Media Categories

Media Categories

  • Ceramics: All original clay work, either functional or decorative, made by shaping and then firing, is entered in this category.  If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, the artist must sign each piece.  If artists include ceramic jewelry in their work, they do not need to submit a separate application for jewelry, as long as jewelry is less than 20% of the body of work exhibited in the booth.
  • Digital Art: Original work using computer technology to craft or manipulate images.  (Traditional photographs taken by a digital device and digitally post-processed should apply in the photography category.)
  • Drawing: This category includes drawings made with pencil, crayon, ink, charcoal and a variety of other marking media.
  • Fiber: All work crafted from fibers such as basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork or tapestry is included in this category.  No machine-tooling, machine-screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted.
  • Furniture: Unique, original, hand-crafted items, either functional or decorative.
  • Glass: Glass work that is functional or decorative, kiln-formed or created by glass blowing, molding or casting.  Work may be etched or engraved.  If including glass jewelry in work, no need to submit a separate application for jewelry, as long as jewelry is less than 20% of body of work in booth.
  • Jewelry: Artwork created through hand-forging, twisting and fabricating of various materials.  All jewelry produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials should apply in this category.  No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is permitted.
  • Metal: Decorative, functional or sculptural metal artwork created by forging, twisting or fabricating of various metals.  If artist chooses to include metal jewelry in the work, no need to submit a separate application for jewelry, as long as jewelry is less than 20% of body of work in booth.
  • Mixed Media: Included in this category would be a two or three-dimensional piece that incorporates more than one type of physical material in the same piece, including but not limited to, paint, pencil, watercolor, photographs, prints or found objects.
  • Painting: Work in this category includes creation of an image on a flat surface using oils, watercolors or acrylics.
  • Pastels: This category includes work using dry or oil pastels.
  • Photography: Images must be from original negatives or digital files that the artist has created and processed.  Production of prints must be directly supervised by the artist.  Photographers are required to disclose both creative and printing processes.
  • Printmaking: Hand-pulled original works from a brick, plate, stone or other object are acceptable.  Prints must be properly signed and numbered.  Reproductions are allowed but must be marked as such.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
  • Wood: Woodworking primary material must be wood. Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category. Wood pieces can be either functional or decorative. If artist chooses to include wood jewelry in the work, no need to submit a separate application for jewelry, as long as jewelry is less than 20% of body of work in booth.
  • Other: If the work does not fit into any of the above categories, or if the artist has any questions about the rules for a category, please email the festival director, before submission of application, to discuss: info@summitartfest.org.