ART SALE FUNDRAISER: May 16-18, 2014
We are inviting all Art Docent members in good standing to showcase their fine art & artisan goods in a fundraising event. After the Art Docent’s deadline of April 7th, we may open this up to non-Art Docents depending on space and on committee approval.
OBJECTIVE, DATES, TIMES, & LOCATION
This is a fundraising event for the Art Docents of Los Gatos. We are hosting an Art Sale for fine artists & artisans who are Art Docents and non-art docents who have been committee approved. The event will be held at The Art Museum of Los Gatos (4 Tait Ave., Los Gatos) on Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18, 2014. The times will be Friday from 6 – 8 pm (for our public opening reception & sales), Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm.
ELIGIBLE ARTWORK AND SELECTION PROCESS
We will accept painting, photography, sculpture fine art and artisan goods that we can display in a professional manner. The artworks chosen will be based on the space available at the venue location. Artists and Artisans will be assigned a certain amount of space, based upon the venue. We will make an attempt to include every artist, but will give priority based on the date of the entry.
REGISTRATION FEE & DEADLINE
The deadline to register is April 7th. After the deadline, we may open this up to non-Art Docents depending on space and committee approval.
The registration fee of $25.00 per artist is non-refundable and covers the cost of advertising, town permits & other event expenses. If you do not have your own business license, the town requires a temporary permit. Permit must be purchased for $25 with your registration if you do not have a license. See section 8 below for more information.
If you do not have a business license, you must complete the Town ofLos Gatos Application. This form is due by April 7th. After completion, either email to Julie Ferrario or drop by the Art Docent office.
All artwork must be for sale and the artist agrees to donate 20% of the final sale price to the Art Docents. In addition, if any of the artwork displayed at the exhibit is sold within 30 days of the exhibits close, the artist also agrees to donate 20% of the final sale price to the Art Docents.
The artist may set their own price for artworks, but it is recommended to include some pieces that sell for less than $250.00 as those tend to sell well at this type of event.
All work should be reasonably sized so that one individual can place it in its display location. (They vary depending on room locations for Fine Art Gallery and Artisan Gallery.)
FRAMING AND DISPLAY
1. Painting, photography or other 2D artwork must be framed and ready to hang.
a. Frames should be plain metal or wood.
b. Glazing: plexiglass (acrylic plastic) is required for artwork on paper. No glass will be accepted.
c. Mats: Clean, well-cut mats required for artwork on paper. Color & value of the mat is at the discretion of the artist.
d. Floated art requires spacers to hold it away from the glazing.
e. Artwork on canvas does not require glazing but must be properly finished and ready to hang. This means either the canvas must be properly framed or the edges must be professionally wrapped and completely painted in a manner in keeping with the artwork. No visible staples.
f. Wire: ONLY conventional flat holders such as D-rings are accepted. No saw-tooths, clamps, or screw eyes since they damage surfaces. No framing with pressure-spring clips used for attaching the hanging wire.
g. Wire should be stretched taut, so that when hung it will not extend and be visible beyond the framed artwork. Ideally, stretched wire should reach about 2’’from the top edge. On larger pieces of work, the wire should be attached about 4’’ from the top edge to prevent angling away from the wall/panel.
h. Raw ends of wire must be taped. This is very important to prevent injury.
i. Labeling: Identify artwork on the back with title, artist name, phone number and/or email address.
2. Sculpture or other 3D artwork must be free from sharp edges or must be displayed in a case provided by the artist.
a. Weigh less than 25 lbs
b. Labeling: Identify artwork with title, artist name, phone number and/or email address
3. Artisan Goods will be limited to one table (30” x 72” or bridge table) per artisan. There will be some wall space available behind your table as well.
The Art Docents will not be responsible for any damage that may occur to the artwork(s). It is the responsibility of the artist to provide their own insurance.
4. You may enter your fine art depending on space restrictions, we may contact you regarding additional pieces.
a. Fine Art: You may enter your fine art depending on space restrictions, we may contact you regarding additional pieces. You will have approximately 5’ x 8’ of wall space to display. (They may not all be displayed in one locations depending on gallery setup.) There will be an area designated for table space, not necessarily near your art work. You can have a small area to display cards along with your Bio.
Each participating Fine Artist is invited to be represented in a video where you will be explaining your artwork. More info to come on the dates and times you need to be available for the filming. You have to meet the April 7th deadline to be included.
b. Artisans: You will be able to display your goods on a table (30” x 72” or bridge table). Please provide your own tables & table coverings.
8. Registration Form and Non-Refundable Fee ($25) must be received by April 7, 2014
a. Register online at https://secure.jotformpro.com/form/40826353728964
b. You will receive a receipt from Jotform as your proof of payment.
c. Contact Julie Ferrario at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.