We cordially invite you to apply to the Sleeping Lady Festival of the Arts, scheduled for September 25-27, 2020.


Our application fees are $25 with deadline of February 15, 2020.  

The notification date for Accepted Artists will be February 28, 2020.

2020 Artist Application Details


  • Five images are to be submitted for each application entered by the artist.

  • Four images must be of individual pieces of a consistent body of work to be showcased during the Festival.​

Booth Image:

  • The fifth image must be of a single display booth of the artist’s work in an outdoor, daytime setting, shot full front (side to side and top to bottom), and not at an oblique angle.

  • We do not offer double booths at this show UNLESS the artist is juried into the show with two or more separate bodies of work; consequently, your booth image MUST be one of a single booth display, in an outdoor setting, full face front without any reference to the artist either with a name or with the artist in the booth shot.  Double booth images will be rejected.

  • The booth image must show overall continuity, scale and presentation of the body of work being submitted with this application. PLEASE NOTE: if work inconsistent with your application is present in the booth image, it will NOT serve as tacit approval to show that work at the show. The booth shot will NOT be used to determine work approved to be displayed at the festival – only the jury images will be used for this determination. Leather Artists: If you jury in with belts and/or buckles, you may display and show belts and/or buckles; otherwise, you MUST only show the work you’ve juried in with.

  • Please be sure you do not reference either your name or your company name in your booth image. Please do not submit an image with either you or your collaborator in the booth when the image is taken. This is a blind jury – names are not disclosed to the jurors. If you or your name appear in your booth image your application will be rejected.

  • NOTE: Failure to follow booth image parameters may delay your application or cause questions during the jury process, which may not allow enough time for a full, fair and complete review of your work.

  • Any changes to images we request will be made by email, and must be completed by the deadline to be considered for the show.  Applications coming in late in the process may not leave us enough time to review the application.

  • The purpose of the booth image is to show the artist has a complete body of work matching or in keeping with the body of work represented in the first four images, and helps identify scale of the work. In addition, any work outside of the medium and context of the images submitted that may appear in the booth shot will not be considered as being accepted by the jury simply due to the fact it has been included in the booth image.

Artist’s Statements:

The short artist’s statement is read aloud to the jury as images are shown.  Please note processes as well as materials used, and 100 characters isn’t much, we agree; however, make it your best 100 characters and try to avoid abbreviating or using txt style as it may delay the reading and result in an abbreviated reading.

The longer artist’s statement is mandatory, and it provides more information to better understand process, philosophy and methodology.  This statement may be utilized both during the review process (we review every application prior to the jury to check information, look at the images and double check category selection), and may also be referred to during the jury process.  The more information we have the more complete our review process may be.


  • Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.

  • Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.  Work that starts with a photograph and manipulated by digital means must be entered in either the Mixed Media or Photography category.

  • Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.

  • Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.

  • Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted.

  • Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.

  • Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.

  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2 and 3-dimensional, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Please note two previous categories, 2D Mixed Media and 3D Mixed Media, have been combined into one Mixed Media category.

  • Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category.

  • Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. All giclee, photocopy and/or offset reproductions, will be rejected. Printmakers are encouraged to do their own printing which has been processed by the artist, or under his/her direct supervision.  Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.

  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium, including built up works in wood are included in this category.

  • Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

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