The Red House Gallery & Studios offer several opportunities for SVAL members to exhibit and sell their artwork and related merchandise on consignment, including:

 

  • Exhibitions
  • Gallery Print Bins and Card Rack
  • Book, Calendar and Boxed Card Shelves
  • Gallery Wall/Shelf Space
  • Studios

 

Members who wish to take advantage of any of these opportunities must ensure that their work is in the Red House's computerized inventory system. All pieces sold through the Red House (including the website) must be physically located at the Red House.

 

If you are not yet a SVAL member, read Membership Has Privileges to learn about the advantages and privileges of membership. You can join the League on the Join / Renew Membership page.

The Basic Process

If you're just starting out, follow the five steps below to get your works into our inventory system and placed in the Red House. If you already have works in our inventory system, skip Steps 1 and 2. (Note: Exhibition entries follow a separate submission process.)

1. Choose Your Opportunity

Choose the opportunity (or opportunities) that best suit(s) your artwork, interests, and budget (see Opportunity Details below). 

 

New members typically start by entering their artwork in an exhibition and/or selling prints, small original art, or note cards in the gallery print bins and card rack. If you're interested in renting a Gallery Wall/Shelf Space or Studio, you'll have to add your name to a wait list.

2. Decide on a Method for Sending a Consignment List and Photos

Read How to Submit Artwork to the Red House and decide on a method (ArtCloud or email) for sending your consignment list and photos of your artwork. (We require a photo of each item for our inventory system.)

 

These methods apply to all new inventory intended for the gallery bins, card rack, rented walls, and studios. If you want to enter new artworks into an exhibition, follow the process on the exhibition registration page (when the exhibition is opened for entries).

3. Create and Send Your Consignment List and Photos

Create and send your consignment list and photos using the method you chose in Step 2 (ArtCloud or email). Follow the instructions in How to Submit Artwork to the Red House.

 

Wait for the volunteer Red House Inventory Team to approve your consignment. Please allow up to two business days for approval. Once your consignment is approved, we will send you a label document and a personal Inventory Report (both as PDFs).

4. Print Tags/Labels

Using the PDF provided by the Red House, print labels and wall tags (if applicable). Follow the instructions in How to Submit Artwork to the Red House.

5. Bring in Your Art!

Bring in your labeled artwork and wall tags (if applicable) to the Red House.

For subsequent artwork submissions, repeat Steps 3, 4 and 5. 

 

If your work sells, the Red House will pay you the sale amount less a commission fee (varies). Payments are made monthly.

Opportunity Details

Updated 21 June 2024

Opportunity

 

Description

Fees & Commitments

Availability

Gallery Print Bins and Card Rack

  • For small unframed originals (including photography prints), print reproductions, and note cards
  • Located in the main gallery level

 

For detailed guidelines and examples, see: Prints, Originals, and Cards in the Gallery

Commission fee

Open to all members as space is available (first come basis).

Exhibitions

  • Exhibit artwork in the Red House Gallery's main space
  • For eligible original artwork only
  • Several exhibitions each year, including one juried exhibition
  • Exhibited works are also displayed on the Red House website
  • Entry fee ($20 for one piece, $30 for two pieces)
  • Volunteer work as Gallery Attendant (three 3.5-hour shifts) or payment of $35 per shift for someone else to work for you
  • Commission fee

Open to all members who submit eligible work by the deadline.

 

For more info, see: Exhibition Registration

Represented Artist (subscription)

  • Allows artists to increase their exposure by having their work displayed on the Red House website
  • This is an "add-on" opportunity best suited for artists who have works on a gallery wall/shelf and/or in the print bins
  • Works must be physically present at the Red House
  • Option to include your biography/artist statement and a profile photo
  • Subscription fee: $90 for six months ($15/mo)
  • Commission fee

Space available

 

To reserve a space, contact Elaine Eckert at eeckert55@gmail.com

Spotlight Artist

  • Display your artwork in a prime location: the Gallery window and front wall (visible from the street/sidewalk)
  • One month duration
  • Your work is also featured on the Red House website home page
  • Rental fee: $100 for one month
  • Commission fee

Book/Calendar/Boxed Card Shelves

  • A dedicated shelf space for exhibiting your art books, calendars, boxes of cards or handmade books on the Gallery level

 

For detailed guidelines, see: Prints, Originals, and Cards in the Gallery

  • Rental fee: $15 per month
  • Lease for six months
  • Commission fee

Space available, priority given to members who do NOT have current Wall / Shelf / Studio space

 

Express Interest / Join the Wait list

Gallery Wall/Shelf Space

  • A dedicated wall or shelf space for exhibiting your artwork on the Gallery level
  • Space may be shared with other artists
  • Rental fee: $180 per month
  • Lease for six months
  • Commission fee

Studio

  • A dedicated area or room for creating art, and for displaying and selling your artwork or merchandise
  • Studios are located on the upper level (101A) and lower level (101B)
  • Studio may be shared with another artist
  • Automatically included as a Represented Artist on the website
  • Rental fee: typically $375 / $350 per month
  • Lease for six months
  • Studio artists take turns opening the studios to the public and processing sales
  • Commission fee

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