Salem Arts Association offers several opportunities for artist members to share their artwork with the community. We have a Gallery Shop for retail sales and multiple gallery spaces for ongoing exhibitions. Periodically we will offer off-site opportunities at other venues and pop-up shows.
Each Salem Arts member submitting work this season will need to agree to our Artist Agreement in their member profile to display work.
Ongoing gallery exhibitions will be on display for one to two-month periods. Take-in will typically be held the weekend preceding the new exhibition start date.
Visit our Call for Art page for exhibition schedules.
Use the links in each call for art to provide submission information.
Or Download and complete our take-in forms prior to delivering your work.
(blank copies will also be available in the gallery.)
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.
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.
Submission Criteria: Exhibitions are open to current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. Salem Arts encourages artists to submit artworks that adhere to our themes. Work created at any time is eligible for display. Selected exhibits are open to non-member artists, check call for art for details.
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.
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.
Sales will be handled by the Salem Arts Gallery Shop Volunteers. 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 subject to the non-member sale commission rate of 50%
Non-members participating in exhibitions are subject to a commission of 50% of the selling price that will be subtracted from the price before payment. Payment of 50% of the selling price will be issued to non-member artists by check, generally during the month following the month of the sale (within 60 days).
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 giving out award and/or sales payments. Artists are asked to complete a W-9 form, or validate that current W-9 form information is accurate, when submitting work for sale. W-9 forms will be kept on file for three years. 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 Gallery@SalemArts.org with questions.
Exhibiting member artists are required to volunteer a minimum of three hours during each exhibition month.
Note: Due to the Covid19 Pandemic we will waive volunteer commitments for individuals with high-risk situations. Please notify us at email@example.com if you are unable to volunteer. Artwork may remain on display
Sign up to volunteer here