Just in — big news from Ptarmigan Arts! We have changed up the way we present shows. Evolving from our tradition of hosting month-long shows, we have moved to a weekend pop-up show format. We’re excited about this new direction for our gallery and for the opportunities it offers.
A pop-up show is just that – it “pops up” on a weekend at Ptarmigan Arts. Shows start on Friday or Saturday. You can rent a designated area in our gallery for either one or two days. You’ll be there the whole time to sell your artwork and talk with customers, and all the sales proceeds go to you. You know the drill – just like renting booth space at a holiday market or craft fair.
- An established artist looking for an additional or alternative sales venue?
- New to town and wanting to introduce Homer to your artwork?
- An up-and-coming artist who wants to jump into selling your artwork but don’t know where to go?
- Or maybe, especially now, you want to have the spotlight focused solely on you in a safe and stress-free environment?
We can help.
Jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, glass work, photography, ceramics, metal work, mixed media, wood arts, drawing, painting – it’s up to you. Naturally, we expect the highest quality artwork and that all items will be made by you or will feature your original work. There are a few things we won’t allow – imported items, items purchased for resale, collectibles, party-plan items, raffle tickets, or food.
Ptarmigan Arts’ First Fridays will be better than ever. Weekend shows scheduled for First Friday will run all day plus extended evening hours until 7 p.m. Do you want a Friday and Saturday show? We can do that. Do you work Fridays and want to have a Saturday show instead? We can do that, too. 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’re flexible and here to help you.
Ptarmigan Arts has a six foot folding table, six free-standing grid rack panels with hanging hardware, a floor-standing print bin, and folding chairs. You can use these or bring your own display elements – your choice. All we ask is that your display fits within the 6’x9’ show area, that you don’t block other nearby artwork, and that you don’t attach anything to our gallery walls.
Setup and take-down will be easy – no schlepping your artwork the length of a football field or parking half a mile away. We’ll handle publicity, too. Using images you’ll provide, we’ll publicize your show on our website and social media, through local media outlets, and within the arts community.
Show slots will fill up quickly, so apply early to secure your preferred date. You’ll need to fill out an Application and submit it, along with three to five high-quality 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’ll get you on the show schedule. You can find additional details on the Artist Information Sheet. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.