Updated February 15, 2023
Salem Arts Association offers several opportunities for artist members to share their artwork with the community. One is our Gallery Shop at Salem Arts Association for retail sales. We invite all artist members to submit your creations for sale.
Gallery Shop Submission Information
Scheduled take-in dates will be announced in our emails to members and on our calendar of events with opportunity to refresh our shop inventory and to bring in new artwork or to remove/replace older artwork inventory.
Gallery Shop Items should be priced at no higher than $500.00.
Artists are required to have a an Artist Bio/Statement at the time of submission if not already on file. You may provide a one-page file with your information or request we use your artist online profile information. PLEASE make sure your your online profile is up to date.
Members may submit any combination of the following categories for the shop: (This is total inventory including items already in stock)
Artwork Presentation MUST adhere to our framing guidelines for acceptance. Unframed prints must be matted and in a protective sleeve.
Inventory Drop Off for the Salem Arts Shop dates generally coincide with the same dates and times associated with the Gallery Call for Art schedule.
There are no fees for members to drop off work for the shop.
Please consider the season and exhibition themes when selecting your work for the shop.
Sales will be handled by the Salem Arts Gallery Shop Volunteers. A Commission of 35% of the selling price is required of Salem Arts Association member artists and will be subtracted from the price before payment. Payment of 65% of the selling price will be issued to the artist by check, generally during the month following the month of the sale (generally within 60 days).
If your membership expires while your work is on display it will be removed or subject to the non-member sale commission rate of 50%
Salem Arts Association is required by law to submit 1099’s to the IRS from artists with sales, awards, or other payments for amounts totaling $600 or greater during a calendar year. A 1099 will ONLY be sent to the IRS if the total payment to an artist equals or exceeds $600.
To facilitate this, we require completed W-9 forms prior to making any payments. Artists are asked to complete a W-9 form, or validate that current W-9 form information is accurate, when asked following any sale. Artists are required to inform Salem Arts Association of any changes to address or other related tax form information.
Selling artists can check with your tax advisor for advice regarding claiming commissions as tax-deductible donations to the extent allowable by law.
Download the form using the link below and deliver in person, mail to Salem Arts Association at 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970, or email to email@example.com
Please contact Shop@SalemArts.org with questions.
ALL Artists who display are required to volunteer 3 hours PER MONTH for the Salem Arts Association. To find volunteer opportunities, please visit our Gallery Volunteer page for more info. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or requests to be waived of shop volunteering requirements due to health or disability issues.
Sign up to volunteer here
How to Submit Inventory Information
Here's the summary version. Please read the details below very carefully.
Details - PLEASE READ
Inventory sheets will need to be filled out and updated when entering or removing artwork.
Download Excel: YOURNAME-SAA-shop-inventory-spreadsheet.xlsx
Download Instruction PDF: gallery-shop-inventory-instructions.docx
Send us the actual spreadsheet file!
DO NOT EMAIL US PICTURES, SCANS, OR PDF OF YOUR SPREADSHEET. WE CAN NOT USE THEM.
Using Excel (Microsoft Office) on PC, Windows, or Mac
Using "Numbers" software on a Mac or iPad
Using "Google Sheets" on any web browser (Chrome, Safari, Edge, Etc)
Using Mobile Phones or Tablets
If All Else Fails
Drop Off at Salem Arts
Deliver inventory to shop, along with a printed copy of the completed Shop Take-in Form on designated drop off day or by appointment.
If you can not print please let us know when you send your files and we can print at the gallery during take in times.
Email shop@SalemArts.org with questions or to request an appointment.
The Gallery Shop will make every attempt to give equal display opportunity to all artists accepted. However, it is a juried decision on acceptable art and will also depend on space available. Decisions are made solely by the retail shop committee.
Salem Arts Galleries and Gallery Shop
Hours of operation:
159 Derby Street, St. Salem, Ma