We accept submissions for Gallery Artists and SAP throughout the year by email only. They are saved and reviewed periodically. However, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we may not respond to each one.
Woodlands Gallery is a commercial gallery representing a select group of Canadian artists whose work we accept mostly on consignment. We represent professional artists from emerging to established career levels and in varied price ranges.
Your work should have a unique and identifiable style that is consistent and somewhat predictable. Your style should be developed enough to be easily recognized as your own by collectors and dealers.
Consistency in pricing is a must. An established pricing formula and periodic increases, according to the demand of your work, will add more long term value and credibility. Most artists establish a price list on a sliding scale according to size or series. Discounting and price inconsistencies not only devalues your work, but confuses collectors and dealers.
Representation for our gallery artists is ongoing, which means we’ll always have a small collection of each artists work in the gallery for viewing at all times. Selected artists may be chosen for solo, duo or group exhibitions throughout their representation. All gallery artists get regular rotating displays of their work curated by our gallerists throughout the year, as well as promotion by email, social media, and our website. Many pieces get framed for display (at no cost to the artist) with either a custom frame or something from our assortment of gallery frames.
When artwork is sold, the gallery keeps a commission which covers the gallerists’ salaries, general operating costs, marketing, advertising and promotion. The artist receives payment after the sale is final.
There are so many spectacular artists who apply, but deciding factors range widely and often depend on timing. We may add up to three or four new gallery artists per year but other times none for a couple years. Even if your artwork could be a great fit, we may already represent (or have approached) an artist with a similar painting style.
If you’ve made a submission in the past, don’t hesitate to apply again in the future.
If you are interested in being considered for representation as a Gallery Artist at Woodlands Gallery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the subject line “Your Name, Gallery Artist Submission” and include the following.
- Cover Letter or Statement about why you feel your work would be a great fit with Woodlands Gallery
- 6 to 10 Images of Recent Work, completed within the last year
- Artist Biography
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Current Retail Price List, of unframed works
- Links to Website and Social Media