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Show Details For Artists

This is also where we will post notices about various other show details.
As well as answers to frequently asked questions by artists.

Critical Dates

• Deadline for All Shipped Artwork - must arrive by or before
     Thursday, February 1, 2018.

• Date(s) for Local, Hand-Delivered Artwork:
     Friday February 2, 2018 5-9pm or
     Saturday February 3, 2018 12-6pm.

• Exhibition Opening - Friday FEBRUARY 9

• Exhibition Closes - Saturday FEBRUARY 17

• Unsold, Local Artwork Pick-Up - Sunday Feb 18, 1-9pm

• Unsold, Shipped Artwork return begins the week following the close of the show.

Attending The Show:

As an artist in the show, it is not necessary to attend the show to have your work exhibited, however if you are available, you are more than welcome to attend as much as you would like, we even encourage it. When arriving to the Event you must stop at the Artist Check-In desk and receive a general admission Artist Pass that will let you come and go as much as you would like. Anyone accompanying you must have a ticket, and we highly suggest purchasing them in advance of arrival. If you are coming from out of town, Welcome to Detroit!, contact us in advance if you have any questions about travel or lodging etc.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: Certain days have age restrictions of 21 years of age and older, in the past this has included artists, we are allowing any artist with art in the show, entrance on any of the exhibition days. This age allowance is extended to the Artist ONLY, any companions, must fall into the age guidelines. Proper Photo I.D. is always required.

Event Location

Russell Industrial Exhibition Center - Detroit
1600 Clay St. Detroit, MI 48211

Show Schedule

February 9, Friday Evening "OPENING NIGHT" | 7:00pm - 2:00am | 21 & Over

February 10, Saturday Evening | 7:00pm - 2:00am | 21 & Over

February 11, Sunday DAYTIME "Matinee Viewing" | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | 18 & Over | No Stage Show

February 16, Friday Evening | 7:00pm - 2:00am | 21 & Over

February 17, Saturday Evening "Closing" | 7:00pm - 2:00am | 21 & Over

 

All Artists are subject to the Terms and Conditions, found in the terms section below at the bottom of the page.


Ready To Hang OR Display

 

Art must arrive ready to hang, or display, with proper hanging wire/clips, etc already fastened to the work/frame. Please test your hanging wire, clips etc. Framed art should be properly framed (No Poster Frames), NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS.
Any art that is not properly wired will be be assessed a $15.00 wiring charge to be wire by our staff.

DO NOT send art that needs to be "pinned" or "nailed" to a wall, such as push-pins, or thumbtacks etc., all art should have some type of hanging mechanism (secured hanging wire, if its meant to hang on the wall), and any art that requires assembly by us, must be approved by us in advance.

Packaging

ALL ART should be properly packaged and or boxed. In the event your artwork does not sell, it will be returned to you in the packaging it was sent in. Do Not Use Packing Peanuts / styrofoam material (it makes an enormous mess), Use bubble-wrap. Make a pouch to put your piece into, and then a larger one for that pouch to fit into if it needs it. Avoid wrapping the bubble wrap around and around the art, it makes removal difficult and re-use is very difficult. We handle hundreds of packages. Please do not make our job harder than need be.

Please be advised, over-sized packages incur extra freight charges, sometimes 2 to 3 times the standard rate, consult multiple carriers for the best rate. Ship early and avoid expedited shipping charges. Many carriers now use Dimensional Weight, which can severely increase the cost to ship larger packages.

Consult your carrier's packaging guidelines, many will not cover damaged shipments if they are improperly packaged, regardless of wether they sold you insurance or not. 
FEDEX Packing Info | UPS Packing Info | U.S. POSTAL Packing Info

GLASS - If your work is behind glass, and you are shipping it, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE the use of ACRYLIC, STYRENE or PLEXI-GLASS, Glass may break in shipment, and can damage your artwork (send glass at your own risk).

