Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Jury Guidelines for the 2017 Time Travelers' Bazaar

Time Travelers’ Bazaar is now a formally-juried market.  We have always juried our vendors informally, but due to increased interest and growth in the event, we have created the formal process below to help us maintain high standards for the community.  Since we have reached vendor capacity, jurying is competitive, and only the highest quality products which meet the standards set by the jurors will be accepted. 

We are an eclectic, vintage, and costumers’ fashion market.  We are interested in vendors who sell vintage or handmade garments, costumes, jewelry, hats, props, and other accessories.   We are also interested in some vendors who can provide such things for men as well as women – we and our male customers have noticed a paucity in fashion items for men in previous years.  Our aesthetic runs toward the unique and eclectic.  Our passion is for the costuming community, and for locally-made wearable items inspired by history, fantasy, nature, and the sundry worlds of geekdom, as well as for quality vintage items, and old pieces lovingly repurposed and given new life.  Consideration will be given to the overall balance of vendor categories at Time Travelers’ Bazaar, and limits will be set in some categories.   

All vendors, new and returning, are required to submit new images of their work as part of the formal jurying process.  Please send us a minimum of 3 clear, focused photos of your work.  NEW vendors must also send 1 additional photo showing your booth / table setup.  If you are new to us and you are in the Lower Mainland, a juror may contact you to arrange to meet in person to view samples of your work or vintage wares.  This process allows us to maintain a high level of quality and achieve an appropriate mix of media for our market, and allows Time Travelers’ to remain a desirable market with a unique aesthetic.

Artisan / Craftsman Category
·       All items will be judged for quality, originality, and overall craftsmanship.
·       All items must be original and hand-crafted by vendor.
·       No commercial goods are to be sold.
·       All items sold must be approved by the Jury committee.  Please note that crafts for sale at the market must be of the same category and quality as those that were juried. On the day of Time Travelers’, our staff has the right to request that items not meeting the criteria be removed. 

Vintage Category
·       We look for quality & uniqueness in vintage garments and accessories.
·       Our focus is on older vintage – particularly late 19th and early 20th century (before 1960).
·       Vintage items must be pre-1980’s – anything 1980’s or later must be run by us for prior approval (neo-Edwardian styles or particularly striking and unique items may be approved).


Jury Applications Deadline:  Monday October 3, 2016
Vendor Notification by Us: Monday October 17, 2016
Payment Deadline: Friday November 4, 2016

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