Mayfair Festival of the Arts is announcing a new event for 2014: Mayfair Juried Art Exhibition.
This new exhibition welcomes artist from across the United States who work in any visual art media.
The Gallery at Mayfair is located in the Collector’s Café at Mayfair Festival of the Arts. This granddaddy of an arts festival has been running for 27 consecutive years and attracts 35,000-45,000 annual visitors from eastern PA and western NJ.
Art preparation requirements:
2D: Up to a total of 30″ x 30″, including frame. Work must be framed and prepared for hanging.
3D: Work may be displayed on the floor or pedestal. The pedestal must be provided by the artist.
All media is eligible. Artists must be over 18 years.
Up to 3 images. All applications: $35.00.
First Place: $500 (1 awarded)
Second place $250 (2 awarded)
Apply online. Deadline February 10, 2014. Visit the application page:
The Pigpen Project, a part of the 28th annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown, PA, is accepting proposals for temporary, site-specific installations in the livestock stalls of the Allentown Fairgrounds. The festival takes place during Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2014, and is housed in the Allentown Fairgrounds.
Proposals should demonstrate an interest in working within the space and context of the livestock stalls. An emphasis on inexpensive, temporary or recycled materials is encouraged.
For detailed information, including how to apply, please see the prospectus:
Some media coverage of last year’s Pig Pen Project:
Apply now for the Artist Market at Mayfair Festival of the Arts!
Many artists had record sales at Mayfair in 2013.
Be part of this exciting show in 2014!
Download the 2014 application here:
You can also enter online through ZAPPlications! (All pricing is the same.) Go to https://www.zapplication.org/event-info-public.php?fair_id=3052
• Average attendance 35,000-45,000
• Indoor and outdoor artist booths
• Located in a walk-able, upscale theatre district
• Load-in/load-out assistance, booth sitters
• Post cards available to artists for marketing
• Discounts at area hotels, onsite RV parking
• 24-hour security; buildings locked when closed
• Indoor Artist Market price includes pipe and drape
• Outdoor Artist Market – choose between being inside the tented Artist Market area, or in your own tent
• Significant advertising: in-home distribution of program booklet with artists descriptions, TV, email, post cards
2013 was a stellar year for artists in the Artist Market at Mayfair!
Despite the slow start on Friday and Saturday, thanks to nasty weather, art-loving crowds packed the Festival on Sunday and Monday. Many artists reported record sales!
Below are a few of the great artists who enjoyed exhibiting their work at Mayfair Festival 2013 so much that they’ve already signed up for 2014.
If you are an artist, we invite you to join us. You can find the artist market application at Zapplications, or download the application from our website:
Andy Smith’s goal is to create paintings that capture subjects that most people overlook. He loves working with light and playing with shadows. He calls his paintings “realistic with an underlying subtle abstract use of the brush.”
Hershel Dorney works with copper, stone, and cement to create unique garden sculptures and birdbaths. After retiring from a career in the landscaping business, he combined his knowledge of metalwork developed in jewelry making classes with his aesthetic from years of landscaping and started creating unique art for the yard and garden.
Claudia McGill Art
Ceramics and Mixed Media
Claudia McGill looks at art as an adventure. She enjoys the creative process as much as she enjoys talking with customers to find out how they see her art. She works in collage/mixed media, acrylics, clay, and concrete/mosaics.
At Cornerstone Forge, Dennis Wilnauer hand-makes almost 800 different items without the use of any power machinery. Each piece is made one at a time, just as they were back in the 1930’s when the hand-hammered aluminum industry began, using only sheet aluminum, hand powered hammers, hand clamps, and hand engraved steel dies. Each piece is then hand polished to a bright finish.
Dennis Maust Ceramics
Dennis Maust’s art is influenced by his personal visual experiences and draws from his encounters with ancient Mediterranean monuments, Islamic architectural embellishments, Persian rug patterns, South Asian temple architecture, and East African material culture.
Perry, with his hallmark innovative, modern yet simplistic and sophisticated style, is an abstract metal sculptor from Philadelphia. Born in Liberia, West Africa, Perry moved to the United States when he was ten years old and learned welding through his job, while performing his task as a steel fabricator. Stimulated by an early mentor, Jung Park, an older Korean artist. Perry was mentored by and collaborated with Park on several projects that sold successfully to collectors. Perry later became a full time artist after receiving an enthusiastic response to his work from collectors in Philadelphia and New York City.
Richard Horner is not just a pen-turner, but an artist who loves his craft. His passion started when he was a woodworker for a local furniture company. Originally making them only for the love of the craft, Rich has been designing quality hand-turned fountain and ballpoint pens for years. From zebrawood to acrylic to corn cob, he loves to create unique pens for customers who want something special.
Katherine has been painting porcelain Santa heads and crafting clothing from scraps of antique or unique fabrics for years. Her Santa’s face was designed after the most loving face she could imagine: that of her beloved father. Every Santa Katherine makes has a name and a theme – and each holds a very special place in her heart.
Michael Cho & Norika Iizuka
Ceramics and Fiber
Michael Cho is a local to the Lehigh Valley, living here with his wife, fiber artist Norika Iizuka. Cho’s reputation, however, is known nationally. He travels the US, appearing in the country’s largest fine art shows, sharing his skill as a ceramics artist.
