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Intake for the Airport Gallery
Monday, December 9, Noon - 2 PM
Please read the display guidelines - artwork not conforming will not be accepted.
Board of Directors Meeting - Monday, December 23 6:15
Patricia Smith's Residence
Intake for the Airport Showcase
Monday, January 11, Noon - 2 PM
Going on right now
Dolores Gonzales, Hattie Stoddard and Jan Howard
are conducting a telephone survey soliciting input
from present and past members
as to the future direction of the Gallery.
Procedures for hanging art on the walls at the Santa Maria Public Airport
1) Each individual artist will be the contact person for any anyone interested in purchasing
their artwork displayed either in the showcase or on the wall and you have two options when making a sale.
Option #1: The artist will go to the airport, have the check (plus tax 8.75%)
made out to Town Center Gallery then:
a. Use the key (located in the lock box) to access the receipt book and log.
b. Place the check in the pouch and log in the sale to the log book.
c. Then let a board member know you made the sale and the check is in the packet.
Option #2: Have the check, plus tax, made out to Town Center Gallery.
Then mail the check to Patricia Smith (address in members directory)
2) The artist will arrange for a backup member to make a potential sale, if the artist is working, on vacation or for some reason might be unable to meet the person purchasing the art.
3) The Gallery will supply the tags for the artwork with the name of the artist, title of art, artist's phone number, the medium, the price, and the phone number of the back-up.
4) The artist will replace any art sold with another piece equal to or larger than the piece purchased.
5) If the artist does not wish their personal phone # to be displayed on the tag,
other arrangements may be made.
Of course, any and all questions will be explained at the intake on Monday.
And as always, please be sure to make arrangements to pick up your art after each show. Obviously there is not even the possibility of storing it anywhere in the airport at this time.
I am excited. We are one step closer to having our gallery back again.
See you on Monday,
The Gallery has entered into a one-year agreement with the Santa Maria Airport to display approximately 45 pieces of artwork throughout the facility. This is in addition to the artwork presently displayed in the showcase. Each show will run for two months. The Although the Airport is considered a secure facility members are reminded that the Gallery is not responsible for loss and damage to any artwork.
To all Town Center Gallery Members
Our inaugural show at the Santa Maria Airport is a great success. We hung just under 50 paintings and had many compliments from bystanders. However, there are always a few glitches that need to be ironed out. Poor presentation reflects not only on the artist but on the Gallery. Members are encouraged to re-read the display guidelines in the Member Directory. Frames, matting and glass must be in good condition and clean. Wiring should be firmly attached, the screws holding the wire inserted one-third of the way down from the top and the top of the wire 2 1/2 “ down from the top of the frame so the hanger does not show. Do not wrap any tape at the middle of the wire. A checker will be present at the next intake prior to the registration table. Artwork not adhering to the Guidelines will not be accepted.
We had to turn away some of the members who arrived late to the intake as we ran out of hanging space. One solution to this problem is to temporarily limit the number of large pieces. We are going to ask the Airport for more space to specifically hang larger pieces but in the meantime the following rules will be applied. Fee for one piece (30” x 36” or smaller will still be $10 and the fee for two pieces (30” x 36” or smaller) will be $15. The fee for one large piece measuring more than 30” x 36 will be $15 and members are limited to one large piece.
As members will be making the sale of their pieces remember to replace the sold piece with one of comparable size. The sales tax at the Airport is 8 ¼%.
Remember Intake for the Airport Gallery is the second Monday of EVEN months and Intake for the Airport Showcase is on the second Monday of the ODD months. The Showcase is limited to one piece per member (30” x 36 or smaller) or 3-D art at a fee of $10 per piece. Let’s all pull together and make this venue a huge success.