EXHIBITION & GALLERY POLICIES
The Cultural Center strives for a balance of emerging and established artists in all media and makes every effort to promote and sell the work of all artists who exhibit in our galleries. We urge exhibiting artists to work just as hard to prepare their work properly for hanging, promote their exhibits, and fully engage with patrons. All exhibitions must run for at least two weeks.
The Cultural Center has five galleries. Exhibits may fill one or more of the galleries. Both individuals and groups may exhibit work.
Constantinidis Great Hall - $300/week
is the largest gallery and also serves as a performance space and function hall.
Vault Gallery - $100/week
This gallery is, in fact, a bank vault and therefore, has no windows, but it is a very well-lighted gallery.
Blue Room Gallery - $100/week
A small (pale blue) gallery with lots of light and shelving along one wall, perfect for a combination of two- and three-dimensional work.
Saben Board Room Gallery -$150/week
A mid-sized gallery frequently used for community meetings.
All spaces also require 20% commission on all sales.
Owl Hall and Connector Gallery - No rental fee, 40% commission on sales
Both of these spaces reside in the Education Wing of our campus.
Drop off and hang: Tuesday
Open to the public: Wednesday
Open house: Saturday
Close to the public: Saturday
To submit a proposal for a gallery exhibit, please click here.
For information about submitting work to the Artisans’ Gallery Gift Shop, please contact Gift Shop Manager Susan Clark at email@example.com.
All artisans selling work in the Gift Shop must be at least part-time residents of the Cape or Islands and members of the Center, which collects a 30% commission on sales.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Open Houses are traditionally held on Saturdays from 2-5pm. At this time, there are no refreshments due to CDC guidelines around COVID - 19.
The Cultural Center will promote all exhibits in various media outlets, Cape-wide.
Artists must provide hi-resolution digital photographs of their work with captions and permission for the media to reprint their images.
Artists are expected to submit an inventory list in advance, preferably at least one week before the exhibition opens, so we can prepare labels for the artwork. Artists who wish to produce their own labels must adhere to the Center’s guidelines. (Essentially, white labels the size of business cards with text printed in black. No handwritten labels, please. We provide tape for adhering to walls.)
A deposit of half the rental fee is required to reserve space. The balance is due before the exhibit opens. In the event that an artist must cancel an exhibit, the deposit will be refunded ONLY if the Center is able to fill the space.
All work must be original by the artist and NOT previously exhibited at the Center.
All work, including sold pieces, must remain hanging for the length of the show, though the artist may give permission for a buyer to take a piece early under special circumstances. In such cases, a sold piece may be replaced by the artist.
All work must be properly prepared for hanging. Tabletop frames are not acceptable for hanging. They may, in some circumstances, be permitted for display on pedestals. Wires are preferable to sawtooth hangers.
Oil paintings must be dry.
Unframed paintings should be either gallery-wrapped (the image wraps around the edge to the stretcher frame) or museum wrapped (the edges are finished off in a solid color).