This annual show & sale will be held Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, 10am – 4:30pm on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River at the Carleton Place Canoe Club, 179 John Street, Carleton Place.  There is no admission fee and lots of free parking.

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2020.

The event will showcase predominantly wall art (oil, acrylic, aquarelle, charcoal, mixed media, watercolour, pencil art, photography, etc.). Other forms of art will be considered. 

The show can accommodate 25 artists.   A larger booth size is offered this year.  Booth sizes are either Standard (8ft wide, 4ft deep & 6ft high), or Large  (10ft wide, 4ft deep & 6ft high). Booth sharing is permitted for Large booths only.

Vendor setup is scheduled for Friday, May 1st from 12pm to 6pm.  

Vendor Application Process – Please read all conditions and information carefully

1.     Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) which includes upload of a Biography and 4 images of your recent work at: 2020 Spring Show Application 
(Required information for each properly referenced image file should include title, media and size.  Image files must be no less than 1200 pixels on the long side.  Providing quality images will assist in the review process.)
2.      Participants must be members in good standing of Arts Carleton Place for 2020 at the time of submission of the EOI.  The 2020 membership form is available at this link Membership.

3.      Applicants will be notified by Feb 10th of the status of their application.  Payment of booth fee and volunteer deposit will be due at that time for successful applicants.

Conditions of Participation

All artwork on the kiosk’s walls must be ‘hang ready’.  Standard width (3/4″) sized canvases must be framed, gallery wrapped canvases must be painted on the edges and may be framed or unframed.  Photographs must be framed or printed on wood, gallery wrapped canvas or metal. Unframed prints and cards may be offered for sale in a small table display. ‘Prints’ include signed and numbered limited edition prints by printmakers & photographers.  (Edition size is recommended to be 100 or less). No art reproductions may be offered. Only a small table for cards and prints will be allowed and must be provided by the artist.

ACP is working diligently to inform potential buyers that the art being sold at the Fine Art Show & Sale is of high quality and, therefore, is frowning on underpricing of quality art.  Consequently, ACP expects participating visual artist’s pricing to reflect a minimum of $0.80 per square inch of art surface before frame costs.

All participating artists must contribute at least 2.5 hours of volunteer time toward the duties of producing a successful show.  On the application form, applications MUST select from a list of volunteer activities related to the show.  A volunteer deposit of $30 is added to the booth registration fee and will be refunded after the show for those completing their volunteer tasks.  All artists are asked to promote the show through their social media activities.

Arts Carleton Place has entered into a promotional arrangement with two Real Estate companies who, at their discretion, will offers clients or potential clients interested in home purchases a $25 coupon redeemable at the Fine Art Show & Sale on total purchases of $400 or more. Participating artists are required to honour this coupon (or a proportional amount based on their share of the customer’s total purchases). This arrangement is expected to draw more visitors to the show who are serious art shoppers.  The processing of the coupon will be handled at the central cash.

Additional Show Information

The deadline for completion of the EOI, with upload of files, is January 31, 2020. The reviewing committee will make their selections by February 8th and notify artists by February 10th, at which time the registration fee will be due.

Art sale payments will be taken at a central cash, with a small commission to ACP (5% on cash sales and 7.7% on square debit or credit card sales) in support of ACP’s bursary program. Sales reconciliation and electronic money transfers to artists will be completed within 7 days of the end of the show.

A light lunch of chili or soup, crackers/buns and desserts will be available for purchase, on both show days, on a cost recovery basis. Coffee and tea (environmentally friendly tap water) available any time. Food allergies and sensitivities cannot be accommodated.

ACP had sales of $16,000 at its last show and this was double previous year totals.
If you have any questions please contact Suzanne at smdeschenes1951@gmail.com.