Most Common Application Mistakes


What is the most common mistake when artists mail their applications in? Well…

One of the most common mistakes is when artists forget to include the late fee in the total amount of the show. Our rule is this: if you apply to a show that is under 30 days away, then you must include the $50 late fee in the total amount of the show fee. However, if the application is date-stamped exactly 30 days prior to the show – then you do not have to include the late fee (even though we will receive it under 30 days).

Another common mistake is not including the $15 jurying fee with the application. Remember, a $15 jurying fee must be included per show.

Lastly, many times an artist forgets to separate the deposits of the shows in separate checks (if you chose to not pay with a credit card). All shows must be paid with separate checks. Only the jury fees can be lumped into one check.

Before the Winter Season begins, we strongly encourage our artists to refresh themselves of how to apply. You can take a look HERE. Remember, when you don’t include everything in your application – this only holds up the jurying process!

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About Howard Alan Events

For nearly three decades, Howard Alan and American Craft Endeavors have allowed more than 10,000 artists to exhibit their original work to millions across The United States. When our company began, our art and craft shows showcased a handful of exhibitors. Today, a typical Howard Alan or American Craft Endeavors event features 100-300 talented artists and fine crafters. No matter where you are, you are sure to find one of our stellar events nearby. Our shows take us to destinations like Aspen, Chicago, Alexandria, Vail, and Fort Lauderdale…just to name a few! Our great outdoor venues, fantastic crafters, and talented artists allow us to consistently be ranked among the top art and craft shows in the country. Visit a show and see for yourself why we are the very best!

One response »

  1. Love the blogging and Facebook-ing and tweeting…HAE is leading the industry in this regard.
    I would go a step further with your suggestion and say: “Just use Zapplication, folks…it’s so quick and easy to manage, you’ll never go back to paper checks.”

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