Call Detail
Louisiana Crafts Guild Membership 2023

Entry Deadline: 12/31/23
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 4

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Member
Eligibility: Regional
State: Louisiana

The Louisiana Crafts Guild is a juried organization of Fine Crafts Artisans located throughout the state of Louisiana and the southern region of the United States. The Louisiana Crafts Guild accepts applicants in the following categories:


Application Requirements


Maintain traditional crafts learned within their own community. Their skills are passed down orally or by example rather than in the context of a classroom or workshop.

Ritual & Festive Crafts

Voodoo dolls, Mardi Gras mask, etc.

Native American Crafts

Palmetto weaving, moss dolls, woodcarvings, etc.

Domestic Crafts

Quilting, weaving, soap making, broom making, etc.

Folk Instruments

Fiddle making, triangle (tee fer), wash boards (frottoirs) etc.

Rural Occupational Crafts

Blacksmithing, rope making, boat building, etc.



Craftsmen who have acquired knowledge of his craft through books, workshops, or education.


Thrown or hand built forms. If a mold is used it must have been designed by the artist. No mass-produced ware.


Spinning, weaving, weaving baskets, cane bottom chairs, pine needle baskets and hand-woven cottons, Painted and dyed fabric, Needlework including stitchery, knitting, crochet, embroidery, Quilting Leatherwork


Flat “cold” and “hot” glass processes (stained glass, blown glass, torch or flame work glass, laminated glass, etc.)


Enameling, casting, granulation, repousse, engraving, metal spinning, inlay, cutlery, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian ironwork, etc.


Furniture, carving, sculpting, etc. (If a clock is made, the mechanism can be purchased, but not the housing – must be hand made.)

Mixed Media

Drawing and painting are allowed if part of an original piece of art in 3D. Example: Decorative gourds. Other examples of mixed media would be collages, decoupage on an original 3D item, and architectural salvage, altered or assembled in an aesthetic creative manner. Beading: if commercial beads are used they must be used in a creative manner and not just strung with the use of commercial clasps .   Papercraft includes paper mache', cast paper, marbling, book making. Fabric dyeing – silk and batiking are eligible. Block printing is eligible only if the original block is submitted for review with the printed pieces.



Original watercolors, oils, and acrylics and works on paper that represent and evoke the urban and rural cultures and traditions of Louisiana.


Color and Black & White photography that represent and evoke the urban and rural cultures and traditions of Louisiana. Prints must be limited edition (up to 100) and signed and numbered.


Member Benefits

Being a Louisiana Crafts Guild member is a badge of honor in the regional arts and crafts market places. 


First and foremost, we create a community of artists and crafts people across Louisiana and the Southern United States.

Member Exclusive Opportunities

Our members are provided with a variety of special opportunities exclusive to them to show their work. Some of these opportunities come and go while others are available annually or waive an application or jury to participate. Stay tuned for future announcements on the return of large scale festivals/events and new small scale opportunities.

Member Exclusive Galleries to Exhibit

The Louisiana Crafts Guild operates galleries in Lafayette and New Orleans where our members are allowed to sell their art on commission. Additionally, we have satellite galleries across the state.

Member Galleries & Sales Opportunities

Louisiana Crafts Guild Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery in Lafayette, La

La GUILD at Canal Place in New Orleans, La

Satellite Galleries

The Vault Exhibit at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette

The Louisiana Crafts Guild Gallery at the Bolten House Gallery of the River Oaks Square Arts Center in Alexandria, La

New! Cajun Coast Welcome Center in Morgan City, La


Our close ties to many arts organizations provides our members with a variety of exposure opportunities.

Artist Resources, Benefits, & Discounts

We have close contacts with the Louisiana Division of the Arts and other regional arts councils, ensuring that our membership learns of resources and opportunities useful to them. Additionally, we also offer a few discounts to our members.

Call to Artists

Update on Artist Resources, Workshops, and Events

​10% Discount at Guild Galleries 

Eligibility Criteria

The Louisiana Crafts Guild is a juried organization of Fine Crafts Artisans located throughout the state of Louisiana and the southern region of the United States. Membership is open to traditional and contemporary 3D artists in all styles and mediums. Additionally, the Louisiana Crafts Guild accepts applications from printmakers, photographers, and painters whose work represents and evokes the cultural traditions of Louisiana. Louisiana Crafts Guild members may consign work to both La GUILD gallery in New Orleans and Sans Souci Gallery in Lafayette, the Vault exhibit at Acadiana Center for the Arts, as well as to participate in the Louisiana Crafts Fair at Festivals Acadians et Creoles, and the monthly Horse Farm Market in Lafayette. Other special exhibit opportunities are available as opportunities arise. A high standard of excellence is always maintained. Members’ work is subject to review at all guild events. Only work originally submitted for application review is eligible for exhibit. Failure to maintain consistent standards can result in probation or expulsion. Membership in the Louisiana Crafts Guild is $120 a year. A non refundable application fee of $30 is required for all applications.