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Showing Your Art 
at Art & Lit's Gallery

If you think you might like to have a show at Art & Lit, the first step is to send an email to BayViewArtLit@gmail.com telling us who you are and what kind of art you think you might like to show.  We'll take a look at your ideas and the calendar and see whether we both think it would work. 

To get an idea of what we've done so far, you can check out previous shows on this site's "Exhibits" page, or on our Facebook page
 

If you would like to be on our list to fill in for an artist who might have to cancel at the last minute, please let me know. We could prepare your exhibit and have it ready "just in case."

 

Gallery Spec Sheet

 

Exhibit Duration:

3 weeks

 

Gallery space:

  • Back wall (1): 3” high x 13” long

  • Side walls (2): 3” high x 5 ½” long

 

“Now Showing” sign:

Total including artist photo + name below: 1 1/8” high x 1” wide

           

Gallery color:

Mustard yellow ("Yellow Ochre")

 

Lighting:

2 overhead lights in center of gallery – remote controlled

 

Security:

Let's just say it involves a hairband, a cup hook, and a screw.

 

Flyers, Brochures, or Business cards holders:

  • 7 ½” x 6 ½” x 2 ½” – clear postcard holder with lid

  • 4” x 9” “rack cards” sized clear brochure holder without lid

  • Standard business card holder

 

Options for Printing Your Artwork:

  • Gallery can print images of your art (preferably high resolution images) on photo paper or card stock, on our home printer

  • You can print your own work and deliver to gallery

 

Setting Up:

Exhibits are typically changed Friday nights or Saturday mornings. Images are attached to walls with museum mounting putty. If you're in town, you're welcome to help with installation.

 

Audience:

Choose your own audience from our selection of various humans and/or animals (ducks, geese, chickens) or gallery can choose the audience and change it periodically.

Publicity:

Our street gets a lot of walking traffic due to the nearby Rose Garden and Codornices Park, so it's not unusual for about 200 people to look into the gallery each week (depending on the season and the weather). Once your show is up, we'll announce it on our Facebook page and include photos of the prepared exhibit. We can also include any links to other locations you like, such as Instagram, Etsy, or your website. Gallery has room for a QR code to be displayed in the library window, if you like.
Once the show is over we'll add your exhibit images to our website.

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