ABOUT HARDESTY ARTS CENTER
The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa opened the Hardesty Arts Center in 2012 in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District. The 4-story, 40,000 square foot facility includes art galleries, artist studios, workshop spaces and a public garden. Thousands of Tulsans and visiting tourists enjoy the Hardesty Arts Center each year. Visitors are able to connect to artists and the creative process in a vibrant, warm environment.
GIFT SHOP GOALS
The first goal of the Hardesty Arts Center gift shop is to support local and regional artists by offering a unique venue for selling original works of art and craft. The secondary goal is to support the work of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa with earned revenue from gift shop sales.
Submit your work by November 15, 2017 to be considered for December 2017 inventory and increased sales during the holidays.
All artist pieces are sold in the gift shop on a consignment basis. Each selected artist must sign a consignment agreement with a term of at least 90 days. Inventory must be delivered at the artist’s expense to the Hardesty Arts Center within 5 business days of an executed consignment contract. Artists receive 60% of each sale and the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa receives 40% of each sale, after sales tax. Members of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa receive a 10% discount on all gift shop sales.
The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa handles all sales and processing. Once per month, consignment checks are mailed to artists who sold merchandise the
Gift shop consignment sales are open to all artists, but preference is given to artists living in the state of Oklahoma. All items must be handmade, original works of art or craft. The following items are currently accepted as approved by the committee: paintings, drawings, original prints, photography, clothing, textiles, pottery, ceramics, wood carving, sculpture, jewelry, toys and games, children’s items, paper works (art cards, notecards, calendars, hand-bound books, glasswork, metalwork, traditional art). The minimum price for artist pieces is
$25.00 per piece. Please keep this in mind and package smaller items, such as notecards, in sets to achieve this minimum.
Merchandise proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis and at least four times per year. A committee of Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa staff and board members review submissions and select artists.
Fill out this form to be considered for the Hardesty Arts Center Gift Shop. We require an artist statement, contact information and 5 to 10 images of your work.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions about the gift shop or submittal process.