Bare Canvas – call to artists

Bare Canvas Studio and Gallery Co-op
Call to Artists


The Bare Canvas Studio and Gallery Co-op is located in a historic bank building in picturesque downtown Bear River. In this our second year, we are expanding not only in space, but in vision as well. We invite area artists and residents to join us in this exciting new community gallery.

Mission statement
“The Bare Canvas Studio and Gallery Co-op exists in the form of a retail gallery, resource library and working artists’ studio. Our goal is to offer sales and exhibition opportunities for member artists, as well as to serve the local community by providing a creative environment that celebrates the shared experience of art.”

Dates of Operation
Main Retail Gallery open May 25th- October 14th, seven days a week
Main Gallery space is available during off-season for special events, classes and exhibitions.
Resource Library and Studio available year round

Benefits of Membership

Exhibiting Member Artists
-commission-free sales
-gallery wall space for three art pieces
-assigned table and rack space for unframed pieces/reproductions/cards/sculpture
-mention and promotion in advertising, at sponsored events and on our website
-use of studio space for personal work and/or classes, year round
-show as feature artist
-use of resource library and lounge
-turn as street/window-displayed artist
-personalized business cards
-access to promotional materials
-coffee/tea in lounge
-use of phone
-full voting rights at Co-op meetings

Non-Exhibiting Member

-use of resource library and lounge
-exhibit space at shows and sales
-admission to special events
-off-season use of gallery space for arts-related events
-discounts to workshops and classes
-voting rights at Co-op meetings

The Bare Canvas Studio and Gallery Co-op
Membership Application

Name_________________________________________
Email_______________ Phone______________________
Address________________________________________

I wish to join the Bare Canvas Gallery and Studio Co-op as an:

___ Exhibiting Member ($40. per month, payable by postdated cheques)
___ Non-Exhibiting Member ($100. per year)

To become an Exhibiting Member, please provide at least three photos of recent work
(prints or jpegs), and an artist statement with application.

Signature_______________________ Date_____________

Please send all forms and responses to Simone Sleeth Wilson via e-mail
simonedesign@eastlink.ca or send to The Bare Canvas c/o 115 Chute Rd., Bear River

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