Artist Application

Square Foot Show hosts helps eager collectors connect with established and emerging artists. We do this through fast and fun online art shows and love to promote our artists! But, please, don’t just take our word for it…

of Artists gained 100 or more Instagram Followers
of Artists sold pieces to brand new clients
of artists sold additional work from the show

Application Process & Samples

You are welcome to apply at any time for upcoming shows. Once you apply, you do not need to have your show pieces ready in advance. Please note: we do not wish to receive the work intended to be sold in a show until the artists have been invited, accepted their spot in a show, and had a zoom meeting with event organizers.

Use the form below to submit an artist application to be featured in one of our next shows. We will review your submission and get back to you as soon as we can with a response.

How It Works:

  • Each piece is sold for $300 CAD + shipping & handling.
  • Like in most galleries, artists will receive 50% commission + shipping and appropriate taxes following the show. (Additional details will be sent upon approval)
  • The show feels much like an auction, so we limit art previews to specific circumstances or flash events.
  • The artist is responsible for shipping each piece to their buyer, with collected shipping fees forwarded alongside your payment.
  • When accepted into the show, each artist must submit three to five 12″x 12” pieces per show, any physical medium, in a style similar to their body of work and the image they submitted for consideration.
  • Upon approval, we’ll send you image specifications, an upload link, and further instructions as we get closer to the show!
Show Date Show Theme Application Deadline
June 29 – July 1, 2023 Summer March 23, 2023 Closed
August 10 – 12, 2023 Abstract May 11, 2023 Closed
October 5 – 7, 2023 Autumnal July 25, 2023  Processing

Selling my work for $300.00 is definitely a sale! A half off sale! Then there is the commission to the show organizers.  It does seem hard to swallow.  But my best clients, who have spent the most on originals, came from a Square Foot Show!  This is a great way to grow your following and get a customer hooked on originals!  I can even write off the difference in price on my taxes.

Julia Veenstra | @jveenstraartist

Before my first Square Foot Show even happened, I sold a couple of other paintings and had another selected to be the cover art of an online magazine. Also, I’ve grown my instagram  followers by over 1,200! I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity!

Nancy Bryant | @nancybryant6688

I am an emerging artist and it was thrilling to sell two of my 12×12 pieces and another from my website during the show. The exposure was fantastic. Thank you so much! I hope to be in another Square Foot Show in the future!

Gretchen Fogelstrom | @gretchenfogelstromart

I’d never participated in a show quite like this before but the experience was amazing and more than a little thrilling! All of my paintings sold out within the first two hours of the show; I couldn’t believe it!

Since being part of the show, my Instagram following has increased and my website gets regular hits from people interested in my art. A lot of this is due in no small way to many of the other artists in the show who shared my art and Instagram posts in their instagram stories leading up to the show. The camaraderie amongst the group was amazing. 

Joanne Nemeth | @joanne_nemethoanne

12x12s are a perfect size and the show challenged me to make better and more marketable pieces.  In the 2 shows I was in, I submitted 10 pieces and 9 of them sold. It was a very smooth process.  I shipped the pieces as expected and payment was prompt and accurate.  The show is amazing for any hard working, unique artists that want to grow. Square Foot Show is like a really strong wind behind you. If you work hard and try try try, this helps. Thank you again so much! Super happy to be involved.

Alvin Ray | @alvinray.artoanne

One of my new collectors, that discovered me through the show, has bought a larger painting from me and is waiting for my solo show to buy another!  A gallery in Winnipeg contacted me to do some pieces for them, as well.  The exposure from the show has been invaluable. Thank you so much for helping me to share my work!

Raquel Roth | @rrothartoanne