Art Gallery on Pendleton Square is a co-op (co-operative) gallery, meaning that its member artists are involved in and dedicated to the success of the Gallery as a whole, as well as in their own personal success. Selection of members is based on the quality and consistency of their creative work and their willingness to participate in the day-to-day operations of the Gallery.
Information for Prospective Members
Since everything from hosting the gallery’s monthly Second Friday events to sweeping the floors is voluntarily carried out by member artists, volunteerism is an essential factor in the selection process. Enthusiasm, generosity of spirit, and cooperative effort have made Art Gallery on Pendleton Square a success since it began in 2014.
Our cooperative offers three types of memberships to a prospective artist who has been juried in to the cooperative:
- Working Members are expected to work a minimum of typically three 4-hour shifts per month, pay a one-time membership fee, monthly dues, a small commission on sales, participate in gallery functions and monthly meetings, and be an active participant on at least one committee.
- Non-working Members are expected to pay a one-time membership fee, higher monthly dues, a higher commission on sales, participate in gallery functions and monthly meetings, and be an active participant on at least one committee.
- Trial Membership is offered to all newly juried artists for up to three months and pay the same dues and commission as non-working members, but do not pay a membership fee during their trial period. Participation in gallery functions, meetings and committees is highly encouraged. After the trial period, the member and cooperative evaluate and come to agree on the next level of membership.
For more information about membership, contact our Membership Chair, Beth Gautsch (firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-420-3078), or click below to download our membership form.
Thank you for your interest in Art Gallery on Pendleton Square.