Bath House Cultural Center • White Rock Lake
521 E. Lawther Dr. Dallas, Texas 75218


Art Mart Dates: November 18-20, 2016

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 17, 2016


Please keep a copy of these guidelines for your reference.

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Since 2003, the Art Mart has showcased the art of local and regional artists working in a variety of styles, including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, pottery, mixed media art, jewelry, mosaics, glass, and other media.

Proceeds of the Art Mart benefit the participating artists and the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center, a not for profit organization that supports year-round visual and performing arts programs at the center.

The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts as well as other multi-disciplinary events throughout the year.


Artists who would like to be considered for the Art Mart are invited to fill out an applicationonline at by the submission deadline.  This website will not accept late applications.  The organizers of the Art Mart will only review applications received online.   Artists who are new to this website must create an account before they are able to complete an application.

Please read all the information contained in these guidelines carefully before submitting your application. Submitting applications and participating in the Art Mart implies agreement to terms and conditions stated in these guidelines. Please contact the Bath House Cultural Center if you have questions.


Monday, October 17, 2016 (midnight)



All the applications are reviewed by a Selection Committee, which selects 50-60 artists that will be included in the Art Mart.

The committee members base their selection on a number of factors, which include, among other criteria, the quality, uniqueness, and the price of the artwork to be sold. The committee attempts to maintain a well-balanced representation of artists and media in order to provide a diverse marketplace for the art patrons.
The committee's decision for the selection and booth designations is final and undisputable.

Mary Tomás, Artist and Director of Mary Tomás Gallery, will be the guest juror for the 2016 Art Mart.


Applicants are solely responsible for reviewing the results of the selection process by visiting the Bath House Cultural Center’s online Media Room at
after 7 PM on Saturday, October 29, 2016.


Booth spaces are available in six different areas inside the building:

  1. Theater



2. Lobby


3. Hallway Gallery


4. Main Gallery

Booths in the middle area of the Main Gallery cannot exceed 6 feet in height.



5. Classroom Gallery

This room has windows. Refer to map to see the location of windows.


6. Lake Level




All the spaces are located indoors and are of various sizes.  Occasionally, booth spaces are also available in the front and back porch of the building.

The Art Mart organizers do not provide tents, movable wall panels, or any other art display structure for the booths. 
Artists are not allowed to hang art on the walls of the lobby,  theater, or lake level, as these rooms have walls that are made of concrete.  Artists choosing these spaces must display their works on movable panels, tables, or pedestals.  Artists can hang their artwork directly on the walls of the Gallery spaces.

The two booths located in the middle of the Main Gallery must not exceed 6 feet in height.

The three 12'x8' booths inside the theater are located on a two-step riser. The top of each riser is about 4' deep, and each step is 11" high. Please refer to map for more details.


CLICK HERE to download the maps of the available Art Mart booths, which include size, location, configuration, and price of each booth space.

The applicants will have a chance to specify the location of two booth locations of their preference on their application.  The committee will consider the locations indicated by the artists and will attempt to give each vendor the space of his/her choice. However, very often the locations desired by the artists are not available due to certain factors, such as heavy demand of some spaces, heavy concentration of artists offering similar products in the same room, and other logistical considerations.  In such cases, the committee will offer an alternative location to artists.  If an artist does not accept the location assigned to him/her, that artist will have the option of opting out of the Art Mart, thus giving another vendor a chance to participate in the event.

            Payment for the artist’s participation in the Art Mart will be made in the form of a check payable to the FRIENDS OF THE BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER, after the artists have been selected.  Please refer to the Art Mart Schedule below to see the deadline for booth fees.

Artists will only be allowed to setup their booth if their fee has been received by the Art Mart committee. In the event of a returned check, the applicant will not be allowed to participate in the event and his/her space will be assigned to another artist.


