ARTIST SUBMISSIONS

For artists seeking gallery representation...

 

For Artists Seeking Representation by Gallery 31 Fine Art

The gallery welcomes artists to apply for representation. We believe that the artist-gallery relationship is a working partnership with mutual respect and trust as cornerstones to success. At present we are at full capacity.

Please read and follow the guidelines below to apply for representation.

1. Review the gallery website and become familiar with the gallery, our artists, and their work and price ranges. Assess whether you think your work would fit into this gallery's representational venue and add an unique element, complementing the works that are here.

2. If you feel your art would be a great addition to Gallery 31 Fine Art, please send through the mail, or email, a cover letter, a resumé and artist's statement, and at least fifteen jpgs at high resolution of your original art, preferably in a couple of series of work.

Your application, resumé and cover letter need to be succinct yet reveal your personality and skills. Please include your formal education and degrees earned, art workshops and key mentors who have impacted your growth as an artist, exhibitions, professional awards, art-related works published, teaching experience, willingness to present workshops for the gallery, anticipated availability to visit the gallery and attend openings, conduct artist demos at the gallery, and actively share in promoting your work and the gallery to your network. If you do not reside on Cape Cod or nearby, please be sure to mention your following of collectors and notability.

From the Gallery 31 Fine Art Owner:

Managing a gallery is an ambitious undertaking, and prioritizing tasks is key, especially in a tourist area where the high season is less than half of the year and incredibly intensive. My priority is to the collectors who are loyal to the gallery, the artists who are loyal to the gallery, and to the public relations activities which feed gallery success. Although I am open to new artists, new approaches, and innovative thinking, my first commitments are to what has made the gallery successful these past sixteen years. As an artist myself, I love what I do: interacting with the public, working with artists, painting, teaching, and promoting the best stimulus for the soul: fine art!

I review high resolution jpgs, with titles, sizes, and suggested price ranges suggested by the applicant, on my computer and make a determination of whether or not to take the next step: inviting the artist to meet with me and bring 8 or so original paintings to an interview. Nothing replaces seeing the finished product in person, and the standard for framing and presentation must be professional in every way. The photography must be high quality and not altered from the original art. All artwork must be created from life or a photograph that is the sole source of the artist. Copyright laws for artwork are serious and the integrity of the artist and his/her art reflects on the reputation of the gallery.

Once accepted for gallery representation, the artist is required to submit high resolution photographs that depict the exact paintings along with inventory information, often several months in advance of an exhibition. It's also important for the artist to be producing new paintings and a new body of work for the gallery on a regular basis, keeping their work moving and the gallery fresh.

Given that Gallery 31 Fine Art is located on a peninsula, an exclusive commitment by the artists represented at 31 is required; in other words, they are only represented at Gallery 31 Fine Art on Cape Cod. 

The best portfolios have great quality paintings, are painted in series, and framed to hang as a unit or apart, have written comments about the inspiration behind certain aspects of the paintings, the concept for them, and any particular painting processes which apply, and are clearly marked with title and artist on the back of the painting. On a separate inventory sheet, the paintings are to be listed with medium, size, framed size, and price and provided to the gallery.

Thank you for your interest in Gallery 31. Review of applications generally occurs in the late fall. We appreciate your interest and patience.

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Ocean Blue  18 x 36 oil on board  Deborah Quinn-Munson  $3000