Competitions & Contests

2022 Holiday Artist Market at the Dennos Museum Center

Entry Dates 2022-07-25T11:59:00 - 2022-06-15T10:00:00 19 Days Left

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2022 Holiday Artist Market at the Dennos Museum Center

The DMC in Traverse City invites you to apply to its 23rd annual Holiday Artist Market held indoors in our Sculpture Court. This well-attended juried event is marketed as a holiday gift shopping market and artists should consider this when applying. The market has been reformatted this year so please read the prospectus carefully if you are a returning artist. While in the past the market has been commission based with sales handled by the museum, the market will now collect a table fee with artists handling their own sales and packaging. Special museum offerings will be planned making this a fun event for all ages. Admission is free to all during the event.
Our artist market seeks to maintain the highest standards for both the artists and for our visitors.  We have a limited amount of indoor space to accommodate booths and a mix of media.   Juried artists will be selected blind by the Holiday Artist Market committee based on quality, originality and variety.  Committee members may change from year to year. 
Please read thoroughly prior to applying:

SUMISSION GUIDELINES:
This market is open to all artists 18 or older. Work is juried to ensure quality, variety and originality. All work must be original in concept, design, execution, and of the artists’ own creation.
Images: Five digital images including four of CURRENT work and one of a stocked booth or table display REQUIRED. Artists working in more than one medium must have all media represented in their image set. Artists working in multiple media should list all media in the Description field of application.
Fee: (Application Fee): $10.00 non-refundable.
Booth Fee: $125-$225 depending on size
Artists/vendors must exhibit work similar to what was represented in application materials. DMC reserves the right to refuse exhibition, sale of work, or booth space if an artist's/vendor's work is not consistent with submitted images.  DMC is not liable for artwork/items stolen or damaged during the artist market. Vendors and/or representative of vendor must be present with his/her work for the duration of the market.

EVENT INFORMATION:
Dennos Museum Center welcomes twenty five selected artists to gather and sell their work to kick off the holiday gift shopping season. The Holiday Artist Market will be held in the Sculpture Court of the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan, Friday November 4th
and Saturday November 5th.  Visitors will encounter a unique variety of artful gifts to shop from in a lively and festive marketplace. Admission is free.  

25 spaces are reserved in our Sculpture Court. We like to keep an open feel to the market with the focus on a smaller number of artists that fit the unique space we offer.  A handful of additional spaces may become available depending on layout and mapping. 
Dates: Friday November 4th and Saturday November 5th from 10AM – 4PM
Set-Up: Thursday November 3rd 2PM – 7 PM. (Special arrangements may be possible for traveling artists to set up on the morning of the show at event manager’s discretion)
Breakdown: Saturday November 5th
at closing – 6PM

Application/Acceptance Deadline:

July 25th: Deadline to apply.
August 5th: Artists notified of acceptance.
September 5th: Deadline for invited artists to accept via Art Call and pay booth fee in full.

Participation is open to all artists who exhibit work of original concept, design, and execution. Our market seeks to maintain the highest standards for both the artists and for our visitors.  We have a limited amount of indoor space to accommodate booths and a mix of media.   Juried artists will be selected blind by the Holiday Artist Market committee based on quality, originality and variety.  Committee members may change from year to year and do not include museum store staff members. 

Media: Painting, Drawing, Collage, Graphics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber, Wood, Metal, Glass, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Leather and Mixed Media will be considered. Clothing, jewelry, and fine craft work must be handmade or substantially altered by artistic effort.
Sales Tax: Each applicant is responsible for their own Michigan Sales Tax License as required and can find information by visiting the Department of Treasury at www.michigan.gov.
Accepted artists will pay a flat booth fee which goes toward market production costs including staff, marketing and advertising. DMC will not collect any commission on any proceeds made by artists and artists will process all of their own sales/transactions at the event.
Market Stats:  Attendance in past years averages around 800 visitors each day.  Average artist sales in all media in 2021 was $2124.  Average price of items sold was $32 with prices ranging from $6 - $285.  

Promotion/ Benefits to the Artists:

Promotion will begin when you are juried into and accept your invitation to the market.

Artists will be featured/tagged on our website, Facebook page and Instagram, and in email marketing to our museum members, our e-news subscribers and the Northwestern Michigan College community.
The market will be promoted in the Record Eagle, Ticker and Facebook ads, community calendars, a postcard mailing to our 1000 plus DMC members and to our Holiday Artist Market mailing list captured at previous markets, and on yard signs in Traverse City.
Select artists may be featured in other social media postings.

