Presented by Volume One and Powertex

INK & PAPER

A gift-worthy local print sale

Volume One Gallery Eau Claire WI

Friday, Nov. 3rd, 2017 to Saturday, Jan. 6th, 2018

At the Volume One Gallery inside the Local Store
205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703

$2,500 in cash & prizes!

WHEN & WHERE

The Volume One Gallery inside The Local Store
205 N. Dewey Street, downtown Eau Claire, WI
715-552-0457
VolumeOne.org/store

Monday - Saturday 9am to 9pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm

OPENING RECEPTION

Private Artists Reception & Award Ceremony: Friday, November 3 from 6:00-6:45pm

A private reception for Ink & Paper artists and their families to chat with other artists prior to the public opening reception. The awards for Overall Best of Show, Illustration, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Media, and Painting will also be announced. There will be light snacks and beverages.

Public Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, from 7:00-9:00pm

A public reception during downtown's First Fridays event with many of the artists in attendance. There will be light snacks, beverages, and music.

ABOUT THE SALE

The Volume One Gallery & Local Store in Eau Claire hosts this giftworthy local print sale in November and December each year. Focused on selling affordable, mostly unframed works, the sale features more than 500 pieces of 2D work on paper from nearly 100 artists. It includes screen prints, woodcuts, mono-prints and other traditional print forms, as well as quality digital prints of illustrations, photos, and more.

The sale features multiple copies of most prints, and the majority of prints range from $15 to $60 in price, though several pieces, including some framed, sell for as much as $200+. The sale puts thousands of dollars into the pockets of talented local artists and photographers each year and is an amazing opportunity to see a lot of local work, and buy items for yourself or as holiday gifts.

Volume One & Powertex will award $2,500 in cash and prizes for the registered artists.

There will be awards in the the following categories:

  • Overall Best of Show
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Digital Media
  • Painting

The Best of show winner will be awarded $500 cash plus a $500 service credit from Powertex to reproduce their designs. The winner of each other category will be awarded $100 cash each plus a $200 service credit to reproduce their designs as they wish.

Artist Information & Sign Up


SHOW DATES & OPENING RECEPTION

The Ink & Paper Print Sale is up November 3rd, 2017 through January 6th, 2018.

Private Artists Reception & Award Ceremony: Friday, November 3 from 6:00-6:45pm
A private reception and award ceremony for Ink & Paper artists to chat with other artists prior to the public opening reception. There will be light snacks and beverages.

Public Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, from 7:00-9:00pm
A public reception during downtown's First Fridays event with many of the artists in attendance. There will be light snacks, beverages, and music.

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE SIGN UP

Saturday Oct. 28, 2017
(You must register online.)

EAU CLAIRE ART DROP-OFF DATES

At The Local Store
205 N. Dewey street, downtown Eau Claire
Monday, October 16 - Saturday, October 28

MENOMONIE ART DROP-OFF DATES

Members of Volume One staff will travel to Menomonie to pick up work collected there from artists and students.

*New* Drop off prints at Applied Arts, Room 235
Pickup is Saturday October 28th at 2pm

PROMOTING THE SALE

Artists are encouraged to promote the sale (and opening reception) in any way they can! Volume One will be placing more than $3,000 worth of large print ads and web ads for the show, as well as promoting it via social media, posters, and press releases. You will be sent details on how to help.

HOW DOES THE SHOW WORK?

  1. The Volume One Gallery is part of The Local Store, it's a 600 square foot room with wood floors, exposed brick, high rafters, etc - and it’s attached to a grand lobby and small outdoor courtyard. The Local Store will see thousands of shoppers in November/December, so we feel it’s a great time to elevate as much local artwork as possible - all for sale at affordable prices!
  2. This sale only accepts 2D work on paper - we’re looking for screen prints, woodcuts, etchings, mono-prints and other traditional print forms, as well as quality digital/giclee prints of illustrations, photos, and other print media.
  3. We will not accept any kind of 3D work, nothing delicate or cumbersome, and it must hold up to being handled in a retail environment. No pottery, jewelry, or sculpture, etc.
  4. Volume One will accept all prints submitted. Artists may submit up to 5 prints of 5 different works (25 total prints max). If we need more, we'll contact you.
  5. All prints must be in plastic sleeves with cardboard backing. Volume One can provide this for you at $2 per piece, or you can submit prints with sleeves and backing already on. This is for the safety of the artwork and a quality experience for the shopper. After the show, you can keep the sleeves and backing for any prints that did not sell.
  6. All prints will be displayed in art browsers in the middle of the gallery, and as many prints as possible will be hung on the walls in their plastic sleeves. However, due to space, many prints will only be seen in the browsers.
  7. If you’re interested in submitting the originals or framed versions along with your prints, contact localstore@volumeone.org to discuss.
  8. Artists set their own price for prints, keeping them as affordable as possible for holiday shoppers.
  9. Artists receive 60% of the sale price, with the rest going to the gallery/store to help cover the cost of the space, promotion, staff, etc. This is the same deal as all consignment products in the store/gallery. Volume One may run promotions/sales; however, these discounts will be directly taken from Volume One's commission cut.
  10. Artists will be paid by the end of January for all prints that sold. The remaining prints must be picked up no later than January 31.
  11. Volume One & Powertex will award $2,500 in cash and prizes for the registered artists. There will be awards in the the following categories: Overall Best of Show, Illustration, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Media, and Painting. The Best of show winner will be awarded $500 cash plus a $500 service credit from Powertex to reproduce their designs. The winner of each other category will be awarded $100 cash each plus a $200 service credit to reproduce their designs as they wish.

Online Sign-Up

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Supporting Sponsors


Powertex Group Eau Claire WI

Powertex helps their clients grow revenues by combining engaging licensed apparel and accessories with smart services. They offer turn-key, revenue generating solutions marketed directly to your target audience and their lifestyle. Founded in 1993 and located right here in the Chippewa Valley, Powertex’s broad range of services include design, worldwide product sourcing, warehousing, distribution, e-commerce, marketing, customer support, logistics, and more.

Volume One Magazine

The Volume One Gallery & Local Store in Eau Claire hosts this giftworthy local print sale in November and December each year. Focused on selling affordable, mostly unframed works, the sale features more than 500 pieces of 2D work on paper from nearly 100 artists. It includes screen prints, woodcuts, mono-prints and other traditional print forms, as well as quality digital prints of illustrations, photos, and more.