Call for Artists
Affordable Art for Everyone invites artists to apply for our September 16, 2017 art show at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro, Oregon. Applications are due by April 30, 2016.
About Affordable Art
Affordable Art for Everyone is an opportunity for artists to sell their work to patrons who are ready to buy. We want to highlight the wide variety of wonderful art that is available in our area and turn more people into patrons of the arts by offering original art at prices everyone can afford. At the same time, you can find a home for great work that might be left from your previous shows or earlier series. Make room in your studio for new work by using this opportunity to clear out such pieces at reduced prices, and send them home with buyers who are excited to own them.
This is the third year for this annual event, which continues to grow in audience and sales as we expand our advertising and our reputation as a high-quality show.
Similar events in Denver and Milwaukee have been successful for almost 50 years, collectively, and regularly draw thousands of patrons. With a price limit of $100, buyers eagerly anticipate finding great deals.
The non-refundable application fee is $30 and a standard 10×10’ booth is $150. Corner booths are $175. A limited number of double booths (10’x20′) are available for $300 for established art groups and galleries. Artists will bring their own booth setup. Eight-foot banquet tables are available to rent for $20. Electricity for low-wattage booth lighting is provided at no additional cost.
You pay only the application fee and booth fee. All income from sales is yours. No commissions to calculate, no one handling your art or money but you.
Categories include painting, printmaking, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber art, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, encaustic, mixed media, and assemblage.
This indoor show will be held in the Main Exhibit Hall at the Washington County Fair Complex. The building is fully accessible and offers ample free parking.
The Hillsboro area is growing fast and is an up-and-coming market. This is the third year for this annual event, which has been enthusiastically welcomed to the area and enjoys strong support from the local community and cultural organizations.
We’re committed to publicizing widely to get fresh eyes on your work. This is not only a selling opportunity but a chance to build your network and find new fans for your art. Marketing will include poster and flyer distribution in Washington County and the Portland Metro area, press releases and photos to local newspapers, electronic newsletters, ads in community newspapers, radio advertising, and an extensive social media campaign. Marketing resources will also be provided for the use of participating artists.
For more information and the application, click here.