The Artisans Center of Virginia maintains a stringent, high standard for determining juried distinctions for media within Virginia’s artisan industry.
When applying to become a Virginia Juried Artisan, list each primary category with the applicable sub-category per the list below and calculate your total jury fee based on the total number of media designations to be judged in ($50 fee per media).
ACCEPTED CRAFT MEDIA
Ceramic (Ceramic pieces made from commercial molds are not accepted. If a mold is used, the mold must be designed by the artisan.)
Jewelry (Exclusively plastic, purchased beads and/or chain assemblages that do not include handcrafted pieces from the following categories are not accepted.)
Paintings, prints, photographs, graphics (including etchings and web- or sheet-fed offset printed, digitally created or manipulated works from copyrighted sources), works that incorporate materials acquired from the killing of endangered species, elephant ivory (fossilized ivory is the exception), dried or silk flower arrangements, bonsai, embellished commercially-made objects (e.g., tee shirts, note cards, etc.), and works assembled (wholly or in part) from commercially available kits or any items that infringe upon a copyright, trademark or patent. (Documentation may be required).
ADDITIONAL JURY DISTINCTION CONSIDERATIONS:
Greencraft: Use of sustainable green or recycled materials and eco-friendly techniques
Architectural: Handcrafted components for one-of-a-kind or historical recreations for home/office installation. Ex: stained glass window, carved crown molding, distinctive cabintry, iron wall racks, etc.
Designs: Patterns and Forms for Architectural, Industrial, Interior, Fashion, Graphic adaptations of the work’s footprint as it may be used in crossover industries—not to be confused with 3-d nature of the work itself.
Heritage: Historic and/or cultural recreations utilizing passed down techniques and historically authentic materials.
Upcycled: Reconstructed or significantly altered vintage items
WHOLESALE REPRESENTATION CRITERIA
Juried Virgina Artisans featured on the ACV website, who in addition to their distinctive hand-crafted items also feature works that are intended for the wholesale market must meet all of the following guidelines:
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