Friday, May 15, 2009

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen

Deadline: July 31, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen
Standards Jury Session

Berea, KY
August 12, 2009

KGAC holds two jury sessions each year: February and August

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen is an organization of professional level artists and craftspeople. Exacting standards of excellence are required for Exhibiting Membership.

KGAC’s jury process is not intended to exclude individuals and their work, but rather to include
those whose work is of exemplary quality. The standards of KGAC are not taken lightly for they create the reputation for excellence on which the organization bases its entire operation. The standards level applied to jurying is solely that of this organization and its jurors. It is not based on the levels of any other organizations or groups.

No quotas for Exhibiting Membership exist either within categories or within the organization as a whole. Each submission to the KGAC Standards Jury process is judged on its own merit. Consistent design, workmanship and overall excellence are essential. The submitted work must be representative of the applicants’ best efforts, both creatively and technically. Marketability of work is not considered a criterion for acceptance.

Applicants to the KGAC Standards Jury process must live in Kentucky or within fifty miles of Kentucky’s borders.

Application is made in one of the following categories:

Individual – A single artist or craftsperson producing his/her own work.

Designer/Craftsperson – A single artist or craftsperson who employs a limited number of people who work directly under his/her supervision in the production of work to be sold under the artist’s/craftsperson’s name.

Associated – A group of individuals who work together to produce a single type of work. (This does not include families in which various members are involved with different media.)


KGAC Exhibiting Member Benefits include: (truncated)

Opportunity to have a voice in the future of arts and crafts in Kentucky
Statewide exhibit opportunities
Opportunity to exhibit at Guild Fairs
Invitation to KGAC and other Exhibit openings
Inclusion in KGAC Membership Directory and Online Directory
Opportunity to be included in KGAC press releases, marketing material and media interviews

In order to be eligible for KGAC Exhibiting Membership, you must submit 5 pieces of your work to be juried by the KGAC Standards Committee.

Information & Application [pdf]
Entry Form [pdf]

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