Gallery & Retail Info

Salem Arts Center
(home to SAA and SCAM)

2015 hours of operation:

Thursday - Sunday: 12 noon - 6 pm

(and some evenings for special events)


179 Essex St. Salem, Ma

(formerly Bernard's Jewelers)



Retail Store Information for Artist Members

Download .pdf of take-in forms here to fill out ahead of time.  Blank forms will also be available for active members during take-in.
Want to become an member?  Join online!
Need to update or renew your membership?  Renew online!

Retail Submissions

Each SAA member submitting work this season will need to sign the 2015 Artist Contract.  Copies will be available at take-in.  

Please bring a liberal supply of business cards.

20 Pieces per artist will be allowed in the retail shop with 6 additional in holding for replenishing stock quickly. This applies to all media except cards.

Please label each piece with a retail code and price. The retail code is your 3 initials (Use X if you have no middle initial) plus a 3 digit number (Take in for July would be 701, 702, 703, etc.) Please label each piece in a place that can be viewed by the public, preferable the side (eg., not on the front or back of a painting). 

Volunteer Rules

-Volunteers must work at the gallery a minimum of 6 hours per month.
-Volunteer gallery hours are 12-6 pm, Thursday through Sunday. Hours for 1⁄2 day are 12
3pm or 3pm-6pm.
-If unable to work on assigned day, volunteer is responsible for finding another volunteer replacement.
-In case of an emergency only, volunteer must contact the gallery scheduler if not able to find a replacement.
-Volunteers may not leave the gallery unattended during his/her shift.
-Volunteers are welcome to create art while at the gallery, but attention to visitors is the main priority for volunteers.
-Volunteers must follow lease rules which include no alcohol or pets.
-SAA is sharing this space with SCAM so it is important to be good roommates and keep our area as tidy as possible including restrooms. 


Members who serve as gallery sitters (at least 6 hours per month) or are active on SAA committees, officerships or special activities will receive 80% commission on works sold. Members who are unable to volunteer as indicated above will receive 50% commission on works sold. Payment to the Artist will be made every sixty (60) days. 

Art Take In

All art take in will be 12-2 on Saturdays. Please do not bring in work at any other time. You may drive up the pedestrian mall to drop off ONLY if you park on the BRICK and not on the cobblestone. The cobblestone path needs to be kept clear AT ALL TIMES for police, the trolley, and emergency vehicles. No deliveries can be made to the back door.

Sign up to staff the gallery and store by clicking HERE
or you can send email to Alikya about your availability -- click here 

Sign up to staff the gallery and store
Take-in and pickup times are on the
Artists' calendar

and the
                            Calls for Art

Please Rotate your work to keep new, fresh, and exciting work in the Gallery!

Questions and Suggestions

Please email Retail Committee with any questions or suggestions.  This is YOUR gallery and store, so help us make it the best it can be!!

Forms and Instructions

Expense Report (requires exec signoff)
Staffing Instructions
Staffing FAQ
Credit Card Operation
Opening and Closing the Gallery
Retail Inventory forms - 2015: pdf or doc
Retail and Gallery Report
2012 Consignment Contract
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Gallery Address: 179 Essex Street, Salem MA 01970
Mailing Address: PO BOX 226, SALEM MA 01970
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