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Call to Cuenca artists and artisans

We want to help you sell your work just in time for the holidays. So, idiomART Studiio will host a pre-December shopping event that will market your work for holiday gift-giving.

Deadline for application is Saturday, November 17th.
Date of the event: November 27th through 29th, 10 AM to 6 PM.
Location: idiomART Studio, Presidente Cordova 1-77 and Manuel Vega.

Description of the Event

North Pole Pop-up: Holiday Gifts South of the Equator

This may not literally be the North Pole.
However, idiomART’s “North Pole Pop-up” will give you an early peek at the holiday gifts artist elves have created right here in Cuenca. Yes, south of equator.
If you’re looking for unique, one-of-a-kind items created by artists and artisans, then this is your chance to find them at affordable prices. All items will be under $100, some as few as $5.
This holiday extravaganza will begin on Tuesday, November 27th and continue through Thursday, November 29th, each day from 10 AM to 6 PM. We’re located on Presidente C√≥rdova 1-77 and Manuel Vega.
We won’t have reindeer grazing in the garden, but we will have a garden where you can relax, enjoy holiday music, and sip a complimentary cup of hot chocolate with you best shopping buddy.
Follow the sound of jingle bells and the smell of cookies baking. Happy holidays from idiomART Studio to you and your family. May the elves be with you.

What we’re looking for

• Hand-made holiday ornaments
• Greeting/Note cards
• Hand-crafted gifts
• Non-perishable, artisan-quality food products
• Products made from recycled materials
• Framed art/photographs
• Pottery
• Hand-made papers
• Fiber art
• Gift baskets

Spatial limitations

• We hope to sell the best artist-created gifts Cuenca has to offer.
• However, we will have limited space and may not have room for all to participate.
• Selected artists can sell no more than five kinds of products.

To be considered

• Send a description of the products you’d like to sell.
• Send photos of your work.
• Send a short artist statement and/or bio.
• Submit all of the above by Saturday, November 17th.
• All products must cost less than $100.

What we require of selected artists

• You need to deliver your product to idiomART Studio on Friday, November 23rd, between 10 AM and 3 PM. This important in order to set up the pop-up shop displays.
• All items must be clearly prices.
• You need to provide a printed list of all items you are selling, quantity, and prices.
• Provide cards with your contact information we can give to customers.
• You will not have to be present during the entire sale. We are setting up a gift shop, not a ferreteria.
• We ask that you sign up for one 3-hour slot, during which you will help sell products created by all participating artists. Slots will be each day from 9 AM to noon each day, noon to 3 PM, and 3 PM to 6 PM.

What we will do

• Provide space
• Set up all displays
• Manage sales
• Market your work
• Take 30 percent commission on all sales during the pop-up (no other fee required)
• Offer fee-based gift wrapping for clients

If this opportunity interests you, please email us at studio@idiomart.net .

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, November 17th.

idiomART Studio, Presidente Cordova 1-77 and Manuel Vega. November 2018

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