Saturday, November 30, 2013

Rental-Sales Program and the Gift Gallery

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK) or (HAND DELIVERY) and (ONGOING)

March 1, 2014
September 1, 2014

Rental-Sales Program and the Gift Gallery
Salem Art Association

Bush Barn Art Center
Salem, Oregon

The Rental-Sales Program and the Gift Gallery of the Salem Art Association (SAA) are consignment venues at the Bush Barn Art Center for regional artists to display, rent and sell their work. Art rentals and sales support both the artists and SAA’s educational programs. For these venues, saleability is a top priority, creative approaches are always valued, and superior craftsmanship is a necessity. Our clientele shops in the Gift Gallery year-round for fine art, fine craft, functional crafts and handmade gift items by Pacific Northwest artists. Many art sales are also made through our Rent-to-Buy program, which allows qualified customers the opportunity to rent work of art for three months, after which they may apply the rental fee to the purchase price with the artist receiving a commission on both. Additionally, we have a select number of corporate rental accounts.

The annual cycle of our Rental-Sales Program and Gift Gallery is divided into two exhibition seasons: Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter with a separate application process for each season. Artists who submit applications by March 1 will be considered for the Spring-Summer exhibition period and those who submit applications by September 1 will be considered for the Fall-Winter exhibition period. You must apply for each exhibition period, even if your artwork has been juried into the gallery previously.

To have your artwork considered for the upcoming exhibition season, please mail or hand deliver four digital images of recent work (created within the last year), saved to CD and enclosed with the following:
• Completed application form (see page 3)
• Up-to-date resume, CV and/or bio (include all recent awards, exhibits, grants, etc.)
• Artist statement (a detailed description explaining how, why, when and where you create your art)
• A self-addressed stamped envelope (if you want your CD returned to you)

Digital files must be submitted on a PC-platform CD. Please do not e-mail submissions. JPEG files with a resolution of 300 dpi and a file size of approximately 2-5MB are ideal. Please do not submit slide shows, flash files or website links. Label digital files with a number that corresponds with the number on the application form, your last name and the art title. Label the CD with your name, phone, email and “Gift Gallery/Sales-Rental.” Note: The quality of your images may directly influence your jury scores.

All applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to: Gift Gallery/Sales-Rental, Salem Art Association, 600 Mission Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302 and received by the submission deadlines: March 1 and September 1 at 5 pm.

Download Application/Prospectus:

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Bush Barn Art Center
600 Mission Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97302