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ART’Clectic Call to Artists for May Garden Party Artisans Market

ART’Clectic Call to Artists

ART’Clectic Artisans Market
Pop-Up Event for Garden Party, May  5-28, 2017

Venue: at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St,  Jacksonville, OR
Event Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during May 2017.
Advertised Hours:  Open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Additional open hours: Thursday before Mother’s Day, May 11 (unadvertised)
Featuring: furniture, jewelry, fused glass, woodworking, photography, 3-D art, hand-woven items, ornaments, pottery, baskets, textiles, gift-type items and fine art–displayed in a boutique setting.
ART’Clectic call to artists and artisans from Southern Oregon. All pieces must be your own creation.  Our goal is to represent 20 artists/artisans.  You do not have to set up or man a booth, but gallery sitting is involved.  We ask each artist to sit for two 3-hour shifts per event or present a demo from noon to three. shifts are 11:00-2:00 and 2:00-5:00.
There is plenty of wall space for framed art as well as easels, table easels, and free-standing panels.  Lighted glass display cases, pedestals, and floor space is available for small items and 3-D art.  We have card racks, a hanging garment display rack, and table space.  Please note that most items will be displayed in the open and in display cases.  If you have a special display, please bring it.  If you have unframed art or prints to sell, please bring your own sling or table stand.

Fees are $80.00 per artist/artisan for all four weekends. We charge an additional $20.00 each for groups of two or more artists.  No extra fees except a small bank charge when customers use credit cards to purchase your pieces.  No limit on items presented.  We may have to hold some pieces in reserve for each artist if display space is unavailable, and will display then as space becomes available.  It is a pay-and-carry market and artisans may replenish pieces as they sell.  Cash and credit cards only, all sales final, no shipping, no checks.

Artists new to ART’clectic will be juried.  Submit 3 photos representative of your work and a short description by email to Char Wirfs, [email protected]

If accepted, and for all returning artists, please mail payment (make payable to ART’clectic Inc.) of $80.00 to
Vivian McAleavey
648 Hueners Lane, Unit C
Jacksonville, OR 97530
You will also be asked to give us a short bio of yourself for display during the event.

Important dates:
**ASAP give us a verbal commitment as we limit exhibitors to 20 artists.
**April 28, 2017: Mail registration fee of $80.00 by this date.  Pay with a check.  Call Vivian if you wish to use a credit card.  Ph 541-450-5153.
**May 1, 2017:  Bring your pieces to Art Presence Art Center between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm (206 Fifth ST, next door to the Jacksonville Courthouse).  Please contact us if you need a different delivery time.  All pieces should be tagged with your initials, an inventory #, and the price to nearest dollar amount.  Please bring a copy of your inventory sheet.  We will enter your items for sale into our Square before the event begins.  Inventory sheets are important as we track sales with them.  You may use business cards for your tags or leave cards for distribution.

We will have a raffle basket to give to a lucky winner on May 28.  We give a chance to win in exchange for an email address.  Please plan on donating one of your pieces or some other small item that is related to Southern Oregon or the theme of gardening.

We are adding artist’s profiles, photos of work (not necessarily on display at the event), and websites for our customers to view.  This will be in addition to the short bio that is posted on the wall or in a stand during the event.

**Friday, May 5, 2017: Show opens at 11:00  am.  Two people will work two shifts a day and you will be asked to work two shifts while the show runs.  Shifts are from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  If you are unable to work, please make other arrangements.

**Saturday, May 6, 2017: Artisans’ Reception from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  We ask that you bring finger food.  We will have ice water and wine.  Please come as people want to meet you.

**Sunday, May 28:  Pick up all your pieces between 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm or make other arrangements by calling Char or Vivian.  All pieces must be out of the building by noon May 29, 2017.

**June 10, 2017:  Final payment will be mailed to artisans. We will send out daily sales reports so you know what you sold that day.

Inventory sheets and corresponding tags are important for sales.  If possible, we would like your inventory sheet in advance, by April 28, 2017 so we may enter them in our sales tracking system.  We use the Square with an iPad to track inventory and sales.  You may make changes to your inventory sheet at any time after submitting them or during the event by crossing off things that you decide not to bring and adding new items to the BOTTOM of your sheet.  We stress the bottom rather than crossing off items and using that number again.  For every new item you bring in during the event, please assign a new number to it.

We hope you decide to join us in our May 2017 Garden Party Pop-Up Event. For more information and questions about the ART’Clectic Call to Artists for our May 2017 Garden Party Artisans Market, please contact:
Char Wirfs
ART’clectic, Inc.
[email protected]
Vivian McAleavey
648 Hueners Lane, Unit C
Jacksonville, OR 97530
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 541450-5153

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