Monthly rent is:
Full Membership: $80 + Two 6 hour shifts per month
Half Membership: $130 + One 6 hour shift per month
Non-working Membership: $180 and no shifts required
All members receive 85% of the sales of their work. There is no other compensation.
Rent should be mailed to the gallery by the 20th of the month.
There is a $100 non-refundable joining fee, due with the first month’s rent and due before your work can be displayed in the gallery.
New or returning membership requires a minimum six-month commitment. After the initial six-month commitment, you may resign in good standing with one month's advance notice to the Board.
Gallery Fifty-Five carries general liability insurance and takes reasonable care in handling of all artwork, but each artist is responsible for insuring their own artwork. The gallery is not responsible for damage, theft or other loss of artwork or other personal property.
Artist agrees to read and abide by the Gallery Fifty-Five Policies and Procedures, as may be modified from time to time. (Current copies will be available at the gallery).
Two-dimensional work is entitled to equitable wall space, proportional to the number of members with two-dimensional work. Three-dimensional work is entitled to equitable floor or shelf space proportional to the number of members with three-dimensional work.
To keep the gallery dynamic, artists are required to change out approximately 1/3 new work each month. Art locations are rotated within the gallery on a regular basis.
Two-dimensional work must hang by a wire securely strung on D-rings or screw-eyes. The wire should be semi-taut to allow for ease of hanging but not so loose or high that the hook on the wall shows above the edge of the art. Sawtooth hangers are not allowed and other means of hanging are allowed only with express permission from the hanging committee. The quality of frames should be inspected for dings and separation before bringing into the gallery.
Joining a cooperative gallery is a commitment that requires your participation and the ability to serve reliably and regularly according to the membership level you have selected. There are no guarantees when it comes to sales of your art. Regard your membership as ownership in a business and your monthly fees as a fixed cost. We have a great location and your art will receive a lot of traffic. It is important to price your work correctly for the types of customers who visit the gallery. These customers are often on vacation and are looking for a memento of their trip or an item to decorate their vacation home.
There are benefits in membership beyond sales. When you become a part of our gallery, you will make contacts, gain information about artistic opportunities and be a part of a regional art community.
All work submitted to Gallery Fifty-Five must be your own original or high quality reproduction of your own artwork and does not violate copyright laws. The majority of 2D work that you display in the gallery cannot be reproductions unless your medium is photography. You must have any and all signed release forms for your work, if required (such as for recognizable people in photographs).
I certify that the above pieces are my work and my work alone. My work is of my own original design and not based on kits, patterns or templates by others. No pieces violate any copyright laws and I have obtained all proper release signatures as required by law. I agree to the work stipulations and terms above.