DMC will provide morning treats and beverages for artists and a conference room throughout the day to eat and relax in. Volunteers will be on hand to sit with your booth during breaks.
Free parking on premises.
A special hotel rate may be offered for out of town travelers at a neighboring hotel subject to availability.

BOOTH INFORMATION:

Booths will be located throughout the Sculpture Court and will be assigned by DMC staff based on market flow, accessibility, and variety and size of media. Special requests can be submitted but may not be accommodated.
At your request, DMC will provide one 2.5' x 6' table, one – two chairs and white table linens. 5 foot tables are also available by request. A second table for extended booths may be available by request.
Additional display pieces and embellishments are allowed for display purposes, but are the responsibility of the artists and must conform to the allotted 8' x 6' space. Displays may have a maximum height of 6'.
Tents and canopies are prohibited.
Electrical outlets are upon request. Artists must supply their own power strip and extension cord.
Read prior to applying: Due to the indoor location of the event, booth sizes may not meet the exact 8 x 6 measurement in some cases. In some areas depth may be greater.  Flexibility is appreciated. If accepted, please communicate your specific needs to the museum store manager for consideration. The Sculpture Court has an upper and a sunken middle area with stairs or ramp for access. Artist booths are located throughout. Two artists may share a booth space but each artist must apply individually.

Standard Booth: approx. 8’w x 6.5’d - $125
Extended Booth: approx. 10'w x 6.5’d - $175, 12'w x 6.5'd  $225 (There are a limited amount of extended booth spaces and availability will be determined by jury rating and size of media.)
Booth space does not include additional space between artists. Please plan accordingly.
RULES/REGULATIONS:
Acceptance Criteria:

Artists are responsible for their own cash drawer, credit card processing, and sales tax. The DMC and its staff will not process payment for vendors nor will it supply packaging or bags for sales. Please be prepared to handle your own sales with cash, square reader, etc. WIFI is provided by NMC. Please be familiar with troubleshooting your device as tech support will not be provided.
Work will be juried to ensure quality, variety and originality.
All artwork must be original in concept, design, execution, and of the artist’s own creation. No work that has been made with commercial kits allowed.
Work is artfully and professionally represented in your application photos. DMC reserves the right to refuse exhibition, sale of work, or booth space if an artist’s work is not consistent with submitted images.
Jewelry made of manufactured components and cut coins is not permitted.
Commercial photographs, giclees and prints are permitted, but must be signed and numbered. Offset reproductions of original art may be sold, but must not comprise more than 25% of exhibited work.
Artists must be present with their work for the duration of the market.
DMC is not liable for artwork/items stolen or damaged during the artist market.
All applications must be submitted online through Art Call @ https://2022holidaymarketdmc.a...To be considered, you will be asked to:

Create an online artist’s profile or login to your account if you've applied in the past
Prepare and upload five digital images of your work including one image of a booth presentation (images must be a minimum of 1920 pixels on the longest side, in .JPG format).  Photos featuring the artist will not be included for jurying. 

Submit a $10 non-refundable application fee.
Complete the online application and submit it by midnight on July 25th, 2022.
A wait-list will be maintained. Cancellations are filled based on media and jury score. If you receive an invitation to participate, you will have two days to ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ your invitation and pay booth fees.
Artists will be asked to submit a short bio and photo for marketing purposes.
Exhibitor participation is at their own risk. Applying to the market means you release the Dennos Museum Center, their employees, volunteers, and representatives free from any and all liability, as well as giving the Dennos the right to use your name, images, and/or media for promotions.
Exhibitors agree to act in a professional and respectful manner with fellow exhibitors, staff, volunteers and patrons. Failure to abide by any of the Holiday Artist Market rules or regulations, whether in the application or created thereafter by the committee, or to act in a professional manner may result in expulsion from the market without the right to rebate any fees paid.
Alcohol and smoking are not allowed on the NMC campus
Cancelling/Withdraw from event policy as follows: By October 1st refund less $50 processing fee. After October 1st non-refundable.
NMC’s current COVID protocols must be followed. Currently, masks are recommended but not required in NMC buildings.

Questions can be directed to Nicole at nzeiler@nmc.edu or by phone during the week 231-995-1587

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