This annual show & sale will be held (fingers crossed) Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th, 2021, 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, 2021.

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 20-25 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. No large tables will be available.

Vendor setup is scheduled for Friday, May 28th from 10am to 6pm.  (check your info kit for your personal time)

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: (2021 Spring Show ApplicationCLOSED for 2021)
(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 2021 at the time of submission of the EOI.  The 2021 membership form is available at this link Membership.

3.      Applications will be juried in early February and artists will be notified shortly thereafter 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 is undertaking a promotional effort by offering a $25 show discount on total purchases of $400 or more. Participating artists are required to honour this discount (or a proportional amount based on their share of the customer’s total purchases). This promotion is expected to draw more visitors to the show who are serious art shoppers.  The processing of the discount will be handled at the central cash.

Additional Show Information

The deadline for completion of the EOI, with upload of files, is January 31, 2021. The reviewing committee will make their selections by early February with notice to artists shortly thereafter, at which time the registration fee will be due for successful applicants.

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.

Covid rules permitting, 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.