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Apply for Membership

Please review the qualifications and benefits of membership of our Guild.  If you are interested in becoming a juried member, click on the button at the bottom of the page which will take you to the online form to begin your application process.


Where and When

The screening is scheduled for Late October, 2024.  Location & date will be announced at a later date. All applicants will need to drop off 6 pieces of artwork to be juried. If your work is heavy and needs two people for drop off, you should plan on bringing someone to assist you. Tables will be provided and you should plan on arriving no later than 10:30 a.m.

Application deadline is to be announced.

The jury process takes approximately 3-4 hours. Please note: No one except the jurors will be permitted on-site during the screening. We will call you when you should return for pick up. You should be available for return within a reasonable amount of time (15-20 minutes) Again, pick up will be staggered so there may be a wait time in your car.

What to Bring

Six pieces of your original artwork produced within the past three years.  Pieces selected should be a cohesive body of work and be representative of your personal style. Tables will be available for your work if needed.

When selecting the 6 pieces of your work for consideration, please keep in mind the three criteria that we use to jury prospective members.

Technical Competence and Craftsmanship:

Applicants should submit 6 pieces which best represent their mastery of their chosen medium.  Within the submissions, there should be examples of various techniques of that medium, as well as a general understanding of material knowledge.  Fit and finish, or how well a piece is completed, is greatly considered.

Design Composition, Professional Presentation, Sensitive Use of Materials:

Submitted pieces should be well designed and represent principles of good design such as harmony, unity, balance, etc.

Originality and Creativity:

All submissions should be of the applicant’s original works, from their own original designs.  They should exhibit the maker’s individual artistic expression.  Furthermore, although the pieces don’t have to match one another, they should represent the maker’s singular voice.

How to Apply

Complete the online application (button at the bottom of this page).  We are unable to accept walk-in applicants the day of the screening. Deadline to apply is October 18, 2023.

Cost to Apply

There is a $15 non-refundable application fee.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please email Laurie Leonard (


The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh represents a long-standing tradition of excellence in artistry and craft for over 70 years.  Our membership is comprised of artists/craftspeople living within 200 mile radius of Pittsburgh. The jurors are members of The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh and are knowledgeable in their chosen medium.  Work is evaluated on craftsmanship, artistry, design, originality and creative use of materials.  

Benefits of Membership

All members in good standing of The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Automatic acceptance into The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh’s annual arts festival A Fair in the Park (AFIP)

  • Representation on our website with your own personalized artist page


Any artist/craft person who lives within a 150 mile radius of Pittsburgh, PA (google your address to 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 to see if you meet this criteria), and who works in any three dimensional craft medium, as well as certain two dimensional mediums (fiber and hand made paper arts) may apply (we do not accept 2D painters as members, however, they are welcome to apply to AFIP).  All work must be conceived, designed and created entirely by the applicant.  No work made totally or partially from kits or pattern books will be considered.

Current Guild members in good standing may screen into the Guild in their second medium at no charge.  If accepted, your annual dues will cover all screened mediums.