Wesleyan Artist Market 2017 - Professional Artist Application
Wesleyan School, just north of Atlanta
Peachtree Corners, Georgia (South)
Show Dates: 4/27/17 - 4/29/17
Application Deadline: 1/15/17 Midnight EST
The application deadline has passed.
(a booth shot is required)
Fee (Application Fee): $30.00
The 19th annual Wesleyan Artist Market will be held on Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29, 2017. Located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, a short 25 minute drive just north of downtown Atlanta, this highly anticipated event at Wesleyan School showcases the works of more than 95 professional artists from all over the region. The Artist Market is a treasured, three-day tradition at this K - 12 school, drawing several thousand guests. The entire community is invited to join us as we spotlight our honored exhibiting artists. Wesleyan is proud to host this indoor event in our 60,000 square foot, two-story exhibition space. We are thrilled to showcase both established and emerging artists in our sprawling market setting.
The 2016 Wesleyan Artist Market employed various marketing strategies including: print media consisting of (but not limited to) direct mail, magazine and newspaper ads, a digital billboard, banners, posters, and signage . Artists were also featured on our social media accounts, including photos and artist bio information. Our focus is to continue to brand the Wesleyan Artist Market as an outstanding community building event and a premier art show in North Atlanta. We anticipate a similar advertising strategy in 2017.
To preview our 2017 Wesleyan Artist Market Video, please click on the link below:
We welcome you to join us as we celebrate another fantastic year of Fine Art, Jewelry and Crafts at the Wesleyan Artist Market. Guests will find a large selection of items priced from five dollars to several thousand dollars. Along with the art exhibit, there is live entertainment (on Thursday and Friday), Food Trucks and a Children's Market. The Artist Market is open to the public with free admission and parking for everyone.
Our 2016 event was our most successful market to date, with the highest number of artist applications since our inception 19 years ago. We also had record sales, sponsorship contributions and net proceeds. We are hoping to build on this great momentum, foot traffic and interest for 2017.
Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/artistmarket and our website www.wesleyanartistmarket.com to find out more information about our event and view pictures from previous shows.
DATES, DEADLINES AND FEES:
PLEASE NOTE--DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED. SEE BELOW IN BOLD:
2017 Show Dates:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 6 pm to 9 pm, (VIP Sponsor Preview Event: 6 pm - 7 pm - Open to the public at 7 pm)
Friday, April 28, 2017 9 am to 6 pm / Children's Market 3 pm to 6 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 10 am to 4 pm / Children's Market 11 am to 2 pm / Artist Move Out 4 pm- 6 pm
Important Dates for Professional Artists:
Applications Open: September 1, 2016
Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
Artist Selection Starts: At application Deadline
Artist Selection Ends: January 31, 2017
Artists Notified: No later than February 1, 2017
Accept Invitation / Booth Purchase Deadline: February 15, 2017
Confirmed Artist Announcement: February 16, 2017
Cancellation with full refund of booth fee: February 28, 2017
(Please note that any cancellation after this date will result in forfeiture of $100 booth fee).
Wait pool starts January 24, 2017. Artists will be notified via email if space becomes available.
Show Dates: April 27 - April 29, 2017
Application Fee: $30
Booth Fee: $100
Additional Fees: 25% of total sales will be retained by the Wesleyan Arts Alliance. All proceeds directly benefit the Fine Arts program at Wesleyan School.
- Marketing via social media, local print and online outlets
- Direct mail campaign to thousands of area households, community posters and ads in local newspapers/magazine(s).
- Radio ads throughout the week of the market
- Complimentary Hospitality Suite offering a quiet artist respite, delicious catered meals and home made snacks and treats
- Booth Attendants provided by request (made in advance, 15 minute maximum)
- Payments handled through Wesleyan ~ No need to carry cash or bring your Square
- Staggered artist load-in on Thursday, April 27 starting at 8:30am, and continuing by appointment time, which creates a smooth process for our artists.
