If you are an artist wishing us to consider representing you, please note that at present we are not accepting submissions of any kind until 5 January 2018. This is because our current focus is on our customers during the Christmas/New Year period. After 5 January 2018 our usual submissions guidelines will apply, which are as follows:
Thank you for your interest in our submissions procedure. Submissions to us by new artists are dealt with solely by our consultant and he is not involved in the day-to-day running of the gallery. Therefore please do not make unsolicited personal visits to our gallery with examples of your work because our consultant will not be present and our counter staff are not authorised to deal with submissions; their time during opening hours is devoted to the needs of our customers. Further, please note that at present we are not looking for new sources of cards, jewellery, glassware or craft items. If you are a photographer we would refer you to our photo contest which can be found via the “Photographic Competition” tab on our home page. We are very much on the lookout for new ceramicists. We are also interested in new artists although the opportunities here are more limited. If you are a ceramacist, or an artist and/or printmaker, we would be grateful if you could email six images of your work (as attachments) to this address:
Please state “Submission” as your subject line. All submissions will be given reasonable consideration by our consultant and will receive a personal response from us within 14 days. We will arrange a mutually convenient appointment if we wish to meet with you. Please read the guidelines below, and email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Regarding your submission, in some circumstances we may offer a traditional “sale or return” arrangement but this will depend upon how excited we are about the submission and the potential for sales. With a standard “sale or return” arrangement we will display the artwork free of any wall/space rental cost to the artist but we will charge a 45% commission on the gallery price of any artwork sold and we would also require exclusivity within a four mile radius of the TR18 postcode.
Otherwise, submissions to us will fall within the Art and Photography Co-Funding Scheme. This system, in brief, is a contribution-based process where we ask the artist to pay a small proportion of our overheads and, in return, should we sell an artwork then we will only charge a 33% commission and we will rebate some rent to the artist; in addition we may take a more flexible approach in terms of exclusivity. For the full terms and conditions, and for an example of the agreement the artist will be asked to sign, please click this link:
This is the agreement applying to an artist requiring exhibition wall space of area 20 inches x 20 inches; there will be slight variations for artists requiring a larger exhibition space.
Subject to our accepting your submission and agreeing the specifics in terms of rental price and the required area of exhibition space, by submitting your work to us as above you are deemed to have agreed to our said terms and conditions.
Thank you once again for your interest.