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Holiday Gift Gallery

Holiday Gift Gallery 2017
November 10 - December 23, 2017
Extended Shopping Hours:
Friday, November 17 and December 15, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

About the Holiday Gift Gallery
For almost 30 years, the FAC has hosted the Holiday Gift Gallery to highlight regional artists by showcasing their work for sale to the public in a festive extension of the year-round gift shop. Every year, over one thousand Norman shoppers visit the Firehouse during the two months of the Holiday Gift Gallery, browsing the selection of original and unique artwork for their friends and family. The 2017 Holiday Gift Gallery will be open November 10 – December 23, 2017. The Firehouse will host extended shopping hours on November 17 and December 15, 2017, from 6 – 9 PM both nights, the third Friday of those months.

Each year, the FAC expands its gift shop into its exhibition space and brings in a large selection of handmade artwork to provide a wider assortment of holiday gifts. During this time, gift shop patrons will also find blown glass bowls, vases or ornaments, handmade ceramic dishes and decorative items, hand carved wooden items, a wide range of handmade jewelry, and many other unique gift items. 

Works displayed will have been submitted and reviewed by the FAC Gallery Committee to ensure original fine arts gifts are available for purchase this Holiday Season.


Call for Artists

Call for artists and artwork:
The Firehouse Art Center’s Gallery Committee is seeking artists and new artwork for the 2016 Holiday Gift Gallery. Year-round, the FAC Gift Shop displays the high-craft work of local and regional artists, 90% of which are based in Oklahoma. The Holiday Gift Gallery is a festive extension of the Gift Shop artwork into the FAC Gallery; as such, the Gallery Committee is looking for seasonal items of varying price points to captivate customers who are looking for both gifts and décor.

New Artists:
Please contact the Firehouse Art Center prior to the artwork drop off, in order for staff to assist you with a preliminary review of your work to prepare you for the drop off process. New artists will need to sign a Gift Shop Consignment Agreement during drop off; at that point, artists will be assigned an artist number and required to fill out an inventory list and label all artwork for sale. The Firehouse Art Center's commission rate is 35%.

Examples of required documents:
Gift Shop Consignment Agreement
Inventory List
Artwork Label

Returning Artists:
Returning artists must accompany all artwork with a completed inventory sheet to include: description of item, item, item number, date delivered, price of item and medium. Item numbers for the 2017 Holiday Gift Gallery should begin with the letter B and start with the number 1 (example: B1, B2, B3, etc). All accepted work will require small white round labels with the artist number, item number, and the price. Remember to factor in the FAC percentage of 35% to the total cost of your items. Please be prepared to review your current inventory with Gift Shop Coordinator Sally Frech during artwork drop off and be ready to exchange older works for more recent ones.

Documents to prepare for drop off:
Inventory List

Deadlines:
October 23 - 27: Artwork delivery and drop off
November 3: Decisions regarding acceptance will be made; artists will be notified of acceptance
November 6 - 9: Pick up for not accepted artwork
December 27 - January 3: Pick up for unsold work (after Holiday Gift Gallery 2017 has closed)

Artwork Guidelines:
Artwork submitted must be original, handmade and created by the artist in the last 3 years. All artwork must be ready to hang or display. Mediums accepted include ceramics, photography, paintings, original prints, drawings, wood, jewelry, blown glass, slumped glass, stained glass, mixed media and some accessories. Items not accepted include clothing (except for hand-woven pieces and accessories), university themed items, food, and toiletry items.


 

 




Holiday Gift Gallery 2015

November 13th - December 24th

 



Holiday Gift Gallery 2014

November 14th - December 24th
 



Holiday Gift Gallery 2013

November 8th - December 24th
 



Holiday Gift Gallery 2012

November 9th - December 24th
 



Holiday Gift Gallery 2011

November 11th - December 24th
 



Holiday Gift Gallery

November 12th, 2010 - January 8th, 2011
 



Holiday Gift Gallery 2009

November 13th - December 24th 
 



Holiday Gift Gallery 2008

November 14th - January 9th