Gallery of Gifts CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

for ACCEPTED Artists + Crafters

Consignment Instructions for ACCEPTED ARTISTS + CRAFTERS 

***READ ALL CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING OUT YOUR FORM & TAGGING YOUR ITEMS.  PLEASE ALSO KEEP A COPY OF THE CONSIGNMENT FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS.***

CLICK HERE for the Gallery of Gifts 2017 Consignment Form

SHOW DATES:  November 11 – December 23, 2017

Gallery Hours:  Tues.-Fri., 11 am – 4 pm  Sat. 10am-2pm  

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 10, 5-7pm

Gallery of Gifts Preview Party:  Thursday, Nov. 9th, 5-7pm

**PLEASE NOTE**

The Gallery of Gifts is a fundraiser for the Library Arts Center and we have a 30% commission on all sales.  The prices that you set on your form are the final sale price for items and include the commission to the LAC.

For items that are donated to the Library Arts Center as “Purple Tag Items,” 100% of the retail price will go to the Library Arts Center.

DROP-OFF for accepted items –

FRIDAY OCT. 27 – 11am-4pm  OR SATURDAY OCT. 28  10am-12 noon

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Items must be delivered by Saturday, Oct. 28th at the latest.  Call the Arts Center office at (603) 863-3040 or email us at info@libraryartscenter.org now to make alternate plans for drop-off.  Alternate drop-off plans must be pre-scheduled.  You must bring your completed consignment form, and have all of your items tagged, numbered, and priced when dropping off.

CONSIGNMENT FORM

Any distinctly different items, are listed separately on the consignment form on a separate line.

If you are bringing many of the same or similar item, please use the SAME inventory number for all items!!  *If you are bringing a large quantity (10+) of (relatively) the same item that all have the same price (Ex:  see below, 23 pairs of beaded earrings that are all the same price—even if the beads are different colors, or 20 notecards that are all the same size & price, even if they are different designs, etc.)  Item numbers will directly correspond with the numbers on item tags.

For items that are all relatively the same and the same price, please use the same inventory number.

[EXAMPLE Consignment form for artist John Allen Smith:]

PRICE                 Artist Initials              Item No.          Qty.                  Item Description
$35.00          JAS                          1             QTY. 1       Turquoise Ring                                   
$75.00          JAS                         2             QTY. 1       Turquoise Necklace                     
$25.00 ea.   JAS                         3             QTY. 23     Beaded Earrings        
$20.00 ea.   JAS                        4             QTY. 5        Beaded Bracelets                         
 
For West Gallery Artists:
PRICE                 Artist Initials              Item No.          Qty.                  Item Description
$3.00 ea.     JAS                         1                 20 cards    Individual Greeting Cards (20 total)
$12.00 ea.    JAS                        2                15 packs    Pkgs. of 5 Cards (15 packs total)         
$195.00 ea.  JAS                        3               Original Watercolor 10x16  (“Rose Garden”)
$45.00 ea.    JAS                        4               Matted Prints 5x7  (Various)         

*Use a single price for each item, rather than saying 3 prints for $75.

*Please price your items in increments of $1.00  (i.e.  $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 etc. – NOT $$3.50, $3.95 or $3.99).

Purple Tag Items:  CHECK the designated column on the consignment form next to item numbers you wish to be “Purple Tag Items.” Sold “Purple Tag Items” will be a 100% donation to the Library Arts Center.  Purple Tag Items are greatly appreciated, but certainly not required.  Proceeds from purple tag sales greatly benefit Arts Center community programming.  We thank you for your generosity if you are able to donate!

TAGGING ITEMS – 

To ensure that items are priced and labeled accurately, we require that INDIVIDUAL items are priced and labeled by the consigner IN ADVANCE.

Each tag should have:

1) the artisan’s initials,

2) the item number,

3) and the retail price.

(Ex: JAS 1  $60)  

Please ensure that the tags you use will not fall off of items and will display professionally.  All numbers and prices on tags should directly correspond with the consignment form. 

**As prices are removed from tags when customers are checking out, it is required that prices are displayed on stickers that can be easily removed from tags (or on separate small tags that can be easily removed), so as to keep the artisan’s tag in tact on the item for gift-giving.  Please avoid writing the price directly on a tag that will remain with the item, as cashiers will have to mark through the price with a pen or Sharpie when checking out customers, thus leaving a less than desirable presentation on your product/the customer’s gift.

