WAG Art Rental & Gift Shop

Art Rental

QUALITY ARTWORK FOR YOUR HOME OR OFFICE

The Woodstock Art Gallery's Art Rental Program consists of original works of art by local and regional artists. A wide variety of styles and images executed in different media are exhibited in the rental gallery. The works are on consignment and the artist decides the sale price. Rental fees are based on the artwork's value and set at approximately 4% of the sale price, with a minimum set at $10/month up to a maximum of $80/month.

Art Rental Submission Procedure

ARTIST'S ELIGIBILITY:

Individuals 18 years or older, who have completed their education and have exhibited and/or participated within a professionally or culturally recognized context within the last year.

Students under the age of 18 are to be listed through their school art department or artistic event.

STANDARDS FOR ARTWORK SUBMISSION:

  1. Only Original works of art may be submitted.
  2. Artists are responsible for the delivery and pick up of their work to and from the Gallery.
  3. New artists must fill out a submission package for artwork consideration. The Gallery reserves the right to refuse any work of art due to unreasonable size or weight. Package includes artist's biography, photographs of works and price list.
  4. Submissions must also include medium and measurement of image (height & width), artist's name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail.
  5. The artist must include a one page (not folded) biography or statement.
  6. All artwork must be properly mounted and in top condition for display:
    • Paintings and works on paper must be professionally matted and framed; damaged frames/glass is unacceptable.
    • Unframed works are to be finished (painted) on all four sides.
    • Hooks, wire and other necessary hanging accessories must be in excellent condition and meet professional guidelines.
    • Each piece must be labeled on the back with title, medium, price and artist's name.
  7. Maximum of two pieces of artwork per artist will be accepted due Gallery size limitation.

Note: No reproductions are accepted.

The artist will receive a 60% commission on their art work.

DETERMINING THE MARKETABILITY OF ALL WORKS:

The following will be taken into consideration when determining the marketability of all works:

  1. Design quality: Colour suitability, functionality and aesthetics
  2. Originality: Creativity, new concepts and innovative techniques
  3. Craftsmanship: Technical merit, attention to detail
  4. Presentation: Supporting material/labels, price list, order forms, artist biography
  5. Sales potential: Depth of product line, price point and profitability

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  1. 2-4 professional quality images (disc or usb drive with jpeg images of 300 dpi)
  2. A list of images with identification; please be sure to print the title and medium
  3. Current curriculum vitae, artist statement and a brief biography
  4. Price list. Artists will receive 60% commission on their art work and 40% is designated for Gallery Programming.
  5. A self addressed, stamped envelope to return your submission
  6. Any additional support material (i.e. catalogues, reviews of your work, business cards, etc.)
  7. The Art Rental Call for Submissions.

Art Rental Re-Submission Procedure

For returning art rental artists, please submit the following:

  1. Please complete circled areas only. 
  2. Price list, which must reflect HST, if applicable. 
  3. Additional support material (i.e. catalogues, reviews of your work, business cards, etc.)
  4. Artist must make an appointment to drop off items. All artwork must be framed and ready-to-hang. No sawtooth hangers, please.
  5. WAG Staff has the right to return items that have not sold in a 6 month time period or the right to refuse items in which prices or selection criteria standards do not reflect the best interest of the Gallery and the artists represented.
  6. Artist's items are not guaranteed specific placement or display areas in the Art Rental program and will be showcased in the best possible way to represent the work and may be moved without notice, at the discretion of the WAG Staff.
  7. Please call the Visitor Services Coordinator at 519-539-6761 x2808 to arrange an appointment and obtain further information.

 

Gift Shop

The Gallery Gift Shop features unique gift items crafted by local artists. We offer a wide selection to suit all tastes and budgets including pottery, glass, jewellery, fabric arts, paintings, prints, art cards and more. Your purchase at the Gift Shop supports both local artisans and programming at the Gallery.

Artist's Gift Shop Submission Process

Artists, take advantage of this excellent opportunity to promote your one-of-a kind art work. The artist will receive 60% commission on their art work, 40% is designated for Gallery programming. The Gallery Gift Shop is looking for new submissions from local and regional artisans who create unique and distinctive items for its new street level shop. Items such as but not limited to include:

  • Jewellery
  • Pottery
  • Photographic art
  • Soaps
  • Glass
  • Metal works
  • Textiles
  • Wood products
  • Home and garden decorative art  
  • Inks
  • Cards

CRITERIA

The following will be taken into consideration when determining the marketability of all works:

  • Design Quality:  Colour suitability, functionality and aesthetics
  • Originality:  Creativity, new concepts and innovative techniques
  • Craftsmanship:  Technical merit, attention to detail
  • Presentation:  Supporting material/labels, price list, order forms, artist biography
  • Sales potential:  Depth of product line, price point and profitability

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Submission packages are accepted by the Selection Committee on an on-going basis and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Once your submission is accepted, the artist will be contacted to arrange an appointment for final selection and drop-off. The artist is responsible to provide support and display stands and packaging items such as jewellery boxes, hangers, etc. and earrings must be carded. Merchandise will remain in the gift shop for minimum three months, after this time the artist can plan to retrieve unsold items or submit new items as needed. Payment and inventory statements will be issued three times per year. Sales under $20 will be held until said amount is reached or until end of contract. For complete terms and conditions refer to the Gift Shop Program Agreement  found in the Submission Package.

Gift Shop Re-Submission Procedures

All returning artists must submit the following:

  1. A product identification sheet; please be sure to print the date created, title, medium and prices.
  2. Prices must reflect HST if applicable. The WAG will showcase products as priced by you, the Artist.
  3. Additional support material (i.e. catalogues, reviews of your work, business cards, etc.)
  4. Artist must make an appointment to drop off items. Provide proper display and packaging for items. For example: i.e. jewellery must have a stand; earrings must be carded, art must have appropriate hangers, etc.
  5. The Gallery has the right to return items that have not sold in a three month time period or the right to refuse items in which prices or selection criteria standards do not reflect the best interest of the Gallery and the Artist's we represent.
  6. Artist's items are not guaranteed specific placement or display areas in the Gift Shop and will be showcased in the best possible way to represent the merchandise and may be moved without notice, at the discretion of the Gallery Staff.
  7. Please call Visitor Services at 519-539-6761 x 2801 to arrange an appointment and obtain further information.

Contact Us

Woodstock Art Gallery
Woodstock Art Gallery, 449 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 1C2

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

Back to top

I'd Like To...