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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such a pretty lass!

aprons are cute, and this one is extra sweet. handsewn by our own lovely Mrs. Gritzy–you can be the cutest little leprechaun on the block in this apron. what is better than shamrocks and ladybugs? glitter! wear it as a special treat on St. Pattie’s Day and throughout the year to brighten your mood and let the luck of the Irish rub off on you! One size fits most. Only $35 and you can get it here.

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!

They’re here, they’re here!

Lookout–we just got in 11 new hand-sewn bags by Gayle Gentry!! These have become very popular and it’s easy to see why–each bag is a unique blend of style, quality, and function. Gayle is a local Algoma artist who creates not only these bags, but also wallets, hiking belts, and **coming soon** summer dresses!

I know a lot of ladies have been waiting for these to arrive, so come in soon to get first choice! Gayle has even create one bag that is a slightly smaller version for the petite gals.

Here are a few examples:

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

orange you glad it’s monday?

Hokey, I know,but I’m in a good mood today. Looking around the gallery, I find that we have a lot of ORANGE things right now—one of my favorite colors–so energizing, uplifting, and positive. In the middle of winter, we could all use a little brightness in our life!

hand-sewn bag and wallet by Gayle Gentry

Clock by Kimberly Erickson

NEW feather earrings by local artist Terri

ceramic bowl by Joe Singewald

hats by Melissa Hahn

musical quote pillow by Gayle Gentry

coasters by Kimberly Erickson

Domino Pendant by Odd Bird Designs

mug by Joe

magnets by Lori Birr

collage postcards by Molly Overstreet

hairclips by lizzellizzel

notecard by Kate Merritt Davis

magnet by The Crafty Hag

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

WinterFest

ceramic jar by local artist Joe Singewald

We have donated this jar for St. Mary’s Winterfest silent auction, to help raise money for the school. More info below

St. Mary’s Parish, Algoma, is having its 8th annual Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 6, from Noon to 10:00 P.M. Fun for the whole Family! Activities include: *Large Raffle– $1000 Grand Prize and many more prizes (Need not be present to win) * Special Raffles for a Home-made Quilt and a Full Force – Archery Bow *Huge Silent Auction, some auction items: Signed Packer Football, Las Vegas Vacation package, Bar-room Table and Stools, Badger football tickets, plus much more * Cake Walk, Food and Refreshments *Sheepshead Card Party-1:00pm * Youth Fun Area and a Kids Silent Auction – Fun for all ages * Winterfest Dinner featuring Caribbean Chicken and Fruit Salad – Enjoy a dinner with all the fixin’s, Dessert & a Drink. Cost is $8.00 for Adults, serving from 4:00-7:00 P.M.

For more info or tickets visit http://www.stmarysalgoma.com or call the school/parish office 920-487-5004/487-5005.

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 12:00 PM10:00 PM. St. Mary’s Parish 214 Church Street Algoma, WI 54201.

Ethereal Views: Environments in Contemporary Art

Join us on January 16, between 5:30 – 9:00 pm for the opening reception of Ethereal Views: Environments in Contemporary Art. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Featuring artists Lori Birr, Kiera L. Faber, A. Bill Miller, Kate Merritt Davis, and Carleyrae Weber

Kiera L. Faber:

Kate Merritt Davis:

Carleyrae Weber:

New This Week!

Check out the new Peninsula Pulse newspaper for a great article about Eclipse by Melissa Ripp.

Thank you Melissa!

Here’s a link to the online version.

We have also created a Press page on our website, where you can find our latest press releases and links to articles.

Please stop by the Algoma Business Connection meeting which will be held at our space on Monday, December 14, from 5:30 – 7:30. Network with Chamber of Commerce members and the community, refreshments will be served, and take a look at the 50/50/50 show before it closes on the 31st! Cost is $3 at the door, or $2 pre-registered, which you can do online here. Should be a fun night and you can even pick up a last minute Christmas gift!

ALSO, please update your bookmarks for this site! I am no longer using domain mapping, and the URL will be going back to https://theeclipsegallery.wordpress.com

Our main website is still located at www.theeclipsegallery.com
If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out.

Thanks!