There are two levels of Membership.
Level one is a General Membership. The benefits of a General Membership are:
- Use our Visa and Master Card Account to accept payment at shows and exhibitions in which you may participate
- Take advantage of discounts at our workshops
- Take advantage of discounts offered by some retailers
- Benefit from a free listing on our website, including text and 3 pictures per year of membership ...additional pictures may be added at the modest cost of $10.00 each.
- Take advantage of the trails on this beautiful property for sketching or plein air painting or just enjoy a stroll through the bush. (Note: Smoking and dogs are prohibited on the trails due to fire hazard in the bush and the need not to disturb wildlife who make their home there.)
The cost of a General Membership is $50.00
Level two is an Exhibitors' Membership which permits an Artist to exhibit work in the Gallery.
The spaciousness of the Gallery permits suitable display areas for various media, be it paintings, glass, pottery, textiles, woodworking, jewellery etc. The work of all exhibiting artists must go through a jury process. Any display structures brought in must also be approved. Artists are encouraged to keep their displays fresh and attractive by rearranging and/or changing their material regularly. Artists understand that their work may be used for advertising purposes by the Gallery.
The cost for exhibiting work in the Gallery is $300.00 per season (May to mid-November) payable $150.00 November 1 and $150.00 payable May 1.
All Guest Artists must have a General Membership. Guest artists will exhibit for approximately a month at a time, but may exhibit more than once a season if they wish and as space is available. They will be listed on the the Guest Artist page on the website along with the period of time in which their work will be on display. The listing will remain up for the entire season.
The work of all Guest Artists must be juried by sending 3 to 5 digital images to firstname.lastname@example.org . This applies only if your work has not been juried previously for inclusion in the Gallery or if your medium has changed.
The cost of being a Guest Artist is $50.00 in addition to the Membership Fee and this Guest Artist Fee is refundable if the Artist joins the Gallery for the balance of the season, provided it is for a period of 3 months or signs up for Membership to exhibit in the following year. The rate for the balance of the year Exhibitor's Membership will be pro-rated. A 20 % commission is taken on sales and credit card charges apply in every case. The space set aside for Guests Artists is the space at the top of the stairs...the first thing a visitor sees as he/she enters the Gallery. A Guest Artist may wish to use the lower gallery downstairs. The cost is $100.00 per month and this is also refundable on the same basis.
The Gallery will advertise these events, free of charge in the following : the Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre Newsletter, on the websites of the Gallery; Arts Milton; What's On Where (CKCO-TV), the Guelph Tourism News, Culture Blast and The Loop. Copy advertising these events will be sent to : the Communique of the Elora Arts Council; the Arts & Culture Calendar of Events of the Guelph Arts Council; the newsletter of the Central Ontario Art Association (COAA); The Guelph Mercury; the Fergus Elora News Express including its 4 associate newspapers ...the Arthur Enterprise News...the Minto Express...the Independent Plus...and the Mount Forest Confederate; The Pennysaver; The Tribune ; The Wellington Advertiser; the K-W Record; the Ontarion; CJOY, CHYM and FM98.5 CKWR; What's On in CW; Whatson.ca. The Gallery will place the notice of each artist's exhibition on The Zine (internet) if the artist so wishes. The cost of this advertising is $55.00 for a two week advertisement, and $65.00 for four weeks.
Set-up and take-down of exhibitions will normally take place on week-ends unless other arrangements are made.
The Gallery encourages the Guest Artists to make and distribute his/her own flyers to promote his/her exhibition and e-mail his/her own clients. If the artist so wishes the Gallery will add the names of artist's clients to the Gallery list of clients and e-mails announcing the exhibition will be sent out to all clients automatically. The Gallery also recommends that the Guest Artist hold an Opening Reception for the exhibition at the Gallery. The date of the reception will be included in the notices placed in publications.
Works of Individual Artists:
In the ARTISTS GALLERIES area of this website you will find the works of individual artists. The artists can be contact through our FEEDBACK FORM.
Applications and Payment of Fees:
Applications for both General and Associate Memberships to Exhibit may be downloaded from this website (see links below). Once completed they may be e-mailed to the Gallery or sent by Canada Post. Fees may be paid by cheque or by credit card using the payment forms found at the bottom of the applications.
Hours of Operation:
The Gallery is open from May to November, inclusive, seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All artists exhibiting in the Gallery are required to do Gallery Duty, which generally speaking, will be one day a month. There will be special occasions and special events where additional personnel is required and additional volunteer days will be requested .
The Gallery is equipped with a monitored security system. Each exhibiting artist will have his/her own code for the system. As well, a surveillance system is in place. The Gallery does not provide insurance for artists' work. While Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre endeavours to safeguard all work in the Gallery, artists place their work in the Gallery at their own risk.
Workshops in various media will be conducted throughout the season. Some very skilled members of the Gallery as well as outside instructors are anxious to share their talents and knowledge. Notices of the dates and applications for these workshops will be posted on the website early in the season. Members will receive a discount.
If you have questions or comments please feel free to contact us through our FEEDBACK FORM
- Click here to download Application for General Membership
- Click here to download the Renewal for General Membership
Application for Gallery Exhibition Space
- Click here for Application for Gallery Exhibition Space
- Click here to download the Renewal for Gallery Exhibition Space