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%.

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!

Thank you for interest in selling your work with ShopColumbia at the 2018 Millennium Park Holiday Market  


New this year! The Department of Cultural Affairs is hosting a holiday market of student artists. ShopColumbia will be exhibiting alongside the SAIC and After School Matters. The Market coincides with the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival which attracts tens of thousands of Chicagoans and tourists to the downtown shopping district. 

 

ShopColumbia is accepting submissions for the best student created designs and products. Specific products include but are not limited to: framed and unframed photography, prints, and paintings; mixed media sculpture, houseware products, ceramics, fashion apparel and accessories for men, women and children; jewelry, enamel pins, patches, postcards, greeting cards, notebooks, blank books, artist books, zines, comics, novels, cds, and holiday merchandise. 


Eligibility : All current Columbia College students or recent alumni will be considered.  Priority will be given to current students artists submitting work relating to their major. 


Deadline: November 2, 2018 5pm.

ShopColumbia is also accepting submissions in person on a first come first serve basis Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 11am-5pm daily. 


Review Process:  All new artists are reviewed by ShopColumbia's Review Board, a board comprised of Columbia staff and faculty. The Board's role is to ensure that ShopColumbia is selling the very best of Columbia College. The Board will provide feedback on pricing, presentation, originality, and craftsmanship.  


Additional Artist Information

  • ShopColumbia will transport work from ShopColumbia to Millennium Park and back to ShopColumbia at the close of the Market.
  • Artists should have adequate inventory for a three day event.  If unsure of quantities, Shop staff can advise.  
  • Work should be packed and presented to be handled by customers and to prevent damage. 
  • Artists are encouraged to brand products or include business cards with products.
  • Artists will be encouraged but not required to attend the market and interact with customers.  It is ShopColumbia's experience that artists that are present have better sales results.
  • ShopColumbia will process all sales at the market.  Artists will be paid within 60-90 days of the work selling. If work does not sell at the market, it will return to ShopColumbia for the remainder of the holiday sales season unless previous arrangements have been made or space constraints limits display of work.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

  • Online submission period closes: October 30, 5pm
  • Deadline for delivery of physical examples to be reviewed by the Board: October 31, 5pm
  • Artists will be notified of the Board's decision: November 7, 2018 
  • All finished inventory must be delivered to ShopColumbia: November 12, 2018
  • 2018 Millennium Park Holiday Market: November 16 - 18 

 

Accepted artists will be automatically accepted for ShopColumbia's 10th Annual Holiday Market, November 29 - December 20, 2018. Artists not accepted, will be considered for ShopColumbia's Holiday Market.

 

ShopColumbia's in store 2018 Holiday Market Information: 

  

pColumbia will be its 10th Annual Holiday Market in our gallery at 619 S Wabash Ave.  ShopColumbia will be planning special events and artist features from November 29 - December 20, 2018. 

Artists will be featured in store for the duration of the holiday season but will also be able to sign up for one of the daily featured artists. Artists can sign up individually or part as a collective to have a large in-store display. 

Artists will be featured in store for the duration of the holiday season but will also be able to sign up for one of the daily featured artists. Artists can sign up individually or part as a collective to have a large in-store display. 

Thank you for interest in selling your work at ShopColumbia's  10th Annual Holiday Market  
 

ShopColumbia is accepting submissions of the best Columbia created designs and products for the 10th Annual Holiday Market,  November 29 - December 20, 2018.  In store promotions and events are planned throughout the duration of the Market.  The Holiday Market brings Chicagoans from through-out the city as well as tourists to campus seeking original gifts.


ShopColumbia is seeking the following but not limited to: framed and unframed photography, prints, and paintings; mixed media sculpture, houseware products, ceramics, fashion apparel and accessories for men, women and children; jewelry, enamel pins, patches, postcards, greeting cards, notebooks, blank books, artist books, zines, comics, novels, cds, and holiday merchandise.


Eligibility : All currently enrolled Columbia College students,  alumni, staff or faculty will be considered.  


Deadline: November 9, 2018 5pm.

Review Process:  All new artists are reviewed by ShopColumbia's Review Board, a board comprised of Columbia staff and faculty. The Board's role is to ensure that ShopColumbia is selling the very best of Columbia College. The Board will provide feedback on pricing, presentation, originality, and craftsmanship.  


Additional Artist Information
 

  • The 10th Annual Holiday Market is held at ShopColumbia, 619 S Wabash Ave.
  • Artists should have adequate inventory for the duration of a month-long market.  Artist are able to and encouraged to replenish stock throughout the market.   
  • Artists are encouraged to brand products or include business cards with products.
  •  Artists will be featured in store for the duration of the holiday season but will also be able to sign up for one of the daily featured artists.  Artists can sign up individually or part as a collective to have a large in-store display. Featured artists are required to staff their table for a minimum of 2 hours during the day.

 
IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

  • Online submission period closes: November 9, 2018
  • Deadline for delivery of physical examples to be reviewed by the Board: November 13, 2018
  • Artists will be notified of the Board's decision: November 19, 2018
  • All finished inventory must be delivered to ShopColumbia: November 26, 2018


 

ShopColumbia at Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery