Holiday Art Market
That time of year is quickly approaching when Paint Creek Center for Arts (PCCA) transforms its main floor and upstairs gallery into a festive Holiday Art Market! This year the 2019 Holiday Art Market will be held from November 15 – December 20. Our Holiday Art Market offers unique, handcrafted gifts great for every budget! We are currently looking for artists to participate in our Holiday Art Market and share their original work with our community this holiday season at Paint Creek Center for the Arts.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK: Saturday, September 14, 2019 by 11:59PM.
To be considered for the Holiday Art Market, artists must complete a full application. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. PCCA will not accept work submitted in any other way. Please read our guidelines and information below before submitting.
GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION:
- Open to artists 18+ across the United States.
- All entries must be original hand-crafted work, designed and executed by the accepted artist.
- Work should be priced within a $1 – $200 range, and be of a holiday or seasonal theme to fit with the market. Artists creating work for sale at a higher price point are welcome to submit an application for inclusion, with acceptance handled on a case-by-case basis.
- Entries must be delivered to PCCA ready to display.
- No kit work or commercial reproductions of any kind allowed.
- PCCA reserves the right to reject any entry which is unsuitable in size or fragility, does not meet the guidelines specified, or is not representative of the work juried. PCCA reserves the right to control artist inventory for an appropriate mix of work.
- PCCA reserves the right to photograph work on display for use in promotions of the 2018 Holiday Art Market and for future promotion materials for PCCA.
- Artist is responsible for bringing/shipping work to PCCA and retrieving/shipping from PCCA (if work does not sell). Please note: there is a $100 administrative shipping fee to prep and return artwork via mail on top of any shipping costs and postage if it is not provided to PCCA upon arrival of artwork.
PCCA retains commission on all sales to cover the cost of: overhead, credit card fees, sales tax, insurance, and staffing for the Holiday Art Market. Commission is based on membership status with PCCA. Members receive 70% of all sales, while Non-Members receive 60% of all sales.
SALES TAX: PCCA collects, reports, and pays all sales tax. A Michigan w9 form must be completed for any artist participating in the Holiday Art Market, and will be included in your acceptance packet.
2019 Holiday Art Market Timeline:
Saturday, September 14, 2019: Deadline to submit work. There is no fee to submit work.
Friday, October 4, 2019: ACCEPTED artists will be notified of their participation in the 2019 Holiday Art Market via email from the Art Market Manager. If your work is accepted, you will receive an official acceptance letter in this email communication, as well as an artist contract and packet.
Saturday, October 26, 2019: All accepted artwork is due no later than 4PM. Artwork can be mailed or hand delivered to Paint Creek Center for the Arts at 407 Pine St. Rochester, MI 48307. If someone other than the you, the artist, is dropping off your artwork please contact PCCA in advance.
November 15, 2019: Opening reception and silent auction for the 2019 Holiday Art Market, 5-8:30PM.
November 15 – December 20, 2019: The Holiday Art Market is open!
Friday, January 3, 2020 – Saturday, January 18, 2020: ART PICK UP. If you are not able to retrieve your unsold work during this time, a representative may be allowed to pick up your work- please contact PCCA in advance. Unfortunately, due to limited storage space in the PCCA building, any work that is not picked up by the Saturday, January 18, 2020 may be considered “abandoned” or a donation to PCCA unless alternative pick up date/time is scheduled with PCCA prior to the deadline.
HOW TO SUBMIT WORK:
Interested artists should email [email protected] with the following submission information. Please title your subject line “Holiday Art Market” to avoid getting marked as spam!
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:
- Up to 5 JPEG images of work — each file must be labeled with the title of the work. The following file types are accepted: .JPG/.JPEG, .PDF, .PSD, .PNG.
- An image list – to include a thumbnail of each submitted piece of artwork, title of work, dimensions, medium, and retail value (.pdf preferred).
If submitting bulk inventory, such as soaps, candles, or ornaments, please submit one photo for that product type (example: you sell soaps and candles, send one photo of soaps and one photo of candles. Multiple items can be in the same photo.) List the differences (such as fragrances)with quantities and price points (if not all the same) you would like to include in the Holiday Art Market. Please do not send an individual photo of each bulk item you would like to submit.