Eligible Works:

All works must be your original creation, both planning and execution.

No agents allowed: artist must be on site for the duration of the show.

We do not allow: buy/sell, gourmet foods, dealers, agents, manufactured items, or work produced from kits.

All applicants must submit four images of their work and one image of their display set up, including work. If you do not have an image of your booth set-up, please submit a photo of a grouping of work to showcase scale and consistency of work. All images must represent the work you intend to exhibit at the show.

If you would like to show more than one category of work, you must submit a completely separate entry for each media. 

Media Categories:

Artists are asked to sort their work by category for the jury committee as well as to ensure a show with a balanced layout that flows well for visitors.

Eligible media:

Oil and Acrylic Painting: Traditional and contemporary works painted on panels, canvas, or paper with no mixed media embellishments.

Watermedia: Watercolor and other watermedia paintings. 

Photography: Both digital and film.

Drawing, Graphics, and Printmaking:  Intaglio, relief, and silk screen prints; drawings; digital paintings, illustration.

2D Mixed Media: Works on canvas and other substrates that incorporates painting with other mixed media embellishments such as collage and paper.

Glass: Stained glass, blown, and slumped glass. Works must be original and not include premade objects that have been altered (ie: wine bottles).

Wood: hand-turned, hand tooled, carved, or pieced woodwork.

Sculpture: 3 dimensional free standing or wall hanging works in any media.

Jewelry: All jewelers must enter into this category, regardless of media or process. No bead stringing.

Fiber/Textile: No mass produced garments, fabrics, or tapestries. No kit work. All fibers and textiles must be hand crafted or hand worked original creations. No leatherwork.

Pottery: Hand thrown or hand-built ceramic work. No mass produced goods allowed, even if altered.

**Please note: there is no 3D Mixed Media category anymore. It was determined that all 3D Mixed Media works fit into more specific categories, making the judging and layout process more fair.


Notifications: This show is juried each month on or about the 1st. Notifications are sent out within three days of the jury committee’s decision. Notifications will be sent via email. A booth fee of $100 must be recieved within two weeks of acceptance in order for us to hold your spot. The EMERGE section fills up quickly, so you will want to get this in as soon as possible. 

Spaces may be shared by up to two artists.

Show Rules:

No agents allowed. All artists must be on site for the duration of the show.

The FFAS is primarily and outdoor event and is held rain or shine. There are no refunds due to weather. It is up to the discretion of Shenandoah Valley Art Center to cancel the event due to weather.

No pets are allowed. Please leave your dogs at home (exception for service animals).

Artists may not swap spaces without express permission from the show director.

All spaces are 6’x8’ and no display equipment should extend past your booth space.

There is electricity available.

Work may be left up overnight at your own risk. The building will be locked and there are Waynesboro Police Officers on the streets overnight. 

Artists must remain set up for the entire two days. Coming late or leaving early will jeopardize your ability to return.

No refunds after August 1.

Approximately one month before the show you will receive a packet in the mail outlining check in and set up procedures and your booth assignment.

Returning exhibitors may request their previous booth assignment,or a change on their application.

Booth assignments are made by the show staff and may be subject to change. If there is a change made you will be notified as soon as possible.

All artists are responsible for collecting and reporting Virginia State Sales tax. A form will be provided in your check in packet.