Second Use is pleased to announce our Artisan Pop Up Events Series: a brand new monthly feature designed to showcase the work Seattle’s finest local craftspeople and make their work available through our Seattle location for the duration of the month.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Second Use Building Materials is seeking artists and craftsmen with a strong affinity for working with reclaimed material to feature their work in our upcoming Artisan Pop Up Series.
Starting January 2019, Second Use will feature the work one artisan in a dedicated space in our Seattle store. Work will be sold to the public for the duration of the month at a 70/30% consignment rate favoring the artisan. In addition to exposure in store, work will be featured alongside our inventory on our website, which attracts over 25,000 monthly visitors.
WHO: Second Use seeks to feature a diverse range of local artisans that create indoor/or outdoor home furnishings and fixtures. In keeping with our mission, work that incorporates salvaged and reused material will be prioritized. Ideally, 70% or more of the material should be reclaimed.
WHEN: Each Artisan Pop Up will begin on the Second Saturday with an opening reception from 4-6 PM. Artists are required to be on site for the duration of the opening.
SCOPE: Artisans are required to have a large enough body of work to fill a 10×10 space at the opening. Prospective artisans are not required to have a completed body of work at the time of application, but must provide 3-5 photos of previous work to our jury.
Accepted artisans will be given the option to supply a fixed body of work that sells on a “while supplies last” basis, or replenish their work throughout the month.
PAYMENT: All transactions will be rung through Second Use’s register at a 70/30% consignment rate benefiting the artisan. At the end of the event, artisans will be provided a list of all transactions and will receive payment in the form of a check within 60 days.
PICK UP: At the end of 4-week pop up, artisans can either pick up their work or keep it in the Second Use inventory for an additional month at the 70/30% consignment rate.
APPLICATIONS: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Shows may be scheduled up to 6 months in advance.