Call Detail
Artburst Studios: “Fancy That” An Online Art Show Opportunity
Entry Deadline: 7/17/24
Days remaining to deadline: 58

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Colorado

Artburst Studios hosts exciting boutique-style online shows that prioritize high-quality artwork and promote meaningful connections between art lovers and artists. Shows are held multiple times per year with each show lasting less than 72 hours. Shows feature up to 35 artists, with each artist creating a show collection of 10-12 pieces. Each show is curated to include a variety of mediums and styles.  All selected artists and their collections are presented to our ever-growing group of dedicated collectors and broader audiences through show graphics, individual artist profile pages, blog posts and artist interviews resulting in multiple opportunities for increased exposure, followers, and sales. 

We are selecting artists for our upcoming online show, "Fancy That,"  running from November 14th-16th.  Each selected artist will feature a collection of 10-12 original pieces, created specifically for the show (based on their own loose interpretation of the theme) and available for purchase. All artwork sales take place on the Artburst website. Artists ship sold pieces directly to collectors at the conclusion of the show. 

We suggest submitting applications early as spots are limited and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Artists will be contacted within 14 days of application if they have moved on to the next step in the selection process. Each show is carefully curated. Therefore, if applicants are deemed a better fit for another Artburst show, invitations may be extended to these individuals for future shows.

Artists interested in learning more prior to submitting an application are encouraged to reach out via email:

Important Dates:

Applications Due: July 17, 2024

Second Round Invitations will be sent to qualifying applicants within fourteen days of application submission.

Show artwork (10-12 original pieces) - completion and uploading deadline: October 13th, 2024

Online show and sale: November 14th, 2024 10 am MT - November 16th, 2024 6 pm MT

Review process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Within 2 weeks of submission, artists who make it to the second round will receive an invitation to meet online with a member of the Artburst Leadership Team. During this call, a leadership team member will review Artburst show processes, timelines, and expectations as outlined in the Artist Agreement and answer any artist questions.  

Within 48 hours of meeting, selected artists may receive a formal acceptance letter, as well as a digital copy of the Artist Agreement via email. Artists must sign the Artist Agreement before being added to the show roster. 

If the “Fancy That” show isn’t the right fit, artists may be invited to participate in another upcoming Artburst show.  

Previous Show Statistics

While we cannot guarantee future show results will be similar, these are statistics from previous Artburst Studios shows that highlight common artist experiences.

Average Gross Sales Per Show: $35,000+ per show 

Average Show Length: 62 hours

Percentage of artists who had sales: 85% 

Average sales per artist: $1,400+ per show

The majority of participating artists reported sales to new collectors, increases in new connections to art lovers, and increases in social media followers and newsletter subscribers.  Additional reported benefits were post-show sales and commissions and inclusion in a supportive and collaborative artist community.

The majority of artists in previous shows opt to return to participate in future shows.

Application Requirements

Artwork Sample Images (required): Applicants must submit sample photos of 5-10 pieces of their previous work. Artwork samples should be representative of the medium and style of the pieces the artist will be creating for the show. 
Note: These pieces will NOT be included in the artist’s show collection and they do NOT need to reflect the show theme.

Application Fee (required): Non-refundable application fee of $30.  If accepted, there are no additional fees for participation. Artburst Studios retains a 30% commission on all show sales.

Artist Statement (required): 1000 character maximum

Artist headshot (recommended):  Applicants should be aware that all accepted artists will need to submit a headshot that will be used extensively in marketing materials.

Very Important Note: Upon acceptance, artists are required to attend (or view recordings of) informational sessions, meet deadlines, actively participate in show marketing efforts, and ship all sold pieces to buyers within 72 hours of the show’s ending.

Eligibility Criteria

Artist Eligibility:

This opportunity is open to all visual artists worldwide.

Artwork Eligibility:

Accepted Categories/Mediums: Painting, Drawing, Encaustic, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber Arts, Ceramic art, Woodworking, Glass Art, Beading, Metalsmithing, Paper/book arts, Collage, Mixed Media

*AI generated work will not be considered.

Theme: Artists are welcome and encouraged to interpret the theme in their own way within their medium.

Size: Artwork of all sizes are acceptable.  All pieces must be able to be safely shipped by the artist.

Creation Timing: Sample pieces (for application purposes only) can be images of previously created/sold pieces, preferably within the last 5 years and do NOT need to be a reflection of the show theme.  These sample pieces are to give us an idea of your style only and will not be included in the show collection.

Very important note: If accepted, artists must create new show pieces (that have not previously been advertised/promoted) specifically made for the show.  These must be completed and ready for uploading (images, sizing, pricing details, etc.) on the site one month prior to the show dates.  

Originality and Rights: All artwork must be original and entirely the work of the entrant, executed without the supervision of an instructor. Pieces must not be copies or derivatives based on other copyrighted materials. No reproductions or giclee prints will be considered.

Availability: If accepted, artists must provide 10-12 pieces of artwork that are exclusively available for sale on the Artburst site for the duration of the online show.  

Pricing: Artists set pricing and shipping fees for show pieces.