Deck the Walls Art Show and Sale

ASK is pleased to present a new fall event for our members. The first annual Deck the Walls Art Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. There will be an Invitation Only Preview Evening on Thursday, November 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Since this event will be at one location only, King Heritage and Cultural Centre, only 18 artists/artisans will be accepted in this juried event. If you are interested in applying, please read and complete the application. The deadline for submission is July 8, 2022 (11:59 p.m.).

If you have any questions, please send an email to artshow@artssocietyking.ca.

Arts Society King presents
Deck the Walls Art Show and Sale 2022
Information and Application Package

A. General Art Show and Sale Information

Arts Society King (ASK) is a not-for-profit organization located in King Township, Ontario established in 2005. ASK’s office and gallery space is located in the King Heritage and Cultural Centre in King City. The organization’s driving Vision is “Enriching King Township through arts and culture for all” and its Mission is “to promote, support and advocate for arts and culture through effective partnerships and innovative events and programs”. ASK is an arts organization like no other with a huge following and municipal acknowledgment and support.

This is the first annual Deck the Walls Art Show and Sale. The sale will be a one day event scheduled for Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre. There will be an invitation only Preview Evening on Thursday, November 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Art Show and Sale will be held at ONE location only. Eighteen ASK artists will be able to display their artwork in the Schoolroom (3 artists), East Gallery (7-8 artists) and Laskay Hall (7 artists).

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Art Show and Sale applicants will be juried by a group. Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an official confirmation when accepted. Only after your participation is confirmed will your payment be processed. Once processed, there are no refunds.

Please Read the entire package. The key information points are:

  • The Deck the Walls Art Show and Sale is November 12, 2022 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Preview Evening Invitation Only Event is November 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  • As a participating artist you MUST help promote this event (Section B)
  • This event will use the Studio Tour King Facebook page to promote the artists
  • See important dates to help you keep track (section D)
  • You must submit high quality images of five different examples of your work for the jury and to be used in marketing AND a short biography (100 words maximum)
  • ASK membership fees (if you are not a member) and Art Show and Sale fees ($100) will be processed when participation is confirmed into this event

B. Artist Involvement and Responsibilities

Arts Society King has thrived through the years with support from volunteers. The Art Show and Sale volunteer committee will rely heavily on the support and participation of each and every artist. We are asking that each artist make a contribution to further expand the market reach.

At minimum each artist is required to:

  • Pick-up and deliver a minimum of 25 postcards/rackcards to areas outside of King Township.
  • Follow the Studio Tour King Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/studiotourking/
  • Create Facebook posts that include samples of your work/images, your artist biography or information about your artistry process, and tag the the Studio Tour King Facebook page @studiotourking must appear in your post. Once ASK receives the notification, we will SHARE your information to the Studio Tour King Facebook page and to the Arts Society King Facebook page. Many other groups SHARE and LIKE our pages so the marketing domino effect is an important aspect of our marketing efforts.
  • Utilize your own social media channels with this same concept (Instagram, Twitter etc.).
  • Invite your colleagues, former clients, potential clients, galleries, friends and family to see you at the Deck the Walls Art Show and Sale. A special invitation to the Saturday event will be created and sent to all participating artists that can easily be forwarded. Please email out the eflyer in advance (.pdf will be provided).
  • Post the Deck the Walls Art Show and Sale eflyer with date on your website or social media (if applicable).

C. An Art Experience Throughout King Township

It is important for our event to stand out. Have you considered demonstrating an aspect of your work during the lead up to the Art Show and Sale? This can be done live or via technology. Another option is to use social media/technology prior to the event to show the beginnings of a piece of your art or the process, perhaps bring that piece to the Art Show and Sale so your followers can see the final reveal. These are all suggestions with the goal for each artist to be motivated to share what is unique about himself or herself and create excitement and interest in the Art Show and Sale. We appreciate you putting thought and effort into your participation. King has a fantastic arts scene so let’s continue to celebrate OUR art experience.

