Artisan Market Standards

Artisan Exhibit Standards

All work must be of original design and processed by the artists (“hand crafted”). Artists may not exhibit or sell subcontracted work. No reproductions are allowed, including but not limited to offset reproductions, resin castings, injection molded plastics and commercially printed photographs. All work must be safe and non-toxic and fit for its intended use. If any work requires special or limited use, the artist must fully disclose and explain this to the public.

The work exhibited by the artist must match the quality and balance of the images submitted to The Fremont Creative Collective Artisan Market for consideration. The organizers reserve the right to reject items during the show, which are in poor taste, or not the quality or media category submitted for review. Exhibitors not in compliance with the rules and regulations will be asked to leave the show immediately without a refund.

Such items as imports, plants, velvet paintings, manufactured or kit items and any commercially or factory produced merchandise from artist shops of any kind are not eligible for entry. Any commercially produced parts used in a work must play a subordinate role and may not be sold separately.

Exhibitors may not display more than a few items that are essentially alike. Artist should avoid a mass produced appearance to their displays. Joint members must both have a part in creating the work, with one member having registered for the space. The artist(s) must exhibit his/her own work.

No weapons may be exhibited or sold.

Exhibitors who violate the exhibition rules will not be allowed to participate in the next the next market event. The Fremont Creative Collective Artisan Market staff make all decisions regarding rules compliance.


Projected images are reviewed by the panel in a blind jury process. The identities of artists are not disclosed to jurors. The jury is comprised of artists and other art professionals. The jury will view each artist’s set of images projected simultaneously arranged by the date the artist’s application was submitted. The process, materials and dimensions for each image as well as artist information statements will be made available to the jury. Artistic excellence and a well balanced show are the criteria for selection of exhibitors. Decisions of the jury panel are final. The committee has the right to reject any exhibitor based on past experience and/or art submitted. Exhibitors will be placed within the market based on their jury scores.


Five images are to be submitted for each application entered by the artist. Booth image requirements must be representative of the booth quality you intend to provide at the event. Please avoid images with any identifiable signage or direct artist face views. Also, choose high-quality, good resolution photos that demonstrate product quality and uniqueness.

Four images of individual pieces of work

One image of a display/booth including artist’s work.


Exhibitors are responsible to collect and remit sales tax as required by law


Set up will take place between 8am and 9am on that Saturday morning. Take down must be completed by 4pm that afternoon. No security is provided.


Extensive marketing and publicity using newspaper, social media, posters, postcards and radio advertising. Vehicle access near booth site for easy set up and teardown. Exhibitor hospitality includes morning coffee, juice, water and baked goods. Friendly Fremont Creative Collective Artisan Market Committee Member booth sitters for exhibitor breaks.



Acrylics: Artistic creations using a paint comprised of pigment, acrylic polymer as the synthetic binder of the pigments and water on an appropriately prepared 2D surface

Authors: May include authors, poets, writers, illustrators producing and promoting original work.

Clay-Functional: Fired pieces constructed using clay. They can be thrown, hand-built or cast in artist-made molds. Objects need to be utilitarian in function: serving pieces, or dinnerware, storage pieces or wildlife usage. Functional pieces are utilitarian and decorative. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign and number each piece.

Clay-Non-Functional: Fired pieces constructed using clay. They can be thrown, had-built, or cast in artist-made molds. Objects are decorative or sculptural and have no utilitarian purpose.

Digital (computer) Art: This category includes original work created by using computer programs to significantly manipulate or alter source material(s) such as scans or digital files. Work must be signed, using only archival quality materials. Digital photographers i.e. those who use a digital camera or process images digitally to perform standard manipulations (cropping, color/tone adjustment, sharpening etc) should apply to the Photography category. This includes photo collage and painting on photographs, which need to be in the Photography category. Digital Art prints must be made from the artist’s original digital file under the artist’s supervision. In all cases, works need to be produced by the exhibiting artist, and by no one else.

Drawing/Pastels: An Artistic expression created through the use of chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.

Fibers Wearable/Decorative: Materials crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leather-work, tapestry, doll making, paper-making, etc.

Glass: Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln-formed or created by glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved.

Jewelry: Non/Precious: Jewelry hand crafted from semi-precious stones, clay polymer clay, metals, glass, fiber, paper, pebbles, glass, wood, lab-created gems, found objects, etc. No production studio work is allowed.

Jewelry: Precious: Jewelry hand crated from precious jewels and metals. No production studio work is allowed.

Metals: Any non-wearable, functional product that uses metal as its primary medium.

Mixed Media; The use of more than one basic material or object in a given work or the combination of one or more mediums to create an artistic expressions on a 2D or 3D surface.

Oils: Artistic creation using a painting comprised of pigment on an appropriately prepared 2D surface.

Photography: Photographs made from the artist’s original image, both from film and original digital files, are included in this category. They must be printed by the artist or under the artist’s direct supervision. Photo collage and painting on photographs, which are traditional photographic processes need to be in this category. If a photographer copies hand painted photographs, that would be a “reproduction and will need to adhere to our general reproduction policy. Whether the work is produced in a traditional wet darkroom or via digital processes, only “traditional” correction methods may be utilized. Work produced over and above that should apply in the Digital category. Please call should you have any doubt as to which category to apply. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes. Work must be signed, using only archival quality materials. In all cases the work must be produced by the exhibiting artist, and by no one else.

Printing/Graphics: Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples. Printed original works which are hand manipulated by using etching, engraving, silk-screening, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut, etc. which have been properly singed and numbered as a limited edition of 250. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.

Sculpture: Traditional stone, wood, clay, metal, etc (not utilitarian or furniture) in figurative or abstract in three dimensional works.

Watercolor: A painting technique using pigments diluted with water to create transparent washes (including egg tempura).

Wood: 1)Woodworking primary material wood; process including power and hand-tool use, carving, etc. Wood pieces can be either functional or decorative. 2) Wood-turning primary material wood, primary process lathe turning. Wood pieces can be either functional or decorate.