Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Accepting new members at Toe River Crafts

Clay Clubbers. 

I know this is probably last minute. The current working members are meeting this Saturday and are seeking new members. We aren't just seeking potters, if you all know anyone works in another medium and is interested in joining our shop this year, please let us know. Toe River Crafts has been around for 45 years!!!! Visit to our website and download the application information. We look forward to hearing form you! :)

If interested, please return application information on Friday by midnight.

Thanks again.

Toe River Crafts
6274 Highway 80 S
Burnsville NC 28714

Dear prospective members:

Toe River Crafts is a 45-year-old for profit, artist run cooperative gallery. We are located in Celo 15 minutes north of Burnsville NC. We currently have 11 working members and 24 consignment artists. We welcome new artists thru twice a year jury process, in April and July. Your artwork will be evaluative your technical skill, continuity of style and original view point. As a cooperative we will factor in other existing artists working in your medium and gauge the sell ability of your work in our gallery. Artists members fit well in our cooperative spirit.

Our cooperative is as vital to our success as we are to our crafts. The basis for this cooperative is the trust and respect we have for each other. This allows us to work steadily towards the growth of Toe River Crafts and all of our members. This is why we ask you to include the information requested on the application form.
Toe River Crafts juries are traditionally twice a year, in April and July.

There are a few points to consider before completing the application and submitting your work to be juried.
You are essentially applying to be a partner in a retail crafts gallery business. If you are accepted, every member must meet the following requirements:
Pay the $100.00 initiation fee
Commit to the business both functionally and financially, for a minimum of six months.
Work all of your scheduled hours in the gallery or pay a substitute to work them for you. Penalties will be assessed if your hours are not covered.
Train for a minimum of eight hours on gallery procedures before your first scheduled work day
Price your own work and label it so it can be read
Read, understand and adhere to all bylaws and operating policies
Attend 4 meetings per year
Receive 75% commission

As a member in good standing, you will be expected to serve on at least two committees.

Please email your completed application to the gallery along with 5 images of your work at least TWO WEEKS before the jury date. These craft items should reflect the full range for work you wish to display and sell.
The jury chairperson will notify you within 7 days after the jury as to our decisions concerning your acceptance. If accepted, you will be expected to train during the first month of membership to learn gallery procedures and work regular member hours.

6274 HIGHWAY 80 S
Application for jury

NAME:____________________________________________________                                                                                                                          DATE:__________________________

BUSINESS NAME:___________________________________________
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE:_____________________________________________
PHONE: ___________________________________
EMAIL ADDRESS:____________________________________
WEBSITE/ FACEBOOK :______________________________________________
OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES:__________________________________________________________

Please send your 5 images as jpegs. along with a little bit about yourself to Please return the application once you have filled it out.
Thank you.

1.                                                                                                                  RETAIL PRICE
2.                                                                                                                  RETAIL PRICE
3.                                                                                                                  RETAIL PRICE
4.                                                                                                                  RETAIL PRICE
5.                                                                                                                  RETAIL PRICE

THE SAMPLES PROVIDED TO THE JURY HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE APPLICANT (SIGN):_____________________________________________________


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AN ARTIST?_________________________________
WHERE HAVE YOU STUDIED?_______________________________________________
WHERE DO YOU SELL YOUR WORK?___________________________________________________
 IS THERE ANY OTHER INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE FOR US TO KNOW ABUOT YOUR WORK?___________________________________________________
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT TOE RIVER CRAFTS?________________________________________________________

Thank you for your interest in Toe River Crafts

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