Gift Gallery Submission

Board & Staff

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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, take and make art kits 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 12-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm. 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 Gallery 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 that 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 not accepted into the Gift Gallery will have a 1-year interval before their applications 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.

What to expect if accepted

Notification & Paperwork:

  1. Artist will complete Gift Gallery Inventory Sheet.
  2. Artist will schedule artwork drop-off appointment with ACE.
  3. ACE requires W9 form completion before payments can be distributed.
  4. Artist will complete a gallery consignment contract.
  5. Artist must obtain at least a Solo Artist Membership upon signing the contract.

Commission & Payment:

ACE retains a commission of 30%. Artist payments are sent on the seventh day of the following month of the sale.