2022 Art Market Submissions

Thank you for considering submitting to our annual Fine Art Market sale!

The 36th Annual Fine Art Market is scheduled for December 1 - 18, 2022. The Art Market will be held in the Main Gallery at the Arvada Center.

The Fine Art Market serves as the AC Galleries’ annual fundraiser and provides a unique shopping experience for patrons during the holiday season. The sale features more than 100 acclaimed Colorado artists working in a variety of media. Participating artists are both invited and juried. The Arvada Center staff manages all of the displays and artist’s sales. Sales are completed using Square, and artists are required to submit their inventory sheets in a digital format.

The Arvada Center will retain a 40% commission on all artwork sold during the show and sale. The deadline to apply is July 25. 

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Art Market Applications

The application process is for artists who have

  1. Never exhibited in the Art Market

or

  1. Have not exhibited in the past two years. Artists who participated in past Art Markets may be invited to return, and we'll send out those invitations on July 8. if you do not receive an invitation, you are welcome to complete a new application.

To apply, there is a $25, non-refundable jury fee. If selected to participate in the Art Market, you will pay an additional $25 participation fee. Applications are juried by Arvada Center Exhibition Committee Members. Committee members consider quality of work, price point, similarity to work already in the sale, and this sale's market for certain types of artwork.

 

Application Deadline:

All applications must be received by 9:00 a.m., Monday, July 25th, 2022. Applications that are received after the deadline will not be viewed.

 

Selection/Exhibition Timeline: 

July 25, 9:00 a.m. - Deadline for applications

August 12 - Notifications emailed to applicants by this date

November 17 - Artwork Drop-off at the Arvada Center 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 1 - Art Market Opening Reception, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

December 18 - Last Day of Art Market

December 23 - Pick up unsold artwork 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Application Details:

Please note: you are not able to save your application and revisit it. We recommend you gather the following information before starting:

  • Contact information
  • Up to 5 digital images for 5 different pieces, 1 image per piece submitted (300 dpi, .jpg format)

> These images do not need to be the actual works that will be available in December; they should however represent the type of work you would like to sell very closely. The Arvada Center reserves the right to refuse work that has been misrepresented.

 

  • Technical information for each image that should correspond with the image

> Title (if applicable)

> Medium/Description

> Size (inches) ((height x length x depth))

> Date piece was created

> Sale Price

  • Artist Resume/statement (optional)

> This is not required; you may also include a website where we can view more work and learn more about you.

  • Credit Card information

> Your application is not considered complete until you have paid the $25 application fee. Please pay the fee through this link: https://support.arvadacenter.org/86012/86013 - you will also be directed to do so when you complete the application form. 

Questions? Email galleries@arvadacenter.org.

Please add galleries@arvadacenter.org to your allowed email list so that any communication coming from Arvada Center pertaining to your application will not end up in your Spam or Trash folder locations.

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