Screening Criteria for Artist Applicants
Artwork is judged as a collection rather than each piece judge independently.
Artwork must be:
- well designed
- expertly executed
- demonstrate a personal artistic identity
- present a unified body of work
- impeccably presented
Six distinct criteria are used as the basis for each juror’s evaluation. There is an expectation that the applicant be strong in each category:
1. Aesthetic Concepts: Overall aesthetic quality, form and surface treatment.
Is the work integrated?
Does the work have emotional impact and vitality?
Can the artist produce consistently interesting and aesthetic work?
2. Craftsmanship: Technical mastery and control of materials.
3. Presentation: “Gallery Ready”
Is the work neat, complete and ready to hang in the gallery as presented?
4. Personal Identity:
How is the artist’s personal vision expressed in the work?
Has the artist developed a personal style/expression?
Is the work original in concept?
Is the entire body of work professional and consistent?
Is the artist’s work at a professional level?
Is the work consistent with the Guild membership standards?
Can the applicant fulfill the responsibilities of AGS membership as defined in the Rules of the Guild (1.2.1)?