How to Exhibit

2019 Members Co-Op Shows

In addition to the Fireside Gallery, Artisan Corner, and Annual Members Show, WCAC introduced the Co-Op Shows for member artists and artisans who want to showcase numerous pieces of work.  During these shows, we encourage you to engage fully with the gallery by running and managing your own exhibit and pursuing your own creative ideas and methods to advertise yourself.  We will hold two Members Co-Op Shows this year – each running for 6 1/2 weeks as follows:

Spring: April 9 – May 24           /           Fall: August 13 – September 27

If you are a current member and interested in being in a Co-Op Show this year, please review the Letter of Agreement (LOA), Artist Application, and Gallery Schematic thoroughly (see links below).  The LOA includes detailed information about the exhibit rules, spaces and fees, and both WCAC’s and exhibitor’s  responsibilities. The schematic shows the layout of the gallery spaces. 

To apply, please complete and sign both the Application and LOA, include your BIO/resume, and submit to WCAC as soon as possible – we allot spaces on a first come basis.  Upon approval, you will have 10 days to pay your fee, or risk losing your space.  We also require a signed W-9 (see link below)

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

WORKS MUST REMAIN IN THE GALLERY FOR THE DURATION OF THE SHOW!

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.