How to Exhibit

In addition to the Members’ Fireside Gallery and Annual Members’ Show, WCAC is offering affordable gallery space to member artists who want to showcase larger bodies of work. Participating artists will be encouraged to pursue their own creative ideas and methods to help advertise themselves during each show.


The 2017 Members Co-Op Shows will each run for 5-1/2 weeks:

April 4 – May 12;         July 5 – August 11;     August 15 – September 22.

If you are an artist or crafts artisan interested in participating in a co-op show at WCAC, please review the Letter of Agreement and Application thoroughly. The Letter of Agreement includes detailed information about the exhibit space and fees, as well as the  gallery’s obligation to the artists and the artists’ obligations to the gallery. To apply, complete and sign the Co-Op Application Form at the end of the Letter of Agreement document.   

Spaces will be allocated on a first come basis, so please submit your application with your resume/bio quickly. Upon approval, you must return the signed Letter of Agreement and space fee within 10 days to ensure your place in the show for which you have applied.  Note: you must be or become a current member to apply to be a Co-Op Artist!

Letter of Agreement

Gallery Schematic
2017 Exhibition Calendar

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center
P.O. Box 388
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Guidelines for the Fireside Members’ Gallery

The Fireside Members’ Gallery is open to all members of WCAC.

Members may submit either two (2) entries, each not to exceed the outside measure of 42″ combined height + width, including frame (examples:  18″ x 24″; 21″x 21; 16″ x 26″; 12″ x 30″), or one (1) large entry, not to exceed 36″ wide x 36″ high, including frame.

Original (first-hand, not imitative, not copied, not reproduced) works in any medium which have not been previously exhibited at the Gallery are eligible.

Paintings and other two dimensional works should be properly framed, wired, and ready for hanging. No masking tape, scotch tape, dirty mats or improper backing allowed. All Artwork should be labeled with the Artist’s name, Title, Medium, Price and Contact information.

All works must be for sale, with 40% of the selling price to be retained by WCAC. Deliver work with identification labels attached (on back of framed works or to the base of three-dimensional works).

WCAC reserves right of refusal for submitted works.

Works must be delivered at times stated unless prior arrangements have been made – call the gallery for contact information 795-229-4949.

  • Delivery times & dates for the Fireside Members Gallery are 10:00 am to Noon on the Saturday prior to the Opening Date of the upcoming exhibition. See the Exhibit Calendar for opening dates.
  • Delivery dates for the Annual Members’ Show are defined in the Call For Entries Form.
  • Complete a Fireside Gallery Inventory Form (pdf) to include when you deliver your artwork


Note:  Artists who exhibit in the Fireside Members’ Gallery are requested to volunteer at least four (4) hours per year as a Desk Volunteer unless they are already making a significant volunteer contribution to the Gallery in other areas.

Guidelines for displaying unframed works in bins

WCAC Member Artists are allowed to display up to six (6) matted PAINTINGS in the Fireside Gallery Bins. Paintings should be shrink-wrapped or packaged in clear cello bags and should be labeled with the Artist’s name, Title, Medium, Price and Contact information.

Limited Edition gicleé prints of original paintings by WCAC Member Artists may be displayed in designated Fireside Gallery Bins. The gicleés must be numbered (e.g., 2/25 = #2 of an edition of 25) and signed by the artist. The print must be matted and either shrink-wrapped or packaged in clear cello bags, and must be labeled as a gicleé print along with the Artist’s name, Title, Painting Medium, Price and Contact information. Only one print of each image may be displayed at a time. If prints are available in multiple sizes, only one print per size may be displayed, and each copy counts toward the total number of prints allowed.

A Maximum of six (6) different gicleé prints may be displayed in the designated gicleé bin

Complete an Fireside Gallery Bins Inventory Form (pdf) for your Matted Paintings or Gicleé Prints. Print the completed form and bring to the gallery with your artwork.