D. Important Art Show and Sale Dates (this may be updated and re-distributed)

Friday, July 8, 2022 – Application package (all componetns) submitted to ASK
Wed, July 13, 2022 – Acceptance emails will be sent
Early Sptember 2022 – Pick-up min. 25 copies of postcards/rackcards for distribution outside of King
September 1, 2022 – Promotion in ASK’s MOSAiC Magazine, distribution 10,000
November 10, 2022 – Set up at KHCC from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
November 10, 2022 – Art Show and Sale Preview Event at KHCC, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
November 12, 2022 – DECK THE WALLS ART SHOW AND SALE

E. Deck the Walls Art Show and Sale Criteria and Guidelines (2 pages, signature required)

  1. Must be a Professional Artist as defined by the Canadian Council for the Arts. (canadacouncil.ca/glossary/professional-artist) An artist who: has specialized training in the artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions); is recognized as a professional by his or her peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition); is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, if financially possible; has a history of public presentation or publication.
  2. Artistic disciplines for the Art Show and Sale are generally considered to be “Fine Art,” which may include painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glasswork, jewellery, fiber art and mixed media.
  3. You must be an Artist Member of Arts Society King to be eligible to participate in the Art Show and Sale. A Membership Application is included in this package or can be completed online. In addition to the Art Show and Sale, there are several benefits to membership and we encourage your participation in other initiatives. If you have already renewed your 2022 ASK membership, please do not complete the form again.
  4. The Artist must be present at all times between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the day of the Art Show and Sale as well as the Preview Evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  5. The artist may display only his or her original artwork and reproductions thereof from his / her original designs as described on the application form (no kits, copies of artwork by others or the work of others).
  6. The artist shall behave in a reasonable and professional manner at all times while participating in the Art Show and Sale and related events.
  7. The organizers reserve the right to decline an application for participation or to have an artist removed from the Art Show and Sale for breach of this agreement. The organizers also reserve the right to rescind this agreement.
  8. Once accepted and your payment processed, there will be no refunds issued after July 15, 2022.
  9. The organizers of the Art Show and Sale and related events, their elected officials, directors, members, employees and agents assume no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injuries of any kind occurring or suffered either before or after or during participation in the Art Show and Sale or related events. The organizers, their elected officials, directors, members, employees and agents do not assume any liability or responsibility for damage to artwork or any other property owned by the artist and/or financial loss that may be incurred by the artist.
  10. Note the Important Dates located above. If anything changes, we will notify you.
  11. Fill out the form below, mail, email (artshow@ArtsSocietyKing.ca), or drop off your entire application package by July 8, 2022 (11:59 p.m.).
  12. Please email NEW high quality images of five examples of your art and a short professional biography (100 words max.) to the new email (artshow@ArtsSocietyKing.ca) by July 8, 2022. Keep in mind rectangular images may be cropped to a 1.75-2″ x 1.75-2″ square (max size) for the brochure. POOR QUALITY IMAGES may result in a REJECTION by the jury. Consider the value of getting your artwork professionally photographed.

Online Application Form

For example, average size of canvas is 12"x12" or 24"x24" or 30"x40" etc., or mostly tabletop display etc. Please describe space requirements.
Payment is not required at this time. It will be requested after participants have been selected.
DECK THE WALLS ART SHOW AND SALE DISCLAIMER I agree to release the organizers, their elected officials, directors, members, employees and agents from all manners of action, causes, contracts, claims and demands whatsoever which I or any of my employees, agents or servants or heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, shall or may have for or by reason of any cause, matter, thing whatsoever as a result of my having participated in this art show and related events. I agree to indemnify and save harmless the organizers, their elected officials, directors, members, employees and agents from all manners of action, suits, debts, dues, accounts, bonds, covenants, contracts, claims and demand whatsoever and howsoever caused as a result of my participation in this art show and related events. I have read the above guidelines, criteria and disclaimer and agree to abide by these and any reasonable rules and regulations determined by the organizers.
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