All 2D artwork must be durably framed and wired for hanging, with no sharp edges or protruding knobs, points, screws, etc. Works should be no larger than 6’ x 7’, for transportation purposes. It is suggested that flat D-Ring picture hangers be used on the sides. Prints and watercolors should be covered by glass or plexiglass. However, we will not accept pieces with glass larger than 32″ on both sides, unless with the specific agreement of the Gallery Manager.
When using metal frames with glass, please use protective tape at the corners of the glass to prevent corner cracking. For fragile surfaces without glass, frames should project at least 1/4″ beyond the face of the artwork so pieces can be stored without damage. It is suggested that artworks not be of unreasonable weight for average installation situations. Wraparound canvases are acceptable with the artist’s consent and understanding of our storage limitations.
Artists submitting diptychs and triptychs may not submit a piece with an overall width greater than 9 feet. When submitting these, only one title and price should be listed for the whole group. Artists that wish to sell one section of a diptych or triptych separately must indicate this on his/her artist agreement. Titles and prices for single sections will only be referred to on the artist agreement, not on title cards. Gallery staff will refer to the artist agreement when responding to client inquiries.
The Gallery also accepts 3D artwork, including, but not limited to pieces made from ceramics, wood, glass, metal and stone. When submitting works, please ensure to include all three sizes (height, width, depth) in the information you provide. With larger pieces made from heavier materials such as metal or stone, or fragile materials such as ceramics or glass, please ensure to indicate this when submitting wherever possible.
Label the back of each piece with your name and the work’s title, medium, and dimensions including its frame (height x width). The Gallery places identifying labels on the right lower corner of the back of artworks; please do not label work in that area. Masonite and wood panels can be heavy and difficult to label, so please keep works light or refrain from using them.
Accepted artwork that has not sold or rented in over six months will be evaluated for return to you. Once notified to retrieve, artwork must be picked up within 90 days after notification, unless other arrangements are made. Gallery insurance does not cover this work 90 days after notification has been sent, and we will retain the right to remove or use the artwork to make room for other works.
For consideration of inclusion on the Gallery’s artist roster, artists must:
- be a resident of Oregon or Washington State
- have furnished an artist’s biographical data form (application) or
- have received an invitation to submit work to the Gallery
The Art Selection Committee of the Rental Sales Gallery determines which artists shall be invited to submit work to the Gallery and which works shall be accepted. The Gallery expects new or recent work to be submitted, but artists may submit works previously entered but not accepted within reason. Please do not re-submit works that have previously been in the Gallery’s inventory.
All artwork in the Gallery’s inventory is juried, including replacement of works sold. If artwork is not accepted, artists may re-submit a new piece for ‘sold’ works, but not for Gallery shows. All jury results are final.
The artist may bring work to the Gallery after receipt of an invitation, or to replace a sold piece within one year of its sale. The work should be delivered on days specified on the invitation or during regular business hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm), or at other times as designated. No artwork will be accepted on Sundays or Mondays unless absolutely necessary. Unaccepted work must be picked up within 30 days after artist notification, and after 90 days the Gallery is no longer liable for those works. Transportation of artwork to and from the Gallery is the responsibility of the artist.
If an artist removes an artwork for any reason, it may be returned to the Gallery only one time. If the artist removes artwork a second time, it may not be returned. The Gallery reserves the right to keep works for at least six months before any return request. A rental contract may not be interrupted for any reason.