Now I’ve Done It… O.O

So I’ve had a few things going on in the part of my life devoted to my fine arts, which admittedly is a bit neglected at the moment since I’ve been doing some web design lately.

One thing that I’m excited about is that my collages that are up at the Civic Center have been moved up front and center in the main hallway. It has my new display materials (biography, business cards, and price cards for each piece. I’ll be getting some new photos of that this weekend and I’ll post them as soon as I can.

The other thing that some of you are aware of is that I applied to sell my work at the Boise Farmer’s Market. The meeting was on the 3rd and a lot of people showed up, both artisan and ag. vendor-hopefuls. I figured I had a shot so I went for it. On the application there were a bunch of different venues listed that I could apply to sell my work at and I applied for all of them except for the Holiday Market (the one in December because it costs too much and plus it’s like FREEZING and I’d rather not have to use all my profits trying to heal my sick body from it). We’d find out in 10 days if we are accepted and they stressed that not all applicants would get in and that it’s not personal because there’s only so much room.

Well… I got in. !!! O.O Well crap… That means I have to actually order things and wake up early on Saturdays, and sit in a booth for hours, and, and… hopefully become rich and famous in the process.

The venues that I’m accepted for are:

CCPM Saturday market, runs April 18th through October 31st
Edwards Greenhouse on Tuesday nights
Art Under the Stars every 1st Thursday starting in June through October
Harvest Festival, a 2-day event on Labor Day Weekend

For some reason they didn’t catch the fact that I’m wanting to sell my reproductions and prints along with my originals so I need to clarify that cuz there’s no point in doing this if I can’t sell my prints. I would be selling the Giclee reproductions as well as cheaper photographic prints in smaller sizes and also prints on fabric for those that are quilters at heart.

Things that are required for the market are:

You are required to carry general liability insurance with a minimum of $1,000,000 with CCPM named as an ‘additional named insured’. Due April 18th before set-up.

You are responsible for obtaining a State Tax ID number. A copy is due April 18th before set-up. (ID State Tax Commission, (208) 334-7660.)

You are responsible for your white, 10’ x 10’ canopy, signage, tables, display risers, etc.

You as the producer must be present at your booth at all times.

You must make 75% of each product sold at the Market

You can ONLY sell a product of which you have been juried-in for. No other products can be sold in your booth.

I have the tent and some tables (I need to buy some grids) and the tax id and I think I can manage having me at the booth. I need to get the insurance which I’m told isn’t really all that expensive. And as long as I can sell my prints then I should be all set.

Except for the how am I going to set this all up by myself?

So I’ve had a few things going on in the part of my life devoted to my fine arts, which admittedly is a bit neglected at the moment since I’ve been doing some web design lately.

One thing that I’m excited about is that my collages that are up at the Civic Center have been moved up front and center in the main hallway. It has my new display materials (biography, business cards, and price cards for each piece. I’ll be getting some new photos of that this weekend and I’ll post them as soon as I can.

The other thing that some of you are aware of is that I applied to sell my work at the Boise Farmer’s Market. The meeting was on the 3rd and a lot of people showed up, both artisan and ag. vendor-hopefuls. I figured I had a shot so I went for it. On the application there were a bunch of different venues listed that I could apply to sell my work at and I applied for all of them except for the Holiday Market (the one in December because it costs too much and plus it’s like FREEZING and I’d rather not have to use all my profits trying to heal my sick body from it). We’d find out in 10 days if we are accepted and they stressed that not all applicants would get in and that it’s not personal because there’s only so much room.

Well… I got in. !!! O.O Well crap… That means I have to actually order things and wake up early on Saturdays, and sit in a booth for hours, and, and… hopefully become rich and famous in the process.

The venues that I’m accepted for are:

CCPM Saturday market, runs April 18th through October 31st
Edwards Greenhouse on Tuesday nights
Art Under the Stars every 1st Thursday starting in June through October
Harvest Festival, a 2-day event on Labor Day Weekend

For some reason they didn’t catch the fact that I’m wanting to sell my reproductions and prints along with my originals so I need to clarify that cuz there’s no point in doing this if I can’t sell my prints. I would be selling the Giclee reproductions as well as cheaper photographic prints in smaller sizes and also prints on fabric for those that are quilters at heart.

Things that are required for the market are:

You are required to carry general liability insurance with a minimum of $1,000,000 with CCPM named as an ‘additional named insured’. Due April 18th before set-up.

You are responsible for obtaining a State Tax ID number. A copy is due April 18th before set-up. (ID State Tax Commission, (208) 334-7660.)

You are responsible for your white, 10’ x 10’ canopy, signage, tables, display risers, etc.

You as the producer must be present at your booth at all times.

You must make 75% of each product sold at the Market

You can ONLY sell a product of which you have been juried-in for. No other products can be sold in your booth.

I have the tent and some tables (I need to buy some grids) and the tax id and I think I can manage having me at the booth. I need to get the insurance which I’m told isn’t really all that expensive. And as long as I can sell my prints then I should be all set.

Except for the how am I going to set this all up by myself?

Note: It is confirmed that I can sell my prints at the market! Hurray!
And here is a new photo from the Civic Center display.

Nampa Civic Center Display by Kathryn Koozer

 

 

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