Standards: All work must be original, well conceived, and expertly executed by hand or with appropriate tools by the Exhibiting Artist. Works from commercial kits or other commercial methods are prohibited. Studios producing works in mass volume are not eligible for entry. At the discretion of the jury and the Festival Director, small organizations producing handcrafted work may be eligible with the required attendance of a member of the production staff who is knowledgeable in all aspects of the craft.
Crozet Arts & Crafts will inspect booths onsite to ensure adherence to rules and standards. Individuals selling work that is not their own or otherwise misrepresenting their products or themselves are not welcomed and are requested to refrain applying. Exhibitors found not to be in compliance at the very least will be asked to remove unacceptable items, and risk forfeiture of all rights as an Exhibitor. This includes closure of their booth for the remainder of the Festival with no refund of fees.
Only Exhibitors accepted in the jewelry category, regardless of medium may exhibit or sell jewelry. Jewelry is not accepted in any other category (exception for approved displays totaling less than 10% of total merchandise).
No machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted.
Collaborative Work: Collaborating artists are defines as two (2) or more artists who work together on any piece of art. Collaborative work is regarded as one entry and should be submitted as a joint application. If accepted, collaborating artists may only exhibit work that is collaborative.
Multiple Categories: A separate application, fee and 5 images are required for each media category entered. Artists may only exhibit and sell work in the medium they are accepted.
Photographic and Reproduction Policies: Photographic and Digital Art prints must be made from the artist’s original negative or digital file under the artist’s supervision. A reproduction is defined as any existing work of art (such as a painting, watercolor, drawing, photograph, etc.) that is copied by digital or photographic means and printed on an offset press, a serigraph press, or through a computer by means of an ink jet or electrostatic printer. This definition includes giclees and reproductions with additional enhancement by the artist.
Exhibitors must disclose the edition numbers for works produced in editions. All prints must be in limited editions of 350 or fewer (inclusive of all sizes) on archival paper, and numbered and signed by the artist on the front of the piece. Prints may comprise no more than 50% of the total works to be sold.
All two-dimensional artwork must be appropriately framed or matted and must be displayed on a suitable panel or in a portfolio or stand.