Prospective Member Information

Benefits

  • Be a member of a vibrant art gallery in a prime downtown retail location (Five Points!)
  • Public exposure of your work year-round in an aesthetically pleasing and professional venue
  • Gallery participation in Third Friday, ArtWalk, Centerfest, and other downtown cultural events
  • All members contribute to the work of running the gallery and thus maintain professional control of the marketing, display, and sales of artwork
  • Interaction and collaboration with the local arts communities
  • Build clientele through ongoing relationships with customers. More art sells when the artists are present and can talk about the work of each artist in the gallery.
  • Receive checks for your sales with taxes already accounted for
  • The power of a group and gallery behind you and your art

Financial Commitments

  • Pay monthly dues by the 25th of each month for subsequent month ($275/month)
  • Contribute $5-10/month for reception refreshments
  • Pay for your artist bio-cards ($40 a couple times a year) following Gallery format
  • Artists receive monthly checks for 80% of all sales (- 20% commission that goes back into the gallery infrastructure for marketing, supplies, and other gallery needs). Sales taxes are automatically deducted and tracked for tax purposes.

Time Commitments

  • Business meeting once a month (10 am, third Tuesday of each month)
  • Be at the gallery for 4-5 gallery retail shifts a month (3.5 – 4 hours per shift)
  • Attend gallery receptions on Third Fridays; also participate in other gallery events
  • Hold a gallery job that furthers the business, such as installation, graphic design, event planning, community outreach, financial reporting, managing receptions, etc.
  • Keep in touch with other gallery members via Facebook (private group), Google Calendar, emails, polls, etc.
  • Contribute new/fresh work at a minimum every three months. The gallery aims to have all new work on a quarterly basis and rotate work each month to keep a fresh look.
  • Supply digital images and text content for marketing purposes in a timely manner
  • Create labels for new work following gallery format