ACRE™ ARTIST REQUIREMENTS GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

All artists must qualify to exhibit at ACRE™ as follows:

  • All work, especially main design elements, must be of original design by the artist/studio.
  • No work may be assembled from commercial kits or unaltered commercial molds.
  • All work must be made or assembled within the USA or Canada.

ACRE™ and Emerald Expositions reserves the right to refuse any enrollment for any reason, including not fully meeting these qualification requirements or misrepresentation in the type of work, quality of work, or quality of images presented for screening.

After acceptance, artists are expected to continue presenting as good or better photography, and must ask for additional screening before showing new media other than what was presented originally.

When applying, each artist selects their requested showcase, and has the following additional requirements.

SHOWCASES 

OUR LARGEST SHOWCASE FEATURING HANDMADE CRAFTS IN ALL MEDIA

  • Artists are screened by providing 5 - 8 product images, and 1 image of the artist making their work.
  • All work must be at least partially handmade, using some, little or no prefabricated material.
  • All work must be made by the artist, or employees and contractors may be used.

FINE CRAFT ARTISTS SELLING MOSTLY ABOVE $80 WHOLESALE

  • Artists are juried by providing 5 - 8 product images and 1 image of the artist making their work.
  • All work must be handmade using very little or no prefabricated material.
  • All work must be made by the artist, or if employees or contractors are used, the work must be directly supervised by the artist within their studio or community.
  • All work must be signed by the artist. All work displayed by the artist must meet the above requirements, and at least 80% of the work displayed must be at a wholesale price point of $80 per piece.
    PLEASE NOTE: Intent of this showcase is for artists that are generally selling wholesale in the hundreds and above.

JEWELRY ARTISTS & DESIGNERS SELLING MOSTLY UNDER $80 WHOLESALE

  • Artists are screened by providing 5 - 8 product images, and 1 image of the artist making their work.
  • All work must be at least partially handmade, using some, little or no prefabricated material.
  • All work must be made by the artist, or employees and contractors may be used.

FINE JEWELRY ARTISTS SELLING MOSTLY ABOVE $80 WHOLESALE

  • Artists are juried by providing 5 - 8 product images and 1 image of the artist making their work.
  • All work must be handmade using very little or no prefabricated material.
  • All work must be made by the artist, or if employees or contractors are used, the work must be directly supervised by the artist within their studio or community.
  • All work displayed by the artist must meet the above requirements, and at least 80% of the work displayed must be at a wholesale price point of $80 per piece.
    PLEASE NOTE: Intent of this showcase is for artists that are generally selling wholesale in the hundreds and above.

HANDMADE WEARABLE ART & FASHION ACCESSORIES

  • Artists are screened by providing 5 - 8 product images, and 1 image of the artist making their work.
  • All work must be at least partially handmade, using some, little or no prefabricated material.
  • All work must be made by the artist, or employees and contractors may be used.

Retailer Resources is a showcase for companies with a service or product aimed at retailers. The showcase includes store displays, packaging, store services and industry publications.