2018 Q & A
What are the dimensions of the artist’s space?
Each artist has a 4’x4’ space, within which they can display their art using a
• Table (max. length of 4’; artist can provide their own or use one of Buckman’s 30”x4’ tables)
• Grid panel (artist can provide their own, or use one or two of Buckman’s 4’x8’ panels)
• Hanging rack (artist provides their own; Buckman does not provide hanging racks)
*Please note that the combination of two panels plus a 30”x4’ table is not a workable configuration, as the tables that Buckman provides are too large for the space that two panels (which are in a V-formation) provide. If you request two panels and wish to also have a table, you are welcome to provide your own small table (such as a small narrow card table).
How big are the grid panels that Buckman provides?
Each grid panel is 4’ wide x 8’ high and is made of black powder-coated metal. Artists can request a maximum of two panels in their application.
How big are the tables that Buckman provides?
Tables are 4’ wide x 30” deep.
There is no additional booth fee and provides tables and panels as available at no charge. IF YOU RAISE YOUR TABLE you need to mark "own set up" and bring your own table and tablecloth. Thank you!
Does Buckman provide table coverings or should I bring my own?
Buckman provides black tablecloths to cover the tables. If you wish to bring your own table covering, you are welcome to do so. IF YOU ARE RAISING A TABLE please mark "OWN SETUP" in the application and bring your own table, tablecloth and risers. Thanks!
Does Buckman provide hangers for hanging art on the grid panels?
Buckman does provide a limited number of S-hooks and grid hangers on a first-come, first-serve basis during check-in on Thursday evening and Friday morning. However, to ensure that you have the type and number that you need, it is recommended that you provide your own.
What days and times can I set up my gallery space?
Artists can set up on Friday evening between 6:30pm-9:00pm or on Saturday morning with permission from Lori, between 8:30am-9:30am. The galleries will only be open and available for artists to set up during those scheduled times. Outside of those times, the galleries will be locked and unavailable for access by artists or the general public.
Artists will be let back in to finalize their spaces and get ready for door openings 30 minutes beforehand: 9:30am on Saturday morning and 10:30 am on Sunday morning.
How are sales handled?
The Buckman Art Show and Sell crew handle the sales. The sales are done through a central location in the library where customers can use credit cards, checks and cash.
Do I need to put the price stickers you provided on all of my art?
Yes, as it is the only way that we will be able to track your sales (the number that is printed on the price stickers is your artist number). We use removable stickers, so that the adhesive does not leave a trace on your artwork. If you have pieces that are small (e.g. jewelry) or that are not conducive to removable stickers (e.g. textiles), you have a few options. We provide receipt books for jewelry artists; you can simply write the price of the item(s) on the receipt, then put one of your artist stickers on the receipt and hand it to the customer (who will then hand it to one of the cashiers when they check out). If you have textiles or other small pieces, some artists tie tags to their artwork with strings and then put the price sticker on the tag.
If you run out of stickers we can print you more that can either be picked up at Buckman before the show or available for you at artist check-in.
Do I need to supply my own packaging materials to wrap my artwork for customers who wish to purchase it?
We have a station in the library for packaging up art after people have purchased it. We offer to wrap and bag their items and we staple the receipt to the bags so that they can show it as proof of purchase when they leave through the front doors. If you would like to provide your own packaging materials and offer to wrap very fragile items for your customers, that would be fine. Or, you can just let the volunteers handle that portion for you.
During and After the Show
Does Buckman supply chairs, or should I bring my own?
We encourage you to stay with your art. You will need to bring your own chair or stool. Because we are an elementary school, we have a number of very small kid-size chairs, but very few adult-size ones.
When do I need to remove my art after the show is over?
Show take-down is from 4:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday. . Artists must be present to pack up & remove their artwork from the building at 4:00. Doors will be locked at 6:00. The school building will be locked at the conclusion of take-down & will remain locked for the remainder of the weekend. If due to extenuating circumstances, you will not be able to be present during the take-down, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternate arrangements.
When will checks be sent to artists?
Checks will be mailed to artists within 30 days of the show (as stated in the application). When you check in prior to the show, we will ask you to confirm your mailing address. Buckman will keep 30% of sales for a tax deductible donation.