Information for Artists

TIMELINE FOR STUDIO TOUR 2021:

TIMELINE FOR STUDIO TOUR 2021:

February 15

Registration Opens

Forms available on this webpage:  Studio Tour Registration

March 15

Registration Closes

Deadline for all images

Email images to Phil gallery@twelveacrehill.com  

April 15

Deadline for location changes

Call Phil (902-319-1188) or email  gallery@twelveacrehill.com

June 15

Pick up signs, maps and passports

Shining Waters between 6:30 and 9 pm.

June 22 to 29

Signs available for pick up at Twelve Acre Hill Gallery, (11609 Peggy’s Cove Road).

Open Thursday to Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday to Monday 12pm – 5pm.  Call 902-219-1188 for availability outside of open hours.

July 16 to 19

Studio Tour

Hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

July 21

Signs and passports returned to shed behind St. Luke’s Church (5374 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd.)

Anytime between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

STUDIO TOUR IMAGES:

Our new online format has the added benefit of allowing artists to submit as many as six images for their listing. Please submit high resolution jpeg files to Phil Hodges at gallery@twelveacrehill.com no later than March 15, 2021.

Please name each image file with the following information:

  • Artist Surname_title of work_dimensions in inches_medium.jpg
  • Example: Hodges_ Out of the Darkness_15x30_acrylic on canvas.jpg

Please indicate which image you would like to use as your primary profile image.

WRITING BIOS

2021 Studio Tour online listings have two fields available in the artist profiles.

  1.  description of the art works 
  2.  biographical information for the artist, group or gallery

Examples of what a description of work and a biography might look like are provided here.   

STUDIO TOUR MAPS: 

After June 15th, Studio Tour Maps will be available to any Member who wishes a copy.  Multiple copies will be provided to participating artists when they pick up their Location Signs.  Additional maps are available upon request throughout the remainder of the year, by contacting Debbie (902 820 5199).

STUDIO TOUR SIGNS:

Each studio/gallery location will receive a numbered sign corresponding to their location on the map, in addition to signs that will direct visitors in the case of sites located off major routes. Signs will be available for pick up at Shining Waters, on June 15th.  Signs will also be available for pick up from Twelve Acre Hill Gallery, between June 22 and 29th.

A $10 deposit per sign will be collected. Deposits will be refunded in full when signs are returned.

Signs are permitted to be on display ONLY during the Studio Tour, July 16, 17, and 18th.  Artists and galleries open on other days during the Festival are welcome to post their own personal signs advertising welcome to visitors, but are asked NOT to use the Studio Tour signs for this purpose.

Artists are asked to return signs and passports to the shed behind St. Luke’s Church, on July 21st between 1:00 and 3:00 PM.  Anyone unable to return signs at these times must contact Mary Doane (902-329-0970) to make other arrangements.

PASSPORTS:

Print copies of passports will be provided when Location Signs and Studio Tour Maps are collected by participation artists.   Passports may also be printed using this link:  

Completed passports will be entered into a prize draw for a $500 gift certificate towards the purchase of art works from any of the participating Studio Tour artists or galleries. Artists whose work is chosen by the winner will be paid in full from the Studio Tour budget.

Visitors will be permitted one passport signature per map location (regardless of the number of registered artists showing at the location).

Visitors making an art purchase of $50 (before taxes) or more will also be eligible for the draw. The passport must be signed by a representative where the purchase was made and completed with contact information.

Passports not only encourage people to visit numerous studios and galleries, but once completed, provide valuable information about visitor demographics, studio visits, and purchases made. Please ensure that information is complete and legible.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:

Registration: Philip (gallery@twelveacrehill.com)

Signs, Maps, Passports: Debbie (bkanddasmith@gmail.com)