Frequently asked questions.
About the Event
When is the art show?
The Art Show will be held as an Online Auction from the 1st to the 22nd November 2020.
Will there be a physical Art Show Event this year?
Unfortunately this year, due to the restrictrions imposed as a result of the pandemic, we are unable to hold a physical Art show or Family fair.
Those interested in purchasing art from the online auction, will have the opportunity to inspect selected artworks by appointment on Sunday the 15th of November.
Who traditionally visits the Art Show & Fair?
The Art Show is open to everyone. It is frequented by the Glenaeon school community, their friends & family members; groups connected to Steiner education and the broader community around the Lower North Shore of Sydney.
How long has it been running?
It has been running since 2010 and building in strength and reputation ever since.
How many works can be entered?
A standard entry allows up to three works per artist. Additional works may be entered at the discretion of the Art Show Coordinator.
Do I have to be part of the school community to enter?
No, the Art Show is open to all artists over the age of 18. Artists from the local community are particularly encouraged to apply.
Who can enter?
Entry is open to all artists over the age of 18. All works or art must be recent (less than 3 years old) and the entrant’s original work.
Can students enter?
This is not a school student exhibition but rather a professional art show with entry open to all artists (established or emerging) over the age of 18. Works by the high school students of Glenaeon Ruldolf Steiner School will however be represented.
How do I apply?
Via our online application form which can be found on the Glenaeon Fair website at: https://www.glenaeonfair.com/apply-to-exhibit
What types of art are accepted?
Art works generally fall within the categories of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture. A range of styles is welcomed including figurative, abstract, traditional and contemporary. In addition, Glenaeon has a strong Craft tradition and welcomes all kinds of applied arts, including jewellery, textiles, woodwork, metalcraft, basketry and ceramics.
How do you decide who to accept? What are the selection criteria?
Many things are taken into consideration when selecting pieces for the art show. We like to display works from a variety of artist and categories.
Do all artists get accepted?
Not all artworks are accepted. The curatorial panel will meet following the closing date and artists notified as soon as possible thereafter
Are there limits to what the Art Show can take? e.g. size of work, content of work, medium etc.
There is no limit to the size or weight although these aspects would be taken into consideration when deciding on the final mix of works that are accepted.
When do I get the application result?
Do I need an ABN?
How can I take a good photo of my work in my submission? (this helps the Curatorial Panel immensely in their selection).
- Pay attention to the way you’re positioning your artwork.
Avoid shadows and messy framing, by making sure that the piece is level against the wall.
Whenever possible, you should fill the frame with your work, trying not to show any background.
When your artwork is non-rectangular or 3-D keep the background simple without distractions.
Frame the piece against a neutral colour – white is the perfect background. Colourful backgrounds can alter the colour of your piece by reflecting onto it.
Use bright, indirect natural light.
Avoid shadows over your piece.
As works are being exhibited only online - ensure your image is a minimum of 2000 pixels wide in jpeg format.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS SUBMITTED WITH YOUR ENTRY WILL BE THE ONES USED IN THE ONLINE AUCTION IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION. THERE WILL NOT BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE AMENDED OR MORE DETAILED IMAGES AT A LATER DATE.
Delivering & Collecting Works
How should I pack my work for delivery?
Art works should be packed to avoid damage. Although plastic bubble wrap has proved effective we are trying to reduce our plastic footprint and would ask people to use alternative packaging. Greenwrap is aneco-friendly biodegradable paper protective packaging material made from SFI/Recycled material.
When do I send in the work?
Works are received in the week leading up to the Art Show and Fair. Precise details will be emailed to artists following acceptance of their entry.
When do I collect unsold work?
Artists will be notified of any unsold works with details of when and where they can be collected.
What can I do to give my work the best chance at being sold? Good quality picture, price point, write up/blurb, size, etc.
Your submission should be of excellent quality and priced accordingly. As the Artshow is running as an online event this year we encourage you to photograph your work carefully. Poor lighting, inadequately sized or blurred images may result in your work being unable to be selected.
Who is the best contact person for enquiries or questions?
If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from the Art Show committee will get back to you.
Charges and Payments
What happens if an item is damaged? Who is responsible?
Insurance or indemnity of the Artwork is the responsibility of the Artist. Organisers will exercise all reasonable care but will not be responsible for the loss or damage to any work while in their custody or during transportation.
How much is it to enter/apply?
Entry is free. A 25% commission is retained on each sale. These proceeds are part of the school’s fundraising efforts and will be put towards facilities at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School.
What commission is taken/charged?
25% commission is taken on the final sale price of each item sold.
How do I price my items? Or, what are the popular price points?
Artworks priced under $500 sell well, however, we have sold many pieces in the $500 - $2000 price range.
How are payments handled?
Buyers will be requested to pay in person on the day of collection of works. Arrangement for collection will be arranged with individual buyers by email after the Art Show closes.
Payment to the artist for works sold is made by cheque from Rudolf Steiner School. Please allow two weeks from close of Show for processing.