New Show Opportunities for Artists
Big change for Ptarmigan Arts Gallery! We have changed the way we present shows. Evolving from our tradition of hosting month-long shows, we have moved to a Pop-Up show format. We are excited about this new direction for our gallery shows and for the opportunities it offers artists.
A Pop-Up show is just that – it “pops up” on a weekend. Shows start on Friday or Saturday. You can rent a designated area in our gallery for either one or two days. The artist is there to sell their artwork and talk with customers, and all the sale proceeds go to the artist. This format is just like renting booth space at a holiday market or craft fair.
Artists applying can be:
- An established artist looking for an additional or alternative sales venue
- New to Homer and wanting to introduce your artwork
- Or an up-and-coming artist who wants to jump into selling their artwork, but is not sure where to start.
This is a great new opportunity we are offering both members and local artists. Artwork could include jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, glass work, photography, ceramics, metal work, mixed media, wood arts, drawing, or painting.
And First Fridays will be better than ever. Pop-Up shows scheduled for First Friday will run all day plus extended evening hours until 8 p.m. Undecided about whether to have a one-day or a two-day show? No problem–you can sign up for the second day after your show starts.
We are flexible and here to help make your Pop-Up show the best it can be. The gallery has a six-foot folding table, six free-standing grid rack panels with hanging hardware, a floor-standing print bin, and folding chairs. You are welcome to use these or bring your own display elements. The display must fit within the 6’x9’ show area. Nothing may be attached to the gallery walls.
Set-up and take-down will be easy. We will handle publicity using images you provide and publicize your show on our website and social media, through local media outlets, and within the arts community.
Artists, please apply early to secure your preferred date. You need to fill out an Application and submit it, along with three to five digital images of a representative sample of the artwork you plan to sell. Our members will review applications once a month. If your application is approved, we will put you on our show schedule. You can find additional details on the Artist Information Sheet. The application process is easy and fun.
If you have questions, email us at email@example.com.