Just received this email from the coordinator for Elements Gallery, the new 3-D artists’ co-op downtown. If you’re interested and still on the fence, now’s the time to make a decision. It is a really, really, really good deal. Leave me a comment and I’ll send you the contact info.
So far we have 21 artists committed to the co op.
And I believe that Brett Mc Donough will be our resident artist and have his studio in the back of the gallery. He has graciously offered the area to other artists to use while they are sitting the gallery. It will be great to have a place to work while in the gallery. (he still has to work out the details with Jackson).
What I need now, is a final and definite commitment from all who are interested, along with the type of membership you would like. Here are the options.
Shelve space is approximately 3 feet long by 1 foot deep. One shelf is $25 a month, 3 shelves are $50 a month, and Five shelves are $75 a month. All require one work shift per cycle (cycles will be dependent on how many members we have) And each artist will keep 90% of their sales. You will be required to pay 3 months in advance and commit to one year.
Please send me an e mail letting me know which option you want and what your medium is (i.e. clay, glass, wood, etc…..)
I’d also like to know how many of you would still be interested if we don’t get enough members and had to pay a higher monthly fee.
Remember that those who come in at the beginning will get the best deal. Monthly fees and or commissions may be higher later on.
Remember we can make this gallery anything we want: an artist meeting and sharing space, a place to have classes and workshops, and mostly a place to get your art out there to the public. I believe this is a great opportunity to show Greensboro the wonderful talent we have here and that we are getting in on this at just the right time, There are many people working very hard to make this section of South Elm street the Arts and Antique District of Greensboro. Going into the Spring we can plan some great events for upcoming First Fridays.
Think of the opportunity you have, for a reasonable monthly fee (less than most shows charge for one day of booth space) to get Free publicity for your art, to have a place to send people to see your art, and to have ownership in what will be the best Gallery in Greensboro.
The deadline for this is Monday, January 24th, so get those e mails back to me. Please include your names, addresses, contact numbers and medium of your art.
If you know anyone who would be interested in joining the co op but can’t gallery sit, or would like to do it on commission alone and not join, send me their names, this may be something we consider doing if we don’t get enough members.
Our target re-opening date is March 1st.