Artist Member Resources.
ONE-STOP to help you make the most out of your membership
Below you will find all the information you need for making the most out of your TAC membership. We are here to support you as an artist and as a member in whatever way we can. You will find guides on how to share your artwork on social media, instructions on work submission on curating days at the gallery, new ways we are promoting the gallery and share through video interviews and much more. This will be your virtual one-stop library. Scroll down the page to find a treasure trove of resources including an online suggestion form to help us add value to your membership.
- Gallery Rules - General rules about work drop-off and pickup
- Curation Guidelines - 2D work framing, wiring and more. 3-D Work guidelines.
- You can print tags for Artwork before you head to gallery to drop your work off.
- Sharing from your Artist Shop to Facebook Video
- June 2020 Edition
- July 2020 Edition
How-To's Curating Day
All participating members are expected to remove creations that have been exhibited for 3 months and replace with 3-4 different works of art that have not been exhibited in the main TAC gallery in the last 3-4 months.
If you do not have work currently exhibited in the Main Gallery at TAC then please feel free to submit 3-4 creations.
Refer to the attached TAC Art Submission Guidelines.
Once the work is hung in the gallery, it must remain in the gallery until the next time we curate the main gallery. If you sell the piece yourself, you cannot just come in and take it down. If the gallery sells it, then you will be asked to bring in a new piece to fill the space.
Curating Submission Guidelines
The Art Center Cooperative, Inc.
Guidelines for Submitting 2-D and 3-D Creations - Revised 08/31/2020
1.All drops-offs/pick-ups of art must be submitted and picked up on specified dates and times for main gallery
2.Late submissions for main gallery exhibition will not be received
Presentation of Submissions
3.All unframed works on canvas need to be finished on all four sides
4.Staples should not be visible on any side of unframed works submitted on canvas
5.TAC Cards should be attached to the back of the creation with the following information: artist’s name, title of the work, medium, price and length and width of the work inclusive of the frame size, if applicable
6.Frames must be in professional condition free of scratches, paint, and dings
7.Glass in frames must be free of dust and fingerprints both inside and outside of the glass
8.Mats should be clean and free of dust and marks
9.Ensure there are no ripples, folds, or puckers on the canvas or on the paper once placed in the frame
2-D Submissions Hanging Hardware
10.All 2-D submissions must be wired with wire securely interlocked around d-rings (do not coil or braid the wire horizontally).
11.For unframed submissions, D-rings should be placed to the back of the canvas on the vertical wooden stretcher slats approx. 1/3rd from the top
12.For framed submissions, D-rings should be fastened to the back of frame along the vertical edges.
13.Use picture hanging wire appropriate for the weight of finished creation.
14.Avoid double wrapping or braiding the wire across the back of creation from d-ring to d-ring (this makes it difficult to adjust the creation horizontally on the wall/hanging system hooks)
General Guidelines and 3-D Works
15.All 3-D creations should be mounted on or include a base that supports the work
16.If a 3-D work is to be hung, it should include hanging hardware that enables a secure fastening to the wall. The wiring should not be visible once placed on the wall.
17.All works of art must be picked up by the published due dates to avoid damage resulting from excessive handling and traffic in backroom work/storage area
Quick Instructions: Double Click the document - it is in a PDF format, save it on your PC with your name included in the filename, Open it on your PC and fill in the information. Save it again on your PC then email the completed document to email@example.com a day prior to curating. Thank you!
Need Help - Here is a quick tutorial... If you have any issues you can always print the form and fill it in by hand. Bring it with you the day of curating please if you are unable to get it mailed prior to curating day. THANK YOU!
4. Don't forget to fill in your tags on page 3. See the figure 4. The size should be in inches and include your frame - please put framed in so we know your pieces size includes the frame. After you have filled this all in, please save the document again to your computer then email to firstname.lastname@example.org one day prior to curating. If you are having problems filling in the form on your computer you can always print the form and bring it with you on curating day. Thank you!
TAC and Sharing your Artwork on Social Media
Video on how to share your artwork on social media:
Guide on How to Share your Artwork on Social Media
Guide on How to Subscribe, Like and Share TAC YouTube
Guide on How to take pictures of your artwork with your smartphone
The Art Center Cooperative, Inc Gallery Guide