Visual Partnership Launch
Visual Artist Partnership
The Art Garage invites you to join with us as we expand our gallery and create an artist community that creates, teaches and thrives! We provide the atmosphere for you to earn an income, build friendships, collaborate, grow and give back to the community. Our mission at the Art Garage is to encourage an appreciation for and participation in the visual, performing, and literary arts. When we partner together, we can become a place for established artists to thrive, emerging artists to grow and a place where our community can appreciate our local artists.
How It Works
Each artist must submit a portfolio that will be juried by their peers to determine acceptance into the program. The fee for the program is $350 per year, per artist or $200 per year, per student artist. (Quarterly payments can be made through automatic deduction).
Artwork will be displayed in our gallery and event space, rotated each quarter with an artist reception and given online and social media exposure. No commission will be charged on any sales of the artwork.
What’s not included
Our front gallery which is a monthly exhibition space available for rent or sponsorship with 10% commission on sales.
Our gift shop for quality, artisan gifts with 40% commission on sales.
Offsite exhibitions at Artstreet, ArtiGras, Ignite, etc with a 25% commission on sales.
As a partner with the Art Garage, we ask that you invest your time back into the organization by volunteering once per quarter. Your strengths will be matched against a list of events and opportunities that you may pick from. We will then empower you in that area underneath the guidance of our staff and the mission of the Art Garage. We will also ask you to give a demo on your work or expertise, once per year.
When Will the Program Launch?
The program will launch in January of 2019, with an unveiling at our opening reception on January 4th at 7pm-10pm.
To be considered for the 2018 year, all portfolios must be submitted no later than December 10th, 2018, along with a $15 non-refundable processing fee. All portfolios will be reviewed and artists will be notified no later December 14th, 2018. Artwork will be dropped off between December 14th, 2018 and December 31st, 2018.
Come and be a part of something bigger than yourself and build a greater Green Bay community of artists!
Portfolio Submission Questions
1. What are the portfolio submission requirements?
- Artwork Images - between 5 and 10 jpeg images with titles, mediums and dimensions. These should be the items that you would like displayed at the Art Garage.
- Your Biography and Artist Statement - tell us about yourself and your background
You may also provide us with an online portfolio or a PDF version as long as it includes all of the above information.
3. Is there a cost to submit my portfolio for review?
Yes, there is a $15 non-refundable processing fee per submission.
4. Which media are acceptable for submissions?
Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, printing, and mixed media are eligible.
The Art Garage accepts and displays visual artwork regardless of subject matter. We realize that some artwork may be controversial or offensive to some, but we stand by our country's freedom to allow people to express their worldview through artistic expression. The visual, performing, and literary arts are some of the world’s strongest and most effective instruments of personal and collective freedom. The Art Garage is in an influential and pivotal position through its opportunity to provide a platform to all artists, issues, and subject matter. With public support, all involved in our local arts community can actively support a free and democratic creative culture. We are also a community arts organization which recognizes the rights of our community members to choose whether or not to expose themselves or their loved ones to certain artwork, exhibits, and performances. When appropriate, the Art Garage will give advance notice on our website or on a sign within our facility notifying you of the exhibition of artwork with potentially controversial content.
6. How long is the portfolio review process?
The portfolio review process usually takes between 2-4 weeks.
7. If not accepted, can I submit my portfolio again?
Yes, you can submit a portfolio with new artwork 6 - 24 months after your original submission at no additional cost (you do not have to pay the submission fee again).
8. Can I refer other artists?
Yes! For each artist that is referred by you AND accepted into the Visual Artist Partnership Program, you will receive a $15 referral check. This is like receiving your submission fee for free! (Maximum of up to 6 referrals)