HOLIDAY ARTS SALE FAQ:
Q: When is the Holiday Sale?
A: The Holiday Sale is scheduled for December 14 – 22nd at Pro Arts Gallery. Artist/VIP Preview party on Thursday, Dec. 14th, 6-8pm. and the General Kickoff Event is on Friday, Dec. 15th, 2017, 6-9pm.
Q: Can I put whatever I want in the sale?
A: Because space is limited, and we want to accommodate a lot of artists, we reserve the right to say yes or no to specific work(s). All works should be priced at $200 or less, and should be fairly small. To save us and yourself time, it would be helpful if you could email photos of the work you want to sell to email@example.com NO LATER THAN Wednesday, November 15. We will let you know by November 22nd what piece(s) would work for us.
Q: When does my work have to be at Pro Arts?
A: We will need to receive your work (either in person or by mail) by Monday, December 11th at 5pm. We will send out an email the week of November 22nd about specific drop off days and times.
Q: Do I have to install my own work?
A: No, we will take care of that. However, we would prefer that wall-based works are ready (and simple) to hang. If you have non-wall based works or multiples (small prints, zines, books, apparel, tapes, jewelry, etc.), please provide an adequate display case/box/stand etc.
Q: Is there a cost to participate? Do I have to be a Pro Arts member?
A: No, there is no fee to participate. In addition, you do not have to be a Pro Arts member to participate. Space will be limited, so we respectfully ask for only one art piece.
Q: Do I get paid if my work sells? How much?
A: The financial arrangement is the same as our gallery sales structure: a 40/60 split — 60% of the sales price goes to the artist, 40% to Pro Arts. You also can choose to donate some or all of your share to Pro Arts. However, the primary purpose of this event is to showcase local artists and give you a venue to sell your work and make money as an artist.
Q: When do I get paid?
A: By December 31st, we will send checks to artists whose work has sold.
Q: Are there any restrictions (size, quantity, price, etc.) in what I can contribute?
A: One of our goals is to accommodate as many artists as will fit in our gallery, thus we strongly suggest the following:
- For unique wall-based works (e.g. paintings/drawings), we are asking for your work to take up 2’ x 3’ (or 3’ x 2’) maximum.
- If you have multiples (e.g. prints, posters, ceramics), we will probably only install one, but can restock/re-install when the one on display sells.
- For sculpture, works should be able to fit on a 2’ x 3’ pedestal or a shelf of comparable size.
- For smaller items such as books, CD’s/DVD’s, jewelry, apparel, postcards, crafts, etc. we are asking no more than three small scale works (OR) as many as can fit into a 10’’ x 10’’ x 10’’ display case or stand (to be provided by the artist.) All artworks must be priced at $200 or lower.
Q: Who sets the price on my work?
A: You can specify prices, or you can let us decide. When you drop off your work, we will have you fill out an intake form with price information (as well as title, medium, etc). If you are mailing your work to us, please email or include a note with price information. All works must be priced in the range between $1 – $200. You do not need to create your own price/title labels.
Q: Do I have to be there to sell my work?
A: No, though you are invited to the Artist/VIP Preview party on Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017 and the General Kickoff Event on Friday, Dec. 15th, 2017 as well as to the closing party on Dec 21st, 2017.
Q: When are the dates to pick up any unsold artwork?
A: We have assigned two pick up dates for unsold work. They are Friday, December 22, 2017 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 6, 2018, between 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. If you have a scheduling problem that prevents you from picking up your work on these two dates, please let us know in advance so we can accommodate an alternative date and time for your pickup. We have limited storage so we ask you to please communicate with us well in advance your ability to pick up unsold work on the two dates given by us.
Q: Will my artwork automatically be included in the exhibition?
A: We reserve the right to reject artworks that we don’t think would be a good fit.
Q: How can I sell or display CD’s, DVD’s, and other new media works?
A: We will have a dedicated laptop setup as a listening / viewing station with a YouTube playlist of all the new media works that are available for sale. When you drop off the work please include YouTube links to be added to our playlist.
Q: Can I bring a table for my work? Will you provide a table for my work?
A: We will have tables for smaller items, but space will be limited. If you have a specialized display (for smaller items) and would like to use this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with specifics.
Q: Will you frame my work for me? Can I contribute unframed work?
A: We will be showing/selling work as is. It is our experience that for works on paper (drawings, photographs, paintings), if it is already framed, it will more likely sell, all else being equal. Please include any specialized installation hardware.
Q: How will my work be displayed?
A: Your work will be displayed in a manner consistent with gallery and/or retail practices (depending on the nature of your work), and at the discretion of our installation team. If specialized display/installation is necessary, please provide written instructions as how to do so.
Q: Will works be available to buy online?
A: Why yes! We have recently created an online store HERE for merchandise, catalogs, artwork and more. You will have the option of having your work featured in our online store during the sale.
Q: Can I sell other work of mine in your online store?
A: We are only featuring work in the online store that is part of the sale at Pro Arts. However, for online sales after the conclusion of the show, we are open to discuss further retail options and opportunities.