Category Archives: artist opportunities

seeking new makers/crafters/designers

The busy season is quickly approaching! We are currently accepting submissions for handmade items on consignment. I am especially looking for unique designs and products, so if this sounds like you, please email me at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com  ASAP as space is limited!

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions:

What kinds of things are you looking for?

We are looking for cutting-edge, contemporary artwork, fine craft, and handmade design. We only accept handmade work of the highest craftsmanship & quality. We prefer work that does not duplicate or closely resemble anything that is currently in our gallery & store, or other galleries & stores. We also like to work with artists who have a cohesive body of work, in order to have an effective display. We accept submissions from both emerging & established artists. We LOVE art and design that is made from natural and/or recycled materials, or is in some other way earth-friendly, but it doesn’t have to be.

Some things we need right now include:

natural personal care products (100% handmade)
small, lower priced items like magnets, photo frames, etc.
accessories
handmade art/craft supplies (like hand carded/dyed wool yarn)
paper goods
furniture
artist books and zines
children’s items
candles
glass ware
household items
you get the idea :)

some things we do not need are: jewelry, ceramics, and bags/purses

How does this work?

You set the retail price for your work. We charge a fee of 40% of the retail price for each item sold. That means you get 60% of each item you sell through our store AND you don’t have to worry about any of the costs associated with running an art & design gallery. Your work may also be included on our website for online sale (not on Etsy). You only get charged if an item sells, there are no registration or hidden fees. You are responsible for delivering the artwork and/or handmade goods to our store. You are free to withdraw your goods from the store at anytime, but you are responsible for the pick-up or return shipping.

When will I get paid?

Every 30 days we send you a check directly. We also supply you with a report of exactly which items you have sold, and what you still have in our inventory. No phone calls to check on sales or inventory, please. We will be too busy selling your work!

Is there a contract to sign?

Yes. If we decide to consign your artwork and/or handmade goods, we will e-mail you a contract and an inventory list  that you can print out and include in your shipment of artwork/goods. That way, we are both protected and you can rest easy.

I want to consign my work with you. Now what do I do?

Send us your submission by e-mailing us 5-7 images of your work along with a brief description. Make sure to include your contact information, the price range of your work, a short bio, and your artist statement, if applicable. Also include any links where we can see more examples of your work.  Our e-mail address is sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

What should I expect after sending a submission?

We will take about a week or so to review your application. If we choose to accept your work, we will send you an e-mail back and give you further instructions. We can answer any other questions that you have at that time.

Do you take wholesale orders?

We may wholesale orders for certain items or if you have consigned with us before and have a proven track record.

Do you accept International consignments?

Not at this time, although this may change in the future.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to e-mail us at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

Thank you for your interest!

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Exhibition Opportunity: Salon 100

We are currently accepting artist submissions for Salon 100, which will run November-December, 2010. The show will consist of contemporary artworks hung salon style all priced at retail $100 each.

An effort to support working artists and provide interesting yet affordable art to buyers!

Open to all professional artists working in any medium. Email sarah@theeclipsegallery.com for a prospectus or email up to 5 images for consideration along with your artist statement, short bio, and resume. Deadline for Submissions is September 30.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks!

New Artist: Kim Geiser!

I am very excited that we now have original art, jewelry, and greeting cards by Kim Geiser at Eclipse!

$50

bangle $15

$65

Just one of many, humorous, hand-drawn greeting cards! $4

Pendants, $15-22

$65

Kim Geiser is an artist from Manitowoc who owns Persimmons, an open studio/shop that features Kim’s work and great classes and workshops. This month she has beading basics, handpainted mugs, and mosaic classes. Keep checking her website for more opportunities to create with Kim!

You can find these items, and much more, at Eclipse or on our online shop–we have a new domain name for the shop portion of the website that is easier to remember: www.eclipsegalleryshop.com

Stitch n Sip this Sunday

Join us on Sunday, the 24th, between 3-5 pm!!

This will be the first meeting of the newly formed Stitch ‘n Sip group (sorry we had to cancel the last one!) and we hope that as time goes by that lots of people will be able to come to this informal and fun gathering. Bring your own project (knitting, sewing, embroidery, crochet, etc.) or work on a community or charity collaboration that we provide. Whether your work is alternative or traditional, beginner or advanced, everybody is welcome here.

