What happened to the "Juried OnLine Arts Festival" ?
The Juried OnLine Arts Festival (JOLAF.com) went onto the internet in 1996 as one of the very first directory-type gallery sites devoted exclusively to the presentation of original art and handmade craft. JOLAF continued until 2016, at which point the web had grown a thousand-fold, and larger, more sophisticated and better financed venues such as Etsy.com and "Amazon Handmade" completely dominated the landscape.
Go to the original JOLAF page for... [ ART MEDIUMS ]
However for at least 10-15 years, JOLAF was the first gateway for many artists & craftspeople as they became aware of the extraordinary power of the WWW, to get their work seen not only in the USA but literally around the world.
If you'd like to get a small glimpse of what our early online gallery looked like, you can do so by clicking the link below (we've removed much of the JOLAF pages from that time period, but not the pages with various artist names & mediums). Be aware that since our founding, and even since we ceased adding new members in 2016, many of the original exhibitors have retired, or changed their online addresses, or sadly, have even left this world, so their websites are no longer active. We offer these few archived "Art Mediums" pages simply for historical purposes, to remember the golden olden days, when it all got started...