ShopColumbia at Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery

Sell Your Work!


ShopColumbia at Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery serves the Columbia College Chicago community by fostering the representation and sale of professional work and talent from multiple creative fields. As an extension of the classroom, the Shop supports students by providing a professional environment to hone the process of presenting, marketing, and selling work to the public. Through community partnerships, ancillary programming and representation of alumni, faculty and staff, ShopColumbia bridges professional practice with the student learning experience. 


Please REVIEW each category thoroughly to make sure you are submitting your work to the correct Shop opportunity. We are always accepting new submissions for general Shop consignment. Shop staff will contact you regarding the status of your submissions.  

Final decisions for consignment will be made by ShopColumbia's review board. The Board is looking for originality, quality craftsmanship and cohesiveness. Students earn 75% of every sale. Alumni, faculty and staff earn 50%. 


For all calls and submissions, ShopColumbia restricts the sale of the following products as deemed by the Review Board:

  • Food items or perishable products
  • Products with text or images that infringe on any intellectual property rights including, but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, and rights of privacy/publicity
  • Businesses with multi-tiered sales structures
  • Items that are unsafe or contain hazardous materials
  • Products with content that is libelous or defamatory; contain or promote hate speech; can reasonably be viewed as harassing, threatening, or otherwise harmful; and can reasonably be viewed as discriminatory based upon race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability
  • Products that violates any federal, state, county or municipal law, ordinance or regulation, violates any college policy, regulation or rule as outlined in the Student Handbook and Columbia's Student Code of Conduct
  • Per Academic Affairs and the Office of the Provost: Columbia College Chicago Faculty are unable to sell self-published materials
  • Due to the regulations that govern student employment for international students on a student visa, we are unable to accept items for sale from F-1 and J-1 students unless they are on approved pre or post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). Please contact isss@colum.edu if you need further clarification on the regulations that govern international student employment.


We will have have calls-for-work for pop-up opportunities throughout the year, so be sure to check back often!

Please direct any questions to shop@colum.edu or (312) 369-8616




Are you a Columbia College Chicago student or graduated alumni? Would you like to sell your work at ShopColumbia? Students earn 75% of every sale. Alumni earn 50%.

Since ShopColumbia opened in the fall of 2008, Shop artists have earned over $300,000 from the sale of their work! ShopColumbia is continually seeking new and fresh designs by Columbia College Chicago artists including students, alumni, faculty and staff. We have a rolling submission process so you can submit your work at any time!

Are you a Columbia College Chicago faculty or staff? Would you like to sell your work at ShopColumbia? Faculty and staff earn 50% of every sale.

Since ShopColumbia opened in the fall of 2008, Shop artists have earned over $300,000 from the sale of their work! ShopColumbia is continually seeking new and fresh designs by Columbia College Chicago artists including students, alumni, faculty and staff.

ShopColumbia staff will review faculty and staff submissions and curate your work into our general Shop, rotating Spotlight Exhibitions, or special events (Holiday Market, Manifest Showcase, etc.) We have a rolling submission process so you can submit your work at any time!

New to the fall 2020 semester, ShopColumbia is inviting Columbia College Chicago student organizations to partner with the store for their fundraising efforts.  ShopColumbia will facilitate all sales in store and on our webstore.  


Prior to submitting, please read the ShopColumbia SOC Fundraising Guide


ShopColumbia is inviting Columbia College Chicago Academic Departments, Student Affairs, and Campus Events to partner with the store for their fundraising efforts.  ShopColumbia will facilitate all sales in store and on our webstore.  


Prior to submitting, please read the ShopColumbia Partnership Proposal Guide.


portrait call 



ShopColumbia is seeking illustrators and designers that are interested in creating custom digital portraits for customers.  

  • All commissions will be generated through ShopColumbia's webstore shop.colum.edu and in-store.
  • Commissions will be delivered as digital portraits (non-printed).
  • Artists should have a distinct style.
  • Artists should be responsive with communication with ShopColumbia staff and clients.
  • Open to both student and alumni artists.  Students earn 75% of every sale. Alumni, faculty, and staff earn 50%.



Submission deadline:  Submission process will be open and ongoing.





ShopColumbia announces a Call for Work for Columbia College Chicago current student, graduated alumni, faculty, and staff artists to contribute work in all media that is miniature in size for our Spotlight Exhibition: March of Miniatures (March 1 -  April 2, 2022).

 

  • Submissions should be 8” x 8” x 8" or smaller (inclusive of frame size). Any works with framing larger than 8” x 8” x 8" will not be exhibited. 
  • All mediums welcome. 
  • Work must be ready to hang/display. Hanging hardware should be provided if necessary. 
  • All work must be available for purchase. Students earn 75% of every sale. Alumni, faculty, and staff earn 50%.
  • New works (2021 or later) are preferred but not mandatory.




Submission Deadline: February 9, 2022

Artwork Drop-off Deadline: February 22, 2022



ShopColumbia is now accepting design submissions year-round for its line of Columbia merchandise: Buy Columbia By Columbia.


  • Submitted design should include a redesigned or revamped Columbia logo. 
  • Designs must be 4 our less colors
  • Artists can submit unlimited designs 
  • Artists must be a current student at Columbia College Chicago
  • ShopColumbia is seeking designs specifically for: sweatshirts, knit caps, knit socks, scarves, hot/cold travel mugs, notebooks and gift items.

    Selected designs will be produced by ShopColumbia and available for purchase in store and onlien.  Winning designers will receive complimentary products as well as a licensing fee based on the quantity of items produced and the sales price of the products.

    For more tips and guidelines about submitting to Buy Columbia By Columbia, please check out this artist guide.  
ShopColumbia at Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery