***The next jury session will be in April. Anyone interested should have their entries into HMA by the first week of April. ***
Thank you for your interest in Holston Mountain Artisans. Please read this page carefully and if you have questions about the organization or about the membership application process, please contact us by email or phone using the contact information below:
Holston Mountain Artisans (HMA) is one of the country’s oldest artisan cooperatives. Started in 1971, our mission is to preserve and promote the arts and crafts of our region. Folks from all over the world come to our shop to see and buy some of the finest handcrafted goods found anywhere. While we are best known for arts and crafts that reflect our creative heritage, we also accept and market finely-made contemporary pieces.
Membership/Applying for Membership
Membership is open to anyone 16 years of age or older that lives within 50 miles of Abingdon. Artisans outside this radius may be considered if their work is exceptional and would complement and benefit the cooperative.
HMA conducts jury sessions 3 times a year – in the spring, summer and fall. Exact times vary and the timing of the next jury session can be provided by HMA using the contact information at the bottom of each page.
Artisans whose work is accepted become members of HMA as soon as membership dues are paid and items submitted (including the juried items submitted with this application) are tagged, priced and placed for sale in the shop.