Urban Artist Market Best of Show Juried Process


• All work must be original, produced by the artist and signed. In addition to originals, prints will be accepted but must be professionally signed Giclee prints on canvas, watercolor paper etc., to maintain enhanced integrity. No poster prints allowed.

• Limited editions must be appropriately numbered or identified as artist’s proof.

• Reproductions must be identified.

• Wearable art must be of original design and individually made.

• Art submitted for Jury Consideration must be in the category the artisan is currently exhibiting in during the Urban Artist Market.

• Artist must be present with their work at the event.

• It is the Artist’s responsibility to identify the category for which they would like to be juried. Please choose the category which best describes your work. If you do not choose a category (medium) your application will not be processed. Artists may only submit work in two (2) unique categories for this event.

• Only one (1) Best of Show per category will be selected and displayed in lobby throughout event

• Artists must be participating exhibitors in Urban Artist Market during event.

• Artists may enter two different submissions in the same category.


Pottery/Ceramics: All original work other than jewelry 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. Mosaic based in ceramic or pottery tile, should be entered under this category.

Digital Art/Photography/Printmaking: Digital art includes any original work for which the original image or the manipulation of a source material is executed by the artist using a computer. Digital art could be limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image (e.g., film or digital) which have been processed by the artist or under their direct supervision are included in this category. Images printed through software such as Photoshop are to be entered in this category, not in mixed-media or digital. Print works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens, which have been signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category.

Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, book arts and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted. No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited. Embellishment of commercially-made fiber items are not allowed (e.g., embellishment added to commercially made shoes or hats).

Glass: Original work created in glass by the artist. Pressed glass, massed production and embellishment of commercial glass products are not permitted. Mosaic made out of glass should be entered under this category.

Jewelry: All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials may be entered in this category. Jewelry may enter into two categories. For example: If a jeweler works in metal they may enter the metal category and the jewelry category.

Metalwork: Includes any work crafted from metal. Any artwork that is crafted from the ‘ores of the earth’, including bronze, gold, tin, lead, silver and iron is defined as metal art.

Mixed Media: This category includes two-dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of physical material in the production of the artwork.

• Jewelry is not considered mixed-media and should apply in the JEWELRY category.

• Photography is not considered mixed-media and should apply in the DIGITAL ART/PHOTOGRAPHY/PRINT MAKING category.

If you have questions or need clarification, call and talk with us.

Painting/Drawing: Painting works created using such materials as oils, acrylics and watercolor, are in this category. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and limited editions. Drawing works created using such dry media as chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils and wax crayon, or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.

Sculpture/Assemblage: Three-dimensional sculptural work done in any medium (e.g., bronze, stone, acrylic). Assemblage is a work of art made by grouping found or unrelated objects and can be wall mounted or require a pedestal for display.

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

Novelty: This category is open to any artisan whose work falls outside of other categories or any unusual one-of-a-kind novelty element. This category includes soap, candle making and other distinctive artisan products.