A Rental Sales Gallery renter has the first right to purchase a work over any other prospective purchasers. Payment in full is preferred and doesn’t require Museum membership, but the Gallery also sells artwork on monthly payment purchase contracts. 50% of previous rental payments will apply to the purchaser’s down payment. All renters/purchasers have the option of paying on this contract basis with monthly plans requiring PAM membership.
The Rental Sales Gallery insures all accepted artwork, from the time it enters the Gallery until 90 days after return notification to the artist. For this reason, the Gallery requires prompt attention to letters regarding the retrieval of artwork. Rental clients are responsible for art in their care and should consider insurance for the value.
Rental fees are based on a sliding scale according to the purchase prices established by Gallery artists. Generally, fees increase by $4 for every $100 of value, with a minimum fee of $40 for pieces valued at $299 and less. Artists receive 50% of rental fees. For pieces valued at $4,000.00 and more, fees increase more rapidly. Artists may obtain a copy of the Gallery’s pricing chart upon invitation to become a member of the Gallery.
Each Gallery artist determines the purchase prices upon which rental fees are based. If an artwork is sold, the artist receives 60% of the purchase price. Upon purchase of a rented work, all rental fees that have been paid to the artist for that work are deducted from the purchase price, up to and including the most current paid rental period. If an artist decides to change an artwork’s purchase price for any reason, the Gallery must be notified in writing or email.