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Application Process & Details

Artisphere has been successfully connecting artists and buyers for over a decade. Our festival has become a staple in the local and regional community as ‘the place to be’ for artists of all kinds. All artists go through an application and review process before final selections are made.


Applications are closed for the 2024 show.

135-150 artists will be selected to attend the festival. Each artist is given a 12’x12’ booth to showcase their artwork, with double booths available for purchase.

  • Artwork must be original, handcrafted, and produced by the artist
  • Submit an Artist Statement explaining the process and materials used
  • Submit 4 images showing your range of work
  • Submit 1 booth photo showing how your work will be displayed
Booth Details:
  • 12’x12’ with 10’x10’ of display space
  • Standard Booth: $500
  • Corner Booth $600
  • Double Booth: $1000
  • Electricity: $40


Each artist must apply for at least one medium category. Artists can apply in multiple mediums by submitting separate applications for each.

Medium Categories:
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing
  • Fiber
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Jewelry/Precious Metals
  • Jewelry/Semi-Precious Metals
  • Metal Works
  • Mixed Media 2D
  • Mixed Media 3D
  • Painting: Oil/Acrylic
  • Painting: Watercolors
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Wood
Key Deadlines:

July 31st, 2023: Artisphere begins accepting exhibiting artist applications for the 2023 festival
October 9nd, 2023: Deadline for artists to submit application
November 4-5th, 2023: Jury Review
December 1st, 2023: Artists notified of acceptance
January 5th, 2024:  Acceptance of Festival Participation and Booth Fees Due
February 23rd, 2024:  Final Date for Cancellation and Receipt of Refund
May 10-12, 2024:  Festival Dates

Artisphere’s Emerging Festival Artist Scholarship Program

This program is open to South Carolina artists who have developed a solid body of work, completed within the past two years, but who are not currently earning a living as a festival exhibitor.

Selected artists will participate in the Festival, attend an exhibition workshop, and receive:

  • Booth space
  • Use of display screens during the festival


Scholarship applicants undergo the same jury selection process as all visual artist applicants and submit an application with required photos through Zapplication.

  • Register and create an artist profile in Zapplication
  • Follow instructions to apply to Artisphere as an Emerging Festival Artist

Meet the 2024 Jury Review Panel

Each year, we carefully select a panel of Visual Arts professionals and a representative from the Artisphere Board of Directors to jury visual artist applications. All scores are combined and averaged to determine accepted and waitlisted artists by medium category. Artistic Excellence scores are based on:

  • Artistic merit (vision, creativity, originality of work, cohesiveness, and consistency)
  • Technical competence (strength of composition, color, design, and technical aspects)
  • Booth presentation


The Artists of the Upstate Exhibit is a juried exhibition that’s open to artists 18+ living in Upstate South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, Greenwood, Laurens, Cherokee, Union, Abbeville counties). This exhibit recognizes the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by those living in the Upstate region. The accepted artists will be featured on the Artisphere website and shared on Artisphere’s social media channels. Cash prizes will be awarded to four award winners.

The deadline to apply is March 25, 2024.

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