Gallery Artist FAQ

  • Where can I apply to participate in the gallery?
    • You can apply to our galleries by using our contact page to submit a request, or you can email us directly at marissa@theartistlodge.com to apply. All of our galleries are juried, so please include links to your online portfolio, Instagram, and any other site that you use to post your work.
  • How much does it cost to participate in the gallery?
    • The gallery entry fee is only $15 an artist.
    • In 2019, the gallery entry fee will be raised to $20.
  • If I’m accepted to the gallery, does that mean I’m also accepted as a vendor
    • No, the gallery and vendor applications and acceptances are completely separate and have different contracts. However, it is entirely possible to be both a vendor and a gallery artist at the same show. Just make sure you fill out the correct applications. We will contact you directly with your vendor acceptance, and if you’re accepted as a gallery artist we will directly send you the contract for that gallery.
  • If I’m also vending at the event, can I sell prints of my gallery piece at my booth?
    • No, you can not. The piece and the prints that you create for the gallery must remain exclusive to the gallery for the evening.
  • Can I collaborate with another artist on a piece of artwork?
    • Of course! All artists will be required to go through the jurying process, and all will need to fill out individual contracts. Please also make sure that you include all collaborators on the Art Card Form when you turn it in (you will receive this if you are accepted as a gallery artist). You and your collaborative artists will be sent one payment if you sell anything, and you will be responsible for splitting it amongst yourselves.
  • Does the gallery take a commission
    • The gallery takes a 30% commission on all sales.
  • Can I submit prints to the gallery? How should they be packaged?
    • Yes, you can submit up to 10 reproduction prints per piece to the gallery that will be sold separately from the original framed piece that is included on the gallery walls. All prints should be be bagged and boarded. All prints should also include your business card in the bag, and be correctly price marked. Any prints that do not have price marks will not be sold. If you submit more than 10 prints, the gallery will keep 100% of the profits from any sales of print 11 and up. Prints must be submitted when you turn in your artwork.
    • Please note that the Ornamental Oddities gallery in December does not have the option for reproduction pieces, and we will only be selling original works of art.
  • How far in advance of the event do you need the artwork?
    • There will be a four-week period of time leading up to the show during which you can drop off artwork. You can either ship the artwork to us, or you can drop it off at a location that will be disclosed to you if you’re accepted to participate in the gallery. We will not accept artwork the week of the show. If you miss the deadlines for artwork submissions, or if your shipped work does not reach us before the deadline, your work will not be included in the exhibition.
  • How many pieces can I submit to each show?
    • Each entry fee will cover you for up to three framed pieces a show. The entry fee will cover you for up to five pieces at our Ornamental Oddities gallery that is held at every Holiday Artist Lodge event in December.
  • Are there size restrictions on the pieces that I submit?
    • Unframed artwork may not exceed 9×12″ in size. If your piece will be slightly larger in any direction, please contact the gallery via email to discuss this, as we may be able to accommodate slightly larger artwork. The frame of your piece may exceed 9×12,” but please be reasonable. Do not frame a 4×6″ piece in an 18×24″ frame. Any frames and matting that are deemed over-excessive in size will not be included in the gallery.
  • What is the price cap on artwork?
    • The price cap on original traditionally created artwork is $100. The price cap on digitally created artwork is $50. You can price your reproduction prints as you see fit, but please notE that most attendees will not pay more than $15 for an 8.5×11″ print.
    • In 2019 the price cap on original artwork will be raised to $120 and the price cap on digital artwork will be raised to $60.
  • Do I have to sell the pieces I create?
    • No, you do not have to sell the pieces you create. You will have the option to let us know whether or not you’d like to sell your piece before the gallery takes place.
  • Does this have to be the first time the piece has been shown?
    • We would prefer that you create new artwork for the show instead of recycling artwork from previous shows with certain themes. However, in certain circumstances we will accept previously shown artwork. We will not accept artwork that was created for previous Fan*Alley or Artist Lodge galleries.
  • How do you want the work framed?
    • The work should be neatly framed in a frame that has a smooth (non textured, non velvet) backing that we can attach command strips to. The frame edges should be at least an inch wide. Please do not submit work in excessively heavy frames, as they may fall off the wall. We will not accept frames with sawtooth hangers or wires unless the frame has been modified to accept command strips. We will not accept plastic or glass floating frames. If your frame has a stand in the back that allows you to set it upright on tabletops, it must be able to lay flat and flush within the frame and it can’t extend out farther than the back of the frame.
  • How do you hang the work?
    • We hang the framed pieces on wooden gallery walls that we have build and carpeted. We use 3M Command Strips to stick the frames to the wall. All participating artists will be asked to submit enough 3M Command Strips (velcro, hook and loop system like this) to support the weight of their pieces when they drop off their work. If you do not submit command strips, you will be charged for the amount of strips needed for your piece.
  • How do I get paid?
    • You will be paid out via PayPal 7-14 business days after the gallery closes. Each artist that made a sale at the gallery will receive a detailed receipt via email with their sales breakdown.
  • Can I submit 3D work?
    • Yes! We highly encourage artists to submit 3D work. We have pedestals to accommodate these pieces in our show.
  • Can I submit reproductions of 3D work to sell like the prints?
    • Yes! If you work in a manner that will allow you to sell reproductions of your original 3D piece, you are welcome to submit up to 10 reproductions of each piece, excluding anything created for the December Ornamental Oddities gallery.
  • When do I get my artwork back?
    • If you do not pick up your leftover artwork the evening of the show, you can arrange a pick-up similar to the drop-off. Either you will have your work shipped back to you (you are responsible for the cost of shipping), or you can arrange a pick-up with the gallery from a location that will be disclosed if you’re accepted to participate.
  • How can I have my own solo gallery with The Artist Lodge?
    • Yes. Starting in 2020 we will begin accepting Featured Artists for each show. A featured artist is a creative person that we choose (from an application, which is still in the process of being put together) that will have the opportunity to have a solo gallery and a larger vendor space at an Artist Lodge event. For a flat fee that artist will be set up with a 6×12’ table space in the vending room to sell their work, and they will be given walls on which they can display a solo gallery show. The featured artist will also be included on all promotions created by The Artist Lodge to advertise the show.
    • The Artist Lodge will not take a commission from the featured artist’s gallery sales, and the artist will be responsible for creating their work, setting up their gallery and table area, hanging all of their work with proper labels, and handling all of their own sales over the course of the night.
    • The cost to be a featured artist is $150. This includes a $25 deposit that will be refunded to you after the show if you follow our regulations and take care of our gallery walls.
  • Can I volunteer to help work the gallery?
    • Yes! Please contact the gallery directly via email for volunteering opportunities. We are happy to sign off on forms for academic credit.