The sipping part is that I will be serving wine, coffee, and water. You can feel free to bring a different beverage and a snack if you like. Also, if you have any fiber/textile books or magazines that are interesting and inspiring, feel free to bring those to the meetings as well.

I’m excited to announce that the gallery has sponsored a Dream panel for the upcoming Dream Rocket fiber community collaboration organized by Jennifer Marsh and the International Fiber Collaborative. Check out this website to learn more about this ambitious project and then come to the Stitch ‘n Sip meeting to add your contribution to the panel. Our work will then be installed on the Saturn V Rocket in Huntsville, Alabama!

Also, I have started a blog for the group, which you can find at http://stitchnsip.wordpress.com. We can keep updated with each other and post pictures of our projects. If you would like to be an admin, just let me know what your email address is and then you can post directly on the blog.

Questions? email sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

October Events!

Join us for a couple fun events this month!

stitch n sip

kid's night

For more info, visit this link or email me at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Shows–Updates!!

Summer is almost gone and we are gearing up for our next exhibition, 50 Artists, 50 States, 50 Mediums. One artist from each state will represent a different medium in the art, craft, and design fields. The show starts on September 22nd with the opening reception on September 26th, from 5:30-10:00 pm. We hope to see you there for this exciting show which runs through December.

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Looking into 2010–which will be here before we know it–we are starting to accept submissions for Ethereal Views–Environments in Contemporary Art. This will be a curated, group exhibition of artists working in defining ethereal environments. Artwork will be characterized by one or more qualities of lightness, insubstantiality, intangibility, delicateness, of the celestial spheres, heavenly, not of this world, or spiritual while reflecting some kind of real or invented environment.

Artists so far include Kate Merritt Davis (painting) and Kiera L. Faber. (film)

Several additional artists of various mediums will be accepted for this show, which runs January-March 2010. If interested, email 5-10 images along with an artist statement/bio to sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

Kid’s Art Studio–come create for free!

Our kid’s art studio is now up and running–and it’s free! Stop by anytime during regular hours and bring your kids to draw, paint, make a popsicle stick puppet, a paper-folding project (provided by the Toymaker), or just mess about with ribbons, pipecleaners, stickers, and such.

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We are opening Saturday! Be there or be square!

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This Saturday is the artist’s reception for Personality: Real & Imagined, featuring Liz Gresey of Chicago, Adam Koenig and Molly Keyser of Green Bay, Justin Madson of Baraboo, and Sher Christopher of England.

We are so excited to be finally open after our 8 months of renovations. Make sure to stop by on Saturday, August 1, between 5:30-10:00 pm for refreshments and ART!

Also check out our recent newspaper article here.

Just a reminder that we are still looking for artists, crafters, and designers to sell their work on consignment, click here for details. Email me if interested at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

Hope to see you all on Saturday!

rhizome ad

see if you can find our rhizome ad. this is cheap yet awesome advertising! (thanks bill)

http://rhizome.org/50k/index.html

also–i have a zine giveaway going on at Visual Influence

and see recent pics of our renovations on our Flickr!

027that’s me! talk about DIY!

50/50/50: Christine Tarantino

Christine Tarantino will be representing Massachusetts and the Artist Book medium!

Copy 1/2 of Artist Book created in 2008-2009 by Christine Tarantino and Keith Buchholz.
Original sent to Fiero del Libero, Turin Italy

La Vita e Semplice, 2008, artist book created entirely from found/discarded materials, for Utopia Library, project of Vittore Baroni, ITALIA.

LITTLE FAWN LITTLE ELK LOVE POEMS, 2005
Artist Book, accordion fold, birch bark covers with feather and raffia tie, ink jet printed, 3 x 3 inches

Make sure to visit Christine’s website. She is also into Mail Art and also has a project where artists are invited to send a photograph of themselves working in their studio.

I am still accepting submission for the 50/50/50 show, and will most likely be extending the original deadline!
Click here for more details. Thanks!