Exhibit at the Fair

Participate in competitions & exhibits

The Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit provides many opportunities for artisans to participate, from exhibiting, demonstrating, and selling their crafts as as vendors, consigning crafts at several venues, and taking part in art and photography competitions. Here are the opportunities for becoming a part of the oldest (and best!) juried crafts fair in Virginia.

Art and Photography Exhibits & Sale

Please email fairadmin@waterfordfoundation.org or call the Waterford Foundation at 540.882.3018 x 112 to be placed on the mailing list for our application forms.

The Red Barn Art Exhibit is a judged show, limited to two entries per artist, of works completed in the past two years. Media: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawings, mixed media/collage, sculpture. Prizes will be awarded.

The Art Mart is a sales outlet for quality art at reasonable prices. Any number of entries may be submitted, but there is a price ceiling of $450. Media: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, charcoals, block print, pen and ink, pencil drawings, collage.

If you exhibited in 2012, you will be sent a prospectus and application for the 2013 Exhibit. Date of mailing: August 26, 2013.

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The 2013 Photography exhibit will take place in the John Wesley Community Church on Bond Street. Hundreds of photographs are entered each year by some of the region’s most talented photographers. This is a judged show and more than $1,000 in prizes are awarded. Entry forms will be mailed in early September.

 

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Jim Hanna’s “Swan Lake” won best photo at the 2008 competition.

Mill Consignment Shop Crafts

Please email fairadmin@waterfordfoundation.org or call the Waterford Foundation at 540.882.3018 x 112 for more information.

 

The Waterford Foundation operates a consignment shop in the Old Mill for approximately 100 craftspeople. Basketry, woodwork, jewelry, textiles, pottery, Christmas decorations, and other decorative objects are some of the many items that are attractively displayed in this lovely and historic setting, and sold by Foundation volunteers. The craftsperson need not be present, although volunteer help is always welcome.

A non-refundable application fee of $25 must be submitted with your Mill application. There is a consignment fee of 25% of sales.

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Three floors of an Old Mill decorated with one-of-a-kind crafts draw many visitors at the Fair.

Exhibiting Your Crafts:Exhibitors/Demonstrators

Please email fairadmin@waterfordfoundation.org or call the Waterford Foundation at 540.882.3018 x 112 for an application and guidelines.

You may apply to exhibit your crafts at the Fair. A jurying committee selects exhibitors for quality and type of craft, ensuring that our featured artisans meet Fair guidelines. Because this is an educational craft exhibit, all exhibitors must demonstrate their craft during the Fair using hand tools of the period. Outside and inside booth space is available if you are accepted.

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Basketmaker Jeffrey Gale shaves splints for a basket at his booth in the Bond Street Meadow.

Country Store Consignment Sales & Dried Flower Consignment Sales

Please email fairadmin@waterfordfoundation.org or call the Waterford Foundation at 540.882.3018 x 112 for an application and guidelines.

Sell your home-made baked goods, preserves, jams and jellies, and kitchen items in the Country Store consignment shop.

Sell your dried flowers, wreaths, or arrangements at the Schooley Mill Barn.

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Consignors fill Schooley Mill Barn with dried wreaths and flower arrangements.