Event Information

St. George's Independent School Arts Show and Sale 2018

St. George's Independent School
Collierville, Tennessee (South)

Phone: 901-261-2389
Event Dates: 11/1/18 - 11/3/18
Application Deadline: 7/31/18 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00


Event Summary

Each year, St. George's Independent School and the Arts Alliance hosts an exhibit and fine art sale featuring local and regional artists. Hundreds of pieces of artwork are on display and are available for purchase by both St. George's families and the public. It is both an opportunity for artists to introduce their work to a large number of serious collectors of fine art, as well as those beginning to learn who the important regional artists are. Artists are able to sell their pieces, and a percentage (30%) of the proceeds goes to enhance the arts programs of all three campuses of St. George's Independent School.

Event Times
November 1, 5:30 - 7 pm - Private show open for St. George's top donors
November 1, 7 - 9 pm - Opening night for the entire St. George's community and the public
November 2, 6 - 8 pm
November 3, 10 am - 3 pm - Family Day

General Information
Important Dates and Times
  • August 30 - Artists acceptance/rejection emails sent out 
  • September 15 - Contracts, photo approval form, artist statements, photo illustrations of work for Facebook, and application must be returned to St. George’s Art Show, Attn: Maggie Murff,8235 Dogwood Road, Germantown, TN 38139
  • October 17 - Final inventory due by email (mmurff@sgis.org)
  • October 27 - Artist Drop-Off Day: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. A-K Artist Drop-off; 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. L-Z Artist Drop-off. If you cannot make your allotted time, please contact Maggie Murff to arrange for another drop off day and time.
  • November 3 - Artists pick up: 3:30 pm
Artist Amenities
Artist Hospitality: St. George's strives for each artist to have an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Friendly volunteers will be available to help transport artists' artwork on load in day. The Art Show provides complimentary drinks and snacks throughout the event.

Easy Check Out System: St. George's is responsible for all activities related to check out. 

Prompt Payment: Within approximately one month of the art show, each artist will receive a check, comprising 70% of his/her gross sales.

Artist Participation
Artists are invited to be present during show hours. Buyers enjoy meeting the artists and engagement with the guest is a major selling point of the show.

As its commission for hosting the exhibition of the artwork, St. George's will retain 30% of the sale price of all works sold at the school. A final settlement of all monies from art sales due the artist will be provided no later than 30 days after the sale. If a piece of art sells within one month of the close of the exhibit and the purchase is in any way attributable to the earlier exhibition of the work at St. George's, the sale must be handled through St. George's and be subject to a 30% commission.
The artist is encouraged to donate a painting or three-dimensional work from the exhibit to the St. George's Foundation. Such donations will be greatly appreciated and will assist the school in fulfilling its educational mission. St. George's will display the donated art as part of its permanent collection.  At a future date, the work may be auctioned in support of St. George's Foundation.

Your Inventory – Painting
  • Suggested inventory is 10 pieces.  You are not required to have this many in the show if unavailable.
  • Bring a wide range of size, subject matter, and price.
  • Restocking up to 10 additional pieces (St. George's is not able to guarantee storage of these pieces on site.)
  • Inventory approval will be required before drop off or at check-in.  Late changes may be excluded from the show.
  • Work must be pre-strung and ready to hang.
  • Only one 4’ x 6’ piece can be brought per artist.  This includes pieces in tryptics and dyptics that are over 4’ x 6’. 
  • St. George’s may decline to accept and/or display work deemed inappropriate for the school environment.

  Your Inventory – Other mediums (pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, metal)
  • Bring a wide range of size, subject matter, and price.
  • Restocking is allowed during the show.
  • Inventory approval will be required before drop off or at check-in.  Late changes may be excluded from the show.
  • St. George’s may decline to accept and/or display work deemed inappropriate for the school environment.
The St. George's Fine Art Show and Sale publicizes the event in Memphis and surrounding areas with advertising targeted direct mail, along with an active social media/email campaign. Direct mail invitations are sent to 7,000 households and 5,000 households receive the St. George's Annual Report that publicizes the event. Additionally, artists are encouraged to publicize the event through their own Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts, and to like/follow/share The St. George's Art Show and Sale page and posts.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
Should an artist need to withdraw from the art show. St. George's will need at least 30 days notice in order to for the artist to receive a full refund of the application fee.

  • All works exhibited must be for sale and must be original, designed and produced by, or under the direct supervision of the exhibiting artist.
  • The 4 images submitted must accurately represent the artist's work and be of the same quality, range of price points, consistency, and style that will be exhibited. 
  • Artists should accurately designate their work in the media category that most closely corresponds to the majority of their items being brought to the show.
  • St. George's reserves the right to refuse pieces on site that do not fit the quality of the show. 
  • Artists may not leave any packaging materials on site.

Booth Information
  • St. George's Art Show and Sale takes place inside the school. Paintings are hung on the walls throughout the building and smaller items are displayed on the school shelves and tables. 
  • An artist's work is typically displayed together even if there are variety of types such as paintings, prints, ornaments, and notecards. 
  • Craft pieces or smaller pieces such as pottery, jewelry, wood work, etc. are typically displayed together. Ultimately placement depends on size and type of items. 
  • Artists do not need to bring tables or shelving. Jewelers and fabric artists should bring stands, hangers, racks, etc.  to display pieces with. 
  • Artists bringing small pieces should bring baskets to hold items.