How to Be Considered for Gallery Exhibition
As most of you know, Florida Craftsmen, Inc. has grown and changed exponentially over the past year and a half. The additional exhibition space has doubled our retail gallery and, in turn, many more member artists are showing their work. We feel the gallery review process needs to grow and change to accommodate more artists being renewed and reviewed.
The goal of the Retail Gallery Standards Review Committee is to facilitate a system whereby the quality and marketability of the crafts offered for sale within Florida Craftsmen, Inc. maintain a consistent standard that will benefit everyone: the buyer, seller, and artist. The committee strives to accept or decline work to the gallery based on the following criteria, which will be determined as the Standards for all craft levels:
Types of Work Considered
The following categories of craft MAY be submitted to the Gallery:
The following categories are NOT eligible:
The Florida Craftsmen organization serves many different craft artists at several different levels. Four levels of criteria have been developed to help serve all. They are Small Craft, Fine Craft, Exhibition Craft, and CraftArt.
Please note that an artist must be a member of Florida Craftsmen in order to submit work for consideration.
Components needed for SMALL CRAFT submission:
Components needed for FINE CRAFT submission:
Components needed for EXHIBITION submission:
Components needed for CRAFTART submission:
Note: Although craft pieces might meet all of the criteria at an acceptable level, the committee reserves the right to refuse work based on suitability to the atmosphere of the gallery spaces, the number of consigners we have working in the submitted medium and available space. Artists may continue to submit to the committee as new bodies of work are created, as these will be considered separately from any original refused submissions.
Review for Current Year Round Gallery Artists
Each artist will be reviewed on a yearly basis. At the end of the two year contract, the artist may be asked to sit out a year in order to:
Submissions will be juried on a numerical scoring system from one to five based on various specifics of the Review Standards. Each artist will receive a copy of the jury form containing the specific critique of their work.
If you have any questions regarding the gallery or gallery review, please call J.C. Graham, Florida Craftsmen Gallery Manager, at (727) 821-7391.
Florida Craftsmen is at:
501 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3703
phone: 727.821.7391 - fax: 727.822.4294
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