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Exhibit in Olney!

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Exhibit With Us

 

The beachKraft Gallery of Olney is offering exhibition space for artists to enrich our community through the visual arts. We host art events, art classes and community gatherings within our exhibition space. We are also a working artist studio, gift shop and custom tattoo studio. We invite artists and art groups to exhibit as part of our artistic adventure!

 

About the Exhibition Space

The beachKraft Gallery welcomes a wide array of art forms and styles from the traditional to neo-contemporary, and all types and levels of experience. Our space has a semi-industrial feel, including our tattoo studio which serves as an installation depicting our beachKraft airplane.

Solo artist exhibitions will typically be held in the front area of Unit N. The artist will have the 9’9” wide x 7’ high wall space closest to entry and best situated to showcase their work. Additional wall space in the sitting area, approximately 9’ wide x 5’ high may be used to distribute works in the most aesthetic arrangement.

Group exhibitions may be held in the entirety of Unit N, which includes the front gallery as described above for solo exhibitions, and also 3 additional wall spaces, each 7’ in height. These are the main wall - 14’10” wide, secondary wall – 11’7”, and back wall – 6’10”.

Sculpture may be displayed on plinths or the existing shelving in the front gallery.

Installation spaces will be pre-approved by the gallery depending upon space available and compatibility with the gallery environment.

 

Submissions

Artists should submit 3-5 examples of the work they plan to exhibit. Artwork should display your best skill and craftsmanship with the media used. Artists may submit digital files via e-mail at thebeachkraft@gmail.com or bring original work to the gallery in person. Please be sure your photos are clear, well lit and sized to appropriate ppi for review.

 

Please include the following with your submission:

  1. Contact Info
    - Name, Name DBA if appropriate, address, phone, email
    - Include your website and social media if available

  2. Biography
    - In paragraph form, Please include awards, exhibitions, prominent collections, and other pertinent information such as featured articles in publications etc.

  3. Photographs of Artwork – 3-5
    - Please include title, medium, size and retail price

  4. Listings Of:
    -Galleries where your work is shown
    -Shows, Art Sales, and Exhibitions where your work is sold

  5. Supporting Material
    -Marketing media such as brochures and catalogues featuring your work, if available

Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis in the order they arrive. All submissions will receive a timely reply to the best of our ability

 

Exhibition

Works should be appropriately framed or gallery wrapped for presentation. Hanging apparatus such as wire, D-rings, picture hooks or sawtooth hangers are recommended, however, we will hang stretched canvas works “by the bar” if the artist requests.

The artist or group representative is responsible for delivery of work to the gallery prior to the exhibit, and pick-up of work upon completion of exhibit.

Artists my schedule a corresponding event such as a reception for the exhibit. Artists are responsible for catering and/or refreshment for events and any additional decoration or display necessary for the event.

Artists are encouraged to provide a statement to be displayed alongside the work and business cards or other promotional material to be distributed at the gallery. Artists should promote their exhibition through social media, postcards, flyers, etc.

The gallery will post an exhibition event announcement on our website and social media channels.

At the artist’s request, we will post work exhibited for the event in our online store for the duration of the exhibit. The artist must provide clear, “camera ready” digital files of the work to be posted, and documentation of any additional information about the work to be posted. Artist will be responsible for  2.9% of the transaction amount + 0.30 USD on any online sale from our e-commerce site in addition to the Gallery’s 40% commission. Artist will also be responsible for any shipping charges incurred for shipping and handling of online sales.

Please see the attached Artist/Gallery contract for additional information regarding exhibition.

Let’s Work Together

18200 Georgia Ave.

Unit O+N

Olney, MD 20832

Tel: 240-608-2124

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