Gallery Artist Membership
As a first step, prospective members may apply for a visiting artist exhibition or may ask to be considered for membership separately. See information below.
How to Apply for Membership
Apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Attn Gary Duehr: Website submission to Bromfield Gallery." Include a website link to to one recent body of work (like an exhibition proposal), not to your entire website.
Also include links to your CV and statement. If necessary, you may attach the statement and CV. Do not attach image jpgs.
Please note: the gallery does not consider submissions by postal mail or CD.
After you submit the materials listed above, here is what happens:
Submissions are considered by gallery artists at monthly meetings. Selected artists will be invited to bring 3–5 pieces to the gallery for an in-person review.
If the in-person review is favorable, a committee of gallery artists will either schedule a studio visit or an interview at the gallery. At that time, the committee will answer questions, and explain the benefits and responsibilities of members—sitting, receptions, members gallery, etc.—and the spirit of a coop gallery. The artist will discuss her/his reasons for seeking membership and experience in similar settings.
Members vote. If accepted, you begin a 3-month trial period in which you assume full responsibilities and receive full benefits: pay dues and show in the members gallery, help with sitting and receptions, etc., but the initiation fee is delayed until final acceptance.
At the end of the trial period, both you and the gallery members decide on permanent membership. Gallery artists vote. If permanent membership is approved, you will be asked to sign a membership contract.
Dues are $110/month, and new members pay a one-time initiation fee of $500. Members receive a 60% commission on the sale of their work.
Members receive a solo exhibition every 24 months. There is a $650 installation/PR fee that covers an installation assistant, 500 postcards, a listing in Art New England and an eblast through Artscope. Members also show work in the Gallery Artists space and flat file on an ongoing basis, as well as representation on the gallery web site and in a gallery binder. In addition, members participate in a Members Group Show each September to coincide with the South End Open Studios, and an annual holiday show in December. The relationship with Bromfield is non-exclusive, so members are encouraged to show at other spaces.
The monthly dues are $65, and Associate Members receive a show in Gallery III every 24 months. There is no additional fee, but members install their own show and create a postcard if they wish. The initiation fee is $250. They have a full vote at meetings, are included on the web site and in a gallery binder, and may participate in group shows in September and December. Their work is included in the Gallery Artists space as room allows. Otherwise, Associate Members enjoy the benefits and share the responsibilities of full membership.
The monthly dues are $220. No gallery sitting or participation is required. Although they may not vote, they are welcome at monthly meetings. Low-Residency Members receive a show every 24 months, may participate in group shows in September and December, and their work is included on the web site, in a gallery binder, and in the Gallery Artists space.
The yearly dues are $800, paid in advance. No gallery sitting or participation is required. National Members receive the following benefits: participation in September and December group shows; participation in flat file; binder in gallery; page or link on Bromfield web site; 10% discount if they choose to show as a Visiting Artist; and affiliation with Bromfield Gallery, a member of the Boston Art Dealers Association. Their work is included in the Gallery Artists space as room allows.