- A team of volunteers to help with load-in and load-out and everything in between
- Detailed sales reports provided at the end of each day
- Locked facility and gated premisis at night; Security personnel on hand for the entire Market
- Discounted rates at a hotel just a block away from the school for our out of town guests
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE SHOW:
- We have a casual market setting. Patrons receive a detailed map of the booth/table layout upon entering the Market, and guests circulate throughout both floors. There are check-out stations (accepting credit cards, checks and cash) on both floors, as well as circulating iPad cashiers to check-out customers.
- This is an indoor event hosted in our 60,000 sq. foot two-story exhibiting space. Each floor has unique appeal and offers a valuable opportunity for our artists to present their works of art in a vibrant market setting.
- This is a three-day event with a market vs. gallery feel. Opening Night, we will feature piano performances by classically trained and award winning musicians Angela Yang (Wesleyan student) and Brad Williams (Wesleyan faculty). On Friday, we will intermix live performances from several of Wesleyan's choral and piano classes with recorded music. On Saturday, we will only feature recorded music.
- We are a family oriented event and are “G” rated. No alcohol is served at the Market.
- We are also pleased to host varying Food Trucks throughout the event, including the Atlanta Burger Truck and Mac the Cheese. Our youngest guests are invited to participate in our Children’s Market, which includes face painting and "Fair Hair" fun!
- Every effort is made to build momentum and foot traffic for the Market. We have a team of volunteers dedicated to advertising, marketing and promotion both within and outside of our campus. Having said that, please also be aware that within our immediate community, there are certain restrictions on signage, so we are working within those parameters. We thank the Peachtree Corners community for their continued support!
- We value the time that our artists spend at their booths and believe that an art sale is more than just a transaction—it is an opportunity to share and engage, and it is that person-to-person experience that makes our Market so special to our patrons.
- It is our pleasure to offer a range of artwork, in a mix of mediums and at a variety of price points. From graduation, birthday and Mother’s Day gifts, to personal treasures for a family's collection, there is something for everyone, whether a casual shopper or a serious art collector.
- The Artist Market is a true highlight of Wesleyan's calendar year. We believe our Market is more than an event—it is an experience. We hope you will consider being a part of the 2017 Wesleyan Artist Market!
- Acrylic Painting
- Folk Art
- Mixed Media
- Do I have to apply through ZAPPLICATION?
Yes. The Wesleyan Artist Market (WAM) moved to an on-line application process in 2015 in an effort to streamline, standardize and simplify the application and jurying process.
- But I've applied via mail/drop off in the past?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications outside of ZAPPLICATION. Applications received through the mail or dropped off a school require special handling and can be easily overlooked and lost in the shuffle. We do not want that to happen to any of our applying artists. Thank you in advance for applying only through ZAPPLICATION. If technical issues arise with ZAPP while trying to apply, please contact ZAPP directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 303.629.1166. (MST) Should you still have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
- SInce I have applied in the past via ZAPP, is it okay for me to submit the same pictures I used last year or in previous years?
We ask that you provide new and updated photos, reflecting your most current work and style. For jurying and promotional purposes, this is the best way to determine the artist fit at our Market. Your photos should be representative of the work you are producing now and plan on bringing to our event.
- Do I have to submit a booth shot in my ZAPPLICATION?
Yes, we would like a recent (past 12 months) booth shot, if applicable, available. A booth shot gives us a better feel for overall content, presentation and aesthetic. If this is your first show, and you do not have a booth shot to share, please let us know that in your submission.
- May I apply for a booth with another artist?
Only individual artists or two-person collaborative artists are permitted to submit an application and share a booth. Artists presenting separate works (non-collaborative) may not submit an appliation together or share a booth.
- My photo's will not upload. What do I do?
We have a team dedicated to the artist application process. Please contact ZAPP directly at the Help Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 303.629.1166 (MST) with any technical issues as it relates to photos. If you are unable to reach a resolution, please contact us at email@example.com (applications) with any inquiries. We will get back with you as quickly as possible. We are working closely with ZAPP to make sure the process goes even more smoothly for 2017 applications.
- May I submit photos taken from my cell phone?
Please submit eight (8) high-resolution photos, including one booth shot (use of a DSLR camera is recommended for the hightest photo quality). As a last resort, iPhone 6 or 6+ images typically will upload successfully.
- What happens if I miss the deadline for applications?
All late applying artists will be added to our wait pool for consideration should a spot become available. An application will need to be mailed to the school along with the application fee ($30) and booth fee ($100) in order to be placed in the wait pool, and subject to our application and jurying process. Selected wait pool artists can be contacted up until one day prior to the event date.
- If I am placed in your Waiting Pool, is there a good chance I will be called to participate?
During the year, we may have more than one or two spots open up due to conflicts, illness or family emergencies. However, there is no guarantee that a single spot will open up. While we recognize from time to time conflicts do arise, we encourage all of our accepted artists to do the best they can to honor their commitments to our show. If a Wait Pool artist does get a last minute invite to our show due to an artist cancellation, we will do all we can do to catch them up (inventory, marketing materials, etc) for our event.
- What if I cannot participate in the Market after I have been confirmed and have paid my booth fees?
We always regret losing an exhibiting artist but understand if there are mitigating circumstances. Booth fees will be refunded up until February 1, 2017. After that, any artist cancelling will forego their booth fees.
- If I am a food vendor, should I apply through ZAPPLICATION?
If you are interested in participating in the Wesleyan Artist Market and have a food truck or other food item you would like to sell, please contact us. Due to limited space, we can only allow a select number of food trucks on campus during the Market, and most are booked up to a year in advance. We do not allow any food sales inside our Market, aside from our own current Wesleyan student bakers, due to food licensing restrictions. If you have any questions about how you might fit, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All works on display and for sale must be the artist’s original or handmade design. The work for sale must be produced by the participating artist. The art submitted upon application to the show must be consistent with the work the artist is exhibiting at the show.
- No more than 10% of total inventory may consist of prints.
- Only one artist may display per booth unless the artwork displayed is the collaboration of both artists.
- All work shown must be for sale.
- Artist or artist representative must stay for the entire show and not break down early. Should an artist need to leave the show for an emergency, they must notify the show organizer and receive approval beforehand.
- Artists are responsible for their own liability insurance.
- Artists are responsible for paying sales tax. (please note we do not charge sales tax to customers)
- The Market does not pay commissions to brokers or artist representatives.
- The Market reserves the right to use submitted images as well as photos taken during the Market for publicity purposes before, during and after the event.
Artists have a choice of a tri-panel pegboard (3 panels: 4’x8’ hinged, 12' x 8' total space) OR an 8’ table and white tablecloth.
Artists may not bring their own booth.
Wesleyan Artist Market supplies all artists:
Additional Booth/Table Informaiton:
- One folding chair and electricity to your booth. Please bring your own lighting. Overhead spot lights and lamps are encouraged.
- You may bring your own small accessory table, chair and shelving to assist in your booth display. Tables cannot be in aisleways of Market, and must not be any larger than 2'x4'. We encourage artists to customize their booths. Burlap and solid fabrics are strongly preferred.
- Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the Wesleyan Artist Market and are not interchangeable.
- Booth/Table space is defined and the space around booths/tables is limited. The Market must keep aisles open. Our Facilities Director will be on site to ensure our set-up is fire-code compliant. The Market reserves the right to ask any artist to move their art work out of an aisle/shared space.
- Artists can request either a peg board or an 8' table for display purposes. If a peg board is requested, an 8' table will not be available due to limited floor space. Floor configuration and layout will be set in advance of the Market opening and approved by our Facilities Director per fire codes.