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 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. Artists’ 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 based on 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. Artists’ and artisans’ works will be reviewed by Fairbanks Arts Association staff for selection of items to be displayed in the gift shop.
Applications may also be delivered by mail or in person.
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).