Online Deadline for submissions: October 11, 2019
Notification of Acceptance (by email): October 23, 2019
Fine Craft Sale: December 7-8, 2019
Criteria for Acceptance
Jurors will be instructed to accept work that:
- Demonstrates a command of the medium
- Shows a high level of design and workmanship
- Uses materials that are manipulated by the artist
- Is designed and created by the artist – no work made from kits or utilizing a large amount of commercially made elements will be considered
- Is likely to be successful in a marketplace setting
Art in the Fine Craft Sale usually fits into one of the following categories, or a similar description:
CLAY: Functional and sculptural work, either wheel thrown or hand made. This includes figures, tiles, and tableware made from clay and fired in a variety of atmospheres.
WOOD: Original hand-tooled, machine worked, utility or sculptural, turned or carved wood.
TEXTILES/PAPER: May include, but not be limited to, using materials and/or techniques such as: yarn, fabric, knitting, crocheting, weaving, embroidery, rug making, quilting, felting, basketry, wearable art, handmade paper, bookmaking.
METAL: Functional and sculptural work, including jewelry, incorporating metal worked by the artist using one or more techniques such as forging, welding/soldering, casting, and fabrication.
GLASS: Includes stained glass, slumped, fused, lamp work (which includes beads and figures), blown, sandblasted/engraved.
MIXED MEDIA: Handmade artwork incorporating materials from two or more categories and created using any number of the techniques listed in those categories, OR work incorporating stone that is sculpted or manipulated by the artist in some way.
Applicant artists must be Arizona residents in order to sell their artwork in Fine Craft Sale.