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2023 Artful Sundays Application

Hunterdon Art Museum is happy to announce its third annual Artful Sundays.  New this year will be an additional Artful Sundays in the spring.  We’re now accepting applications from artists.

Artful Sundays, a series of outdoor juried art fairs, will take place on Hunterdon Art Museum’s Toshiko Takaezu Terrace, one of the most scenic sites in New Jersey.   Overlooking the South Branch of the Raritan River with views of the Art Museum’s historic stone mill and the Red Mill Museum Village, it is a spot where tourists and residents gather.  This summer Artful Sundays will run for six weeks from June 25 through August 13, 2023 (no event on 7/2 and 7/16). In addition, we will be doing a Spring Artful Sundays on April 30, two weeks before Mother’s Day. 

During the summer, Artful Sundays will take place under two large tents provided by HAM.  Each Sunday, approximately twelve artists will be selected for participation.   

For the spring event, approximately twenty-two spaces will be available throughout the Terrace.  Artists must provide their own tents.  

Participation in the summer requires a minimum of two summer Sundays.  Spaces are limited so artists are encouraged to apply early.

Artful Sundays presents a unique opportunity for selected artists to build their network, exhibit their work, meet potential buyers and make sales.

Where:
Hunterdon Art Museum’s Toshiko Takaezu Terrace
7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, New Jersey 08809

When:
Sundays throughout the summer: 

  • June 25
  • July 9
  • July 23
  • July 30
  • August 6
  • August 13

Sunday, April 30

Time:

Summer set up 8:30 a.m. — 10:45 a.m
Sale: 11 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Breakdown 4 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.

Spring set up 7:30 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.
Sale: 11 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Breakdown 4 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.

Cost:

We are pleased to offer HAM members a discounted rate.

EARLY BIRD PRICE
$80/$100 per event (Member /Nonmember)

REGULAR REGISTRATION
$100/$120 per event (Member/Nonmember)

Deadlines:

Spring: Early Bird Applications must be received by HAM on or before February 28.
Spring Regular Deadline: Applications must be received by HAM on or before March 24.

Summer: Early Bird Applications must be received by HAM on or before March 15.
Summer Regular Deadline: Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled.

Payment:
Please do not send checks when submitting this application.   Upon notification of acceptance, you will be asked to provide a check for each of the Sundays in which you will be participating.  To reserve your space, checks must be received within one week of notification.  

Marketing & Promotion:
Artful Sundays will be publicized on HAM’s website, social media channels, through email marketing to over 4,000 people, and PR efforts.  Artists must commit to publicizing the event on their social media channels and websites.

Facilities
During the summer, HAM will provide two 20 x 40 tents. Approximately 12 artists will sell their work under the tents. The Museum can provide two 3’ x 6‘ tables and 2 chairs per artist. Tables will be set up in an L.  Artists must provide tablecloths or any other display items.

Unlike in the summer, artists must provide their own tents in the spring.  Artists must bring their own 10’ x 10’ pop up tents and all display items.  

Limited WiFi is available; however, the Museum cannot guarantee that WiFi will be accessible at all times.  Artists are responsible for their own sales and are encouraged to use their phone’s hotspot.  Artists should have a point of sale account with Stripe, Square or similar company and a phone or tablet in order to accept credit card sales.  

A limited number of electrical outlets are available.  Artists must notify HAM on the following application if they will require electricity.

The Museum’s restrooms will be available to exhibiting artists.  

Set Up and Take Down:
If during the summer events, you will be bringing your own display furniture, it must fit in the space that would be taken up by HAM‘s tables (6’ x 9’).  Artists will be responsible for removing their own trash, cleaning all spills, and leaving their space as it was found.  

Loading and Unloading:
HAM does not have a parking lot. Artists will pull up beside the terrace, unload, drive to the Water Street parking lot, which is just a few minutes’ walk from HAM, and return to the terrace to set up their display. This will be reversed at the end of the day.  To avoid a traffic jam, artists will be assigned a specific time to unload in the morning.  We ask artists to be mindful of other artists at the end of the day and be patient as others load their cars.

Cancellations
HAM reserves the right to cancel an event due to inclement weather or other emergency. Decisions regarding weather/emergency cancellations may be made on the day of the event. If an event is cancelled by HAM because of weather or other cause, HAM will refund the fee.  

No refunds will be given to artists who cancel under any circumstances.  

Sales Tax
Participating artists must be registered with New Jersey to collect NJ sales tax. Sellers are responsible for collecting and reporting sales tax of 6.625%. Certain wearable items are exempt from some tax collection in New Jersey. It is the artist’s responsibility to find out if their work qualifies for exemption.

Upon notification of acceptance, you will be asked to provide a check for each of the Sundays in which you will be participating.  To reserve your space, checks must be received within one week of notification.

Membership:

Becoming a member is easy and in addition to a discount on Artful Sundays, members receive discounts on HAM’s classes and workshops and on purchases from the Museum’s shop, free entrance to the Museum’s galleries as often as you like, and other benefits. Click here to learn more and purchase a membership.