FORT MORGAN OYSTER FEST ARTS & CRAFTS VENDOR INFORMATION

Applications will open soon for 2025

2024 Vendors

 

Raw Amor Jewelry
Fort Morgan Civic Association
Below Zero Treats
Chief of Cheese Handcrafted Seasonings
Harvey Faye
Wb metal art
Maraz Skincare
2X2 Designs
Alabama Adult & Teen Challenge
Beachin’ Vibes Jewelry
Milton Cross Woodworking
Puzzle Lights of Alabama
Puppy Presents Designs
Scott McQueen Folk Art
Marlene Johnt
Coastal Creations
Slack Tide Designs
Evermore Permanent Jewelry LLC
Something Southern Watercolor Art
Tim G Creations
Amber Myrick Studio
A Touch of Glass
Maho Shades
Coastal Glass Art
Dream World Images
K & A interiors
Mama Laura’s Kitchen and Krafts
Miry Clay Creations
southern wood crafts
Bridget’s Southern Charm
Frandomly Made
Marcia’s Studio Creations
Wise Angel Gallery
Atmosphere33, LLC
Watercolor Willa
CUCCIA COO ART
Jean Faye Designs
Glassydragonfly
Stop Or I’ll Shoot Photograph

General Vendor Information and Selection Process

Artisans and craftspeople are juried by an independent panel and selected based on the images submitted with their applications. You may upload three images and one booth shot. These must be representative of the works you will display at the Fort Morgan Oyster Fest. Selection is based on quality and skill in workmanship, original and creative ideas and attractiveness of display. Once a category is full, those with quality works may be accepted to a “wait list.” Do not send samples. They will not be returned or presented during selection. Vendors of commercially manufactured items, ceramics from commercial molds, mass-produced items, plants, soaps, candles, food items, books, CDs, t-shirts and commercial jewelry are ineligible for the Fort Morgan Oyster Fest. Reproductions, including giclee’s, are allowed to be sold but must be clearly marked.

License & Taxes

The State of Alabama and Baldwin County require each exhibitor and vendor to purchase a transient license. The details are available from the Baldwin County License inspector at 251-990-4627. Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting Alabama State tax and Baldwin County tax as required by law. Tax forms will be provided in the registration packets.

Festival Attendance

Ticket sales will be capped at 2,200 festival guests for 2025.

Applications in the following categories will be accepted for review:

Application Dates

Festival Fees

Logistics

Registration and Setup

Jury Details

Average number of applications: 100

Average number of artists selected to participate: 40

Average number exempt from jury artists who are invited to participate in the event: 0

Vendors that are excluded/ineligible: Commercially manufactured items, ceramics from commercial molds, mass-produced items, plants, soaps, candles, food items, t-shirts, and commercial jewelry. Reproductions, including giclee’s, are allowed to be sold but must be clearly marked.

How images are viewed by jurors: computer monitor

Within a medium category, applications are sorted and viewed by: Application ID

Jurors score applications using the following scale: 1-10

Number of jurors scoring applications: 5

The show organizers jurors for a single jury panel that scores applications for all medium categories.

Jurors score: From one location

Am I allowed to observe the jury process: No. Jury process is closed.

Rules & Regulations

  • An accepted application is a commitment to participate in the show. NO REFUNDS will be made for any reason, including inclement weather. Accepted artists must exhibit the full day of the show and be in their booths during designated Festival hours. Stand-in or proxy exhibitors are not permitted.
  • Exhibitor must be directly involved in the design and production of work they exhibit at the Fort Morgan Oyster Fest. Exhibitors must display their own work, not works purchased from an outside source for resale (buy/sell). Excluded from exhibition are: commercially manufactured items, ceramics from commercial molds, mass-produced items, plants, soaps, candles, food items, books, CDs, t-shirts and commercial jewelry. Reproductions, including giclee’s, are allowed to be sold but must be clearly marked. At least 50% of your display must be original work.
  • Up to two (2) people with his/her original work are allowed per booth.
  • Only work representative of that submitted for jurying may be exhibited. Only artists juried and accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry items. Displays will be viewed throughout the Festival. The Festival reserves the right to request the removal of any work that differs from the images submitted and accepted as well as any inappropriate work or display. Failure to remove such works or abide by the rules set forth may result in the applicant’s removal from the Festival.
  • Any items that you plan to sell during the festival must be represented in your booth images submitted with application
  • Exhibitors bear the responsibility for all setup and security needs for their exhibits. It is required to show proof of insurance at registration. Please allow for restocking during Festival hours as vehicles are not allowed on the streets after the show opens.
  • During setup, nails or other anchors may not be placed in the street. Make alternative arrangements to secure your booth. Fines will be imposed for destruction of Beach Club property – this includes nails to hold down tent and rugs on the ground. Double stick tape works well for this function. Tent weights ARE required. Minimum of 40-pound weights PER tent leg. Fort Morgan can be windy during this time of year so please come prepared.
  • All fire department safety lanes and rules will be observed and strictly enforced at all times. No generators are allowed in the show. Battery lighting is acceptable. No amplified music is permitted. Your booth, awning, chairs and all displays must be within your 12’ x 12’ space. This will be strictly enforced.
  • The State of Alabama and Baldwin County require each exhibitor and vendor to purchase a transient license. The details are available from the Baldwin County License inspector at 251-990-4627. Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting Alabama State tax and Baldwin County tax as required by law. Tax forms will be provided in the registration packets.
  • Accepted artists who have not checked in with Registration by 6:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2025, will forfeit their space and booth fee.
  • Use of sealants or spray paints or aerosols is strictly prohibited.
  • The Fort Morgan Oyster Fest Committee reserves the right to remove an artist from the show for conduct deemed unacceptable and/or detrimental to the mission and reputation of the Fort Morgan Oyster Fest.
  • Ticket sales will be capped at 2,200 guests for 2025.

 

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