Gallery Exhibition Opportunities
At the Chamber of Commerce Building
Located on the East Side
Monday through Saturday • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
First Saturday of the month: Art Walk, 4-7 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays
At the Artist’s Workshop Studio &
Monday through Friday • 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Additional Venues in New Smyrna Beach
The Artists’ Workshop program Community Exhibits is an opportunity for members to display and sell their artwork. Our local area has several venues where the shows are hung for various months at a time. These public places are an excellent way for members to get feedback and exposure from the community. In addition, we are using this program to let the public be aware of the art community in our town.
- United Church of Christ, NSB
- Edgewater City Hall
- Edgewater Library
- New Smyrna Beach Library
- NSB City Hall
Gallery on Canal Exhibits
The Artists’ Workshop Gallery displays original art only. No copies or reproductions of artwork will be accepted. Paintings, photography, ceramics, fiber art, and sculptures are welcomed in the gallery.
To enter an exhibit, a Member must send an email to the gallery chairman with the following information – Title, Price, Medium, Size (including frame), and artist’s name. This is needed to determine when an exhibit is filled and to create labels for the art.
In addition to the directory, dates for exhibit entry and pick up can also be found in the monthly newsletter and on the website www.artistsworkshopinc.com. A Constant Contact email is also sent as a reminder.
Maximum size of artwork may not exceed 36” in height or width due to wall space. This allows for as many Members as possible to be able to exhibit in each monthly show. A few oversized pieces are allowed on occasion and must be submitted in advance for the chair’s approval.
A label needs to be placed on the back of the artwork with the same information sent to the chairman. Sculpture and clay artists must supply a small card to go with their work. Except for a judged show, gallery items need to be for sale.
Artwork must be securely wired to hang. It must lay flat on a wall. No saw tooth or other hangers can be used as they are not compatible with our hanging system. All artwork must be framed unless it is gallery wrapped (canvas stapled on the back) with all edges painted or covered with wood strips.
Artwork is enhanced by suitable framing in good condition. Simple wood or metal frames less than two inches are recommended. If the artwork is matted, white matting is preferred and required for judged exhibits. Pastel art may be covered with glass, but anything else requiring a covering must use acrylic or Plexiglas. Art is limited by weight. Glass is too heavy for large pieces. Anything weighing more than 30 lbs. cannot be hung on our system.
For each month that you exhibit in the Gallery on Canal you will be asked to host the gallery for three hours either in the morning or afternoon. This is your opportunity to be an ambassador for the Artists’ Workshop and is a responsibility for being in the gallery. Upon the sale of your artwork, 20% of the sale is to be donated to the Artists’ Workshop to help with gallery expenses and advertising. There is no charge to enter the one month Artists’ Choice shows, and all AWI members are invited to display their work.
Featured Artists Themed Shows
The Featured Artists Themed shows will hang for two months. This allows for a longer time for the artwork to be seen and greater opportunity for the work to sell. Featured Artists pay $30 to rent a panel (the floor to ceiling panels on one side of the gallery) and may place one large or several small paintings on the panel. This allows you to showcase several of your works together. Your name will be displayed on the panel. These exhibits will receive additional advertising in the newspapers as well as on glossy 5×7 postcards that will include the name of each featured artist along with a photo of one of their paintings. The cards will be distributed at other galleries and businesses.
The rest of the gallery will hold single paintings, ceramics and sculptures at a cost of $5.00 each. ALL PAINTINGS IN THE SHOW MUST ADHERE TO THE THEME. If your work sells you can replace it with another at no additional charge.
In order for the gallery chairman to plan the themed shows and prepare the advertising, artists interested in being a Featured Artist are requested to notify the gallery chairman of their desire to exhibit A FULL MONTH IN ADVANCE of the drop off date.
December Judged Gallery Exhibit Rules
The December show in the Gallery on Canal will be a judged small works show. Two pieces with images no more than 8″x10″ may be entered with the fee of $20.00 each. Artwork must be original (not copied from magazines or works), no more than 2 years old and cannot have previously won an award in any Artists’ Workshop judged exhibit. All the rules about gallery exhibiting apply to this show including submission of label information to the gallery chairman and signing up to be a host in the gallery.
Studio Gallery Exhibits
“BIG AND BOLD ABSTRACTS” JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2022:
During the months of January and February, 2022, our Studio Gallery, 540 Barracuda Blvd., will be presenting a show entitled “Big and Bold Abstracts”. This show will run around the same time as the Canal St. Gallery’s “Big and Beautiful” show, giving our artists who love to paint large many opportunities to show their work.
As noted in the title, the studio gallery show will be limited to Abstract art and will be co-chaired by Nancy Hagood and Carson Kapp, with Joanne Reilly, chairman of our studio gallery giving assistance. If you are interested in participating in this show, here are the facts you need to know.
1. The dates of the studio show will be Sunday, January 23, 2022 for drop off, with pick up being Sunday, February 27th. A “Meet the Artist “ opening reception will be on Saturday evening, January 29, 2022.
2. Please let us know by Wednesday, November 17, 2021 if you would like to be in the show. Entry will be decided upon by “first come ,first serve”, since there will only be room for about
22 large paintings. One side of the artwork has to be a minimum of 36 inches, but no larger than 60 inches. This will not be a judged show, and prizes will not be awarded. The $10 entry fee (per painting) will be used for extra publicity, to ‘hopefully’ get more of the community out to see our shows!
3. After the first 22 artists have signed up, more details will be sent to those participants. This should be a fun event and a chance to show off your work. Send your commitment to participate
This is only open to members, but act quickly to reserve your spot!
“MEMBERS’ SHOW”, MARCH 2022:
The “Members’ Show” will again take place in March and we plan to close out the year with a “Student Show” to follow. Dates have not been decided upon yet.