The Preslar Gallery

Guidelines for artists exhibiting in the Preslar Gallery

Revised Feb. 17, 2019

The following guidelines are general rules and requirements for those who exhibit at the Preslar Gallery. There may be additional rules and requirements specific to a particular show, which, if any, will be provided as part of the call for art or prospectus.

  1. In open-call shows open to the community, artists must be based in Columbia County, Oregon, or any of the adjoining counties that could be reached directly by land (namely, Clatsop, Multnomah, and Washington counties of Oregon, as well as Cowlitz County in the State of Washington). Columbia County artists will receive a priority over others. In invitational and juried shows, specific eligibility requirements will apply.

  2. All artwork must be two-dimensional, wired (please do not use sawtooth!) and ready to hang, and no larger than three feet (91.4 cm) in height and no more than four feet (121.92 cm) in width. We may be able to accept a limited number of small three-dimensional works that can be securely mounted to a wall, but please inquire first. No item, inclusive of framing materials if any, may exceed 5 pounds (2.26 kg). While not required, the Gallery strongly encourages artwork to be framed and protected from dusts, humidity, and other possible sources of damages. The Gallery is located inside a converted industrial-use building that is now a multipurpose event center used by a variety of people and for a variety of purposes. For safety reasons particular to a multipurpose event space, we do not allow frames with glass.

  3. The gallery is located inside a multi-purpose event center. Due to a wide variety of groups and people utilizing this space throughout the month, we request that your art be appropriate for an all-ages setting. Controversial and thought-provoking art are welcome, however, they must be tasteful and presented not just for a shock value. If you have any doubt or question on this matter, contact the curator first. The gallery reserves rights to reject any artwork that is deemed inappropriate. The decision of the curator is final in this regard.

  4. There is a nominal administrative fee (varies depending on whether it is a solo show or a group show; please consult the prospectus) per artist, payable upon drop-off, in cash only in order to defray some of the expenses inherent in organizing shows. Fees are waived for artists under the age of 18. We also request all participating artists to promote this event. We will provide several digital materials you can use on your own website, email lists, and on social media.

  5. In order to participate in this show, you (or any person you may designate for this purpose) must be able to physically drop off and pick up your artwork at the Preslar Gallery, which is located at 32180 Pittsburg Road (Pittsburg-Saint Helens Road) in Yankton, Oregon.

  6. Artworks left past the designated pick-up day will incur a storage fee of $20 per week per item until the accrued storage fee equals the sales price of the artwork left unclaimed (or, $80 for NFS pieces). Any artwork that is left unclaimed for over 30 days from the official end of the show will be considered abandoned and become property of the gallery, and may be disposed of at the sole discretion of the Gallery director.

  7. The gallery does not process art sales. Artists must make a direct arrangement with buyers. Optionally, artists may opt to authorize the Gallery to hold buyers' payments (in check or money order only, made out to the artists) until the art pick-up date. All artwork must remain on display in the gallery until the official end of the show. Artists whose work are sold agree to remit 25 percent of the sales prices within 15 days of the official last day of the show to the curator.

  8. The gallery is not responsible for any damage, theft, or loss in connection with this show in any way. Since the gallery is located inside a multi-purpose facility, please avoid items that are extremely fragile or requiring frequent maintenance.

  9. All participating artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception. As we are always working to enhance our visitor experience and to make their trip to the Preslar Gallery worth their time and expense, any proposals you may have to offer a workshop (you may charge participants for a workshop and/or for materials), live art demo, or artist talk, will be greatly appreciated also.

  10. The gallery reserves rights to terminate any call for art earlier than its deadline date if the show is already full sooner. Please do not wait until the last minute.

Contact information

Location: 32180 Pittsburg Road, Saint Helens, Oregon 97051-9147
Phone: +1 503-825-2891
Email: Send a message here

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