Deck The Walls: An Artisan Market

11/16/2018 12:00 AM - 12/29/2018 11:55 PM MT




  • $25.00


R2 Gallery
76 S. 4th St.
Carbondale, CO 81623
United States of America


Each application is $25.00, and can only be paid online and paid for with a credit card online. We will NOT process entries through the office, over the phone, or with cash or check walk-ins. All applicants are required to be current Carbondale Arts members. Applicants who are not selected will receive a full refund within 14 business days of artist selection. Applications will not be considered completed until digital images of your wares are sent to 


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Monday, October 15: Deadline to apply for Deck The Walls and submit digital images of your wares

Monday, October 22: Email notification sent to all applicants regarding participation

Thurs/Fri/Sat, Nov 8/9/10: Delivery of wares & inventory sheets to The Launchpad (we will contact you to schedule an appointment)

Thursday, November 15: Annual membership meeting & Preview night from 6 - 8pm

Friday, November 16: Opening reception for the public from 6 - 8pm, please plan to attend!

Thursday, November 22: Gallery closed for Thanksgiving holiday (closes early at 2pm on Wednesday the 21st)

Tuesday, December 25: Gallery closed today for Christmas holiday

Saturday, December 29: Last day of Deck The Walls (closes early at 2pm)

Wednesday, January 2 (2019): Pick up any unsold wares between 10am and 4pm


Monday, Tuesday, & Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday: Closed


Please plan to deliver your wares and inventory sheets Thursday, Friday, or Saturday November 8, 9, or 10. We will be open Thurs 11/8 from 12-5pm, Fri 11/9 from 9am-5pm, and Sat 11/10 from 10am-2pm and will contact you (upon acceptance) to set up an appointment for delivery. If you are shipping your work, we’d like to receive it no later than Friday, November 9. Our address is: 76 South 4th Street, Carbondale, CO 81623. Please call if you need directions: (970) 963-1680.


Upon acceptance, please email a brief (100 words max.) bio and headshot no later than Friday, November 9 to


Wednesday, January 2 (2019): 10:00am - 4:00pm Please note that storing your wares after January 2 will incur late fees, as space is extremely limited at The Launchpad and the R2 Gallery will need to be prepared for its next exhibition.


Work shifts are mandatory for staffing the gallery and each participating artisan must volunteer for a minimum of two 4-hour shifts (unless we’ve made other arrangements with you). We’d also really appreciate any additional time you’re able to give us. Staffing the gallery means greeting patrons, maintaining adequate stocks of merchandise and completing sales transactions. You are the best representative of your work and we have observed a consistent increase in sales when the artisan is present. If unable to volunteer, see Fee/Commission Schedule below.

Shifts will be assigned on a ‘first-come/first-choice’ basis from Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, December 29. Upon acceptance, we will send you the available volunteer shift dates & times.


Again, work shifts (see above) are MANDATORY and are the responsibility of the artisans to participate as part of Deck The Walls. If you’re unable to volunteer, or have a responsible party cover for you, Carbondale Arts will instead retain a 40% (instead of the normal 30%) commission for your sales. 


1. Carbondale Arts retains the artistic license to create displays for your wares that best serves the gallery and our holiday market’s unique aesthetic.

2. Carbondale Arts will set up displays using our own gallery pedestals and shelving, but please let us know if you have additional display equipment/props/mannequins/etc. for us to consider during setting up your wares, especially jewelry.

3. Let us know of any other special requirements for displaying your wares and we’ll do our best to accommodate them.


Carbondale Arts retains a 30% commission for all wares sold (unless you are unable to volunteer, in which case Carbondale Arts will retain a 40% commission for sales, as mentioned above). In 2017, sales for the top 5 artisans grossed over $2,000 each, with the top seller grossing over $3,200! Commissions retained by Carbondale Arts go directly to maintaining the gallery space and providing arts education in our community’s schools. A check for your sales will be mailed within 30 days of the closing of Deck The Walls to the name and address you provided on your application. Please be sure to refer to the Carbondale Arts R2 Gallery Protocol document on our website (available at carbondalearts. com/r2-gallery/artist-resources) for other general terms and conditions of showing in our gallery.