Holiday Gallery Shop 2018

Each November and December, Textile Center more than triples the Shop’s regular footprint, expanding to fill the galleries with exquisite fiber art, just in time for gift giving.

  • Are you a new artist to Textile Center Shop that is  interested in selling your work in our expanded Holiday Gallery Shop this November and December? Apply using the form below!
  • If you currently sell work in the Textile Center Shop – do not apply.  If you have new or different work for the holiday season, please email Nancy Gross at ngross@textilecentermn.org.
  • If you sold work in the Textile Center Shop within the past 5 years – do not apply.  Please email Nancy Gross at ngross@textilecentermn.org to indicate your interest.

What artists should apply?

  • New to Textile Center Shop
  • Returning after 5 year absence
  • Work with fibers, textiles or use textile techniques
  • Make fiber art themselves
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Non-members and Textile Center members.  Note: Textile Center members save $5 off the Call for Entry fee, and receive a greater consignment percentage (see below). Join or renew here.

What type of fiber art is Textile Center Shop looking for?

  • Gift items in any fiber form, using any textile/fiber art technique
  • Eco/Earth friendly – a priority this year!  Recycled, upcycled, sustainable materials, organic fibers, supports an eco-lifestyle, etc.
  • Gifts for all, and for any use (accessories, apparel, home, pets, etc.)
  • Seasonal items (such as winter wear)
  • Holiday themed items (such as ornaments and decor)
  • Multiples available of submitted items – quantity depends on the item, the price, etc.  Each unit may vary from another (color, design, etc.)

What information will be needed in this application?

  • Submit up to three different types of items or categories to be juried
  • Include: item description, materials used, techniques used, and retail selling price(s)
  • Professional-looking digital image in jpeg format (less than 1 MB in size) – image may show multiple versions of the same item/design
  • Product samples only by Textile Center request
  • Short biography/artist statement, 100 words max, written in third person. What do you do, how did you learn, and what do you love about this fiber art?
  • Jury fee ($25; Textile Center Members, $20) paid on-line via credit card at the completion of the on-line form

What criteria will submissions be juried on?

  • Supports Textile Center mission: to honor textile traditions, promote excellence and innovation, and inspire widespread participation in fiber art
  • Eco/Earth-friendly component
  • General appeal for gift giving
  • Workmanship
  • Price
  • Multiple units available
  • Overall Shop assortment needs
  • Note: Image quality will impact jury decisions

If accepted, what are the details in Artist Consignment Agreement?

  • Artist is 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 are available for accepted artists to participate in trunk shows/demonstrations during November and December.

How does an artist apply and when is the deadline?

  • Submit the Call for Entry form (below) by the deadline: Thursday, August 29, 2019 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 two emails: one containing your payment receipt, and one confirming the submission.
  • Your application for the Holiday Gallery Shop is not complete until your jury fee is received.
  • If you do not receive an email receipt, or receive only one email, first check your spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder, your application has not gone through.  Either try again, or contact Textile Center/Nancy Gross.
  • All applicants will be notified by Friday September 13, 2019.
  • Accepted artists’ initial inventory must be at Textile Center between Wednesday, October 16 – Saturday, October 19, 2019.
  • Any remaining inventory will be ready for pick up or ship back in early January 2020.

Holiday Gallery Shop 2019 - New Artist Call for Entry

  • The form must be completed in one session. Information cannot be saved to return to it later.
  • Slow entry or slow internet connections may cause the form to time out.
  • We recommend preparing your answers in a word document first, then copy & pasting your answers into the application.
  • Applications cannot be completed on a tablet or a phone. Please complete your application on a desktop or laptop.
  • Image sizes must be less than 1 MB.
  • Application does not work with Safari internet browser.
Please provide a short (100 words) biography and artist statement written in third person. What do you make? How did you learn? What do you love about fiber art? Tell us your fiber art story!
Interested in doing a demo and/or trunk show at one of our Meet the Maker Fest events in November or December? It is a great way to help sell your work and to connect with customers. (Held on Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm at Textile Center.) If so, please check the date(s) you are 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.
If your work is eco-friendly/earth-friendly, please check the appropriate box(es.)
What are we looking at?
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 these? (e.g., shibori-dyed, knitted, felted, embroidered, etc)
If Submission #1 has one retail price, enter it here. (e.g., 25.00) Do not include dollar sign $.
If Submission #1 has a range of retail prices, please enter here. (e.g., 10.00-20.00) Do not include dollar sign $.
Image format: .jpg/.jpeg; total image size: less than 1 MB
Are there color or size variations? Anything we need to know that we couldn't see by just looking at the image?
If your work is eco-friendly/earth-friendly, please check the appropriate box(es.)
What are we looking at?
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, etc)
If Submission #2 has one retail price, enter it here. (e.g., 25.00) Do not include dollar sign $.
If Submission #2 has a range of retail prices, enter them here. (e.g., 10.00-20.00) Do not include dollar sign $.
Image format: .jpg/.jpeg; total image size: less than 1 MB
Are there color or size variations? Anything we need to know that we couldn't see by just looking at the image?
If your work is eco-friendly/earth-friendly, please check the appropriate box(es.)
What are we looking at?
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. etc)
If Submission #3 has one retail price, enter it here. (e.g., 25.00) Do not include dollar sign $.
If Submission #3 has a range of retail prices, enter them here. (e.g., 10.00-20.00) Do not include dollar sign $.
Image format: .jpg/.jpeg; total image size: less than 1 MB
Are there color or size variations? Anything we need to know that we couldn't see by just looking at the image?