Please read carefully before applying

SELECTION CRITERIA

The jury will be instructed to use the following criteria when reviewing artist applications and rating them:
  • Quality of workmanship
  • Creativity, originality, and conception
  • Professional presentation plus experience
  • Overall impression of work

ARTIST AMENITIES

  • Low jury/application fee for 2020
  • Friday move-in (all day)
  • Realistic event hours
  • Artists will not be limited to only one Medium per booth
  • Reasonable booth rates
  • Coordinated volunteers to assist with Load-in / Load-out
  • Free dolly/carts to use for Load-in/Load-out (based on availability)
  • Free parking for artist vehicles, trailers and RVs
  • Exhibitor Hospitality Area with daily morning coffee and pastries (first come, first serve until it’s gone)
  • Hospitality volunteers that patrol booths offering booth sitting and other assistance (subject to availability).
  • Special rates with our hotel partners
  • Free high speed wireless Internet throughout the entire building
  • 3 Artist Awards given out for Excellence, Most Unique, and People’s Choice
  • Online Artist Listing with image and website link (website, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Free promotional postcards, coupons and “Marketing Tool Kit” to engage your customer base
  • Additional free entry tickets to send to your best customers (upon request)

DETAILS OF THE SHOW

Set-up:

Friday November 6th: 12 pm – 8 pm
(Access to the building will be through the back door, dock door, or front entrance.)
Saturday November 7th: 7 am – 9 am
(Convention dolly carts will not be available at this time and items will need to be hand carried or privately dollied in by the front or back door. The large dock door will be closed. No one will be allowed to check in after 9 am.)

 

Show Hours:

Saturday November 7: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday November 8: 11 am – 5 pm
(All Artists are required to be set up in their booth and ready 30 minutes prior to the opening of the festival each day).

 

Breakdown:

Sunday November 8: 5 pm – 9 pm

MEDIUM CATEGORIES

All work must be original, handcrafted, created and exhibited by the approved artist(s). Under certain circumstances a family member is acceptable to represent the artist, but no agents or dealers are permitted.
    • Multiple employee studios engaged in production work are not eligible to participate.
    •  Kits, imports, and mass produced items are not acceptable
    • “Buy/Sell” items WILL NOT be tolerated.
    • Items made using commercial molds or patterns and hobby crafts are ineligible.

* Artisanville has the right to expel, without refund, any exhibitor who breaks these rules during the art festival.

If you make items that fall under 2 categories or “Mediums”, you must submit under your primary category (which is the majority of the work that will be present in your booth). You may be allowed to sell items from a secondary medium (without having to apply twice). The second medium MUST NOT represent more then 25% of your booth items. Everything in your booth should be cohesive and complementary. If this is the case, when sending in your application you must submit additional pictures showing both mediums that will be present. Acceptance of both categories in your booth will be based upon approval by the Artisanville committee.

* Artisanville also reserves the right to re-categorize an artist’s category submission. Every attempt will be made to notify the artist if this is done.

FINE ART/CRAFT CATEGORIES
  • Clay/Ceramics: Functional, decorative, and/or sculptural work created using clay and/or porcelain. This must be originally shaped and fired by the exhibitor. Clay or porcelain jewelry will not be accepted in this category. No machine made work is accepted.
  • Drawing/Printmaking: Original drawings made with pen, pencil, charcoal, pastels or chalk. The printmaking process may include pulled plates, linoleum prints, etching, engraving, silkscreen or lithography. All prints must be signed and numbered by the artist. Photocopies are not permitted.
  • Fiber/Leather: Functional, and/or decorative work created using fiber and/or leather. Weaving, batik, wearable items,belts, handbags and soft sculpture qualify if the primary materials used are fiber and/or leather. All work must be designed and constructed by the artist. No commercial or mass produced items permitted.
  • Glass: Work in which the primary material is glass. Functional, decorative, and/or sculptural work created using glass including blown, fused, stained, cast and molded. Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted.
  • Handcraft: Handmade items made by the artist from organic, recycled, or repurposed materials transforming the combined materials into a unique product in a cohesive collection. A complete description of items are required.
  • Jewelry: Original jewelry and handmade components created through the fabrication of various materials with the intent to be worn as ornamentation. All jewelry, whether produced from beads, clay, crystal, fiber, found objects, gems, glass, metal, paper, plastic, semi-precious stones, precious stones, or other materials should be entered in this category. (Designers and artists who use a majority of purchased and mass produced beads and findings will not be accepted.)
  • Metal: Functional, decorative, and/or non-sculptural work created using metals.
  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2-D and 3-D, that incorporates more than one type of physical material to produce. This includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Jewelry and Photography are not considered mixed-media.
  • Painting: Painted works made with oils, acrylics, watercolors and tempera suitable for hanging. Giclee/reproduction prints must be labeled as such.
  • Paper: Flat and 3-D unique one of a kind works made with paper by the exhibiting artist.  No reproductions are allowed.  
  • Photography/Digital Art: Prints, transparencies or digital images made from the artist’s original film or digital files and then processed by the artist. All work must be signed and numbered.
  • Sculpture: Original 3-D non functional objects shaped and created out of any individual medium.  
  • Wood: Functional, decorative, and/or non-sculptural work created using wood. Work must be hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned, or carved. This would be three-dimensional work created by assembling, firing, welding, molding, casting, and/or carving.
This year Artisanville is introducing a new category…..The Emerging Artist.    This will be a  juried showcase of emerging artists who demonstrate excellence in their work and are seeking an opportunity to apply to a Fine Art Show. Each Artist will be provided a 5×10 booth space at no cost or $125 towards a full sized booth.  Electricity will also be provided.  This program will offer Emerging Artists opportunities to build their customer base, establish relationships with fellow craftsmen, and provide a pathway into the Greenville marketplace.  In order to qualify Artist must:
    • have handmade all of their artwork in either the United States or Canada.
    • not have more then 25% of their total annual income derived from the sale of their artwork.
    • not have an established record as a professional artist showing their work in museums, art centers, major galleries or juried art exhibitions (including Artisanville).
    • be at the early stage of his/her career. This could include a career change as well.
Emerging artists must abide by the same Rules governing other Artisanville artists. 

 

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

Artisanville will provide you, free of charge, promotional postcards and posters. All promotional materials will offer $1.00 off admission.  A digital file of the postcard will also be made available to you for distribution to your email list or facebook friends.

In addition, Artisanville will provide a “Marketing Tool Kit” that will include social media graphics, a customizable press release, and event hashtag information. You will receive this information approximately 4-6 weeks in advance of the event. We hope these “tools” will help you engage your customer base and ensure they know to find you at Artisanville 2020!

PUBLICITY AND ADVERTISING

Artisanville’s promotional efforts will include detailed press releases, paid print, radio and digital advertising, direct mailing, broadcast media events, and large use of social media networking and email campaigns. There will also be an extensive paper campaign in the area using posters, banners, flyers, and discount show coupons provided to local businesses and establishments.