2018 Gifts in the Gallery Artist Application

Thank you for your interest in selling your work in Artistry’s 2018 Gifts in the Gallery, taking place December 5 – 19, 2018. Gifts in the Gallery is a boutique-style holiday sale located in the beautifully decorated Inez Greenberg Gallery in the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Last year’s saw more than 7,000 attendees and over $50,000 in total sales. Applications are now closed.

The kickoff celebration, “A Festive Reception", on December 5 opens the sale with live music, a cash bar, appetizers, and door prizes. Gifts in the Gallery will coincide with other events held in the Bloomington Center for the Arts, including the City of Bloomington's popular indoor Farmer's Market. Our goal is to make participation in  Gifts in the Gallery as easy as possible for our artists. To this end Artistry will set up the sale, merchandise all items, and handle all sales transactions including the collection and payment of Minnesota sales tax. Artistry will retain 35% of the sales. Selected artists are responsible for labeling all items with a vendor number (provided) and price as well as dropping off and picking up inventory on the dates listed. Artistry is not responsible or liable for stolen, lost, or damaged merchandise.

2018 Dates and Deadlines

Applications open: June 1
Entry Deadline: Friday, August 24 (11:00 p.m. CST)
Acceptance Notification: by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 14
Delivery of Artwork: Friday, November 30, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. or Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Show Dates: Decembe 5 – 19, 2018
Festive Reception: Wednesday, December 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pick Up Remaining Work: Wednesday December 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. or Thurs. December 20, 9:00 am - noon.

Visit the CaFE Help Page for artists, which has answers to the most commonly asked technical questions as well as tutuorials on sizing images. For all other inquiries, please contact Visual Arts Director Rachel Daly at or 952-563-8570.

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