Artists' Page

Thank you for your interest in the St. George's Art Show and Sale. St. George's strives for each artist to have an enjoyable and rewarding experience from the moment you arrive until you leave! Friendly volunteers will be available to help transport artists' artwork on load-in day. The Art Show provides complimentary drinks and snacks throughout the event. Artists are invited to be present during show hours. Buyers enjoy meeting the artists and engagement with the guest is a major selling point of the show. St. George's is responsible for all activities related to check out. Within approximately one month of the art show, each artist will receive a check, comprising 70% of his or her gross sales. Details regarding booth information, rules and regulations, commissions, and publicity may be found below.

August 30
Artist notification emails sent out
September 15
Paperwork due to St. George’s Art Show, Attn: Maggie Murff, 8235 Dogwood Road, Germantown, TN 38139 (contracts, photo approval forms, artist statements, photo illustrations of work, and applications)
October 17
Final inventory due by email (mmurff@sgis.org)
October 27
Artist Drop-Off Day (10:00am – 12:00pm A-K artist drop-off) (12:00pm – 2:00pm L-Z artist drop-off)
November 3
Artists pick up at 3:30pm

Your Inventory – Painting

  • Suggested inventory is 10 pieces. You are not required to have this many in the show if unavailable.
  • Bring a wide range of size, subject matter, and price.
  • Restocking up to 10 additional pieces (St. George's is not able to guarantee storage of these pieces on site.)
  • Inventory approval will be required before drop-off or at check-in. Late changes may be excluded from the show.
  • Work must be pre-strung and ready to hang.
  • Only one 4’ x 6’ piece may be brought per artist. This includes pieces in tryptics and dyptics that are over 4’ x 6’. 
  • St. George’s may decline to accept or display work deemed inappropriate for the school environment.


Your Inventory – Other mediums (pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, metal)

  • Bring a wide range of size, subject matter, and price.
  • Restocking is allowed during the show.
  • Inventory approval will be required before drop-off or at check-in. Late changes may be excluded from the show.
  • St. George’s may decline to accept or display work deemed inappropriate for the school environment.

 

Commission

As its commission for hosting the exhibition of the artwork, St. George's will retain 30% of the sale price of all works sold at the school. A final settlement of all monies from art sales due the artist will be provided no later than 30 days after the sale. If a piece of art sells within one month of the close of the exhibit and the purchase is in any way attributable to the earlier exhibition of the work at St. George's, the sale must be handled through St. George's and be subject to a 30% commission.
 
The artist is encouraged to donate a painting or three-dimensional work from the exhibit to the St. George's Foundation. Such donations will be greatly appreciated and will assist the school in fulfilling its educational mission. St. George's will display the donated art as part of its permanent collection.  At a future date, the work may be auctioned in support of St. George's Foundation.

Publicity

The St. George's Fine Art Show and Sale publicizes the event in Memphis and surrounding areas with advertising targeted direct mail, along with an active social media/email campaign. Direct mail invitations are sent to 7,000 households and 5,000 households receive the St. George's Annual Report that publicizes the event. Additionally, artists are encouraged to publicize the event through their own Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts, and to like/follow/share The St. George's Art Show and Sale page and posts.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Should an artist need to withdraw from the art show. St. George's will need at least 30 days notice in order to for the artist to receive a full refund of the application fee.

Rule and Regulations

  • All works exhibited must be for sale and must be original, designed and produced by, or under the direct supervision of the exhibiting artist.
  • The four images submitted must accurately represent the artist's work and be of the same quality, range of price points, consistency, and style that will be exhibited. 
  • Artists should accurately designate their work in the media category that most closely corresponds to the majority of their items being brought to the show.
  • St. George's reserves the right to refuse pieces on site that do not fit the quality of the show. 
  • Artists may not leave any packaging materials on site.

Booth Information

  • St. George's Art Show and Sale takes place inside the school. Paintings are hung on the walls throughout the building and smaller items are displayed on the school shelves and tables. 
  • An artist's work is typically displayed together even if there are variety of types such as paintings, prints, ornaments, and notecards. 
  • Craft pieces or smaller pieces such as pottery, jewelry, wood work, etc. are typically displayed together. Ultimately placement depends on size and type of items. 
  • Artists do not need to bring tables or shelving. Jewelers and fabric artists should bring stands, hangers, racks, etc.  to display pieces with. 
  • Artists bringing small pieces should bring baskets to hold items.

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