Curating Application Form
Are you interested in curating your own group exhibition at The Artist Lodge?

If so, please fill out the application below. This form is not a contract or an acceptance. The Artist Lodge will be using these applications to select curators for future group exhibitions.

Please carefully read through the following information before applying.

THE ARTIST LODGE COORDINATOR
- Marissa Suto, marissa@theartistlodge.com
- Guest Curators will receive Marissa's phone number if their applications are accepted

SHOW LOCATION
- The Boys and Girls Club of Stanton
11050 Cedar St, Stanton, CA 90680

SHOW RUN TIMES
- One night only on the date of the corresponding Artist Lodge event, 5-9pm

TYPES OF EXHIBITIONS
- There are two types of galleries that you can run at our shows.
1) The main gallery: your gallery will be the only exhibition taking place at the event. This option is only available for the first event of the year.
2) Second gallery: your gallery will be taking place alongside our main gallery. Your gallery may be placed in an alternate classroom or in the vendor room.
*Please note: You may not curate your own solo gallery or a solo show for another artist. We have the option for a featured artist spot for artists interested in curating their own solo galleries.

GALLERY DEMOGRAPHIC
- We attract a wide demographic, with the majority being 20+ year old artists with their families and friends.

CURATING FEES
- The fee to curate a gallery at The Artist Lodge is $75 total. This covers the set up and use of our gallery walls, space for the gallery, and promotion on all our social media platforms.
- The $75 entry fee is non-refundable. This is to ensure that we get committed curators working with us. These shows take months of work in advance to put together, and if you break the contract or are unable to curate the gallery a few weeks before the show, it will be hard if not impossible to pull it back together. Please make sure you're able to commit the time and energy to creating a show.
- Other fees may incur (for example, if you do not clean up after the gallery and we have to clean up and break down for you, you may be charged. If the walls sustain any damages, you will be asked to replace the damaged walls).

CANCELLATIONS
- The $75 entry fee is non-refundable. Please make sure that you have the time in your schedule to give this project all of the attention that it needs.
- In the event that something happens and you have to back out of curating the gallery, you will be responsible for contacting all of the involved artists and refunding them.

CURATING POLICIES
- The Artist Lodge presented by HumAlong Productions will not be held responsible for gallery items that are lost, damaged, or destroyed while in the gallery or in the possession of the guest curator. The Artist Lodge is not liable if an artwork is stolen, or if there is a fire, flood, earthquake, or any inclement weather that may cause damage to the artwork. The Artist Lodge will not be responsible for the agreed upon terms concerning cancellations or refunds between the guest curator and the participating artist, nor will we be responsible for executing the exhibition in the event that the guest curator cancels. If the guest curator is unable to complete his/her duties for any reasons, The Artist Lodge reserves the right to cancel the guest curator's gallery, and the guest curator will be held responsible for issuing refunds to the participating artists, returning artwork to the participating artists, and executing any remaining terms and conditions of their [the guest curator's] contract with the participating artists.
- If the entire Artist Lodge event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, (including but not limited to evacuations due to unpreventable acts of nature, sudden venue cancellations, etc) we will give you the option to either reschedule for the next available date, or issue you a refund. In the event that a refund is issued, the guest curator is still responsible for executing the terms and conditions laid out between themselves and their participating artists in their [the guest curator's] contract.
- The Artist Lodge reserves the right to give final approval over the participating artists list. This regulation is in place because there may be some artists or creators that we refuse to work with because they violated contracts, were caught in copyright issues, etc. We reserve the right to deny acceptance to any creator for any previously stated or unstated reason we see fit.
- The Artist Lodge reserves the right to remove any artwork from the gallery that does not conform to the artwork policies listed below.
- The Artist Lodge reserves the right to view the guest curator's contract between themselves and the participating artists and alter it if necessary in order to reflect above policies.

ARTWORK POLICIES
- You're welcome to decide how many artists you work with, and how many pieces you allow in the show. However, you must handle it all personally. Artwork may not be shipped to the Boys and Girls Club. By taking on a curating job, you are committing to organizing all the artists, and collecting and bringing all of the artwork with you, as well as installing the work and running the gallery that evening. The Artist Lodge is not responsible for shipping or collecting artwork for the artists or the curators.
- All artwork must be high quality, related to the theme of the show, and be family-friendly (no nudity or graphic imagery).

