5.20.2008

A Mad Tea {Towel} Party


I received an email from Maya of Visualingual this morning. She is doing an exhibit of artist and designer created tea towels, which will be displayed at Nicholas Gallery in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio beginning in July. Now here is the funny part- I am from Cincinnati, Ohio! The Final Fridays Art Walks are all too familiar too me. I have been feeling a bit nostalgic all day now....

And here is the second kicker- I was already gearing up to make tea towels all month! I placed a rather large order with Dharma Trading Company and as soon as I find the time, I will start creating my master pieces. I find the ombre' technique to be inspiring and low and behold Martha featured it in the May Living magazine. You can find it here online for free tho.


From Maya's site- "In summer 2008, Nicholas Gallery, located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, will host an exhibit of tea towels from all over the world. Functional and non-functional entries are sought. Whether you're a designer with a line of functional tea towels, or an artist curious about pushing a mundane form in an exciting new direction, we'd love to hear from you.
The deadline for entries is 16 Jun 08. Email your entries in Jpeg format [1 Mb maximum per photo] to teatowel@gmail.com. Please be sure to answer the following questions in your email:
* name
* location
* title of work
* dimensions
* media/materials
* price

If your work is accepted, we will require the actual work by 27 Jun 08. You will have the option of sending it in or hand-delivering your work."

If you are interested in participating you should definitely read everything on the site. The pricing doesn't make sense to me, they take more commission from you the more you charge for your towel. Is that normal? It seems like it should be a flat commission.

retail pricegallery commissionyour profit
under $2020%up to $15.20
$20-2925%$15-21.75
$30-3930%$21-$27.30
$40-4935%$26-31.85
$50 and above40%$30 or more

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