Member & Merchandise Selection
Members will be selected through a jury process. A jury will review applications and submitted images and judge each applicant on the basis of quality of work relative to our criteria standards for each medium. Our goal is to select 25 to 30 initial members with consideration given to balance between saleability of work and fair representation of the various media categories. Limits will be set for each category in order to provide a diverse range of products for sale and a broad range of price points.
We the right to accept a certain number of commission products from non member artists to provide merchandise balance and additional revenues to help cover operating expenses.
Applicants should complete our online artist application and submit a minimum of three images representing the work they intend to display in the store.
Initial jurying will be completed within one week of the submission deadline with the goal of selecting 25 to 30 initial members
Artists will be notified via email. Accepted artists will be required to sign a six-month contract with a minimum of a three-month deposit.
Quality of Work
As our goal is to showcase the talents of our local artist community, the gallery’s focus will be on providing for sale original works of art and craft made by hand by individual artists and craftspeople residing in Vermont with primary emphasis on artisans working and living in the White River Valley area and Central Vermont. All work should be the original design of the artisan and the finished products should exhibit more than just technical proficiency, they should reflect the personal aesthetic and creativity of the creator.
Original clay and porcelain work, functional, decorative or sculptural
Work created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, etc. or from a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen/brush.
Wearable and non wearable All work crafted from fibers or leather including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and other artistic fabric-based work. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted.
Functional or decorative glass, hot and cold techniques. No molds or mass production permitted.
Jewelry must be of original design and made from precious and non-precious metals, gemstones, enamel, glass, fiber, clay or other materials. No mass-produced items permitted.
Original sculptural or decorative work made from metal. No commercial or mass produced items
Decorative and functional two and three dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of medium to produce.
Works created using such materials as oils, acrylics and watercolor, are in this category. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and limited editions. Works must be finished for presentation using archival materials. Unframed prints must be individually wrapped for bin display.
Photographic prints made from the artist's original image (e.g., film or digital) which have been processed by the artist or under their direct supervision. Work must be in editions, signed and numbered. Images must be printed/processed to archival standards and must be finished for presentation using archival materials. Unframed prints must be individually wrapped for bin display.
Techniques may include etching, engraving, lithography, serigraphy, or woodcuts. Printmaking: Prints must be in limited editions, signed and numbered. Works must be finished for presentation using archival materials. Unframed prints must be individually wrapped for bin display.
Original functional, sculptural or decorative works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.