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Become a Member

Are you a craftsperson or artist who wants a sales outlet for their items? Consider membership with Holston Mountain Artisans, one of the oldest crafts cooperatives in the country! Membership is open to those who live within a 100-mile radius of Abingdon. The application involves bringing five items for review along with the application form and a $10 non-refundable fee per genre to the shop at 214 Park Street in Abingdon, VA. 

Our next jury session will be in July 2024.  Please check back here for exact date.     Click here for an application and guidelines.


For more information, call 276-628-7721 or email

Featured Member


Bonnie agrees... If it’s not ‘fun’, why do it? The first time I tried making glass beads was just for the fun of it because I love to create all kinds of things, but I didn’t want another hobby. I just wanted to play with glass for a year and stop, without investing in the equipment and supplies. Well, that was 2003 and it’s now ……? You get it...I fell head-over-heels in love with the process, the variety, and the open-ended creativity of it! So now, 20+ years later, I’m still learning, creating and selling my work. Over the years I have explored many traditional flame-working techniques. I created original design thread spool beads and unique glass buttons because of my modern quilting hobby. I then discovered a passion for using recycled glass. It started because I lived in the Finger Lakes Region of New York in the hills surrounding Seneca lake, where wineries are plentiful. I began by making custom jewelry pieces for brides from their recycled event bottles. I then made wine bottle jewelry for the wineries. This has grown to include my current exploration of recycled antique blue and green Ball Canning Jars. The memories that touch people when they wear a piece of jewelry from meaningful recycled glass, fills my heart with joy! Now that I live in Salem, Virginia, (7/2017) I’m excited to see what new ideas develop as I connect with people and places. Every day brings new inspiration!
Presented are just a few photos of our 100+ members, most of whom live within 100 miles of Holston Mountain Artisans.

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