New Artist Submission Process
Thank you for your interest in showing your artwork at Edgewood Orchard Galleries!
Finding new artists and new artwork to share with the visitors to our gallery is very important to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your art with us.
We are open seven days a week from May through October, and during this time we devote our full energy to the artists that we currently represent. For this reason, we hope that you will understand that we are unable to look at new work during the gallery season, but definitely look forward to this process after we close for the season.
We review new artist submissions each December and typically add five or six new artists each season, some years more, some years less. Final decisions and commitments to our artists are made in December for the upcoming gallery season. We are thankful for the interest from many artists who would like to show their artwork at our gallery, and each year we receive materials from 50–75 prospective exhibitors. We have established the following procedures to ensure that we can examine each submission in a fair and professional manner as we make our decisions regarding gallery representation:
We prefer to view images of your current work via email, with a link included to your website if you have one. Artist submission packets sent via UPS or the US mail are discouraged, as email is preferred.
Each image you send should be identified with a title, medium, dimensions, date the piece was completed, and the retail price of the work. In addition to sending images, it is also helpful to us if you include your resume and any other supporting materials that help us get to know you and your artwork better.
To keep your submission materials as current as possible, we ask that you email your submission materials between September 1st and November 15th. Any materials we receive at other times during the year will be held until the next review cycle in December when they will be considered for the following gallery season. We hope that you will appreciate the need for this timetable. With a relatively short and busy six-month gallery season, while the gallery is open we work hard to represent our current artists very well. For this reason, the winter months when the gallery is not open daily is the time that we can ensure your artwork receives the thoughtful consideration that it deserves.
Our final decisions are based on a number of factors in addition to the quality of your artwork. We consider the medium in which you work and how well represented that medium is in our gallery. We also consider the price point and whether or not we feel that we have the right audience for your work. Your submission will receive our full consideration, and we thank you again for your interest in Edgewood Orchard Galleries.
Nell & J.R. Jarosh, Gallery Owners