Suwanee Arts Festival 2023 Artist Application

Deadline: Mar 31, 2023 11:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Apr 29, 2023 10:00 am - Apr 30, 2023 5:00 pm
Suwanee, Georgia

About the event

The Suwanee Arts Festival returns to Suwanee Town Center on April 29 &30, 2023! The festival features a juried exhibition of fine art and crafts from vendors across our area. We offer something for everyone from live performances to family areas and delicious food!
Suwanee Arts Center
Suwanee Arts Center
Suwanee Arts Center
Suwanee Arts Center

About the application

Suwanee Arts Festival will accept applications from artists working in diverse media. Artist applications may specify up to three of the media categories defined below. These categories organize artists' work into logical groups for a jury's review. While a balanced show is a principle objective, the festival establishes no quota by category.
Painting: The use of oils, acrylics, watercolors, casein, tempera, etc.
2-D Mixed Media: Includes more than one type of physical material such as collage, papermaking, encaustic, pen and ink, paint, pencil, watercolor, or photography.
Ceramics: Original shaped and fired clay and porcelain work other than jewelry, including earthenware, porcelain, and raku. Factory-produced work is not permitted. Original functional and non-functional work will be accepted, however if multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted.
Digital Art: Any original two-dimensional work for which the image is made by the artist using programs such as Illustrator, Painting programs, Photoshop or other software applications. Note: Traditional photographs taken through digital media should apply in the photography category.
Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.
Graphics and Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition. Printmaking processes may include pulled plates, linoleum prints, etching, engraving, silkscreen or lithography. All photocopy, and/or offset reproductions will be rejected.
Fiber: All Decorative or fine wearables must be crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist will be accepted. Fine wearables must meet high level of skill and quality requirements.
Glass: An object made of glass including blown, fused, stained, cast and molded, except jewelry or garden art. Mass- or factory-produced work is not permitted. Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted.
Jewelry: All Jewelry crafted from metal, glass, stone, clay, or other materials. All work that is jewelry must be entered in this category regardless of the materials used. All work must be handcrafted by the artist; no factory production is permitted.
Metal: All metal non-sculptural works hand made by the artist. No production work. Jewelry incorporating metal must apply in the jewelry category. Mass or factory-produced work is not permitted.
Photography: Prints, transparencies or digital images made from the artist’s original negative or taken with a digital camera that has been processed by the artist are included in this category. Works may be printed on paper, metal, canvas or acrylic.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional works incorporating any material that is carved, modeled, constructed or cast. Mass or factory-produced work is not permitted.
3-D Mixed Media: Works that include more than one medium or material. Materials include, but are not limited to paint, cloth, paper, wood, found objects, and mosaics.
Wood: Original works in wood that are built, turned, carved or tooled. Embellished manufactured wood items are not permitted. Mass or factory-produced work is not permitted.

Terms & Conditions

Application & Festival FeesApplication Fee - $35 (non-refundable)
Artist Single Booth -  $200
Artist Double Booth - $300
 *Current Suwanee Art Center members will receive a discount of $50 once their application has been received and membership verified. Please visit for further membership level information & member benefits.
• All work must be original, handcrafted and created by the approved artist themselves.
• All entries will be reviewed, juried and screened prior to your acceptance.
• All applications require 4 photos (3 of your work, 1 of you in your studio or you creating your work). In addition, a booth photo is optional, but encouraged.
• Artist Statement/ Biography is required with artist applications.
• Only one artist per space.
• Ceramics made from commercial molds, commercially fabricated jewelry forms and settings, and items made from hobby store kits are not acceptable.
Exhibitors are encouraged to provide their own tents, displays, chairs, tables, set-up equipment, change, etc. Tents may NOT be staked into the ground. Tent weights of no less than 40 lbs per corner are required for each booth setup in case of inclement weather. 
NO special sale(s) signage of any kind will be accepted by Exhibitors (i.e. Buy One Get One Free, 50% off). Artist will not be allowed to drive into the park for set-up. Please bring a dolly or hand truck to load your items.
Exhibitor Rules:
  1. All works must be original art created by the exhibiting artist.
2. All entries must be available for sale.
3. One artist per space.
4. Hung work must be framed appropriately, or if Gallery wrapped canvas must be over 1” deep.
5. Exhibitors must provide their own means of display within a 10 x 10 space.
6. Each artist will be responsible for collecting Georgia sales tax on sales made during the festival, which must be submitted to the Georgia Department of Revenue.
7. The festival reserves the right to remove works or displays considered objectionable and will do so without refund to the exhibitor.
8. Your application is considered a commitment to show your work if you are accepted. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE FOR CANCELLATION BY THE ARTIST AFTER THE APPLICATIONS ARE JURIED.
9. Refunds will not be made for inclement weather or other acts of God over which the sponsors have no control, and the risk of loss from such an event shall be borne by the exhibitor. This is an outdoor show with no rain date.


Application fees $35 Non-refundable There is a $35 non-refundable application fee which is charged upon application.
10x10 Booth $200 Non-refundable Single booth space is 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
10x20 Booth $400 Non-refundable
Tent size 10X10 $125 Non-refundable
Electrical Outlet $60 Non-refundable
Table $25 Non-refundable
Chair $10 Non-refundable

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Please describe your work.
  • Please choose your medium category:
  • What are your prices?
  • Artist Description.
  • I certify that my work is not "Buy-Sell" or Production work and completely made by me.
  • By signing your name, you agree to our terms and conditions.

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 4
Suwanee Arts Festival 2023 Artist Application
Suwanee Arts Festival 2023 Artist Application
Suwanee Arts Festival 2023