How to Exhibit

2018 Members Co-Op Shows


In addition to the Members Fireside Gallery and Annual Members Show, WCAC has introduced the Members Co-Op Shows to offer affordable gallery space to member artists and artisans who want to showcase larger bodies of work.  During these shows, we encourage you to engage fully with the gallery by running and managing your own exhibits and pursuing your own creative ideas and methods to help advertise yourselves.  We will hold four Members Co-Op Shows this year – each running for 39 days as follows:

March 19 – April 27 / May 1 – June 8 / July 24 – August 31 / September 4 – October 12

If you are interested in participating, please review the Letter of Agreement, Application and Gallery Schematic thoroughly (see below).  The Letter of Agreement includes detailed information about the program, exhibit spaces and fees, and responsibilities for both WCAC and exhibitors during these shows. The schematic shows the layout of the gallery spaces.  To apply, please complete and sign the Application at the end of the Letter of Agreement.  Note: You must be or become a current member to apply. 

We will allot gallery spaces on a first come basis, so please submit your application and resume/bio quickly. Upon approval, please return the signed Letter of Agreement , space fee, and a signed W-9 (see below) within 10 days to ensure your place in the show you applied for.  

Letter of Agreement (docx)  (pdf)
Application  (docx)  (pdf)
IRS Form W-9 (pdf)
Gallery Schematic (pdf)
2019 Exhibition Calendar (pdf)

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 Exhibition 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.