We are looking for dedicated, established artists who would like to become members of our cooperative gallery/store in Arcata. Various media are important to reflect the wonderful range of art available in Humboldt County and to give customers a wide variety of work to choose from. To qualify, you must be a serious artist, produce high-quality work on a regular basis and live and work in Humboldt County.
Our Co-op would provide you with:
- Year-round sales and exposure in a prime retail location
- Guaranteed quality control and space for your work
- Yearly show (two to three members at a time)
- Input into how the gallery is set up
- Higher percentage of sales (80%)
- The opportunity to work with other artists
Each participant would contribute:
- A non-refundable initiation fee of $300 for improvements to the space and the on-going expenses of running the gallery
- Gallery-sit approximately one full day or two half days once every 4 weeks
- $60 a month for rent
- $180 refundable security deposit for a six-month commitment. $120 will be refunded at the end of six months, $60 will be kept as a last month's rent deposit & will be refunded when member leaves the co-op.
- Creative energy for decoration, display, new ideas
- 20% commission on sales of your work, 10% of outside sales resulting from store exposure.
- Work on a committee
- Help in sharing the responsibilities of running the gallery
If you are interested in joining our co-op, please fill out our Membership Application