2016 FORT COLLINS ARTIST STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Friday, June 24, 4:00–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale Preview Exhibition, June 3–June 26, 2016, at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center Galleries

 

The Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale is a free self-guided tour of local artist studios revealing the mysteries of the creative process to families and individuals in and around Fort Collins. Through art demonstrations and educational displays right in the artist’s studios, visitors will meet the artists personally, buy original artworks, and learn about how and where artists create pottery, jewelry, photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, and more! The included artists reflect the amazing creative talent available right in our own community.

 

In May, visitors may pick up the brochure at the Lincoln Center, Fort Collins Senior Center, Northside Aztlan Community Center, public library branches, and other locations around Fort Collins or download it from this website. Bike routes will be noted on the map to encourage visitors to leave their cars at home while visiting the studios.

 

You can still:

Download the 2015 Artist Studio Tour brochure.

Visit Facebook.com/FCStudioTour for more information.

 

 

PARTICIPATING ARTIST INFORMATION

The online Studio Tour Application Form will be posted here shortly. Application deadline: March 11, 2016.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale will be held on Friday, June 24, 4–9 p.m. (optional), Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Artists must be available in their studios during all open hours on all days of the tour (Friday is optional). Artists should be prepared to welcome several visitors at one time and offer an environment that poses no safety risks to the public. It is recommended to have an assistant available to provide breaks throughout the weekend.

 

The Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale is an educational community art experience that enhances the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts by giving people a firsthand experience with the artists in their studios, the creative process, and the artwork. Successful Studio Tour artists will:

  • Invite people into their working art studio (this could be anything from your kitchen table to your designer-created get-away—as long as it’s the place where you typically make your artwork).
  • Provide a demonstration area or display so that visitors can either see a work in progress, or otherwise understand the processes, materials, and techniques involved in creating your work.
  • Be prepared to talk with visitors about their art and make sales to visitors.

 

The Lincoln Center will host a Preview Exhibition featuring one artwork from participating studios from June 3–26, 2016, at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, June 3, 5–7 p.m. Artists are urged to attend the Opening Reception for the award announcements. Artists should be ready to make arrangements for pick-up or delivery of artwork.

 

ARTIST AWARDS: $3,000 in ARTIST PRIZES!

The Jason Sheppard Greer and Lucy Kim Greer Foundation for the Arts has once again graciously donated $3,000 to be used for cash prizes this year!

Prizes will be awarded to artworks in various media and styles exhibited in the Preview Exhibition (Individual and Small Group artists are eligible) and announced at the Opening Reception on June 3, 5–7 p.m. Artists are urged to attend the Opening Reception for the award announcements.

$1000 grand prize * $600 2nd prize * $400 3rd prize * $250 Sponsor’s Choice prize * $250 Juror’s Choice prizes (3) * People’s Choice Award

 

BROCHURE

The Studio Tour Brochure is in a magazine-style layout and offers advertising for local businesses and artists. Artists may purchase advertising at a discount. Proceeds will benefit the Fort Collins Studio Tour and the Lincoln Center Visual Arts Programs. Information on sizes and ad pricing will be available upon confirmation of participation on the Studio Tour.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The studio tour is open to Fort Collins area artists who are making original artworks at a professional level in diverse media. Qualified artists will create artwork that

a) shows a technical proficiency in handling the medium, with aesthetic ability in composition and design,

b) reflects a unique style, personal vision, and consistency for the body of work presented, and

c) is of original design and manufacture – no kits or other mass-produced products are allowed.

Lincoln Center Staff will consider the above criteria in determining eligibility for the studio tour. Only artists whose work meets the above qualifications, as determined by Staff, may participate. There is no limit to the number of artists accepted. Decisions of the Lincoln Center Staff are final.

