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Juried OnLine Arts Festival
CRITERIA FOR EXHIBITING:
To best maintain a consistent gallery level look for the art/craft collectors who visit the Juried OnLine Arts Festival, we have established the following standards for everyone's benefit:
Professional fine artists and craftspeople only. Please ~ no hobbyists or part time "crafters". By "professional" we mean that you earn a portion of your income from your original art or handmade fine craft, or have advanced academic training, or by sheer talent & hard work have excelled in your medium;
All work must be originally designed and created by your studio;
The quality of your work should be recognized as having achieved a degree of excellence ~ in other words, your work is advanced enough that you are consistently accepted into any of the following venues: the better galleries; juried art & craft shows and/or exhibitions; shops for collectibles; online fine art oriented websites, etc.
- JOLAF is exclusively for art/craft studios, NOT commercial enterprises mass producing products by hired employees.
You need to have your own independent web pages (see below), which feature your own original art/craft work;
All new exhibitors must have their own unique registered domain name. An example would be: http://www.yourstudioname.com
An example of a subdomain (unacceptable for JOLAF) is http://www.geocities.com/yourname or http://www.freeserver.yourname.com
In keeping with the gallery atmosphere, your website should reflect the quality of your work, with:
An attractive layout;
Sharp and reasonably quick loading graphics;
Your site must be ready to view ~ we do not list sites "Under Construction"
All the work on your site must be created by your studio ~ we do not present any commercially purchased "buy/sell" art & craft work or imported items; also no purchased pattern designs, molds, kits, dried flowers, etc. (Click to read why [buy/sell] is not good);
To be candid, we do not seek submissions from "Country Handicraft" type work. However, JOLAF is proud to welcome those truly exceptional traditional, folk, outsider, and primitive artists who wish to join the group;
(Optional) And finally, if possible we ask that you place the elegant JOLAF return link logo somewhere on your own website:
(Note that if you are unable to add new graphics to your site, then a text link will be perfectly fine).
This will associate you with an acclaimed online fine arts gallery, which will further enhance your studio's image, and will help establish the all-important [professional credibility] for the visitors who enter your site.
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