How to join and submit work safely by appointment
Submitting work to the Gallery
Submissions are now done by appointment only, before the Gallery opens, in the Studio, for safety reasons.( We are keeping this system despite the cessation of government support for pandemic controls). This keeps you separate from customers, allows you to do your own paperwork in a clean, sanitised, socially distanced and well ventilated space. Your work gets displayed immediately and you get a chance to check your stocks of cards, browsers, crafts that you won’t get a phone call about.
How to get an appointment
Email the Gallery and ask for an appointment. Appointment’s may have one or two other people attending, at staggered times, usually fro 9.45 -10am on weekdays and Saturdays, Sundays 12.00 - 12.30.
All submissions take place in the studio, which is left at the top of the first flight of stairs and clearly labelled. There is hand gel to use on the way up or some in the Studio if you prefer. Please wear a face covering. The windows will be open and all the tables and chairs sanitised. The files will be ready and I will ask you to do your own paperwork with sanitised pens.
Once this is completed, and your work is labelled you can take your wrappings and I or another committee member will hang your work before the Gallery opens at 10.30. We often have visitors at 10.30 on the dot, even with the sign not out and the front door closed and it is difficult to socially distance and hang paintings at the same time.
However, you should get a chance to look round the Gallery while you are here.
Please let us know if you are bringing a partner and we will reduce the number of appointments on that day accordingly.
Please don’t just turn up with your work during opening hours. If you need to submit during opening hours I can make arrangements so just let me know.