Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery Gift Shop features over one hundred local artists and artisans who work in a diversity of media and seeks new gift shop artists on an ongoing basis. Fairbanks Arts welcomes interior Alaskan artists working in jewelry, ceramics, textiles, fine arts, and mixed media to submit a Gift Shop Application. Applying artists should demonstrate a strong sense of creativity and possess a high quality of craftsmanship and technical ability. All works must be handcrafted in Alaska. Artist’s work will be displayed for 6-month intervals. Consignment contract extensions or renewals are at the discretion of Fairbanks Arts Association.
Selection will be made by the following criteria:
- Appropriateness for a gallery gift shop
- Price point appropriateness for gift shop ($10-$300)
- Design and structural quality of items
- Seeking a wide variety of media, materials and styles of work
Consignment items are sold with 65% of the sale price going to the artist.
Please complete the Gift Shop Consignment Application. Artist’s and artisan’s work will be reviewed by Fairbanks Arts Association staff for selecting those for display and sales.
Applications may also be delivered by mail or in person.
Mail: Completed applications can be sent to Fairbanks Arts Association, Attn: Bear Gallery Gift Shop, PO BOX 72786, Fairbanks, AK, 99707. Images (jpg format) of work can be on a CD, thumb-drive or 5 high-quality 4” x 6” photos of 5 different pieces. Please include an image list with title, dimensions, materials and year made.
By Hand*: Applications can be delivered in person to Fairbanks Arts Association’s office, 1st Floor Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Rd., Fairbanks. Office hours are M-F, 12-6pm. Images of work can be on a CD, thumb-drive or 5 high-quality 4” x 6” photos of 5 different pieces. Please include an image list with title, dimensions, materials and year made.
*If hand delivering application, please do not bring in original works.
If accepted, Artists/Artisans will be required to sign a Gift Shop Consignment Agreement which details all responsibilities of the Fairbanks Arts Association Gift Shop and the Consigner (Artist).