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 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!
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!

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

ShopColumbia is hosting 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, enamel, patches, soft sculpture and more! The Dark Market should delight anyone who loves Halloween or hand made, one of a kind artwork.

A reception for Dark Market will be held Friday, October 18th from 5-8, coinciding with Columbia Crawl.   

Make sure to join us for the spooky festivities! 

Details:

  • Dark Market, October 18 - November 8 at ShopColumbia (619 S Wabash Ave)
  • Submission Deadline: October 1, midnight
  • Artwork Drop-off deadline: October 11, 2019 by 5pm
  • Open to all Columbia College Chicago students, alumni, faculty and staff
  • All work must be available for purchase. Students earn 75% of every sale. Alumni, faculty, and staff earn 50%.


Sell with ShopColumbia this holiday!

ShopColumbia is accepting submissions of the best Columbia created designs and products for the winter holidays including the second annual Millennium Park Art Market (dates tbd) and ShopColumbia's 11th Annual Holiday Market, December 2 - 20, 2019.  

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 for both events.  Students earn 75% of sales and alumni, staff and faculty earn 50%.

Online Submission Deadline: October 21, 2019 by 11:59pm

Artist Appointment Deadline: October 25, 2019 by 5:00pm*

*All artists who have not previously sold with ShopColumbia or artists that are submitting work that is not similar to previous work are required to schedule an appointment to meet with ShopColumbia staff and bring physical examples of work to be 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.    
 

Artist Notification of Acceptance: No later than November 1st by 5:00pm

Additional Artist Information:
Second Annual Millennium Park Market (mid-November, awaiting dates to be finalized by the city of Chicago) 

The Millennium Park Art Market is sponsored by the Cultural Center and is located at Millennium Park in a large outdoor tent near Pritzker Pavilion and Cloud Gate (The Bean).  The inaugural event was held in conjunction with the annual tree lighting ceremony and attracted over 100,000 visitors during the three day market.   For 2019, ShopColumbia is expected to exhibit alongside the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) and After School Matters.  The high profile event presents amazing sales opportunities for Columbia artists.  ShopColumbia's primary focus is to exhibit student artists and recent alumni but all artists will be considered. 

  • Deadline for artists to deliver inventory is: November 11th, 5pm.
  • Artists should have adequate inventory for a 3-day festival.  
  • Artists are encouraged to brand products or include business cards with products.
  • Artists will be required to attend the event, talk to customers about their work and assist with directing sales to ShopColumbia staff.  Depending on dates, artists may be eligible to work select dates or have a friend, family member or partner assist with the event.


ShopColumbia's 11th Annual Holiday Market

The 11th Annual Holiday Market is a month-long market located at ShopColumbia, 619 S Wabash Ave.  Special events are schedule through-out the market with 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 4 hours during the day and are strongly encouraged to invite guests to planned events.

  • Deadline for artists to deliver inventory is: November 18th, 5pm.
  • 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.



 

ShopColumbia at Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery