Call for Entries

Purpose: to create a unique shopping experience for art-interested shoppers, while providing a venue for artists to sell their work

Eligibility: open to all fine art and fine craft artists. Submissions will be chosen for the sale considering quality, price, and appropriateness for holiday gift-giving in an upscale, suburban market. Jewelry, glass, functional pottery, and fiber are particularly popular for gift-giving

Audience: Art Center constituents, West Metro residents, and art-interested shoppers from throughout the Metro region attend this show for unique, handmade gifts of fine craft and art

Location: Laura H Miles Gallery, Minnetonka Center for the Arts

 

Guidelines for applying:

Apply with three images of work representing types of items you’d like to sell, indicating price range, size, and media information. Apply by email to bbowman@minnetonkaarts.org or by sending images and supporting info to: Minnetonka Center for the Arts, ATTN: Arts of the Holidays, 2240 North Shore Drive, Wayzata MN 55391. Images and supporting information emailed as attachments are preferred. Submissions must include information about medium, size, and retail price of each item. Materials sent by mail will be returned only if accompanied by a SSAE.

Media considered includes painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, glass, fiber, photography, ceramics, printmaking, wood, and multi-media. Jewelry, pottery, fiber, and glass have proven especially good sellers. 2D work should be framed and ready to hang, or sleeved for display on stands. Price points below $200 sell best. Items that sell can be replenished as artists supply new items.

Not considered: items made from kits, items made primarily from unaltered commercially manufactured components, and offset litho or giclee reproductions.

If selected, you’ll be supplied with inventory sheets and coded stickers for marking your items.

Artists’ commission on sales will be 60%.

Event promotion includes social media postings, postcard mailings, Art Center newsletter features and press releases/event listings in local newspapers. Participating artists will be provided with electronic announcements to share with their mailing lists and post on social media. Links will be provided to the Arts of the Holidays web page and Facebook event.

Grand Opening on Thursday, October 28, 6 to 9 pm, is free and open to everyone; a great time to meet buyers and other artists!

 

Questions? Contact Bob Bowman at bbowman@minnetonkaarts.org, 952.473.7361 x.170, or visit the Exhibits webpage at minnetonkaARTS.org

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