How to Join the Guild: Application Workshops

2024 Dates & Times:

In-person workshops at the Folk Art Center, 1:00pm-3:30pm

February 10, June 8, September 7

Zoom Workshops, 1:00-3:00pm

April 6, August 17

Location: Folk Art Center Auditorium and Zoom

The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway in east Asheville, NC

Admission: Free

Website/Registration Links:

Asheville, NC - Each year, the Southern Highland Craft Guild seeks new creatives to join their growing network of ~750 artists. In 2021, the Guild made their image jury application available online to simplify the process for hopeful artists. While things have been simplified, the jury process can still seem daunting to potential members.

This year, existing Guild members will host three in-person workshops at the Folk Art Center and two via Zoom providing detailed instructions for completing the two-part juried Guild application. After the workshops, participants can request their application be reviewed before submitting it. These workshops are aligned with the image jury deadlines so that applicants can confidently submit their applications on time. The 2024 deadlines for the Image Jury are April 12th and November 8th. If applicants pass the image jury in April, objects will be due to the Folk Art Center by August 20th, 2024.

For more information about the Guild and an informal Q&A, members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild will host four Meet the Guild: Zoom Conversations this year for those interested in learning more about America’s oldest craft organization and the benefits of becoming a member.

Meet the Guild Dates & Registration Links:

Benefits of membership can be found on the Guild’s website:

Questions? Contact:

Regarding Application Workshops: Teresa Britain, Chair of the Mentoring Subcommittee | Email:  [email protected]

Meet the Guild: Zoom Conversations: Heidi Bleacher, Chair of the Education Outreach Subcommittee | Email: [email protected]

General Information about the Folk Art Center: [email protected] | 828-298-7928

Register for Application Workshops: 

How to Join the Guild: ZOOM Application Workshops

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How to Join the Guild: Application Workshop at the Folk Art Center

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Folk Art Center
Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States

Register for Meet the Guild: Zoom Conversations! 

Meet the Guild: Zoom Conversations!

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm