Buckman Arts Focus Elementary's
27th Annual Buckman Art Show & Sell
March 11th & 12th, 2017
Application Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Nonrefundable Application Fee: $25
Applications are now closed.
BUCKMAN ART SHOW & SELL BACKGROUND AND APPLICATION INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS
Please be sure to thoroughly read the following information.
The Buckman Art Show & Sell showcases Portland’s vibrant and talented art community while raising much-needed funds for the city’s premier public elementary school with an arts-centered curriculum. Initiated by a team of dedicated parents and artists in 1991, this beloved community-wide event invites professional local artists to show their work in an energetic and family-oriented atmosphere. Opening night festivities kick off a weekend filled with artwork and performances by Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School students and artists from throughout the Portland area.
Approximately 125 to 140 established and emerging artists presenting a range of media and styles will be selected for the 26th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell. Artists—both professional and Buckman students—receive 70% of their proceeds, with the remaining 30% directly benefiting Buckman’s PTA, which supports the school’s arts-integrated academic program.
In 1989, Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School became Portland's only public school with an arts-integrated curriculum. Students attending Buckman receive weekly drama, art, music, and dance classes that encourage artistic and academic growth. The Buckman Art Show & Sell provides an exciting opportunity for students to envision and develop their own creative futures.
Who Should Apply
We are looking for original artwork in a broad range of media—from painting to puppetry, ceramics to glass, jewelry to handbags, knitwear to mixed media. Established and emerging artists are highly encouraged to apply. We are not accepting body products.
How to Apply
Please submit a completed application no later than 11:59 pm on November 17th, 2016 by filling out the electronic form on this site and then pay by PayPal your nonrefundable $25 application fee. All materials and complete application must be received by 11:59 pm on November 17, 2016.
--NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED--
Is there a fee to apply?
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee due along with your application. If you are not accepted to the show, this fee will not be refunded. We charge this fee to help cover the extensive printing and mailing costs associated with the event’s marketing, publicity, and application process. After filling out the application you will be re-directed to PayPal. If there is an error in the process please email us and we can send an invoice for easy remittance. We thank you for your support of Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School and for applying to participate in this wonderful fundraiser.
All entries will be evaluated on the basis of a website or four (4) high-quality images of artwork submitted by each artist. Submitted websites images should be representative of the work intended for sale at the event. The jury includes working artists and arts professionals.
Notification of Acceptance
You will receive a notification of acceptance or non-acceptance via email by the end of the day (midnight) on December 12th. Please be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your email contacts to help our emails from going into your spam box.
All artwork is presented in an informal gallery-style arrangement in the Buckman cafeteria and gyms. Accepted artists will be assigned a location to best fit the artwork on view. Space assignments will be posted online the week before the show. Limited amounts of additional artwork for re-stocking during the event may be stored under tables or in designated areas in the school.
Donations for Silent Auction
The Buckman Art Show & Sell includes a lively silent auction. If you feel strongly about the necessity of arts education, and you wish to support Buckman’s arts-integrated educational programs, please consider donating a piece for the silent auction! Donated artwork sold in the silent auction means 100% proceeds for the school, which can be used to preserve and expand the arts programs at Buckman, the city’s premier public arts elementary school, serving children from all economic and ethnic backgrounds from all over Portland. We are very grateful for any artwork you wish to donate. Artists can designate a minimum bid for donated pieces.
The event is promoted through a media campaign, including postcards mailed to art enthusiasts, posters and handbills distributed about town, press releases and photos submitted to appropriate print media, PSAs submitted to electronic media, preview displays at the school, retail promotions, and the Buckman Art Show & Sell Web site (which lists all artists participating in the show). Posters, handbills, postcards, and electronic flyers (e-blasts) will be available for participating artists to distribute to clients, buyers, friends, family, and neighborhood retailers. The printed materials will be available in the Buckman office by February 20, 2017, and the electronic flyers will be e-mailed to participating artists for forwarding to their mailing lists. In addition, postcards and handbills will be mailed to participating artists for them to distribute to clients and mailing lists.
Artists are encouraged to attend. While you are not required to be present, your presence at the event will likely increase your sales. If you cannot attend, please provide business cards, postcards, and/or a mailing list so visitors may reach you after the sale. Buckman will staff the cashier and packaging station for the show.
Questions about the application process may be directed to our chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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