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Gift Gallery Submission

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The Art Center East Gift Gallery offers a curated selection of fine art and functional handmade goods by over 40 local and regional artists. Find: greeting cards, original paintings, prints, blown and fused glass pieces, jewelry, ceramics, textiles and much more. We have something for everyone and new inventory arrives monthly. All Gift Gallery sales benefit the artist as well as Art Center East, strengthening the role of art and working artists in our rural community.

Thinking about becoming a member? Peruse our collection of limited edition Membership Prints (one free with new or renewing Household memberships). All ACE members receive 10% off Gift Gallery purchases.

Our Gift Gallery attendants can also help you register for ACE classes, answer your questions, and show you around our facilities. The Gift Gallery is our hub of information sharing and community engagement - come in, say hi and have a look around! We look forward to seeing you.

The Gift Gallery is open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 12-4pm. The Gift Gallery is also open during all exhibit opening receptions and during public events held in the ACE building.

Entry Details

Application Deadlines:

Applications for the Gift Gallery are accepted year round.

What to Enter:

We are looking for works that exhibit originality, craftsmanship, imaginative use of materials, and aesthetic quality. A gift gallery committee will assess the overall suitability of artwork based on the images you submit. The gift gallery committee’s decisions are final.

Eligibility Requirements:

Artist ages 18 and up may apply to exhibit and sell in the Gift Gallery. Only original art and reproductions of your original art are eligible for display and sale.

Entry Photos:

All artists must submit good-quality images showing examples of each medium of art/category of art you will be selling. Images may be submitted electronically with the online application or printed photographs with the 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.

Selection Process

Gift Gallery Artists 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 artwork description and artist’s statement. The resume helps the committee understand the level of artistic development and commitment of the submitting artist. Applications which are incomplete will not be considered.

It is expected the work submitted for the Gift Gallery be of the same quality, medium and style as work submitted in the proposal. Artists who are accepted for a Co-Op Gallery exhibition will have a 1-year interval before their proposals are considered again. Artists are strongly encouraged to keep pricing consistent with websites and other sale sites. Art Center East will notify applicants of their acceptance status no later than two weeks after submission.

Note: Artist Membership

If you are accepted as a Gift Gallery Artist with Art Center East you will be encouraged to purchase an Artist Membership. Please visit this page for benefit details.

What to expect if accepted

Notification & Paperwork:

ACE will schedule a drop off the appointment for delivery of artworks.

ACE requires W9 form completion before payments can be distributed.

Artist will complete a gallery consignment contract.

Commission & Payment:

ACE retains a commission of 30% for ACE Artist member and 35% for Non-ACE members. Artist payments are sent on the seventh day of the following month of the sale.


Application

What is the product and medium that you sell?* (Please check all that apply.)
2-D Mixed Media: Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Two-dimensional mixed media should include more than one of the following: paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking or drawing, fabric or other found objects, and collages.3-D Mixed Media: Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Three-dimensional mixed media should include more than one of the following: claywork, fiber, glass, metal, wood or any other 3-D objects.Ceramics: Original, hand-crafted clay and porcelain. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.Digital Art: Includes any original work in which the original image was created and manipulated by the artist using the computer.Drawing/Pastel: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.Fiber: Artwork crafted from fibers, including embroidery, weaving, tapestry/leather and paper-making.Glass: Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln-formed or have been crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting. Work must be made primarily by the hands of the applying artist. Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.Jewelry: All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. Work must be primarily hand-fabricated by the artist.Metal: Includes all non-jewelry work crafted from metals.Painting: Original compositions on a flat surface created by the artist’s hand using oils, acrylics or watercolor.Photography: Limited-edition digital or film photographic prints made from the artist’s original image and processed by that artist digitally or using wet techniques, or under his or her direct supervision. Work must be printed on archival-quality paper and be properly signed and numbered as a limited edition.Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones or screens.Sculpture: Artists sculpting clay, metal, wood or stone should apply in that medium unless the work incorporates mixed materials (in which case it is 3D-Mixed Media) or media not included separately here. This category is only for work that does not fit into any other category.Wood: Original work in wood that is hand-tooled or machine worked by the artist.Stone: Original work in stone that is shaped by the artist, whether hand-tooled or machine worked.Edibles: Food items grown or produced by you with appropriate licensing & labeling (see Entry Requirements)Other

What is your product price range? (Please select all that apply)
$5-$10$15-30$40-$60$60-$85$100-$250

I understand by checking this box that I am 18 years of age or older.

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