Would you like to showcase your art in a retail gallery? Would you like to get access to a wider audience? You would like to share and sell your story? Boaston Society tells us how you can get your work seen.
Boaston Society is pleased to offer young local talented creative artists and designers a space to market and sell their work. Every month our team will go over art submitted by different artists and select artworks to add to the retail gallery. We are looking for unique, original or limited-production high quality work that is priced to sell. To make sure we get the best pieces, we request 3 or more images representing your current work, and if accepted, work may not be limited to these 5 images. The store’s evolving aesthetic, style, seasonality and display space requirements determine the work accepted. Work must be less than three years old.
You will be emailed notice with a contract, inventory form and a participation options sheet. We may ask you to bring additional pieces of work, depending on your medium, such as cards and jewellery. Base commission is 25% including handling fee.
Online submissions- Photographic Requirements
Submit jpeg files: Maximum size 3 MB, maximum resolution 200 ppi, dimension on shortest side 1200 ppi. Label photos with: your last name, title, size, medium and price. By submitting appealing photos of your work, you are more likely to be accepted into our space and you can use these images to broaden your reach into other markets. These photographs will also be used to market your art in the store and on our online store. Should you need to have professional photographs taken of your work, we have arranged special pricing with Mpumelelo Macu from Basement Pixels at http://basemntpixels.co/
Delivery of work
Work may be delivered during the 1st week of each month by the 5th. After viewing the actual work, we reserve the right to reject work that is not up to the quality standards acceptable to the store. The work will be installed and a public “Reception” will be held on days to be confirmed by store management.
Prepare your work for delivery to the Store
Each piece of work delivered should be labelled with artist first name, middle initial, last name; title of work; dimensions; medium; and retail price. Wrap your work. All respect and care will be taken when handling and storing work, but the Boaston Society Store assumes no responsibility for damage. Fill out contract, participation sheet and inventory sheet, but do not assign numbers to inventory. Paintings and prints (2-D work) The “fit and finish” of your work is important. Quality wrapped canvases and good-quality framing is desirable. Signatures on work are important.
- All 2D work must arrive with hanging wire attached, on D-rings. Saw tooth hangers are not accepted.
- Ceramics and Sculpture (3-D work) Decorative sculptural work and functional work is popular. Please identify if your functional work (i.e., glass, ceramic, metal) is food safe, dishwasher-safe, microwaveable, and indoor/outdoor safe.
- Jewellery – Artist crafted elements are desired. Assembled work is accepted based on the quality of the materials used and originality of combinations. Earring wires must be non-allergenic, non-reactive sterling silver, gold, or surgical steel; no plated ear wires, please. Please identify on the tag or card the metal content of your products.
When you bring your artwork, you set your retail price and your profit for each art type and size.
You control the rights to your work
What’s yours is yours! When you bring your artwork to our store, you continue to control the rights to it. We’ve made it easy for you to be able to sell some of that creativity work that has been hanging in your studio wall and will make it available through their store and online store without forfeiting your rights to your work, nice.
We will spread the word and create engaging displays for your art to get top exposure. We will also promote your art on Facebook and Twitter accounts. On our online store, we will add products, send and encourage you to share the link with everyone you know. Artists will be required to promote their art.
About Boaston Society
Boaston Society Store, located at 55 Long Street, Cape Town is a creative ecosystem with an integrated apparel store, retail gallery of local art. Our retail gallery’s mission is to provide community visibility to young and emerging artists, and promote African creative programs. Visit our website or Facebook page for more information. Send us questions to firstname.lastname@example.org