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

Have you ever wondered how to;

  1. meet and talk to interior designers and other commercial buyers,
  2. market yourself to professionals that need art and design for projects, and
  3. create unique opportunities to build buyer relationships & sales?

Well then, Embrace Creatives is excited to announce that we have teamed up with the American Society of Interior Designers, Michigan Chapter to bring you all together.

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 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 expecting approx. 75 – 100 professionals to attend.


Important Info Before You Apply;

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Place: 4219 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI

Artists who have their Embrace Creatives’ profile filled out fully, with professionally crafted Portfolios (must include size, medium & price) in their EC Gallery will have their applications reviewed first.

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.

[Special Invitation: Protect Your Art Business]

Now, Let’s Apply;

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:

APPLICATION:

  • $25 for up to 5 images.

EVENT SHOWCASE:

  • $50 for EC Members
  • $75 for NON-EC Members

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 submitted can be representations of the work you’ll bring.

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

Important Dates:

  • Application deadline: March 27, 2020
  • Notify artists: April 13, 2020
  • Event Date: May 14, 2020
    • Artist must arrive by 3:00pm to set up
    • Take down is at 7:30pm

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: https://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.

Important Information:

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted by an artist accepted into “Mix With a Maker: Special Edition – Interior Design” may be used for non-commercial, 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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