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Press: Door County Living Magazine

A big thank you to Door County Living Magazine, whose current issue (the one with the cute owl on it) features an article about The Eclipse Gallery!


Come into the gallery to snag a copy!

REMINDER: For those of you who don’t already follow my personal art blog, Visual Influence, I have an art giveaway going on right now — and today is the LAST day to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an original painting of mine! While you’re there, check out my other posts, and if you like what you see, subscribe to the RSS feed. I’ve been blogging now for 3 years and try to bring my own unique perspective to what inspires me about art & craft. Let me know what you think!

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Main Street & Rose Awards

 

 

We were fortunate enough to win two awards recently! Community Improvement of Algoma nominated us for the Best Interior Renovation project for the Wisconsin Main Street Program awards, and we won! That was very exciting, since the award is on a state-wide level. Here is a link to all of the winners and the press release.

We also won a Rose Award from the Algoma Chamber of Commerce, which is for helping to make the downtown more inviting. It was nice to be recognized for all of our hard work and we really appreciate it!

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!

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!

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!

NEW website!!!

I recently had a great idea for a new layout for the website, and I’m not a graphic designer by any means, but I used Mircrosoft Publisher to create my vision. It worked great, until I figured out that the home page images don’t show up in Firefox, although the rest of the pages images look fine (and the entire site works great in Internet Explorer)!!

So now if you type in www.theeclipsegallery.com you will get the new site, and to get to the blog you have to type in http://eclipsegalleryblog.com You can also get to the blog via the “about” page by clicking on “news”.

I hope you like the new design. I think it’s much more streamlined, minimalistic, and contemporary. If any of you know how to fix the glitch with the homepage/firefox thing I would love you forever! Thanks, and enjoy!

New Flickr Group

I’ve been a little obsessed with Flickr lately. Probably because I just got a new camera. It’s only a point-and-shoot, but I love it so much–a Nikon P80. So I’ve been browsing through Flickr a bunch (especially since I’ve been sitting in the hospital for the last week with Brandon and have an exorbinant amount of free time). I have said it before, and I’ll say it again–I can’t believe the amount of talented artists out there in the world. Aren’t we lucky to live in a world where we have the Internet and are able to discover so much great art everyday!!?

So I have set up a Flickr group for The Eclipse Gallery. This group is for artists, makers, and designers who:

1. Have exhibited at The Eclipse Gallery
2. Who are going to exhibit at The Eclipse Gallery
3. Who want to exhibit at The Eclipse Gallery

For more details, visit this link. As always, any questions/comments, just e-mail.