JAG ART GALLERY ARTISTS’ GUIDELINES
Membership: All artists participating in the gallery must be paid members in good standing with the Julian Arts Guild.
Any non-JAG member will be required to join JAG as a part of their gallery participation.
Rotation: Gallery membership will be on a three-month rotating basis: November-January, February-April, May-July, and August through October. The only exception to this rotation is for the first group of artists displaying, who will receive the month of October 2017 for free.
Guarantee of Space: Space is not guaranteed for the gallery’s opening rotation, nor until full payment for the space is received. (See below.) In the interests of fairness and variety, gallery management will decide the initial rotating schedules via a blind drawing.
Artist Participation: The number of artists participating overall in the gallery will guide the rotation schedule. If, for example, there are six spaces and 18 hanging artists elect to participate initially, then three rotations will be completed, and these artists will again be eligible to participate in the fourth annual rotation. If there are 24 artists participating, they will complete a full one year of rotation. At the end of a year’s rotation, artist cycles will be re-established to achieve equity in display rotations. Same guidelines apply to artists displaying three-dimensional work.
Commitment: Beyond fulfilling their initial three-month commitment to the gallery, artists are under no obligation to renew their commitments.
Substitution: If an artist finds they are unable to complete their 3-month commitment to the gallery, they may ask another artist to substitute for them. The responsibility for finding a replacement is solely the artist’s, subject to gallery approval, and they will remain responsible for the rental fees for gallery space and gallery obligations such as store sitting.
Space Assignment: The gallery will assign artists designated space within the gallery. Spaces will be rotated on the same basis as gallery commitments, with emphasis on fairness.
Space Sharing: If an artist wishes to share their allotted space with another artist, they may do so, again subject to gallery approval. The artist signing the rental contract remains responsible for ensuring that all gallery fees and obligations are fulfilled.
Hanging Responsibility: Artists are responsible for displaying their own work in their allotted space and ensuring that art is replaced, refreshed and removed as needed.
Gallery Sitting Responsibility: All artists on display are responsible to work in the gallery on a scheduled basis, which will be based on gallery need (approximately 10-15 hours per month). Artists will work out a volunteer gallery sitting schedule with the gallery committee. Artists may designate their own representatives to sit for them, but their time slots must be filled.
Selection/Jurying of Art: Artwork will not be juried at this time, but the gallery asks that all work displayed be appropriate and in good condition, and reserves the right to ask for removal of work not meeting gallery standards.
Common Sales Area: There will be a “common area” where all participating artists may display cards/small trinkets for sale at no additional charges from those listed below. The gallery reserves the right to limit the number/ size of items.
Liability/Gallery Responsibility: The gallery is not responsible for any damage to or loss of any art on display. It is recommended that artists check with their own insurance companies for coverage details.
Gallery Rental Fees: There are two different classifications for artists participating: two-dimensional (wall-hanging) and three-dimensional (jewelry, statuary, gourds, woven art, etc.). Gallery rent pricing is $150 per 3-month rotation for two-dimensional work, and $75 per 3-month rotation for three-dimensional work. Full payment must be made before hanging art.
Gallery Commission: In addition, the gallery will receive a 20% commission on all art and gifts sold.