PRICING AND REPRODUCTION PRINTS
- Typically attendees at these events are not willing to spend more than $100 on an original piece of traditional art, and even less for an original digital piece. We recommend you put a price cap on the original pieces in the gallery to encourage sales.
- Prints are an excellent way to encourage sales if a piece sells out, or if someone wants to support an artist and can't afford an original piece. If you

ARTISTS
- We expect you as the curator to use your judgement and to only accept professional (acting, not professionals career wise) creators, creating high-quality, family-friendly artwork

PRINTS
- Prints are a great way for an artist to raise more money. Those that can't afford an original piece may wish to purchase a print of the piece. You are in no way required to sell prints of the work.
- If you do sell prints, we allow the artists to give us only 10 prints of each piece they submit, and the prints must be exclusive to the gallery that evening (so if they're in the gallery and vending that night, they can't sell more of the prints at their table).
- If you plan on selling prints, please think about your print display accordingly. In the past we've had feedback about low prints sales because customers were unable to see all the prints laid out on a table. We had much more successful sales when the curator hung all the prints on a grid wall she brought so that the prints were easier to see and more accessible to everybody. If you plan on doing it this way, you must bring your own wall (or whatever you plan on using) and hanging devices. You may not hang on the Boys and Girls Club walls.

SHOW LOAD-IN
- You may set up the day of the show only. You will be allowed to start setting up at 12pm the day of the show. You are not allowed to start setting up before 12pm.
- Marissa Suto, The Artist Lodge Coordinator and Curator, will also be at the Boys and Girls Club to set up the group gallery and the art vendors. You are welcome to ask her any questions that you may have, but please note that she may not be able to assist you in the load-in/installation process.
- Please note that the side-door that is used for load in has a 6" lip, and you will have to lift any carts to get them into the vendor room. If you do not wish to use the side door, the front door has a ramp that can accommodate rolling carts.
- Guest Curators will need to be completely loaded in and set up by 4:45pm. After 4:45pm rolling carts will not be allowed on the show floor.
- If you arrive after 4pm, you will not be allowed to set up the gallery and you will not receive a refund of your entry fee.

GALLERY WALLS
- If you are curating a main show, you will be allowed to use our carpet 4x8’ plywood walls with a $50 refundable deposit. You MAY NOT use nails or screws on these walls and will only be allowed to use hook and loop Velcro command strips on them.

- If you are not curating a main show, you will be able to use our “H” gallery walls (see photo below). The Gallery walls are full, 4x8’ sheets of unfinished plywood. Any walls that are altered in a way that can’t be fixed (I.e. completely painted and can’t be sanded away, you fill the wall with an extraneous amount of holes from nails or screws, etc.) you will be asked to replace that wall. We are aware that the walls have pre-existing nail holes in them, and you will not be held responsible for those pre-existing holes. To help preserve the gallery walls for future use, we ask that you minimally use nails during your gallery installation. Typically we use Velcro Contact strips to hang artwork, and reserve nails and screws for heavier works or works that require that kind of hanging device.

SHOW LOAD-OUT
- Unless otherwise approved, you may not break down the gallery down until 9:30pm. Everything in the gallery needs to be broken down and moved outside or packed in your car by 11pm.

SALES
- You will be responsible for handling all of the sales in the gallery. You set your terms as to how much you charge for an artist's entry fee, and what percentage you take from the sales. The Artist Lodge will not be taking a percentage of the sales. You must bring your own money for change and be able to take credit cards with your own hardware (Square, Paypal, etc.)

WEBSITE
- We require that every curator provide The Artist Lodge with high quality photos of all the pieces in the show, as well as the corresponding title, artist, and medium. We put these images on our website to allow visitors to see past galleries and artists, and encourage them to come to future ones.

In the event that you are chosen to be a guest curator, this application will become your contract

The Artist does hereby agree to the terms set forth above by submitting this form.
This contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of California in Orange County and any applicable Federal Law.

Email address *
Gallery wall set-up
First Name *
Last Name *
Phone Number *
I understand that this is simply an application, and that I have not been accepted as a curator for a gallery. I understand that The Artist Lodge will contact me if and when they'd like me to curate a gallery *
Have you ever curated a show before? *
If so, where, when, and please include any links to information about the show, or links to any photos of the show *
During which event would you be interested in curating a gallery? *
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What are some themes you are considering? *
Your ideas will be private and not shared.
If you could pick any artists (accessible and currently working today, and that you think would accept your invitation to be in the show) to be in your show, who would they be? List as many as possible. *
Have you ever been to one of our events? *
Do you understand the curating fees and the cancellation policies? *
Do you understand the curating and artwork policies? *
Do you understand the load-in and load-out information? *
Do you understand the policies regarding the use of the gallery walls and agree to pay for any extraneous damages to said walls? *
Do you understand that you are responsible for handling all sales, and that you must provide your own change and credit card reader?
Do you understand that you must send The Artist Lodge high quality photos of the artwork in the show, as well as all the label information so that it can be put on The Artist Lodge website? *
Do you understand that The Artist Lodge has the right to reject any artists from the gallery, and that The Artist Lodge has the right to reject any artwork that doesn't conform to our artwork policies? *
Do you understand and agree to follow all of the rules and policies as laid out in the above application? *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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