitted until 5: 00 p. m. Sunday.
Promoter will have sole decision on acceptability of work and reserves the right to remove any items or signs from booths.
Do not display items not listed on your application without prior approval. Exhibitors may only show work typified by slides.
Exhibitors are not to relocate or move from their assigned spaces.

REFUND POLICY:
In the event an exhibitor must cancel their space, or transfer to another event, in which they have been accepted, a refund or a transfer will be made less a $50.00 booking fee. NO refunds or transfers will be made 60 days prior to a show.
Cottage Industries will not be allowed.
An exhibitors booth must look suitable on both sides if it extends above the 3' drapes.
Exhibitors may only show work typified by photos.
All exhibitors are to be in keeping with the family oriented theme of the show.
Any violations of these rules may result in the closing of the exhibitor's booth for the duration of the show without recourse or refund, and the exhibitor may be excluded from any future Carolina Shows, Inc. promotions. Carolina Shows, Inc., reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules. 

Entry Deadlines:
Current Exhibitors have until Jan. 1, 2014 to re-apply for any fall show in 2014 / Dec. 1, 2013 for spring show (NOTE this does not mean you cannot apply after Jan. 1, 2014, however, you will be juried as a new exhibitor)

New Exhibitors
will be juried after Jan.1, 2014 and notified as soon as possible. 
There is no deadline for New Exhibitors, however, shows fill fast as well as mediums so we encourage all to send in early.
Checks will be promptly returned to those not accepted.

Media:
Shows are open to all professional artists and craftsmen.
Accompany each entry with slides or photos of your work. One photo must be of booth display. Include self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like them returned to you. We will retain a photo for possible media advertising unless otherwise stated by you.
Important: Please stay within your specific media category.
The following are acceptable categories:
Baskets, Jewelry, Calligraphy, Leather, Carving, Metal, Christmas Theme, Nautical, Clothing, Photography,
Fine Art, Pottery, Functional Painting, Gourd Art, Sculpture, Furniture, Textiles, Glass, Weaving, Recyclable Art, Wood & Wood Turning

Misc:
Note: The price of electricity will double if not indicated on Entry Blank and paid for in advance.
Extension cords must be the heavy duty, three-pronged type.
Verbal communications MUST be followed up by a dated, written communication.
The Producer, Carolina Shows, Inc., will not be liable for refunds due to the reasons of the facility in which the show is to be produced, being before or during the show, destroyed by fire or other calamity, or by an act of God, public enemy, strikes, statutes, ordinances, or any legal authority, or any other cause beyond the Producer's control.
Security is furnished on a 24 hour basis.
Detailed information, including set-up times, pertaining to each show will be sent out 6-8 weeks prior to show date. 
Exhibitors are encouraged for all Christmas shows to decorate their booths in some fashion in keeping with the season.
Exhibitor's booth must not interfere with adjacent exhibits in any way.
Where possible Carolina Shows, Inc. will be purchasing the parking lots to allow for
FREE PARKING.