Thank you for your interest in becoming an artist member! We are very excited about our new gallery and are now accepting applications for memberships. We are planning our first members show next month.
The Gallery is part of Art Accelerated, a not-for-profit (501(c)(3) organization governed by a Board of Directors. We have put on a number of pop-up art shows (short-term art exhibitions held in a nontraditional space like empty storefronts), open mic or mikes (live performance events including literary readings and music held in non-traditional venues such as bookstores, coffee and yogurt open to everyone who wishes to perform). We have partnered with 4H to provide after school and summer art programs school age children. We plan to start adult art programing in our new space.
The gallery is approximately 22 feet by 33 feet and is located at 1906 Third Street, downtown Tillamook. It will be run by one or two of the board members who have experience in putting on art exhibitions and selling work. We plan to have regular shows, change work frequently, and, sometime in the future, have juried shows using different curators. Works selected for exhibit will remain on display at the discretion of the gallery manager(s). The number of works selected will depend upon the membership type, the size of artwork and available space.
We are all volunteers. There are no paid staff in the organization. This means that all artist members are expected to perform various duties in running the gallery and to help pay expenses. The amount of expenses will vary with the membership level. (See types of membership Table on the next page.)
Artists Membership Benefits:
A place to show and sell art work
A place to learn about professional artist practices and the sales side of the business.
Provide a place to engage with other artists. Fellow artists can help you when you have questions and provide living examples of doing things.
Improve your sense of the local community
Inclusion in promotional and special events
Becoming a member of the gallery involves the following steps:
Submitting a completed application form and a copy of your exhibition resume and/or other items you wish to include (e.g. a short artist’s statement, brochures, reviews…)
Include a bio statement and resume (if you have one)
Arranging an interview with the Gallery screening committee
Bringing 2 or more examples of your original work in each medium you want to show at the Gallery. At least three pieces must be framed or presented as you would for an exhibition.