Member Only Opportunities

Sale Opportunities

All of the following sale opportunities include a 30% commission to HCAC.

Jason Woodard
Cheryl Summey
Nancy Blevins, Silk Painting Demo

Only artist members are able to enter exhibits unless it’s a specially curated exhibit. Additionally, only artist members may apply to sell their work in the retail gallery located in the heart of downtown Waynesville.

Want to start showing your work? 

  • Learn more about applying for the retail gallery.
  • See HCAC’s exhibit calendar
  • Free entry and automatic acceptance into all gallery exhibits other than specially curated exhibits as long as artwork meets HCAC guidelines.

Only artist members are able to apply to sell their work in the retail gallery. 

Want to start showing your work? 

  • Learn more about applying for the retail gallery.
  • Application fee is $20 
  • The retail application process occurs annually in September.
  • Ability to participate in HCAC coordinated external exhibits at public, local and regional locations in spaces such as restaurants, theater lobbies, office buildings, etc.
  • HCAC will also act as an artist referral liaison for local businesses looking for art outside of a coordinated exhibit.

HCAC provides many opportunities for artist members to demonstrate their process and sell their work in the gallery, at special events and at fundraisers.

Interested in Demonstrating?

  • In gallery demonstrations occur on Friday nights during opening receptions and Art after Dark from 6 pm – 7 pm.
  • In gallery demonstrations are reserved for artists participating in the current exhibit.
  • Opt in to enter to be chosen to demonstrate during each individual exhibit contracting process. 
  • HCAC provides table, chair, and promotion.
  • Artist may bring in any work they want to sell, and HCAC and the artist split the proceeds by the typical commission ratio.

Promotional Opportunities

All of the following promotional benefits that include a special artist feature opportunity will be selected through a random drawing at the December Artist Only Potluck. During the artist membership renewal process, artists  indicate which opportunities they want to be considered for and will be entered only into those specific opportunity drawings.

What is the Opportunities Drawing? HCAC offers many opportunities to our artist members. Some of which have limited quantity per year. To give everyone an equal chance, we ask our artists members to fill out an online form to enter to win these opportunities. A link to the form will be sent via email along with your renewal membership notice.

 
Eligibility:  
  • Artist Member dues must be paid. 
  • If you win a drawing, you are no longer eligible to win other drawings. 
  • Artist Member of the Month will be drawn first.
  • Professional photographs of artwork, up to 10 pieces annually.
  • Professional headshot photograph 
  • Highly reduced fee at $75
  • Contact Lauren, Artist@HaywoodArts.org
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Logistics: 

  • Twelve, one for each month of the year
  • No choice on the month chosen

 

Benefits:

  • Group Exhibit: Participation for up to three pieces during the January / February specially curated exhibit, HCAC Featured Artists.
  • HCAC Homepage: Artwork and bio highlight on HCAC homepage during the artists month. See example here: https://www.haywoodarts.org/
  • HCAC Monthly E-Newsletter: Artwork and bio highlight in monthly general e-newsletter
  • Article in Rapid River Magazine: Featured artist in article created by Dennis Ray in Rapid River Magazine.

Logistics: 

  • Twelve spots available, one for each month of the year.
  • No choice on the month chosen.

 

Additional Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Must have an Instagram account and understand how to use it.

 

Benefits:

  • Account Takeover: Winner takes over the @HCACArtists Instagram account for one week during the winning month.

Learn More HERE

Logistics: 

  • Four spots available, two artists per event.
  • Artists are welcome to set up a table of additional work and sell that through the gallery through a 30/70 ratio. 
  • Each artist takes part in an interview with HCAC Director. 
  • This is a mini-fundraiser, therefore the artist is NOT paid for their time. Attendees will pay $5 to attend the event. Artist members get free admission but must register in advance.

 

Additional Eligibility Requirements: 

  • The dates for the Artist Interview Series are July 7 & August 4, 2023. The artist must be available in person on these dates. 

 

Benefits:

  • Sales: Opportunity to highlight and sell art work 
  • Promotion: Opportunity to meet new potential customers
  • Support: Opportunity to support HCAC!

Partnership Opportunities

Partnership opportunities will be advertised through the Artist Member Top Two Newsletter

HCAC will have open calls  through the Artist Member Top Two Newsletter. You can always reach out to plan one too!

  • Opportunity to teach a workshop in HCAC’s gallery or other procured spaces.
  • 30% / 70% ratio applies on workshop ticket sales
  • Artist may bring in work to sell during workshop and the 30 / 70% ratio applies.
  • Submit your class idea to HCAC by filling out and emailing this form.
  • Flat rate fees paid by HCAC for creation of products.
  • HCAC will purchase and pay for all necessary materials.
  • HCAC will get 100% of proceeds.
  • There will be a call for work to participate.

Become part of the Quilt Trails Program by designing quilt blocks!

