Hello students!

The ACAD Students’ Association (ACADSA) invites you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market! Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers and provides emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase and sell their professional work in a public retail setting. The upcoming sale will be held November 22-24, 2018.

Please read through the information below and contact Joel Farris, ACADSA’s Career Development Program Manager, at if you have any questions.

How Can You Participate?

Registration for Show + Sale is a two-step process.

Step 1: All students interested in participating in the Fall Show + Sale must register through the online form before midnight on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

The form can be found at:

Step 2: Students who have not participated in a previous Show + Sale are required to attend a mandatory workshop designed to introduce them to the policies and procedures of Show + Sale. The workshop will be held in the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre and attendance is taken. Please let us know before the event if you are unable to attend.

Fall 2018 Show + Sale Info Session
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 1-1:30 pm
Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre

This workshop will introduce students to the logistical side of Show + Sale, specifically the online inventory submission process. Topics include, how to finalize registration online, attaching sales tags to inventory, and successful price-points from previous sales.

Once we have finalized registration numbers, an inventory submission sheet and link to an online submission form will be emailed to students who fulfilled the registration requirements. The deadline for inventory submissions will be Wednesday, November 7. Full details regarding inventory submissions will be distributed after registration is complete.

Show + Sale Workshops

Leading up to Show + Sale, ACADSA will be hosting professional development workshops to help you prepare for the sale! The most common feedback we received last year was requesting help on pricing your practice. On November 1, join curator, writer, and educator Diana Sherlock to learn about industry standards in pricing, CARFAC recommended artist fees, your rights as an artist to be paid fairly, and some helpful methods that successful arts professionals use when pricing their work.

Pricing Workshop
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 1-2 pm
Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre

Department Representatives

Are you interested in taking on a leadership position within Show + Sale, while also getting paid an honorarium? Consider applying to be a Department Representative! For full details, visit our job posting at:

Lastly, please find the Show + Sale student handbook here. In this document you will find a comprehensive overview of Show + Sale, in addition to the policies and procedures. Anyone with questions leading up to the registration deadline, feel free to send me an email or stop by the ACADSA office (Rm 335) in the Main Mall.

Looking forward to a great Fall Show + Sale!

Joel Farris
Career Development Program Manager
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association