Requirements to Sell and Show as a LexArt Member
To continue the tradition of a strong member involvement at LexArt and maintain a broadly affordable fee structure, our sales and exhibition programs include cooperative work responsibilities. Members who choose to sell and/or to enjoy reduced entry fees for shows must commit to cover gallery hours and use the Point-of-Sale cashiering system. The Point-of-Sale system is easy to learn; LexArt provides at-home video training and in-person support.
Selling in the Gallery Gift/Retail Space
Each 8-10 weeks (excluding the holiday season), we will offer members the opportunity to submit inventory for sale in the Nye Gallery Gift Shop. Items will be juried by a group of volunteers, based on quality, creativity, and sales mix (diversity of merchandise and price points, seasonality, etc.). Inventory on display will rotate every 8 weeks or more often given the reality of sales. The number of items made by each individual that can be on display at one time will be determined by the size of the items as well as available space.
Prerequisite. For work to be considered for juried inclusion, a member must have covered at least three gallery slots (total nine hours) during the preceding three months, or nine slots (total 27 hours) during the preceding twelve months – excluding the hours of the Holiday Marketplace.
Selling at the Holiday Marketplace and at Other LexArt Sales Events
All LexArt sponsored sales events (such as the Holiday Marketplace and Parking Lot Sales) will be organized and operated by the participants in the sale with LexArt providing supports consisting of inventory input and sales tracking, providing labels for price tags, bags, etc.
The number of shifts required of each participant will vary from event to event, and will vary with the hours of operation, number of required personnel, and number of selling participants. Sales event organizers may choose to recruit non-selling members to volunteer for sales shifts, but doing so will be the responsibility of the event organizers. Any participation by non-selling members is on a purely voluntary basis and is not a requirement or expectation of membership.
Exhibiting at LexArt Shows
LexArt members enjoy free entry to at least two member exhibits per year and reduced entry fees to other juried shows. To ensure that our gallery is staffed during the run of these shows, we require that each member who has one or more pieces selected for a show cover at least one gallery slot during the run of the show.