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Sell your work at the Union Station Holiday Marketplace


On Nov 30th the Union Station Holiday Marketplace opened, along with an adorable booth called Working It that represents OCAD U Photography, Publishing & Printmaking students!  As noted by blogto.com there are lots of affordable and delightful options for sale!

It you would like to add your prints or objects to the booth (note: 20% will be taken off for administrative costs), please contact Jenn Long at jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca before Friday, Dec 11th.  We are looking for bright and eye catching objects (buttons, multiples, books…) and prints (4×5 and 5×7 prints sell at $5, 8×10 prints sell at $20) to add to our collection!

The market will continue until Dec 20th.  Unsold artworks will be ready for pick up at the start of the  Winter semester and payments for sold work will given in late January 2016.


UNION STATION Holiday Market Place: Print Sale and Showcase


REMINDER: PRINTS FOR THE PRINT SALE are due on Fri, Nov 20 at 2pm.

In addition, please consider apply to be featured in the booth: 

Selected artists for the 1st installation will be contacted before Tues, Nov 24.

SUBMISSIONS EMAILED TO: Janine Sinclaire Arellano at jsinclairearellano@gmail.com
Please include “Holiday Marketplace Submission” in your subject line

As part of the Union Station Holiday Marketplace, CRCP student Janine Sinclaire Arellano will be curating 3 installations on a 5’ section of our booth. This may be the work of single artist/week or groups. Janine will be looking at the artwork dropped off for the print sale (due tomorrow – Friday, Nov 20th at 2:00pm) as well as expressions of interest mailed to her. If you have work that is framed/matted/mounted that you would like considered, please email Janine with the following:

  • jpgs of the images (max. 5 pieces – 72 dpi, approximately 8”x10”)
  • image list (your name, size of final piece, presentation – framed with white wood/drymounted with 2” boarder…., media, year)
  • recommended, but not required: short artist statement/overview of practice
  • your contact info (phone and email)

NOTE: Given the tight time constraints, Janine will only be in touch with artists whose work was selected for the showcasing.

Please note, if selected you will be required to provide:

  • A brief artist statement
  • CV
  • Business card (handmade is acceptable)
  • Delivery of the artwork to the Union Station Holiday Market (time to be determined between you and the curator)
  • A price for your work. Please note 20% will be deducted for monitor hours & square reader charges. Funds from the artwork sold at the Holiday Market will be paid to students in late January 2015. Feel free to reach out to your faculty/the curator for help with print pricing.

Sell your prints at Union Station! Nov 20th deadline

Cailen Speers, Untitled 2015 (Sample of a strong selling image: quirky, simple, cute)

Cailen Speers, Untitled 2015 (Sample of a strong selling image: quirky, simple, cute)

 This is a call for all 3rd – 4th year students to submit photos.

We are putting together a print sale for the Union Station Holiday Market, running From November 30th – December 20th,.  Toronto Market Co.’s Union Station Holiday Market showcases unique merchandise from specialty retail vendors, artisans, designers, food merchants and cultural institutions.  A destination for Torontonians and visitors to browse, shop and embrace the holiday spirit.  Attendance is free.

For the submissions, please submit the following:

  • Size: We will accept the following sizes: 4″x6″, 5″x7″ or 8″x10″
  • Number of prints: 3 to 10 prints.  (We may be in touch to obtain extras)
  • Presentation: Please ensure the prints are in good condition and edges are cleanly and evenly trimmed
  • Packaging: Board and Bags will be available from the Photo Cage as of Friday, Nov 13.  Please take the appropriate number from the cage and place your print and backing inside.  A business/contact info should be provided.
  • Drop: Once packaged, please place your prints in the container found in the Epson Digital Lab (marked “Print Sale”)
  • Deadline: Friday, November 20th at 2 pm.
  • Please note: depending upon the amount of submissions received, image selection may be rotated throughout the day.

**Because this is a public event, please refrain from submitting any works involving nudity, mature content and political reference**

Prints will be sold at a set price with a small percentage going to costs for packaging, square reader, and monitor fees.  If you are interested in working in the both, keep an eye open for a general call for paid workers!
(Approximate pricing: 4″x5″/5″x7″ prints = $5, 8″x10″ prints = $15)

Sample images that have sold well at recent print sales:

Jacquelyn Holland, seascapes, dreamscapes, 2014

Jacquelyn Holland, seascapes, dreamscapes, 2014


Francis Zhang, Untitled, From “Dangerous Journey II” Series, 2013

Francis Zhang, Untitled, From “Dangerous Journey II” Series, 2013

Images with people are OK but there has to be more than one face (ex: street photography – crowd of people, hidden faces, etc.)

Feel free to email your questions to Jay Chau (jc11tg@student.ocadu.ca) and Jenn Long (jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca)

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