Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Society of Arts and Crafts: Retail Gallery


Retail Opportunity
The Society of Arts and Crafts

Retail Gallery
Boston, MA

The Society of Arts and Crafts has been at the forefront of the American craft movement, fostering the development, sales, recognition, and education of crafts for over one hundred years. Our highly committed founders developed standards of excellence in design and technical mastery for crafts that inspired the American Arts and Crafts Movement.

SAC's gallery is located in Boston's Back Bay in the gallery district on Newbury Street. The gallery occupies two floors, with a retail gallery on the first floor and an exhibition gallery on the second. Boston's only dedicated craft exhibition space features four exhibitions annually. An open and eclectic philosophy allows us to exhibit emerging and mature artists, introduce new craft forms, and embrace exhibitions that would not generally be considered in commercial venues.

Retail Gallery Jury Process
All work exhibited in the Retail Gallery at The Society of Arts and Crafts has been juried and is on consignment. Jurying takes place every 6 weeks (except in December & February). The Retail Gallery exhibits work in the following medias: ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber, and mixed media.

To apply please submit the following information by mail or email:
• Images of your artwork (CD with jpg images, photographs, email with attached jpgs, or a link to your website.
• Information describing all images including: artist's name, title, dimensions, materials, date of execution, retail price.
• Artist statement and/or bio.
• A list of galleries currently carrying your work.
• If you would like any of your materials returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Artists will be notified within 14 working days of the jury session. If accepted, the Retail Gallery Manager will contact the artist to discuss appropriate pieces for display.

SAC reserves the right of final review upon receipt of the work. Please note that no actual work may be submitted for review unless requested by the Retail Manager. No exceptions please.

Retail applications should be addressed to:
George Summers Jr.
SAC Retail Gallery Manager
The Society of Arts and Crafts
175 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Or emailed to:

Visit website: www.societyofcrafts.org/sell

SAC's Mission
The mission of The Society of Arts and Crafts is to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists, and by educating and promoting public appreciation of fine craftsmanship. To fulfill our mission, SAC sponsors exhibitions, the Artist Awards Programs, and educational programming. We also promote the work of over 400 craft artists in both our galleries on an ongoing basis.