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Call for Artists: Winter Art Market 2023

May 1, 2023 - September 1, 2023

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. The deadline to submit is September 1.

Overview

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.

 

Important Dates

September 1:  Winter Art Market application deadline

September 23:  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

 

Photos from past Winter Art Markets

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

Details

Start:
May 1, 2023
End:
September 1, 2023
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Venue

Tenneessee Valley Museum of Art
511 W. Water St.
Tuscumbia, AL 35674 United States
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Phone
256.383.0533
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