Studios with a Fort Collins, Bellvue, or Laporte address and zip code, or within the following boundary roads will have the highest traffic: County Road 5 on the East, County Road 30 on the South, Highway 1 on the North, and Lory State Park/Horsetooth Mountain Park/Roosevelt National Forest on the West. Artists with studios outside of this boundary area may apply, but locations outside this area may have diminished traffic during the weekend event.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION

 

1. Only artists who are deemed eligible by the Lincoln Center Staff will appear in the brochure and receive official signage designating their studio as part of the Studio Tour. The Lincoln Center Staff has the right to refuse participation to any artist who does not meet the Requirements for Participation of the event. The decisions of the Lincoln Center Staff are final.

 

2. Complete application forms, images and participation fees must be received by Friday, March 11, 2016.

 

3. Artists are strongly encouraged to participate in their actual regular studio space. Temporary or guest studio set-ups must be approved by Lincoln Center Staff. Our goal is to produce an authentic tour of working artists’ studios that offers a specific cultural experience for the community. (See #4)

 

4. In addition to talking to visitors about their creative process, Studio Tour Artists must provide an educational experience to visitors by scheduling a demonstration of their artistic process or displaying information about the processes, tools, materials, and techniques of their work. Artists in temporary studios must provide a recreation of their working studio environment.

 

5. Artists must be present in their studio and available to meet the public during all Studio Tour hours on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26. Participation on the evening of Friday, June 24, is optional and occasional breaks during the weekend are acceptable. Having a studio assistant available to provide you with breaks and help with sales is strongly recommended.

 

6. Artists should keep in mind the family nature of this community event and provide signage notifying visitors of the presence of artworks with nudity or mature content. Serving alcohol or other intoxicants during the event hours without a liquor license is prohibited and could put you at significant legal risk.

 

7. Accepted artists must have the required City, State, and County sales tax licenses and must collect and pay all required sales taxes. More information is available at the following numbers: CO Department of Revenue (303) 866-5643 and Fort Collins City Sales Tax Office (970) 221-6780.

 

8. Artists must return a completed survey distributed after the Studio Tour weekend and will be asked to share general sales information with the Lincoln Center for the sole purpose of promoting future Fort Collins Studio Tour events. Specific studio sales information will not be shared with other persons or organizations.

 

IMAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Returning individual artists need only submit 1 image for publication in the brochure.
  • New Individual applicants are required to submit 3 digital images.
  • Small Group Studios submit 1 image from each participating artist.
  • Large Group Studios submit 4 images representative of the participating artists.
  • Group Studios wanting to submit a combined image for the brochure should contact Lincoln Center staff.

Images must be digital JPG or TIFF image files, 1920 pixels on the longest side, no larger than 3MB. This format will ensure print quality images for the brochure and possible inclusion in promotional materials.

  • Images in the brochure will be printed 1.75”w x 2.625”h (vertical orientation).
  • Image File Names: Please label your image files as follows: Last Name_Entry#_Title.jpg (or .tiff).
  • Artworks should be completed since June 2014 and be representative of artworks that will be on view at your studio during the Studio Tour.
  • Each image should show a single work of art, unless part of a set (as in jewelry or a ceramic tea set, etc.).

 

PARTICIPATION FEES

Participation fee is due with your application. The participation fee may be paid by credit card with your online registration or by check mailed to the Lincoln Center. See below to learn how to receive a $150 discount by securing a Studio Sponsor!

There are 3 levels of participation depending on the number of artists in a participation studio:

 

Individual Studio: $150

  • An Individual Studio consists of an individual producing their own work in a studio space, or two artists sharing a studio space and producing objects that are 100% collaborative.
  • An Individual Studio receives one image in the brochure, with the Individual Artist’s name and contact information. An artist participating in a group studio may select this level if they wish to have a separate image of their work with their name and contact information featured in the brochure. Display an artwork of your choosing (limited to 36" in width) in the Preview Exhibition, June 3–26, 2016, at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery.
  • All “Requirements for Participation” apply to the Individual Artist.

