All Exhibitors must have a current membership!
Consignment sheets and labels are prepared in advance, therefore, one week prior to show change day you will need to submit the title, medium and price of your piece. One volunteer will number the incoming art and the artist will provide a list of the titles, medium and price to the volunteer at the desk to match the assigned numbers. Each artist will have their name printed and be asked to sign the consignment form release. Labels will be prepared and hung by the gallery.
The Gallery hangs your work for you. The artists are not part of the hanging process.
All artwork must be framed, or suitably prepared for public presentation.
All artwork must be framed, or suitably prepared for public presentation. Frames and matting must be in good condition. Appropriate hardware and wires are required. Clip framing and any work not properly prepared for display, will not be hung. Unframed canvasses with staples showing on the sides will not be hung. Wet paintings will not be accepted. Late entries will not be accepted. If too many articles are brought to the gallery and it is decided that attempting to show all the works would be detrimental to the overall display, artists will be asked to retrieve overflow pieces. Final decisions will be left to the show coordinator.
A press release of a least 3/4 of a page in length plus 6 photographs of work that will be in your show, must be emailed directly to the website manager at firstname.lastname@example.org . Make certain to include the reception / meet and greet date and the title for your show. If you are having a draw, you must discuss this with the coordinator. The exhibitor's letter has the due dates listed that need to be followed.
A show fee is collected to assist in funding the gallery promotions. This is not rent.
Posters will be made by the gallery and be available for pick up on the day you bring in your work. It is your responsibility to have them hung in the designated locations. You will be given a list of where they can be hung.
90% of the work on display must be for sale. The Gallery will receipt sales, and pay out the artist within four weeks of the end of the show, retaining a 30% commission.
All artists exhibiting are required to be a member of the Pearl Ellis Gallery and must comply with the policies of the Society.
Artwork is not to be removed before the end of the show. Show change day is now on Monday when the gallery is closed to the public. When the show is over please intial beside your work on the master Consignment sheet, when taking it from the gallery.
It is policy to have the exhibiting artist(s) in attendance as much as possible. Guest artists are not expected to do the book work, open the gallery or put out the sign; but as everyone is a volunteer, the guest artist can help out whenever possible. Guest artists are encouraged to bring artwork along and use the time to paint provided the medium is odour free. Please bring a drop sheet for the floor. The area for the guest artist to work is in front of the window facing the street at the end of the gallery. It is understood that this may not be a possibility with all groups and should not cause anyone any grief.
Everyone taking part in the show must read over and sign an acceptance form.