CLOSED Calling Local Artists and Makers!
**Edited 10/31 – The 2021 Call for Artists is now closed. I look forward to seeing you all at the shop!
It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time again! Since we’re not quite out of the pandemic woods yet, the items in this year’s shop will also be available online– giving customers a chance to pick up their orders in the store. This means a few extra steps for artists, but it makes a huge difference in our accessibility. Thanks for your understanding!
We’re looking for talented local artists and craftspeople to feature in the seventh annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop in Downtown Issaquah: 232 Front St N. If you make great gifty goods we want to feature you!
This holiday shop is curated and run by Alison Lang of So, There (andsothere.com); and will focus on fun, unique, handmade gifts of all sorts. The shop will be open weekends, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve 2021 in beautiful, festive Downtown Issaquah.
No table or booth fees! No booth to tend! Chosen products will be sold on consignment, and artists will receive payment (minus commission) for sales following the shop’s closure in December. Artists will be responsible for dropping off stock on November 21-22 and picking it up on Jan 1-2 (details below).
If you make it, we want to see it! We are looking for handmade: fashion accessories, jewelry, pillows, candles, textiles, home accessories, small furniture pieces, journals, stationery, books, office accessories, electronic gadgets, games, children’s toys, and more! Locally designed items will also be considered. I will review original art pieces, but hanging and displaying original pieces is extremely difficult in the space, which limits the kinds of pieces I can display.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE
• Artists must be able to drop off stock on November 21st or 22nd, and pick up on January 1st or 2nd. You may ship your work, but you are responsible for all shipping fees.
• Shop commission is 40% to cover insurance, display, processing fees, and venue. Artist will receive 60% of sales, via check or PayPal by January 30th, 2022.
• Artists must affix a tag to each item which includes a SKU (see below), price tag, and business name (pencil is ok!)
• Priority will be given to early applicants and those that are very local to Issaquah.
• You may provide display pieces or furniture if you like, but they may be used anywhere in the store.
Last year’s pandemic Holiday Shop was a lot of work, but I was so glad to have the opportunity to represent local artists and give people another way to find some special gift– and I’m excited to do it again this year. Again, this year, I will be requiring photos for each unique item so that I can list them online for in-store pickup for customers who would prefer that to shopping in person. Each unique item will also need to be marked with an item number (SKU) and price. I’m definitely working to make sure this is as painless a process as possible, and will have more specifics if your work is accepted. I understand that photos can be tricky for some people, but don’t worry- we’ll make it all work!
Please fill out our Google form below by October 30 to be considered for the 2020 Holiday Shop. I will send a confirmation that I have received your application within 2 days. If you don’t hear from me within 2 days, or have any problems with the application, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Featured Artists and Makers
A Tea Leaf
Beastie + Bone
Blue Egg Studio LLC
Christine Stoll Studio
Denali Paper Co.
Earth & Clay
Ebullient Marks Calligraphy
Hall Studio Designs
Silver & Cedar
Tea House Jewelry
World of Woollycraft
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