CraftForms 2024, 29th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft

December 7, 2024 – January 25, 2025
Entry Deadline: September 10 · Entry Information

Wayne Art Center presents the 28th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, in the following mediums: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.


Jo Lauria is a Los Angeles-based curator, author, and educator. Her forward-thinking advocacy for the handmade has been rewarded with a lifetime of acclaimed projects. A specialist in craft, design, and decorative arts, Lauria is currently Adjunct Curator of the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA) and Faculty at Otis College of Art and Design. Many know her from her tenure as Curator of Decorative Arts at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).



Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

Works submitted must be original in design. Collaborative works are accepted. Work derivative of other artists or work created in a workshop with the aid of an instructor is not eligible.

Work must have been completed in the last two years. (Created after January 1, 2022)

Work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center is not eligible.

All work must be for sale.

Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

Withdrawal of invited work by the artist prior to the exhibition will result in exclusion from exhibiting at WAC the following year. 

All artwork submitted online to CraftForms MUST be available for the entire duration of the jurying process and exhibition.  If a piece is accepted to both CraftForms and a simultaneously running exhibit, the piece must only be exhibited in CraftForms. 

Wayne Art Center reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet the requirements.  Work that differs from the work invited through digital submissions will be disqualified. 


$10,000+ in prize awards will be presented by juror Jo Lauria at the CraftForms 2024 Preview Party December 6, 2024.


Artists may submit up to 2 works per application. A maximum of two additional images may be uploaded per piece to show alternate views or details of work for a total of three images per piece for two works.

Entry fee is $50 per application.

Artists are permitted to submit additional applications. The artist should use the same name and contact (including email) information for both applications but must use a different username and password for additional applications.

Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal will be accepted for application fee payment via the CaFE platform. 

Artists are asked to carefully review submission info before completing an entry.*  Exhibition inventory for works invited to this exhibit will be created from your submission listings. *Updates, edits and/or changes to any part of listings (artist name/title/medium/size/price of work) after entry and for the in-gallery exhibition can be made only by contacting WAC.  A $20 administrative fee will be applied to make any requested changes to listings of invited works.  


Be sure to have upload-ready JPG files:

·      File format: JPEG or JPG only

·      File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.

·      File size: under 5 MB

Please name each jpg file with the title of the work and specify full, alternate or detail view.


MARCH 13, 2024  Call for Entry Online Submissions Opens

SEPTEMBER 10, 2024,  Midnight MST  Call for Entry Online Submissions Close


September 30, 2024  Notification of Accepted and Declined Work

Jury result notification will be communicated by email only.

Multiple submissions may receive two different email notifications – one for accepted work and one for work that has been declined. Email notifications will specifically list the work(s) selected or declined for CraftForms. Do not send email inquiry requesting notification confirmation until after October 1st. (Please check SPAM.)


Shipped and hand-delivered work should arrive at Wayne Art Center from November 11-15, 2024.

Monday- Friday, 9am – 5pm

Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. The work must be shipped via FedEx or UPS and A PRE-PAID RETURN-SHIPPING LABEL MUST BE ENCLOSED WITH THE WORK. No work will be exhibited that does not include a prepaid shipping label. If an artwork is purchased, the return shipping label will not be used and therefore the noted account will not be billed.

Crates or extra-large boxes must arrive on a straight truck (24’ trucks are the max capacity for the Wayne Art Center property). No tractor trailers are permitted on the property. Artist or Gallery delivery instructions must state that the shipment must be delivered into the building premises (no exterior deliveries can be accepted). Crates or extra-large boxes cannot exceed 100 lbs. and must be moveable with a hand-dolly.  All delivery trucks MUST have lift gates of their own for heavy work. No forklifts or loading docks are available to receive or to return ship crates and extra-large boxes. Delivery boxes and crates CANNOT exceed 74"H x 35"W x 55”L.  Note that crates that need to be brought in via cart/up the art center ramp cannot exceed 35" wide across as they will NOT fit through the ramp and cannot be delivered to the building. 


Wayne Art Center will insure CraftForms work for 60% of its retail value while on the premises after it has been determined that sent work has arrived unharmed.

Artists are financially responsible for the cost of shipping to Wayne Art Center and for return shipping and all in-transit insurance.

WAC will not be responsible for loss or damage to work in transit to or from Wayne Art Center.

Hand delivered work not retrieved by March 3, 2025 will become the property of Wayne Art Center.

For internationally accepted work, please review the country of origin shipping and customs regulations and the best way for US customs to receive work. Regulations and rules change frequently and can cause artwork to be delayed in customs or returned to the artist. Often a commercial invoice is required for return shipping.

In the event of damage in transit, the artist is responsible to settle all claims directly with the shipping carrier.


There will be a $30 fee for handling of work, which must be paid upon confirmation of participation in the show.

If the artwork installation is overly complex, the artist should contact Pam McLean-Parker to discuss. The artist may be required to assume financial responsibility for additional assistance to install pieces with numerous parts or works that involve carpentry, alterations to gallery walls, site-specific pedestals, armatures, lighting, electrical, etc. Artists are responsible to install their complex artworks. Unusual installation requests must be made in advance and approved by Wayne Art Center.


Friday, December 6, 2024, 6pm - 10pm  CraftForms 2024 Preview Party

Saturday, December 7, 1pm - 3pm  CraftForms 2024 Juror's Lecture and Meet the Artists


December 7, 2024 – January 25, 2025, Free and Open to the Public

Monday–Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm

Closed on Sundays and Holidays


January 27 – 31, 2025  Monday–Friday 9am - 5pm


Work will be repacked and ready for shipping by approximately February 7, 2025.

All works must be delivered to Wayne Art Center with a return shipping label.


The artist contact email provided on the online application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking email (and SPAM) for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding the CraftForms 2024 exhibition.


All work submitted to CraftForms 2024 must be available for sale and, once accepted into the show, remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibition. NFS or POR submissions will not be accepted. There is no threshold for the level of artwork pricing; however, Wayne Art Center recommends that works not exceed $10,000.

The sale price submitted on the entry form must remain throughout the duration of the show. Wayne Art Center will retain 40% commission of the sale price, or on any sale that results from mediation by the Wayne Art Center staff.


Nancy Campbell, Executive Director and CraftForms Founder 610.688.3553 x204

Pam McLean-Parker, Exhibition and Program Coordinator 610.688.3553 x211

Wayne Art Center  413 Maplewood Avenue  Wayne, PA 19087

If you have any questions about the exhibition, please contact Pam McLean-Parker at If you have technical questions about the online system, please contact the Call for Entry support team at


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