Artists must provide their own equipment for the display of their artwork (panels, chairs, electrical chords, extra lighting, tablecloths, etc.).  6’ x 32” tables  can be rented for the weekend for $15.  Adequate lighting will be provided in all booth spaces, but artists can also bring additional lighting devices of their own.


Subleasing or sharing of booth space is not allowed.  Multiple artists who represent one single art organization, however, are eligible to share a booth.


All vendors are required to donate one item (minimum value of $75) to the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center for use in a Silent Auction that will take place during the Art Mart.

The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center will split proceeds from each auctioned piece 50/50  with the donating artist

The Bath House must receive silent auction items by Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (5 PM)

It is important that we get all the donations on time so we can set up the auction on the Thursday before the Art Mart.  Thank you for your cooperation. The silent auction donation is in addition to the booth fee requirement.  Vendors will not be allowed to participate in the Art Mart if they do not provide an auction item by the designated date.

You may hand-deliver your auction donation to the Bath House during the center’s regular hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6 PM.



NOTE: Artists who live outside of the DFW area should contact the Bath House to make special arrangements to deliver/ship their donations.


Artists are responsible for conducting their own transactions and for taking care of their own sales taxes. The Art Mart does not take any fees from artist sales.  The artists retain 100% of their sales earnings.

The Bath House Cultural Center offers a limited bandwidth Wi-Fi connection that enables artists to conduct online transactions.


Application Deadline
Monday, October 17, 2016 – Midnight

Notification Of Acceptance
Posted at
Saturday, October 29, 2016 (after 7 PM)

Booth Fees Deadline
Postmarked Monday, November 7, 2016

Delivery of Auction Items
No later than Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (5 PM)

Deliveries in person of booth fees and/or auction items can be made Tuesday-Saturday (12-6 PM).

The Bath House Cultural Center is located at 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75218.

Setup, Preview Reception
Friday, November 18
All the artists will be able to load in and set up their booths between 1 and 6 PM.
The Bath House will be closed to the public and to the artists before 1 PM.

The BHCC hosts a preview reception for BHCC VIPs, members of the Friends of the Bath House, and for the public in general on Friday from 7 to 9 PM.

Saturday Sale

Saturday, November 19
Doors will open to Vendors at 11 AM. Doors will open to the public at 12 PM. Saturday's sale will end promptly at 6:00 PM

Sunday Sale, Closing Of Auction, and Art Load Out

Sunday, November 20
Doors will open to Vendors at 11 AM. Doors will open to the public at 12 PM. The silent auction will close at 5 PM. The Art Mart will end promptly at 6:00 PM.
Without exception, all spaces must be completely cleared by 7 PM.

Artists using the Gallery walls for hanging art are responsible for removing any hardware (nails, screws, hooks, staples, tape, wire, etc.) from the walls and for filling up/spackling any holes on the walls at the end of the event.


Unless the Bath House Cultural Center is notified in writing to the contrary, it is understood that the artwork on display at the Art Mart may be photographed, and that images of it may be made and distributed for educational and promotional use in printed and/or electronic media connected with this event or future art programs at the Bath House Cultural Center.


The Bath House Cultural Center does not provide a security officer for the building during the Art Mart and overnight.  At night, the doors of the upper level of the building will be locked up and secured with an emergency alarm.  No alarm will be set up for the spaces located at the Lake Level.  However, the Lake Level will be secured by a heavy wrought iron gate and locked.

Artists who choose to leave their merchandise overnight at the Bath House Cultural Center or in the vicinity of the center will do so at their own risk.

By submitting the application, the vendor releases and holds harmless the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center, the Bath House Cultural Center, the City of Dallas, its agents, volunteers or employees from any claim related to or in connection with any damage, theft, loss of merchandise or display material, whether such claim arises from the alleged negligent act or omission of Bath House Cultural Center, the City of Dallas, its agents, volunteers or employees.

Please contact the Bath House Cultural Center at (214) 670-8723 if you have any questions.

To submit your application, visit

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 17, 2016