Foothills Craft Guild Member Opportunities
Foothills Craft Guild is the oldest member-based craft guild in Tennessee, with about 250 members. We have two jury sessions annually and host two fine craft shows each year – March 20-21 at the Venue at Lenoir City and November 6-8 at the Knoxville Expo Center. We also sponsor workshops and craft demonstrations of fine hand-crafted pieces. New members also may sell their work through the Foothills website.
The Guild welcomes new members whose creative handiwork demonstrates stimulating visual appeal, good design, and fine craftsmanship. Work must go through a jurying process.
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.
How to Qualify for Membership
1. Applicants must reside in Tennessee.
2. Applicants must be accepted by the jury process. Applications and instructions may be found on our website at www.foothillscraftguild.org.
3. Applicants must submit five pieces of their craft along with five photos.
4. Items must be of original design and produced by the artist within the past two years.
The next jury session for 2020 will be in July. Applications are due to Foothills by July 1, accompanied by a $35 fee. (Instructions for submitting them are on our website.)
You may also contact our standards chairperson for more information at StandardsChair@foothillscraftguild.org. Work must be submitted on July 6 for consideration by the judges on July 8.
When completing your application, be thoughtful and descriptive with the explanations of your work and the process you use to create it. Make your descriptions interesting. Take time and be expressive about what you’re doing. Sell yourself with information, not fluff. We look forward to meeting more of our fellow artisans and growing our membership.
Come visit us at our spring show, Foothills Artisan Market, at the Venue at Lenoir City March 20-21. Meet some of our Foothills Craft Guild members and let us help you get ready for your next step in being a member of our Guild.
Foothills Craft Guild