Salem Arts Association offers creative exhibitions and fun events throughout the year at the gallery and around Salem. Exhibitions, workshops, markets, artist talks, and other events are always open to the public. We hope you join us.
Retail Shop Inventory Take In
Salem Arts Association offers several opportunities for artist members to share their artwork with the community. One is our Gallery Shop at Salem Arts Association for retail sales. We invite all artist members to submit your creations for sale.
Inventory Drop Off for the Salem Arts Shop dates generally coincide with the same dates and times associated with the Gallery Call for Art schedule.
There are no fees for members to drop off work for the shop.
Please consider the season and exhibition themes when selecting your work for the shop.
ALL Artists who display items are required to volunteer 3 hours PER MONTH for the Salem Arts Association. To find volunteer opportunities, please visit our Gallery Volunteer page.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or requests to be waived of shop volunteering requirements due to health or disability issues.
Retail Shop Submission Information
Scheduled take-in dates are be announced in our emails to members and on our calendar of events with opportunity to refresh our shop inventory and to bring in new artwork or to remove/replace older artwork inventory.
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
Some Information has Changed for 2023
Failure to do so will delay the process.
You MUST Email your inventory spreadsheet file PRIOR TO DROP OFF to email@example.com
No artwork for the Gallery Shop should be priced at more than $500.00.
Artists are required to have a an Artist Bio/Statement at the time of submission if not already on file. You may provide a one-page file with your information or request we use your artist online profile information. PLEASE make sure your your online profile is up to date.
Members may submit the following for the Gallery Shop:
Artwork Presentation MUST adhere to our framing guidelines for acceptance. Unframed prints must be matted and in a protective sleeve.
Inventory Sheets Instructions
Download Excel Spreadsheet: YOURNAME-SAA-shop-inventory-spreadsheet.xlsx
Download Instruction PDF: gallery-shop-inventory-instructions.docx
DO NOT EMAIL US PICTURES, SCANS, OR PDF OF YOUR SPREADSHEET. WE CAN NOT USE THEM.
Using Excel (Microsoft Office) on PC, Windows, or Mac
Using "Numbers" software on a Mac or iPad
Using "Google Sheets" on any web browser (Chrome, Safari, Edge, Etc)
Using Mobile Phones or Tablets
If All Else Fails
Drop Off at Salem Arts
Deliver inventory to shop, along with a printed copy of the completed Shop Take-in Form on designated drop off day or by appointment.
If you can not print please let us know when you send your files and we can print at the gallery during take in times.
Email shop@SalemArts.org with questions or to request an appointment.
A Commission of 35% of the selling price is required of Salem Arts Association member artists and will be subtracted from the price before payment. Payment of 65% of the selling price will be issued to the artist by check, generally during the month following the month of the sale (generally within 60 days).
If your membership expires while your work is on display it will be removed are subject to the non-member sale commission rate of 50%
IMPORTANT Tax Forms:
Salem Arts Association is required by law to submit 1099’s to the IRS from artists with sales, awards, or other payments for amounts totaling $600 or greater during a calendar year. A 1099 will ONLY be sent to the IRS if the total payment to an artist equals or exceeds $600.
To facilitate this, we require completed W-9 forms prior to making any payments. Artists are asked to complete a W-9 form, or validate that current W-9 form information is accurate, when asked following any sale. Artists are required to inform Salem Arts Association of any changes to address or other related tax form information.
Selling artists can check with your tax advisor for advice regarding claiming commissions as tax-deductible donations to the extent allowable by law.
Download the form using the link below and deliver in person, mail to Salem Arts Association at 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Shop@SalemArts.org with questions.
Market: Saturday November 25, 2023
Application Deadline November 15, 2023
We are pleased to invite you to join us as a vendor at our Holiday Artists’ Holiday at the Old Town Hall in downtown Salem, MA.
We are planning a festive market with live music and a seasonal theme. We are looking forward to a market with all kinds of opportunities for our customers to browse and shop for handmade treasures for self, friends and family.
Here you will find our vendor application details along with the Holiday Artists' Market guidelines. As indicated in the guidelines, we are requesting all vendors to bring their own tables and display props to define their selling space and to add to the visual ambiance of this seasonal market.
We will notify vendors of their application status as soon as possible after we have received and reviewed your application, you will receive an email (usually within 5-7-days of the application). Space assignments will be communicated closer to the event dates.
Vendor Guidelines for Artists’ Holiday Market
The Salem Arts Association invites artists and artisans (aka vendors) to showcase and sell their work at the Holiday Artists’ Market in historic downtown Salem at the Old Town Hall at Derby Square (entrance off of Essex Street).
The Artists’ Holiday Market will feature a quality selection of vendors of artwork and handmade artisan products including photography, jewelry, clothing, paintings, handbags, etc.
All artists regardless of race, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disabilities are eligible to apply.
Applications will be juried by our Holiday Artists' Market committee.
Date and Time:
APPLICATION, PAYMENT, & NOTIFICATION:
We will make every effort to include all qualified applications.
