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FEATURED ARTIST INFORMATION

Information, guidelines, and application for the 2022 A Taste for Art event

Les Beaux Arts

We are so grateful to each and every wonderful artist who has applied to join us for the 2022 A Taste for Art! At this time all of our spaces are full and we are no longer accepting applications for this year.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30th, 2022

6:00pm VIP Reception

7:00pm Main Event

DuPont Country Club

1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE

Building on the success of our past 12 years and recognizing the impacts COVID-19 continues to have on our community, it is vitally important you review all of the Artist Guidelines below.

100% of net proceeds benefit Children & Families First

Artist Guidelines

How do I apply?

Thank you for your interest! At this time our event is full and we are no longer accepting applications.

When is the deadline?

The 2022 application deadline is Friday, March 11th. 

How will I know if I am accepted?

Confirmation will be sent to the email you provide on your application.

How many artists will there be?

The event is limited to a maximum of 28 artists.

How do you select your featured artists?

Featured artists are mindfully selected to ensure representation of local artisans, unique and quality original pieces, and a diverse offering of mediums including, but not limited to, photography, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, glass, wood, florals, paintings, and watercolors.

What is the fee to participate?

We do not charge an exhibitor fee. However, participating artists must agree to donate 25% of gross sales made during the eventPlease review our NEW purchase/sales and checkout procedures. 

What does my donation support?

A Taste for Art is Children & Families First's premiere annual fundraising event. 100% of the net proceeds go directly to support our mission and work throughout Delaware.

How will the event be promoted?

Beginning in February of 2022 and carrying through to event day our results-driven promotional strategy includes a dedicated event webpage, save the dates and invitations, e-newsletters, print ads and press features, billboards, social media and more. As a featured artist you receive these exposure benefits.

Where is the event?

A Taste for Art is an INDOOR event held at the DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE. 

How are spaces assigned?

Our event layout ensures good shopping flow, visibility, and separation of similar mediums. Each exhibitor will be assigned a dedicated area with adequate space for the display and sale of your art. 

What are the event hours?

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Does the artist need to be on-site?

YES! As the creator, our guests are excited to speak with you and learn about your work, creative process, and inspirations. You or a representative must be present at your exhibit for the duration of the event. 

When is set-up?

Set-up takes place in shifts the afternoon of event day and volunteers will be available to assist. Tentatively set between 12:00pm and 3:00pm times and instructions will be communicated by email no later than two weeks prior to event day. 

What are the guidelines for my space?

The event will provide adequate space, tables, chairs, and linens. Exhibitors are expected to arrive prepared to create a display that reflects your personality as a creator and engages guests with your art. This includes, but is not limited to: hanging/display equipment, lighting, electrical cords, surge protectors, signage. Displays must contain only items that are available for sale. All art work, display, and storage cannot go beyond your exhibitor space. While it is not required, we do encourage you to play into this year's theme - Springtime in Paris.

Once I am set-up am I required to stay?

No. Once your set-up is complete you are welcome to leave with the understanding you will return and be ready to represent your exhibit by 5:30pm.

Will there be food and drinks for the artists?

YES! Your participation has made A Taste for Art a successful fundraiser for 12 years! So you deserve to celebrate with us!

 

How do I partake of the event if I am required to represent my exhibit?

We're glad you asked! In gratitude for your participation you will receive a complimentary ticket to invite a guest of your choice to our main event. This way, your space will always have at least one representative and you and your guest can enjoy all the features of the evening.

How will purchases/art sales be handled?

IMPORTANT! NEW PROCEDURE!

Exhibitors are responsible for ALL sales of their art. The event will not provide a guest check out station. Guests will choose any piece(s) they wish to purchase and pay you directly at your space. We have modified this procedure from previous years with good cause.

  • It ensures at the end of the evening you have been paid in full for your art sales and there is no delay.

  • It gives you a better opportunity to increase your customer base and engage with your consumers.

  • It reduces paperwork/invoicing and streamlines processes for all.

  • It accommodates for safety recognizing the impacts of COVID-19, eliminating guests standing in lines.

  • It expedites event closure removing the time delays caused by long check-out lines.

  • It makes your 25% contribution a fully tax-deductible donation to our 501c3.

What types of payment can I accept?

That decision is up to you. You are welcome to accept cash, check, credit card, PayPal, Venmo, etc. but you must come prepared with the technology, petty cash, and so on, to conduct all transactions at your space, as each exhibitor is responsible for their own sales this year.

How do I make my 25% of sales donation?

We will provide each exhibitor with a sales sheet to easily record all sales made during the event. Sheets will be collected by event staff at the end of the night and each artist will receive a copy for their records. We will use these sheets to tally your total sales and invoice you for your 25% contribution after the event. 

Do I need insurance?

Although not required, we strongly recommend you secure your own insurance. The event has liability insurance but it DOES NOT cover you or your work. 

Do I need a business license?

No. We do not require any licensure, business, vendor, or otherwise to participate in the event.

What are the event's COVID-19 regulations for public safety?

Our attendee policy has been updated to reflect current guidelines. We are no longer be requiring proof of vaccination, or a negative test for event attendance. Mask wearing is your personal choice and will be respected either way. This policy is subject to change based on the recommendations of the CDC and the State of Delaware. Attendees will be informed of all changes via email.

How and when will the event close?

The event and all sales will end promptly at 10:00pm. Event staff will come to your space to collect your sales sheet and provide instruction on breakdown procedures. To ensure safety exhibitors will not be allowed to remove displays or pull their vehicles up to the main entrance until the last guest has exited the event successfully. Volunteers will be available to help you pack up, transport, and load your vehicles. 

Who do I contact with questions?

We understand you may have other questions and we're happy to provide answers because our success depends on your success! Please contact Event Coordinator, Steff DiMartine by phone 302-750-0519 or email stephanie.dimartine@cffde.org.

 

Questions?  Steff DiMartine, Event Coordinator    302-750-0159   stephanie.dimartine@cffde.org