What is "Buy/Sell"?

Buy/Sell refers to items that an artist or craftsperson offers for sale but does not actually make. Rather, they are purchased from others - including commercial enterprises - and then presented on the website as though they are the creation of the exhibitor.

If you have participated in juried realworld art and craft shows, then you know that "buy/sell" is a real problem, and is driving down the quality of some shows. Buy/sell gives the art & craft collector the impression that they are purchasing genuine handmade work from a specific exhibitor, when in fact that exhibitor is nothing more than a re-seller.

The Juried OnLine Arts Festival is exclusively for the presentation of original art and handmade craft which is created by the exhibitor -- if your site has buy/sell items, please do not request a listing at JOLAF.