Exhibit Submission

Board & Staff

About our Main Gallery Space

The Art Center East Main Gallery is the only international fine art exhibit space in Union County. It is a community supported gallery, funded by Art Center East memberships and private donors. Exhibiting artists of all mediums are juried by the Gallery Committee in order to show their work in the Main Gallery. Exhibits typically run for 2 months.

The Main Gallery also hosts a selection of annual group exhibits, including:

Art Center East Galleries are open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 12-4pm. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

What to Enter

Art Center East (ACE) invites you to enter your artwork to become a Featured Artist.  Artists exhibiting nationally or internationally who are 18+ years old can submit an application for consideration. Artists may submit works in any artistic medium. Please note that ACE will not accept pieces that are older than three years. Have questions about whether your artwork is a good fit for Art Center East? Contact Darcy Dolge: [email protected] (541)624-2800.

Selection Process

Featured Artist exhibitions are determined by a Gallery Committee, comprised of artists working in a variety of mediums, art educators, and collectors, in conjunction with the Art Director. Submissions are reviewed from digital images of art and referenced by an accompanying inventory list submitted on this form. Submissions are also evaluated on the exhibition description and artist’s statement. The resume helps the committee understand the level of artistic development and commitment of the submitting artist/group. Applications which are incomplete will not be considered. It is expected the work submitted for the exhibition be of the same quality, medium, and style as work submitted in the proposal. Artists who are accepted for a Featured Artist exhibition will have a 2-year interval before their proposals are considered again. Artists are strongly encouraged to keep pricing consistent with websites and other sale sites.

Note: If you are accepted as a Featured Artist with Art Center East you will be required to purchase an Artist Membership. Please visit this page for benefit details.

Main Gallery Application

Board & Staff

About the ACE Co-op Gallery

The Art Center East Co-op Gallery features the work of non-juried community artists. As our “DIY” gallery, the Co-op Gallery gives local & regional artists the opportunity plan, hang, publicize their own show, host an opening reception, and sell their artwork. ACE is proud to offer this opportunity to any artist or group of artists 15-years of age or older, expanding our exhibit space and opening up exhibiting opportunities to a broader range of experience levels.

Artwork displayed in the Co-op Gallery show for 2 months and must be wall-mounted, as the floor space is used for movement classes. Past exhibits have included works by local painters, illustrators, and photographers, as well as installation works and group exhibits created for community-focused events and fundraisers.

Art Center East Galleries are open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 12-4pm. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Entry Details

Application Deadlines:

Applications for the Co-op Gallery are accepted year round.

Eligibility Requirements:

Artist ages 15 and up may apply to exhibit in the Co-Op Gallery once per calendar year. Only original art and reproductions of your original art are eligible for display and sale.

Disclaimer: Within the Co-op gallery there is no track lighting at this time. The Co-op Gallery space is well lit naturally. If at some point artists find donors to make track lighting financially feasible to install, please contact the art director darcy(a)artcentereast.org.

Entry Photos:

All artists must submit good-quality images showing examples of each medium of art / category of art you will be exhibiting. Images may be submitted electronically with online application, or printed photographs with mailed application. Label images with your name, medium, and estimated dimensions. If you are accepted, Art Center East may use your images in promotional materials.

Artist Reception:

Artist reception for the Co - Op Gallery is optional. If you select to hold a reception for your exhibit please schedule with Art Center East staff. Receptions will take place from 6-8pm. No sales of alcohol or food are permitted. Artists may bring food/alcohol to offer as a complimentary service. There is a $150 rental fee to hold a receptions, which includes the presence of a staff member to open and close the space, as well as run the ACE gift gallery.

Selection Process:

We are looking for works that exhibit originality, craftsmanship, imaginative use of materials, and aesthetic quality. ACE committee will assess the overall suitability of artwork based on the images you submit. The ACE gallery committee’s decisions are final. Art Center East will notify applicants of their acceptance status no later than two weeks after submission.

What to Expect if Accepted

Notification & Paperwork:

Artist will be notified via email of acceptance or denial.

ACE requires W9 form completion before payments can be distributed.

Artist will fill out a Co-Op Gallery contract & submit inventory forms.

Commission & Payment:

ACE retains a commision of 30% for ACE Artist member and 35% for Non ACE members for sales within the Co-Op Gallery. Artist payments are sent the seventh day of the following month of the sale.

Co-op Gallery Application