Artability Art Show & Sale
Save the Date for the 2023 Artability Art Show & Sale!
We are pleased to announce our 2023 Artability Art Show & Sale date. This year’s show will occur again at the Union Depot in St. Paul on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28. We are thrilled to plan for another in-person Art Show & Sale after experiencing success at our 2022 show. Mark your calendars and look ahead to another beautiful, inspiring weekend of client-made artwork and community fellowship.
Register for a free public Artability Workshop through Eventbrite today! View teaching artist bios and workshop descriptions.
If you want to be added to the email distribution to receive updates about the free public Artability Workshops, please email [email protected].
2023 Artability Art Show & Sale
Eligibility: The Artability Art Show & Sale is open to adult artists (18+) with a mental health diagnosis (self-identifying). Artists do not need to be a client of People Incorporated to submit art or writing for the show. People Incorporated reserves the right to exclude any visual art it considers plagiarized, inappropriate, or offensive.
Pricing Artwork: Artists will provide pricing on their own artwork. It is recommended that each piece be priced between $5-$300 in $5 increments. The more reasonably priced, the more likely it is to sell.
Compensation: Artists receive 75% of the income generated from the sale of their art, and 25% goes back to support the public Artability Workshops. Checks will be mailed to the physical address on file within 30-45 days of the show’s closing date.
What happens to the artwork that is not sold at the show? People Incorporated will have an online Art Sale, November 10-19, with all the art that did not sell at the Artability Art Show & Sale. Artists will be notified by December 4, 2023, via email we have on file if they have unsold artwork to pick up. The artwork will be available for pickup at the same location it was submitted (dates and locations available soon).
Information about artwork submission:
- Artists can submit up to 5 pieces for the show & sale. If there is room for additional art, a call-out for submissions will occur during the 3rd or 4th week of September.
- Although artists can submit artwork of any size, People Incorporated will offer complimentary framing of only art pieces that are sized 11″x14″. Any submissions that are not 11 “x14” should be ready to hang upon submission. Stretched canvas with an internal frame does not need to be framed.
- To prepare a piece for hanging, please use wire and eyelet screws. Frames with sawtooth or adhesive hangers CANNOT be displayed. Please do not use fishing line, which can stretch or break. No paper, cardboard, or fabric frames will be accepted.
Artwork Submission Dates:
People Incorporated will offer a total of 6 artwork submission opportunities:
- Sunday, July 30, 3 pm-6 pm at People Incorporated (317 York Avenue, St. Paul, MN)
- Monday, July 31, 3 pm-6 pm at People Incorporated (317 York Avenue, St. Paul, MN)
- Wednesday, August 16, 3 pm-6 pm at People Incorporated (NCSP: 1309 Girard Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN)
- Thursday, August 17, 3 pm-6 pm at People Incorporated (NCSP: 1309 Girard Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN)
- Friday, September 1, 12 pm-5 pm at People Incorporated (3000 Ames Crossing Road, Suite 600/Door #17, Eagan, MN)
- Wednesday, September 6, 12 pm-5 pm at People Incorporated (3000 Ames Crossing Road, Suite 600/Door #17, Eagan, MN)
2023 Artability Art Show & Sale:
- October 27-28 at the Union Depot, 240 Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN
- Opening Night for donors, artists, and their guests is October 27 from 6:00-9:00 p.m., including an Awards Ceremony for winning artists and scholarship recipients at 7:00 p.m.
- AWARD CATEGORIES: Newcomer Award, Best Painting, Best Drawing, Best Photography, Best Sculpture, Best Mixed Media, *Best in Show
- SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED: The Melissa Lewis scholarship is offered to female emerging artists of color.
- QUESTIONS: Please get in touch with Tessa Weyhe at 651-788-32360 or [email protected]
*2023 Best in Show will also be the feature artwork and ambassador piece for the 2024 Artability Art Show & Sale.