1) Ship your artwork safely in packaging that is easy to open and reuse, please avoid excessive taping of the carton, this only adds to the weight and the cost. 
2) WRITE YOUR LAST NAME clearly on the outside of box (with black marker) in 1 inch tall letters, separate from the shipping label.
3) Clearly mark which end of the packaging is the best side to be opened. 
4) LABEL YOUR ART - Use/download our Art Info ID LabelIf multiple pieces were selected, print and attach for each specific piece, Open this in a PDF reader and you can type directly into the form.
5) Follow the shipping instructions below. 
6) The artists are responsible for all shipping costs, to and from the show. 
7) Any special information; and return shipping fee checks/money orders, return shipping labels, prepaid airbills, instructions about hanging etc., should be placed in a sealed envelope and taped to the inside of your package/box and clearly marked "Return Shipping Info".
8) Look to the tab sections below for either Drop Off Instructions or Shipping Instructions.


Drop Off

Artist Drop Off /
Pick Up Instructions

Local Art Drop Off

Russell Exhibition Center 1600 Clay St. Detroit, MI 48211 (Map)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018, 5:00-9:00PM or
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018, 12:00-6:00PM
Art can ONLY be dropped off on the dates listed, and only during these times, 
No art will be excepted after this date. 
All art must be registered and properly labeled with our labels prior to Drop Off.
ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE.

DO NOT DROP OFF ART PRIOR TO THIS DATE.
No staff from the Dirty Show will be on-hand to accept your art.

DO NOT drop art off at our mailing address location.

Local Art Pick Up

Same location as Drop Off
Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1:00-9:00PM

WE WILL EMAIL YOU IF YOUR ART SELLS, ALL UNSOLD ART MUST BE PICKED UP ON THIS DAY.

You will need photo ID. Please understand the Venue is ONLY open for special events — if you cannot pick up your unsold work, you must make arrangements to have someone else pick it up for you on this day. Art cannot be left on location after this date. We break down the exhibit as soon as the show closes and pack to leave as soon as possible.


SHIPPED ART

Artist Shipping
Instructions

DOMESTIC SHIPPING (U.S.)

ART MUST BE RECEIVED ON, OR BEFORE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

Shipping Address:
Dirty Show 19
Attn: Jerry Vile
23211 Woodward Ave #101
Ferndale, MI 48220

Send via the carrier of your choice: POST OFFICE, UPS, FEDEX, etc.
We suggest that you select a carrier with tracking abilities, keep copies your tracking numbers.

Return Shipping Instructions:
We do not pay for shipping, it is necessary to pre-pay in advance for return shipping.

Options For Domestic Return Shipping:
1) BEST WAY: Include a Check or Money Order (Payable to DIRTY SHOW) for the same amount it costs to ship it to us, unless you prefer a slower method than you sent it to us (Consult your carrier on the cost), please indicate on your check or money order that your payment is for "Return Shipping".
2) Pre-paid shipping forms/air bill with your carrier. Or a shipper form filled out with all your return info including your account number, if you used a shipping bill with a credit card number, you must include all info required, this includes the 3-digit number from the back of your card.

We will return any pre-paid shipping fees to the artists for any work that sells, and/or destroy any unused return shipping forms. Packaging will go with the purchaser of your artwork if it sells.
We generally try to ship art back to you using the least expensive method available and refund the difference if any, unless you specify an exact method or carrier.
Post Office: If you are sending via the US post office. Please send as Standard Post or Priority Mail. Please include an addressed return shipping label, and include pre-paid postage or check for return shipping. DO NOT SEND AS REGISTERED MAIL.

You may buy insurance and delivery confirmation at your discretion (recommended).
We highly suggest a carrier with tracking abilities, keep copies your tracking numbers.

Any packages received without return shipping fees will be processed AFTER any and all properly shipped packages are processed and returned. We will make several attempts to contact you, after 30 days with no reply your package will be considered abandoned, and subsequently destroyed.


