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2022 Prospectus 

Off the Wall Holiday Market

 for Artists and Sculptors

West Windsor Arts Council is seeking original artwork and sculpture for this year’s Off the Wall Holiday Market.

The Holiday Market will take place in our gallery with holiday booths and lots of cheer to welcome customers.  This year the focus will be on you, the Artist: your story, what makes your process or style unique, your sustainable practices, and any other aspect of your business that helps customers understand who you are. Promotion of the event will include emails to our list of over 5000 subscribers and local residents who support the arts, social media posts, and a printed mailer.

Artists and Sculptors, please use the form (button below) to enter your artwork for Off the Wall Art Sale.  Deadline to enter is September 25, 2022.
This entry form is for artists to enter wall hanging art and sculpture. This is a juried entry and work must be original and created by the artist. All items selected will be available for purchase at West Windsor Arts, as well as in our online store.

There is a lot of information listed below.
Please make sure to read through each section. 

  • Dates for Off the Wall Holiday Market
  • Guidelines, Eligibility and Pricing Your Art
  • Ukraine Crisis Fundraiser
  • Specifics about entering your art
  • Entry Fee and Sale of Art

 

DATES FOR OFF THE WALL HOLIDAY MARKET: There will be 5 weeks of shopping in our gallery and plus everything will be available 24/7 in our online store. The schedule is: 

  • In-person weekends: Nov 19 & 20, Dec 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18. (We will also consider adding January dates). Time TBA
  • 24/7 in our online store: WWA online store
  • WWA Private Members Only Shopping Spree: TBA
  • Private appointments upon request

 

GUIDELINES: Participating Artists and Sculptors are expected to read all the information in the prospectus carefully as MANY items have changed from previous years. Submission of an application serves as acceptance to the rules and policies of WWAC, and those specifically outlined here in the prospectus.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all Artists and Sculptors age 16 and older. Work must be original and created by the artist.   

PRICING YOUR ART:  This show is all about original, quality work at affordable prices. To meet this goal, we are establishing target acceptance numbers based on price points.  All of us at WWA know the value of art, the value of the artist’s time and skill, and that artists are often undervalued.  We also know what our numbers tell us from doing Off the Wall for over 10 years and how exciting it is to sell your art.  With all of these things in mind we are hoping that you, the artist, will understand and work with us when pricing your work.

In an effort to be able to offer a wide range of prices to our customers we will be using this price point scale when accepting art.
Price range $50 to $99, at most 25 works will be accepted (20% of accepted work)
Price range $100 to $199, at most 45 works will be accepted (36% of accepted work)
Price range $200 to $299, at most 40 works will be accepted (32% of accepted work)
Price range $300 to $400, at most 15 works will be accepted (12% of accepted work)

To you as the artist, this means we are asking you to please consider the price of the art you are submitting to us.  There is LESS of a chance that your work will be accepted if it is priced at $300 or more.  There is MORE of a chance that your work will be accepted if it is priced between $100 and $299.

UKRAINE CRISIS FUNDRAISER:  The WWA Exhibition Committee is spearheading an initiative giving artists the option to donate a portion of their percentage of sold art to Direct Relief International, a non-profit organization that provides medical and humanitarian relief to all people, regardless of political beliefs, and specifically to the people (women, children and refugees) of Ukraine. More information can be found: Direct Relief International

 

THE SPECIFICS TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:

Wall Hanging Artwork:
-All artwork will be juried online through our submission process.
-Artists can submit up to 3 works for consideration.
-There is no size limit, however size will be taken into consideration for display of the work.
-Each item must be priced between $50 and $400.
-Wall hanging artwork must be ready to hang on the wall.  If the item is framed, it must be wired across the back, neat and clean. We advise the use of wood frames with mounts attached with screws.  Archival material is best.
-To submit artwork, please fill out our form and upload an image of each of your works.
-The image submitted for jury review will also be used in our online store.  Image must show the entire artwork.  Image must be in focus and square to frame.  The image file you upload must be labeled as follows: name of business_first name_last name_title.   This is a really important step which helps us keep the art and artist information together.  If you are unsure as to how to rename an image file, please reach out to Kimberly@westwindsorarts.org.
-Selected artwork will be displayed in the gallery and lobby.  Artwork that is not properly wired or ready for hanging, even if it was juried into the art show, will not be accepted.  For drop off, each work must have a label attached: name of business, first name, last name, title, medium, and size. 

Sculpture:
-All sculptures will be juried online through our submission process.
-Sculptors can submit up to 3 works for consideration.
-Sculpture must be no larger than 24 inches in any direction. Size will be taken into consideration as our display ability is limited.
-Sculpture must be ready for display, including a wall mounted shelf and base (if needed). WWA will reach out to accepted artists to confirm how the work will be displayed.
-Each item must be priced between $50 and $400.
-To submit artwork, please fill out our form and upload an image of each of your works.
-The image submitted for jury review will also be used in our online store.  Image must show the entire artwork, against a plain background if possible.  Image must be in focus and square to frame. Image must be labeled as follows: first name_last name_title.  This is a really important step which helps us keep the art and artist information together.  If you are unsure as to how to rename an image file, please reach out to Kimberly@westwindsorarts.org.
-Selected artwork will be displayed in the gallery and lobby.  Sculptures that do not match the submission, even if it was juried into the art show, will not be accepted. For drop off, each work must have a label attached: name of business, first name, last name, title, medium, and size. 

JURORS: WWAC Exhibition Committee

ENTRY FEE: 
$25 for 3 works for non-members
$20 for 3 works with any level membership (membership  will be check before the entry is sent to the jurors).
$10 for 1 artwork

SALE OF ART:
-WWAC will be responsible for collecting payment on all items.
-WWA Artists Members will be offered a 75/25% split on the sale price (75% to artist and 25% to WWA).  For all others, we are offering a 70/30 split on the sale price (70% to artist, 30% to WWA).  

CALENDAR FOR ARTISTS AND SCULPTORS:
-Submission deadline for Wall Hanging Art and Sculpture: September 25, 2022
-Drop off of accepted artwork: October 24 to 28, 2021

USE OF ARTIST’S NAME AND ARTWORK: The West Windsor Arts Council retains the right to use artist’s name, business name and digital images of accepted artwork.

To submit your application, click HERE.

Pay your entry fee:  Entry Fee for Off the Wall Art Show.