Retail Shop Information for Artist Members

Salem Arts Association offers several opportunities for artist members to share their artwork with the community. We have a Gallery Shop for retail sales and multiple gallery spaces for ongoing exhibitions. Periodically we will offer off-site opportunities at other venues and pop-up shows. 

Each Salem Arts member submitting work this season will need to agree to our Artist Agreement in their member profile to display work. 

Gallery Shop Information

A Call for Art will on the same days as take in for exhibitions, typically the Sunday preceding the start of new exhibitions, to refresh the inventory and all Artists will be permitted to bring in new artwork and to remove/replace any & all older artwork. 

The Art Drop Off days will be the Sunday preceding the start of new exhibitions from 12-3 pm.

Appointments always need to be made with the Gallery Shop Chairperson. 

No artwork for the Gallery Shop should be priced at more than $500.00.

All Artists are required to have a 1-page Artist Bio/Statement at the time of submission. 

Please bring a liberal supply of business cards.  

ALL Artists who display are required to volunteer  3+ hours PER MONTH for the Salem Arts Association.  To find volunteer opportunities, please email Or visit our Gallery Volunteer page for more info. 

Members may submit the following for the Gallery Shop:

  • 5 pcs. of framed artwork or wall hanging (36” maximum size)**
  • 10 pcs. of  stand-alone jewelry, ceramic, pottery, glass, sculpture or wearables.
  • 15 pcs. of matted prints, cards, or publications.
  • Individual cards or boxes of cards will need their own display case and the Artist will need to discuss with the Gallery Shop Chair before leaving that artwork.*


Inventory sheets will need to be filled out and updated when entering or removing artwork

Gallery Shop Inventory Instructions

Gallery Shop Inventory Form (excel Spreadsheet) or Comma-separated values Spreadsheet

On a device with MS Office, simply click on the form link above.

On a Mac without Office, click on the link above. It will open in "Numbers". When it is open you will notice you cannot use it yet. Hit the download icon in the top right corner. This will bring a little rectangular window to the bottom left of your screen, as when you download anything. If you click on it to open it, it will automatically switch to the "numbers" program. The spread sheet is now workable for you to use. After completing the inventory, you then "share" document with - but a little window pops up asking if you would like to convert it back to the original excel form and the answer is YES

On an iPad without Office, you can download Apple's spreadsheet program - "numbers" - if you're running IOS 11 (as of this writing).  Then proceed as above for a Mac.  Alas, Apple no longer supports new installation of Numbers for older versions of IOS.

Microsoft Office also offers IOS apps for iPhone and iPad. 

If you do not have a spreadsheet app on your device, you can use "Google Sheets".  Just save the spreadsheet to your device, go to "google sheets".  Start a new blank sheet. click "File->open", then "upload" and select the saved file. 

If you really cannot produce a spreadsheet, you can click here to print this form, then fill it out and someone at SAA will create the spreadsheet for you.

1.      Artist:  Type your full name in the box next to Artist.
2.      Initials:   Type your initials in the box (e.g. Mary Elizabeth Jones = MEJ.  This is also the first part of your inventory ID).
3.      Inventory ID:  This is your 3 initials, then a dash, then the month, then item number. For example,  Jane Elizabeth Jones with three pieces in February would be:  MEJ-201, MEJ-202 and MEJ-203.  BE CAREFUL TO BE CONSISTENT WITH YOUR INITIALS.
4.      New Quantity:   Enter the quantity of the item you are submitting
5.      Category:  select “Shop”
6.      Description:  Enter a description of the item.  Include the title and medium of your work.
7.      Price:    Enter the price in dollars and cents.
8.      Taxable:   Enter Taxable, Yes or No.  Clothing is non-taxable. Most other things are taxable. 
9.      Date:   Enter the Drop off Date
10.  Variation: If your spreadsheet shows the column “Variation” LEAVE IT BLANK.
11.  Change the file name to include your first and last name then Email the file to
12.  Deliver inventory to shop, along with a hard copy of the completed Excel Shop Take-in Form with you on designated drop off day.

    **The Gallery Shop will make every attempt to give equal display to all artwork accepted. However, it is a juried decision on acceptable art and will also depend on space available.


    Salem Arts Galleries ada Shop utilizes a hanging system consisting of a wire or rod suspended from a rail near the ceiling. We rarely use nails in our walls. Because of this it's very important to frame and present your work properly by following these rules. Submitted items will be inspected at take in

    • All work MUST be properly framed or otherwise presented for hanging. 
    • Works on paper must be under glass (Not Plastic).
    • Plastic clip frames, Table frames (with leaning back), and document frames will no longer be accepted in the gallery. Don't use them. 
    • Framed items must include a taught wire properly fastened to the top quarter of the frame back. 
    • Artwork framed using sawtooth hangars, triangle hangars, and holes as part of the frame will be rejected.
    • Loose wires or wired below the top quarter will be rejected. If you can see the wire above the frame it's wrong.



    Want to become an member?  Join online!
    Need to update or renew your membership?  Renew online!

    Questions and Suggestions

    Please email (retail questions) or (exhibit questions). 

    This is YOUR gallery, so help us make it the best it can be!

    Salem Arts Galleries and Gallery Shop

    Hours of operation:

    • Saturday - Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm
    • Some evenings for special events and workshops
    • By appointment


    159 Derby Street, St. Salem, Ma



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