Exhibitor Guidelines

Application deadline: January 1/February 1/March 1

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Exhibitor Categories

Each Exhibitor may only sell one medium per booth space. The Spotsy Arts Festival Coordinator. reserves the right to recategorize an artist’s submission and the artist will be notified of any changes.  All items for sale in exhibitor must be handcrafted by participant. Any person exhibiting manufactured items in this area will be REMOVED ON THE SPOT. (Entry fee is non-refundable.)

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Including Application

  • Bath and Body
  • Candles
  • Ceramics & Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding or casting, as well as all cold working processes are permitted.
  • Digital Art: Two-dimensional work created by the artist using computer technologies.
  • Fiber: All work created from fibrous materials, such as baskets, leather, books, embroidery, paper, quilts, weavings, felting, etc.; both wearable and non-wearable.
  • Fine Arts/Graphics: All pieces of art created with the use of chalk, charcoal, pastels, papers, pencils and ink, watercolors, oil, alcohol inks and acrylic paintings.
  • Furniture: Original, handmade furniture designed and fabricated using raw/unfinished material.
  • Gourmet Food Products: Packaged dips, food, or desserts.
  • Jewelry: Objects created with the intent to be worn as ornamentation by fabricating various materials including gems, fine metals and semi-precious stones.
  • Metal: Three-dimensional artwork created by the artist through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals.
  • Mixed Media: Work in which two or more mediums are combined to form one piece.
  • Photography: Photography, both digital and film, that has not been manipulated to achieve results beyond what could be produced in a traditional dark room.
  • Toys
  • Wood: All work created by the artist that is hand-tooled, machine-worked, built-up, turned or carved in wood.
  • Miscellaneous: If you feel as though your product does not fit into the above categories, please select miscellaneous and give a detailed description of what you are looking to sell.

Exhibitor Opportunity

To show our appreciation for your joining us in this new adventure, in future years, those who have been selected (juried in) for the 2018 Festival and have participated, will receive a bonus in the following years.  This does not mean that your application(s) will automatically be accepted.  What it does mean is that your submission(s) will be judged separately and FIRST and if selected you will be featured on our website and in other advertising. 


To attract artists and artisans from around the Country, the Spotsy Art Festival (SAF) is offering the following prizes —

Award of Excellence (Festival Champion) — $2,500

Best in Show (Sculpture)* — $1,000

Best in Show (Photography)* — $1,000

Honorable Mention — $500

Judge’s Choice — $250 (3 awards)

The winners will be selected by the FESTIVAL’s JURY COMMITTEE on Friday prior to the Artist’s and Exhibitors Reception.  The decision of the Jury is final. 

Prizes will be awarded at the Exhibitors Reception on Friday night which is open to all Exhibitors participating in the selection process for these prizes.


*These categories will change annually.


Application Guidelines

If you work in more than one medium, a separate application must be submitted for each medium.

All applications must be accompanied by 5 photos: 3 showing samples of your work, 1 of your booth, and 1 of you in your workspace.  The preferred method of submitting your application and photographs is via this electronic application or via email — Applications@SpotsyArtsFestival.com.  Images should be of jpeg/gif/tiff format with image size less than 1.8 MBs and should identify your First and Last Name, Company Name, and Genre of product

Alternatively, photos may be mailed with the application to – Spotsy Arts Festival, PO Box 274, Montross, VA  22520.  Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your entry form only if you want your photos returned. Please note any specific requests that you may have on the application form.  We will try, but cannot guarantee all requests.

It is understood that any of these photos can be used in any promotional materials.

All applications will be reviewed by the FESTIVAL’s JURY COMMITTEE.    The decision of the Jury is final. Accepted Exhibitors will be notified via email NLT April 1.   (No rejection letters will be sent.) 

Exhibitors will also be featured on the Spotsy Arts Festival website – SpotsyArtsFestival.com.


    • Booth fee payment —
      • Credit Card — If you are paying by credit card, please check the indicated box and when your application is received, you will receive an invoice requesting payment including directions on how to pay with your Credit Card using PayPal.     
      • Check – Please include your check with your application.  Make the check payable to JART, Inc., and mail to – 
        JART, Inc.
        Spotsy Arts Festival
        PO Box 274
        Montross, VA 22520
        • Checks will be deposited upon receipt.  Please note that a deposited check does not equal acceptance into the show.
        • A $35 fee will be charged each time a check is returned for insufficient funds.
      • Booth fee payments will be returned in full less a $25 processing fee if you are not accepted into the show.
      • A $35 fee will be charged each time a check is returned for insufficient funds.

Application Due Date 

10’ x 10’ Space (Artist/Artisan)

(Early Bird) Expires January 1: $300

Expires February 1: $400

Expires March 1: $500

*Completed applications and all fees must be received no later than the due date to be eligible for the specified discounts. 

Tentative Festival Schedule

Friday 8 am – 4 pm                 Set Up (a detailed site map and instructions for setup/unloading/loading will be sent prior to the Festival)

Friday 5 pm – 7 pm                 Reception/Awards Ceremony, open to those participating in the judging for Festival Prizes.

Saturday 10 am – 6 pm           Spotsy Arts Festival hours

Sunday 11 am – 5 pm             Spotsy Arts Festival hours

Sunday 5 pm -?                       Take down 

Exhibitor Cancellation

Exhibitors may cancel a for any reason, however there will be NO REFUNDS for any reason.

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