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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. 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.

I will be driving over to Rothbury to do submissions so give a few days notice , especially if you want a particular day. If you give 1 or 2 days notice it is very difficult to arrange and I may have to disappoint you as I will have appointments already booked for the week ahead and I don’t actually live in the Gallery. Also, for the sake of domestic harmony I am trying not to spend every morning at the Gallery! I will ask committee members to take submissions as well, if they can get to the Gallery early enough.

If you sell a lot of crafts, browsers, cards and would not normally get a phone call, you will receive an email from me with a photo your sheet. I am trying to get ahead and email all likely people with offers of appointments so bear with me.

Safety

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 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 me know if you are bringing a partner and I will reduce the number of appointments on that day accordingly.


Finally

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.

Elidh Gardiner




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