DISPLAY

The Library Arts Center staff is responsible for displaying your items.  We have items such as sculpture stands and tables, as well as many props.  If you find that there are displays that work especially well with your items, please feel free to bring them, being sure to label them with your name somewhere on the displays.  Displays will be used at the staff’s discretion.

For artists in the West Gallery

WALL PIECES– Pieces that will hang on the wall must be framed or have neatly finished edges, and gallery-ready to hang (appropriately wired, glass should be clean, etc.) Gallery staff will hang your pieces and will produce a wall tag to accompany your piece, but pieces should ALSO be labeled with the artist’s initials, the title of the piece, the inventory number and the price of the piece located ON the back of the piece to ensure ease of checkout.  Please ensure that titles of wall pieces are printed legibly on the inventory form.
DISPLAY / HANGING – The Library Arts Center staff is responsible for hanging and displaying your pieces.  We will hang the pieces, set up your print bin, set up cards, etc.  If you have prints you would like displayed, please bring a print bin, clearly labeled with your initials in a discreet place.  If you have a rack or small stand for greeting cards that works well, you are welcome to bring it.  Displays will be used at the staff’s discretion.  Once again this year, there will be vinyl lettering on the wall of the West Gallery with the name of all of our participating artists.  Please ensure that your name is shown how you wish it to appear on your inventory form (for instance, if you would like for your formal name to appear on the wall, do not put a nickname on your inventory form).
 

ALL ARTISTS:  The gallery will keep track of your inventory and let you know if you are running low.  Feel free to bring additional pieces for us to replace pieces if your things sell quickly.  ALL pieces brought to the gallery should be noted on your inventory form and labeled, including any that are brought after the initial drop-off period.

BUSINESS CARDS– We encourage you to bring a stack of your business cards to the gallery with your items for drop off.  Cards will be displayed in our business card section of the exhibit & will be packaged with sold items.  Many, many of our customers request these cards so they may be given along with their gifts

PICK-UP  –  You may pick up your unsold items after the close of the Gallery of GiftsDATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

If these dates or times will not work for you, alternate arrangements for pick-up should be made by calling the Library Arts Center @ 603-863-3040 or emailing info@libraryartscenter.org.  Alternate pickup MUST be pre-scheduled.

ARTIST PAYMENT– Checks for sales will be distributed to artists after the first of the year.  As there are close to 3000 items on display in Gallery of Gifts and the West Gallery exhibit that must be carefully inventoried before checks are written, it is not possible for us to guarantee earlier payments.  Thank you for your understanding.

For ACCEPTED ARTISTS (in the West Gallery Exhibit)

***READ ALL CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING OUT YOUR FORM & TAGGING YOUR ITEMS.  PLEASE ALSO KEEP A COPY OF THE CONSIGNMENT FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS.***

CLICK HERE for the Gallery of Gifts 2017 Consignment Form

SHOW DATES:  November 11 – December 23, 2017

Gallery Hours:  Tues.-Fri., 11 am – 4 pm  Sat. 10am-2pm  

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 10, 5-7pm

Gallery of Gifts Preview Party:  Thursday, Nov. 9th, 5-7pm

**PLEASE NOTE**

The Gallery of Gifts is a fundraiser for the Library Arts Center and we have a 30% commission on all sales.  The prices that you set on your form are the final sale price for items and include the commission to the LAC.

For items that are donated to the Library Arts Center as “Purple Tag Items,” 100% of the retail price will go to the Library Arts Center.

DROP-OFF for accepted piesces –

FRIDAY OCT. 27 – 11am-4pm  OR SATURDAY OCT. 28  10am-12 noon

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Items must be delivered by Saturday, Oct. 28th at the latest.  Call the Arts Center office at (603) 863-3040 or email us at info@libraryartscenter.org now to make alternate plans for drop-off.  Alternate drop-off plans must be pre-scheduled.  You must bring your completed consignment form, and have all of your items tagged, numbered, and priced when dropping off.

CONSIGNMENT FORM

Any distinctly different items, are listed separately on the consignment form on a separate line.

If you are bringing many of the same or similar item, please use the SAME inventory number for all items!!  *If you are bringing a large quantity (10+) of (relatively) the same item that all have the same price (Ex:  20 notecards or matted prints that are all the same size & price, even if they are different designs, etc.)  Item numbers will directly correspond with the numbers on item tags.

For items that are all relatively the same and the same price, please use the same inventory number.

