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Guest Artist of the Month

 

Traditionally, during the winter months, the Goderich CoOp Gallery has offered our Guest Artist wall for community outreach projects, giving a variety of community groups a venue to share their missions and accomplishments with the public. This year, we are offering our space in a slightly different manner. One of our members, Laura Browne, is a retired art teacher, and she continues to be interested in helping young people express themselves, and learn about art at the same time. Laura has invited teachers of local grades 4 and 5 children to spend some of their art classes this winter at the gallery.
 
The plan is to encourage the students to feel comfortable in the gallery, to learn what they like, and to feel free to chat about art. What is it they like, or dislike....the colours? the design? the subject? how do they see art in their daily lives? The plan is to introduce them to an art gallery, do a walkabout of the gallery looking at the art, learning about colour, composition, technique, while feeling free to comment, and choose their favourites. Then, using dry media, such as pastels, pencils, crayons and paper, the children will have an opportunity to make their own drawing/painting of their favourite art, or style of art. After all the classes have visited, the children’s art will be mounted on Bristol board, hung on our guest artist wall, and we will have a reception for the children to share the gallery and their art with their friends, family, and gallery visitors.
 
Perhaps your visit to the gallery at some point during the early winter will overlap a day when the children are hard at work, it should prove to be an interesting experience. The Goderich CoOp Gallery members believe that this is a very important function for a gallery, to give young children the opportunity to be introduced to art, to feel welcome and comfortable visiting an art gallery, so that it becomes a normal occurrence to include art in their lives.
 
We are also issuing a reminder to all local artists...it’s that time....Exposure time....time to get out your paints, your brushes, your cameras, your stitchery, your sculpture...whatever your medium, it’s time to start work. Move that art out of storage, get your artistic juices flowing, if your art needs framing....Elizabeth is offering a framing discount for art being entered for Exposure 2019. Time...to get busy, no excuses, we will be calling for your submissions in about 10 weeks, you have lots of time. Don’t forget, it will soon be time to...Expose Your Art! 
 
The Goderich CoOp Gallery will begin winter hours January 2, 2019; we will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to Friday.
 
 
 
Guest Artist Information
 

Thank you for your interest in being a guest artist.  I am attaching the form that you would need to fill out. As well, to finalize acceptance, we would require at least two high quality photos of your work and a short bio, these can be sent as an email.  There is a cost associated with being a guest artist. This provides you with the space for one month, an opening reception and advertising in local papers. Our members staff the gallery, so your attendance is required only at the opening, after that, you are, of course, welcome at any time and we would love to see you there as often as you can make it in. While we will do advertising for your opening, you are strongly encouraged to do your part to promote your event. So get out there and invite all the clients, friends and relatives that you can.  The costs varies with the month as follows: May $150, June $200, July and August $250, September to November $200, December $150. Payment is due at the time that you bring your work in for hanging (sometime during the last week before your month begins).

 

Our hanging committee takes care of hanging your work. You are required to make certain that all of your pieces have gallery style wire and hooks. No other form of hanging system will be accepted. If in doubt, please contact the gallery prior to bringing your work in for hanging.

 

Additional to the above costs, the gallery retains a 20% commission on all sales.

 

Guest Artist’s Agreement for the Use of the “Feature Wall”

 

1. The Goderich C0-Op members agree to allow a selected guest artist to make use of the “Feature Wall” for the purpose of  display for the period of one month.

 

2. Rental cost will vary depending on the chosen month as follows:

May $150, June $200, July and August $250, September to November $200, December $150. Payment is due at the time that you bring your work in for hanging (sometime during the last week before your month begins).

 

3. There is no restriction to the number of works displayed. However, the presentation style must be complimentary to the general appearance of the gallery. The Goderich Co-Op Gallery members retain the right of refusal if the display is deemed unsatisfactory in appearance.

 

4. The guest artist agrees to take full responsibility for his/her own work. The gallery does not assume responsibility for damages and does not insure the work.

 

5. The gallery will carry normal levels of tenants and premises liability insurance.

 

6. The guest artist agrees to provide proper gallery style hooks and wires for all two dimensional works.

 

7. If tables or other special display cases are required the artist must inform the hanging committee prior to the date of hanging.

 

8. All sales are subject to 20% commission. If a credit card is used for the purchase an additional 2.5% charge is applied.

 

9. If, an opening reception is requested by the artist, he/she is required to be present during the event.

 

10. The Gallery agrees to publicize the exhibit and its opening in the course of its normal promotional activity; media releases, information items in media columns, posters, etc. A gallery representative will be touch to obtain all of the artist’s relevant information for promotional purposes.

 

11. Arrangements for the removal of this exhibition must be made prior to the closing of the show.

 

Exhibition Information:

 

Exhibition Start Date: _________________ Completion Date: ____________­_______

Name: __________________________________________________________________________

Address and postal code: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone number: ________________________________________________________________

Email address:

__________________________________________________________________________

I, the guest artist for the month of ___________________, agree to all of the above terms.

Signature: ______________________________________________________________________

 

 

Artist’s checklist:

 

All promotional information such as biographies and high quality photos of your work are given to the gallery representative.

 

All two dimensional pieces are ready for the hanging committee with proper gallery quality hanging wires and hooks.

 

You have confirmed with the representative your wishes regarding an opening event. If you have chosen to have an opening, you agree to be present during that event.

 

You have made every effort on your part to self promote your exhibition.

 

You have made your payment to the gallery of your fees.

 

You have made arrangements for the dismantling of your exhibit at the end of your time.