Benefits to Participating Artist

Benefits to Participating Artists – Exhibiting in the Atrium Gallery has a number of benefits compared to other non-profit or commercial galleries:

  • On-line submission system so no unnecessary trips to pick up rejected work
  • No fees when submitting work for jurying into a show, just entry fees for accepted work
  • Competitive entry fees, with discounts for members of the VCAC that soon cover membership cost
  • Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (typically $300), and free entries for Honorable Mention winners of Competitive shows
  • Artists’ statements welcomed in Show Catalog on display for the public
  • Independent judges
  • Tall walls (8’) and vast spaces (400’ linear) for large 2-d work
  • Large 3-d (free-standing) work can sit on the floor or on sturdy pedestals
  • Opportunity to display special “installation” pieces
  • No gallery sitting requirement
  • No required membership to participate in Competitive shows
  • General access to Curated Exhibits
  • Some 14 shows/exhibits per year on 6-7 week cycles
  • Free reception for each show, but no wine
  • Low sales commission fees – 25% non-members, 15% members
  • Thousands of visitors to the gallery every day
  • Appreciative employees looking after your work