SHARE

Jury Application – Fall 2020

Jury Session – Fall 2020

’Round the Mountain is excited to announce we will hold our next Jury Session in October 2020! Active 2020 members whose work passes the jury process will be eligible to have their work for sale at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace.

Deadline to notify Jamee Gillespie via email or phone is October 1st, 2020.
Jamee Gillespie – Marketplace Manager
276-492-2400 ext. 2403
jgillespie@friendsofswva.org

  • Members interested in submitting to jury must e-mail or call Jamee Gillespie with notice of intent by October 1st, 2020.
  • There is a non-refundable $10 application fee due for each application submitted. This fee must be delivered along with submitted works between October 15-30, 2020. Works must be submitted between 10am-6pm and signed off to a Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace employee. The Fall 2020 jury will not be limited to a certain number of applicants, due to the Spring 2020 Jury cancellation.
    • Checks can be made out to: ’Round the Mountain
  • A completed jury application is required for EACH media and/or technique. An online application can be found below or you can download an application for printing and completion. Whichever option you choose, you must bring the form completed and submit along with works between October 15-30, 2020. Works must be submitted and signed off to a Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace employee. For guidelines on what the jury considers, see the Jury Criteria below or download here.
  • Members must submit 5 individual pieces within each media and/or technique.
  • ALL jury submissions must be delivered in a container clearly labeled with artisan name and contact information.
  • All applicants will be notified via email/mail of their results following the jury process, and delivery of more work can be coordinated following this communication.
  • All work submitted for the jury process must be available for sale. Once the jury session is complete, the Marketplace Manager for the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace will be on-hand to consider work that has passed.
  • The Marketplace Manager may decide to take some, all, or none of the 5 pieces submitted for jury.
    • The majority of craft items for sale at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace are taken on consignment.
    • Pricing – Keep in mind that the Friends of Southwest Virginia follows a 60/40 consignment agreement. 60% of the listed retail price will go back to the artist.
    • Incomplete submission or failure to comply with all stipulations will lead to disqualification.

    Fall 2020 Jury Application

    Members of RTM are welcome to submit their work to be juried into the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace. The RTM jury will meet in October following our submission dates. Artists and artisans submitting work to be juried must fill out this jury form, a completed evaluation form, and submit five pieces of current work with prices. All work must be presented as it would be when exhibited in the galleries. Artists and artisans submitting work to be juried will be notified promptly of the jury’s decision.

    Applicant Information

    • Submissions must consist of current work and be representative of work to be exhibited at the galleries if accepted by the jury.
    • All work must be presented as it would be exhibited.
    • At least five (5) examples with prices must be submitted. A brief biography is required.

     

    Jury Work Submission Form

    Works will be accepted from October 15-30, 2020

    All submissions must include:


    1. Five submitted works within each medium in clearly marked container.
    2. Jury Work Submission Form.
    3. Application with Brief Biography.
    4. $10 non-refundable submission fee.

    This is a “blind jury process”, so please safely conceal your signature/maker’s mark on each piece you submit. The jury is considered “blind” because the identities of members are unknown to the jurors.

    Tell us about your inspirations, creative outlets, and how you creatively present yourself in your work.

    Tell us about your artistic choices the jury should consider and any personal touches to your work.

    Please complete the following information for the 5 pieces of work submitted for the jury. (Work to be submitted ready to be displayed in the manner intended. For work that is traditionally signed, it is the expectation that the signature will be that of the maker and/or business logo.)

    Media designation:
    One designation per application, please copy this form for additional designations.The medium that dominates the object will determine the category designation.

    Item #1


    Item #2


    Item #3


    Item #4


    Item #5


    If not selected for any reason:
    I would like to see the Jury’s comments.I would like to be paired with a ‘Round the Mountain Artisan Mentor in my field.

     

    ’Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network Jury Criteria

    • The applicant must be a member of RTM and be current in his/her annual dues.
    • A completed jury application and application fee must be submitted by the announced deadline.
    • Applicants must submit five (5) pieces in each medium in which they work. Exceptions will be made for the quantity required for the types of work listed below. In these cases, applicants must submit at least one (1) object plus four (4) photographs.
      • Large scale work such as furniture or metalwork, and/or that is heavier than fifty pounds.
      • Musical instruments (actual instruments are preferred over photographic images but exceptions will apply where availability is limited).
    • Two-Dimensional work will include five pieces with four pieces no larger than 24” by 36” in size, including the mat and frame. A fifth piece may be of size work.
    • Work for consideration must be handmade without the use of kits, commercial molds, or manufactured primary components.
      • Both traditional and contemporary work is encouraged.
      • All items submitted to the jury process must be available for sale.
      • For work that is traditionally signed, it is the expectation that the signature will be that of the maker and/or the business logo.
      • Work is to be submitted ready to be displayed in the manner intended.
      • If questions arise as to the eligibility of a submission, ‘Round the Mountain may require documentation authenticating that the submission is in compliance with the above- mentioned standards.
    • Eligible Media:
      • Clay, Mixed Media, Glass, Jewelry, Fiber, Natural Material, Metal, Wood, Man Made, and Two Dimensional
      • Work that uses techniques, styles, or materials that vary greatly should not be combined on a single jury application. Examples include quilting vs. crochet (techniques); large sculptural pieces vs. functional pottery (styles); painting on canvas vs. painting on wood (materials). Applicants may submit multiple applications for work that differs in this manner; however, five pieces must be submitted for each application.
      • Single pieces of work that combine differing techniques or styles should be designed under the media of the primary component.

    Examples of craft that are not acceptable
    • Pre-printed “cheater” quilt tops.
    • Ceramic pieces made from commercial molds not designed by the artisan.
    • Plastic beaded jewelry.
    • Objects using plastic canvas.
    • Objects using plastic or synthetic materials.
    • Any doll or doll components such as heads, hands, and/or feet that are not created by the artisan.
    • Overly perfumed objects.
    • Manufactured or imported baskets.
    • Any items that infringe upon copyright, trademark, or patented intellectual property.
    • Manipulated work derived from copyrighted sources.
    • Melt and pour soaps and candles.

    Additional information related to the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace
    • The Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace may choose to take some, all, or none of the five pieces submitted for jury.
    • It will be at the discretion of the Marketplace Manager to determine if work will be taken on a consignment or wholesale arrangement.
    • Items taken on wholesale are purchased outright and will be marked up 100% (double the wholesale price).
    • Items taken on consignment, the Artisan will receive 60% of the retail price and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace will receive 40%.

    More information can be provided after the jury session.

     

    Trees Trees