Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ohio Designer Craftsmen: Winterfair Columbus

Deadline: July 8, 2014 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

Winterfair Columbus
Ohio Designer Craftsmen

Multipurpose Building
Ohio State Fairground
Columbus, Ohio
December 5-7, 2014

Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft for 50 years. The goals of its fairs, exhibitions, education programs and publications are to establish a standard of excellence in craft, encourage creative growth, provide professional support to craftspeople, and build public awareness, appreciation and collection of fine craft.

Artist Eligibility/Show Policies

• Artist must be present on each day of the show.
• Work must be of original concept, design and execution; no kits, commercial molds, or buy-resell.
• Work must be handmade by the exhibitor him/herself. Absolutely no buy/sell will be accepted. An on-site juror will monitor compliance.
• Only work of individual or collaborating artists may be shown and sold. Collaborating artists may show only their joint work.
• Images submitted for jurying must be representative of the majority of work to be exhibited and sold in terms of both quality and price range. Jurors use booth images to judge overall appearance and make-up of your display.

Studios where the applicant artist designs the work and creates it along with assistants qualify if:
• The studio has no more than six full-time (or equivalent part-time) assistants (not including non-artist employees such as office help).
• The studio adheres to the above outlined stipulations regarding actual production of work.


° Clay, predominantly functional
° Clay, predominantly decorative
° Drawing & Pastels
° Fiber (non-wearable)
° Furniture
° Glass
° Jewelry, fine metal
° Jewelry, other
° Leather
° Metal
° Oil & Acrylics
° Photography
° Printmaking
° Sculpture
° Watercolor
° Wearable Art
° Wood
° 2-D mixed media
° 3-D mixed media
° Digital (non-photography)
° Other

The application fee is $25 per fair, per medium entered. Anyone may apply to ODC shows; however, members receive a 2 point bonus on jury scores and only members may actually exhibit.

Annual membership is $35 for an individual, $45 for joint, and may be paid after acceptance, along with booth fee.

*Artists who participate in both the Greater Cincinnati and the Columbus Winterfair will receive a $35 booth fee rebate.

To Apply

Create an account to apply online


Download PDF paper application for Winterfairs 2014


Cash awards will be conferred at the Winterfair shows by an on-site juror. Awards will be chosen based on artistic merit and craftsmanship. An additional award will be presented for the Best Booth Design. Award winners receive an invitation to next year’s show, bypassing the jury.

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Call John Barr at (614) 486-7119 or email