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Artists Council – THE STORE 

Introducing a Retail Gift Store at the

Artists Center at the Galen

72-567 Hwy 111 in Palm Desert, California

RETAIL PROSPECTUS

 

Dear Artist Council Members:

The Artists Council opened its permanent retail store in September 2023.

 

If you are interested in your art being included in this specialty boutique store, offering high-quality, unique, handmade member art to our visitors, please read the information carefully. An overview of what to expect in the selection process is included, and a link to fill out the application is provided below.

 

In general:

  • The Selection Committee will review your entries and select artists to participate on an individual basis.

  • Once the artists have been selected, we will then ask for more detailed information about each art item you are proposing. The Selection Committee will review these item proposals and make final Art Item selections.

FOR EXISTING STORE ARTISTS:

  • If you have already applied as an artist for the permanent Store, you do not need to fill out the artist application again.  (If your only participation is with the 2022 Pop-up store, follow the instructions below for new store artists.)

  • To add new items for consideration, click this link and submit the detailed information for your new items.  You will receive a Consignment Purchase Order via email for any items that are selected.

NEW ARTISTS - ARTIST AND ART ITEM SELECTION PROCESS:

  • The link to apply as a new artist for THE STORE is below.  You first need to be selected as an artist for The Store - once you receive an Artist Selection email you will follow the link in that letter in order to enter your items for consideration in our inventory.

  • All items will be taken on consignment only.

  • Once you receive a Consignment Purchase Order, please bring your items to the Galen on any day we are open.  Please do not bring in any items before you receive a Consignment Purchase Order via email.

  • Acceptable items are:

    • Paper: includes note cards (should be blank inside and have appropriate acetate sleeves for protection), gift tags, journals, book art, and other items made of paper.

    • Prints or Small Works: (any medium) on paper, canvas sheets, etc. (prints not to exceed 20”x20”, not framed, not on canvas or gesso board; other small works not to exceed 12"x12"). Prints must be in protective, clear plastic sheets, ready for sale.

    • Books or Publications: written or illustrated by the artist.

    • Artful Home Decor: Pottery, sculpture, glass, metal, and wood objects are included in this category and must be original designs. All artwork must be original art created by the artist submitting the work. Artwork must be “ready to sell” and stand on its own. Tableware items must meet California regulations for food safety and include use and care instructions.

    • Jewelry Art: Please describe the medium, i.e., metal, beads, etc. carefully.

    • Wearable Art: Appropriate labels with fabric content and care must accompany the piece.

    • Holiday Decor:  Any holiday-themed items, including holiday cards, Christmas tree ornaments, handcrafted candles, etc.

                

PROCESS FOR APPLYING TO BE A "STORE" ARTIST:

            1. Submit your Artist Application to THE STORE by clicking HERE.                 

            2. Include a photo of your artwork with your application.

            3. Please follow the instructions carefully!

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • If you are not a member of the Artists Council, you need to join in order to participate in THE STORE. Please do so by going to www.artistscouncil.com/join

  • If your membership has lapsed, please go to www.artistscouncil.com, click on "Member Portal" in the top navigation bar, then log in and renew your membership before submitting your entry.

 

MANAGEMENT OF INVENTORY:

After your selection as a STORE artist, the Selection Committee will review your proposed items, and issue a Consignment Purchase Order for all items we select.  Our staff will then retail ticket the items (per the agreed retail price) and merchandise the items for sale in THE STORE.

 

LEGAL AGREEMENT:

By submitting to the Artists Council’s THE STORE, the artist acknowledges and agrees that he/she:

  • Has read and agrees to all conditions of entry.

  • Releases rights for use of images of his/her artwork in any ArtistsCouncil promotional and marketing materials.

  • The artist is responsible for insurance for his/her artwork.

  • All exhibiting artists will be required to sign a liability waiver at the time

       of filling out the application.

  • The Artists Council reserves the right to refuse any artwork that is not

       of acceptable quality, does not match the submitted entry image, or

       does not meet framing or finishing criteria, or any other requirements

       stated above.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENT:

  • Pricing is between $5 - $1500. The artist/AC split is 50%/50%. 

  • The artwork's retail price MUST be the same as on your website or otherwise promoted.

  • Payment for items sold will be accounted for and distributed on a monthly basis.

DELIVERY AND PICK-UP:

  • The Artist will be responsible for delivering the selected items to the Artists Council at the Galen. 

  • Please proof your entry details carefully!  NO SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED!

  • Once items are delivered and received at the Artists Center, they must remain in THE STORE at the Artists Council for a minimum duration of 4 months.

  • The AC will ticket the items prior to placing the items on the selling floor.

  • Delivery: after you receive a Consignment Purchase Order, please bring your items to the Galen on an open day - typically Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-4pm (closed on holidays).

 

QUESTIONS?

If you have STORE-related questions, please contact acstore@artistscouncil.com.

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