Alameda Island Brewing Company

Studio 23 has been curating art for the Alameda Island Brewing Company for about 3 years now.  No commission, just a small hanging fee of $20.
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To submit your artwork to AIBC please use the instructions on the general submission page but make your email’s subject: ‘AIBC Art Submission’.
Note: Be sure to include your contact information.    Phone: Email: Website: Address:

What you need to know:

  1. Artwork rotates every 2 months, also see http://www.alamedaartists.com/calendar/
  2. Arists are responsible for hanging and pulling down their own work.   Studio 23 will notify you when it is time to hang/pull.
  3. Nothing that requires more then a nail should be hung without prior approval.
  4. Hanging, Administration & Reservation Fee: $20

Why the hanging fee?  Studio 23 has been curating art for the brewery for about 3 years.  While we loved providing this service for free, we have decided to require a small hanging fee.  This pays for the time we put into managing the Call For Arts, curating the shows, managing these websites, calendars and spreadsheets as well as keeping paperwork up-to-date.

We also help promote the location, the artist and the event.  See more details regarding this specifically below.

We typically spend anywhere from 1-4 hours a week into curating this show.  We have never even taken commission.  All the money goes directly to the artist.  In order to keep providing this service, we decided to request a small fee.

This fee is an investment towards your space, a commitment that you will indeed show with us on the months you agree to.  It takes time to find and coordinate artists.  If we have someone drop out, it takes even more time to try to scramble to find a replacement. It also goes towards administration costs, the time we put into it each week, as well as to various forms of online marketing for the event and for the Call For Art.

We want all artists to be able to show their work.  If the $20 fee makes showing your work impossible, please feel free to discuss this with us so we can work something out for you.

  1. Hanging Fee due date: 2 Months prior to your confirmed show.  Payable via Paypal email, you will receive this information after you have been approved.

What you will need to bring with you to hang:

  • Please be sure to bring your own hanging supplies.
  • Signed Artist Agreement Form.  Print a copy to bring in with your work the day you hang.
  • Contact information for Studio 23.  Email, URL, Social Media, Phone, Address.
  • Framed and printed bio to hang by work.
  • Painting Information Tags.

 


Marketing your work: Optional, but recommended

  • Be sure to use social media to market your work.
    Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Tumbler are just a few locations to promote your show.
  • Create an offical event page using Facebook and invite all of your friends through the event page’s invite button.
  • Ask Alameda Island Brewery to add your event to their website and any email blasts.
  • You can also have postcards created. If you want help designing a postcard visit jessicawarren.net.

Studio 23 will help you market your show.

  • We feature Alameda Island Brewing Company’s Artist in our email blast that goes out to over 2000 local art lovers (When applicable).
  • We share your work on social media.
  • Your art will be featured on Digifli, a community digital bulletinboard  (When applicable).
  • To reach even more people please friend us on Facebook so we can help you promote your show.
  • Join our art group on Facebook where we post ongoing art events in the Alameda area. facebook.com/groups/alamedaartists 

Selling your work:

It is your job to sell your work.  Be sure to have your contact information on the wall.  You can choose to allow someone to take it with them if they’ve paid but do not leave a blank spot on the wall.  Be sure to replace your sold piece asap.  Work sells better if you do it on the spot, if someone is interested don’t wait.  However this is just a suggestion, if you prefer you can arrange to meet a client in person.  If you choose to arrange a sale over the phone and/or email, feel free to use the following method.

1. Put your phone number up on your tags and bio that accompanies your work.
2. Put your Paypal email (or w/e $ src you use) on the tags and bio.
3. Once the client’s payment has gone through allow them to remove your work to take home on-the-spot.

Important Notes:

  • You can arrange the entire sale over your cell phone, just do not allow the patron to take the work until you see the payment has cleared!
  • Please come in asap to replace the empty spot.
  • Alameda Island Brewing Company and Studio 23 are not responsible for stolen or damaged property.

Opening Reception: ( Optional)

AIBC allows artists to have an opening reception.  You are in charge of putting it together.  If you have special requests, then be sure to clear it with AIBC first.  And obviously DO NOT bring any drinks or booz! Doing so  competes with AIBC sales.

We suggest you pick the first month’s 2nd Friday to host your opening reception. 2nd Friday is the night of The Alameda/Jingletown Artwalk.  In addition you can also do a closing for the 2nd month you are up.  Totally up to you.

Once you have the date(s) confirmed you can request AIBC to have your opening reception listed here FridayArtwalk.com

Best of luck and have a great show!

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