Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) Store and our Mission
KAC Store is a volunteer-operated retail showcase providing community visibility and accessibility to art created by emerging local artists, and artists affiliated with Kirkland Arts Center. To support community artists and KAC, the Store sells unique, affordable and handmade arts, and promotes Kirkland Arts Center arts classes and programs.
The Store looks for unique, original or limited-production work crafted with technical capability, having wide retail appeal and best representing an artist’s body of work. Art is accepted according to quality of art and the Store’s changing medium, style, and display space requirements. Work that is less than three years old is preferred.
The KAC Store Jury committee reviews work from new incoming artists on a quarterly basis. Jury members are on hand to receive your submissions at the KAC Store anytime between the hours of Noon – 5 p.m. on these Sundays:
Jan. 27, 2013 Apr. 28, 2013 July 28, 2013 Oct. 27, 2013
Prepare your work: Each piece of work should be labeled: Artist first name, middle initial, last name; title of work; dimensions; medium; and retail price. Protectively wrap your work. Every care is taken with your work, however, should loss, damage or theft occur, KAC Store cannot assume liability and does not provide art insurance.
Store Jury committee members review submissions and select works best matching the KAC Store requirements and mission. We ask your respectful acceptance if some work is declined. Artists are notified in an email within 2-5 days.
2-D work – Please submit 3-5 pieces best representing your body of work. The “fit and finish” of your work is important. Elaborate framing isn’t necessary; 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 is preferred. Saw tooth hangers are not accepted.
3-D work - Decorative sculptural work, trend-oriented, 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 - Assembled work is accepted based on the quality of the materials used and originality of combinations. Hand-wrought metals are desirable. 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.
Textiles – Seasonal, contemporary color palettes preferred, and trend-oriented materials and styles are popular.
Artist bio: We’d like your artist bio or Statement. What are the basics about you, and about your work specifically.
Artist Sales Commissions & Store Discounts for Volunteers
Store Artists receive a generous sales commission of 50% of the Retail price of the Artist's consigned work and earn an additional 5% for each Store shift worked, to a maximum of 70% commission, per month. A qualifying Store shift is a 4-5 hour shift weekday or weekend. KAC Store is entirely volunteer-operated and requires participation by the Artist. Store Artists are eligible to receive a 10% discount on Store purchases made while working a Volunteer shift.
Store hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-7pm. Sunday, Noon-5pm.
For Jurying questions, please contact the Store Jury Committee (Diana Grant, Debbie Drake, Catherine Kail-Tucker), firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer, please contact the Store Volunteers' Coordinators, Deborah Knetzger, (425) 823-9251, email@example.com; or Elaine Moore, (425) 883-8415, firstname.lastname@example.org.