Having done this so many years, and having to write so many “sorry your work didn’t make it in this year” I’ve come up with a way that everyone who wants to be involved with the art show, can be involved with the art show.
I’m going to have two channels of work display. One channel will be entirely internet based. No work needs to be shipped, no framing needs to be done, no size restrictions will be in place. Work can still be purchased, the artist will still be paid. The other channel will be the work in the physical space. This is the work that will be shown at Sparkling Hill.
The first channel will be $10 a piece application fee. There is no jurying. You send the information, the fee, and you are in – your work will be shown in the online gallery. The images that you send me, I will make sure that they are internet and artist friendly ie unprintable, and copyrighted with a watermark. You will get links from the web page. Basically what you are paying for is my time to advertise your work. Sales will be subject to 30% commission. If any work sells through me, I get the commission. I process the sale. You send the work. You send me the tracking information. I get notified that the work is delivered. I send you your funds immediately. It’s all very clean.
The second channel will be $35 flat fee for three pieces, and will be presented to the jurors (still to be announced).
For the physical channel, all works you submit will be automatically entered for the internet portion. There are requirements for the physical work, ie size. There is a 40% commission, 30% payable to Sparkling Hill Resort, 10% payable to me (this percentage still to be confirmed). You are paid by cheque for sales from the Resort. In the past they have been fast, and usually within the thirty days if not that week. You are responsible for shipment of work to and from the show unless you are outside Canada.
Outside of Canada
If you are out of Canada, I have set up myself as an importer/exporter. I have the documents you will need to fill out. I will take your work across the border (to and from the show) myself. There may be fees, which you will need to cover (I hope not), but when I have more info on that, i will post here. Last year a shipper screwed up on an artist from the States, and ended up charging her a nightmare in fees. It was ridiculous, so I have put things in place so that should never happen again. If you need a reference for how all that went down, contact me and I will put you in touch with her, I am sure she will be happy to tell you how it all went, and what to be careful of.
As more information becomes available, I will post it up. This is a very high profile show, and I expect art and artists to have the same high standards. I don’t want anyone asking “what’s the big deal about ….”. Be proud of your work, and be proud to show it to its best advantage.