About the Show:
Since its inception in 1970, 100 American Craftsmen has focused exclusively on fine craft art, supporting both established artisans who have reached the highest level of artistic quality, and nurturing new artisans who combine innovative approaches with traditional crafting techniques.
The event takes place indoors at the Kenan Center Arena located on the 25-acre Kenan Center campus in the heart of historic Lockport, NY. It attracts an average of 4,200 avid craft lovers each year. For almost 50 years, the Kenan Center has served the community with arts, education and recreation programs. The Center is located a short drive from the Erie Canal, the Niagara Wine Trail, and 30 minutes from Niagara Falls.
100 American Craftsmen is a juried craft show. Artisan images are reviewed by a panel of artisans, curators, and craft media specialists and scored. The cumulative score determines acceptance. Master Craftsmen and previous Best of Show winners (since 2005) are jury exempt. The Kenan Center reserves the right to invite artisans to exhibit for the purpose to expanding our roster of artisans and adding diversity to the show. All artisans must jury every year unless exempt, and previous acceptance does not guarantee future acceptance. Artisans are strongly encouraged to replace images that have not been updated in more than three years as poor quality and/or out-dated work can impact your jury score.
• 10’ x 10’ indoor booth space
• Free electricity
• No commission taken on sales
• Free parking—overnight RV parking allowed
• On-site security Friday & Saturday night
Current fees as of 2018 are $210 for standard 10′ x 10′ booth; $250 for corner booth. $40 non-refundable jurying fee. (There is a separate fee for accepted artisans sharing a booth. Please indicate on your application that you plan to share your booth so that Kenan Center can provide you with the fee.) All artisans, including those awardees who are jury exempt, are required to pay for their booth space.
Master Craftsman, $850
Best of Show First Place, $600
Best of Show Second Place, $400
John T. Whitmore Memorial, Best New Exhibitor, $300
Best Booth Display, $275
Emerging Artisan Award–exempt from booth fee in next year of application
Annex Marketplace People’s Choice, $100
Honorable Mention Awards presented in 7 categories* (number of categories is dependent on entries in each category)
Eligibility and How To Apply
Applications are accepted online through ZAPP®. This method is free to artisans and once you upload your images and fill in the required information including description of your work, you will not have to do so in subsequent years or for other shows that use ZAPP® . You must use a credit card to pay your jury fee and booth fee online. Visit our page on ZAPP® for full description of eligibility requirements, media accepted, and deadlines. PLEASE NOTE: Applications for 2018 are now closed.