The Dalles Art Center is thrilled to host the Holiday Art & Craft Market in November and December featuring fine art and artisanal craft items made by local artists and makers. This is an annual show to celebrate the season and help people find locally made gifts from local artists and makers. There is no fee for entry, instead sales of items will result in a 70/30 (artist/TDAC) % commission split for artists who are members of TDAC and a 60/40 % commission split for artists who are not members of TDAC. If you are not a member - its easy to join on this website or when you come into the center.
Holiday Art & Craft Market is the perfect exhibit for items that are well-suited as gifts. The following suggested guidelines are meant to help artists decide what items to bring to the show and to offer help with pricing.
What items sell well at Holiday Art & Craft Market?
Items that are easily recognizable as gifts such as holiday ornaments, holiday decorations (e.g. unique wreaths) or holiday themed. Pottery and/or ceramic items. Wooden toys or household items or decorations. Knitted, crocheted, quilted or felted wearable items. Artisanal products such as soaps and bath salts. Holiday cards. Small hand-built furniture. Jewlery and beaded items. Toys or kits for kids!
Other items such as fine art paintings, drawings and prints are welcome as well! We are excited to see the creativity of this community come to life at this show!
If you have questions about what items might sell, please email Kris at firstname.lastname@example.org
How should I price my work?
Hand-made items and artwork are treasures, and the time artists puts into their work is valuable. A review of past sales indicates that the majority of items sold in the holiday show were priced between $5 – $325. Artwork and other pieces priced above $325 also sell and we welcome items at a higher price range. This information is to show the range of pricing has a history of sales. Artists are encouraged to offer items at a range of prices to help support sales of your work. Artists make the decision about the pricing of their work and these guidelines are shared in the hopes they are helpful.
How to Submit Your Work to the Holiday Show & Bazaar:
Please fill out the form below to let TDAC know you are planning on bringing in your items to sell. This will help Kris prepare for installing this work.
Artists will drop off their work between Tuesday, October 29th and Friday, November 3rd (between 11 am - 5 pm). When you drop off your work, you'll be asked to provide an inventory of your items that includes your name, contact info (phone & email), the list of items & titles and prices.
Items should be ready to be on display and not require assembly by TDAC staff. TDAC has pedestals and tables to arrange the work for display.
The Holiday Show & Bazaar Opening Night Party:
There will be an opening night exhibit reception on Thursday, November 9th. We will also host a holiday party on Thursday, December 7th.
Artists, we welcome any/all of you who might want to host mini-classes or demonstrations on your work. Please email email@example.com with your ideas.