Application for Art Exhibition
Second Story Gallery Society
Second Story Gallery Society
(The Second Story Gallery Application for Exhibit can be downloaded as a Word document or pdf file.)
Please return this completed application to the Administration Office of the Camas Public Library at: 624 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607.
Or go paperless and e-mail the completed application to email@example.com.
Your Name: ________________________________________________________________
Phone: (_____)_________________________ Cell: (_____)_________________________
List any months you cannot exhibit: _________________________
Possible theme or name for exhibit (optional):_________________________________________________
Your work must be original. If it is two-dimensional, it should be framed appropriately and ready to hang with our cable system described in the guidelines. If you have framing concerns please contact us at the address below; we’ll be happy to discuss details.
Your medium: Paint (Watercolor? oil? acrylic? Please indicate)_______________________ Ceramics______ Sculpture_____ Photography______ Quilting______ Metalwork______
See the society's guidelines for a description of the size of the gallery.
Approximate number of pieces you plan to display on walls: _________ On display cubes: ________
Approximate dimensions of largest piece: _____________________
It benefits the gallery if your art is for sale during the show and we will work with you to post your name and contact information for purchases. You will be responsible for handling all transactions during the show.
What is the price range of the work you will sell? ________________________
If you plan to sell unframed work in a display bin what is the price range? _______________
The Second Story Gallery Society reserves the right to decide what is displayed in the gallery.
Signing below completes the application and indicates you have read and you agree to the 2012 guidelines.
Signature of Artist Date
Along with this application, submit a minimum of five samples representative of what you would like to exhibit. Your images will be used exclusively for review by the selection committee and must be in jpg or .pdf format to be considered. This nonreturnable CD must accompany this application.
Thank you for your submission. If accepted, you will receive a confirmation of your exhibit date by mail.
Guidelines for Artists exhibiting in the Second Story Gallery of the Camas Public Library
The Second Story Gallery Society reserves the right to decide what is displayed in its gallery. The Society may reject pieces that do not meet minimum standards.
Exhibits that interfere with normal library functions will not be permitted. Users of any library rooms are required to comply with the Library Rules of Conduct.
City of Camas Fire Department’s posted occupancy limits will be observed at all times.
If your work is selected for exhibit, you will be contacted to discuss specific requirements. Generally:
Your displayed work must be the original work of the submitting artist; no copies or likenesses of other artists' or photographers' works. This includes, but is not limited to: images from books, magazines, calendars, greeting cards, catalogs, and the internet. Exception is made for the use of photographs from friends and family, with their permission. Your work must not have been previously shown at Second Story Gallery. We have a policy of accepting artists to exhibit only once per two year time span.
Two-dimensional pieces must be framed and ready to hang.
The gallery has an Arakawa hanging system with cables and a variety of hooks.
Saw-tooth hangers or clips will not work.
Saw-tooth hangers or clips will not work.
Maximum size for two-dimensional works is 7 feet high x 10 feet wide. Each hanger will hold 50 pounds.
The gallery offers approximately 69 feet of linear wall space. The elevator lobby offers an additional 7 feet. The gallery will comfortably accommodate 28 medium-sized (24”x30”) framed pieces or 50 smaller pieces. (A diagram with linear measurements can be found at the end of these guidelines.)
The artist will provide all labeling. Labels should be computer generated or neatly hand printed. Labels must be mounted on the wall only with the plastic adhesive provided by Second Story Gallery.
The gallery has over 15 wooden pedestals for 3D objects.
If your work is selected for exhibit, the Society will coordinate promotional efforts with you.
Generally: It is the responsibility of the artist to send any printed notices to your own mailing lists.
All printed advertising must be presented to the Second Story Gallery Society for review and approval prior to release.
All publicity should include the library’s name, address and hours:
Second Story Gallery, upstairs in the Camas Public Library
625 NE 4th Ave.
Camas, WA 98607
Mon-Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Society maintains an e-mail list and sends its own electronic announcement for each show.
The Society also prepares and sends a news release to various publications (with digital samples of your work) in the period leading up to your show.
Every effort will be made to list your show in library publications, calendars of events, on the library’s and city’s web pages and in other advertising venues.
If your work is selected for exhibit, the Society will coordinate reception details with you. Generally:
An artist’s reception is held in conjunction with Downtown Camas’ First Friday events beginning at 5 p.m. and concluding at 8 p.m.
For the reception, the Society provides a table and a beverage, such as coffee, tea, or punch. Any food will be the responsibility of the artist.
A kitchen is available for staging. Artists will furnish their own food preparation equipment and supplies and leave the gallery and kitchen areas clean.
Alcoholic beverages may be allowed under certain conditions. If this is of interest, please explore it with the Second Story Gallery Society Board of Governors.
Installation and removal
Second Story Gallery Society members will install each show.
All pieces exhibited must be listed on an inventory sheet presented at the time of delivery and should include each work’s name or description and value.
Artists are responsible for removing their show at the scheduled time and for leaving the gallery space in its original condition. Society members or library staff will assist with removal and will review the inventory sheet.
Artists may sell from the exhibit. Your name and contact information will be posted in the gallery. Sales will be between the buyer and the artist.
If you wish to sell reproductions, you may provide a bin of unframed pieces if they are matted, labeled as prints and wrapped in plastic.
A 20 percent contribution to the gallery is requested. At the close of the exhibit, checks should be made payable to the Second Story Gallery Society.
Liability and security
The library does not assume liability for injury or damage to personal property which occurs during exhibition at the library.
The library does not provide security.