Jewelry – Metalwork
Barry Gebhart brings more than 35 years of experience to his craft. He creates timeless, handcrafted, tarnish-resistant argentium sterling silver jewelry. A native of Bethlehem, he is especially proud of his three-dimensional Star of Bethlehem which sits atop the mountain overlooking the city.
A Natural Alternative
Hedge Sefcovic’s handmade soaps, bath fizzies, lotion bars and lip balms are free from preservatives, detergents and dyes. She hand mills her soap, which takes more time but produces a longer-lasting bar with a more luxurious lather. All products are vegetarian, many are vegan, and most are gluten free.
Paul Grecian Photography
Paul Grecian photographs nature in its most raw and beautiful form. He has a true appreciation for nature and all life that surrounds us. “My goal is to create the images I ‘see’ in my head and with my heart, as opposed to with my eyes alone,” he says.
For 2014, Mayfair has limited the number of food vendors to a maximum of 20 and is being very selective to avoid excessive duplication of products. As of February 25, we have only THREE spaces remaining!
If you offer high-quality food – especially anything gourmet, healthy, or unique – we want to hear from you!
The application deadline has been extended to March 21, 2014.
Use this application: http://mayfairfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2014-food-vendor-application-V2.pdf
Below is a list of the vendors that have already been approved.
|Asian Grill- chicken fried rice, shrimp fried rice, veggie fried rice, eggroll, grilled chicken on stick, fresh lemonade, soda, water|
|Bull & Bear Restaurant- baklava, gyros (beef, chicken, lamb), home made perogies, spinach pie, Greek fries, chicken tenders|
|Coffee Joint- expresso, cappacino, hot & iced coffee, hot & iced tea, hot chocolate, smoothies, soda, water|
|Danny’s Fine Foods- root beer floats, chicken fingers, corn dogs, fries, funnel cake, oreos, PB&J Sandwiches, rice pudding cone|
|E-Zee Concession- funnel cake, fried oreos, fried candy bars, fried fresh fruit, fresh fruit cup, candy and caramel apples, caramel apple slices, caramel pop corn, cotton candy, nachos with cheese, snow cones, smoothies, soda, water|
|Felix’s Tacos – beef & chicken taco, beef & chicken taco salad, chicken fajitas, flautas chicken, nachos & cheese, soda, water|
|Frites – Belgian style fries with more than 20 specialty dipping sauces, gatorade, soda, water|
|Front Porch Family Farm- prime rib sandwich, ham BBQ, homemade pork burgers, grlled chicken thigh sandwich, smoked & italian sausage sandwiches, bratwurst sandwich, hot dogs, chili, pickled beets & eggs, fries, blister peanuts, muffins, potato candy, soda, water|
|Heaven on a Bun- pork BBQ, cheeseburgers, cheesesteak, chicken breast sandwich, chicken fingers, fries, cheese fries, crabby fries, sweet potato fries, German wursts, German potato salad, hotdogs, pierogies, mozzarella sticks, potato pancakes, lemonade, texas tea, soda , water|
|J&J Kettle Korn - kettle korn, chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick, iced tea, lemonade|
|Mediterranean Cuisine - Mediterranean sampler (Falafel, Hummus, Tahini), Maryland crab cake, bourbon chicken over rice, gyros deluxe & chicken divine, chicken tenders, butterfly & curly fries|
|MMG Concessions- crab cake sandwich, beer battered cod fish, assorted paninis, assorted wraps, pretzel dog, pretzel sausage, pretzels, sliders (burger, chicken, pork), fresh nachos with meat, taco shell salad with meat, fries, fresh lemonade & orangeade, soda, water|
|Rose’s Concessions - italian sausage, cheesesteak, chicken cheesesteak, burgers, hot dos, corn dogs, fries, cheese fries, nachos with cheese, lemonade, soda, water|
|Tyler Concessions- shaved ice, caramel apple chips, caramel popcorn, cotton candy, fresh popcorn, veggies & dip|
|Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels – stuffed pretzels: chicken & bacon, ham & cheese, pepperone & cheese, pulled pork, buffalo chicken, veggie; frozen lemonade, soda, water|
|Vince’s Cheesesteak- cheesesteaks, chicken cheeseteaks, burgers on pretzel bun, sausage sandwich, bratwurst with sauerkraut, homemade pierogies, fresh cut fries, soda, water|
|Wing Ring – fried country ribs, fried wings, twice fried fries, soda|
If you run a great food business, we want to know about you! We are seeking high-quality food, especially anything gourmet, healthy, or unique!
Mayfair Festival of the Arts is an annual tradition for people in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. As Allentown’s second largest annual festival, our audience of 25,000-45,000 people comes to Mayfair to view art, listen to music, and to EAT.
Mayfair Inc, a nonprofit organization, has been producing the Festival for 28 years, in order to celebrate and promote the arts. While other arts organizations specialize in one art form, we offer our community a sampling of every major art form in one causal and convenient place, at low to no-cost, and offer a full day arts field trip for schools at no charge.
Mayfair Festival of the Arts is held in the walkable west end of Allentown, an upscale area filled with boutiques, residences, a college, and a community theater. Our site, the Allentown Fairgrounds, is conveniently located and offers free onsite parking for thousands.
To download our 2014 Food Vendor Application, please click on the link below, or visit our INFORMATION page.
We look forward to hearing from YOU!
Download the 2014 application here: