The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art invites artists to apply for our 2023 Winter Art Market. Public dates for this year’s Market are November 28 through December 23. Applications Still OPEN!
About the Winter Art Market:
The Winter Art Market is a month-long drop-off market. 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 started the Winter Art Market in 2020 to help artists who had lost income due to canceled festivals and exhibitions. We grossed over $26,000 in sales the first year (during the height of the pandemic). Since then the market has averaged gross sales of $40,000. We anticipate continued growth in sales as word of the variety and quality of the works offered continues to spread. 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.
Extended : Winter Art Market application deadline
by November 1: Notification of acceptance
November 13-21: Installation of the Winter Art Market
November 15: Deadline for works being dropped off for TVMA staff to install
November 22-24: Museum closed for Thanksgiving
November 25: Early Bird shopping for TVAA members
November 28: Public opening. Hours are 9:00am-5:00pm Tues. -Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon.
December 23: Final day of Art Market (Closes at 5:00pm)
Dec 24-Jan 1 TVMA closed for the holidays
January 2-6 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