Suwanee Arts Festival will accept applications from Emerging artists working in diverse media.
Emerging Artists are classified as students. Age range from 5-21.
Each application must specify one of the media categories defined below. These categories organize artists' works into logical groups for displaying. PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with fine arts standards, artists should produce original works of art. Manufactured embellishments and/or pre-processed materials are discouraged.
Ceramics: Original shaped and fired clay and porcelain work other than jewelry, including earthenware, porcelain, and raku.
Digital Art: Any original two-dimensional work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, by the artist using programs such as Drawing, Illustrator, Paint or other software applications.
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. Printmaking process may include pulled plates, linoleum prints, etching, engraving, silkscreen or lithography.
Fiber: All Decorative or fine wearables** crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. **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.
Jewelry: All Jewelry crafted from metal, glass, stone, clay, or other materials. Commercial molds or casts are not permitted. At least 50% of the organic materials in the finished product used must be produced by the artist. All work that is jewelry must be entered in this category regardless of the materials used. All work must be handcrafted by the artist.
Metal: All metal non-sculptural works hand made by the artist.
Painting: The use of oils, acrylics, watercolors, casein, tempera, etc. suitable for hanging.
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. Finished art suitable for wall mounting.
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.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work is done in any 1 medium Three-dimensional works incorporating any material that is carved, modeled, constructed or cast. Must be hand sculpted/cast by the artist.
3-D Mixed Media: Includes more than one type of physical material such as mosaic, paper mache, clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or any other 3-dimensional objects.
Wood: Original works in wood that are built, turned, carved or tooled.