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Become an Exhibitor

Join us this November 8, 9, and 10  at the Horticulture Building 

The Call for Artists is now open!

Structure of NOIR 2024

Friday

November 8

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Cocktail Soirée Art Exhibition

Saturday

November 9

10:00am - 5:00pm

Art Exhibition

Sunday

November 10

10:00am - 4:00pm

Art Exhibition

Artist Set-up Time

Artists will be able to set-up their displays on Friday November 8th, from 2:30pm - 6:00pm.

 

Extended set-up time will be given to any artists who volunteer to help with grid preparations (i.e. mounting fabric to grids, mounting signage, etc.). Pending completion time, this will commence at approximately 12:00pm, giving volunteers extra time to use as desired, prior to the evening "Soiree" event which starts at 7pm.

Process for Becoming an Exhibitor

Eligibility Criteria

 

In order to apply to become an exhibitor, please consider the following first to ensure that you are eligible:

  1. You are an established/professional artist, who has been creating visual art for at least two years;

  2. You create original artwork, and will only be selling your own original pieces that are all part of one cohesive collection or clearly connected body of work;

  3. You understand and agree that all of your pieces at the exhibition must be outfitted with appropriate hanging hardware (i.e. D-rings and wire);

  4. Your artwork is priced (or will be priced at the show) at a minimum of at least $0.80 cents / per square inch or higher;

  5. You have previous exhibition experience at professional art exhibitions / art shows. Emerging artists may be eligible for special consideration if space allows.

  6. You understand that print sales of your own original artwork are permitted, provided that they are either limited edition prints, or a modest selection of professionally produced items (e.g. cards or mounted prints). Some exceptions may apply, please contact us if you feel your body of work requires an exception: info@art-ex.ca .

Exhibition Space and Fees

 

There will be approximately 60 spaces, complete with grids, available for artists to choose from within the Exhibition Floor Plan (please note that the floor plan is TBA and will be communicated once it is available). Some premium spaces will be available as well. All artists will be able to select their space well in advance of the event, and space selection order will be first-come-first-served based on the order of registration with payment. It is highly advised that artists apply early in order to secure priority selection for exhibition space. 

  • Fees:

    • Starting from $420 for a single 10' linear foot segment

    • Premium spaces start at $450 for a single 10' linear foot segment

    • No Commission Fees, artists keep 100% of all their sales!

  • Measurements:

    • All segments (single) are 8' ft high by 10' ft wide 

    • You may choose to have two adjacent segments in order to have 20' linear feet (by 8' ft high).

  • Fees Include:​

    • Grids (i.e. 8'x10' ModuLoc panel) and black backdrop for all exhibition spaces​

    • Three (3) exhibition days (full weekend + Friday night)

    • Artist vernissage event on Friday night 

    • 10 gratis tickets to give to friends, family, and fans

    • Feature post on social media

    • Profile on our website with link to your website or social media

    • Marketing, Promotion, and PR 

    • Access to Artist Only area with complimentary refreshments

    • Potential "Artist Listing" in Arabella Magazine's 'Show' special issue (based on eligbility)

Floor Plan & Price List

 

Click on either of the links below to open:

Application Submission

 

Opens: May 20th

Closes: July 3rd

Once accepted, artists will be able to register and secure their preferred exhibition space. Artists accepted after we have reached capacity (approximately 55 exhibitors) will be added to a waitlist. For this reason, artists are highly encouraged to apply early, and register as soon as possible upon being accepted.

The "Apply Now" button will be live on May 20th:

Selection Process

 

Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, and assessed (on an on-going basis, as they are submitted), based on the following considerations:

  • Professionalism in the application. This includes the representation of the artwork/collection (clear, quality images), as well as the Artist Statement (articulate, grammatical, etc.).

  • Professionalism of the work. This includes demonstrating (one of the submission images can be used for this) that edges are finished/painted, and/or that pieces are framed, as well as have appropriate hanging hardware.

  • Professionalism of Online Presence. This includes having some method of online representation of your artwork, wherein clients can contact you, view your portfolio or currently available pieces. Active social media presence is a strong asset.

  • Previous Experience. This includes previous Wall Candy events, but ideally will also include other art shows or art exhibits. Having participated in other art events is helpful to your application because it allows us to see your level of engagement/investment in your art, as well as your ability to prepare for a show.

Successful Applicants will be notified by July 12th, 2024.

Registration Process

 

Once you have been accepted as an Exhibitor, you will need to pay for your registration in order to be officially in the exhibition, and to be able to select your preferred exhibition space (please remember that this is first-come-first-served, and therefore artists who register early will have more to select from).

 

To officially register you will need to:

  1. Reply to the acceptance email, confirming that you have received it, and that you will register within 72 hours (or let us know if you need more time so we can temporarily hold your spot).

  2. Register using the instructions provided to you in the acceptance email, and select your preferred space (based on what's available). You must complete payment in order to be officially registered.

 

Application Info

Apply Now

Have your carefully read all of the above? If you're ready to apply, please click the button below to submit your application. Please note that you should have your images and artist statement ready.

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