New Incoming Artists- Submit Your Work to the KAC Store
Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) Store is delighted to offer local and regional talented creative artists, designers and crafts persons a place to market and sell their work. We have a quarterly jury convening soon and welcome your participation. KAC Store, located at the Park Place Center, is part of the Kirkland Arts Center, a non-profit community resource. Kirkland Arts Center offers a variety of art classes for all ages and a vibrant exhibit gallery with shows year round in the historic Peter Kirk Building a mile from the KAC Store. We invite you to visit both locations and get involved in our wonderful organization.
Kirkland Arts Center Store Mission
KAC Store is a retail gallery of local art and fine craft. Our mission is to provide community visibility to emerging and professional artists, and promote Kirkland Arts Center visual and ceramic arts programs.
The Store looks for unique, original or limited-production high quality work that is priced to sell. The Store’s evolving esthetic, style, seasonality and display space requirements determine the work accepted. Work must be less than three years old.
Jury Review next convenes on Sunday, Oct. 27th . Photographs of work must be submitted by 3pm on 10/27 to email@example.com.
Jury fees: the on-line jury/application fee is $25 payable by Paypal (below).
Photographs: Submit jpeg files : Maximum size 3 MB, maximum resolution 200 ppi, dimension on shortest side 1200 ppi to firstname.lastname@example.org. Label photos with: your last name, title, size, medium and price.
By submitting appealing photos of your work, you are more likely to be accepted into our space and you can use these images to broaden your reach into other markets. Should you need to have professional photographs taken of your work, we have arranged special pricing with Larey McDaniel at email@example.com.
You will be emailed notice within three days of jurying and a contract that can be signed electonically.
Base commission is 50%. You can earn and extra 5% for each 4-5 hour shift worked at the Store to a maximum of 70%. The Store is volunteer operated and participation is necessary. A volunteer activities option sheet will be sent with the contract.
Delivery of work: Work must be delivered by Sunday, November 3, at 3 pm. The work will be installed and a “Reception” held on Friday, November 15th from 5-8 pm.
Prepare your work: Each piece of work delivered should be labeled with Artist first name, middle initial, last name; title of work; dimensions; medium; and retail price. Wrap your work. All care will be taken when handling and storing work, but the KAC Store assumes no responsibility for damage.
Paintings and prints (2-D work) The “fit and finish” of your work is important. Quality wrapped canvases and good-quality framing is desirable. Signatures on work are important. Please note if work is a giclée reproduction, or a numbered piece in a series. All 2-D work must arrive with hanging wire attached, on D-rings. Saw tooth hangers are not accepted.
Ceramics and Sculpture (3-D work) Decorative sculptural work and functional work is popular. Please identify if your functional work (i.e., glass, ceramic, metal) is food safe, dishwasher-safe, microwaveable, and indoor/outdoor safe.
Jewelry - Artist crafted elements are desired. Assembled work is accepted based on the quality of the materials used and originality of combinations. Earring wires must be non-allergenic, non-reactive sterling silver, gold, or surgical steel; no plated ear wires, please. Please identify on the tag or card the metal content of your products and type of stones.
Textiles – Seasonal, contemporary color palettes preferred.
Artist bio: We’d like your artist bio or Statement. What are the basics about you, and about your work specifically.
Store hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. Sunday, Noon-5pm. 336 Park Place Center, Kirkland, WA 98033 425-822-7161 x 100
For Jurying questions, please contact the Store Jury Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.