Would you like a venue to show and sell your work in the Main Street neighbourhood? Are you interested in joining a friendly group of artists? Do you work in a 2-D media? Is your work highly marketable and interesting? Then we want you!
Arts Off Main gallery is currently seeking submissions for a new artist/partner. We are a group of nine partner artists responsible for
the running of the gallery. Each partner has a designated area in the gallery for showing their work and is free to select and display whatever they choose.
We take turns staffing the gallery, about 2-3 full days per month each. There is a minimal monthly rent to pay for a convenient Main Street location and a buy-in cost in exchange for 100% of the sale of your work.
We are looking for someone who works well with others and has a
collaborative approach. Monthly meetings at the gallery allow us to catch
up with each other and make collective decisions on the gallery's
operations. We also use email to discuss a lot of topics.
Our aims are to offer reasonably priced, good quality artwork and gifts as well as to participate in the community. We've raised donations for the
Vancouver Food Bank for years and joined in Main Street merchants association activities.
Artists whose work is approved by the partnership will be invited to bring in some of their work and meet with the Partnership Committee. This will give the gallery a chance to see the actual work and for the artist to meet some of the members and ask any questions they may have.
A few facts:
Read more about us. We look forward to reviewing your work!
Julie McIntyre studied at the Banff Centre, Alberta in 1986 and received her BFA from Queen’s University with a major in printmaking. She has had solo shows in 19 public galleries in Canada and participated in well over 40 juried exhibitions, including 21 international credits to date. Julie has taught workshops across Canada and is an artist in residence with the Vancouver School Board and ArtStarts.
This small selection from Julie McIntyre’s Collecting Stories series celebrates activities that we choose to spare time for that are initiated for pleasure and enrich our lives without concern for financial compensation. This series is also the artist’s homage to hobbyists whose commitment and accomplishments may be unfairly dismissed as “amateur” precisely because they are not concerned with monetary gain. We should not discount their developing techniques and often life-long learning that follows their passion, nor their financial contributions. If it was not for scrapbookers, for instance, Julie would never have had the variety and affordability of designer papers to work with, or an audience that understands what it takes to make these paper quilts. Collecting Stories is the artist’s thank you to your passion in its purest form. Just for the love of making is admirable.
Arts Off Main is an artist-run gallery in Vancouver, BC offering affordable local art, gifts and framing.