Guidelines for Submitting Work to Exhibitions

Guidelines for The Middletown Arts Center Show, 2022

Key Dates:

January 31:  Inventory forms are due to Jenny Graham - please email to jfg9500@gmail.com.  Click here for a copy of the form.

March 14:  Submit your items for the Show and Boutique during the CQAFA meeting.  Collection will begin at 6 p.m.  Please bring a copy of your inventory form with you. Each piece should have an appropriate tag (white for show, yellow for lobby) attached and should also have a label attached to the piece with the title and your name.  Any wrappings should also be labeled with your name and information.  Contact Jenny Graham with questions or concerns.

March 21:  Installation, 9 am

March 25Opening Preview Event, 6-8 pm

March 25- May 5:  Show dates

April 13:  Meet the Artists and Demo Day, 10 am-3 pm

May 6:  Take down, 9 am

 

Hanging System:

Information on the hanging system used at the MAC, and what you will need to do to prepare your artwork,  will be shared at the February CQAFA meeting, and posted here soon after.  This system is a wire system used by many art galleries.  

Guidelines for The Nature Center Show, 2021

Key Dates:

October 1:  Inventory forms are due to TBA - be sure to lists your items for the Show, for the President's Challenge, and for the Boutique.  This step is important as it gives us sufficient time to prepare all of the signs that will accompany your work in the show.  Click the link below to access the form and instructions.  Please send your electronic copy of the inventory to Nan Hatch at nan.hatch@gmail.com.

October 11:  Submit your items for the Show, Challenge and Boutique during the CQAFA meeting.  Please bring 3 copies of your inventory form with you.

 

Show Information:

All CQAFA members are strongly encouraged to exhibit their art at this show.  The Nature Center prefers nature as the subject but also accepts other themes as well. Exhibits can be an older fiber art piece, but must never have been displayed in the past at the Nature Center.  You may display as many fiber art pieces as you wish. (Note that we will be able to display 1 large quilt in the back of the room which can or cannot be for sale.)  Pieces may be submitted even if you are unable to attend. 

Boutique:

Members who have an art piece in the Nature Center Show may also put items for sale into the Boutique.  Note that the Nature Center commission on these works will be 30%.  Your boutique items should reflect your artistic style; they can be totally different from the work you are showing.  Prices must be under $115.  Please note that all artists selling in the botique must volunteer to be at the boutique during the show.  Contact Cris Fee to sign up for your volunteer time.

Please Volunteer to Help!!

All Members of CQAFA are asked to sign up as volunteers for the Nature Center show.  There are many ways to volunteer, including set up, take down, and staffing the show all three days (front desk, white glove, demonstrations), as well as help in distributing publicity postcards and posters.  Contact Cris Fee to sign up to help with staffing the show.  And postcards/posters will be distributed at the September CQAFA meeting - we'll need help in getting them to venues all over town.

Links to Forms (click on each item):

          Inventory Form 

          Instructions for Inventory Form

          Presidents' Challenge

Guidelines for The Barn Show  June 5-15, 2021

We are so excited to be having a live show again!

 

All CQAFA members are strongly encouraged to exhibit their art at this show, as this is a great opportunity to showcase your contemporary fiber art.  Cost to enter the show is $10, and you may enter as many works as you like..  We guarantee that you will have one piece in the show, and we'll work to accommodate as many art works as possible given the space we have to work within. Pieces may be submitted even if you are unable to attend the show. 

The Barn charges a commission of 20% on all sales.  You may place artwork that is not for sale in the show - be sure to mark these as NFS on the inventory price column.

Key Dates:

May 10:  Inventory forms are due to Sally Lloyd (lloydsa@miamioh.edu) – see instructions below.  This step is important as it gives us sufficient time to prepare all of the signs that will accompany your work in the show.  ​

 

May 10:  Sign up to work the show the weekends of June 5-6, or 12-13.  We will need at least 2 members of CQAFA to be at the show for the weekends of June 5-6, and 12-13.  Shifts typically last 2 hours.

Late May - Date TBD:  Drop your work off at either Sally's or Lynn's house.  Be sure to bring a hanging rod (or if your work is 3D, a display stand), and a copy of your inventory.  Be sure to label the artwork, hanging rod, and packing materials.  If you need an alternate drop off time, call Sally or Lynn.

     Sally Lloyd                                             Lynn Ticotsky

     7524 Doe View Dr                               2328 East Hill Ave

     West Chester                                       Hyde Park

     (513) 319-7405                                   (513) 910-5591

June 2:  Show will be hung/displayed at the Barn.

June 15:  Pick up your artwork at the Barn between 4 and 6.

 

Inventory Form

Instructions for Inventory Form