Core Member Prospectus

 

Core Artist Members are focused professionals with a comprehensive body of work who seek to expand their collector base and participate in a cohesive, vibrant artistic collaborative. Core Artists are active participants in staffing, operations and decision-making.  Core artist members have a two-person show every 24-36 months in the main gallery. In addition, Core members participate in the annual Core member group show, and have the opportunity to sell art via our partnership with 1stdibs.com, as well as other benefits listed below. 1stdibs.com is a well-respected 3rd party online retailer of fine art and luxury goods that works exclusively with galleries. Our reach is greatly extended with this online platform, which has proven itself to be successful over a very short period of time.

 

Core membership is designed for artists who are looking to be a part of a well-run, dynamic collective of emerging and established artists, and to exhibit in a well-respected Boston gallery.

 

Core membership may not be a good fit for someone who has limited time available for gallery staffing responsibilities, or who is located at a distance from Boston, which could make attendance at events and meetings difficult.

 

Core membership is capped at 28 members, which limits the number of spaces available in any given year. Core Membership applications are vetted by the Director and Assistant Director and are then juried by Core Members.  New member applications are accepted in June, with an application deadline of July 1st. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 15th; memberships begin and renew on September 1st.

 

There is no fee to apply. Application is competitive, and artists are not guaranteed acceptance.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Limited to 28 Core members

  • Annual membership fee of $1,250/yr paid in full within 30 days of renewal date.

    • Option to set up recurring payments at $110/mo ($1320/yr) to cover processing fees.

    • A one-time commitment fee for new members of $200 is payable upon acceptance.

  • September Membership Renewal

  • 2 person Exhibition

  • Exhibiting approximately every 24-36 months

  • Sales commission of 60/40 (Artist/Gallery)

  • Participation in yearly core member exhibition

  • 3 free submissions to yearly juried call-for-art exhibition

  • 1st Dibs third party online fine art retail website

  • Fountain Street gallery’s online website shop

  • Gallery website representation includes full page with images, bio and external links

  • Artist Binder

  • Flat-file rotation (when available; exhibition off year)

 

MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monthly gallery staffing (two 3-hr shifts/month)

  • 1 gallery administrative task

  • Attend membership meetings (quarterly)

  • 2 year membership commitment

  • 90 days written notice on termination of membership

 

 


The application for Core Membership is online only.  Core applicants are vetted by the Director and Assistant Director and are then juried by a committee of Core Members. An in-person interview or studio visit is also required.

 

To apply, please submit the following information:

  • Artist Statement

  • Artist Bio

  • Current CV/Exhibition History

  • Image list (.pdf or .docx) sheet listing title, media, dimensions, price, and date created for the corresponding images included below.

  • 5 jpeg images of artwork created within the past three years. FILES MUST BE LABELED artist last name_title.jpg
    Upload  JPEG files,  300dpi, 6 in. longest side, max file size 2MB. If this is a 3D piece, you may upload one additional image.

 

Questions? Feel free to CONTACT US for more information.