Artist Exhibition Information
The Fine Print
For all exhibitions, HCA provides a press release to regional media, an “In the Gallery” feature on our website, promotion in our newsletter, an email invitation, and an opening reception. You are invited to visit the gallery and to join us at our opening receptions.
Pick-up and Drop-off
An artist who is unable to pick-up their artwork from the HCA during the scheduled dates/hours may make arrangements with the HCA to pick-up their work up to four (4) weeks after the exhibit ends. If after sixty (60) days an artist is unable to pick-up their piece(s), the artist will forfeit their artwork and ownership of the artwork will be transferred to the HCA.
The HCA takes all reasonable efforts to prevent the damage or loss of any artwork on display through careful storage and securing of artwork. Please note that the HCA does not employ the use of security alarms/cameras.
The HCA's insurance coverage does include damage/loss of exhibited artwork. All work lent for exhibition is insured from delivery through pickup at its consigned value, that is, 70% of its list price.
Selling Your Work
Exhibited work is offered for sale through the agreement of the artist and the HCA. Pricing of work is the responsibility of the artist. Prices provided by the artist are accepted at the discretion of the Director or her designee(s).
The profit from sold works is divided between the artist (70%) and HCA (30%). The funds collected by HCA help support HCA’s ambitious efforts to support artists at all stages in their explorations and professional development.
All work lent for exhibition is insured from delivery through pickup at its consigned value, that is, 70% of its list price.
Framing and Exhibiting Guidelines
These guidelines are designed to yield simple, successful presentation solutions that spotlight your art. Please know that costly frames are not required.
The finished presentation – front, back, top, bottom and sides – is part of the whole work. It should appear to be new and well crafted, without scratches. All work should be sturdy, not flimsy or fragile.
All work must be presented as ready‐to‐hang upon delivery. All 2D artwork (including framed works, canvases and panels) must have a wire hanging system. Wire should be attached to the back of the frame between one‐third and one‐quarter of the way down the piece. Stainless steel braided picture wire works best for smooth hanging and deters rusting.
No Sawtooth Hangers
Do not use sawtooth hangers. They are not strong enough to support the weight of most frames safely.
Some grand masterpieces are well suited for hand‐carved gold frames; however most pieces look best in modest frame moldings with clean lines and black, white, neutral, or natural wood finishes.
Photographs and all two‐dimensional work on paper should be matted with neutral tones (white or off‐white) and covered with clean, scratch‐free glass or Plexiglas.
Any photograph or digital image printed on an aluminum substrate must have its own hanging system included (see photo for example).
Float‐mounting the artwork over the mat, so that the edges are seen, is an option when an artwork has a deckle edge or is constructed with handmade paper. A spacer within the frame should be used to keep the art from touching the glass or Plexiglas.
When framing a stretched canvas no glass or Plexiglas is required – as the canvas needs to breathe.
Large oils or acrylics on heavy‐duty stretchers do not need to be framed. The canvas should be stapled on the back and the edge should be painted.
2D and 3D work cannot weigh more than 100 lbs.•
Sculptures can be displayed on pedestals provided by the HCA.
Quilts and other fiber work should include a sleeve or other place for your hardware – and be ready to hang.
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