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Previewing the gallery

ch galleryYou are strongly encouraged to check out the gallery before your installation day. The gallery is located inside Albany City Hall. 

Address:
333 Broadalbin St SW
Albany, Oregon 97321 

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Gallery and cases

The gallery has a variety of different spaces and the sizes of your artwork will determine the number of pieces to be accommodated. Artists should have a minimum of 35 pieces. The display space will accommodate up to 80 pieces depending on the size. The Albany Arts Commission reserves the right to schedule two artists to exhibit at the same time should the proposed installation not have enough to fill the spaces.

Display cases may be available for three dimensional art. One lockable case is located on the ground floor of City Hall next to the main entrances. A second may be available upon request. 

Installation/de-installation

As the artist, you are responsible for hanging and securing all pieces on display at City Hall. 

The Gallery Chair will work with you to determine your installation and de-installation date and time. They will contact you about a month before your show to schedule these times. If you would like to schedule further in advance, get in touch with the gallery volunteer. All arrangements for scheduling the installation, exhibition, and removal of the show are at the discretion of Albany Arts Commission. The Gallery Chair will meet you on-site to answer any questions you may have and complete appropriate paperwork.

Loan Agreement and Inventory List

Artists are required to sign a “Loan Agreement”. At the time of installation, please provide an inventory list that captures what you have installed and the value of each work. The inventory list will be kept on file. The artist is required to also sign the loan agreement once the works have been deinstalled.

Parking

There are visitor spots located in the City Hall parking lot. Please use these for installation and de-installation.

Preparing your works for the exhibition

See the information listed on the Selection Criteria page

All pieces must be appropriately and securely framed and mounted for display. The ideal preparation for hanging framed artwork is to attach D-rings on a screw plate on the left and right sides of the frame for wood frames, the equivalent hardware on metal frames, with wire attached across the back. For other mediums, please use the best practice methods for your pieces. No sawtooth hangers, staples, thumbtacks, glue products, paste or rubber cement. Command strips are allowed.

Checklist for Artists

Before your exhibition:

  • Prepare your display materials
  • Artist statement or biography
  • Exhibition labels with pricing
  • Prepare works for exhibition using D-rings or similar hardware

Day of installation:

  • Exhibition labels
  • Exhibition inventory list
  • Sign-in your works on the loan agreement

Day of de-installation:

  • Sign-out your works on the loan agreement

Marketing

Albany Arts Commission will work with the City of Albany to advertise your exhibition via social media when possible. Artists are encouraged to promote their exhibits on their own social media platforms. Cross promotion for future exhibits is always appreciated to help keep the community informed about the gallery at City Hall.

Sales

Artists may choose to price their art and make it available for sale. The Albany Arts Commission does charge a 15% commission on all sales. If a piece is sold, a red dot will be placed by the piece to indicate the sale. The Albany Arts Commission prefers to leave pieces up for the duration of the exhibition. The City of Albany will dispense payment to the artist after the exhibit minus the 15% commission. A W-9 is required from the artist for payment from the City of Albany. Proceeds go to the Albany Arts Commission, which is charged with supporting public art in Albany.

Contact information

If you have any questions about your gallery show, you can contact Melissa Babcock Saylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A secondary contact is our Arts Commission Liaison Melissa Kemmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-917-7765.

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