Interested in selling your work in our expanded Holiday Gallery Shop this November/December? Apply here!

Instructions and Information

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Artists new to Textile Center Shop, or returning after 5 year absence.
  • All fiber artwork must be executed by the applicant.
  • Original designs preferred – or indicate pattern designer or source.
  • Textile Center membership not required, however members save $5 off the Call for Entry fee, and receive a greater consignment percentage (see below). Join or renew here.

SUBMISSIONS

  • Fiber art gift items in any fiber, using any textile technique.
  • Gifts for women, men, children, and home; seasonal items (such as winter accessories); and holiday themed items.
  • Applicants may submit up to three categories or items to be juried.
  • Submissions for each category/item must include  a basic description, materials & technique used, description details, and retail selling price(s).
  • Each category submitted will require a professional-looking digital image in jpeg format (less than 1 MG in size). Image may show multiple items from that category.
  • Applicants – tell us your fiber art story.  Enter your biography/artist statement of 60-100 words, written in third person.
  • Product samples only by Textile Center request.
  • Jury fee ($25; Textile Center Members, $20) paid on-line on secure site via credit card at the completion of the on-line form.

JURY PROCESS
Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Relationship to Textile Center mission: to honor textile traditions, promote excellence and innovation, and inspire widespread participation in fiber art.
  • General appeal for gift giving
  • Workmanship
  • Price
  • Overall Shop assortment needs
  • Note: Image quality will impact jury decisions

ACCEPTED ARTISTS/CONSIGNMENT AGREEMENT

  • Accepted artist signs a Consignment Agreement with Textile Center.
  • Artist paid a percentage of the retail price of artwork sold in November and December. (50%; TC members 60%)
  • Artist is responsible for any shipping costs of artwork to/from Textile Center.
  • Opportunities for accepted artists to participate in trunk shows/demonstrations during November and December.

SCHEDULE & SUBMISSION PROCESS

  • Submissions deadline: Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
  • All applicants notified by Friday September 14, 2018.
  • Accepted artists’ initial inventory must arrive at, or be delivered to, Textile Center between Wednesday, October 17 – Saturday, October 20, 2018.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Complete online Call for Entry form (below) by Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
  • Once you click “submit,” you will be directed to a payment page for the Jury Fee ($25; TC Members $20). You will receive one email containing your payment receipt, confirming your jury payment/entry.
  • Your application for the Holiday Gallery Shop is not complete until your jury fee payment is received.
  • If you do not receive an email receipt, first check your spam folder. If not in your spam folder, your application has not gone through.  Either try again, or contact Textile Center/Nancy Gross.

QUESTIONS?

  • Email Nancy Gross, Director of Administration, at ngross@textilecentermn.org.
  • If you have sold at Textile Center Shop within 5 years, before applying please contact Nancy Gross (ngross@textilecentermn.org) regarding your interest.
  • Current, year-round, contracted Textile Center Shop artists: do not fill out online form – email Nancy Gross regarding any new holiday inventory.

Once you’ve submitted the form, you will be redirected to the payment page. Once payment is processed, you will receive one email receipt for your submission/payment.

Holiday Gallery Shop New Artist Call for Entry 2018

  • Currently selling at Textile Center Shop? No need to apply.
  • If you have sold at a Holiday Gallery Shop over 5 years ago, you may apply.
  • If you are not currently selling at Textile Center, but have sold here within the last 5 years, contact Nancy Gross at ngross@textilecentermn.org prior to applying.
  • Other questions? Contact Nancy Gross at ngross@textilecentermn.org.
Please provide a short (100 words) biography and artist statement written in third person. How did you learn your technique(s)? How has your culture influence your fiber art?
Are you interested in doing a demo and/or trunk show at one of our Meet the Maker Fests in November or December? It is a great way to help sell your work and to connect with customers. These are held on Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm. If so, please check the date(s) you will be available. (Participation is not required to be selected for Holiday Gallery Shop.)
If accepted, I give permission to Textile Center to take or reproduce images of my work for publicity and/or promotion prior to, during or subsequent to the exhibition.
For example, if you make mittens in several different colors/patterns, you can group them as one submission of mittens in the "seasonal/winter wear" category.
Tell us in just a few words what we are looking at. (e.g., men's knit scarves)
What materials did you use to make these? (e.g., wool yarn, silk thread, bamboo fabric, upcycled sweaters, etc)
What technique(s) or method(s) did you use to make this item? (e.g., shibori-dyed, knitted, felted, embroidered)
Tell us more about this item. Are there color or size variations? What do we need to know that we couldn't see by just looking at the picture?
If Submission #1 has one retail price, enter it here. (e.g., 25.00)
If Submission #1 has a range of retail prices, please enter here. (e.g., 10.00-20.00)
Image format: .jpg; total image size: less than 1 MG. If submitting via iPhone/iPad/Tablet, you may need to email images directly to ngross@textilecentermn.org.
If you have a second submission, choose a category for this fiber artwork from the drop-down list.
Tell us in just a few words what we are looking at. (e.g., men's knit scarves)
What materials did you use to make these? (e.g., wool yarn, silk thread, bamboo fabric, upcycled sweaters, etc)
What technique(s) or method(s) did you use to make this item? (e.g., shibori-dyed, knitted, felted, embroidered)
Tell us more about this item that we couldn't see by just looking at the picture.
If Submission #2 has one retail price, enter it here. (e.g., 25.00)
If Submission #2 has a range of retail prices, enter them here. (e.g., 10.00-20.00)
Image format: .jpg; total image size: less than 1 MG. If submitting via iPhone/iPad/Tablet, you may need to email images directly to ngross@textilecentermn.org.
If you have a third submission, select the category from the drop-down list.
Tell us in just a few words what we are looking at. (e.g., men's knit scarves)
What materials did you use to make these? (e.g., wool yarn, silk thread, bamboo fabric, upcycled sweaters, etc)
What techniques or methods did you use to make this item? (e.g., shibori-dyed, knitted, felted, embroidered)
Tell us more about this item that we couldn't see by just looking at the picture.
If Submission #3 has one retail price, enter it here. (e.g., 25.00)
If Submission #3 has a range of retail prices, enter them here. (e.g., 10.00-20.00)
Image format: .jpg; total image size: less than 1 MG. If submitting via iPhone/iPad/Tablet, you may need to email images directly to ngross@textilecentermn.org.

Slow internet connections may cause the form to time out. You cannot save the form and come back to it. Consider typing your answers in a word processing program first, then copy/paste to complete the form.
Total image size: less than 1 MG.
If submitting via iPhone/iPad/Tablet, you may need to email images directly to ngross@textilecentermn.org.

reCAPTCHA is required.

 

Pictured: Holiday Gallery Shop 2017