Includes: participation in exhibitions free of charge, participation in the sponsored projects, information about grants and subsidies. Complete list of benefits is at our membership page.
How to enroll: to become members artists SHOWLD FILL THE APPLICATION ON THE WEBSITE and pay the annual membership fee. The certificate is available upon request.
2. Participation in the commercial group exhibition.
We ask artists to pay 20% commission and 250 Euro provision (it is called participation fee in the contract) which is deductible from sales (example: if artist sells for 2000 Euro, our commission is 400 euro. With 250 already paid as a provision, we charge only 150 ).
In case of no sales or low sales we keep this provision to cover the eventual exhibition expense.
How to enroll: artists should submit jpg images of their work by email or send us a regular mail with a file storage. Gallery is handling the applications once a week. Only accepted artists can participate. Artists who aren't accepted can resubmit their works for other projects.
We sign a contract with all accepted artists.
Waver note: The participation fee is waved for members of the gallery and for the artists who have solid sales record (sales in museums, sales from major auctions like Christies and Sotheby’s, sales to well known collectors etc).
3. Participation in the commercial solo exhibition.
The average expense the solo exhibit in our gallery is estimated as 2800 Euro. We have decided to accept only artists with an extremely strong international reputation (word scale recognition and notable media references) for solo shows, or accept the artists and artistic networks who can cover the expenses. Usually funds come from sponsors in the artists home countries (like Canada Arts counsel, or Getty trust in USA ) or from the private charities.
We help our members to file the application and to receive the sponsorship; non members are encouraged to find the sponsor themselves.
How to enroll: artists should submit jpg images of their work by email or post (in digital format) clearly stating that works are submitted for the solo show. Accepted artists should provide the sponsorship details or proof of sufficient funds.
4. Participation in non - profit sponsored project (Gallery call).
We often invite our partner artists and organizations to participate in sponsored non profit projects. Projects are set both in the gallery and externally (like creating public art project in a community building etc) with all expenses covered by sponsors. To be considered for such invitation artist should stay at our mailing list. Members are given a preference.
Criteria for participation depends on the project requirements.
How to enroll: this is the Gallery call. Artists or artistic networks can participate only if they are invited by us.
5. Participation in non profit sponsored projects (artists call).
We are often answering propositions of our partner artists to act as partners in their sponsored projects or to set the project at our venue. If necessary we also can assist artists in fund-raising or in finding the sponsorship for existing project.
How to enroll: to suggest a project artist or artistic organization shall provide written project description including project justification, and target groups.
6. Purchase of purely commercial artwork, design or other artistic items.
By purely commercial artwork we consider: Christmas or Easter postcard image, commercial image for use on tourist posters, T-shirts and postcards, pin-up, various design, other artistic mass production items which are created purely for sale on general market and are made according to the buyers or commissioners demand.
Gallery Gabrichidze frequently buy's commercial art items or commissions artists to create the commercial piece of art (or to provide the design service). Members are given priority, but non members can also participate.
How to enroll: we frequently put ads looking for new production. To be considered artists should reply, should stay on our member list and send us samples regularly.
We represent number of artists, designers and architects word-wide. Membership is required. In rare exceptional occasions gallery agrees to represent non members if they can display a notable artistic merit and potential (like strong sales record, international media references)
How to enroll: artists who seek representation should complete membership application and follow the further guidance.
We expect artists who are willing to cooperate with us to choose the form of participation. Of course it is possible to participate in multiple projects but in that case we strongly suggest checking if the current status of your partnership makes you eligible to participate.
Example: artists who are not not accepted to exhibit in the commercial exhibition can become members or suggest non profit projects, but can not participate in a the exhibition; non members can not be represented in this case.
Unless specifically requested we are not giving the critical review of artwork. As an expressionist gallery, we believe that every creative product is a statement to the world and has a right to be presented to the public.
In a simple words we provide a vehicle, not a destination. (The vehicle is presentation, sales is destination).
However if you want to create an art production purely for profit, we can instruct you what style, media and theme might sell. Some artists agree to create artwork purely according to market demands, some categorically disagree and struggle to push forward their own style and vision.
