Are you an artist? Do you sell your work on Etsy? If so, we invite you to apply to be part of our exhibition during London Art Month in October 2014. Accessible and real, join us to celebrate the art of Etsy!
Coinciding with world-renowned art fair Frieze during London Art Month in October 2014, Etsy will present an exciting cross-disciplinary exhibition of artworks by selected artists from our creative community in the UK.
The exhibition in London’s Brick Lane will not only showcase and sell amazing artwork but will explore the stories, motivation and processes of the artists involved. Open to the public from 17th – 19th October 2014, the exhibition will provide a platform for talented Etsy artists during one of the most important weeks of the art calendar.
Am I eligible to be part of the exhibition?
Space is very limited, but we are looking for artists who create limited edition works across a variety of disciplines to take part in the exhibition.
To participate in the Etsy art exhibition, you must:
- Have an active Etsy shop (haven’t opened your shop yet? Don’t worry! You can get 20 FREE listings when you open your shop for this event. See details below…)
- Make artworks that fit within one of the following categories: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, illustration, photography, ceramic art, textile art, paper art
- Be based in the United Kingdom
- Be able to produce limited edition works
- Be over 18 years of age
- Be able to get your selected artworks to London by Tuesday October 14th 2014 (all unsold artworks will be returned)
Please note: the following disciplines are NOT eligible to apply this time: vintage products, jewellery, fashion, accessories, knitwear, toys, interior products, furniture, homeware, home textiles, home ceramics, food, garden products, wedding. (Apologies! This time we’re focussing on art, but there will be other opportunities for these disciplines coming up at a later date).
You do not need to have ever exhibited before, or have gallery representation, to participate.
Will people be able to buy my work at the exhibition?
Yes! All works exhibited must be available for sale in your Etsy shop, and visitors will be able to buy online while they are at the gallery. Visitors will be encouraged to view other works in your Etsy shop too. Purchased works will not be shipped until the exhibition closes, and any unsold works will be returned to you at the end of the exhibition.
Deadline for applications
Applications must be received by midnight on Tuesday 5th August 2014.
I don’t have an Etsy shop yet. Can I still apply?
If you are an artist not currently selling on Etsy, why not open a shop and apply? Get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: ARTETSYUK at www.etsy.com/promotion (new sellers only).
If you make eligible art but it isn’t currently listed on your Etsy shop (or perhaps you are working on something that isn’t finished yet), please complete the form and include links to view your art online. Please ONLY include links to work that you have created yourself.
When will I know if I have been selected for the exhibition?
Exhibitors will be selected by a panel. We regret that we will not be able to inform all applicants of our decision, but successful applicants will be notified within one month of the application deadline. Once you have applied we may ask you questions about your work via convo, so please keep an eye out for us.
How to apply
Applications close midnight, August 5th 2014.