Guidelines & How To


Foothills Craft Guild Office
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Jury items should be delivered to

Foothills Craft Guild
116 Childress Street
Knoxville, TN 37920

Important Dates

2019 Jury Fest Dates

Spring Jury: March 13, 2019
  • Applications due no later than March 6
  • Drop off work: March 11 & 12
  • Pick up work: March 14 & 15
Summer Jury: July 10, 2019
  • Applications due no later than July 3
  • Drop off work: July 8 & 9
  • Pick up work: July 11 & 12

Guidelines for Prospective Members

Thank you for your interest in joining Foothills Craft Guild. Foothills 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.

To Qualify for Membership

Applicant must reside in Tennessee.
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.
Items submitted for jurying must be handmade by the artisan who is submitting the application.
Items must be of original design and produced within the past two years.

For Further Information

Read the Application Instructions before filling out form(s). This document contains information about when to deliver and pick up your work, how to deliver your work, the do’s and don’ts for submitting your work, and how to fill out the application.

Overview for Prospective Members is a rich resource, explaining qualifications required as well as our evaluation process, dues and fees, jurying and other guidelines and information.

Fill out General Application Form for all media other than Photography (which is found at Photography Application)

Applications must be submitted one week in advance of the actual work delivery date
This enables us to make sure we have the appropriate judges to evaluate your work on the day of jurying.

If you are inside the one week window, please email the Standards Chair for additional instructions. We want you to jury, but it is most important to have to have your work reviewed by a judge that understands your field. Specialty judges require notice to participate.

If you have additional questions

please click here to contact the Standards Chair

Please Note: Dates are subject to change
Check back often if you plan to participate in the Jury Fest.