Interested in becoming an exhibITion featured artist?
What kinds of artists does exhibITion feature?
While we love all kinds of art, our office features a lot of wall space and not so much open floor space, so works than can be hung on the wall (as opposed to sculptures or other forms of 3D art) makes the most sense for us and our featured artists.
However, we highly encourage artists to supply small supplementary items to sell at the art show (postcards, stickers, comic books, small prints, even small pieces of pottery or other items that can easily fit on two 6-foot tables) to provide a variety of offerings and price points.
Speaking of price points, exhibITion was created to make art accessible. We’re proud to host a diverse crowd, from fine art aficionados to those too intimidated to ever walk into a gallery. We currently have experience selling accessibly-priced art at exhibITion (all art under $100 other than one big-ticket $600 item) and are certainly open to hosting larger, higher-priced items, but at this time expect to sell mostly accessibly-priced items.
As a workplace, we request that artists feature only office-appropriate pieces at the show.
Because we have so much wall space to fill, artists are more than welcome to pair up with another artist. We ask that artist pairs submit their application together.
What should I expect as a featured artist?
After an artist is selected, we hold a pre-planning meeting to discuss date availability, organizational affiliation, charitable organization requests, and other ideas for the event. We then complete or schedule an initial tour of the office so that the artist can get a feel for the layout of the office and the amount of wall space. We aim to complete these first steps around two months before the show.
A final date will be chosen soon after the initial meeting in collaboration with the artist. amshot will get to work partnering with a local brewery, client, and charitable organization, creating posters, updating our amshot.com/exhibition webpage with the new details, promoting the show on social media, and generally spreading the word. Good communication with the artist is key throughout the planning and promotion process so that we (and the artist) have the tools we need to make exhibITion a success!
The artist’s preparations will then begin at least six weeks out from the show and will include things like:
- Providing us with digital materials (bio, images of the featured art, artist’s statement, headshot, digital materials to use in a slideshow, etc.)
- Planning the layout and installation of the pieces
- Creating wall labels for the art pieces
- Installing art and wall labels
The full list of responsibilities and their due dates are detailed in the Featured Artist’s Responsibilities and Timeline section below. We like to have to fun at amshot, so we’ll make sure exhibITion prep is fun too!
When the day of the show arrives, we ask that the artist be in attendance, mingle with the guests, and have fun! amshot will handle the transactions, and 10% of art sales (amshot’s cut) will be donated to the featured charitable organization. The other 90% of the proceeds will be presented to the artist within one week of exhibITion.
The art will remain hung in the office until two weeks before the next exhibITion (around 2.5-3 months later), at which time, exhibITion guests are free to pick up the art they purchased and the artist is responsible for picking up the remaining pieces.
If the art were to be present in the office in the event of a disaster, amshot’s insurance would reimburse the artist for up to $10,000 worth of art.
Featured Artist’s Responsibilities and Timeline
- Great communication
- Ability to meet at scheduled intervals (we are flexible with scheduling!)
- Selection of office-appropriate pieces
- Ability to lend art to amshot for a 2.5 to 3 month period
- Ability to provide and/or complete materials/tasks listed below:
Within six weeks of exhibITion:
- Title of show (optional)
- Short bio for website
- Headshot of artist(s) (amshot can take photo in office if necessary)
- High quality images of art that will be featured (at least 5) for webpage
Within one week of exhibITion:
- Installations (artists are responsible for art installations and must provide their own hanging hardware and tools)
- Install wall labels including:
- Artist’s name, title, price, and medium
- Artist statement
- Price sheet: list of pieces for sale & prices (typically an Excel sheet)
- Slideshow for TVs in the office (amshot’s office has several TVs that will play a slideshow during the art show. Artist must either provide a preassembled slideshow or content for the slideshow. Animations, sketches, work-in-progress photos, images of artist’s art featured elsewhere, interviews featuring the artist, etc. all work well.)
Be in attendance, talk to guests, answer questions about your art, and have fun!
Within one week after exhibITion
- Removal of extra supplies (hanging tools and hardware, extra prints, small items for sale, etc.)
Within two weeks of next exhibITion (approximately 2.5 to 3 months after show)
- Pickup of unsold art
- Removal of hardware on the wall