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DEADLINE for Artists & Artisans to Apply: Holiday Gift Boutique Participation

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:00 pm

DEADLINE for Artists & Artisans to Apply: Holiday Gift Boutique Participation

Description: If you are an artist and creator of beautiful and inspired items, come exhibit and sell your work at the East End Arts Holiday Gift Boutique. Hundreds of gorgeous items including holiday ornaments, greeting cards, one-of-a-kind jewelry, wearables, ceramics, crafts and more will fill East End Arts Gallery's three large rooms from top to bottom as visitors from all over Long Island come to buy unique hand-made holiday gifts.
Note: Typically items under $100 sell best. Please consider this when pricing your work.
Requirements:
1. You must be a member of East End Arts in order to exhibit in the Holiday Gift Boutique. (Non-members may join as part of the application process).
2. There is a $30 entry fee payable at the time of application.
3. Boutique monitoring responsibilities: All artist-vendors are required to monitor the Boutique. The minimum commitment is 14 hours on site with at least 4 hours on a Saturday or Sunday. For participants who sign up to monitor only Saturday and/or Sunday hours, the minimum requirement will be reduced to 10 hours on site.
Note: A $40 monitoring deposit will be charged at time of drop off. Please pay this deposit by check.
At the end of the boutique, this deposit will be refunded if monitoring obligations have been fulfilled.
4. Required meeting for all artist-vendors from 10am–12pm on Saturday, November 11 prior to the boutique opening. The purpose is to hear about the exhibited items from each artist so that you are familiar with the items and can answer questions when you are monitoring the boutique.
Application Process:
1. Submit online applications by THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017, 5:00 PM DEADLINE.
2. You will be notified if your work is accepted by email no later than Wed, Oct. 25th
3. To schedule a Drop-off appointment, call the Gallery between 10am & 4pm, Thurs, Oct 26th - Friday, Oct 27th.
4. Drop-off Appointments with the Gallery Director will take place Wed, Nov. 1st - Friday, Nov. 3rd.

VISIT: http://www.eastendarts.org/gallery/artists.html to complete the online application.
Information required on Application:
• Narrative description of you/your work for marketing purposes, 150 words or less written in third person.
Suggested content: explain your technique with emphasis on uniqueness; i.e. uniqueness of technique, origin of materials, your artistic credentials, background story, etc.
• One photo of you, your items or you creating your items - for marketing purposes.
• If new to participating in our Holiday Gift Boutique, you must submit 3-5 clear, close-up JPEG images of your work.
• Preferred times for monitoring duty (November 11–December 23).
Please note: The online application, including payment of the $30 entry fee, must be completed in one session. It cannot be saved unfinished and returned to later. You can join or renew EEA membership through a link during this process.
The $40 monitoring deposit will be paid at time of drop off.

DROP-OFF INSTRUCTIONS:
• Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will be contacted to schedule a drop off appointment.
• You will also be emailed an Inventory File Excel template. You will need to enter each item you want to offer for sale into the template. Please follow the instructions carefully and email the excel file back to EEA at least 24 hours prior to your drop off appointment. Items deemed unacceptable for inclusion in the Boutique will be omitted at the time of your appointment.
Artists MUST bring the following to the drop-off appointment: (Drop off dates Wed. Nov 1st – Friday, Nov 3rd)
• ALL items you plan to offer for sale (not samples.) Accepted items will be left at the gallery.
• Your calendar. You will sign-up for monitoring hours, if you have not already done so.
• The $40 monitoring deposit -payment by check. Your deposit will be returned when monitoring duties are fulfilled.
• If you have not emailed your inventory file 24 hours in advance you will need to allow enough time for you to enter each item into the database on a computer at EEA. All accepted items must be inventoried and tagged by the artist vendor during this appointment.
• Tags/labels for each item corresponding to the Excel file you submitted. (Or blank tags if you did not already send Excel file.) (Please test tags to be sure they adhere securely to merchandise yet are easily removable to transfer to EEA copy of sales receipt.)
• Displays – Bring any needed displays. For example, if you are selling jewelry you must bring an attractive ‘see into’ case that locks with a key as well as pins to secure your pieces in place so they won’t jumble when moved. Plate displays require upright easels. Greeting cards require a display. We do not accept painted rocks or shells. Bulky items (Afghans, sweaters, etc.) can only be featured two at a time.
• Framed, wired, original artwork with the maximum dimensions of 10 x10 inches will be eligible. Each piece must be priced under $120, with a maximum of 3 pieces per artist.
• Ornaments require a small loop (ribbon or wire, no more than 1” high) for our hooks to fit through for display purposes.
• East End Arts will take a 30% commission on sales and will be responsible for collecting tax.

Grand Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12 – 5 PM
Hours for the Holiday Gift Boutique: Wednesday – Saturday 12:00n – 7pm, Sunday 12 – 5 PM
For more information, contact: gallery@eastendarts.org or 631-727-0900 (ext. 306)
Pick-up for all unsold items will be January 4 – 5, 2017, 10 AM – 3 PM by appointment.
EEA is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

Deadline to Submit Application: Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Must complete application in one sitting. Have all components ready to submit when completing application.
Contact Information:
East End Arts Gallery
631-727-0900