A Note From the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen

Haverford Guild of Craftsmen, a Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

We are pleased to announce the opening of applications to our 2017 Fall Show. Show dates are Saturday, November 18, 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday, November 19, 10 AM to 4 PM. Setup is on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Our guild has outgrown our last venue and we are excited about our new show location at the Agnes Irwin School on Ithan Avenue in the heart of Rosemont, Pa., right on the Main Line, and close to Philadelphia.  Rosemont is in the heart of Radnor Township, which has a median household income of $100,208 and median house value of $577,809.

Booths will be 10 ft. X 10 ft., 10 ft. X 15 ft., or 10 ft. X 20 ft. Chapter Booths hosting multiple artists and shared booths between two artists are welcome. The space is a newer part of the school, a gymnasium which can generously hold 100 artists with 8 ft. aisles.

For this show to be a success, we have committed ourselves to an extensive marketing and publicity campaign. Our last show, we advertised with 40 publications both online and in print. 10,000 postcards were distributed throughout Delaware County. Directional signage and feather flags were utilized to direct customers.  In addition, we will be advertising in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Main Line Times, the News of Delaware County, Delaware County Times, County Line Magazine and the City Suburban.  Our Publicity Chairmen have organized a slew of additional publicity avenues to promote our show.  Individual artists participating in our shows are featured on our Facebook page.

We are looking for innovative artists of the highest caliber and would like to invite members of our sister chapters, other Craft Guilds and independent craftsmen and fine artists.  The show will be juried by the Standards Committee of the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen.

Applications can be found on our website: www.haverfordguild.org under artist opportunities.   
We hope you will consider joining us in this premiere event in the heart of the Main Line and surrounding Philadelphia suburbs.

Richard Maxwell and Mary Beth Nardy, Show Chairmen