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General Info

*Admission to the Festival is free to the general public!

Festival Hours:

Saturday, March 22, 10 am-5 pm - open to the public

Sunday, April 21, 10 am-4 pm - open to the public

Festival Timeline

•    Friday, March 21
o    9 am-4 pm                
Artist check-in and register. Photo ID required at check-in.
o    6:00-8:00 pm            
SFA hosts artist reception at the Averitt Center.


•    Saturday, April 20
o    10 am-5 pm          
    First day of festival.
o    10 am-3 pm            
Judge visit booths to determine the award winners.

•    Sunday, April 21
o    10 am-4 pm            
  Last day of festival.
o    4 pm-6 pm              
  Festival closes and artists breakdown and load-out.

Parking

Artists:
After set-up, artists should move their vehicles into the spaces reserved for artist parking. SFA will provide a parking pass for one vehicle that artists should place inside their car on the driver’s side of the dashboard. Vehicles parked in handicap spaces during festival hours and that do not have official handicap tags will be towed at the owner's expense. Shuttles to parking will be provided for artists

Public:
 

What can I see at the Festival?

•  2-D and 3-D Mixed Media: Work created using more than one medium.

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Basketry: Functional, decorative, and/or sculptural work created from materials that are woven or plaited.

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Ceramics: Functional, decorative, and/or sculptural work created using clay and/or porcelain. Clay or porcelain jewelry will not be accepted in this category.

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Drawing: Work created using dry media such as pencil, charcoal, or chalk or made using fluid materials such as ink or washes that are applied by pen or brush.

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Fiber/Leather: Functional, decorative, and/or decorative work created using fiber and/or leather. Wall hangings, quilts, rugs, wearable items, belts, handbags and sculpture qualify if the primary materials used are fiber and/or leather.

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Furniture: Functional or decorative furniture.

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Glass: Functional, decorative, and/or sculptural work created using glass. 

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Jewelry: Functional, decorative, and/or sculptural work created using precious and/or non-precious materials. Precious materials include but are not limited to 14K gold, sterling silver, precious stones, and enamels. Nonprecious materials include but are not limited to glass, ceramics, paper, fiber, wood, leather, polymer clay, and semi-precious stones.

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Metal: Functional, decorative, and/or sculptural work created using metals.

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Painting: Acrylic/Oil: Work created using acrylic or oil paint.

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Painting: Watercolor/Pastel: Work created using watercolors or pastels.

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Printmaking: Works created using traditional printmaking techniques that involve plates, stones, and/or screens. Artist produces each print as part of a limited edition series, using archival quality materials. Artist must sign and number each print. Artist must provide details about his or her technique and disclose his or her creative and printmaking processes.

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Photography/Digital Art: Work created using an artist's original photographic negative or work created from an artist directing or supervising the digital image process. Artist must use archival quality materials and print images in limited edition series, signing and numbering each image. Artist must provide details about his or her technique and disclose his or her creative and printing processes.

 
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work created by assembling, firing, welding, molding, casting, carving, shaping or combining materials such as plastic, text, light, stone, rock, marble, metal, glass, or wood.

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Wood: Functional, decorative, and/or sculptural work created using wood. Work must be hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned, or carved.

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