1018 Main Street

Redwood City, CA 94063

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Jurying Requirements

  • Five pieces of current work (produced within the last two years) in each medium.

  • A brief Artist Statement discussing your artwork, what it is about and the technique used  

  • Photographs of five to ten additional pieces of your art

  • 2-dimensional work must be presented framed, ready to hang and able to be handled by two people. We appreciate modern simple frames in a neutral tone or black or white.

  • 3-dimensional work must be light enough to be lifted and carried by 2 people.

  • Pieces that require power, water, gas, etc. cannot be considered.

  • There is no fee to submit your work for jurying when you apply.

 

What we are looking for

  • Competence in medium

  • Mature, or has potential, in artistic merit

  • Professional in the presentation

  • A cohesive body of work 

 

We are looking for what is known as a "body of work."  This means that we need to see five related pieces of art with a consistent, cohesive style and a clear artistic vision. Since we are a co-op gallery and group exhibitions must consist of artworks that go well together, we will consider how the work is presented.  Frames should be simple and in neutral tones with wires for hanging. Museum-wrap canvases are acceptable.

 

The Main Gallery Benefits

  • Access to a vibrant artistic community.

  • The option to schedule a solo show in the main gallery.

  • At least one piece of your work displayed each month.

  • Wide-reaching listings and ads on multiple platforms.

  • Interaction with a community of successful mid-career artists.

  • Sales commission of 35% rather than the 50% as in commercial galleries

  • The credit card Square fees are paid by the gallery. 

 

The Main Gallery Member Requirements

  • Initial fee of $330 ($100 initiation + $110 last month dues + $20 key deposit) .

  • Monthly dues of $110.

  • Staff the gallery one day per month, or pay someone else to staff for you.

  • Join a TMG team (Installation, Marketing, Finance) and contribute 5-10 hrs/month.

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