Student Art Sale

The Student Art Sale & Show will now be ONLINE 

April 17, 2020

Sale begins at noon

Sale link will be posted to this site at noon on 4/17/20

For Buyers

Arts NC State purchases student art

Since 2001, Arts NC State has purchased original artwork of NC State students. A committee of staff, students and local artists review the submitted work and choose art to purchase. The chosen works will become a part of the permanent collection of Arts NC State and will hang in Talley Student Union or selected locations on campus.

Open to the public

Starting in 2015, we invited the public to purchase student art. In that first year, $3,000 worth of student art was sold, with proceeds going directly to the students, and in 2019, we sold over $13,000! Due to COVID-19, the 2020 sale has moved online. This is our first time trying this, and we appreciate your willingness to support our students’ education on arts entrepreneurship as many of them sell their work online for the first time.

How Will an Online Sale Work?

Arts NC State will serve as an intermediary between the student artists and the customers. We will provide a link to an online Flickr Gallery which will showcase each student work of art. You will click on the image you are interested in, learn more about the student and the piece (and whether they are open to commissions), and then click on a link that will take you to the student’s online shop (Etsy, ArtFire, Ebay etc). From there, you will see whether the art has sold, and you will be able to purchase and/or interact with the students. Some students will be shipping your art and some will be delivering it to your doorstep. Have questions? Feel free to email Amy Sawyers-Williams, manager of the art sale: acsawyer@ncsu.edu.

Visual Artist Award!

Arts NC State received a generous gift to create a Visual Artist Award in 2017, and this year we are thrilled to announce that the same donor has created a third category for a Visual Art Award: computer rendered or photography. A judge with input from a panel of Arts NC State employees and students will select 1 2D piece, 1 3D piece, and 1 computer rendered or photography from the sale to win the awards. The student artists will receive a $500 cash award, their pieces will hang in a prominent display case in the Talley Student Union near Stewart Theater for the following academic year, and they will be honored at an annual ceremony.

For Student Artists

2020 Student Art Sale

  • Artist Submissions Due: 5pm Friday April 3. See below for entry rules.
  • NEW! Arts Entrepreneurship professor Dr. Kathryn Brown will be holding an online workshop on how to write an artist statement, Saturday April 4 at 3pm. RSVP at go.ncsu.edu/artiststatement

Rules for art submissions

  • Only currently enrolled, full-time NC State students can submit artwork.
  • Fill out online form by 5pm Friday April 3, 2020
  • Arts NC State will only serve as the intermediary between the student and buyer. We will compile all art pieces in an online gallery. Each buyer will be able to click on the image of the art, which will take them to the student’s online shop. Each student agrees to guarantee delivery of art upon payment.
  • You must sell your artwork via an online platform like Etsy, ArtFire, Ebay, etc.
  • Here is a link that addresses more questions about selling work online
  • Artwork must be priced at $400 or less.
    • If you feel strongly that your work should be priced over $400, you need approval from Amy Sawyers-Williams, manager of the sale: amy.sawyers-williams@ncsu.edu
  • Limit five entrees per student.
  • Artwork must be ready to hang (that means in a frame or on canvas. n/a for 3D art)
  • You must be able to drop off or ship your artwork to your buyer! 
  • Fill out online form to sign up to sell (below)
  • Information about pricing your art here: go.ncsu.edu/priceyourart

For 2-D work:

  • Needs to be ready to hang (either canvas with sturdy framing or framed with matting, wiring, etc.).
  • For consideration for the Visual Artist Award, must be smaller than 44″ tall x 50″ wide x 12″ deep

For 3-D work:

  • 3-D work may include: ceramics, wood, fiber art, metals, glass.
  • If it doesn’t sit on its own, 3-D work should include mounting device so that piece can sit on horizontal surface or be mounted to a vertical surface.
  • For consideration for the Visual Artist Award, must be smaller than 44″ tall x 50″ wide x 12″ deep

 

Students: Fill out online form prior to sale to submitting:https://forms.gle/NCQ97nitdikxdL829

 

Contact us

For more information, contact Amy Sawyers-Williams in the Arts Outreach & Engagement Office, at 919.513.1044 or email amy_sawyers-williams@ncsu.edu.