Gallery Operating Policy
About the Gallery: The gallery has two main exhibition walls, each approximately 15 feet long and 8 feet tall. In addition to this space 2 of our sanctuary’s walls serve as exhibiting walls, each approximately 8 feet tall and 40 feet long. We also have a niche gallery space called “Little Spirits” that can hold 2 large or up to 20 small pieces. We also can arrange for glass art in natural light and hanging of fabric art on poles or with clips.
Mission Statement: The WLLC Creative Spirits Gallery goal is to support emerging and well-established artists and to give their work exposure. The gallery exhibits professional- quality work by area artists with openings for amateur artists, too. The gallery team seeks to create collaborations between artists and between the artists and the community.
Security: The gallery space is unsecured by day and fully locked when the building is unoccupied. Insurance on exhibited work will be the responsibility of the artist. Exhibiting artist will sign an agreement holding WLLC harmless.
Selection: The selection committee shall comprise at least one representative from staff, two-five congregational members and at least one anonymous professional artist. At the discretion of the committee exhibitions often include the work of more than one artist per show. The decision of the committee is final.
Insurance: All insurance for exhibited art will be the responsibility of the artist. WLLC will not accept responsibility for loss or damage.
Sales Policy: Artist will be allowed to offer works for sale and will provide WLLC with a price list for each exhibited piece. Artwork that is sold during the show must remain until the conclusion of the show. Payment will be made directly to the artist.
Artist’s Responsibility: For the actual installation of the artwork, the artist is invited into a collaborative process with members of the Art Team and the other artist(s) showing in the gallery at an agreed upon time. The artist will provide Creative Spirits with a complete listing of titles and sales price of exhibited work. The artist will agree to leave work on exhibit until the conclusion of the show, and remove work according to scheduled uninstall dates.
- Demonstrate that you have a professional-quality body of work and that your show has a cohesive theme or story to tell.
- If provided with a theme from the Art Team, show a connection to the theme.
- All exhibited paintings and photographs must be framed, mounted, or use a wrap-around canvas technique.
- For 3-dimensional art, provide the appropriate display cases or stands.