WELCOME TO SHOW + SALE
A program for artists with entrepreneurial spirit
Show + Sale is your opportunity as a current AUArts student to sell your work to the public and learn professional development skills! Our program helps BFA, BDes, and MFA students hone their professional skills and provides them with a platform to sell their artwork with confidence. Each academic year we host two intensive programs that culminate in a selling opportunity:
The Winter Market program (6 weeks from Oct-Nov)
The Virtual Spring Market program (10 week e-commerce program from Feb-Apr)
At Show + Sale, students don't just sell their art, they learn how to run their own business and market themselves after graduation! Our workshops cover pricing, marketing, and other essential skills you'll need to succeed and are taught by nationally recognized artists, gallerists, and arts professionals. Participants will also receive jury feedback on their artwork and mentorship from the Show + Sale team to help them grow.
At the end of the program we'll celebrate your journey by showcasing your artwork to the public! Our Art Market events attract over 1000+ visitors in-person AND online. During the 2022-2023 academic year our artists took home over $70,000 after commission. With a highly competitive 25% sales commission and a 94% artist selling rate, Show + Sale is one of the most accessible (and lucrative) opportunities in Calgary.
Virtual Spring Market 2024
FREE Workshops for AUArts Students
For all Students
Craving More Workshops?
Can't get enough of our workshops? AUArts students can binge-watch all our Show + Sale entrepreneurship workshops on our Youtube channel year-round. Watch all 6 of our core workshops to earn your program certificate!
Photo Doc Days
Having trouble photographing your artwork? Let us do it for you! Photo Doc Days is the Students' Association's affordable art documentation service, where you can get your art photographed from $3-$8.
- 2D artwork including prints and framed work
- 3D artwork including glass, ceramics, and more
- Wearable artwork on a model
- Artist headshots
Sign up until March 10!
What our Show + Sale alumni are saying
Diving into Show & Sale was such a thrill! Seeing my pieces presented on the digital platform, and then watching them find new homes, was exciting and was confirmation that I am on the right path with my ceramic practice.BFA graduate 2023
Show and Sale was a supportive and low-risk introduction to markets and personal branding, and it’s something I think every AUArts student should try to take part in.BDes graduate 2023
Elise Lavalee Findlay
As an emerging artist, the experience of participating in the Show + Sale has boosted my confidence in showcasing both my art and myself professionally. I would encourage all students to participate... it is well worth your time!BFA graduate 2023