Artists Update:  January 2021

2020 has been a difficult year for many of us, but we just wanted to express our thanks to each of you for your continued support of Arts of Albemarle and for your dedication to the arts. We would not be what we are today without the great caliber of work that each of you brings to our organization.

 

We would like to introduce you to our newest team member, Bryant Chappell. Bryant is a recent graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill, and he is AoA’s new Social Media Specialist. He will also be assisting with drop-offs, pickups, and many other things. Please contact Bryant if you need anything or have any questions at: bryant@artsaoa.com

 

As we enter 2021, we would like to inform you of a few of our new policies:

  • To keep our gallery fresh, we are striving to bring in new art to our Gallery each quarter. As a reminder, here are our quarters: Q1: Jan – Mar; Q2: April – June; Q3: July – Sep; Q4: Oct – Dec

  • You must hold a current Artist membership to display art in our Gallery. Annual Artist memberships are $75.

  • As a reminder, AoA’s standard commission on all sales is 35%.

  • We can accept no more than three new framed pieces or ten pieces of pottery, jewelry or fiber art per quarter.

  • If you were once a volunteer who received 10% off the standard AoA commission, please note that this policy has ceased and that we have new and exciting benefits for our front desk volunteers.

  • We will begin implementing designated weeks where you can drop off new art for the next quarter and pick up art from the previous quarter. The drop off/pick up windows for 2021 are:

    • Jan 11-15, 2021: Drop Off for Q1 2021/Pick Up all art from 2020

    • Mar 22-26, 2021: Drop Off for Q2/Pick Up from Q1

    • June 21-25, 2021: Drop Off for Q3/Pick Up from Q2

    • Sep 20-24, 2021: Drop Off for Q4/Pick Up from Q3

    • Jan 10-14, 2022: Drop Off for Q1 of 2022/Pick Up from Q4 2021 

  • Due to limited storage space and to have a more seamless process, please pick up and drop off your art during these weeks or that schedule an appointment with either Allison or Bryant to do so soon after.

  • For artists who are not yet featured in our Gallery who may like to join, our juries, comprised of local peer artists and gallery staff, will take place in 2021 during the following dates:

    • February 15-19, 2021

    • May 10-14, 2021

    • August 16-20, 2021

      • You can see more jurying information here​.

  • Please note that we may reach out to you outside of our designated drop off weeks if we become low on inventory of your pieces.

  • Last, displaying artwork is at the Gallery's discretion.

We look forward to working with you in 2021!