Thursday, January 14, 2010

Call for Artists-Consignment Opportunity

"ArteFino Art Gallery & Cafe in the Historic Tower Press Building is looking for new artists to display their works at ArteFino.
ArteFino is looking for jewelry artists, painters, photography, potters, handmade glass works, etc.! Plus handmade cards!!
ArteFino works on a commission split of 60.40 (60 for artists) and pays out commissions monthly. We have a nice QuickBooks inventory system that manages our consignment work!
For more information, email Karen Perkowski at k p e r k o w s k i {!at!} a m e r i t e c h .net or via phone at 216.440.0759.

ArteFino Art Gallery Cafe
1900 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114"

Monday, January 11, 2010

St. Albert the Great Fisherman's Wharf Call for Artists 2010

Cleveland Handmade members, contact Diane, whose e-mail is listed below if you are interested in doing one of these shows. There are multiple dates available. Dear Artist/ Entrepreneur,

Thank you for your interest in the First St. Albert the Great Fisherman’s Wharf being held each Friday during our Lenten Fish Frys. We are trying something new this year during our Friday evening Fish Frys and turning the small church hall into a mini market of approximately 25 tables to provide an opportunity to sell your goods during the Fish Frys.

Please review this informational letter before you return your application for our shows. The St. Albert the Great Wharf is a juried show where crafters display and sell unique and diverse hand made arts & crafts. In addition, we are offering a limited number of spaces for those of you that have home-based businesses to offer your goods for sale as well. You MUST bring items to sell during the show – no orders. Those businesses include, but are not limited to: Tupperware, Partylite, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Silpada Jewelry, commercial gift baskets, etc. No food items permitted to be sold due to allergies. It is important to enclose photos/catalog of your handcrafted/ home-based items as part of the juried selection process (your photos/ catalog will be returned to you with your acceptance or rejection letter). To have a show with a variety of beautiful craft items, we must limit the number of tables representing similar items. Please describe ALL your crafts on the application form. Failure to do this increases the chance that crafters with similar items will be close to each other.

Artists/ Entrepreneurs may purchase one or two spaces (8 ft. X 5-6 ft.) Tables are included upon request. Racks, shelves, and other displays must not be placed between tables or on the ends unless they fit within your allotted space(s). All spaces are pre-measured and our floor layouts approved by the North Royalton Fire Marshall prior to the show. All crafters must stay within their designated space(s). Information on set-up times and arrival procedures will be included with all acceptance letters. You will be required to provide your own table covering. You are not permitted to hang or affix anything on the walls.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Please submit your application by the January 15th deadline, the space fee is $25.00 per space/ per week. All applications postmarked by January 15th will receive their confirmation/rejection letter no later than January 25th. Any applications submitted after the January 15th deadline will be considered and placed on a waiting list if space is not available. All submissions should include the application, check, photos, and a business-size self-addressed, double-stamped return envelope.

Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations!

If you have any questions, please contact us via email Diane Vargo at eman711 (at) sprynet (dot) com (preferred) All spaces will be filled and letters sent by January 25, 2010.

Thank you!
Diane Vargo, Fish Fry Chair
St. Albert the Great Wharf
Bringing community, artists and entrepreneurs together

(If you would prefer to contact Diane by phone, contact valerietyler on Etsy for the phone #)