Member Artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work annually, in conjunction with one or more other artists, either another member of the collective or a non-island artist. They may participate in the group shows, invitationals and open calls that VALISE holds each year. They are encouraged to show and sell a wide variety of work, including 2-D and 3-D art, installations, performances, video, sound, and media as well.
All members commit to at least one year of involvement and are expected to be active participants in gallery operations according to their expertise and interest. Possibilities include curating and installing shows, marketing and p.r., hosting openings, social media and gallery staffing on Fridays and Saturdays. Members learn from each other by discussing new ideas, collaborating, and supporting each other’s creative development. Members meet on the first Monday of each month to discuss issues, concerns and projects. Attendance is expected and is an important part of gallery operations and experience.
Sales are conducted in the gallery and on the website. Member Artists receive a 60% commission split on sales. The other 40% goes to pay rent, utilities and other gallery expenses.
Dues are $50 a month.