Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1- What is the cost to join the LARC Gallery? Artists pay $11.00 per linear foot.
2- Do artists pay a commission? Only on credit card sales (5%).
3- Is there an extra charge for cards & prints? Yes. $2.00 extra per month.
4- What is the length of commitment per term? 3 months paid up front.
5- Is there an extra charge for 3-D displays? No. The artist pays $11.00 per linear foot, but if the display requires two walls (in other words…a corner), then the artist pays for both lengths of wall. There are some size & depth restrictions that apply. Since the Gallery does not charge a commission, each 3-D artist must provide their own display cases, which are subject to Gallery approval.
6- Is there a jury process? No. The LARC insures quality by insisting that all work is original, well-executed and well-presented.
7- “Do I have to gallery sit?” No, but your help would be very welcomed and may become necessary during the busy, summer months.
8- “Do I have to join a committee?” No, but I welcome your involvement in the Gallery and as mentioned above, it may become necessary during the busy, summer months.
9- Is there a wait list? Yes. Length of list and time to wait varies.
10- Does the LARC participate in the local Art Walk? Yes. First Friday Artwalk Sequim is held every month from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. See www.sequimartwalk.com (Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond) for more info and a self-guiding map. We rotate a featured artist (or two) every month. We also hold a monthly Demo Day on the 3rd Friday.
11- Does my work have to be original? Yes. The artist must own all rights to the work that is displayed at the LARC. All assembled work (jewelry, collage, assemblage, etc) must be of the artist’s own design.
12- Can I display cards & prints ONLY? Sorry, but no. The display of cards & prints is limited to LARC artists who have rented wall space.
13- Does the LARC have a web page for artists? Yes. For a $25 setup fee, you may have a web page with images (limited to 20) of your work & a bio. See the Shirley Mercer page on this website for what a web page looks like.
14- What are the guidelines for hanging my work? Each artist must leave 3 inches on each side of their work, so there is a buffer between artists. 2-D work must be ready to hang and preferred hardware is “softwire” and D-rings. We are currently hanging on picture hangers (no rail/cable system at this time). Please do not bang a nail into the wall and call it good. Buy some picture hangers (Wal Mart or Home Depot carries them). If you need help hanging your work, you must coordinate with me.
15- Can I sell my “bargain bin” items at the LARC? No. The LARC is a FINE ART Gallery and does not accept items that are not in good condition. The Gallery reserves the right to remove any work that is not in good condition.
16- Why is there a classroom at the Gallery? If I can’t teach classes and do matting & framing while I’m at the Gallery, I will have to charge all artists either a commission on sales or a “fee to join.”
17- What about title cards? Each artist is responsible for title cards. Print “Title”, Artist name, medium & price on CARD STOCK. Attach to the wall with blue painter’s tape. I will make them for you, but I’ll charge you $1.00 for each card.
18- Who do I contact for more LARC information? Shirley Mercer, Owner – 360-460-9874 .