Juried Pavilion Introduced at the Buyers Market of American Craft
Baltimore, MD (Sept. 26, 2008) -- A new, juried pavilion of museum-quality crafts will be the centerpiece of the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Feb. 13-16, 2009, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
“The AmericanStyle Gallery Pavilion fills a need by creating a destination on the tradeshow floor for the galleries that cater to high-end collectors,” said Christine Kloostra, show director. “Our aim is to provide a premium display setting where they can meet the artists who are producing museum-quality and master-level work, such as fine sculpture and glass art.”
With the unveiling of the new pavilion, the winter Buyers Market expands its specialty sections. Retailers already can find the top designers of precious metal and gemstone jewelry in the Premier Jewelry Pavilion, and the best in studio furniture and home accessories in the Inspired Interiors Pavilion.
To ensure the collector quality of works in the AmericanStyle Gallery Pavilion, exhibitors are being reviewed by the internationally recognized Holsten Galleries of Stockbridge, Mass. Holsten Galleries represents leading contemporary glass artists, including Dale Chihuly, William Morris and Christopher Ries.
Featuring home and fashion accessories, art jewelry, wearables, holiday décor and sculpture in wood, metal and clay -- thousands of works by North American craft artists-- the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft is the nation’s largest wholesale tradeshow of fine craft.
Online registration for qualified retailers (credentials required) opened October 1, 2008. Retailers can visit www.americancraft.com to get the best deals on seminar and event packages. Returning buyers can also use online registration to upgrade their status to Preferred Gallery, with benefits including a complimentary Web listing for their stores, free copies of AmericanStyle magazine, advertising discounts and more. Buyers can register today by calling 800-432-7238, ext. 195.
Artists interested in applying for the pavilion can call 410-889-2933 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Buyers Market of American CraftThe Buyers Market of American Craft is produced by The Rosen Group, a Baltimore-based arts marketing, publishing and advocacy firm. The Rosen Group also publishes NICHE magazine, the exclusive trade publication for retailers of fine craft art, and AmericanStyle magazine, the arts lifestyle magazine for enthusiasts, collectors and travelers. The Buyers Market is wholesale to the trade only.