Featured Artist Showcase “CO-OP” Program


Featured Artist Showcase
Part of the 2016 re-formatting of the gallery included the addition of our Featured Artists Showcase.  The showcase features 2-3 month rotating consignments of original work from local artists in the main gallery portion of the store.  In 2017, we presented local artists with an additional option of a “Co-Op” type display with a small space rental fee and a lowered consignment rate.
Here is a synopsis of the “Co-Op” 3-month program:
Co-op” consignment Artists may consign up to 20 original artworks (Size dependent) for a 3 month term including a pre-paid $50 “co-op fee” per  month, and a reduced consignment rate of 20%. These spaces consist of approx. 2 1/2-3 wall panels (4′ x 8′),and are renewable after the initial 3 months upon approval of the gallery staff. Artists will be expected to be present during the opening reception for their prospective showcase and to promote the showcase through their own websites,client lists and social media. In addition, the artists are encouraged to rotate new artworks into the showcase during the three month consignment period.
Additional Benefits:
In Addition, the gallery will create a web page for each of the co-op program artists during their term at the gallery.  Individual artists’ pages will feature all original works in the gallery and direct links to the gallery store, plus artist biographies, social media and other website links.
HERE is the consignment agreement for this program
HERE is a link to the current Featured Artists Showcase page
 Featured Artist Paul Toews
In General
The gallery accepts up to 14 artists per consignment period for this program. Artists will be accepted into the program by approval of the gallery manager/owners. Artwork will be accompanied by individual artist biographies.  New art submissions will be published on the gallery website/social media with the artists’ information and any available photos.  
Introductions of new art and artists in the program will coincide with the scheduled receptions for the monthly featured showings.This program is open to artists of all media and themes, although the gallery reserves the right to discern entries on the basis of appropriate subject matter and finished quality of the consigned items.  All consigned artwork must be adequately framed/presented and ready to hang with the title,retail price & artist information clearly listed on the back of each piece.
Supporting the local arts scene has been a long-standing tradition at the gallery and this new program, in conjunction with the monthly featured showings, will provide a much better showcase for Northwest artists. Here’s a printable pdf document about the program:  featured artist consignments
If you are an artist and are interested in participating in this new program, contact Brent Allen @ elsinoregallery@outlook.com. Digital submissions of artwork are preferred for consideration.