Monday, January 10, 2011

Would you like to show at Gallery 839?

We're approaching the first anniversary of the opening of Gallery 839, our space set aside to show the artwork of our members outside of the world of animation.

We've just found out that the artist we had expected to be showing in February has had to drop out at the last minute. This leaves us with an opening for February, and so far none of the upcoming scheduled artists are available to fill it.

We've had some wonderful and popular shows at the Gallery, and a number of our members have profited by the experience. In fact, at least one piece has sold from every show we've put on. As a result, we have a number of members who have reserved monthly slots, so that much of the rest of 2011 is penciled in if not booked.

So if you're a member of the Animation Guild who's interested in showing in Gallery 839, or part of a group that would like to show, here's the deal:

To show at Gallery 839 you must be a member of the Animation Guild, either current or inactive. If you're part of a group of artists, as long as at least one member of the group is a Guild member we'll show the entire group.

If you take the February slot, the opening is set for February 4. All opening dates are set for the first Friday of the month except when there is a conflict with a holiday.

The Guild will publicize your show in the Peg-Board, on the e-mail list and the TAG Blog. You or your group are responsible for:

     * All other publicity

     * All other expenses, including the costs of an opening reception if you choose to have one

     * The Gallery will be open from 6 pm to 10 pm on opening night, and every consecutive Friday from 11 am to 2 pm. If you want the Gallery open at other times you will need to make arrangements with the office staff and be present when the Gallery is open.

There is no charge for showing at Gallery 839. You do not have to show work that is for sale; however, if you sell any artwork the Guild's commission is ten percent.

Send me an e-mail if you're interested, either in February or in a future slot. There's a short and simple contract for you to sign, and a set of guidelines, all of which can be e-mailed to you.

All bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis. The February slot has to be booked in the next few days or it will be canceled, but let me know even if you're just interested in a future opportunity.

And thanks to everyone for making Gallery 839 such a success.

-- Jeff Massie


Hitchcock Wannabe said...

I would love to take you up on the offer Steve, but I'm not a TAG member. Oh well...

PS: Does the blog do articles on foreign films, cause I would love to see one about Studio Ghibli's "The Borrowers" adaptation.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine is seriously interested, and should be contacting Jeff shortly if not already....Now paints full time.. Was 839 years ago..

Jeff Massie said...

I'm pleased to say we've gotten a LOT of responses, so Bob Foster and I decided that February would be a group show featuring one or two pieces each from the first twelve members who responded.

The February list is now closed, and there will be more on the blog as we near the opening date.

Meanwhile, if you're a member wanting to mount a solo show, or if you're part of an artists' group with at least one TAG member, contact me here. The list is currently full through summer 2012; however, that list will thin as artists drop out.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that filled up fast! We should do open group shows on a regular basis.

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