Entries sought for holiday art sale in Marquette

MARQUETTE – The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its 2014 Holiday Art Sale, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This holiday sale is open to artists in all media: painting, photography, fibers, glass, jewelry, metals, wearable art, etc.

This is a juried show that will not accept any kit, import, country craft or resale items. Artwork for sale must be made by the artist.

Applications are available online or can be picked up at the MACC, which is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 North Front Street in Marquette.

To be considered for the jurying process, artists are asked to submit the following: a self-addressed stamped envelope, six photographs, or digital media (disc, jump drive, etc.) of their artwork (these images must be a representative of what the artist will be selling at the sale)

Mail artist images along with the application and payment to the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 300 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette, Mich., 49855, or hand deliver artist images, application and payment to the center at 217 North Front Street, Marquette, Mich.

The 2014 Holiday Art Sale application deadline is Friday, Sept. 5. Email submissions will not be accepted. Failure to abide by the above listed criteria will result in disqualification from jurying process.

Listed below is the set pricing for booth size and space, the cost for a 10×6-foot booth space is $65; the cost for a 6×6-foot booth space is $45. If a table is required with a booth, they can be reserved for $7 each (6×3).

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center cannot guarantee artist that they will be receiving the same booth or location as previous year participation. At this time there will be no double booths granted this year. If work displayed during the Holiday Art Sale is not representative of the work juried, the artist will be asked to remove that work.

Set-up time will take place on Friday, Nov. 21, from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22, from 8-9 a.m.

Every artist will be responsible for the collection of the six percent Michigan sales tax and for conducting their own sales transactions. Artist will be notified with jury decisions by Friday, Sept. 19.

For additional information, contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.