Maker/ Crafter/ Artist Application

Deadline: Sep 30, 2023 6:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Oct 28, 2023 10:00 am - Oct 29, 2023 5:00 pm
Morristown, Tennessee

About the event

Mountain Makins is an Appalachian Folk Life Festival celebrating the unique culture of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Known for high quality crafts and artisans, the festival features a juried arts & crafts fair, top regional musical talent, storytellers, authors, craft demonstrations, and children's activities. All activities take place at historic Rose Center.
Rose Center & Council for the Arts
Rose Center & Council for the Arts
Rose Center & Council for the Arts
Rose Center & Council for the Arts

About the application

Welcome to the event! This application is the first step towards participating in the 2023 Mountain Makins Festival. Do not use this application if you are a Food Vendor. Please review the following general information and follow all instructions. This is an electronic agreement and by selecting a booth, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.
Thursday, October 26. 9am-6pm
Friday, October 27. 9am-4pm
Inside booths are 80 square feet. Most are 8'x10'. Some may be another variation (9'x9'). 
If you would like to fill in areas between booths with your display and/or change table and chairs, you can do so for an extra charge of $2 per square foot. This extra area will be determined and charged during set up. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Friday, October 27. Preview Party, 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, October 28. Festival, 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, October 29. Festival, 11:00am-5:00pm
Outside booth spaces are 10'x10'. You must provide your own tent.
Saturday, October 28. Festival, 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, October 29. Festival, 11:00am-5:00pm
Outside booths are NOT open for the Friday night Preview Party.
Detailed festival information will be emailed upon acceptance.
Clay: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural.
Fiber: Includes wearable and non-wearable. No machine-tooled, machine-screen printing, or other forms of mass production are accepted.
Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding, or casting, as well as cold working processes are permitted. 
Jewelry: must be handmade and show the design and creativity of the maker
Mixed Media: Work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.
Musical Instruments: Handmade instruments.
Natural Materials: This includes basket weaving, chair caning, brooms, gourds, and other works made from materials found in nature.
Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography. Only artist’s original source material is acceptable.
Printmaking: Only hand-pulled original prints are allowed. Prints must be in limited editions, signed, and numbered.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
Two-Dimensional: Drawing, painting, and digital works. Reproduction prints are not allowed unless originals are for sale.
Wood: Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

Terms & Conditions

This is a juried show. All applicants are juried every year.
Work should exhibit excellence in technique and concept, show imagination and the mark of individuality. All work must be original to and made by the exhibitor.The jury committee reserves the right to eliminate any item or booth that does not meet these criteria.
Please include the price of each item in your photos and list the price range of your work. (Field provided below) Submit the completed application via the online form below.
Pay the NONREFUNDABLE $25 application fee. This will increase to $35 after June 15.
NOTE: Artists who share a booth must each apply separately.


Application fees $25 Non-refundable There is a $25 non-refundable application fee which is charged upon application.
Inside booth, 8'x10' $175 No refunds within 30 days of the event.
Outside booth, 10'x10' $125 No refunds within 30 days of the event.
Additional square foot of space, with approval $2 Please contact the festival director prior to selecting this option to make sure there is extra space available for you.
Electricity Use Fee $15 This fee entitles the vendor to one standard outlet.
Table $10 Non-refundable One six-foot table.
First Preview Party ticket (for booth helpers only) $10 Non-refundable Each artist is a guest of the Preview Party. This $10 ticket may be purchased for one booth helper or guest. Any additional tickets will be $35 each.
Additional Preview Party tickets $35 Non-refundable Each artist is a guest at the Preview Party. Ticket for booth helper is $10. Any additional tickets are $35 each.

Questions on the application

Business information

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

Additional information

  • Have you ever participated in Mountain Makins Festival before?
  • How did you hear about Mountain Makins Festival?
  • Please select all categories:
  • Please describe your work.
  • Materials and techniques
  • What is the price range of your work?
  • Short artist's bio
  • 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: 5
  • Please upload 5 high quality photos: 4 of your work; 1 of your booth.You must also enter the title description and price in order to continue the application. Photos must include examples of ALL media intended for sale. Only submit photos representing what you will be selling. Photography suggestions: Jurors consider the quality of the photos as indicative of the quality of the artist's work. Provide sharp images! Display the object/s to be juried against a plain background, with the object/s taking up at least 75% of the photo.
Maker/ Crafter/ Artist Application
Maker/ Crafter/ Artist Application
Mountain Makins Festival 2023