Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
You are voting on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being “good heavens, no, absolutely not” and 7 being your highest vote for “wow, I wish I could create work like that.” (Please see below for some guidelines on scoring.) The average score needed to call applicants to the Object Jury will be 5 or higher. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE NUMBER 4!!! If you give anything a score of 4, I will hunt you down and make you change it. Don’t make me.
Please keep in mind the objective of this group as you view these images and prepare for the object jury in November at Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair. The Standards Committee searches for new exhibiting members whose body of work, whether one of a kind or production, traditional or contemporary, shows excellence and creativity in concept, design and technique.
Again, thank you for your time and energy. I look forward to following your scoring and comments.
Remember, you are scoring on a scale of 1 to 7. It’s not a simple up or down vote. Allow for shades of gray. Use your 1 and 7 votes fairly. One way to look at it: use 1 (low score) or 7 (high score) only if the work makes you gasp, either in horror or with pleasure.
Another way to look at it: (credit to one of our exhibiting members for coming up with these descriptions several years ago)
1 point--These objects should not be seen in public unless your 6 year old made them.
2 points--Maybe these objects would be at home in a street fair.
3 points--Good ideas poorly executed, or lousy ideas well executed.
4 points-- HA!!!! GOTCHA!! There is no 4. Get off the fence. Either you’re for it or against it.
5 points—Promising work that is probably worthwhile, but can only be scored completely if seen first-hand
6 points-- Good ideas and strong execution, unique interesting work.
7 points—I am overcome with a mix of pleasure, covetousness and envy. Damn, I wish I could say I had done that.
Deb Britton, Piedmont Craftsmen Fair and Membership Services, PiedmontCraftsmen.org
I hope some other shows will chime in. Please post your responses in the comments below.