Peters Valley enriches lives through learning, appreciation, and practice of fine crafts.

By bringing the richness, power and beauty of craft to an ever-widening audience, we champion life-long learning, artistic renewal, and personal growth. As a dynamic, inclusive craft school and a leader in the craft field, Peters Valley shapes fine craft appreciation and standards of excellence at all levels and on an international scale. 

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$30.00

Description

Peters Valley School of Craft is excited to invite submissions for The Art of Craftsmanship exhibition to be displayed in their Sally D. Francisco Gallery.  The theme for this exhibition is derived from the age old debate of art versus craft and encourages makers to use their fine tuned craftsmanship skills to create striking, artistically thought out pieces.  All crafts media are welcome to apply.

 

Venue

Peters Valley School of Craft is located in the beautiful and historic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and offers adult workshops, artist residencies, special events, and gallery exhibitions in an effort to enrich lives through the learning, practice, and appreciation of fine craft.  The Sally D. Francisco Gallery is located on the second floor of the gallery building, above a retail gallery featuring over 250 American based craftspeople.


 

Entry Fee

$30 for up to 3 submissions.  You may submit multiple times, and pay $30 for up to 3 additional submissions by submitting another form.


 

Jury

Submissions will be juried by a group of talented, working artists.

Chotsonie Elain Dean is an artist and Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Minnesota. She received her BFA in ceramics from Hartford Art School and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Sam Fox School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis. Dean is coauthor of the book, Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists, Schiffer Publishing. She was awarded the McKnight Artist Fellowship award for ceramics, has been in residence at the John Michael Kohler Artist Residency, and recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Teaching and Research grant. Dean was the inaugural MJ DO Good resident at Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana, held the position of studio manager at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown, Connecticut, and is the recipient of a Connecticut Arts Grant. She has lectured and exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and has taught at institutions including Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, University of Connecticut, Connecticut College, and Hartford Art School.

Erika Hewston received her BFA in Textiles and Material Studies and BSBA in Business Management from Kutztown University in 2018.  Erika also earned her Masters in Arts Administration from Kutztown University in 2024.  Erika currently serves as the Retail and Gallery Exhibitions Director for Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey.  In this role, she gets to develop and coordinate exhibitions and special events as well as work with artists to showcase and sell their work in the gallery storeroom.  She is striving to increase accessibility to the traditional exhibition space by incorporating touch elements and audio descriptions whenever possible. Her woven work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.  Along with exhibitions, she has sold her work at in person fine craft fairs in the Northeastern United States including at the American Craft Council Baltimore Craft Show, Smithsonian Craft: Fashion & Home, and the Academy Art Museum Craft Show.  Find more information at www.erikahewstontextiles.com

Emily Fowler-Haag is a contemporary abstract expressionist based in New Jersey and is known for her sculptural sand compositions. Haag’s works center around the physicality of the material and how it plays with light and shadow, while simultaneously peaking into the inner workings of mental health. With a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design, Haag works spontaneously and unrestrained. Haag’s style of painting embodies meditation and a search for understanding one’s mental health. Through her processes of meditation, self-reflection, and manipulation of material, Haag strives to capture something that cannot be seen or shown, but rather felt.  

 

Image Specifications

Please provide 1 to 3 images or videos for each piece.  Please use a light or neutral backdrop for your piece. Between 1000 and 1920 pixels on the longest side, minimum 72 PPI/dpi (standard web resolution) but 300 dpi preferred, 5 MB maximum file size.

An optional audio description can be included in submission; this would be used to allow visitors to hear about your piece directly from you as the maker.  Audio descriptions are provided via QR codes throughout the gallery space and included in the online exhibition.


 

Sales

All items but be available for purchase.  A commission of 50% will be retained on all sales. Artworks will be insured for 50% of their retail value while on premises.  We will exercise due care in handling all work submitted for the exhibition.


 

Shipping

If accepted, shipping of artworks is the responsibility of the artist. Works must be shipped in sturdy reusable boxes. Please include any special packing instructions.  Please include a return shipping label, if none is provided the artist will be billed for the cost of shipping.  Further shipping information will be included with notification of acceptance.


 

Promotion

Accepted works will be highlighted in many ways.  There will be a brochure and full exhibition catalog produced, an online virtual exhibition display, and works will be featured on our gallery social media accounts.  In addition all items will be listed available for sale online as well as in person.  The exhibition will be promoted through our mailing list, as well as through print, virtual ads, and boosted social media posts.


 

Event Calendar

Show Dates:  October 5 - November 3, 2024

August 23, 2024: Submit Forms/images due via Submittable

September 1, 2024: Notification of acceptance

September 16 - 21, 2024: Delivery and drop off of work to Peters Valley School of Craft no later than 9/21/2024

October 5, 2024: Opening Reception  3-5PM

November 3, 2024: Exhibition Closes

November 4 - 9, 2024: Work must be picked up from the Gallery


 


 

Questions?

Contact the Erika Hewston, Gallery Director, at gallery@petersvalley.org or by calling 973-948-5202

Every year, we turn our second floor Exhibition Gallery into additional retail space in order to invite new artists into our space and give our patrons an expanded collection to shop from during the holidays. 

