GBCG Membership

The Greater Barre Craft Guild has been hosting its Winter Festival of Vermont Crafters at the
Barre Auditorium for over 30 years. We are a non-profit organization and our main goal is to provide
a reputable setting for artisans and crafters to promote and sell their high quality Vermont crafts.
Our Board of dedicated volunteers works diligently to promote the show in many ways,
including: free admission; a visit from Santa; hourly door prizes; Sunday shopping sprees;
website updates; and most importantly, over $12,000 annually in print, radio and television
advertising. We also are very civically minded, contributing hundreds of dollars to local
charitable organizations that lend us a hand during the weekend of the show.

Jury Criteria
Eligibility for the show is determined by the GBCG jury. The following criteria must be met:
Applicants must be legal residents of Vermont. Work must show originality and the artist’s skill and
knowledge of the materials used. Work must be produced by the applicant or applicants.
Work which is one-of-a-kind or of a unique medium is strongly encouraged.

The following criteria describes unacceptable work:
Work produced from kits.
Work made from the assembly of purchased parts or that are commercially produced and then decorated.
Commercially produced elements may be used only in a manner that transforms their original design.
Purchased beads and jewelry may be used only to accent a piece of the jeweler’s/crafter’s original design.

Jury Dates and Application

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