How to Exhibit at Wayne Arts

Create! Connect! Inspire!  That's what you'll do when you exhibit your work at the Wayne County Council for the Arts!  

Wayne County Council for the Arts (WCCA) is now planning gallery exhibitions and programs for 2018 and 2019.  

New proposals are considered on a rolling basis.


One of our main goals is to support local and regional artists. We are fortunate to have two galleries where artists can exhibit their work. The larger Main Gallery is open to any artist. The Christine Mori Fayad Gallery is smaller and is for members of Wayne Arts.  There is no admission fee to visit the gallery and receptions are free and open to the public.

Artists  are invited to submit proposals for gallery exhibitions for consideration by WCCA’s Board of Directors.

Proposals are welcome from visual artists in all media. You may wish to share the gallery space with another

artist or small group. Priority will be given to WCCA members but ALL submissions will be considered. 

If you would like the opportunity to exhibit your artwork in either of the Wayne Arts galleries, please send

the following to:
             Wayne County Council for the Arts
             Exhibit Opportunities
             108 West Miller St.
             Newark, NY 14513

    • Cover letter: a short description of the proposed exhibit, theme and title.
    • Artist's contact information, including postal address, e-mail address, and best phone number to reach you.
    • Resume or bio and Artist Statement: show artist’s experience, list of past exhibitions, other related work experience, and any additional    

      background information.
    • Work samples: Also send a portfolio of 6-10 images of the type of work you are proposing to exhibit, preferably electronic, (CD/DVD, thumb  

      drive, email). If submitting hard copy samples, provide good quality photos or photocopies. Please DO NOT submit originals. Please tell us if    

      you want your work samples returned.

    •​ For members wishing to exhibit in the Fayad Gallery these materials will be used for PR purposes, not for selection purposes.


EXHIBITING IN THE MAIN GALLERY
    •    $100.00 for a one month exhibit.
    •    Please provide light refreshments for reception. Beverages, cups, paper products are provided.

    •    The resume, bio, artist statement and images of your work that you submit with your porposal will be used in press releases and publicity    

          that we send out.
    •    100 postcards for promoting your exhibit. Additional postcards can be ordered from us.
    •    Wayne Arts sends postcards to all members and includes your exhibit on the poster, website calendar, exhibit schedule and Facebook. 

    •    The resume, bio, artist statement and images of your work that you submit with your proposal will be used in press releases and publicity 

         that we send out.
    •    Reception is usually on the first Saturday during the exhibit from 4-6 pm.
    •    Gallery staff during regular gallery hours, other times by appointment.
    •    Exhibitors are expected to select, hang, label and remove their own work according the the Exhibit Schedule. Someone from the Wayne    

         Arts Exhibits Committee will be available to assist.​

    •   The Main Gallery has approximately 75 linear feet of wall space and about twenty 12 inch square pedestals of various heights for 3-D work.         

    •   If you wish to see the space before committing to exhibit please contact the gallery.


EXHIBITING IN THE CHRISTINE MORI FAYAD MEMBERS' GALLERY
    •    Free to members in good standing.
    •    Your exhibit will be included on the postcard, poster, website, exhibit calendar, exhibit schedule and Facebook pages. Postcards go to all

         Wayne Arts members.  You may order additional postcards from Wayne Arts to send to your contacts.
    •    We request you provide light refreshments for the reception which will be the same day and time as the reception in the Main Gallery.
    •    Beverages, cups, paper products for reception will be provided.

    •    Exhibitors are expected to select, hang, label and remove their own work according the the Exhibit Schedule. If requested, someone from  

         the Wayne Arts Exhibits Committee may be available to assist.​

    •    Pedestals may or may not be available depending on the exhibit in the Main Gallery. 

    •    The resume, bio, artist statement and images of your work that you submit with your proposal will be used in press releases and publicity

         that we send out.


OTHER

    •    You may share the exhibit with another person or a group of artists.


HANGING YOUR ART in the Gallery

    *   Watch this VIDEOwith a simple method for hanging your art in the gallery.  Thanks to our member John Domm!


NOTIFICATION
    • WCCA will notify artist promptly after submissions are reviewed for both Main and Fayad Galleries.

    • For proposals selected for exhibition, WCCA will be responsible for administration, collecting sales taxes, and security. 
    • Insurance is not included. Please insure your own art work.
    • WCCA takes a 25% commission on sale of each artwork and all sales are final.

Questions?
Call 315-331-4593  or email
info@wayne-arts.com