As the Klamath Art Gallery is a traditional non-profit art gallery, we need to protect the integrity of our showings until the show is really over. Our Mission: The last person who comes to see an exhibit during the last 15 minutes of the show should have the same experience as the first viewer during the opening reception. We also need to respect the artists and the volunteers who have put in hundreds of hours making each exhibit possible. According to our bylaws, our is "to stimulate and encourage the practice, study, and appreciation of the arts, in the public interest."
Artists have been instructed that they may not remove work early from this showing. If they do, they will be billed the entire commission as if the work has been sold during that month. All unsold work must stay until 3:30 PM the last day of the showing. The basic philosophy behind this request is that “Its not over, until its over! Artist’s lose sales and the gallery loses commissions. During April of 2006, two works were purchased during the last two hours of the last day of the showing.
If a work is sold during the month, the buyer has the option to take the work with them upon full payment, and the artist will be contacted for a replacement piece for the rest of the month.
Artists and buyers (who have left the work until the end of the month) are to pick up unsold work from 3;30 to 4:30 PM the last Sunday of the month, OR the following Monday from noon to 1 PM. Artists may pre-arrange for a family member or another gallery member to pick up work for them. DO NOT ASK TO REMOVE WORK EARLY for any reason before the exhibit closes at 3:30 PM on the last Sunday of the month. It is extremely unprofessional and it will jeopardize your status to show in the future. After 30 days the member will be reminded by phone or email, then again at 60 days another reminder will be made. Works left longer than 90 days become the property of the gallery to sell or dispose of as the Board of Directors sees fit.
Request to Buyers:
Special Size/Quantity Rules for Membership and Invitational Group Shows ONLY - for works that have to hang on a wall.
In order to insure that every member and every invitee is able to show 1 or 2 examples of their work in our gallery sponsored group showings. There is a limit of two works if they are under 24" x 36 inches measured from the external edges of the frame or a total of 864 square inches (external measurements) if they are an odd shape frame.
1 work up to 28" x 42" as measured to the external edges of the frame or a total of 1,176 square inches as measured by the external edges of the frame.
All works must have wire back hangers – no hooks or loops. NO exceptions. "Coloring Book" art is specifically excluded as it is not original art, except for small items in the gift shop.
If your membership is part of a GROUP membership such as “Weavers” Guild, your entire group comes under the two piece limit. You are of course, encouraged to buy an individual membership if you wish to hang two of your own works on the wall!
Paperwork: All members MUST fill out an inventory sheet and exhibit tags for each/every individual piece of work, including multiples of the same type of thing. NO work will be displayed without proper paperwork. NO exceptions. 15 bookmarks = 15 tags! The item number on the tags must match the item number on the inventory sheet. Every item must have its own distinct tag and number. The gallery numbering system is as follows:
Inventory Numbering System: THREE initials of your name, an actual item number, show code. (EXAMPLE: “Maggie Pricilla DoRight’s” inventory numbers for a May show would be MPD1May, MPD2May, etc. The Monthly Show Codes are: JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JULY, AUG, SEP, OCT, HOL, and “S” for sales gallery.
All work MUST be for sale for membership and group shows. Gallery commission on sales is 25% for members who are up-to-date on dues payment. Non-members may show in open invitational events as noted, but pay a 30% commission for all works sold.
Size/Quantity limitations table top arts and crafts in membership shows:
For arts and crafts that go on tables the quantity and size is at the discretion of the exhibit set-up crew and the exhibit manager.
Inventory and tag forms may be requested via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line FORMS, You will need to download and save them to your computer before printing. You may also pick up forms at the gallery in person within the last two weeks before a deadline.
Note: There are no size limitations for regular individual gallery exhibits, other than the size of the gallery. Members with large works are encouraged to apply for individual showings. Here is the link to an exhibit application: http://klamathartgallery.blogspot.com/p/exhibitor-application-2011-and-beyond.html