1. SELECTION OF ARTISTS FOR GALLERY SHOP SALES Artists interested in selling their work in the Modella Gallery Shop should email JPG images representative of their current body of work to firstname.lastname@example.org consideration by the Selection Committee. When reviewing work, the jurors will be using the criteria below:
Technical skill: craftsmanship, mastery of medium, attention to detail, and finish
Originality/Creativity: distinctive style, uniqueness, and aesthetics
Design/Composition: clear understanding and skilled manipulation of color, form, texture, shape and design
Marketability: price point, potential success in our customer demographic
2. RESIDENCE OF ARTISTS The works of Oklahoma artists will be given preference in the Gallery Shop. Work by artists outside Oklahoma will be selected only when comparable subject media is not available from Oklahoma artists.
3. ARTIST CONTACT INFORMATION Artists who provide business cards will have their contact information given to customers who request commission work. Artists must submit a bio/artist statement with a photograph of the artist for inclusion in any Gallery Shop promotional materials. Work will remain at Modella Gallery until the pickup date(s) specified in the contract. Any special arrangements need to be approved at the time of application. Artists are encouraged to attend Opening Receptions to promote their work.
4. SALES POLICY
4.1 CONSIGNMENT SALES. The Modella Gallery Shop is operated on consignment. The Modella Gallery will retain a 40% commission fee from artists for work that is sold in the gallery. Artists are responsible for determining the price of the work and should factor the commission rate into the final selling prices.
4.2 PAYMENT. Payment to the artist is made by the 15th of the current month for all work sold during the previous month. A list of items sold will be attached to the paycheck so that artists can easily update their inventory.
4.3 NO REFUND OR EXCHANGE. All sales are final; however every effort should be made to attain customer satisfaction with items sold.
4.4 THEFT OR BREAKAGE. While every effort is made to keep work safe while in our care, the Modella Gallery does not insure consigned gallery items and is not liable for loss or damage due to any cause It is the artist’s responsibility to insure his or her work.
5. INVENTORY GUIDELINES.
5.1 ARTIST INVENTORY. Gallery Shop Artists must submit a detailed inventory form with all new artwork. Inventory will remain in the Modella Gallery Shop for one year but will be rotated on a routine basis at the discretion of the Gallery. In the event of special exhibitions, artists’ inventory will remain in the Modella Gallery shop until the end of the exhibition. The Gallery will have sole responsibility for hanging and displaying all artists’ works, but will work with the artist on any special handling needs. All artwork must be complete and ready for display.
5.2 TAGGING Artists must tag their work in a size compatible with the Gallery Shop bar code. Handmade tags will be accepted, only if they fit bar code criteria. Artwork should be labeled with the artist’s name and title of the work, and the submission form should be filled out in full.
5.3 STORAGE. Any artist’s work not picked up at the end of an exhibition or end of season will be stored at Modella Gallery for a period of one (1) week. If at the end of that time the artist has not picked up their work and has not provided any notice, the item(s) will become the property of the Modella Gallery.