Artists and Makers Apply to Mingle With and Sell Work To Interior Designers

ABOUT:

Due to Michigan’s strict stay-at-home directive the in-person portion of this event will be held in the Summer.

We will be producing an introduction video of all accepted artists to send to ASID members, pre event.

Although the application deadline has passed you can get on the wait list by filling in the form, below!

Metro Detroit and Midwest regional Artists, Makers and Designers, here’s your chance to;

  1. meet and talk to interior designers and other commercial buyers,
  2. market yourself to professionals, and
  3. create unique opportunities to build buyer relationships!

Embrace Creatives teamed up with the American Society of Interior Designers, Michigan Chapter to get you in front of ASID members!

This casual event is a unique opportunity to hang out with and show your physical work to commercial buyers who are searching for professional talent and new products.

Selected artists and makers will be added into a special introduction video AND be on site with a selection of their physical work, talking to the ASID MI members, sharing materials information, creation insights, production times, retail prices and other business information that the designers need to know to work with you.

I’m VERY excited to offer this relationship-building opportunity to my art community. Only Embrace Creatives gives you the venue to showcase your art and design to commercial buyers hungry for new creative talent and speak to them in depth about potential business deals all while in a supportive community that wants to help you succeed!

Andrea Bogart, Founder/CEO of Embrace Creatives

ASID of Michigan’s members are itching to meet local artists and makers so their entire member list, including showrooms will be invited.

We’re anticipating that each artist will be able to showcase approximately 5-10 pieces, depending upon the size of your work and the type (2 or 3D) but we’ll have more information as we get closer. You may also bring physical collateral like brochures and digital representation on an iPad or small lap top.


Location Info;

Event Date: TBA
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Place: 4219 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI

Because of COVID-19, we cannot commit to a date at this time. If you cannot attend the event when a date is chosen, your application fee will be credited to use for a future EC event, service or product.

Detroit Center for Design + Technology has a standard, commercial elevator not a freight elevator so anyone applying with sculpture or furniture needs to keep that in mind.

Important Dates:

  • Application deadline: May 8, 2020
  • Notify artists: by May 29, 2020
  • Pre-event delivery: TBA
    • All pieces hung on a wall must be delivered from 9am to noon or they will not be included in the showcase.
  • Event Date: TBA
    • Artist must arrive by 3:00pm to set up tabletop and floor pieces. No wall work will be hung at that time.
    • Tear down is promptly at 7:30pm

[Special Invitation: Retail Sales]

Application Info;

ELIGIBILITY: 

“Mix With a Maker: Special Edition – Interior Design” is open to all Artists, Makers and Designers aged 18 and up. Interior Designers are searching for a diverse selection of 2 and 3D artwork and craft so we ESPECIALLY want applications from the following media;

  • fiber
  • paintings
  • photography
  • fiber
  • printmaking
  • furniture
  • lighting
  • home accessories
    • pottery
    • glass
  • sculpture

Wall artwork must be ready to hang.

FEES:

EVENT SHOWCASE:

  • $50 for EC Members
  • $75 for NON-EC Members (JOIN EC and save!)

No refunds.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • JPEG, JPG or PNG files
  • The longest image side at 1,280 pixels
  • Image resolution at 150 ppi, max (lo to med)
  • 5M file size, max
  • Files should be labeled: artistname_title_dimensions
    • Example: ThomasGrubba_Cityscape1_30x30inches
  • Images you submit will be added into the special video going out to all ASID members so submit quality images.

Images submitted can be representations of the work you’ll bring. You do NOT have to bring the physical work from all of your photos.

Questions about image size or for help with images, connect with and private message: Embrace Creatives Champion, Steve Czapiewski.

JURORS:

Andrea Bogart, Founder/CEO of Embrace Creatives
Thomas Grubba, commercial photographer
Christopher Swint, ASID MI President
Whitney Gillespie, commercial design professional

ONSITE SALES COMMISSION SPLIT: 75% Artist / 25% Embrace Creatives

QUESTIONS: Please feel free to connect with and message Embrace Creatives Champions, Thomas Grubba or Steve Czapiewski.

About Embrace Creatives: Embrace Creatives is igniting an empowerment movement for artists through targeted business education, healthy connections and sales opportunities. EC’s online, professional network unites Artists and Commercial Buyers while their in-person events bond creative communities together. Join free: http://embracecreatives.com

About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) advances the interior design profession and communicates the impact of design on the human experience. We collaborate with others to promote the value of interior design. We prepare our members to excel in a dynamic and evolving profession. We generate, collect and disseminate applied knowledge.

More Info:

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted by an artist into “Mix With a Maker: Special Edition – Interior Design” may be used for marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this event. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Embrace Creatives, LLC will make every effort to add the artist’s name to their image. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

LIABILITY: This application document represents a contract between Embrace Creatives, LLC and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. By submitting your artwork you are agreeing to the terms above. In addition, each Artists approved for the “Mix With a Maker: Special Edition – Interior Design” on May 14 must sign a liability waiver before being allowed onsite with their product or artwork.

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