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:

  • NEW: Due to safety concerns and legal requirements for candle makers and  candle sellers, ShopColumbia is no longer accepting submissions of  candles.
  • 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 

$450,000 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 

$450,000 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! 

ShopColumbia announces a Call for Work for Columbia College Chicago current students, graduated alumni, faculty, and staff artists to contribute print work for our Spotlight Exhibition: A Print Show: Same but Different (August 5 – September 12, 2024).

A Print Show: Same but Different is a spotlight exhibition highlighting the idiosyncrasies within the printmaking media. Through artistic choices and experimentation with technique, inks, and paper as well as variances that can occur within the making process; slight differences within a series make each print unique.  
 

Details:

  • The primary media should be printmaking but additional materials can be used. Traditional printmaking techniques include woodcut, etching, engraving, and lithography. Modern printmaking techniques, such as  screenprinting, will also be accepted. 
  • Multiples and editioned works are encouraged.
  • At least one piece should be framed for display. 
  • All work must be available for purchase. Students earn 75% of every sale. Alumni, faculty, and staff earn 50%.
  • New works (2023 or later) are preferred but not mandatory.
     

Tips and suggestions:

  • ShopColumbia encourages artists to buy their frames early and not rely on local shopping options; online frames are often more economical.
  • When pricing your work, make sure to include the cost of the frames.
  • Framed pieces and unframed work should be priced differently.
     

Submission Deadline: July 21, 2024 (by 11:59pm)

Artwork Drop-off + Consignment Forms Deadline: July 29, 2024


 

Deadline extended!


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


 

  • Submitted design(s) should include a redesigned or revamped Columbia College Chicago logo.
  • Design(s) must be 4 our less colors
  • Artists can submit unlimited designs 
  • Artists must be a current student at Columbia College Chicago (recent graduates (2024) can still apply; however, priority will be given to currently enrolled students)
  • ShopColumbia is seeking designs specifically for: sweatshirts, tshirts, hats, 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 online. 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 important guidelines and tips about submitting to Buy Columbia, By Columbia, please check out this artist guide. Make note of the "Design Basics" and "What to Avoid" sections before you begin designing.


 

ShopColumbia is seeking an original illustration, design, or photograph for the signature image of ShopColumbia's 16th Annual Holiday Market.  

The signature image will be used as a printed tabloid size poster, handbills, social media, and front window display. 


 

Details:

  • We are looking for designs that are inspired by the Holiday Market 2024 theme: Holiday Magic 
  • Only currently enrolled or students who will be enrolled during the fall 2024 term are eligible to submit.
  • A draft OR completed design can be submitted.
  • Artist is responsible for the primary imagery only.  Informational text about the event (dates, website, address, etc...) will be added by ShopColumbia staff.  
  • Artist may submit multiple submissions for consideration.
  • Preferred size format is tabloid 11" x 17" but image should be able to be scaled larger for the front window display
  • Color palette should be inclusive of all winter holidays and should not be predominantly red and green.
  • Selected artist will receive a $400 licensing fee for the use of the image


Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024 (by 11:59pm)
 

Examples of past year designs are below:


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Call For Work: Halloween-themed work for Dark Market!

 ShopColumbia is hosting the Dark Market, a spooky collection of works by Columbia artists with an emphasis on the macabre. The Dark Market will feature all things spooky and magical with mediums including art prints, zines, books, stickers, jewelry, art objects, soft sculpture and more! The Dark Market should delight anyone who loves Halloween or hand made, one of a kind artwork.

 Make sure to join us for the spooky festivities!

Details:
 • One-of-a-kind or multiples are encouraged.
 • All work must be available for purchase.
 • Students earn 75% of every sale. Alumni, Staff and Faculty earn 50%.


Market Dates: October 1 - 31, 2024
Submission Deadline: September 8, 2024, 11:59pm
Artwork Drop-off Deadline: September 16, 2024, 4pm








 

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.

ShopColumbia at Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery