Event Information

Wesleyan Artist Market 2017 - Wesleyan Student Artists ONLY

Wesleyan School
Peachtree Corners, Georgia (South)

Event Dates: 4/27/17 - 4/29/17
Application Deadline: 12/3/16 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Student Application Fee): $0.00


Event Summary

Founded in 1998, the 19th annual Wesleyan Artist Market will be held on April 27 through April 29, 2017.  The Market is a hallmark event at our school, drawing thousands of guests including school families, alumni, and community members from the surrounding area.  More than 95 professional artists will be selected to participate in this event, in addition to more than 20 Wesleyan student artists.  We are thrilled to showcase both established professional and emerging student artists in our bustling market setting.
The Mission of the Student Artist program is to celebrate the talent, inspiration and energy of our current Wesleyan student artists.  We hope to provide emerging student artists with the opportunity to participate in a professional setting. They will experience the process of entering their work for submission, preparing their work (if chosen), marketing and displaying their work for sale, and engaging with patrons.  Through this process, students will gain understanding and appreciation for the art industry and for community.
With this great opportunity, comes responsibility.  Students should fully understand and appreciate that it is both an honor and a privilege to be selected to participate along side our professional artist guests.  Like all members of the Wesleyan family, students are there to support the overall mission of the Artist Market and the well being of our professional artists while they are on our campus....

General Information
We are excited to announce that our Student Artists (or their booth sitter/"guest") will have access to the Artist Hospitality suite in the Concession area of the Market.  

To preview our 2017 Wesleyan Artist Market Video, please click on the link below:




All current Wesleyan students (5th-12th) are welcome to apply to the Artist Market.  Applications are due by December 1, 2016.  Notifications to accepted artists will be announced no later than December 15, 2016.  Students, we ask that you take your submission and your acceptance to the Market with great responsiblity.  Please make sure to clear your Spring calendars April 27-29th so that you are able to participate per your commitment.

Samples of art work (total of 5 pieces) must be submitted to the Fine Arts Office once the application has been completed.  Submissions will be reviewed by the Artist Selection Committee.  Students will be contacted if there are questions or if additional information or explanation is required.  Please note: The application will only be considered by the jury once the online application has been completed, and five (5) samples brought to the Fine Arts Office by December 1, 2016. 

All works on display and for sale must be the artist's original or handmade design.  This is an original works Artist Market.  The work for sale must be produced by the participating artist.  No reproductions of any kind are acceptable for display, sale or promotion.  The art submitted upon application to the show must be consistent with the work the artist is exhibiting at the show. 

We are looking for quality student work (time and energy are clearly indicated) in diverse media with an original  viewpoint and personal  expression.  We are looking for a wide range of works amongst our individual student artists. 

Only one artist may display per booth unless the artwork displayed is the collaboration of two artists reflected on the artists original application. 

All work shown must be for sale.

Any custom orders taken at the Market must be paid for during the Market.

Artist or artist representative must stay for the entire show and not break down early.  This includes Market hours during school on Friday (9am-3pm).  

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.  

For Application purposes, we are currently accepting art work in the following categories:
  • Acrylic
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Folk Art
  • Food
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Metal
  • Mixed Media
  • Oil Painting
  • Other/Not Defined
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Soaps/Scrubs/Candles
  • Textiles
  • Watercolor
  • Whimsical
  • Wood

Booth Information

General Booth Information:
  • Student Artists will have a choice of two black metal grid wall sections (2' x 8' each) OR a 2' x 4' table and white tablecloth.
  • Student Artists may not bring their own booth.

Wesleyan Artist Market supplies all Student Artists:
  • One folding chair
  • Twenty hanging clips (for grid wall only) 
  • One 8" x 10" sign with Student's name/business name
  • Access to electricity (limited: and by request only)

Additional Booth/Table information:
  • You may bring your own chair, small accessory table, and shelving to assist in your booth display.  
  • All Student Artist spaces are assigned in advance of the Market.  
  • Student booth/table space is defined and the space around the booths/tables is limited. Our Facilities Director will be on site to ensure our set-up is fire-code compliant.  Due to this fact, specific booth/table location requests cannot be accommodated.  
  • The Market reserves the right to ask any artist to move their art work out of an aisle/shared space, as aisles need to remain open.
  • Any additional signage (other than signage provided by Market) must be approved by Wesleyan Artist Market Co-Chairs prior to opening day of Market.
  • Decorations for the table or grid wall are also encouraged.  You may use fabric, burlap or paper to enhance your booth or table. 


2017 Show Dates:

Thursday, April 27, 2017:   6 pm to 9 pm: VIP Sponsor Preview Event: 6 pm- 7 pm, open to the public from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Friday, April 28, 2017:      9 am to 6 pm / Children's Market 3 pm - 6 pm

Saturday, April 29, 2017:   10 am to 4 pm / Children's Market 11 am - 2 pm

Application Fee; $0 

Booth Fee:  Waived with coupon code "STUDENT"

Important Student Artist Applicant Dates:

Student Application Opens:  September 1, 2016
Student Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016
Student Food Applicant Samples to Fine Arts Office: 8 AM on December 1, 2016 (please bring enough for 5 jurors to sample)
Jury process begins:  December 2, 2016
Students Notified of Acceptance:  No later than December 16, 2016

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.

If there are questions regarding your application or submissions, please contact: info@wesleyanartistmarket.org.