Friday, 2 March 2012

Art&Craft Show - applications now open

Arlington Art & Craft Show - 12/13th May 2012 - open to all artists to exhibit.
Download your copy of the Artist's Application Form HERE

This year we will only have space for a few craft stalls so these are by invitation only

Dear Artist/ Craftsperson

this year's Arlington Art & Craft Show will take place on 12th and 13th May, with possibly an evening viewing on either Friday 11th May or Saturday 12th May - details of this to follow. The next FULL Arlington Arts Festival will be in 2013 but we may have more Open Studios and a small exhibition in September of this year as part of the Hailsham Arts Festival.

Applications for the Art & Craft Show in May are open to all. There is no formal selection process for those exhibiting work - if you think it is worthy to sell that’s good enough for us. All of our previous shows have had a great selection of work from amateurs and professionals at prices from £50 - £500. We are keen to encourage newly exhibiting artists. One requirement is that artists do not show work which has already been shown at a previous Arlington Art Show. We choose which crafts to accept in order to ensure a good variety of stalls. Obviously appearance is important so we expect all art work to be displayed well and all stalls to be smart and tidy. Please insure your own work - the SAA offer a good insurance scheme for artists. 

Pitches in the Car Park. We will have a small number of pitches for crafts in the car park next to Arlington Village Hall which are by invitation only.

Screens in the hall. Artists will be able to hang their own work on screens in Arlington Village Hall. Each screen has a hanging space of at least 44 x 44" (110 x 110cm) and artists may book either whole or half screens (split horizontally) up to 2 screens per artist. We will provide hooks, artists must hang their own work between 3 and 6pm on Friday 11th May - there must be at least 2" (5cm) between pictures and no pictures must be hung over the edges of the screens. Please take this into account when deciding how many screens to book. Pictures incorrectly hung will be removed by the organisers. All pictures must be framed and ready to hang AND this year you may also use the screens to display unframed work which is neatly window mounted and wrapped in a protective covering (hung using tages provided). You will need to provide and display labels for all your pictures (no white-tac or tape or sticky labels please!). A few paintings on canvas larger than 44 x 44” may be hung on wall space by prior arrangement. 

On arrival on 11th May you will be asked to complete a catalogue sheet with full details of the pictures you are exhibiting. Artists may leave boxes of their own cards (prints of or original work by the artist only) and up to 4 unframed works for the browser (@ £1 each) - all items individually wrapped and priced please. You will be given a sheet of coded labels which you should attach to your cards to ensure accurate recording of any sales. 

All artists exhibiting are asked to steward please.

Fees: *There are no registration fees this year*

Pitches in the car park - £6 (£5 AAG Members) per pitch per day, electric supply is a flat £5 if needed.

Screens in the hall - £10 (£8 AAG Members) per screen, £6 (£4 AAG Members) per half screen, split horizontally
Browser pictures - £1 each

Commission on all sales from the hall will be 10%.

Membership of Arlington Arts Group. Members benefit from discounts at AAG events, Pictures & Frames of Horam, Planahead in Eastbourne and on materials from the SAA Catalogue (when ordered through the group). All members are also covered under the group’s SAA Public Liability Insurance at AAG events. A Newsletter is produced every 2 months. Membership is due annually on 1st February and is £6 email membership (for those happy to be contacted by email or to view the newsletters online or on the noticeboard at Arlington Village Hall), or £9.50 postal membership (to have newsletters posted to you every other month or to pick up a printed copy).

Please complete the Application form and return to me with the appropriate fee NO LATER THAN 12th April. Cheque payable to Arlington Arts Group.
See 'How to find us' for contact details

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