 

Small Group Studio (2–4 Artists): $250

  • A Small Group Studio consists of 2–4 artists sharing communal studio space, and producing individual artworks. Each artist must be present all hours during the Studio Tour Weekend and provide an environment that allows the visitor to experience the Artists’ creative process.
  • The Small Group Studio should submit a single application form, with one image from each of the participating artists in the studio.
  • The Small Group Studio receives one image in the brochure with a list of the participating artists and their contact information (studio address, websites, and emails).
  • Each artist in a Small Group Studio is allowed to exhibit one work of their choosing (limited to 36" in width) in the Preview Exhibition, June 3–26, 2016, at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery.
  • All “Requirements for Participation” apply to all artists participating in the studio.

 

Large Group Studio (5+ Artist members): $500

  • A Large Group Studio consists of 5 or more artists sharing a communal facility as their on-going studio space. Before applying, a studio representative should contact the Jeanne Shoaff, 416-2737, regarding their intent to participate as a Large Group Studio. The Large Group Studio should submit a single application form, with 5 images from participating artists in the studio.
  • The studio receives one image in the brochure with the facility name and facility contact information (address, website, and email). The Studio must be open during all hours of the Studio Tour weekend.
  • There will be limited exhibition space for a group display in the Preview Exhibition, June 3–26, 2016, at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery. The Group Studio representative should contact Jeanne Shoaff, 416-2737, to discuss the space available. It is likely that not all artists will be included in the Group Studio display.
  • “Requirements for Participation” apply to all artists participating as part of the studio.

 

Want to RECEIVE A $150 DISCOUNT? Secure a Studio Sponsor!

Studio Tour Artists may solicit a Studio Sponsor. Studio Sponsors pay $250 which includes a contribution of $150 toward your Individual, Small, or Large Group participation fee, plus a contribution of $100 toward the support of the event in exchange for promotional benefits through the event. Any participation fees paid by artists who secure a Studio Sponsor will have $150 refunded upon receipt of payment from the sponsor. Download the Sample Sponsor Letter and Sponsor Agreement Form.

 

Questions about participation fees or studio qualifications should be directed to Jeanne Shoaff via phone at 416-2737 or email at jshoaff@fcgov.com.

2016 FORT COLLINS ARTIST STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Friday, June 24, 4:00–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale Preview Exhibition, June 3–June 26, 2016, at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center Galleries

 

The Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale is a free self-guided tour of local artist studios revealing the mysteries of the creative process to families and individuals in and around Fort Collins. Through art demonstrations and educational displays right in the artist’s studios, visitors will meet the artists personally, buy original artworks, and learn about how and where artists create pottery, jewelry, photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, and more! The included artists reflect the amazing creative talent available right in our own community.

 

In May, visitors may pick up the brochure at the Lincoln Center, Fort Collins Senior Center, Northside Aztlan Community Center, public library branches, and other locations around Fort Collins or download it from this website. Bike routes will be noted on the map to encourage visitors to leave their cars at home while visiting the studios.

 

You can still:

Download the 2015 Artist Studio Tour brochure.

Visit Facebook.com/FCStudioTour for more information.

 

 

PARTICIPATING ARTIST INFORMATION

The online Studio Tour Application Form will be posted here shortly. Application deadline: March 11, 2016.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale will be held on Friday, June 24, 4–9 p.m. (optional), Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Artists must be available in their studios during all open hours on all days of the tour (Friday is optional). Artists should be prepared to welcome several visitors at one time and offer an environment that poses no safety risks to the public. It is recommended to have an assistant available to provide breaks throughout the weekend.

 

The Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale is an educational community art experience that enhances the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts by giving people a firsthand experience with the artists in their studios, the creative process, and the artwork. Successful Studio Tour artists will:

  • Invite people into their working art studio (this could be anything from your kitchen table to your designer-created get-away—as long as it’s the place where you typically make your artwork).
  • Provide a demonstration area or display so that visitors can either see a work in progress, or otherwise understand the processes, materials, and techniques involved in creating your work.
  • Be prepared to talk with visitors about their art and make sales to visitors.

