Art Submissions for the Virtual Gallery
Have this information ready before you start:
Title of artwork
Dimensions of artwork
Photos of up to 3 images per each piece of art – the first image will be your primary image in the main gallery
Shipping info -- choose one:
Local pickup/delivery only
Local pickup/deliver or shipping is available*
* Artist determines shipping method and cost.
Submissions Due Fri Jan 15th
Show runs Jan 21 through Apr 1
Submissions Due Fri Mar 26th
Show runs Apr 2 through Jun 17
Submissions Due Fri Jun 11th
Show runs Jun 18 through Sept 23
Submissions Due Fri Sept 17th
Show runs Sept 24 through Nov 18
Holiday Show: Submissions Due Fri Nov 12th, Show runs Nov 19 through Jan 14
Participation in our Virtual Galleries (VG) is completely optional, but encouraged. It is another opportunity to keep the gallery on the community radar AND show and sell your art year-round.
These procedures are new and will continue to be adjusted as specific situations arise.
If you submit new work to a VG show, you MAY hang it later in the physical gallery. The physical gallery shows must include work that is new to the physical gallery but it could have been included in the VG prior to the physical show. You may also show work in the physical gallery first, then move it to the VG later.
VG shows will have a maximum of 60-80 pieces – artists may submit up to five pieces depending on the number of participating artists. 11 artists submitted up to 5 pieces in our Holiday Show. If all members participate in the gallery, limit might drop to 4 pieces.
Artists should include at least 50% fresh pieces in new VG shows. For example, artists with 5 pieces in the Holiday Show may leave in 2 pieces and rotate in 3 fresh pieces. Or they may replace their entire show selection. This will keep the overall show current without putting too much pressure on the artists during the off-season. If you choose to keep artwork in the gallery, please let Jen Maffett know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Unsold pieces in completed shows will REMAIN available for sale on the artist’s individual store page and subject to VG commission terms until removed at the request of the artist. More to follow about plans for expanded individual Artist Pages including individual online stores.
Be sure that work that you have in our VG is NOT also contractually represented in another gallery, whether physical or virtual. Example: If Elizabeth has a piece physically on display in her Kennebunk gallery, she should NOT list it in (or she should remove it from) our VG.
Each artist is responsible for shipping or delivering their own artwork. Consider the cost and ease of shipping when submitting a piece. You will need to know the cost to ship when you upload the artwork. NOTE: Pieces that fit in a 9x12 padded flat rate priority envelope at $8.15 are ideal. Unframed work is fine for the VG. For more USPS Flat Rate shipping costs visit: https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail.htm#flatrate
What Happens When Something Sells?
Shelley Weber will be notified and will contact the artist. It is the artist's responsibility to ship as soon as possible. It is also good practice to send the buyer an email letting them know that the artwork has been shipped and also provide tracking information. USPS Flat Rate packages come with free tracking.
The artwork will be marked as SOLD or OUT of STOCK in the gallery. Please feel free to upload a new piece of art using the submission form. Drop an email to Jen Maffett to let her know it has been uploaded, please. (email@example.com).
We are trying a TIERED COMMISSION for Virtual Gallery Sales:
Items priced over $250 are subject to 70/30
Items priced under $250 are subject to 80/20
This will be discussed and voted on at our member meeting in January, but for now the Board, Winter Committee and Digital Media Committee agree on this approach.
Please contact Jennifer Maffett – she is happy to assist in any way to ensure that as many members as possible are able to easily participate in this opportunity!