Artist Requirements

Wholesalecrafts.com represents artist owned studios within the USA and Canada . Regardless of the participating SHOWCASE, all artists MUST qualify as follows:

  1. All work, especially main design elements, must be of original design by the artist/studio.

  2. No work may be assembled from commercial kits or commercial molds.

  3. All work must be made or assembled within the USA or Canada.

  4. Each artist must provide two (2) wholesale references (storefront retailers required), where the artist is selling wholesale on a regular basis.

Wholesalecrafts.com reserves the right to refuse any enrollment for any reason, including not fully meeting these qualification requirements or misrepresentation in the type of work, quality of work, or quality of images presented for screening.

 

After acceptance, artists are expected to continue presenting as good or better photography, and must ask for additional screening before showing new media other than what was presented originally.

 

When applying, each artist selects their requested showcase, and has the following additional requirements.

 

Handmade Furniture & Lighting

Unique, handcrafted furniture, lighting and commercial installations.

    1. Artists are screened by providing 5 - 8 product images, and an image of the artist making their work.
    2. All work must be at least partially handmade, using some, little or no prefabricated material.
    3. All work must be made by the artist, or employees and contractors may be used.

Handmade Gifts & Accessories

Our largest showcase featuring handmade crafts in all media.

    1. Artists are screened by providing 5 product images, and an image of the artist making their work.
    2. All work must be at least partially handmade, using some, little or no prefabricated material.
    3. All work must be made by the artist, or employees and contractors may be used.

The Gallery of Fine Crafts

Fine craft artists selling mostly above $100 wholesale.

    1. Artists are juried by providing 5 - 8 product images & 1 image of the artist making their work.
    2. All work must be handmade using very little or no prefabricated material.
    3. All work must be made by the artist, or if employees or contractors are used, the work must be directly supervised by the artist within their studio or community.
    4. All work must be signed by the artist.
    5. All work displayed by the artist must meet the above requirements, and at least 75% of the work displayed must be at a wholesale price point of $100 per piece.

Handmade Jewelry Showcase

Jewelry artists & designers selling mostly under $100 wholesale.

    1. Artists are screened by providing 5 - 8 product images, and an image of the artist making their work.
    2. All work must be at least partially handmade, using some, little or no prefabricated material.
    3. All work must be made by the artist, or employees and contractors may be used.
    4. Jewelry bead artists must have a minimum of 5 successful/current wholesale accounts and will be asked to supply these references.

High Design Jewelry

Fine Jewelry Artists selling mostly above $80 wholesale.

    1. Artists are juried by providing 5 - 8 product images & 1 image of the artist making their work.
    2. All work must be handmade using very little or no prefabricated material.
    3. All work must be made by the artist, or if employees or contractors are used, the work must be directly supervised by the artist within their studio or community.
    4. All work displayed by the artist must meet the above requirements, and at least 80% of the work displayed must be at a wholesale pricepoint of $80 per piece.

Handmade Wearable Art

Handmade wearable art & fashion accessories.

    1. Artists are screened by providing 5 - 8 product images, and an image of the artist making their work.
    2. All work must be at least partially handmade, using some, little or no prefabricated material.
    3. All work must be made by the artist, or employees and contractors may be used.

Body, Aromatics, & Edibles

Unique candles, soaps, aromatics,well-being products & edibles.

    1. Artists are screened by providing 5 - 8 product images, and an image of the artist making their work.
    2. All work must be at least partially handmade, using some, little or no prefabricated material.
    3. All work must be made by the artist, or employees and contractors may be used.

Unique Gifts & Prints

Prints, photos, cards & unique gifts inspired by original art.

    1. Artists are juried by providing 5 - 8 product images.
    2. All work must be an original design of the artist studio, and may be manufactured/printed with contractors within the USA or Canada.
    3. No or little handmade processes are generally involved in making the products.

Emerging Artist Showcase

Highly original handmade work from artists new to the wholesale market.

    1. Artists are screened by providing 5 - 8 product images, and an image of the artist making their work.
    2. All work must be at least partially handmade, using some, little or no prefabricated material.
    3. All work must be made by the artist, or employees and contractors may be used.
    4. Artist must have a limited line of work.
    5. Artist is required to have limited experience in the wholesale market, including less than 5 wholesale accounts, and no trade show exhibition experience.

Retailer Resource

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    Retailer Resources is a showcase for companies with a service or product aimed at retailers. The showcase includes store displays, packaging, store services and industry publications.

One-of-a-Kind

Prominently placed at the front of the ACRE™ show floor and feature all hardwall booths.

    1. All work must be handmade in the USA or Canada
    2. All work must be made by the artist or directly supervised by the artist within the artist’s studio by skilled craftsman.
    3. Artist must be present in booth during the entire show
    4. All work displayed must be priced at or over $250 wholesale, with over 50% priced at or over $500 wholesale.

    Invited artists who meet the above eligibility requirements may submit the online Artist Application at www.ACRELasVegas.com or www.ACREOrlando.com. Invited applications will be received by Wholesalecrafts.com™ executive staff and juried with the assistance of top galleries.