1. Selection process
Amazing Things accepts proposals for exhibits on a juried basis. Amazing Things has the right to deny proposals received for any reason. You will be notified of your acceptance via email once all submission materials are received. Submission materials include the completed submission form, examples of current work, and the submission fee. Upon acceptance the Gallery Coordinator will send you a contract.
2. Submission Fees
A non-refundable submission fee must be received with this submission form to be considered for a show. Payment may be made by check, cash, or credit card. Make all checks out to Amazing Things Arts Center. You may call to pay with a card: 508-405-2787 or you may come by during office hours. The fees vary for each gallery: Gallery160 – $30 | Stage Gallery – $15 | The Amazing Starbucks Gallery – $10.
If selected for a show, prior to delivery Works must be prepped and ready to hang. Framed and canvas pieces must be tightly wired and canvas pieces must be gallery wrapped. The Gallery uses a Click Rail System, please consider this while preparing your Works. Any Works using clip frames, saw-tooth hangers, and nails will not be accepted. Paper pieces must be framed. If the Works are light enough command strips, provided by the artist can be used, but must be tested prior to hanging to ensure they can hold the weight of the piece.
4. Content Restrictions
Gallery160 is open to all subject matters, but we ask that the artist consider the content of their Work before submitting it. Gallery160 accepts all mediums. Due to the public space of both Stage Gallery and The Amazing Starbucks Gallery nudes, political, religious, violent, and controversial pieces will not be accepted. The Amazing Starbucks Gallery and Stage Gallery only accepts ﬂat Works that can be hung on a wall and will not obstruct the walkways. If selected for a show in any of the three galleries, please alert the Gallery Coordinator if you are unsure if the size, content, or medium is suited for the gallery.
5. Delivery & Installation of Works
When selected for a show, on the date set by the gallery, Works must be hand delivered, no exceptions. The Gallery is not responsible for damage caused during the delivery. It is up to the artist to ensure all Works are securely packaged to prevent damages. The Artist will hang the Works themselves or with the assistance of the Gallery Coordinator if requested. If the artist is unable to hang their works they must alert the gallery prior to the date of delivery so other arrangements can be made.
6. Pricing & Sales
The Gallery would prefer all works to be for sale. Prices are set by the artist; the gallery adds Massachusetts sales tax (6.25%) to all pieces when sold. All sales go through Amazing Things Arts Center, and the artist will be notiﬁed of a sale within a week of the gallery receiving payment. The Artist must pick up their check at Amazing Things after scheduling a time with the ofﬁce to do so. Checks will not be mailed out unless speciﬁcally requested.
For non-members the gallery will receive 35% of the sales after tax. If you are an Amazing Things member, the gallery will receive 25% of the sales after tax.
The gallery will provide in-house signs and emails for the show. If the artist wishes to display these signs elsewhere it is their responsibility to request a PDF from the gallery coordinator to print and hang the signs themselves. The artist may choose to create their own invitations or marketing materials for the show, but they must include the Amazing Things logo, address, ofﬁce number, and gallery hours. All this can be provided by the Gallery Coordinator when requested by the artist.
9. PR Materials
At least 2 months prior to the show the artist must return their signed and completed contract. If the contract is not received in the allotted time the Gallery Coordinator has the right to cancel the show. They should also provide an artist statement or bio; 3 high res Jpg ﬁles of works featured in the show to be used for marketing; and a list of every piece in the show with the following information: title, medium, size, and price. The gallery will provide a printed artist statement to be displayed in the show and labels of each of the Works.
Amazing Things Arts Center has $50,000 insurance coverage. The gallery is not responsible for losses including, but not limited to indirect, incidental or consequential damages.
11. Removal of Works
All Works must be removed by the artist on the date set by the gallery Coordinator between 12-6pm. If a Work has been sold it is the responsibility of the customer to remove the Work, not the artist. Works will become the property of Amazing Things if not picked up within 2 months of the removal date.
Gallery160 holds a one time artist reception. Coffee and tea will be provided by Amazing Things, anything else will be the artists responsibility to buy and drop off. Amazing Things will set up the event space. Special requests go through the gallery coordinator. The Stage Gallery and The Amazing Starbucks Gallery spaces do not allow for receptions.