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Prospectus:  OFF THE WALL Holiday Market

We are bouncing OFF THE WALL with excitement over our new and innovative ways we will be bringing our Off the Wall Holiday Market to the public. 

This year will be bigger and better than ever!  This year marks the 10th anniversary of our Off the Wall Holiday Market.  We are looking for artwork, sculpture, and handcrafted items.  Artwork and sculpture but it must be priced to sell, between $50 and $400.   Artisan handcrafted items are open to all mediums including  apothecary, basketry, ceramics/pottery, fiber/textile, glass items, jewelry, leather goods, metal arts, non-perishable food products, paper crafts and journals, woodworking, and more.  Artisan handcrafted items must be priced below $200.

How will this year be different:

All artwork, sculpture and artisan handcrafted items will be available to purchase 24/7 on our website.  If conditions allow, selected items will be displayed in our gallery and open to the public on 3 Saturdays in November (November 7, 14, 21, 2020), and by appointment during the week.  

This year, OFF THE WALL is to be an event driven by virtual offerings.  The physical items will be made available upon the request of the customer, by appointment or on the 3 Saturdays listed above.   OFF THE WALL will be run by WWAC staff and volunteers.  Artisan Vendors will not have individual tables.  WWAC will display items on tables, running the event more like a store.  

GUIDELINES: Participating Artists, Sculptors and Artisans Vendors 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, Sculptors and Artisans Vendors. Work must be original and handcrafted by the artist.  Artwork that hangs on the wall must be submitted under the Artist category.  Free standing sculpture must be submitted under the Sculpture category.  Handcrafted items that would normally be displayed on a table-top must be submitted under the Artisan Vendor category.  Individuals can submit work to more than one category.

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.  

-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, including the frame if applicable.  Image must be in focus and square to frame.  Image must be labeled as follows: name of business_first name_last name_title.

-Selected artwork will be displayed in the Gallery if conditions allow.  WWAC will contact artist as to which of their accepted pieces are to be delivered to the Arts Center.  Artwork that is not properly wired or ready for hanging, even if it was juried into the art show, will not be accepted.  Each work must have a label attached: name of business, first name, last name, title, medium, size, price. 

Sculpture: 

-All sculpture 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.

-Each item must be priced between $50 and $400.  

-Sculpture must be ready for display, including a pedestal base if needed. 

-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.

-WWAC will request specific accepted pieces to be delivered to the Arts Center.  Sculpture that does not match the submission, even if it was juried into the art show, will not be accepted. Each work must have a label attached: name of business, first name, last name, title, medium, size, price. 

-Sculptures not displayed at the Arts Center will be offered in the online store. 

Artisan Vendors making Handcrafted Items: 

-All handcrafted items will be juried through our online submission process.  Items and the mediums that can be submitted include: apothecary, basketry, ceramics/pottery, fiber/textile, glass items, jewelry, leather goods, metal arts, non-perishable food products, paper crafts and journals, woodworking, and more.  

-Items must be handcrafted by the artisan.  Artisans Vendor must inform WWAC if their items are sourced out to a third party, or if Artisan Vendor is selling items made by another person. 

-To submit, please fill out our form and upload images of work.  Artisans can submit up to 5 images for consideration. 2 of the images can include several pieces. 3 of the images must be of just 1 item each.  

-Each item must be priced below $200.  

-Accepted artisans can then submit 10 items for the show.  Jewelers can submit 20 items.  Each item must be individually photographed.  This is the image that will be used in our online store.  Image must show the entire item, against a plain background if possible.  Image must be in focus.  Image must be labeled as follows: name of business_first name_last name_title of item_item number. 

-Accepted pieces are to be delivered to the Arts Center.  Each item must be bagged individually, with a label attached: name of business, first and last name of artist, description, price, item number. 

-If all items are sold, WWAC may request additional items.

JURORS: WWAC Exhibition Committee

Submission Fee: 

Wall Hanging Artist and Sculptors:

$25 for 3 works for non-members

$20 for 3 works with any level membership

$10 for 1 artwork

Artisans Vendors making Handcrafted Items:

Submission fee: $25 for non-members and $20 for members 

SALE OF MERCHANDISE: 

-WWAC will be responsible for collecting payment on all items.  

-Artists, Sculptors and Artisans will receive a 30/70% split on the sale price, with 70%  going to the artist, sculptor or artisan. 

-It is the Artisan Vendor’s responsibility to obtain any licenses or permits necessary by state and local laws for the sale of handmade items and food to the public.

Calendar for Artists and Sculptors:

Submission deadline for Wall Hanging Art and Sculpture: October 18, 2020

Drop off of accepted artwork requested to be in the Gallery: October 22, 23 and 25, 2020

Online Store opens: November 6, 2020

In-person store: November 7, 14, 21, 2020

In-person appointments begin November 9, 2020

Calendar for Artisans Vendors with Handmade Items

Submission deadline for Artisan Handcrafted Items: Sept 7, 2020

Upload of image of Artisan Handcrafted items: September 14, 2020

Drop off of accepted items: September 14 – 16, 2020

In-person store: November 7, 14, 21, 2020

In-person appointments begin November 9, 2020

Note: The West Windsor Arts Council retains the right to use artist’s name, business name and digital images of accepted artwork.

 

There are separate submission forms for Artists, Sculptors

and Artisan Vendors. Click the button below and choose the correct form.