How exhibitions are set up?
Usually each exhibition lasts one month. We are having two major receptions: the opening and closing; we are open 7 days a week during exhibitions.
How much space is available?
It depends if you have offered a solo or group exhibition. If you are invited to participate in the group show then just divide the size of the exhibition are on number of participants.
Is there any size limit for the works?
Currently we are able to accept artwork not larger then 2, 5 m height and 4m length, Or 2,5m x 2, 5 x 4m for three dimensional works.
What is a difference between commercial and civic exhibition?
Commercial exhibitions are set for selling artwork. Artists who participate are expected to pay a fee. Civic art projects are non - profit, and are set mostly for artists who want to make a statement about politics, human rights or environmental issues by their art. We don’t charge any fees from the artists who participate in civic projects, and sometimes even sponsor the participants. No profits should be expected from those shows though.
What is the difference between group exhibition and solo exhibition?
That’s simple. During a solo exhibition the whole space is given to one particular artist; for the group display we have many participants from the different countries.
When would you need the work to come over to the gallery?
At least a week before the opening date which will be set in your contract.
Does the gallery pick the works for exhibitions or I should make a selection myself?
It is a both ways traffic. Mostly we are making a selection but if you are insisting that one of the pieces we have excluded is your best we are always ready to have another look and discuss the matter.
Do you have an example of the contract I can see?
If your work will be selected copy of the contract will be forwarded to you.
How can I keep track of my work?
We are informing artists about every development like sales, offers, or other proposals immediately.
Your gallery charges participation fee (provision )for commercial exhibitions. What is this fee and what services artist get in return?
Basically the fee is a provision to cover the cost of setting up the exhibition and to pay a utility bill. We expect you to share a cost with us. Fee’s which artists should pay covers the following: security, promotion, opening ceremony, invitations to art collectors and major Brussels based organizations, reception, organizing auction sales of art, including your artwork daily reception at the gallery, storage of your unsold artwork at our gallery after the exhibition is complete , paying the shipment cost of artwork around Brussels during the public art expo which always takes place after the work is exhibited in the gallery, publishing and distributing flyer's, postcards and other material, on-line display of your work during the exposition. Fee covers also all tax and bookkeeping related administration (not the tax itself, but our labor to complete all forms and applications).
Can I pay a higher commission and wave a provision?
No, unless we suggest a waver ourselves.
Do you take commissions? What percentage?
If artwork will be sold we charge a 20% commission.
Could all the exhibition related cost be deducted from any sales?
And how would I be alerted of any sales?
Artists are notified immediately by email or phone (also by regular mail) if artwork is sold.
THE BORDER TAX : WHAT SHOWLD YOU KNOW
Paying the border tax while delivering artwork to us is artist’s responsibility. The errors with border tax might cause delay of participation, exclusion from the show, and even loss of the parcel. To avoid the problems please follow simple suggestions:
-Please inquire with your shipment company about paying tax from your user account.
-Please make sure that shipment agency is able to track the parcel at the customs.
To avoid the problems please follow simple suggestions:
Please visibly mark your parcel with a sign saying “Artworks sent for exhibition purposes”. If there is no bid placed on your work, then eventually parcel can be marked as “no commercial value”. If you are willing to declare the commercial value, avoid double taxation. If border tax is charged please note that it is a deposit which should be paid back when artwork is returned to the country of origin. Don’t hesitate to claim it from shipment agency. Artwork is charged at 6% border tax rate based on the declared price.
Keep it in mind while pricing your work. Never ever put a desirable self-made price at the package; please write the figures your work is insured for.
If work will be sold for the higher price we will let authorities know. Including the photos and accurate description of the work to the parcel helps to pass the customs without hindrance, so authority can easily control the content.
Otherwise the customs might consider that your work was “exported”, and later that it is “imported” which increases a risk of double taxation. Major shipment agencies like Fed Ex allow senders to use own accounts to pay border tax. If possible, please use this opportunity while sending your art to us. Otherwise, if we will be charged your border tax upon receiving your parcel, we will have to delay your participation until refund will be received.
Also make sure that your shipment company would be able to track your artwork, if it will be stopped at the customs.
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