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, & 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 the 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. The fees vary for each gallery: Gallery160 – $30 | Stage Gallery – $15 | The Amazing Starbucks Gallery – $10.
Prior to delivery, Works must be prepped & ready to hang. Framed & canvas pieces must be tightly wired & 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, & 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. If the Gallery has to prep or Wire the pieces, a $10 fee will be charged per 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 & The Amazing Starbucks Gallery nudes, political, religious, violent, & controversial pieces will not be accepted. The Amazing Starbucks Gallery & 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 prefers all work 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. 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 & emails for the show. If the artist wishes to display these signs elsewhere it is their responsibility to request a PDF. 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, & gallery hours. Gallery160 will have an opening reception set by the Gallery Coordinator. Stage Gallery & The Amazing Starbucks Gallery do not have receptions. Food & drinks will be provided by the artist.
9. PR Materials
At least 2 months prior to the show the artist must return their signed & 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; & a list of every piece in the show with the following information: title, medium, size, & price. The gallery will provide a printed 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. The artist must sign out their work upon removal. 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 & tea will be provided by Amazing Things, anything else will be the artists responsibility to buy & drop off. Amazing Things will set up the event space. Special requests go through the gallery coordinator. The Stage Gallery & The Amazing Starbucks Gallery spaces do not allow for receptions. The contract must be returned at least 2 Months before the installation date, if the contract is not returned or filled out completely the Gallery Coordinator has the right to cancel the show.