Fine Craft Expo
Contact Kathy Erickson -
Don’t miss out on our exclusive events, member only exhibits and COCO Art Gallery exhibit and reception opportunities. Members are always the first to know whenever there is a new event or exhibit. It’s the best way to experience all we have to offer.
Meet Fellow Artists
To join the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild, download the form below, fill it out and return it with your check to:
Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild
c/o Kathryn Erickson
PO Box 511602
Punta Gorda, FL 33951
Please make your check payable to: SW Florida Fine Craft Guild
Dues are $35.00 for a single membership and $50.00 for a family membership.
Dues pay for membership through December 31 of the current year, regardless of when you join.
Fine Craft Expo
Build Your Skills - Teach a Workshop
Please contact Nancy Giffin - or Renee Farr -firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.
Our 2019 Expo turned into a fantastic 2 day event with even more classes/workshops than ever.
Save the date - Saturday -February 8 & 9, 2020 - There will be more classes and demonstrations than ever. Come and learn something new and have fun while learning from some of the best instructors in the area!
Our Peer Review Process
What is it, how do I sign up for it..
We are now accepting requests for Peer Reviews!
Peer Reviews are where art pieces are informally displayed and critiqued by peers to give the artist constructive advice and independent perspectives. Each Peer Review will have up to four artists, each displaying up to three pieces. The artist may select any pieces for feedback. For example, pieces planned for potential shows, problem pieces, transitional pieces, or any others the artist chooses.
The Peer Review Committee set the following four strategies and the Peer Review process will align as closely as possible to these strategies:
Make SWF FCG an open / all inclusive organization within the designated SWF FCG media.
Continue to raise the bar by growing the artists
Conduct stellar exhibits
Continue fair and open processes
The artist can tailor their review; the Peer Review Committee generally recommends the artist select an Open Discussion forum. The artist can informally introduce his/her work to the reviewers, providing information on inspiration, methods or any other background information they feel is useful (verbal and/or written cards.) Open discussion allows the artist to follow up with questions and obtain further details on methods, challenges and suggestions by other artists.
Below are the links to the Peer Review Sheet and Peer Review Criteria developed by the Peer Review Committee to guide the written comments. The artist will receive copies of completed critique forms after their review.
After the review, the artist will be requested for informal feedback to ensure we continue to improve the process.
Please contact the Peer Review Committee with any questions, suggestions or to sign up!
Reviewer Tips / Preceiving Reference
Peer Review Sheet
Peer Review Criteria