Membership Information

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Categories of Membership

Participating and Nonparticipating Membership

Members are granted voting rights and receive full benefits. Participating and Nonparticipating Members typically have a solo show on average every 2.5 to 3 years and can participate in an annual Members Group Show.

Other Benefits:

  • Artist representation on Gallery website
  • Opportunities for Artist-led events (e.g. artist talks, panel discussions etc.)
  • Administrative services for Gallery exhibitions
  • Gallery mailing labels available for Member’s Solo Exhibition
  • Gallery exhibition listings in major local gallery guides/maps, online websites and social media
  • Gallery exhibition announcements sent to an extensive email list (currently 4500 recipients)
  • Opportunity to network with fellow artists
  • Eligible to rent gallery space

Requirements:

  • Monthly Dues
  • Participating Members $145 per month
  • Non-Participating Members (out-of-town) $205 per month
  • Initiation Fee – $450 (nonrefundable). If requested fee can be paid in equal monthly installments over a maximum of six months
  • Gallery Administrator’s Services for Solo Exhibition – rate of $119 per day for 20 days during regular Gallery hours
  • Artist is responsible for all exhibition and advertising expenses related to their solo show along with the following:
  • Announcement of the Exhibition on the Gallery’s website including Home Slider Images, Press Release and Exhibition Page
  • Minimal website fee for posting 9 images, Artist Statement and link to Artist Website
  • Member must abide by the Gallery’s Bylaws, Code of Ethics and all Gallery policies
  • Participating members must actively participate in the operation of the Gallery through committee work and attendance at a Friday night meeting once a month from September to June

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership is open to a maximum of 12 selected artists within and outside the United States. Artists participate in a three-week Annual Affiliates Exhibition and share many of the benefits enjoyed by Participating and Nonparticipating Members with the exception of a scheduled Solo Exhibition. Affiliate Members do not have voting rights and are not required to participate in gallery management, attend monthly meetings or pay an Initiation Fee. An Annual fee of $1000 is due upon acceptance and is nonrefundable. See Requirements below.

Benefits:

  • Artist representation on Gallery website
  • Annual Affiliates Exhibition will be held in December each year, starting in December of 2016.
  • Gallery Administrative services provided for the Exhibition
  • Email announcements (4500 recipients)
  • Listing in NYC gallery guides/maps, and online websites and social media
  • Wall signage (“Annual Affiliates Exhibition” and any subtitle)
  • Announcement of Affiliates Exhibition on the Gallery’s website: Home Slider Show, Exhibition Page and Gallery Press Release.
  • Opening Reception – Affiliate Members are welcome to supplement the Gallery’s reception snacks and drinks.
  • Opportunities for Artist led events (i.e. artist talks, panel discussions etc.)
  • Opportunity to network with fellow artists
  • Eligible to rent gallery space

Requirements:

  • Annual nonrefundable fee of $1000 due upon acceptance. If requested, fee can be paid over three equal monthly installments. Dues must be paid in full before the Annual Affiliates Exhibition
  • Minimal website fee for posting 9 images, Artist Press Release, Artist Statement and link to Artist Website
  • Annual renewal of Membership. Notice of intention to renew must be given two months before annual renewal date
  • Gallery reserves the right to review Affiliate Members renewal
  • Members must fulfill all requirements of the Membership and abide by the Gallery’s Code of Ethics and all Policies which pertain to their Membership

Associate Membership

Associate Members exhibit with Participating and Non-Participating Members in an Annual Members Group Show and receive the same benefits as Affiliate Members with the exception of a scheduled group exhibition. Associate Members do not have voting rights and are not required to participate in gallery management, attend monthly meetings nor pay an Initiation Fee. The current annual dues for this membership are $300.

The Gallery is no longer accepting applications for Associate Membership which will be phased out as of September 2016.

For more information contact FIRST STREET GALLERY at 646-336-8053, Tues-Sat 11am-6pm.

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