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Art Sale with Toast of Tampa November 4

posted Sep 29, 2017, 3:37 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 2:22 PM ]
NTAL President Fran Byers is not just a talented painter; she is also a member of the Toast of Tampa show chorus  On Saturday, November 4, 2017, there are 2 concert performances at the USF Music Concert Hall with guest performers Voctave. The shows are at 3pm and 7pm (download the show poster here). Fran has tickets available to the shows: General seating is $25, Patron seating is $40. 

Fran has arranged for NTAL artists to show and sell their artwork down the hall from the music hall before each show and during the intermissions. Both 2D and 3D family friendly art is welcome. There is no cost to the artists participating but there are certain responsibilities outlined below and in the Artist Call sent to the general membership on October 5. Here are the details...

  • The USF Music Concert Hall (MUS 176) is located at 3755 USF Holly Dr on the Tampa Campus. 
  • There is no show fee or commission. 
  • Parking for the event TBD. Typically parking is free during performances but please be familiar with the USF parking policy as there may be a cost. Parking lots are along the sides of and across the street from the Concert Hall. 
  • We have been assigned the large south entrance atrium for our art sale. 
  • Show date is Saturday, November 4, 2017.
  • Artists must arrive to set up their table and artwork at 1pm. Late arrivals cannot setup after 2pm as we cannot interfere with the arrival of the audience. 
  • Artists or their assigned representatives must stay with their artwork for the duration. If you don't want to make this an all day commitment, consider working out a shift schedule with your team. You cannot remove your art or displays until the end of the show. 
  • At the end of intermission of the second show (somewhere around 8:30-8:45pm), Artists are required to break down their displays and leave the music hall before the end of the concert. We must be clear of the facility before the end of the second show. We can use the same front curbside temporary parking out front. 
  • Temporary parking curbside is available for the convenient transfer for your art and gear.
  • You must provide your own table and displays. There are some chairs but you should pack that too just in case they are reallocated by USF. Plan for a display space of 8', which can be one large or a couple of smaller tables. 
  • There is ample light in the area so additional lights will not be needed. 
  • Multiple artists can share a table. In fact, this is encouraged, as it will allow more NTAL artists to participate. 
  • Both 2D and 3D family friendly art is welcome.
  • Small items will likely sell better but feel free to bring some larger samples too. 
  • Displays cannot impede the safe flow of foot traffic in the atrium. Nothing can be hung on walls. Easels must not be a tripping hazard. 
  • Artists will not be allowed into the concert hall without paid admission. 
  • If you don't yet have the ability to accept credit card payments, consider signing up with a service such as  Square. You will need a smart phone with a cellular data connection to do this. 
  • Notify with the following information for overall space planning (copy and paste the blue text into your email): 
    • Member name:  
    • Member mobile phone number: 
    • For each table, provide the size (total length limited to 8’):
    • Required footprint of any free-standing wall panels you want to bring: 
    • Number of floor-standing easels: 
    • Additional Member names sharing your space and their phone numbers: 
  • Incomplete submissions will not hold a space but you will have a chance to send an update. 
  • Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • A waiting list will be kept in case a registered artist has to withdraw. 
Getting the word out:
  • An advertisement in the show brochure will alert concertgoers of our sale. 
  • Signage in the main atrium and down the hall to the south entrance will direct patrons to our sale area. 
  • As this sale is in conjunction with the concert for ticket holders only, we will not advertise it separately. 
Fran Byers, Dave Beebe and Pat Beebe scoped out the facility so you can have an idea of how things will work on the day of...

Drop-off artwork along the curb by the ticket window and main entrance. We will use the doors south of there.

These doors lead directly into the south atrium where we will set-up at 1pm.

This view is inside the south atrium facing back to the doors we will use for delivery. The main hallway is behind the stairwell and to the right. Restrooms are out-of-frame to the right.

This is the view by the stairwell looking to the entrance doors opposite where we will deliver our art. 

To the right of the south doors is an elevator. 
From the main entrance next to the ticket office, turn left and this hallway leads to the southern atrium. 

There are another set of restrooms part way down this hallway from the main atrium.