WHO SHOULD APPLY
Any fine artist or fine crafter who meets the following qualifications:
• Has a passion for their art or craft and can make a large enough quantity to keep their customers happy for the 2½ days of the Festival.
• Makes their own work, themselves (no designers, buy/sell, contractors, piecework, or factories).
• Artists and crafters currently making and selling fresh, new work.
*note: jewelers who string together premade items, or clothiers who buy pre-made clothes and dye them will generally be scored lower than artists who create everything by hand themselves.
WHO SHOULD NOT APPLY
• BUY/SELL vendors (including LuLaRoe, Imports, etc.)
• Someone who designs work and has other people make it for them (in a factory or studio)
• Someone who has their work mass-produced, by offset or giclee prints, mechanical molds, etc
• Someone who purchases and assembles kit
• Artists and crafters still selling old work or work that has been submitted to the jury before
• Consumables crafters: (contact The Augusta Hand Made Fair or The Augusta Saturday Market for a better fit for your work.)
• Creators of spices, mixes or other food items (pets too)
• Candle Makers
• Soap and/or skin care and/or bath product makers
Book authors (contact The Book Tavern at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be in the Author’s Alley at Arts in the Heart.)
Entries will be considered if the submission falls within the following categories. If you are not sure, please contact festival organizers for clarification.
• Clay (thrown or hand-built ceramics)
• Clothing & Clothing accessories (not jewelry)
• Digital Art
• Fiber Art (baskets, leather goods, wall hangings, and hand quilting, not clothing)
• Folk Art
• Glasswork (not jewelry)
• Jewelry (rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches, tiaras, etc.)
• Metalwork (functional wares)
• Mixed Media 2D
• Mixed Media 3D
• Wood (functional wares)
NOTE: for 2D art (paintings; drawings; serigraphs; etchings; collages; mixed media; photographs; digital art; signed and numbered limited edition prints – limited editions cannot include more than 250 signed and numbered pieces)
Limited Edition Prints…
Are printed, signed, numbered and often dated by the artist.
Are accompanied by detailed provenance (written document detailing the type of paper, where image was made, equipment used, and additional details on the work itself–more information here equates to more value later.
Are all printed at the same time and will not be printed in the same manner again (size, paper, type of printing) once the edition is completely printed.