Artisans' Guild Gallery Membership Application Process
The Gainesville Artisans’ Guild was established in 1970 to create a network and market for local area artists. The Artisans’ Guild Gallery is located in the historic Pleasant Street neighborhood in downtown Gainesville and is among the oldest artist owned and operated cooperatives in the country. Members staff the gallery, participate in committee work, and are encouraged to have an active voice in the business.
Applying for Membership
New member applications are submitted throughout the year to our Chairperson of the Membership Committee and reviewed by our Standards Committee. There are two types of membership: Consignment and Core.
New applicants who are interested in a non-working membership should complete the Consignment section. If you are interested in becoming a working member in the future, please complete both the Consignment and Core sections.
Applicants pay a $25 non-refundable jury fee and, if accepted, an additional one-time membership fee of $75.
New member applications are submitted to the Chairperson of the Membership Committee and reviewed by the Standards committee. When an artist applies to become a member of the Artisans' Guild Gallery, the work is juried according to the following categories:
____Continuity of design and style across body of work
____Capability beyond minimal technical skills
____Continuity of technique/craftsmanship across the body of work (hanging
mechanisms, framing quality, fittings, closures, etc.)
____Price ratio is reasonable between artist cost and customer value
Availability of space in the Gallery
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
- All work must be designed and made by the members.
- Members must have a phone number and an email address.
- Members must be active on social media and promote the Guild regularly.
- Members are required to stay informed about Guild business via email or the productivity platform SLACK.
- Potential Members pay a $25 non-refundable jury fee and, if accepted as a member, a one-time membership fee of $75
Contact Membership Chair to request the application packet: Bettianne Ford: email@example.com