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Gift Shop Art Submissions

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Our goal is to provide a venue for the exhibit and sale of artistic and functional handmade works of art. We are looking for gift items such as jewelry, handwoven or hand-dyed fiber items, ceramics, distinctive stationery, hand-illustrated books, sculptures, hand-painted decorative or functional pieces, glass art objects, oils, watercolors, lithographs, photographs, and more. Our gift shop is open during gallery hours. Additional artists and artworks will be enlisted for our Annual Holiday Show and Sale which opens mid-November.

Artists interested in selling their work in Arts Visalia’s fine arts gallery gift shop should email images representative of their current body of work, bio/artist statement (optional), and pricing to ArtsVisalia@sbcglobal.net (preferred), or drop off at the gallery the same information with images on a thumb drive (will not be returned), for consideration by the Gift Shop Committee.

When reviewing work, the Committee jurors will be using the following criteria:

  • Technical Skill: craftsmanship, mastery of medium, attention to detail, and finish
  • Originality/Creativity: distinctive style and/or creative process, uniqueness, and aesthetics
  • Other Considerations: work that is new to Arts Visalia; connection to the local area; creating a wide array of gift items within our gallery shop.

Artists will be contacted if work has been accepted. Arts Visalia retains the final decision regarding acceptance of artwork. The Gallery Curator will determine the display of the artwork. Arts Visalia strives to balance quality, artistry, uniqueness, and price in our selection of handmade works of art by primarily local and regional artists.

SALES POLICY:

Consignment Sales-Arts Visalia will receive payment for sales, including State of California sales tax, and retain 25% of sales price as a sales commission. Artists will be compensated 75% of the sales price.
Payment-Payments to artists are made quarterly: January, April, July, and October. A list of items sold will be attached to the paycheck so that artists can easily update their inventory.
Theft or Breakage-Arts Visalia will make every effort to keep artwork safe while in our care. Arts Visalia does not insure consigned gallery items and is not liable for loss or damage due to any cause. If artwork needs insurance, the artist must have a rider attached to their own policy to include Arts Visalia for the period of time the work is displayed at the gallery.

INVENTORY GUIDELINES:

Artist’s Inventory-Artists must complete the gallery inventory sheet listing each item accepted by Gallery Staff.
Item Labels-Each item must be labeled to coincide with the inventory sheet, including name, item number, and price. Items will not be accepted without complete labels.
Condition of Artwork-All artwork must be in new, clean, dust-free condition with secure hanging wires, bases, or fittings.
Storage-To ensure the gift shop is regularly refreshed, Artists may be asked to pick up artwork after a period of time. Once contacted by Arts Visalia, the Artist will have 15 days to pick up the artwork or make other arrangements. Any work not picked up will be included in Arts Visalia’s next raffle.

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