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Hollis Winter Art Fair - Artist Application


Dear Artist,

Thank you for your interest in the 14th annual Hollis Winter Art Fair. This event continues to improve each year, and we are thrilled you want to be part of it
We strive to feature and highlight local artists who create and share their creations with the Hollis community. 

Hollis will host our annual fall fundraiser on October 14th, which includes both a silent and live auction. If you would like to donate an item to this event, please indicate on your application.  This is an excellent way to introduce your work to our patrons.

Please see below for complete information about applying to be a Hollis Art Fair Artist.


When:            Saturday,  December 2, 2023
                       10AM-6 PM | Sip and Shop Happy Hour 4-6 PM

Where:           Hollis Renewal Center Lodge
                       11414 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66111

Contact:         Dave Mareske, Executive Director of Hollis
                       (913) 441-0451 office | (913) 206-4947 cell

The Host:

Hollis Renewal Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit retreat center which provides environment and experiences for individuals, small groups and congregations who seek a place of renewal and reflection. Hollis sits in a valley surrounded by 153 acres of wooded hills, trails, and native wildlife. Located just west of Kansas City metro area, the retreat center has easy access to I-70.

The Location:

The Art Fair will be held in the main Lodge building on the grounds of Hollis. The space is indoors and heated; it has restrooms and an accessible kitchen. A parking lot is available for shoppers.

What Hollis Will Provide:

  • Display space in the Lodge
  • Tables for displays, if needed, and chairs for artists to use
  • Advertisement and promotion of the Art Fair, including a digital “postcard” which artists can email to customers and friends
  • Hollis volunteers will staff a central cashiering desk, allowing customers to pay by cash, check or credit card
  • Artists will be provided sales books using triplicate forms to record their sales. (One copy goes to the artist, one to the customer, and one to the Hollis cashier.)
  • Signage to Hollis on the day of the sale
  • Cookies, cider, and holiday goodies will be served; Hollis will provide lunch for the artists on Saturday
  • The Lodge building will be secured Friday night, so artists may set up and leave their artwork in the building on Friday night, if they choose.
  • Checks will be sent to the artists promptly the week after the sale.

Expectations of the Artist:

  • Interested artists must complete an application form
  • Artists must submit a reproducible digital photo of their artwork, which will be used by Hollis for promotional purposes
  • Artists may request a table, or they may bring their own display if the size of the display is submitted and approved by the Director.
  • Artists will provide their own table coverings (if desired), and any other furnishings for displaying their artwork (like boxes, stands, hangers, etc.)
  • Artists will bring their own means to wrap and bag their artwork
  • Overhead lighting is present in the room. Artists may bring additional lighting if desired. Outlets are available.  Please let us know if you require electricity for your display.
  • All prices should be rounded to dollar amounts, please no “cents”. (we encourage affordable pieces be presented for sale $5-$100)
  • Artists may set up their space on the evening of Friday, December 1 between 5:00 – 9:00 PM, or on Saturday morning (Dec. 2), from 7:00 – 9:30 AM.
  • Artists will take down their displays after 6:00 PM on Saturday Dec. 2rd.

Entry Fee:

There is no entry fee or booth fee. Participating artists are asked to donate a minimum of 15% of their sales to Hollis, which means the artist is at no risk of covering an entry amount. The artists’ donation will help defray the costs of advertisement and promotion. Checks will be sent to the artists promptly during the week after the sale for the full amount of their sales total, less the 15%. (Artists will have a copy of all sales in their sales book.)  Commissions or orders taken at the Winter Art Fair, but not paid for there, are at the discretion of each artist to make a 15% donation to Hollis.

Sales Tax:

Customers will be able to make their purchases tax-free through the Hollis cashier, due to the non-profit status of the organization. Hollis will be accepting cash, checks and credit cards on the day of the sale.

The Application Process:

All prospective artists must submit a Winter Art Fair application to be considered. An application is the artist’s commitment to be present for the art fair. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the artist within 2 weeks of the application’s arrival. Because Hollis has a limited number of artist spaces (10-12), and to provide our art fair guests with a VARIETY of mediums to choose from, selection will be based on diversity of work. While more than one artist per medium is possible and welcomed, duplication will be avoided if work is closely related



NOTE: If you are unable to apply using this digital form, a PDF application can be emailed to you. Please contact us at info@holliscenter.org to request. 

Artist Contact Information


Artist Advertising Information

Hollis will be promoting the Hollis Art Fair via social media, digital media, website and print mail. Please help us promote your artwork by providing the following.

The field Artist(s) Name is required.
The field Business Name is required.
The maximum length for the field Website Link is 500 characters.
The field Do you have social media profiles? is required.
The maximum length for the field Instagram Page is 500 characters.
The maximum length for the field Facebook Page is 500 characters.

Description of Work

Please help us understand your work, so we might effectively market the show and accurately describe your participation.

The field Medium(s) is required.
The field Description of your work is required.
The numeric field Lowest price charged for your work is required.
The numeric field Highest amount charged for your work is required.
The field I understand that each I (potential artist) must submit a reproducible digital photo of my artwork with my application, to be used by Hollis to promote of the event. Please send digital photos to: info@holliscenter.org is required.

Booth Information and Display Needs

Hollis Winter Art Fair is hosted annually in the Hollis Lodge.  We need to know what sort of space you require to display your product. Please indicate your needs.

The field Will you use your own display materials or will you need tables provided by Hollis? is required.
The maximum length for the field ONLY IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR DISPLAY What are the dimensions of your display? (note maximum size allowed is 8'x8') is 500 characters.
The field Please indicate the quantity of tables needed from Hollis. is required.
The field Please choose the size of tables needed. is required.



HOLLIS WINTER ART FAIR 2023 event is 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2023

My application is my commitment to participate fully from 10AM to 6 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2023.  I have read the Winter Art Fair Information and agree to all the conditions stated.

The maximum length for the field DIGITAL SIGNATURE is 500 characters.
The field TODAYS DATE must be a date.
The field What percentage of your sales will you donate back to Hollis? 15% is the minimum required to participate. Many artists in the past have chosen to give significantly more. The amount is at your discretion. is required.


Please down load and keep a copy of Artist Information for the 2023 Hollis Winter Art Fair for your own records.  This will help you plan for the show.