Where do I fit in?

Where do I fit in?





Where do I fit in?   Thought you were done asking yourself this question after high school graduation?  Guess again!  This is an incredibly important question to ask yourself before applying to any craft show.  In this blog post I will give you an idea of what to expect at each Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft […]

How are Jurors Chosen?

How are Jurors Chosen?





Guest Composer: Sylvia Lehman // www.sylvialehman.com   Our Show Selection Jury Members of our Show Selection jury share certain characteristics.   They are  recognized as experts in their field.  They are leaders, teachers, award winners, innovators, masters of their craft.  They have sufficient experience to recognize what is traditional, what is unique and what is imitative.  They have […]

The Blind Jury Process

The Blind Jury Process





Guest Composer: Maureen Kamerick // www.mksilks.com   The Guild chooses exhibitors for our shows by using the blind jury method. Applicants are asked to submit several current images of their work, along with a slide of their booth. For the show selection process, a slide show is organized, with applicants grouped together by their craft, ie: wood, ceramics, […]

Why is good photography so important when applying to shows?

Why is good photography so important when applying to shows?





  Guest Composer: Paul Grecian // www.paulgrecianphoto.com   A photograph is a two-dimensional image of a three dimensional subject. Photographs for jurying into a show are viewed in a way which is very different from how the subject is viewed in person. A digital image is projected onto a white screen or viewed on a monitor […]

How should you talk about your work on show apps?

How should you talk about your work on show apps?





Let’s start with an admission. Most of us are not writers – we create craft! We find our happy space with fiber, clay, or metal in our hands (or something else! Our members do an amazing variety of work). But inevitably, during craft show application season, we do a lot of writing. Since the Guild’s […]

6 Steps to Exhibiting Like a Pro

6 Steps to Exhibiting Like a Pro





6 Steps to Exhibiting Like a Pro   Do the Work. It can’t be emphasized too strongly—take the time and make the investment to thoroughly learn and practice your craft. Visit shows online and in person to see what’s current, but find what you have to say that is unique and exciting. Build a body […]

We're taking a vacation!

We’re taking a vacation!





Fellow lovers of the handmade, we are taking a blog vacation! It’s the summer season, and the perfect time reflect and plan. We want to spend some time thinking about how we can make this space better, more exciting, and more beautiful. How can it reflect the vast variety of craft being made  within the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen […]