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Open Call for 2023 Holiday Store Artists

A curated show of works by more than 100 artists and artisans, the Holiday Store fills the entire Heights Arts gallery on Lee Road with fine art prints, paintings, and photographs; functional art in ceramics, glass, wood, and fiber; plus jewelry, clothing, music, handmade artist cards, books, and distinctive holiday items. 

We are especially interested in the following items: 

  • Masculine Jewelry. 
  • High-end gold jewelry (over $250). 
  • Low-end (under $50) or unique material jewelry. 
  • Housewares and functional pieces such as serving bowls, utensils, table décor, glasses, cups, and small furniture.  
  • Handmade textiles such as clothing, accessories, blankets, and décor. 
  • Items for children. 
  • Non-Christmas holiday items (Hanukkah, Rohatsu, Advent, Solstice, Kwanzaa). 
  • Ornaments. 
  • Books such as those in the genres of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, illustrations, and photography.  
  • Candles, soaps, and care products. 

Important dates:  

  • Submissions accepted until July 28, 2023 
  • Invitations sent by August 5, 2023 
  • Inventory drop-off: September 29, 2023 through October 18, 2023 
  • Members and artists preview: Thursday, November 2, 2023 (Regular gallery hours)
  • Public opening reception: Friday, November 3, 2023 (5-8 p.m.)
  • Unsold inventory pick-up: January 5–January 20, 2023 

Requirements: If you are not currently a working-artist member, you must agree to work one two-hour volunteer shift some time between the months of October and January, 2023. Artists must currently be based in Northeast Ohio.  

Compensation: Artists receive 60% of commission on works sold in the art and gift store, with 40% going to our non-profit organization. 

In Order to Apply You’ll Need the Following: 

  • Artist Statement 
  • Artist Resume/CV 
  • One to five images of artist’s work
  • Category of submission 



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