Information for Prospective Members – 2013-2014
On October 31, 1969, a group of independent artists joined to form the Bowery Gallery. The gallery has been in continuous operation ever since, and is one of the oldest in New York City. The gallery is incorporated as a non-profit organization of representational and non-representational artists. Exhibitions at the Bowery Gallery have received notice in The New York Times, Arts, Art in America, Modern Painters, ARTnews, Artcritical.com, Vogue, The New Criterion, The New York Sun, The Observer and The New Republic. A national competition, sponsored by the gallery in August, has been juried by such notable artists as Nell Blaine, Louis Finkelstein, Lois Dodd, Rosemary Beck, Natalie Charkow, Jane Freilicher, Gabriel Laderman, Joan Snyder, Janet Fish, Wilbur Niewald, William Bailey, Bill Jensen, John Walker, Paul Resika, Rackstraw Downes and art critic Jed Perl. Art critic Lance Esplund was our juror for 2012.
The Bowery Gallery is a co-operative gallery, wholly run by its artist members. Our mission is to exhibit work of the highest quality from independent artists. In the 2012-2013 season, dues for a full member are $170 per month for 12 months with an initial membership fee of $500. Everyone participates fully in the business of running the gallery; each member has at least one job, must gallery sit (paid sitters are available) and attend meetings. All members have solo exhibitions every 2-1/2 to 3 years and participate in occasional group shows. While members are responsible for the printing and mailing of announcements as well as refreshments for receptions, there are no commissions on sales.
New members are selected in periodic reviews of applicants' original work, however slides and CDs will be previewed at our regularly scheduled meetings (Sept.-May). We are looking for working members who live within commuting distance (approx. 100 miles) and can participate regularly in the operation of the gallery, including attending meetings. Invitational slots in June and July are offered to artists from outside the area who reside in the U.S. Please note the gallery does not exhibit photography or digital art.
Bowery Gallery is now accepting digital images and artist web sites. We will review the submissions at our September 2013 meeting. Please send to email@example.com with the subject line "NEW MEMBERS REVIEW".
We will contact the artists who make the first cut. Final review of actual artwork will be at our October 7th meeting.
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