Call for Entries – Due September 12

Dates: Open for shopping October 27 – December 23; intake of artwork: October 17 and 18

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 by September 12 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 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 rather than in the body of the email 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 under $200 sell best. Items that sell can be replenished as artists supply new items.

Not considered: items made primarily from unaltered commercially manufactured components, and offset litho or giclee prints/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 website and 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 announcement on and Facebook event.

Questions? Contact Bob Bowman at, 952.473.7361 x.170, or visit the Exhibits page at

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