Bibelot: from the French word meaning a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity.
Entry deadline: Saturday, December 1 at midnight!
The 2018 Bibelot show, as always, will feature the beauty of small works. Pieces must be no larger than 14” wide, and we encourage multiple small pieces by the same artist. Artists may submit multiple pieces — $20 for three entries, $5 for each additional. Because this show is focusing on providing affordable artwork for the holiday season, all work submitted must be for sale.
A photo gallery will be posted online and a link will be emailed to the artists by Monday, December 3 to show what pieces were accepted for the show. Art must be delivered on Wednesday, December 5 between 4-6:00 pm. If you can’t make that time, contact us and we will work with you.
All pieces must be completely dry and ready to hang – with proper hanging wire or D-rings and NO sawtooth hangers. If your piece is on a wood panel, it must have some sort of hanging device. All pieces need to be labeled on the back (or bottom) with the artist’s name and the title. Sculptures need to be able to fit on a standard 12″ pedestal. In most cases, multiple pieces will be hung vertically – please include a diagram if they are to be hung in a specific order and we will do our best to accommodate this. The show will open on First Friday, December 7, and run through Sunday, December 23. There will be a First Friday reception (December 7, 5-10 p.m.) as well as a Third Friday Collector’s Reception (December 21 from 5-9:00 p.m.). We would like as many artists as possible to attend the Third Friday reception so that people have a chance to speak to you about your work. The Third Friday reception is when we will give out the award for Best in Show.
All artwork must be picked up on Friday, December 28, between 12-5 p.m. Please email us if you need to make other arrangements. We will be moving locations at the beginning of the year so it’s important that you pick up your work before the end of the month. You will be given a receipt for each piece submitted and may have someone else bring that receipt to the gallery to pick your work up for you. Kanon takes no responsibility for work that is left at the gallery after December 31.
Kanon will charge a 30% commission on all work sold. Kanon accepts all major credit cards as well as checks. Payment for work will be available when you come to pick up your pieces. If all of your pieces sold, we can mail your check to you if you can’t come pick it up.
Accepted art may be photographed for emails, our website, and other publicity pieces.
Please make all entry payments through PayPal and then email your images to firstname.lastname@example.org (use this email for PayPal as well). The entry fees are $20 for the first three entries and then $5 for each additional entry. You can use the button below to add items to your cart, or just do it manually through Paypal. All images should be 1920 pixels square (add a black background for rectangular images) and files need to be less than 2 MB each.
Please label each image file with your name, title, and the size of your piece
(i.e. JaneSmith_Title_12x12.jpg). This is very important as we will receive many images and having them labeled properly makes the task of reviewing them much easier.
Also, this information — especially the size — is important in deciding how many pieces we can accept so please be sure to include it. If sending multiple entries, please limit total file size for each email to 10 MB.
Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions.
Please be sure to use the same email for both your PayPal payment and your image submission.