Theme Wall Submission
First time submitting? PLEASE read!
HOW IT WORKS:
Lydia C Creative Life and Camano Commons Marketplace are joining forces to give more exposure to local artists within our family friendly atmosphere. We now have a designated theme wall that rotates roughly every four weeks (3rd Wednesdays). This wall is already a big hit and creates a vibrant in-season feel for guests to The Loft at Camano Commons. The rotation allows for more artists to participate and gives incentives for our beloved locals to come up often to see what's up in The Loft.
••••How can I get notices about the next theme?
Lydia will announce a theme for a given month for our theme wall within my weekly or bi-weekly “what’s up” email. I will put THE LOFT info first.
••••Who can submit?
Any Camano/Stanwood resident adult artist who has a consistent body of work, website and social media presence.
(I’m hoping to have an emerging artist theme in September, so if you aren’t quite established yet, this will be a great way to launch.)
••••What type of art can be submitted?
Artist can submit 1-3 items of ANY MEDIUM as long as it is the original - NO REPRODUCTIONS, PLEASE. Lydia’s choices are purely subjective according to the atmosphere she is creating for a given theme. This does not mean all three will necessarily be used if the artist is chosen for that theme. All items must be for sale.
√ NOTE: All work must be encouraging and G-rated. We are not a gallery, per se, so the normal art norms do not apply.
√√ NOTE: The Loft is upstairs!!! Make sure items are not too heavy to be carried by the buyer without assistance.
••••are there fees?
Submission fee: $0.
Participation fee: $15.
IF CHOSEN: artists will pay Lydia C Creative Life $15 This covers my time boosting you on social media, representing you to the public and installing your art.
••••what about sales?
Sales commission fee: 40%
Camano Commons Marketplace will take a 40% commission from sales. (Lydia does not receive any funds from the commission nor is she a paid employee of the Commons. If chosen, you will be given a vendor form and W-9 to submit to Camano Commons.)
Super important!!!! ——— If your work is accepted, you will need to take it off of your website store for the duration of the time it is hanging here. ALSO, you’ll need to leave it hanging for the duration of the show. If it sells from here, we can work together to see if you have another image to fill the spot that fits the size, theme, etc. We are unable to accommodate out of state sales and other special circumstances.
•Camano Commons, Lydia Crouch and The Loft will not be held liable for any damage or shrinkage. You will be leaving your art at your own risk. (So far, this has not been a problem, but we just need to be clear.)
***When submitting, you will provide the following info for EACH image photo you submit:
Artist name: (you)
SIZE framed: (outer dimension of frame)
(For sculpture/pottery, etc. please give height, depth and width.)
•••IF ACCEPTED, what then?
•Lydia will send you a step by step info for participating.
•You will need to get a vendor number for Camano Commons.
•You’ll need to drop off your work on a given date (2 day window) and pick it up on a given date. (Dates will be communicated by email to theme participants.) If you leave your work unattended after the pick up date, we have no place to store it or keep it safe.
IF YOUR ART IS SELECTED, LYDIA WILL:
promote the theme and you as an artist on social media
Tag you on social media posts so that you can get more mileage by reposting on your own media
Provide space for your business card and flyers so that people can see more of your work online or contact you for commission work (wouldn’t that be awesome!?)
IF YOUR ART IS SELECTED, YOU AGREE TO:
deliver art priced (with cards you print from the pdf you will be provided) and ready to display or hang by the given date (there will be a 2-3 day window)
repost & share the event/theme on your social media
•remove your selected pieces temporarily from your website and leave it hanging for the duration of the show (unless it sells from here)
• pick up your work on time after the theme wall is taken down