Joining Guidelines

Guidelines for Prospective Members

The Foothills Craft Guild welcomes new members whose creative handiwork demonstrates stimulating visual appeal, good design, and fine craftsmanship. Before acceptance as a member of the Guild, each person’s work must go through a jurying process. The artisan submits five representative pieces in the selected media category for examination and approval by a committee of fellow artisans who are seasoned Guild members.

All active Guild members are encouraged to participate in Guild activities by exhibiting or demonstrating at Guild shows, serving on committees or on the Board of Directors, or by participating in other activities sponsored by the Guild.

  1. Applicant must reside in Tennessee.
  2. Applicant must be accepted by the jury process by submitting five (5) pieces of her or his craft for jurying along with the application form and applicable fee, which is non-refundable.
  3. Items submitted for jurying must be handmade by the artisan who is submitting the application.
  4. Items must be of original design and produced within the past two years.

For more detailed information on Prospective Members, see below.  Also before filling out an application, please read "Application Instructions" below first.  It contains instructions and helpful hints for applying.

Overview for Prospective Members Application Instructions General Application Photography Application

If you have additional questions, please click here to contact the Standards Chair.