I was asked to be a jury member for a state wide artist association. Artists from my state were applying for membership in the association, not for a show, so it was different than the jury process for art fairs. Still, it was very interesting. Here is what I learned:
1) Sharp, clear photos are extremely important. Some were a bit out of focus, made even worse when projected.
2) Detailed descriptions of technique and materials were more helpful than artist history or bio.
3) Seeing a series of the same style was better than seeing a range of styles.
4) We as artists have no control over the environment in which the jury will see our work.
5) If you get rejected, don't take it personally. In our case, we wrote comments that will hopefully help these artists in future jury situations.
While I felt great pressure to understand each category, I was most comfortable with the jewelry. We had a good group of jury members from a wide range of art fields. I really enjoyed the experience.