Frequently asked questions about Open Door Gallery
OPEN DOOR GALLERY
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do all these artists live?
All the artists who have pieces in the
gallery live and work within a 50 mile radius of Sturgis.
Is the art here original by the artist?
All the work on display is original work
by the artist. Sometimes prints of original 2D work are made, but these
are certified as
being from original works by that artist.
I love this artist's work--where can I learn how to do it? Does she
have any workshops?
Many of the artists do teach workshops
or give private lessons. Contact that artist you have questions about.
Go to the page listing all the members
I understand the gallery is entiredly self supporting and partly
dependent on contributions--how can I help?
The gallery is supported by volunteers, contributions
from sponsors, fund raising events and sales of art works. You can help
by a monetary contribution, donation of office
supplies, attending fund raisers and your purchase of art work.
If you are
looking for a gift, for
birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, check out the
gallery for unique one of a kind gifts.
We thank you for helping support our efforts to unlock the door
to the arts in Sturgis.
Do you have gift certificates?
Yes! Take the worry out of selecting the "right" gift
with the purchase of a gift certificate.
How do I become an artist member?
Begin by picking up an applicatiion at the Gallery or by calaling to
request one be sent to you--269-659-9977
What are "Christmas Artists" and how
do I become such artist?
The purpose of the Christmas Artist program is to enable artists
who do not wish to become full members, an opportunity to sell their
work during this prime gift buying season.
--No membership dues are required. No shift work is required.
--There is a $25 nonrefundable fee due when the work is dropped
off. The Gallery receives a 20 % commission on all sales.
-- The program runs from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31. To
take full advantage of this program, work should be delivered to the
Gallery as early in Nov. as possible.
--The quality of the work must be equal to that of the work currently
shown at the Gallery. The Gallery reserves the right to accept or
reject any work. The Gallery assumes no responsibility for loss
of or damage to any work.
--Unsold work must be picked up in early Feb. Checks will be sent
at regular Gallery intervals, once a month.
--All work must be clearly labeled with the Gallery inventory system
and priced. This would be starting with “X” and then your 3
name initials. Then each piece is numbered. Example- Kate
Ann Benson= XKAB-01
--Please complete the information form below and include it with your
work. Release forms and inventory sheets are available at the
Gallery when the work is dropped off. If you have any questions, please
contact the Gallery or Sarah Kalasky at 269-651-1650 (home),
CHRISTMAS ARTIST INFORMATION FORM
PHONE NUMBER________________________________ CELL
3 inventory initials- X
Example- Kate Ann Benson’s first piece of work = XKAB-01
I agree to offer my work as a Christmas artist at the Open Door Gallery
as specified in the guideline.
Contact person- Sarah Kalasky -- 269-651-1650- home
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