Call Detail
2019 Holiday Art Market
online applications only.

Contact Email:
Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 11/17/19 - 12/29/19
Entry Deadline: 9/9/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (2019 Holiday Art Market): $30.00



Online Deadline: September 9, 2019
The 2019 Annual Holiday Art Market (HART) at Foothills Art Center (FAC) is the premier venue for fabulous fine arts and crafts, handmade in Colorado.  This is the 45th HART and it will be open through the holiday season from November 17 - December 29, 2019.  Admission is free to the public.  The Market attracts hundreds of shoppers who have spent thousands of dollars in the past.  Artwork by the selected artists is displayed attractively in a festive setting.

We are seeking fine art and craft in all media suitable for the holiday market:  2-D media, ceramics, jewelry, glass, fiber,  leather, metal, wood, edibles, and holiday-themed items, including decorations, ornaments and greeting cards. Artists are juried on their body of work and the artwork is accepted on a consignment basis.


All proceeds benefit local Colorado artists and Foothills Art Center programming.




Foothills Art Center (FAC) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization located in historic downtown Golden, Colorado. For 50 years, FAC has been devoted to leading and inspiring the community through art, education and cultural excellence. FAC was founded in 1968 and is housed in the former First Presbyterian Church, constructed by pioneers in the Gothic style (1872).  FAC also owns the neighboring Queen Anne style manse built by Perre O. Unger (1899). The buildings are works of art themselves and are listed on the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings.







September 9, 2019: Deadline to receive online (CaFE) entries

September 16, 2019:  Jurying by the committee
September 17, 2019: Notifications sent via e-mail

September 16, 2019: Deadline for accepted artists’ contracts

September 23, 2019: Artist information and marketing packets sent via e-mail

November 6-9 and November 11 – 12, 2019: Artwork delivery by appointment ONLY

November 17, 2019, 12:00 - 5:00 pm: Member preview reception and Artist Demo Day #1

November 18 – December 29, 2019: HART is opened to the public

November 17, 2019: Artist Demo Day #1

November 30, 2019: Artist Demo Day #2

December 7, 2019: Artist Demo Day #3

Deecember 14, 2019:  Artist Demo Day #4

January 3 – 4 and 6 - 8, 2020: Pick-up of unsold artwork by appointment ONLY

February 1, 2020: Artist commission checks mailed (no partial or early payments)




{C}·         All work must be original and handmade by the artist. Commercially manufactured components, commercial patterns and molds of any type will not be accepted (i.e. commercial beads for jewelry - except findings - assembly of pre-made holiday crafts, purchased kits, etc.).

  • Historically, items priced between $3.00 and $650.00 sell best, especially items under $50.00.  We will accept work above $650 but the artist may be asked not to bring specific work or quantities. 
  • Accepted work must be ready to display. All wall art must have proper hanging mechanism—wire (ends wrapped), D rings; no sawtooth hangers.

{C}·         At their sole discretion, any artist’s item not meeting Foothills Art Center’s criteria or standard will be returned to the artist immediately and not become a part of inventory.




  • The jury will evaluate the images by artist (sent via CaFE only) rather than by artwork; you could be accepted for one type of item and not for another. The images submitted for jury should accurately represent the variety of the artwork you would like to sell.
  • FAC will send notifications to all applicants via e-mail by September 6, 2019.
  • The artist contract is due (postmarked by) from accepted artists by September 16, 2019. Failure to respond by this date may result in disqualification.
  • FAC will send accepted artists detailed information regarding delivery and pick up.
  • All work must be hand-delivered to FAC November 9 and 11 - 14, 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm by appointment only.
  • At time of delivery, artists will be required to properly place price tags (provided by Foothills) on all of their artwork.





  • All items are merchandised together into one market experience. FAC staff handles the installation and display of all artwork.
  • FAC collects money and sales tax on all items sold.
  • FAC retains a 50% commission on sales.   A commission of 60% will be paid to artists who volunteer 28 hours over the 7 week period (including hours volunteered for set-up and take-down).   A 55% commission will be paid to artists who volunteer 14 hours during the market.  Volunteers are needed daily during the market and also during special events.  The market operates 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday.




  • Submission of work to this jury process constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.
  • FAC reserves the right to make final curatorial, installation, and marketing decisions.
  • Images submitted may be used for marketing, educational, or archival purposes.




ONLINE ENTRIES: (only online applications will be considered)

{C}1.       {C}Go to

{C}2.       {C}CaFE requires that all images conform to a specific format. FAC encourages all entrants to review the instructions and tutorials for formatting images and entering before beginning the actual entry process. The following are tools available to help format digital entries:

    1. How-to video tutorial –
    2. Pixlr at (very easy, plus it’s FREE)

{C}c.       {C}Adobe Photoshop Elements, (if you want to purchase software)

{C}3.       {C}Pay the non-refundable fee of $30.

{C}4.       {C}Submit 5 to 10 images that accurately represent your work.

{C}5.       {C}Images submitted may be used for publicity and/or educational purposes.

{C}6.       {C}For technical assistance with your entry, please see or contact




All correspondence and notifications with entrants will be done via email. Please make sure that your contact information is correct. If you do not have an email address, it is advised that you create one before you enter.  For further inquiries, email (no phone calls please).

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