Holiday Art Show & Sale Exhibiting

Holiday Art Show & Sale - Stifel Fine Arts Center

November 5 – December 23, 2021

Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling
Schrader Center, Oglebay Park

Opening reception: 5-8pm Thursday, November 11, 2021

Oglebay Institute’s annual Holiday Art Show & Sale is an extraordinary holiday shopping event featuring fine art and crafts from the region’s most talented artists. The exclusive six-week show provides an outstanding opportunity for selected artists to sell to thousands of enthusiastic shoppers in TWO ideal locations – the historic Stifel Fine Arts Center, located on the highly traveled National Road in Wheeling, and the Schrader Environmental Education Center, located in the world-class Oglebay Park.

Part of the Oglebay Institute mission is to serve as a resource for artists and emerging artists and provide opportunities for them to exhibit, sell and promote their work to the public. The Holiday Art Show and Sale provides extensive space, staff and marketing resources to artists and gives the public a refreshing alternative to traditional retail. Shoppers can purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays while becoming familiar with the work of numerous artists and artisans.

Holiday Art Show pottery

Holiday Art Show Jewelry

General Guidelines

  • In order to ensure a high standard of quality, Oglebay Institute’s Holiday Art Show & Sale is a juried exhibition.
  • 10% commission is taken on all sales (please price artwork accordingly)
  • Maximum one person per booth (no sharing of booth space)
  • Applications will be available on this page beginning in August.
  • Applications must be submitted ONLINE ONLY at the bottom of this page.

Benefits included with your booth fee

  • 6 weeks of booth space during the busiest shopping time of the year
  • Full-time customer service/sales staff – no need to “man” your booth
  • Choice of one OR two prime, secure locations
  • Demonstrated history of strong sales
  • Exposure to thousands of Ohio Valley shoppers, as well as out-of-town guests visiting Oglebay Park and the Festival of Lights.
  • Aggressive marketing campaign valued at more than $10,000 that includes television, radio, newspapers, billboards, direct mail, email blasts, social media and more.
  • Opening Receptions at BOTH locations
  • Exposure and sales opportunities during Oglebay Institute’s well-attended holiday events.

What can I sell?

Artists may sell any original works or prints of their own design as well as gourmet food items such as jams or mixes. (No unpackaged foods please.) Any medium is acceptable that can be displayed safely in your space.

What can I charge?

You may sell your work for any price, but we recommend pricing your work to sell. Consider offering affordable prints along with original artwork. Oglebay Institute takes a 10% commission on all sales. Please price your artwork accordingly.

How large are the spaces?

The exhibit space is divided into sections ranging in size from 3-10ft wide. For wall/booth spaces you may hang your work from backing boards behind your table. Each artist who has wall space may also place a table in front of their space. For artists who just have floor/table space, you may set-up a table or shelves. All artists must supply their own shelves and tools needed for displaying their work. Please be considerate of fellow artists when setting up your space.

Click here for booth space layouts as they will appear in each gallery.

How much are booth spaces?

3 ft. booth space – SCHRADER ONLY ($45)
4 ft. booth space ($65)
5 ft. booth space – STIFEL ONLY ($70)
6 ft. booth space w/out wall space ($80)
6 ft. booth space ($85)
8 ft. booth space ($105)
10 ft. booth space – STIFEL ONLY ($125)

Click here for booth space layouts as they will appear in each gallery.

How will you keep track of my sales?

Each artist will be given a booth number. You must write your booth number on every price tag. Every piece of art must have its own price tag. When a customer takes their purchase to the register, that booth number, as well as the purchase price will be recorded on a sales log. At the end of the show, your total sales will be added and a check will be mailed to you minus a 10% commission.

What is the entry process?

  • Entry applications are available online at the bottom of this page.
  • Applications must include at least two digital images and preferably one booth image.
  • A $20 non-refundable application fee is required for each entry. Your payment will be taken through Oglebay Institute’s payment portal upon the successful completion of your application.
  • Jury results will be mailed late October.
  • Payment-in-full of booth fees are due upon acceptance into the show.
  • Application deadline is September 26, 2021.
  • Last day for refunds, if cancelling, is October 16, 2021.

When can I set-up & tear-down?

10am-4pm Saturday, October 30
9am-8pm November 1-3

10am-4pm December 27 & 28 and January 3-8

2021 Holiday Art Show Exhibitor Application

    Contact Information:

    *Please input your information exactly as you want it to appear on booth space, in advertising, etc.

    First Name (required)

    Last Name (required)

    Business Name (if applicable)

    Address (required)

    City (required)

    State (required)

    Zip (required)

    Phone (required)

    Email (required)

    Website (if available)

    Please select which location you would like to exhibit at:

    In what medium(s) do you work?

    Select your preferred booth space sizes:

    Please select your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices of both space sizes. Final selection of booth spaces will take place after the jurying process. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Booth space fees will not be charged until after the vendor selection process.

    Click here for booth space layouts as they will appear in each gallery.

    First choice of booth space size:

    Second choice of booth space size:

    Third choice of booth space size:

    Photos of your work:

    *Please upload AT LEAST TWO photos of your work. Submitting quality photos of your merchandise/display greatly increases your chances of being selected into the show.
    2.5Mb size limit per attachment, or 15 Mb total per application. (file types allowed .jpg .png .tiff .gif .pdf)

    Image 1 (required):
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    Image 2 (required):
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    Image 4:
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    Booth (Display) Image *if available:
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    Fees and Conditions

    *After submission, you will be redirected to Oglebay Institute’s payment portal to submit the $20 application fee. You can login using Facebook, Twitter or your existing OI customer account. If you don't have an OI account, please consider creating one so we can inform you of all upcoming exhibiting opportunities.

    Failure to submit payment along with your application may result in disqualification. If you are not automatically redirected after submitting this form, click here. For questions, please call 304-242-7700.

    By checking the box below, I certify that I have read all requirements and agree to the conditions set forth by Oglebay Institute. Submitting this form indicates that I, for myself, my executors, and administrators do hereby release and discharge Oglebay Institute and any of its commissions, affiliates, their respective employees, directors, officers, representatives and all persons involved in the sponsorship or conduct of the Holiday Art Show & Sale from all claims, demands, or causes of action or loss, cost of injury, or damage whatsoever arising from or out of the participation in this jury process.

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