Jane Holewinski Jewelry Monica Raymond Furniture

The 2014 SAC Mentor Program
will prepare participants for CraftBoston Holiday, December 5-7.
Application deadline is May 2, 2014.

Click here to download the 2014 Mentor Program Application.

The SAC Mentor Program

The SAC Mentor Program, launched in 2005, offers assistance and training for emerging artists in marketing, legal and insurance issues, portfolio development, pricing, selling, and booth design. Central to the program is a multi-year association with CraftBoston. Recognized for its innovative approach, the Mentor Program combines SAC’s resources with those of CraftBoston. Artists selected to participate in this program will be provided information and training from professionals in the field, and subsidized booths at CraftBoston Holiday.

“SAC is always looking for new and creative ways to build on its mission of supporting craft artists and educating and promoting public appreciation of contemporary craft,” said Beth Ann Gerstein, Executive Director, The Society of Arts and Crafts. The SAC Mentor Program builds on the Holiday show’s solid educational programs, which include an educational lecture series, tours for guests who are blind and visually impaired and other special interest groups, a craft bookseller, and informational booths promoting non-profit craft organizations.


The 2014 SAC Mentor Application Process

CraftBoston Holiday 2014 will feature participants in the Mentor Program alongside over 175 juried exhibitors who demonstrate excellence in craft. Artists interested in the SAC mentor Program must fill out an application and submit 10 digital images accompanied by a resumé.

Please be sure that you and your work meet the following criteria:
•  All work must fall under one of the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable,
   furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Categories not included: calligraphy, painting,
   photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category.
•  All work must be original and made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools. CraftBoston encourages limited
   edition and one-of-a-kind work. No commercial reproductions of any kind are allowed. This includes embellished
   commercially made objects and works assembled (wholly or in part) from commercially available kits.
•  Artists accepted for participation must be in attendance at their booth during the entire show. No agent, dealers, or
   representative may attend in place of the artist.
•  Collaborating artists are permitted, however, any representation other than a true, hands-on, artistic collaboration is
   not permitted.
•  Artists may only show work in categories selected by the jury. All work exhibited must be of the same body, quality,
   and category of work that was juried through images.
•  Artists must live/work in New England (Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire
   and Vermont).
•  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


For additional information about the SAC Mentor Program email Alyce Delbridge at show@CraftBoston.org


Top Left Image: Jane Holewinski, Jewelry, 2013 Mentor Participant
Top Right Image: Monica Raymond, Furniture, 2013 Mentor Participant