american society of artists


P.O. Box 1326, Palatine  IL 60078 

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1)  I am currently Juried. Can I receive show applications by e-mail?​ 
Yes,  please email us at [email protected] for this. Include your first and last name,  physical address & indicate the applications you are requesting.  We will email them to you.
Emailing them to you is actually our much preferred way of getting applications to you!
2)   How do I receive applications for the shows?

Prospective exhibitors need to jury to receive applications. Please submit for jury to [email protected]( via email is greatly preferred). If you cannot email then by U.S. Mail to ASA, PO Box 1326, Palatine IL 60078. Submit 4 images representative of your work you wish to exhibit, 1 of your display set-up, your first/last name, physical address, daytime telephone number - resume/show listing helpful. Please tell us if you are asking for applications for specific shows. If jurying by U.S. Mail please include a self-addressed, stamped business-size (No. 10 ) envelope (SASE). Note: No mail that requires a signature - delays receipt . Whichever way you  jury we will respond in kind. When you pass jury you will receive a non-member approval number, listing of shows and applications you requested and be placed on the mailing list. PLEASE NOTE: Emailing to receive and to
respond to you re your jury is our MUCH preferred way of doing so - in fact usually one 1 or maybe 2 people do this via US mail each year. If you do need to do this via US mail we do understand and will respond in kind (in your SASE) 

3)   Can I submit applications to exhibit by e-mail?
You need to submit completed/signed applications for shows by U.S. mail to ASA, PO Box 1326, Palatine IL 60078 and include the entry fee.If you wish an acceptnce/rejection notice - please include a SASE(self-addressed, stamped envelope)  Thank You!

4)   Can I exhibit if I am not a Member? 

Yes, you are welcome to apply to exhibit in shows. See Question No. 2 above.           
5)   What does membership include?

Membership includes normally lower fees for members,  Lecture & Demo Service - members who qualify can participate.  Publicity - members are encouraged to let us know of events for which publicity would be warranted .     Problems - help members with problems when it can.  Referral Service -  refers potential customers to members. Shared Information - if you have any info you would like to share with other member ASA will assist you .There is a $20.00 Initiation Fee (membership is  juried) and a $75 Annual Dues. Membership dates from the month you are accepted..i.e. your membership year can  run from January to January or November to November, etc.

6)     When are deadlines to return applications?

All deadline dates are shown on each application. If past the deadline, please call us/email to check. Note that applications are accepted/rejected as received (tho entry fees processed at deadline), some categories fill very quickly. 

7)     How do I know when I am in a show & how fast can I find out?

Applications usually processed as received & if you included the required SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) (for non-members) we will mail you acceptance/rejection notice upon acceptance/rejection. If a member cannot be accepted for a show, we notify them automatically. 

8)     When is my application & check processed?
Applications accepted/rejected as received and checks processed(cashed)at deadline date.
Deadline date is shown on each application(upper right corner of the portion you submit to us).

9)     Can I request a particular space?

For space requests, we suggest three - statin g general areas where we place exhibitors - this way if we can't help you with your first or second request we can probably do the third. If there is a specific reason you are asking for a particular space (such as shade), please tell us and we will then be more able to help you with a space.

10)  What are the entry fees for shows?

Entry fees in 2019 range from $70-$215 (single space)  depending upon whether you are a member/non-member, space size, length of show, etc. Extra ½  spaces are sometimes available - xtra ½ entry fee. Double spaces can also be available at times (double entry fee). 5x10 spaces - a few may be available at some shows for a lower fee. 

11)  If the show is filled or my category filled what should I do?   

Request to be put on the cancellation list. You must have passed jury and naturally your medium would need to be accepted for that particular show. You will be placed on the list for cancellation in your category. But - please give us the following info: your name, address and telephone number, e-mail address and medium/category. Depending upon the show we may ask you about your display set-up. Tell us how close to the time of the show you can be notified  And, if you are on the cancellation list and can no longer exhibit, please let us know. It frees up a space for one of your fellow exhibitors to be placed on the cancellation list.

12)  I can't find my jury/approval No. What do I do?  

We do not give non-member jury/approval numbers by telephone or e-mail (except for initially). When sending applications you can make a notation where you would normally write in your non-member jury/approval number that you can not find it and we will handle it for you. If you have exhibited since passing jury check off non-member previous exhibitor instead. None of this, of course, applies to members who fill in their membership number.

13)  I already have a non-member jury/approval number & am        interested in membership.

Send us an e-mail requesting a membership application - indicate you have already passed jury.  Please be sure and tell us your medium -  if your category is closed for membership at that time we can place your name on you on a waiting list if you like.

14)  When do I have to re-jury?

You will need to re-jury if we ask you to (for a particular show or another reason), if you have not exhibited or juried with us in two years and of course if your medium or work changes.

15)  I would like to exhibit jewelry along with the other work I create.  Can I do this?
If you wish to exhibit jewelry along with work in another category you will need to include the percentage of  jewelry to be included in your display. Of course the jewelry will have to have passed the regular jury process as well as your other work.  Acceptance for the jewelry into a particular show will  depend upon availability in the jewelry category as well as how high the percentage of jewelry is in your display.

16) I have moved/have a new telephone number or new email address - what should I do to      notify you?

An email would probably be best  but you can also mail or call us. Please give us your old telephone number/address/e-mail address and indicate the new telephonenumber/address/e-mail address.  Of course we will also need your first/last name as well. Thank you for notifying us!

17) If your question is not anwered here - 

You are welcome to e-mail ( [email protected] ) your question or questions to us and we will respond.  For some questions it will help to include the name of the show to which you may be referring along with you medium. 

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