  • Artists are paid $100 per design.
  • Open call for designers each year with three hired for a two-year period with one person rolling off each year.
  • If there is not enough interest, existing designers may continue for another two-year period.

Program Participation

Christina Bendo, Studio Tour Artist
Biltmore Egg Painting
Jo Ridge Kelley, Studio Tour Artist

This program is focused on bringing art into public places. It can be in the form of exhibits in public spaces, or art community projects such as the creation of murals throughout Haywood County. Learn more here

The studio tour is a two-day, self-guided tour where visitors can meet artists in their studios. “Many of the HCAC artist members plan their entire production year around the studio tour, which is one of HCAC’s largest and most-intimate events because you get to meet the artist while viewing their work” says Patty Coulter, a long time HCAC artist, former-board member, and studio tour sponsor. Learn more about the Studio Tour here.

Starting in 2020, HCAC and Biltmore Estates partner to decorate egg-shaped panels that are displayed on the estate grounds in the spring during Easter. Biltmore provides artists with the egg-shaped panels and paints, then participating artists gather for a fun-filled day of egg decorating and fellowship. See the egg gallery here.

Logistics: 

  • Twenty spots available
  • If your name was not drawn and you still want to participate, an unlimited amount of paper templates are available. This is for artists that want to make a heart out of other materials such as clay, paper mache, etc. However, the heart MUST be the same dimensions as the 11.5 Heart-shaped wooden panels. 
  • Hearts are to be created between December – January and must be ready by January 16, 2023 before 5 pm. 
  • Artist are responsible for supplies costs beyond the heart template. 
  • Hearts must be picked up and dropped off by the artist to and from HCAC.
  • The buyer and artist will BOTH have their names listed on the Give a HeART Project digital wall online.

 

Additional Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Artists must be available to pick up and drop off the hearts to and from HCAC during December and January timeframes.

 

Benefits:

  • Promotion: Opportunity to meet new potential customers
  • Support: Opportunity to support HCAC!

 

Love the Arts Digital Donor Wall

HCAC highlights artist members at our mini-fundraisers and annual fundraiser, the Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival. Artist members are given opportunities to demonstrate, sell work, and participate in silent auctions to help promote their work and support HCAC. 

Wine & Workshop: 

Logistics: 

  • Each artist creates a beginner level craft activity to be taught and created within an hour timeframe. Seasonally appropriate crafts are encouraged. The themes for 2023 are Valentine’s Day (Love) and Spring. 
  • Artists are asked to enter by submitting a short description of the craft they want to lead and the Development Committee will review and accept four artists.
  • This is a mini-fundraiser, therefore the artist is NOT paid for their time. This can be considered an in-kind donation and HCAC can provide a tax letter. 
  • Artists are encouraged to keep materials under $100 for HCAC reimbursement or donate materials as part of their in-kind donation. 
  • Artists are welcome to set up a table of additional work and sell that through the gallery through a 30/70 ratio. 

 

Additional Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Dates for workshops are to be determined; however, are planned for the months of February and April, so the artists must be available in person during those timeframes. 

 

Benefits:

  • Sales: Opportunity to highlight and sell art work 
  • Promotion: Opportunity to meet new potential customers
  • Support: Opportunity to support HCAC!

 

Learn more about The Wine & Workshop Series here

Meet the Makers:

Logistics: 

  • Three spots available, all at the same event
  • Each artist sets up a booth at a venue to sell items. Must be sold through HCAC with 30/70 ratio.
  • Each artist takes part in an interview with a facilitator.
  • Each artist creates a beginner level craft activity to be taught and created within an hour timeframe. 
  • Artists are encouraged to keep materials under $100 HCAC reimbursement or donate materials as part of their in-kind donation. 
  • This is a mini-fundraiser, therefore the artist is NOT paid for their time. Attendees will pay $20 to attend the event which will include the option to participate in a craft, the interview, and a live performance. Food and drink available with purchase. 

 

Additional Eligibility Requirements: 

  • The date for Meet the Makers is not yet determined; however, the event is planned for May, so the artists must be available in person during the month of May. 

 

Benefits:

  • Sales: Opportunity to highlight and sell art work 
  • Promotion: Opportunity to meet new potential customers
  • Support: Opportunity to support HCAC!

 

Learn more about Meet the Makers here.

Gallery exhibitions are open only to artist members, except for the two annual specially curated exhibits. There is no fee and all artist member artwork is welcome, as long as the work meets HCAC guidelines. 

Resources & Priorities

  • Artist Webpage
  • Artist Member Top Two Newsletter. This is how we get the most updated information about upcoming call for works, events, and other important information to our artist members. 
  • Artist Member email group. Join an artist member email group to share news and ideas. 
  • Advance notice for registration for creation class, mini-fundraisers, and events
  • Advance notice on upcoming grant opportunities
  • HCAC partnership opportunities provided to artist members before reaching out to more general artists.