Call for Artist Submissions: Winter Art Market 2022

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art - Winter Art Market - November 15 through December 23

The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art invites artists to apply for our 2022 Winter Art Market. Public dates for this year’s Market are November 15 through December 23. The deadline to submit is September 2.

Overview

About the Winter Art Market:
We started the Winter Art Market in 2020 to help artists who had lost income due to canceled festivals and exhibitions. Artists ship or drop off their artwork, and we collaborate with them to set up attractive beautiful booth spaces throughout our museum. Our staff handles publicity and sales, as people shop during musuem hours througout the holiday shopping season.

We grossed over $26,000 in sales the first year (during the height of the pandemic) and $40,000 our second year. This event is developing a stellar reputation regionally for its consistency of quality and the varied styles, media, and price points of the artwork. We would love to have you be part of our continued growth!

 

What are we looking for?

The Winter Art Market features unique, high quality, handmade items in a wide variety of media. We feel that maintaining a high level of craftsmanship and quality is key to the continued success of this market. Previously, we have represented artists producing works in painting, photography, ceramics, fibers, wood, glass, jewelry, printmaking, etc. We also have offered artisan handmade candles, soaps, and other artisan good in a separate ‘Mercantile’ area.

 

Fees: There are no fees to apply and no booth fees. Our commission is 25% of all sales. You simply price your artwork with this commission in mind.

 

Important Dates:

September 2: Winter Art Market application deadline
September 16: Notification of acceptance
November 1-10: Installation of the Winter Art Market
November 4: Deadline for works being dropped off for TVMA staff to install
November 12: Early Bird shopping for TVAA members
November 15: Public opening; 9:00am-5:00pm Tues. -Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon.
November 23-25: Closed for Thanksgiving
December 23: Final day of Art Market (Closes at 5:00pm)
Dec 24-Jan 2: TVMA closed for the holidays
January 3-6: Artists retrieve unsold works, pack up exhibit, and receive checks for sold items. Works originally shipped in will be shipped back out.

 

Address for artwork delivery/shipping:
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art
511 N. Water St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

 

Photos from the 2021 Winter Art Market

Scarves, pottery, metal sculptures, and quilted artwork on display at the Winter Art Market 2021
Jewelry and mixed-media folk art on display at the 2021 Winter Art Market
Handmade stuffed animal whales, baskets, and paintings on display at the 2021 Winter Art Market
Shoppers at the 2021 Winter Art Market
Ceramics, baskets, hand prints, and wooden folk art at the 2021 Winter Art Market