Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA

Selling Artworks




Do you have once-loved artwork that you are ready to part with?
The TNSC can sell it on your behalf, you make 60% of the price and 40% supports the TNSC* 






Framed and unframed original art, prints, posters, photos.  Original art submitted by the artist is limited to 5 entries, but up to 5 other works may also be entered for sale.

Unframed works on paper, wrapped on a rigid support.

Mirrors and art frames in good condition.

      You may bring in 10 pieces, but we only guarantee that 5 will be on display at one time.  Last time we were able to show most art by the end of the first day.  (We will have a wait list for those who have more to enter and will include those as we have space.)

QUALITY CONTROL:  (TNSC has the right to refuse submissions that do not meet the criteria below.)

All frames must be in decent to good shape. Noticeably scratched, dented or damaged frames may be refused.

Framed pieces must have hanging wires attached at the back.  

Glass must be free of cracks and major scratches and clean of smudges or fingerprints.

Unframed works on paper must be in transparent plastic or shrink wrap and on a rigid backing to protect them during the sale.  (To be displayed in bins.)

No inappropriate images. You may want to check. Email to

The TNSC is not liable for damage to art.  We will do our best to ensure careful handling.

PRICING YOUR ART FOR RESALE:  Please DO NOT leave this until delivery day!

Price items between $15 and $2500

Do your homework!  Look online for resale prices of work by that artist, if applicable. You will not get back what you paid for it, in most cases. Ask your friends what they would pay. Larger pieces usually sell for more than smaller ones. Original art will bring more than a print in general, unless the print is very appealing or from a well-known artist. Use your knowledge of other resale experiences. 

Work with a group of others entering the sale and make collaborative decisions on prices.

REGISTRATION: (On drop off day at the Courthouse. Fill paperwork out before you come and pay when you register your pieces. )

Early Bird registration:  $5 per artwork. (Max of 10)
The early bird registration guarantees up to 5 artwork(s) will be displayed on the Sneak Peak evening opening. Art sold is removed immediately, so in the event there are more pieces than spaces, they will be displayed on a “first come, first served basis”.  Having said that, our display area is very large! As pieces sell and space becomes available, new ones will be displayed. 

Do you have a story about a piece you are submitting for sale?  Jot it down and tape it to the back of your piece.  It is a powerful sales tactic and was one of the fascinating things about the last Art on the Move.

The Early Bird drop off: May 24, 11:00 – 2:00 at the Old Courthouse, 7 Seymour St. West, Kamloops. 

Regular Registration:  $2 per artwork. 
Drop off:  May 25,  10am – 3pm,  5– 7pm. Old Courthouse, 7 Seymour St. West, Kamloops


We guarantee that 5 of your Early Bird pieces are on display right away. TNSC reserves the right to make changes to the display at any time to hang new pieces. Sold pieces will leave with the purchaser once payment has been made.  Sellers will be contacted re the sale. Space will be filled with new work. (The display will change often! Every day there will be new treasures to admire and take home. ) 

Sunday,  is final day of the sale. Mark Down Prices will be applied for this last day. Discount will be as indicated on the entry form. (See entry form for more info)  YOU MUST SPECIFY A DISCOUNT.

Art on the Move Sale takes place Thursday, May 26, from 5-7 p.m. (Collector's Sneak Peek.  $15 admission from 5-7.  Refreshments.)  Friday, May 27 10 - 5:00 and Saturday, May 28, from 10 - 4.  Sunday, discount day, from 10 - 2. An second discount will be applied to all unsold pieces from noon to 2:00 on this last day!  We want everything to sell!


You will be phoned or emailed about sold items by Saturday evening, May 28. Any additional sales occurring on Sunday will not be phoned in because immediately after the sale we’ll be busy closing down the show and helping sellers collect unsold items. 
However, we don’t want you to make a trip for nothing, especially if you are driving from out of town. You may phone or text 250-299-8261 to see if all your artworks have sold and if pickup is unnecessary. 

Collecting unsold items occurs Sunday, May 29, from 3 - 5 p.m.and Monday, May 30 from 10-11 at the Old Courthouse.  Please be prompt!  We won’t stay for late arrivals.

IMPORTANT: Unclaimed artworks will become property of the TNSC.  The entry form is deemed null and void.


Payments will be made by June 15, 2022. 

 *TNSC is a registered non-profit society that mentors, educates and inspires intermediate to established artists.

We extend our gratitude to the City of Kamloops for support in this effort!

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