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

ART MUST BE RECEIVED ON, OR BEFORE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

We understand there are delays in customs, however we will NOT display any art received after February 1, 2018.
Hopefully, you have experience with international exhibition. Since each country is a different with its rules, it is impractical to tell you the best way to ship.
1) Your postal service will most likely be the cheapest way to send your work to us, please check transit times and fees in advance.
2) You may use an international shipper like UPS, FEDEX, DHL or other.
3) You may wish to consult your customs office or broker regarding shipment.
4) The Reason for Export should be “Temporary Exhibition”.
5) The Tax ID# for your Bill of Lading if needed 20-2356502

Shipping Address:
Dirty Show 19
Attn: Jerry Vile
23211 Woodward Ave #101
Ferndale, MI 48220
USA

Tel (248) 518-0828 (This telephone number is for shipping documents only)

Return Shipping Instructions: We do not pay for shipping, to the exhibition or returning, it is necessary to pre-pay in advance for your return shipping.

Options For Return Shipping Fees:
1) BEST WAY - Include a Check or Money Order (in US FUNDS, Payable to the DIRTY SHOW) for the same amount it costs to ship it to us, unless you prefer a slower method than you sent it to us (Consult your carrier for the cost), please indicate on your check or money order that your payment is for "Return Shipping".

We will return any pre-paid postage to the artists for any work that sells, and/or destroy any unused return shipping forms. Packaging will go with the purchaser if your artwork sells.
We generally try to ship art back to you using the least expensive method available and refund the difference if any, unless you specify an exact method or carrier.
You may buy insurance and delivery confirmation at your discretion.
We highly suggest a carrier with tracking abilities, keep copies your tracking numbers.

Any packages received without return shipping fees will be processed AFTER any and all properly shipped packages are returned. We will make several attempts to contact you, after 30 days with no reply your package will be considered abandoned, and subsequently destroyed.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

• Please read this page as you are responsible for it's compliance.
• The Artist is of legal age (18 or over). The Artist guarantees that all models used in their art/photos are of legal age (18 or over), and have a signed model release, and keep and maintain records of this according to all local, state and national laws.
• Every reasonable precaution will be taken to assure protection of selected work, however the Dirty Show assumes no responsibility for loss or damage from any cause - including shipping to, or from the show, submit at your own risk.
• The Dirty Show retains a 35% commission of the selling price of all standard submission pieces, please price your work accordingly.
• All artwork will be on public display at the Dirty Show 18 - Detroit Michigan, and all work must be for sale.
• All artwork needs a Dirty Show I.D. label affixed to the backside or the bottom (for sculpture).
• The Dirty Show reserves the right to display art in any fashion, layout, or scheme.
• The Dirty Show reserves the right to omit from exhibit, any art, at any time, for any reason.
• No art may be removed until after the after show ends.
• Art shipped to the show will be shipped back to the artist, the artist is responsible for all shipping costs to and from the show.
• Art dropped off to the show needs to be picked up on the assigned Pick-Up Date. Please consult Drop-Off & Pick-Up dates and times. These dates are subject to change, based on the exhibit demand.
• All unsold art will be returned to the artist.
• After the show's close any unclaimed art will be donated, or disposed of.
• Please read and understand the shipping/drop off and hanging instructions.
• Do not send art that has not been accepted or requested by us, it will not hang.
• The Artist warrants that they are the authors of the artwork and it is of personal execution.
• The Artist shall hold Dirty Show, LLC harmless from and against any loss, expense, or damage occasioned by any claim, demand, suit, or recovery against The Dirty Show arising out of the exhibition and sale of the work, or for the use of the work by the Dirty Show in the promotion and advertising of the exhibition.
• The Dirty Show is NOT responsible for artwork shipped to us that is not registered in advance of it's arrival.
• Location and time of event is subject to change.
• Each Artist with work in the show is allowed free personal entry to the exhibit, however it is not necessary to attend to exhibit. Artists will receive a pass that allows them entry to the show, for the run of the show upon arrival at the Artist Check-In.
• The Artist grants the Exhibition the permission to use a photo likeness of your artwork for marketing proposes.
• The Dirty Show reserves the right to withdraw acceptance if the quality does not reflect images submitted.