Holiday Show Call for Artists 2015

Call for Artists – Holiday Show and Sale


Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins welcome with forms.

Please download, print & complete the Holiday Show Consignment Form here

Important show dates are as follows:

Sunday, November 15, from 1-3 pm
Monday, November 16, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Members-only reception – Thursday, November 19, 5-8 pm

First Friday – December 4, 5-8 pm

Sunday, January 3, from 1-3 pm
Monday, January 4, from 10 am to 1 pm.

The annual RiverArts holiday extravaganza is both a major moneymaker for RiverArts and an opportunity for our member artists to reach a wide and appreciative audience. We have the entire gallery for the exhibit, so we hope you’ve been making gift items throughout the year. If not, there’s still time to create small masterpieces .

Artists may submit 3 large items or 30 small pieces, with an opportunity to restock as sales are made. The total entry fee is $10. This fee is waived for artists who pay a yearly fee to exhibit in the Gift Shop.

As always, we encourage you to bring items priced under $100. Consider gifts for men, women, children, pets and the home. We urge painters and photographers to enter miniatures—small pieces that will make original art an affordable present.

The logistics of the holiday show require complex coordination and cooperation. Please register on line or send an email or call if you expect to participate, letting us know what sort of art you will bring. In reply, RiverArts will provide registration forms and full information on how to label and prepare your items.

If you have questions about any aspect of the holiday show, please contact Jodi Bortz at the RiverArts office at 410-778-6300, or the show curator, Sue Wright, at 410-708-4373 or

Artist Contract for Chestertown RiverArts Gallery Exhibitions

Thank you for your interest in participating in a RiverArts Gallery Exhibition. Hanging fees for regular exhibitions are $10 per piece for members, $20 for non-members. Your membership must be up to date to qualify for the member rate. Please call the Gallery during regular hours (Tues.-Fri., 11 am-4 pm) to check membership status.  Artists must agree to the following when submitting work to be entered in a RiverArts Gallery Exhibition.

Memorandum of Understanding
I understand that Chestertown RiverArts will handle the sale of the work for the duration of the show, charge the appropriate sales tax, and divide the sale 65% to the artist and 35% to Chestertown RiverArts. *Please note this when pricing items.• I agree to keep the works on display at the Chestertown RiverArts gallery for the full length of the exhibition and will be responsible for picking up the work on the scheduled pick-up dates or making an alternative arrangement when special circumstances apply.• During the time my work remains at Chestertown RiverArts, I agree that Chestertown RiverArts will not be responsible for any damage to the work not covered under Chestertown RiverArts’ existing insurance, and agree that this insurance only covers the cost of the materials and not the perceived value of the work.• I agree that any other type of insurance for these works of art (i.e. perceived value) may be carried by me at my own discretion and cost.This contract should be completed online in advance of bringing your art to be hung in a RiverArts Gallery Exhibition.

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins welcome with forms.

Please download, print & complete the Holiday Show Consignment Form here