The Local

Studio 23 now curates the art for The Local

To submit your artwork to The Local email a photo of your work to:
art at alameda artists dot com with the subject: ‘The Local Art Submission’.
Note: Be sure to include your contact information.  Phone: Email: Website: Address:

What you need to know:

  1. Artwork rotates every month (unless otherwise agreed upon).
  2. Artists are responsible for hanging and pulling down their own work.   Studio 23 will notify you when it is time to hang/pull.
  3. Use picture rail hanging hooks and wire as preferred. Please no nails in the wall.
  4. Hanging, Administration & Reservation Fee: $20
    Due date: 2 Months prior to your confirmed show.  Payable via PayPal email, you will receive hanging fee payment 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- picture rail hooks provided at The Local.
  • Signed Artist Agreement Form.  Print a copy to bring in with your work the day you hang.
  • Copy/Photo of form emailed to Studio 23 email: art at alameda artists dot com
  • Contact information typed separately along with form:  Email, URL, Social Media, Phone, Address. (No photo of this, please type it).
  • Framed and printed bio to hang by work.
  • Artist price sheet with your personal contact information to hang by art.
  • 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.
  • Share your promotion schedule with The Local, so it can be re-shared and promoted.
  • Plan an official event and coordinate with The Local’s event schedule.
  • Create an event page using Facebook and invite all of your friends through the event page’s invite button.
  • Ask The Local to add your event to their website and social media feeds.
  • 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 The Local’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 bulletin board (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.
4. Let The Local know that your art will walk out the door with the buyer, otherwise, they will be stopped from removing the artwork.  The Local: (510) 523-2116.

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.
  • The Local and Studio 23 are not responsible for stolen or damaged property.

Opening Reception: ( Optional)

The Local allows artists to have an opening reception.  You are in charge of putting it together and working it into the existing events The Local may have previously scheduled.   If you have special requests, then be sure to clear it with The Local first.  And obviously DO NOT bring any drinks or booze! Doing so competes with The Local’s 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.  The art walk happens from 6PM-9PM every 2nd Friday.  In addition, you can also opt to do a closing.  Totally up to you how you set it up.

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

Artwork comes down at the end of the month. A pull date will be given to you.  We do not store artwork.  The Local and Studio 23 are not responsible for artworks left beyond the agreed upon pick-up date.  Please be sure you pick your art up at the agreed upon time.  If there is a problem with picking up your art please contact Studio 23 to figure out an alternative date. Email: art at alameda artists dot com

Best of luck and have a great show!

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