Vendors must provide their own tables, lighting, and display surfaces. (We can not guarantee access to electricity to plan on providing your own powered lighting and charging power.)
(Vehicles must be moved before 9:30 am. Parking is available in nearby lots and parking garage. Parking is Free in Downtown Salem on Small Business Saturday.
There is very limited access to electricity available at Old Town Hall. We will not guarantee any access to power. We highly suggest you don’t plan on providing your own power. The investment in a small power pack and some lights can really make a huge difference. There are also some great battery powered lights out there.
INTERNET AND WIFI
WiFi/internet access is not available. PayPal & Square readers will need to work using your phone’s data or hotspot.
CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY
Vendors will act with respect to others. Physical abuse to others will not be tolerated. All people shall be treated with respect. Vendors will report any inappropriate activity to on-site managers. Violations of this code of conduct will result in immediate removal from the event without refund. Salem Arts Association reserves the right to restrict or terminate any vendor whose activity is disruptive or detrimental to the quality of the event. Salem Arts Association also reserves the right to remove any vendor who misrepresents their products without a refund.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be granted after the application is accepted and paid. If for any reason we choose to cancel the event all fees will be refunded.
All paid vendors will be listed on the Salem Arts Association Website and Facebook page as well as local calendar pages. We encourage all vendors to list the Holiday Artists’ Market date on their own website and social media pages to increase publicity of the event.
The Collaborators for this event, Salem Arts Association, Creative Collective and the City of Salem Arts and Culture Office, are not responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of personal belongings or merchandise, or loss of any product. Please be careful and responsible for your selling area and we recommend that vendors carry their own insurance. Any accidents caused by a vendors set-up of or goods will be the responsibility of that vendor. Artists’ Holiday Market is not responsible for any personal injury during the market events.
All vendors are responsible for abiding by all tax laws, including sales tax collection, licenses, permits or insurance as required by law to conduct your business. Holiday Artists’ Market is not responsible for collecting sales tax for vendors from customers.
All Vendors agree to allow Salem Arts Association and our partners permission to display all business information and photos on its social media pages and websites. Further, all Vendors grant permission to publish any photos or video provided in your applications, or taken during the Market, for the purpose of promoting this and future Salem Arts Association events. All media (photos and/or video) will be the sole property of Salem Arts Association and Creative Collective.
Applicants accepted to sell at the Artists’ Holiday Market will be notified by email as soon as possible following the application send date.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Please support our Sponsors and partners. Salem Arts Holiday Artist Market is supported in part by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Salem Arts Holiday Artist Market is supported by tourism dollars through Destination Salem. We thank Creative Collective as a strategic partner.
Salem Arts Association is proud to present our annual exhibit exploring Salem’s history with Autumn, Halloween, Witchcraft, occult, and the Spirit of the season. The resulting exhibit represents diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of the themes.
Visit our website for Artoberfest Exhibit Information
Reception: Friday, September 15, 6:00-8:00PM
Exhibition Dates: September 16 - November 11, 2023
Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Jenova 7 along with Laurel Driskill will be performing original music at the Artoberfest reception.
Jenova 7 is nom de plume of Michael J. Sirois. His genres include trip-hop, downtempo & chillout. He was featured on DJ MarkFarina's Mushroom Jazz 8. He is influenced by pioneering trip-hop artists of the early 90s such as DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, DJ Cam & Portishead. He releases with Cold Busted Records & Dusted Wax Kingdom. He is a member of trip-hop trio Wax Triptych (with Mononome and Mr. Moods).
Thank you to our Guest Juror, John Andrews.
John Andrews, the founder and managing director of Creative Collective, firmly believes in the transformative power of creativity. John is an expert at bridging divides, uniting diverse groups of people to work towards a common goal. John Andrews is a dynamic force for organizations and cities looking to enhance their performance and community engagement through creativity. His rich experience in the arts and his interaction with business communities and city leaders give him a unique perspective on creative problem-solving.
We'd also like to thank the Peabody Essex Museum, and Pampelmousse Salem for sponsoring this exhibition.
Exhibition Dates: September 16 - November 11, 2023
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This exhibition kicks off our Autumn season and includes our annual Artoberfest Art and Music Festival to be held on Saturday September 30 from 12-6 PM. We hope you’ll join us on the Salem Maritime National Historic Site for this full-day festival of art and entertainment.
See our website for bands and activity details.
September 30, 2023 • 12 - 6
Salem Arts Association is proud to present Artoberfest.
Artoberfest 2023: FREE Music and Art Festival
Salem Arts Association is proud to present Artoberfest 2023.
Join us for a FREE, day-long event featuring live music, art, creative activities, food, and beer. This outdoor event will be held on the Salem Maritime Historic Site lawn next to Salem Arts Association. Bring a blanket, get comfy and enjoy a day of live entertainment and art on Derby Street in Salem.
