Hallway @ Mercat Cafe'
Fill out this form to submit for exhibition consideration at Hallway @ Mercat Cafe' located at the entrance of Mercat by 1915 Coffee at 40 Cannon St. The Hallway @ Mercat Cafe' is managed and curated by Gallery 40. Only two dimensional artwork will be accepted to be displayed in the Hallway @ Mercat Cafe'. Examples of mediums for exhibitions include but it is not limited to: painting, drawing, pastels, printmaking, relief paintings, photography, encaustics, etc. All artwork must be of a tasteful subject manner befit for a public business space.
For Any Questions/Inquiries: Please email Gallery 40 at email@example.com.
Deadline: The call will be open till all dates have been booked to capacity.
Each exhibition will run in 2 month intervals (see form for selection of month choices), and will be comprised of 3 artists during one exhibition at a time. Each artist will be able to use approximately 16' of wall space for relatively priced 2D artworks. The exhibition usually starts in the middle of the month.
Submitting an exhibition proposal is not a guarantee of booking your desired exhibition dates. In the event that the current year calendar becomes fully booked, the applicant will be given the option of taking available dates for the following year Exhibition Calendar.
Artist Fee/Payments: A one time Artist Fee of $25 will be due before the time of Installation. Once accepted, an online invoice will be sent to be paid before installation. It is at the discretion of the Gallery Director to approve or deny any artwork/collection for any reason. Artists with an unpaid Artist Fee will be removed for the exhibition's roster.
Accepted Payment Forms: Cash/Check/Paypal/All Major Credit Cards
Cancellations: In the event of a cancellation, Gallery 40 will need to be notified at least ONE WEEK before scheduled installation for exhibition for a full refund of their fee payment.
Sales/Commission Rates: Gallery 40 will handle sales for all artwork and other items being displayed during exhibitions, and will collect and pay sales tax and cover all credit card fees.
Exhibition Commission Rate: 30% to Gallery/70% to Artists. At the end of each exhibition, all artists will receive their 70% commission rate in the form of a check or electronic payment (PayPal).
Gallery Hours: The exhibition will be open during Mercat and 1915 Wine Cellar regular business hours.
Gallery 40 will not organize an opening reception for the Hallway @ Mercat Cafe' exhibition, but artists are welcome to have a private reception, group of people, a coffee talk etc etc. Please contact Gallery 40 if you would like to use the gallery space to avoid calendar conflict or we you can reach out to Mercat by 1915 coffee directly.
Liability: Gallery 40 will not be responsible for damaged or lost artwork, regardless of the cause to artwork submitted under this agreement.
Exhibition Installation/De-installation: Work must be professionally presented and ready to hang (No sawtooth hangers, and no unframed paper and fabric works will be accepted). Scheduling dates for installation and de-installations will be discussed between the Artists and the Gallery curator via Email.
Gallery 40 will use one image of the artwork and a link to the artist social media to populate the website.
For 2024 exhibit: deadline February 23, 2024
(only one month still available)
For 2025 exhibit: deadline June 28, 2024
Gallery 40 is housed in the atrium of what was originally a boutique style hotel built in 1915. The upstairs has been beautifully renovated into luxury apartments; the atrium has been transformed into an art gallery and has been exhibiting work each month since the renovation in 2018. The building also includes a wine bar, a cafe and a microbrewery.
Exhibitions run for about a month; we usually have an opening reception on the first Saturday of the month and the show comes down the Monday or Tuesday of the week of the following month first Saturday. All exhibitions will also be available to be viewed and purchased online on Gallery 40 website.
The building landlord does not allow art featuring nude, political statements and video installation.
Exhibition Terms: All works in the exhibit must be for sale. Retail sale price is determined by the artist.
Gallery 40 will retain a 25% commission on all sales if the gallery performs sales and collects sales taxes. Alternatively, the gallery will not collect commission if the artists will provide sitting and handle the sales themself.
Submitting a proposal does not guarantee booking your desired exhibition dates. In the event of unavailability, the renter will be given the option of taking available dates for the next Exhibition Calendar.
Exhibition Space: Approximately two walls, each about 40 feet of linear wall space. Spaces are not contiguous due to the presence of a few columns. Please check if you have extremely large pieces. A layout of the floor space is available on request.
Rental/Payments: Payments for all rentals are due at the time of contract signing. It is at the discretion of the Gallery to approve or deny any rentals. Please let the gallery know if you will be needing any special equipment for the exhibition (video/audio equipment for a presentation, pedestals, tables, chairs, etc.)
Cancellations: In the event of a cancellation, for a full refund of rental payment Gallery 40 will need to be notified at least ONE MONTH before the scheduled installation. If less notice is given, the renter will receive a 50% refund of their rental payment.
1 month - $800
Accepted Payment Forms:
All Major Credit Cards
Sales: In the case of Gallery 40 handling the sales, the gallery will collect and pay sales tax and cover all credit card fees. At the end of each exhibition, all artists will receive their 75% commission rate in the form of a check or electronic payment (PayPal).
Exhibition Installation/De-installation: Work must be professionally presented and ready to hang. (No sawtooth hangers, please, but clips of various kinds acceptable for paper and fabric works if not framed.) Works on paper need to be under glass or plexi.
The gallery has a museum hanging system. No screws or nails can be used on the brick walls. Scheduling dates for Installation and de-installations will be discussed between the renters and the Gallery.
Gallery Hours: The doors to the gallery are open from 9am - 4pm Mon-Fri and 9am - 7pm on Sat and Sun. There is not a daily ‘sitter’ at the gallery during the weekdays. There are security cameras on the premises.
Opening Receptions will be held on the first Saturday of every month, but it can be changed based on the artist schedule.
Promotion: A digital promotional postcard will be supplied by the gallery for all participants to use for promotional purposes. Gallery 40 will promote the exhibition via online and print media through press releases and online event scheduling. The show will also be promoted through the gallery’s social media and email accounts.
Liability: Gallery 40 will not be responsible individually or collectively for damage or loss, regardless of the cause, to any artwork submitted under this agreement for exhibition and/or sale at Gallery 40. Artist releases Gallery 40 from all liability with respect to loss or damage to the artist’s works of art. It is suggested that artists carry their own insurance. Artists give permission for their work to be photographed for promotional purposes and do not hold the gallery responsible for any unauthorized photography.
Please submit the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org with Proposal in the Subject line
Website and Social Media
Artist list if it is a group proposal with their email or contact info
Resume and Artist Statements of the artist(s)
3-5 images depicting the work that best represents what you would like to showcase during your exhibition. Please upload JPGs only.