PCAC DISPLAY GUIDELINES JUNE 2014
The display in our gallery will change approximately every 30 days. The date, day of the week and time will be noted at the monthly meeting and in the Art-I-Facts. Some months there is just a Regular Display of member’s artwork but in some months there are Competitive Shows. The guidelines for competitive shows are different than for Regular Displays.
2. REGULAR MONTHLY DISPLAYS
a) All active Art Guild members have the privilege to both display and to enter shows. Active Art Guild members pay dues, attend meetings and work on Guild committees and/or projects, which entitles them to display and enter shows
b) All artists must sign a waver for permission to use their work before displaying in the gallery.
c) Artwork may remain on display up to 3 months. Any object that has been on display for 3 months must be removed. It is up to the artists to make arrangements to cover this situation if they are not available to personally pick up their art.
d) All framed work must be original with the price clearly stated. All art pieces must be for sale.
e) By submitting work for display, artist warrants the work does not violate the copyright of any other individual or entity.
f) The display committee is responsible for hanging art on the specified day (usually art will be hung on the first Friday of the month from 9am to11am) each month and labeling each piece. No one should attempt to hang or display work at any time unless it is to replace a sold item.
a) Artist will bring their artwork in on the first Thursday from 2-4 pm for TAKE IN/ TAKE OUT of every month unless notified by an exhibits coordinator. All artwork will be received by the exhibits committee during check in process for adherence to display guidelines.
b) Artwork will be accepted or not at time of check in. If any committee member has doubts , the Exhibits Coordinators will make the final decision in “a positive manner”
c) All work in the galleries shall be recorded in the Display Log where each artist has an Inventory Sheet.
d) The artist shall bring in their works and enter the assigned ID number (the month, year and item number), type (painting, photo, jewelry, pottery, etc.), medium and the artist’s price which includes 20% AG commission and sales tax for each piece. (The item number continuously increments for the year starting at the Fall show in October) It is the responsibility of each artist to log their own pieces in the display Log unless other arrangements have been made with a fellow member.
e) The artist shall stick a label on each item with the Artist’s ID number, month and year, item number.
2.3. ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
a) Members will be limited to 3 items, only one of the 3 items can be 72 linear inches. (top and one side)
b) All paintings must be on a full WIRE to be hung and be suitably framed or finished; example, painted wrap around canvas are acceptable. No tooth hangers nor partial wires will be accepted.
c) Artwork that requires glass larger than 22x28 MUST be framed with Plexiglas .
d) Maximum weight of any piece will be 35 lbs.
e) Wrapped canvas will be completely wrapped and painted, showing no staples or adhesives . Objects made in a class under supervision are not eligible for display.
f) 3D items will be limited to 3 – 5 pieces per artist depending on space available.
g) The number of jewelry showcase items will be limited by the space available.
h) The final decision will rest with the committee.
a) When an object is sold, a red dot & (SOLD Awaiting Replacement) will be placed in the empty space. The artist will be notified of the sale and can replace that item, if approved by exhibits coordinato,. with another piece of his work within 5 days. The replacement item should be entered in the display log and your sheet placed in the display changes box above the desk in the library in order for a new card to be printed. New display cards are printed on Wednesdays All items sold or removed from the Gallery must be noted in the Display Log by the artist. with date sold or removed.
b) Any object that has been on display for 3 months must be removed. It is up to the artist to personally pick up their art piece or to make arrangements to cover this situation if they are not available.
c) The Art Guild will take a 20% commission from all work sold including cards. The price you put on the sticker must reflect your price, plus 20% commission and 10% tax
2.5. DISPLAY RACKS:
a) A display rack may be provided for unframed shrink-wrapped ORIGINAL work. An artist may have up to 5 individual pieces for display in the rack at the same time. Work that has been in the rack for 3 months will need to be removed or replaced. The art must be logged on your inventory sheet in the Display Log. Leave your updated inventory sheet in the middle slot of the black file organizer on the desk, marked "Display Changes." The artist shall stick a label on each item with the Artist’s ID number, month and year, item number. The price you put on the sticker must reflect your price, plus 20% commission and 10% tax.
b) A display rack will also be provided for unframed prints. notecards and small art pieces. An Artist can have up to 4 different pieces in the display rack at one time. These must be shrink wrapped, or in glassine, or clear plastic envelopes with a gallery sticker that clearly identifies the item and the name of the artist. These items do not require to be logged into the Inventory Sheet. These items are subject to the 3-month limit. Should an item sell, the artist can replace that item with another of the same or different subject.
2.6. REMOVAL OF ITEMS FROM GALLERY
On your inventory sheet in the Display Log ( top of desk in library) write “removed” in the last column. Date and initial your entry. Remove your inventory sheet from the display log. Place it in the slot marked “Display Changes” in the stacked organizer file on the office desk in the library. Remove display card from the wall. Items removed before end of exhibit date must be approved by the Exhibits coordinator and Event chair.
3. COMPETITIVE SHOWS
a) The Regular Display Regulations, Procedures and Requirements will apply to all shows unless the show entry form indicates otherwise.
b) The Exhibit Coordinator must approve any exceptions to the Regular Display Regulation, Procedures and Requirements.
c) No work previously displayed in a judged show at the PCAC may be entered in another judged show at the PCAC.
d) Work entered in Spring or Fall Shows must have been painted within the past 24 months.
e) If a judge requires an assistant to record comments it should be a non-exhibiting member who should refrain from any comment other than to answer technical questions.