Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Call for Artists: The Shop at Guilford Art Center

Deadline: (UNSPECIFIED) and (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Call for Artists: The Shop
Guilford Art Center

Guilford, CT

Guilford Art Center announces a call to artists to submit their work for consideration to the The Shop at Guilford Art Center, which features a lively selection of handmade fine craft and art by American artists. Submissions of work in all media are welcome.


Crafts made (by hand) by an individual and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices including the following media: baskets, clay, clothing, edibles, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper/book arts, polymer clay, quilts, toys, and wood. Prints, photography and paintings are also eligible. However, space is limited.

All work must be handmade in the USA or Canada, and be of high quality.

All submitted work must express the personal aesthetic of the maker, demonstrate technical skill (attention to detail, design, function and finish) and appear saleable with attention to pricing and product presentation. Structural integrity must match the intent of use.

If your work requires enhancements and/or purchased parts they must be of high quality and not dominate the work (i.e. lamp parts, bamboo handles, clockworks, beads, pouches, etc).

Merchandise must be available upon request and assured it is received in a timely manner when requested.

Jury Fee: $25

This includes submission and review of a minimum of 5 photos or more (digital or not), a CD disk with your work, or e-mail photos to, or send to: Anita Soos, Shop Administrator, PO Box 589, Guilford, CT 06437.

The Center has the option of choosing the merchandise that we deem appropriate. Artists assume shipping costs for delivery to the Center.

Crafts are accepted on a 50/50-consignment basis or 100% of the wholesale cost. Any merchandise that is not sold will be sent back to the artist at the artist’s expense unless an agreement has been worked out prior.

Download Application: 2013ShopApplication.pdf

Visit website for more information:

Guilford Art Center
411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437