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June 30, 2017

For many years, artists have been asked to give works to various groups. Generally the artist receives noting in return. In 2015 a committee was formed to respond to this increasing trend that ends up devaluing our work. The following is suggested guidelines for donating art work. Please take into consideration that donating work is an individual decision to decide what you want in return for your artwork.
DONATION OF ARTWORK GUIDELINES:
To: All fund raising organizations that sponsor art auctions and sales
As you may be aware, artists who contribute artwork for fund raising activities have become disgruntled with these activities. Some of the complaints are:
The artist does not receive promised publicity. The minimum bid set by the artist is not honored. A thank you for participation is rarely
forthcoming. The artist is offered only a minimal percentage of the sale price, if at all. Artists are not paid promptly for the sale. Auctions have a tendency to devalue a artistsʼ work when artwork is sold way below the going prices of that artistʼs other work. Art auctions have prompted a “bargain” mentality for those who attend them.
In our efforts to promote more equitable treatment for artists, we offer the following guidelines:
1.The artist will receive at least a 50% commission of the sales price. (It is entirely possible that the artist will donate all or part of his/her commission back to the organization thereby receiving a tax break also).
2.The artist is allowed to set a minimum bid and this minimum bid be honored.
3.Artwork is returned promptly that does not sell.
4.Artists are paid promptly for sales.
5.The name of the buyer is furnished to the artist for his/her records.
We believe that if these guidelines are followed the result will be a win/win situation for your fund raising organization and the artist. You may not be aware that the artist may only deduct the cost of materials on any donated artwork. We feel that following these guidelines will also insure that your organization will receive quality artwork for your fundraising activities.
A sample agreement follows.
ARTISTSʼ LINK Memphis area artists P.O. Box 193 Ellendale,TN 38029
This agreement is between _________________________ artist, and ______________________________________ organization. The artist agrees to donate: _______________________________________________
(title of artwork) for a fund raising effort by this organization.
The minimum bid, set by the artist, for this artwork is $________________. The organization agrees to honor this minimum bid and will pay the artist 50% of the amount received for the artwork.
Description of Artwork: ___________________________________ Artist

August 21, 2014

AL Newsletter 2014 June-July 1.pdf ( please copy this link to your browser.

April 7, 2014
January 19, 2013

The Feburary / March 2013 edition of the Artsits' Link newsletter is now available! This issue features accomplishments from Norman Soskel, Becky Ross McRae, Annabelle Meacham, and more! You will also find the registration form for the Artists' Link Playhouse on the Square Contributors Exhibition, as well as an itinerary for a trip to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.

July 19, 2012

Artists Link Juried Exhibit at Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Mallory/Wurtzburger Gallery

December 9 2012 through January 27,2013
Reception, December 20 (in conjunction with of Art After Dark 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

The jury selection will be done at Jason’s Deli Conference room where we hold our meetings. The juror is Linda Ross owner and director of L.Ross Gallery in Memphis, TN
Each artist is allowed to enter two pieces of art. We are encouraging artists to enter works that are of a smallish to medium size so that more artists will be able to be in the exhibit. However, no piece should exceed 48” high, and 30” wide Each artist will only have ONE piece juried into the show. The gallery holds about 30 to 35 (depending on size) pieces of art 2-D work, there is room for several sculptures and a case for small 3-D work. Art Work must not have been shown at any other Artists Link exhibition.

Drop off for jurying: Thursday October 25th 10:30 – 11:00am, jurying will start at 11:15 works delivered late will not be considered for jurying. Please attach a 3x5 card on the back of your work with information below.

Pick up after jurying. All work is to be picked up the same day, between 1:00 to 1:30. You will be notified when you pick up your work if you have been juried into the exhibit.

ACCEPTED ART for exhibit must be dropped off at The Dixon on Monday, November 26, 2012 time TBA
The pick up date at the end of the exhibit is February 1, 2013 TBA

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Entry deadline: October 15th, your dues must be current as of that date. Entry fee is $20.

Send entry fee and form to Phyllis Boger, 1298 Brookfield Rd, Memphis, TN 38119.

NAME______________________________CONTACT# _________________

1.TITLE__________________________MEDIA________ SIZE______PRICE______

2.TITLE__________________________MEDIA________SIZE______PRICE______

May 22, 2012
April 10, 2012

April 16th, is our annual business meeting where we elected new officers in addition to our program. It is a meeting to sum of the year and vote on changes.

April 10, 2012
January 16, 2012

please click on pdf file to open newsletter.

October 2, 2011

Photographer Lauren Beyer will discuss her knowledge and photos of graffiti on trains. Is it art?

September 18, 2011
August 10, 2011

Please see link to news letter.

August 7, 2011

EXHIBITION ALERT LOCATION: WKNO, CORDOVA, OCTOBER 1-OCTOBER 29, 2011

Location: WKNO Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road, Cordova, TN
Openin Reception: Sunday, October 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Drop off: Saturday: October 1, 10:00-12:00 a.m.
Pick up, Saturday October 29, 10:00-12:00 a.m.
All member exhibition: work must be for sale with a 25% commission going to WKNO.
Checks will be issued within 30 days of sales. There is no size limit, but pieces larger than 18x24 MUST HAVE PLEXIGLASS! NO EXCEPTIONS. Work must be no older than two (2) years, and must be wired and ready for hanging. WNNO has two small pedestals for 2-d work, so artist may have to provide one if needed. (check with Frances Vaughan…perhaps we could build our own?) There is a two-shelved glass cabinet for small items which can be locked.

Our contract with WKNO requires a photographic inventory at least two weeks prior to
The opening. Include a brief description of art work including title, medium and price.
If you want to be in competition for image on the invitation, submit by August 1, 2001. Please submit in this format: 300 DPI 4x6. Send to Karen Francis, kfrancis427@gmail.com

Entry fee is $15.00. One work per member. Make check out to Artists’ Link and include
With entry form.

-------------------------------------Entry Form, Deadline for Entry September 1, 2011---------

Name as you want it to appear in print_________________________________________

Contact # (land line, cell phone)______________________________________________

Name of work____________________________________________________________

Medium__________________________Price of work (must be for sale)_____________

Mail entry to Sue Miller, 4746 Oakbrook Ct, #1, Memphis, 38117. Include $15.00 check made out to Artists’ Link.

January 17, 2011
November 17, 2010

Artists' Link Newsletter December 2010-January 2011.pdf (2537KB)