Located on the Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Next to Salem Arts Association
Saturday September 30. 2023
Los Sugar Kings (12:00-1:00)
Jim and Tonic (1:30-2:30)
The Derby Girls (3:00-4:00)
Lois Lane and the Daily Planets (4:30-6:00)
Gatto Belly Dance Troupe (1:00 - 1:30)
Tree of Care and Wonder
Live Painting by local artists
Food and Drink
Salem Arts Association members and community of artists explore Salem’s history with autumn, Halloween, witchcraft, and the spirit of the season. The resulting exhibit represents diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.
Opening Reception: Friday September 15 from 6-8 PM
On display September 16 through Saturday November 22, 2023
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays from 12-6 pm
Please support our sponsors and Supporters
Peabody Essex Museum
The Lobster Shanty
Wolf Next Door Coffee
The Wandering Stage
Salem Access Television
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Creative Collective MA
City of Salem
Massachusetts Cultural Council
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, Peabody Cultural Council, and Swampscott Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Artoberfest is supported by tourism dollars through Destination Salem
You can help! we're looking for event sponsorships from businesses and individuals.
Would you like to help? We need lots of volunteers to help us set up, assist the bands back stage, and clean up after the festival. Thank you for helping make Artoberfest a great event.
Thanks to all artists who participated in these exhibitions. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork.
Times for Pick Up:
Sunday, November 12, 2023, 12:00-4:00 PM
If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact email@example.com to make special arrangements.
Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.
Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.
Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2022 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. All current Salem Arts members are invited to bring on your best work. Let’s show the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.
In order to insure the safety of our members during the Covid-19 pandemic we are requiring that all artists follow these guidelines:
Arrive with your artwork, printed forms, and submission fees ready.
Be Sure to Have all of your paperwork and payment ready at Drop Off. If you are a member, make sure your membership is up-to-date.
Gallery Take In Form Download
Exhibit Chairpersons and Salem Arts Gallery Committee will curate this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality and space available. Every effort will be made to include as many submissions as possible.
Location: Salem Arts Association Gallery, 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970, our Virtual Online Galleries and Online Shop
Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open to current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit artworks that adhere to our theme. Work created at any time is eligible for display.
Salem Arts Gallery Committee representatives will curate this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality, presentation/framing, and space availability.
Please download the gallery submission form and provide all required information requested, and follow instructions on the form. Printed copies must be submitted with your submissions at drop off. Part of the form must be attached to your artwork.
Artwork Presentation MUST adhere to our framing guidelines for acceptance. Please review all gallery submission guidelines.
Rules & Regulations:
Please be sure to read the Salem Arts Association Artist Agreement and ensure you accept the agreement on your online member profile page. Non-members must also agree to our agreement provided at the gallery.
Exhibiting Salem Arts member artists are required to volunteer 3+ hours per month when your artwork is on display in the gallery or the gallery shop. Please sign up for a gallery host time slot or make arrangements for alternate volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information and sign up.
Please contact Gallery@SalemArts.org with questions.
FRAMING AND PRESENTING YOUR ARTWORK:
All submissions must be properly framed, matted, appropriately wired (no saw tooth hangars), and ready to hang. Wired images must have a tight wire positioned within the top quarter of the image height. All submissions will be inspected at take-in to assure they adhere to gallery standards. Submissions not meeting our standards will be rejected. Read our framing guidelines
Salem Arts Galleries and Shop utilizes a hanging system consisting of a wire or rod suspended from a rail near the ceiling. We rarely use nails in our walls. Because of this it's very important to frame and present your work properly by following these rules.
Submitted items will be inspected at take in. We're having a lot of issues with poor framing.
THIS IS PERFECTION
An exhibit of our Master Circle Artists showcasing the breadth and diversity of their work.
The artwork in this exhibit will be on display in our galleries at 159 Derby Street and social media.
Members Holiday Showcase and Masters Circle Exhibits
Sara Ashodian Retrospective
Reception: Friday, November 17, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: November 18 – December 16
Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2023 exhibition schedule with a Holiday Showcase of our member artwork and a special exhibit of our Masters Circle artists. It's a great opportunity to consider the gift of art for your friends, family, or to treat yourself to something beautiful. Our current Salem Arts members are exhibiting their best work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.
Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2023 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. It's a great opportunity to consider the gift of art for your friends, family, or to treat yourself to something beautiful. Our current Salem Arts members are exhibiting their best work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.
Reception: Friday, November 17, 2023, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: November 18 – December 16, 2023
Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2023 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our Master Circle Artists. It's a great opportunity to consider the gift of art for your friends, family, or to treat yourself to something beautiful. Our current Master Circle Artist members are exhibiting their best work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.
Saturday, November 25, 10AM to 5PM
Salem Arts Association is pleased to invite you to our Holiday Artists’ Market At Salem Old Town Hall
Featuring a variety of local artisans and crafters offering original fine art, unique gifts, and hand-made housewares to delight yourself or gift to others.
Sunday December 17, 2021 from 12-4 PM
© 2007 - 2023, Salem Arts Association is a 501(c)(3 )non-profit organization159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970
© 2007 - 2023, Salem Arts Association is a 501(c)(3 )non-profit organization
159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970