Artistan Gift Sale - Christmastime at Fine Line

December 4 - December 12, 2020

Deadline for applications: October 3, 2020

Each application is for one artist.  Jury fee $20 per application

The applications for this year's Christmastime at Fine Line Artisan Gift Sale is now available. 

Due to COVID-19, this year’s event may look very different, but we are still moving forward!  New opportunities include an online shopping feature with curbside pickup.

We are excited to provide an outlet for our wonderful Fine Line Artists to showcase and sell their work - for many this year, this may be one of few opportunities.  However, we will need a cooperative effort to pull this off and look forward to working with you.

Artwork will be displayed in the Kavanagh Gallery building.  Since your work will be inventoried, you will not need to be present to conduct sales.  All artists, however, must commit to working a minimum of two shifts.  There will be a limited number of shifts that will be behind the scenes on campus. 

 All Artists must be a current member of Fine Line as of December 1, 2020, to show and sell your work at the Artisan Gift Sales - Christmastime at Fine Line.  If you are unsure about your membership expiration date, please contact Fine Line @ 630-584-9443.  Office hours are Monday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm.  You may also join online - membership applications can be found here.

All items must be checked in to the Kavanagh Gallery (schedule to be determined).  Fine Line staff will be there to inventory your items, validate membership and ensure that you have signed up to work two shifts.   No items will be accepted after Wednesday, December 2, 2020.  This year we will make appointments to allow for social distancing.

 Although we are always looking for that spark of freshness, originality, creativity - whatever you call that quality that brings a piece to life, we will be looking to see that your overall finishing techniques and presentation convey a refinement and quality that add to its overall design.  All work must be original and made by the artist within the last 3 years.  Commercial items or items from kits will not be accepted.  In the final analysis, when we are setting up the show, Fine Line and the Christmastime Committee reserve the right to refuse exhibition of work not consistent with submitted images or the guidelines of the show.  We at Fine Line, as well as our clientele, expect the best in our craftsmanship.

All items placed in the show MUST be for sale and reflect a 30% donation to Fine Line.  All unsold items must remain in the show until it closes on Saturday, December 12, 2020.  No artist is allowed to pick up unsold work before Tuesday, December 15, 2020.  All unsold items must be picked up on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 between 10am - 8pm.  If you cannot make this date, you will need to make arrangements for someone to do this for you.  Personnel will NOT be available to check you out, nor will we be responsible for your items after Tuesday, December 15, 2020.  Checks (less the 30% to Fine Line) for merchandise sold during the show will be mailed within one week of inventory pick up to the address provided on your application form.

Jury results will be emailed by Saturday, October 17, 2020.   

At that time we will have more details as to the timing and processes for this year’s show. 

EntryThingy is the application site being used to receive all submissions.

Click here to reach the application site.