 

The Lincoln Center will host a Preview Exhibition featuring one artwork from participating studios from June 3–26, 2016, at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, June 3, 5–7 p.m. Artists are urged to attend the Opening Reception for the award announcements. Artists should be ready to make arrangements for pick-up or delivery of artwork.

 

ARTIST AWARDS: $3,000 in ARTIST PRIZES!

The Jason Sheppard Greer and Lucy Kim Greer Foundation for the Arts has once again graciously donated $3,000 to be used for cash prizes this year!

Prizes will be awarded to artworks in various media and styles exhibited in the Preview Exhibition (Individual and Small Group artists are eligible) and announced at the Opening Reception on June 3, 5–7 p.m. Artists are urged to attend the Opening Reception for the award announcements.

$1000 grand prize * $600 2nd prize * $400 3rd prize * $250 Sponsor’s Choice prize * $250 Juror’s Choice prizes (3) * People’s Choice Award

 

BROCHURE

The Studio Tour Brochure is in a magazine-style layout and offers advertising for local businesses and artists. Artists may purchase advertising at a discount. Proceeds will benefit the Fort Collins Studio Tour and the Lincoln Center Visual Arts Programs. Information on sizes and ad pricing will be available upon confirmation of participation on the Studio Tour.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The studio tour is open to Fort Collins area artists who are making original artworks at a professional level in diverse media. Qualified artists will create artwork that

a) shows a technical proficiency in handling the medium, with aesthetic ability in composition and design,

b) reflects a unique style, personal vision, and consistency for the body of work presented, and

c) is of original design and manufacture – no kits or other mass-produced products are allowed.

Lincoln Center Staff will consider the above criteria in determining eligibility for the studio tour. Only artists whose work meets the above qualifications, as determined by Staff, may participate. There is no limit to the number of artists accepted. Decisions of the Lincoln Center Staff are final.

Studios with a Fort Collins, Bellvue, or Laporte address and zip code, or within the following boundary roads will have the highest traffic: County Road 5 on the East, County Road 30 on the South, Highway 1 on the North, and Lory State Park/Horsetooth Mountain Park/Roosevelt National Forest on the West. Artists with studios outside of this boundary area may apply, but locations outside this area may have diminished traffic during the weekend event.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION

 

1. Only artists who are deemed eligible by the Lincoln Center Staff will appear in the brochure and receive official signage designating their studio as part of the Studio Tour. The Lincoln Center Staff has the right to refuse participation to any artist who does not meet the Requirements for Participation of the event. The decisions of the Lincoln Center Staff are final.

 

2. Complete application forms, images and participation fees must be received by Friday, March 11, 2016.

 

3. Artists are strongly encouraged to participate in their actual regular studio space. Temporary or guest studio set-ups must be approved by Lincoln Center Staff. Our goal is to produce an authentic tour of working artists’ studios that offers a specific cultural experience for the community. (See #4)

 

4. In addition to talking to visitors about their creative process, Studio Tour Artists must provide an educational experience to visitors by scheduling a demonstration of their artistic process or displaying information about the processes, tools, materials, and techniques of their work. Artists in temporary studios must provide a recreation of their working studio environment.

 

5. Artists must be present in their studio and available to meet the public during all Studio Tour hours on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26. Participation on the evening of Friday, June 24, is optional and occasional breaks during the weekend are acceptable. Having a studio assistant available to provide you with breaks and help with sales is strongly recommended.

 

6. Artists should keep in mind the family nature of this community event and provide signage notifying visitors of the presence of artworks with nudity or mature content. Serving alcohol or other intoxicants during the event hours without a liquor license is prohibited and could put you at significant legal risk.

 

7. Accepted artists must have the required City, State, and County sales tax licenses and must collect and pay all required sales taxes. More information is available at the following numbers: CO Department of Revenue (303) 866-5643 and Fort Collins City Sales Tax Office (970) 221-6780.

 

8. Artists must return a completed survey distributed after the Studio Tour weekend and will be asked to share general sales information with the Lincoln Center for the sole purpose of promoting future Fort Collins Studio Tour events. Specific studio sales information will not be shared with other persons or organizations.