We invite you to apply to participate in this exciting event!

Key Features:

  • You do not have to be physically present at the gallery to participate - this is a consignment opportunity to have a display of your work in our in-person gallery and online.
  • Work is sold on 50/50 consignment split
  • Work must be at the gallery by November 1st - if mailing work to gallery, artist is responsible for all shipping costs
  • Work will be displayed from November 16th - December 31st.  This will allow your work to be showcased during our Black Friday, Artist Sunday, and Cyber Monday sales as well as the Handmade Holiday event.
  • Peters Valley heavily markets this event through print and digital ads

Important Dates:

  • Rolling submissions through October 1st - if selected you will receive a notification via submittable no later than October 2nd
  • If accepted, work is due by November 1st
  • Event dates from November 16th - December 31st
  • Accepted work to be picked up the first week of January

Thank you for your interest in showcasing and selling your work through the Gallery at Peters Valley School of Craft.  We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich lives through learning, appreciation, and practice of fine crafts. The gallery supports this mission by supporting living artists through the facilitation of sales of their work and creating opportunities for them to exhibit their work in a professional setting.

Jury Process: professional and emerging craft artisans working in ceramics, textiles, woodworking, blacksmithing, fine metals, glass, and other special topics are welcome to apply. All media is considered.  All artists must be juried in for acceptance.  Acceptance is based on quality, continuity, and space availability within the gallery.

Details: items are sold on consignment at a 50% commission rate.  There are no addition fees!  We do not charge a submission fee, space rental, or any other hidden fees.  Only once your items sell do we retain the commission fee to help cover these expenses.


$5.00

Come spend 5 uninterrupted days in the Peters Valley printmaking studio! Immerse yourself in time dedicated to your craft, while staying on our campus with workshop participants and instructors from all over the country. This residency is open to all artists, from emerging to professional, however you must have experience with the tools and equipment and be able to work independently as no instruction is available during this time. The studio coordinator will assure the safe and proper use of equipment, but will not be present in the studio. Up to three artists will be chosen each session to share the spacious studio. 

 

Unlimited access to our fully equipped printmaking studio (all utilities included), a private room in a fully furnished shared house, and lunches during your stay will be provided for a fee of $500. Participants may purchase breakfasts and/or dinners at our dining hall or prepare meals themselves in the dormitory kitchen. The acquisition & purchase of all materials and supplies are the responsibility of the artist. Click here for a look at the Peters Valley Printmaking Studio

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Accepted participants can expect to hear from us within two weeks after they apply with information about how to register and pay. 


There is a $5 application fee for this program.

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Peters Valley will offer tuition scholarships to a limited number of art educators. These educators will receive 50% off of tuition for a workshop of their choice in 2024. Recipients will be responsible for all other associated costs such as the balance of tuition, material fees and room and board if needed (lunches are included). Peters Valley offers this opportunity in an effort to encourage art teachers to learn new skills or enhance existing ones.

Scholarship recipients will be chosen by a panel of Peters Valley staff. The panel will review the applications and select those that reflect the strongest need and desire to further develop their skills and understanding of craft media. The panel will take into consideration the applicant's experience and the contents of the letter of intent. While we feel it is important that the applicant show active involvement in their field outside the classroom, we also feel that a strong desire to enhance their school program and learn by doing is equally important. It is our hope that by taking a workshop at Peters Valley the recipients will be inspired to grow creatively in their personal work and pass information along to their students.

Applications are accepted throughout the workshop season, with no deadline to apply.

There is a $5 application fee for this scholarship.

Peters Valley will offer a limited number of half-tuition scholarships to college students during the 2024 workshop season.

Scholarship recipients will receive 50% off of the workshop tuition as well as a bed in a shared room on campus and lunches at no cost. The balance of the tuition and the studio/materials Fee will be the responsibility of the student. Meal plans for breakfasts & dinners may be purchased from the PV Dining Hall or prepared themselves in the dorm.

A panel of Peters Valley staff will choose the scholarship recipients. The panel will review the applications and select those that reflect the strongest need and desire to further develop their skills and understanding of craft media. The panel will take into consideration the applicant’s experience and the contents of the letter of intent. It is our hope that by taking a workshop at Peters Valley, the recipients will be inspired to grow creatively in their personal work and push themselves into new artistic territories.

Applications are accepted throughout the workshop season, with no deadline to apply.

There is NO application fee for this scholarship.

Peters Valley is pleased offer full scholarships to students ages 13-17 who show financial need to take one of our teen workshops. Students age 17 can apply for an adult workshop in any studio except blacksmithing. This scholarship is offered in honor of Dorothy Godlewski, who was a youth art educator for 54 years. The recipient will receive free tuition and materials for a workshop of their choice.

Scholarship recipients will be chosen by a panel of Peters Valley staff. The panel will review the applications and select those that reflect the strongest financial need. It is our hope that by taking a workshop at Peters Valley, the recipients will be inspired to develop a life-long passion for craft.

There is NO application fee for this scholarship.

Peters Valley School of Craft