Artist Registration is now closed. It will reopen in January 2023. 

Artsclamation! is an indoor juried fine art sale featuring professional regional artists in all mediums. This year the event returns to where it all began and will be located at Sacred Heart Cathedral in the new Cathedral Hall. Artsclamation! celebrates 20 years of bringing amazing artists, beautiful artwork, and generous buyers together to support an important cause.

The event begins on the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, with an invitation-only gala preview party offering sumptuous hors d’oeuvres coupled with wine, spirits and eager collectors. On Saturday, Dec. 3 the event is free and open to the public, always drawing a large turnout. Over the last ten years, total art sales from this 1 ½ day event have exceeded $70,000 annually.

Artsclamation! is the primary fundraiser for Peninsula, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health care to children, adolescents, and adults in East Tennessee. In addition to event sponsorships and other preview party ticket sales, a percentage of all artists sales go directly to Peninsula.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Early Bird Artist Deadline: April 30, 2022
    • Save $5 on the appication fee by applying before April 30. 
  • Artist Application Deadline: May 31, 2022
  • Zapp help and tutorials 

The ZAPP® System

ZAPP enables artists to apply online to multiple art shows through one central website, ZAPPlication.org. The online application process also allows artists to directly upload digital images of their artwork for jury review. The result is that all artwork in the system is in a consistent, high-quality, digital format. The digital images are presented to the jurors of each show and the system allows them to score online.

Benefits to Artists

  • Using ZAPP® is free to artists
  • Artists can upload 1000 MB of digital images to their online, individual image bank
  • Jurors see high-quality digital images of artists' work
  • Artists can manage applications to multiple shows through ZAPP®
  • Artists save money on postage and no longer have to mail slides or CDs of images
  • Artists can access their ZAPP® accounts and image bank online from any computer with an Internet connection
  • Artists only have to enter contact information into ZAPP® once
  • Artists no longer have to complete multiple-page paper applications
  • Artists receive email notifications with application status and other relevant information
  • Artists' images and personal information are kept secure and confidential 

 
Greetings from the  annual Artsclamation! art sale to benefit the behavioral health services of Peninsula! We are excited to say thank you the artists selected to participate in this years event. Through this partnership, our patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy your work and support the services at Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center.

Event Fees: 

  • Commission - 30% on each sale, including commissioned sales during the event.
  • Reservation Fee $75 

Inventory and Selling Information: 

An inventory of 20 to 50 original pieces is suggested. Please bring a range of sizes and prices. We will need your Inventory List by October 14. NOTE: The inventory list can be updated all the way up until the day of artist move-in. This helps us manage the work load as we prepare for the show, we typically receive between 1,500 to 3,000 pieces of inventory. If you sell certain items at a set rate such as prints you need only send us the Item Name / Type, quantity and price point. See the examples below.

Item Name 

Size 

Medium 

Quantity 

Price 

 Small Prints     8.5x11  Prints  25  $50 each
 Ear Rings N/A  Jewelry  30   $150 each
 Pottery N/A   Clay 15   $75 each


We’ll need your inventory submitted as an EXCEL file, if you do not have access to this software we will also have an online form for you to submit your items. We’ll send you a link in a separate email in September. Once we are closer to the show will send out further instructions regarding the sales process for the show. If you have questions please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

 

Preview Party 

Artsclamation! will open with a wonderful Preview Party on Friday, December 2, 2022. As an exhibiting artist, you and one guest will enjoy complimentary food and wine. Tickets for the party are $50 per person for additional guests, which may be purchased by notifying our office. If you have individuals in which you would like to invite, please complete and return the invitation request form and we will include them in our mailing. Since artists are required to attend the Preview Party, if you have a conflict for any reason, please let us know so we can discuss a representative to work your booth.

Social Media Kit

Help us get the word out about the show. Use the social media kit to post on your social accounts. Be sure to use the #Artsclamation2022 and we'll be sure to like and share your posts on the event acounts. 

Event Contact

  • Nicole Taylor
  • Office: 865-531-5205  | Email:  arts@covhlth.com
  • Event Location: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cathedral Hall 
  • Commission –  30% on each sale, including commissioned sales during the event.  
  • Reservation Fee $75 (non-refundable) due by August 6, 2022 - payable on the ZAPPlication page.