[EXAMPLE Consignment form for artist John Allen Smith:]               

For West Gallery Artists:
PRICE                 Artist Initials              Item No.          Qty.                  Item Description
$3.00 ea.     JAS                         1                 20 cards    Individual Greeting Cards (20 total)
$12.00 ea.    JAS                        2                15 packs    Pkgs. of 5 Cards (15 packs total)         
$195.00 ea.  JAS                        3               Original Watercolor 10x16  (“Rose Garden”)
$45.00 ea.    JAS                        4               Matted Prints 5x7  (Various)         

*Use a single price for each item, rather than saying 3 prints for $75.

*Please price your items in increments of $1.00  (i.e.  $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 etc. – NOT $$3.50, $3.95 or $3.99).

Purple Tag Items:  CHECK the designated column on the consignment form next to item numbers you wish to be “Purple Tag Items.” Sold “Purple Tag Items” will be a 100% donation to the Library Arts Center.  Purple Tag Items are greatly appreciated, but certainly not required.  Proceeds from purple tag sales greatly benefit Arts Center community programming.  We thank you for your generosity if you are able to donate!

TAGGING ITEMS – 

To ensure that items are priced and labeled accurately, we require that INDIVIDUAL items are priced and labeled by the consigner IN ADVANCE.

Each tag should have:

1) the artisan’s initials,

2) the item number,

3) and the retail price.

(Ex: JAS 1  $60)  

Please ensure that the tags you use will not fall off of items and will display professionally.  All numbers and prices on tags should directly correspond with the consignment form. 

**As prices are removed from tags when customers are checking out, it is required that prices are displayed on stickers that can be easily removed from tags (or on separate small tags that can be easily removed), so as to keep the artisan’s tag in tact on the item for gift-giving.  Please avoid writing the price directly on a tag that will remain with the item, as cashiers will have to mark through the price with a pen or Sharpie when checking out customers, thus leaving a less than desirable presentation on your product/the customer’s gift.

DISPLAYING YOUR PIECES

The Library Arts Center staff is responsible for displaying your items.  We have items such as sculpture stands and tables, as well as many props.  If you find that there are displays that work especially well with your items, please feel free to bring them, being sure to label them with your name somewhere on the displays.  Displays will be used at the staff’s discretion.

For artists in the West Gallery

WALL PIECES– Pieces that will hang on the wall must be framed or have neatly finished edges, and gallery-ready to hang (appropriately wired, glass should be clean, etc.) Gallery staff will hang your pieces and will produce a wall tag to accompany your piece, but pieces should ALSO be labeled with the artist’s initials, the title of the piece, the inventory number and the price of the piece located ON the back of the piece to ensure ease of checkout.  Please ensure that titles of wall pieces are printed legibly on the inventory form.
 
DISPLAY / HANGING / PRINT BINS – The Library Arts Center staff is responsible for hanging and displaying your pieces.  We will hang the pieces, set up your print bin, set up cards, etc.  If you have prints you would like displayed, please bring a print bin, clearly labeled with your initials in a discreet place.  If you have a rack or small stand for greeting cards that works well, you are welcome to bring it.  Displays will be used at the staff’s discretion.  Once again this year, there will be vinyl lettering on the wall of the West Gallery with the name of all of our participating artists.  Please ensure that your name is shown how you wish it to appear on your inventory form (for instance, if you would like for your formal name to appear on the wall, do not put a nickname on your inventory form).
 

ALL ARTISTS:  The gallery will keep track of your inventory and let you know if you are running low.  Feel free to bring additional pieces for us to replace pieces if your things sell quickly.  ALL pieces brought to the gallery should be noted on your inventory form and labeled, including any that are brought after the initial drop-off period.

BUSINESS CARDS– We encourage you to bring a stack of your business cards to the gallery with your items for drop off.  Cards will be displayed in our business card section of the exhibit & will be packaged with sold items.  Many, many of our customers request these cards so they may be given along with their gifts

PICK-UP  –  You may pick up your unsold items after the close of the Gallery of GiftsDATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

If these dates or times will not work for you, alternate arrangements for pick-up should be made by calling the Library Arts Center @ 603-863-3040 or emailing info@libraryartscenter.org.  Alternate pickup MUST be pre-scheduled.

ARTIST PAYMENT– Checks for sales will be distributed to artists after the first of the year.  As there are close to 3000 items on display in Gallery of Gifts and the West Gallery exhibit that must be carefully inventoried before checks are written, it is not possible for us to guarantee earlier payments.  Thank you for your understanding.