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Guidelines & Requirements

  • Dates: Wednesday December 7th-10th .
  • Time: Wednesday-Friday: 11am-7pm and Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Location: Brown Center: Lower Level Lobby, Leidy Atrium and Rosenberg Gallery, 1301 W Mount Royal Avenue.


Students, faculty, alumni or staff members can choose to affiliate with any of the participating groups, but everyone must be part of a group. Choose a group based on either your major or the predominate material in your work, and feel free to look at the descriptions below to assist you. Choose a group and fill out the application. Please answer all the registration questions; any missing information will disqualify you from the sale.

After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email, letting you know that your application has been received. If you do not get a confirmation email you have not applied-please try again. You will receive an email on Monday, October 12 confirming your spot into the Art Market and informing you of your group leader or letting you know you're on the waiting list. There is only enough room for 275 total vendors, however most people that are on the waiting list end up being able to participate in Art Market.


2-D Media

Open to any major or maker (student, alumni, staff/faculty) producing paintings, drawings, or other 2-D work that doesn't fit naturally into another group. Examples include:

  • Oil Paintings
  • Charcoal Drawings
  • And other finished original work

Mixed Media and Sculpture

Open to any major or maker (student, alumni, staff/faculty) that doesn't fit naturally into another group. Examples of work that may be sold in this group include:

  • Skateboards
  • Jewelry
  • Journals
  • Ceramics
  • Terrariums
  • Small Sculptural Objects
  • Wooden Houses
  • Dolls

Photo & Digital Media

Open to Photography majors and concentrators, alumni and staff/faculty. Others with photography work also welcome to join!


Open to Ceramics majors and concentrators only.


Open to Fiber majors, concentrators, alumni & staff/faculty only.

Retooling the Cottage

Only open to students enrolled the course "Retooling the Cottage"

Graphic Design

Open (but not restricted to) graphic design majors and concentrators, alumni and staff/faculty. Can include any type of work that the maker feels fits into the Graphic Design category, such as:

  • Posters and Prints
  • T- Shirts
  • Pins/Buttons
  • Zines/Books


Open to illustration majors and concentrators, alumni and staff/faculty. Can include any type of work that the maker feels fits into the Illustration category, such as:

  • Posters and prints
  • T-Shirts
  • Pins/Buttons
  • Zines/Comics
  • Toys

Illustration Practice

Open to students or alumni from the MFA Illustration Practice program only.


Open (but not restricted to) printmaking majors and concentrators, alumni and staff/faculty. Ideal for people selling multiples of their original 2-D work.


Open to all full and part time permanent staff or faculty members creating any type of work. Faculty members are also encouraged to sign up in their department of locus (i.e. printmaking) if applicable, but are welcome in this group as well.

Community Groups

Open to community groups affiliated with MICA. *Groups or Organizations selling at Art Market must be able to staff their own table for the entirety of the event. There are limited spots for outside groups.

Student Organizations

Fundraising for student club or group, individuals can also sell at group but must register as an individual. *Groups or Organizations selling at Art Market must be able to staff their own table for the entirety of the event.

International Students

You must be able to sell your own artwork according to your Visa status and have a valid US Tax ID Number. If you have any questions about this please come to the informational meeting and we can discuss your options.

Commission and Payment

All participants must have a United States Tax ID Number (Social Security Number)-the registration data is on a secure website so please include it when registering. A 15% commission will be retained by MICA and will be put towards a minimum of four need-based scholarships given out as part of the competitive scholarship process.

Checks will be mailed to your registered address within 8-10 weeks after the sale. If you do not receive your check by Mid-February, please contact artmarket@mica.edu or sbarnes@mica.edu. If you fail to contact us by May 1, you agree to forfeit those funds to the Art Market Scholarship Fund.

Tables & Walls

Tables with oversized black table clothes will be provided for each group. Displays and shelving are allowed to be used but nothing can be hung on the walls. Work out display options with your group. There are four temporary wall units that will be available to certain groups (e.g. 2D nd Mixed Media etc.). Homosote sheets will also be allocated, you will need to provide pins or tape as needed for your own work.

Labels & Templates

A label system for the pricing and identification of your items will be provided to all participants. You must comply with the label system or you will not be allowed to participate. Participants must print out tags on card stock or business cards. Failure to do so may result in not being eligible to participate in the sale. In addition, all participants must use the standard inventory sheet provided for the sale. The inventory list is essential for the accounting purposes and must be completely filled out before the start of the sale.

Professional Development and Training

In order to foster professional development, all first year participating students must attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday October 28th 2:30-4:00 in Brown 320. Everyone will get an email reminder with the location. We will discuss copyrights, how to price your work effectively, how to use the inventory sheets and price tag templates for large and small scale work, why you should have a business card, where to get free ones, and much more.

Participation at Event

All participants must attend a mandatory training meeting with your group on December 2nd at 2:30pm in Falvey Hall (unless otherwise directed by your group leader). If you cannot attend these mandatory meetings due to class or work please contact your group leader. You will be responsible for getting the information from the group leader. Failure to attend or contact the group leader prior to the mandatory meetings will result in your not being able to participate.

End of Sale

Any work not removed at the end of the sale on Saturday at 6pm will become the property of MICA. So please take your unsold items home with you.

This page was last updated on 09/09/2016.