 

IMAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Returning individual artists need only submit 1 image for publication in the brochure.
  • New Individual applicants are required to submit 3 digital images.
  • Small Group Studios submit 1 image from each participating artist.
  • Large Group Studios submit 4 images representative of the participating artists.
  • Group Studios wanting to submit a combined image for the brochure should contact Lincoln Center staff.

Images must be digital JPG or TIFF image files, 1920 pixels on the longest side, no larger than 3MB. This format will ensure print quality images for the brochure and possible inclusion in promotional materials.

  • Images in the brochure will be printed 1.75”w x 2.625”h (vertical orientation).
  • Image File Names: Please label your image files as follows: Last Name_Entry#_Title.jpg (or .tiff).
  • Artworks should be completed since June 2014 and be representative of artworks that will be on view at your studio during the Studio Tour.
  • Each image should show a single work of art, unless part of a set (as in jewelry or a ceramic tea set, etc.).

 

PARTICIPATION FEES

Participation fee is due with your application. The participation fee may be paid by credit card with your online registration or by check mailed to the Lincoln Center. See below to learn how to receive a $150 discount by securing a Studio Sponsor!

There are 3 levels of participation depending on the number of artists in a participation studio:

 

Individual Studio: $150

  • An Individual Studio consists of an individual producing their own work in a studio space, or two artists sharing a studio space and producing objects that are 100% collaborative.
  • An Individual Studio receives one image in the brochure, with the Individual Artist’s name and contact information. An artist participating in a group studio may select this level if they wish to have a separate image of their work with their name and contact information featured in the brochure. Display an artwork of your choosing (limited to 36" in width) in the Preview Exhibition, June 3–26, 2016, at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery.
  • All “Requirements for Participation” apply to the Individual Artist.

 

Small Group Studio (2–4 Artists): $250

  • A Small Group Studio consists of 2–4 artists sharing communal studio space, and producing individual artworks. Each artist must be present all hours during the Studio Tour Weekend and provide an environment that allows the visitor to experience the Artists’ creative process.
  • The Small Group Studio should submit a single application form, with one image from each of the participating artists in the studio.
  • The Small Group Studio receives one image in the brochure with a list of the participating artists and their contact information (studio address, websites, and emails).
  • Each artist in a Small Group Studio is allowed to exhibit one work of their choosing (limited to 36" in width) in the Preview Exhibition, June 3–26, 2016, at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery.
  • All “Requirements for Participation” apply to all artists participating in the studio.

 

Large Group Studio (5+ Artist members): $500

  • A Large Group Studio consists of 5 or more artists sharing a communal facility as their on-going studio space. Before applying, a studio representative should contact the Jeanne Shoaff, 416-2737, regarding their intent to participate as a Large Group Studio. The Large Group Studio should submit a single application form, with 5 images from participating artists in the studio.
  • The studio receives one image in the brochure with the facility name and facility contact information (address, website, and email). The Studio must be open during all hours of the Studio Tour weekend.
  • There will be limited exhibition space for a group display in the Preview Exhibition, June 3–26, 2016, at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery. The Group Studio representative should contact Jeanne Shoaff, 416-2737, to discuss the space available. It is likely that not all artists will be included in the Group Studio display.
  • “Requirements for Participation” apply to all artists participating as part of the studio.

 

Want to RECEIVE A $150 DISCOUNT? Secure a Studio Sponsor!

Studio Tour Artists may solicit a Studio Sponsor. Studio Sponsors pay $250 which includes a contribution of $150 toward your Individual, Small, or Large Group participation fee, plus a contribution of $100 toward the support of the event in exchange for promotional benefits through the event. Any participation fees paid by artists who secure a Studio Sponsor will have $150 refunded upon receipt of payment from the sponsor. Download the Sample Sponsor Letter and Sponsor Agreement Form.

 

Questions about participation fees or studio qualifications should be directed to Jeanne Shoaff via phone at 416-2737 or email at jshoaff@fcgov.com.