Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the Haliburton House is unable to open today. There are power outages province-wide and a lot of trees down and other damage. For these reasons the A is for Art Festival scheduled for today has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you next year.
This festival is a celebration of art. Artists must create on site for the day. You do not have to finish the piece you are working on - nor does it have to be of your surroundings or for sale , but you must be creating among the public that day while we sell your art. If you do want the piece you're creating to be for sale we have a spot for it on the silent auction display:) - this is a one-day event on Sunday the 8th of September. There is no rain date.
For registration please read the following important information and then fill out the form that follows it. Registration is $30 and goes directly to advertising and materials for the festival. Once registered you will be invoiced online for the fee and you can choose to pay via credit card or e-transfer (no cheques). Registration and fee is required prior to the event. The commission on sales for the day is 20% which goes directly to the Ivy's Memorial Rescue and the NS SPCA . Ivy's (which is through Our Mother's Keepers Store) will be processing the sales and will send out cheques to the artists minus the commission at a later date. Please note that for your records a statement showing the sale minus commission will be provided along with the cheque - however charitable receipts for the commission are not available. There will also be a BBQ and raffle and other things on the grounds to help raise funds for the NS SPCA.
The Haliburton House Museum will be hosting the gallery showings. The have generously opened their doors and grounds to us for the day :)This means that while the artists are creating around the grounds of the Haliburton house (over 30 acres of beautiful trails and gardens) your work will be displayed and sold in the museum. If you have umbrellas or a tent you more than welcome to bring it - there will be some cover provided in some areas :) It really is a large and beautiful area so there are plenty of spots to create.
Artists are provided with a 6’tall by 4’ wide floor easel that has a 4’x4’ peg board display area. We provide hooks but the artists are responsible for hanging and labeling their own work in this area. Should you have a different or special display requirement please contact us as space is limited. There is also the opportunity for outdoor displays - however please contact us if you need that as it will need to be on the grounds and the artist will need to create where their outdoor display is as we do not have the volunteers to watch over that display - once again even if outdoor display all sales go through the staff at the museum - not through the artist.
All artists are responsible for their own displays - the pegboard easels will be provided and set up and ready for them - but the artist must tag and hang and display their own work. With that in mind we require you to make two copies of the tags - one for you to use as tags and the other for us to use as inventory. These tags will be sent to you once you have registered. Once a display is ready - a volunteer will go through the sheet that lists all that is on display and verify what is there and prices - we ask that you limit the work you bring to what can be displayed - there is no room for " extra stock". All items displayed must be for sale .
Any finished work of the day will be for the silent auction while the other work brought will simply be for sale. The silent auction will continue until 4pm and it is recommendation that you put a start bid on your newly finished pieces so they know where to start. Please note you need not worry about finishing a piece for the event - it is about creating for the day - your work will still be for sale at the museum so please enjoy the day and do not worry about that :) Also there is no reason to feel you need to paint or create what you see - it is a Plien Air Event but if you working on a piece or create from photo or memory or whatever your muse is, that is fine with us - it is about seeing you create and promoting your trade so we do not want to constrain or limit that.
We will be accepting Visa, M/C, and cash that day through a Square account registered with the Ivys Memorial Rescue. 20% of all sales will be retained by the Rescue and a cheque for the remaining will be mailed out to the artists within two weeks. No tax will be collected that day and charitable receipts are not available - so please treat the commission as you would any other gallery- using the cheque and the paperwork provided for your records.
Artists are asked to set up between 8 - 930 at the museum and be ready to create on location between 10:00 to 3:30 and are more than welcome to come back to the Museum for breaks and treats at any time. We intend to have runners with water and give the artists a bathroom break, run up any finished pieces for them ect - however artists should make sure that also they bring water and comforts to assist them.
We ask that artist come back to the museum for the last half hour or so of the show - Take down is not until 5 to make sure we do not rush anyone
For more information please contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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