Terms & Conditions of Gallery and Exhibitions
If selected, the Exhibitor(s) will meet with representatives of WA+C at least 6 weeks prior to the scheduled exhibition date. At this time, images of all artworks must be presented along with an updated image list including title, medium, size and price of all works. Each Exhibitor will be required to read and sign a formal Exhibition Contract that will break down, set up/tear down dates and times, reception dates, and all other exhibition related processes.
2. Materials & Preparation
During the meeting the representatives of WA+C and the Exhibitor(s) will thoroughly address the visual component of the exhibition. A detailed floor plan will be created for maximum efficiency on installation day.
WA+C provides insurance to the artwork while located on our premises and noted in contract. It is the responsibility of the Exhibitor to disclose the value of each artwork to be on exhibit to the staff at the WA+C, regardless if the artwork is for sale or not.
The Exhibitor acknowledges that there is no formal security on premise and That WA+C is not responsible for any works that may be damaged or stolen during the Exhibition. WA+C takes care in the safety and presentation of each exhibit and necessary steps are taken to decrease opportunities for damage and theft.
5. Commission & Sales Transactions
WA+C will accept and process all payments for the sale of artworks on behalf of the Exhibitor and designate them as sold. WA+C will accept payments in the form of cash, Interact, MASTERCARD or VISA. A 30% commission is calculated based on the posted price of the artwork; the exhibitor will receive a payment of total sales minus 30%.
6. Submission Guidelines (Updated!)
Here at Winkler Arts and Culture Centre, we value artistic expression and aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all artists. When submitting your artwork for consideration, we kindly request that you adhere to the following guidelines regarding artwork discretion:
Content: We accept artwork in various styles, themes, and subject matters. However, please ensure that your artwork is appropriate for public display and does not contain explicit or offensive content, including but not limited to nudity, violence, hate speech, discrimination, or explicit sexual or graphic imagery. We strive to maintain a family-friendly environment in our gallery.
Cultural Sensitivity: We encourage artists to be mindful of cultural sensitivities and to approach potentially sensitive subject matters with respect and consideration. Artwork that appropriates or misrepresents cultures, religions, ethnicities, or other identities may not be considered for exhibition.
Legal Requirements: Please ensure that your artwork does not infringe on any copyrights, trademarks, or intellectual property rights of others. If your artwork includes any recognizable third-party materials or references, you must have the necessary permissions and releases to use them in your artwork.
Display Requirements: All artwork must be suitable for gallery display and ready for exhibition. This includes proper framing (if applicable), hanging hardware, and installation instructions if needed. Please ensure that your artwork is well-presented and in good condition, as it will be displayed in a professional gallery setting.
Submission of Multiple Artworks: If you are submitting multiple artworks, please ensure that each artwork adheres to the artwork discretion guidelines outlined above.
Artist Statement: We encourage artists to provide an artist statement that provides insights into the concept, inspiration, and creative process behind their artwork. However, please avoid including explicit or offensive language in your artist statement.
Terms and Conditions: By submitting your artwork, you confirm that your artwork complies with all applicable laws and regulations and that you hold all necessary rights for its exhibition. You also agree to allow Winkler Arts and Culture to use images of your artwork for promotional purposes, including but not limited to online and print materials.
Winkler Arts and Culture has the right to refuse any submission of art (whether it be for the gallery, or the gift shop).
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to our artwork discretion guidelines. These guidelines are in place to ensure that our gallery maintains a respectful and inclusive environment for all visitors. We look forward to reviewing your artwork and potentially featuring it in our gallery. Thank you for considering Winkler Arts and Culture for your art submission.
WA+C Board of Directors
7. Multi-Use Facility
The Exhibitor acknowledges that WA+C is a multi-use facility. Please note that in some cases the gallery may be closed for private events or rentals. Contact staff regarding hours available before advertising your exhibit.
Advertising & Promotion Terms and Conditions
WA+C encourages exhibitors to promote their exhibit and we ask that all advertising and promotion, which includes but not limited to, using our name or contact information, be approved in advanced. This applies to methods of print, social media, web based, posters, brochures, flyers, and any other marketing/advertising methods and tools. If you would like to approach the media, or if the media approaches you we ask that WA+C is notified immediately and any materials given to the press are approved by WA+C.
WA+C provides marketing opportunities for Exhibitors, to take advantage of these opportunities we ask that written material and photographs be provided by the Exhibitor(s) 9 weeks before the exhibit date in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. The artist may also WA+C to use the previously submitted artist statements and proposals. WA+C reserves that right to shorten or edit any content to fit appropriate media.