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Topic: My first JURIED show - has anyone done it before?  (Read 1872 times)
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RedStitch
« on: September 20, 2004 08:53:08 PM »

I was accepted to a juried part of a festival. I was happy to get into a JURIED part, because it means they liked my work, but now I am getting nervous - what are those judges  looking for? What are their criteria?

Does anybody have experience in doing juried shows? What are your observations?
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ShelbyAD
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2004 07:00:42 AM »

What is JURIED?
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RedStitch
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2004 12:42:16 PM »

The application form says:

The juried area is
- the highest level of traditional handmade crafts made from natural materials and original design.
-One-of-a-kind crafted items that are unlikely to be mass produced.
-Eligible for cash awards:
Best in the show - $500
1st in Category - $200
2nd in the category - $100


The marketplase craft area is:
-a broad selection of traditional handmade crafts from natural materials.


It is the rules of my particular show. There are 78 crafters in the juried area, including 5-6 in my category, but NO knitters. And there are about 200 crafters in the regular marketplace craft area.

Any experience?
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MSteele
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2004 05:35:29 AM »

I've been in Juried shows and every judge is different- I don't think there's any way they can NOT be somewhat subjective.

Sometimes, I think Juror's just pick what they like, but other times, I believe they choose works based on what would make for a cohesive, show- pieces that work well together.

Also, before I enter a juried show (most have application fees) I'll see who the juror is, look him/her up, and gather information about the kind of work they curate/buy/make/whatever...to try and pre-determine if thie person may have a positive response to my work.
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RedStitch
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2004 09:05:27 AM »

Thank you,  MSteele. Unfortunately they did not announce the name(s)...
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RedStitch
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2004 09:57:35 AM »

The juror turned out to be an artist. And after I had got my ribbon she stopped at my booth again to congratulate me. She told me that she really liked my creativness. AND the ribbon on my booth was a good thing to attract customers. 

There were other knitters, I just could not tell by their names. The category was Fiber, which  includes rugs, fabric dolls and other fabric stuff, baskets, usw.
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