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Artist Registration

Deadline: Jan 09, 2024 11:59 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Date: Jan 13, 2024 6:00 pm - Jan 13, 2024 11:00 pm (CST)
Clive, Iowa

About the event

This Fundraiser is a Celebration of Celebrating all women (especially Women of Color) Owned Businesses as well as other inspiring and empowering women within our community. My Blackest Blu: The Creative Art Gala is a fundraiser to bring awareness to our annual one of a kind community event Sista Soul Fest. Sista Soul Fest is on its way to becoming a nationwide ALL women owned businesses festival where individually we come together collectively for OUR communities. This Fundraiser is a Celebration of the BLACK Women Owned Businesses as well as other inspiring and empowering women within our community. C ome Join us for an evening of Live Music, Auction, Hors D'ourves, Cash Bar and More! This is a Semi Formal Affair. No Jeans Permitted. Come MET Gala Runway Ready!!! IN YOUR FINEST BLU or BLACK
Aje Noire Creations
Aje Noire Creations
Aje Noire Creations
Aje Noire Creations

About the application

We want to AUCTION your ONE - OF - A - KIND 
"My Blackest Blu" Depiction in Art Mediums.
(ALL Mediums Accepted)
Body of work should be focused on the event theme "My Blackest Blu" and your interpretation.
Event Timing: Saturday, January 13, 2024
Event Time:  6pm to 11pm
Event Address:
                         Bella Love Event Venue                          
                         8801 University Ave. Ste 29
                         Clive, IA 50325
Contact us at:

Terms & Conditions

Frequently asked Q&A
How many pieces of art can I submit?
Two (2)
When does my art have to be submitted?
Wednesday, January 3rd
Where should I send/mail my art?
 All non perishable creative art work should be delivered ( via mail, FedEx, UPS or in person)
ATTENTION:  Loretta Windsor 
AC Marriott East Village
401 East Grand Ave 
Des Moines Iowa 50309. 
I am a baker / pastry chef how does this work for me?
PASTRY Bakers please bring your master work the day of the event to Bella Love Event center at 1:30pm no later than 3:00pm please.
I am a fashion designer how does this work for me?
We recommend creating a prototype. Once sold you will connect with the buyer for the correct sizing and fitting. 
Does my Art work have to match the theme?
No, it does not. This is just an option for anyone who may need inspiration.

What percentage of the final sell do I get?
The Art Gala is a fundraiser for the annual Sista Soul Fest in August of every year. Therefore, 30% of the final sell is returned to the creative artist.
Can I bring a plus one?
You are encouraged to invite all of your friends and family members. However, everyone will need to purchase a ticket at 
How long will it take to get my payment?
All payouts will be disbursed no later than (14) business days from the day of the event
Will I get my art submission back if it does not sell?
Although we do not anticipate having to return your art submission, it will be returned to you. We will notify you within (3) business days if you do not attend the Art Gala/Auction.  You will need to make arrangements for pick up or shipping.
Is this a child friendly event?
Yes, however they will need a ticket as well. We suggest ages 13 and up. Please be advised this is for a mature crowd. There will be alcohol being served on premises. the 

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Artist Type
  • Artist Name
  • Social Media Handles
  • Website
  • For Student Artist: School Name
  • For Student Artist: Grade
  • For Student Artist: Year
  • About The Art: Medium
  • About The Art: Name of Body of Work
  • About The Art: Description of Art
  • About The Art: Value
  • Artist Bio
  • Artist Agreement

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 0
Artist Registration
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My Blackest Blu: The Creative Art Gala
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