Join the Guild
The Guild’s Mentoring Sub-Committee invites you to take a Mentoring Workshop prior to filling out the application to become a member of the Guild. This workshop has helped many applicants become members of the Guild. We cover the entire application thoroughly, what the Standards Committee (the jury) is looking for and what constitutes a good image and a body of work. These are all key points in creating a successful application. To register, email the committee at: [email protected] or [email protected].
Established Dates for Upcoming Workshops – 2023:
These workshops will take place in the auditorium of the Folk Art Center, along with the option to attend via Zoom.
Saturday, March 25, 1 – 3 PM
Saturday, June 24, 1 – 3 PM
Saturday, August 5, 1 – 3 PM
Saturday, September 30, 1 – 3 PM
For further information contact:
Paula Bowers, Chair
Application Deadlines for 2023
Image Jury #1 (2nd Quarter)
Application Part One: A) Written and B) Images: due by May 12
Notification to applicants: May 26
Object Jury #2
Part Two Application and craft objects due at Folk Art Center: August 21, 22
Part Two Jury: August 25
Notification to applicants: September 8
Image Jury #2 (3rd Quarter)
Application Part One: A) Written and B) Images: due by Sept. 15
Notification to applicants: September 29
Image Jury #3 (4th Quarter)
Application Part One: A) Written and B) Images: due by Nov. 6
Notification to applicants: November 21
With a creative community of juried members spanning over nine states, the Southern Highland Craft Guild fosters opportunities for makers to build, market, and maintain their creative livelihood through continuing education, retail outlets, and mentorship. We are invested in helping members achieve their goals and providing them with the resources to refine and sell their craft.
The Standards Jury Process for Southern Highland Craft Guild membership includes: completed application, image jury and object jury. Membership is open to craftspeople living in the specified counties of the Southern Appalachian mountains.