Information For Artists

Here is what one of the artists had to say:

“We had a great time at your event-sales were very good-your helpers were EXCELLENT!  It is so nice to be appreciated, and be at a show that has “TRUE ARTISTS”-not just folks purchasing “stuff” on the internet…I look forward to being invited next year!”    Cyndie Krohn

The Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival is a gathering of talented, diverse, and creative artists from across the country. We search for qualified artists who continually challenge themselves to achieve a higher artistic level both in subject matter and technique.


We are still accepting Applications to the Show with confirmation on acceptance within 1 week. The direct link to registration through Zapplication is:

For questions, please contact Laura Fisher at (757) 223-0284 or  

Application Fee:  $35
Booth Fee:  Single 10’x10′ – $325
                        Double 20’x20′ – $600


  • No more than 120 Artists accepted
  • Awards in over 10 categories
  • 24 hour security
  • Free program & artist listing
  • Artist gallery posted on Festival website
  • Award winning, upscale pedestrian-oriented community
  • A community that embraces the arts
  • Southern hospitality
  • Friendly, hard working volunteers
  • Assistance with load in & load out
  • Champagne awards breakfast
  • Discounted hotel rates
  • Flat, affordable booth fee, no commission
  • Booth sitters
  • VIP dinner


  • Ceramic
  • Drawing & Graphics
  • Glass
  • Fiber
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Wood
  • Other


Ceramics: Functional and non-functional clay works excluding clay jewelry and clay sculpture. No part of the finished prices shall be the result of mass production.

Drawing & Graphics: Work created using dry media such as chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil or crayon or from fluid media such as ink applied by pen or brush. Printed works for which the artists crafts the plates, stones or screens and pulls the prints.

Fiber: Any work created from fibers, including leatherwork, basketry, papermaking weaving, etc. No machine tooling, machine screening or any form of mass production is permitted. T-shirts and commercial clothing are ineligible.

Glass: Functional and non-functional. No part of the finished pieces shall be the result of mass production. Pressed glass objects are not permitted.

Jewelry: Personal Adornment. Original and unique designs incorporating any of the following: gold, silver, gemstones, glass, wood, clay, and other non-precious materials. Exclusions: strung pearls, craft-clay, and use of commercial casts or molds. Loose stones may not be sold.  Not permitted: strung pearls, craft-clay, and use of commercial casts or molds; commercially available pendants and brooches, catalog merchandise.

Mixed Media: Includes 2-D and 3-D non-sculptural work incorporating more than one type of physical material or processes in its production (for example, an etching which is then painted; a collage of handmade paper and photography).

Sculpture – Large: Defined as over three (3) feet tall, functional and non-functional, 3-D work in any medium. Eligible to apply for Sculpture Alley; contact PWA&SF Directors for application information!

Sculpture – Small: Defined as less than three (3) feet tall, functional and non-functional, 3-D work in any medium.

Paintings: Original 2-D work created in oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.

Photography: Limited-edition prints from the artist’s original film or digital file. The edition shall not exceed 250 of any one image.

Wood: Works crafted from wood, excluding furniture and sculpture that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, machine-turned or machine-carved. No magnifying glasses, pens, bottle stoppers or catalog merchandise is permitted.

Other: Work that does not fall into the above categories.