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November 26, 2018 - January 12, 2019

CityArts' annual holiday celebration, Gifts in the Gallery, showcases a selection of art and unique gifts made local and regional artists. A boutique-style art sale, Gifts in the Gallery offers holiday shoppers a variety of handmade artwork from artists working in an array of mediums, including ceramics, jewelry, painting, sculpture, glass, photography, home decor, wearables and much more.

Artist Submission Information:
The 2018 Gifts in the Gallery holiday sale is open to local and regional artists working in any tangible visual arts media, ages 18+. Artwork may only be submitted by its creating artist. Those selected to participate must complete and return an inventory list by November 13. All artwork must be completed, labeled, packaged (if necessary) and display-ready upon delivery. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from event.

How to Submit:
Use the entry form to complete the online application and upload digital images. The process for submitting artwork is by digital format only. We will not review any work on a walk-in basis. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a response via email with notification of acceptance or decline no later than October 31. 

Selection Process:
To ensure consistent quality of work throughout the event, a panel will review all applications and sample images submitted for consideration. Incomplete applications or those submitted without sample images will not be reviewed. All artists will be notified of their acceptance status no later than October 31.

Commission:
CityArts will handle all sales. The Arts Council offers artists two commission options (see below). CityArts is responsible for all sales and remitting collected sales tax.

Option 1: 70/30 - The 30% commission rate is contingent on the artist donating original artwork with a minimum total value of $200 to the CityArts annual fundraiser. The donated piece must be in CityArts' possession prior to work being displayed. Proceeds from the annual art auction that funds our scholarship program.

Option 2: 60/40 - CityArts will handle all sales and The Arts Council will retain a 40% commission fee.

Installation, Set Up & Sales:
All participating artists are responsible for delivering their work and promptly collecting any unsold items once the sale closes. Artists not located in the Wichita area may choose to ship work and are responsible for damage during shipment as well as the cost of shipping to-and-from CityArts. Artwork pick up dates are January 16-19. CityArts cannot guarantee the security and safety of artwork not picked up within this time frame. After 30 days, artwork is considered abandoned and becomes the property of CityArts.

CityArts will organize, install and set up all Gifts in the Gallery tables and displays. CityArts will provide all sales support and staff during the event. Artists are not required to tend to their own displays for the duration of the event but do have the option to replenish their inventory as items sell.

Questions? Contact Emily Brookover, (316) 350-3247, ebrookover@wichita.gov

Important Dates:

  • Monday, Sept. 10: Call for Entry opens

  • Friday, Oct. 26: Call for Entry closes

  • Monday, Oct. 29-Wednesday, Oct. 31: Notifications and artist packets sent

  • Thursday, Nov. 8: Completed artist packets, including inventory list, due via email

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14-Saturday, Nov. 17: Delivery or shipping of artwork

  • Monday, Nov. 26: Gifts in the Gallery opens to the public

  • Saturday, Jan. 12: Gifts in the Gallery closes

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16-Saturday, Jan. 19: Artwork pick up