Thank you for your interest in becoming a member artist at Timberline Gallery! We currently are open for applications. Here is the procedure:
- Artist fills out a Member Application Form with images for screening your work (link below).
- If selected in the initial screening, Timberline will request that the artist drop off 2 to 4 pieces of work at the gallery to be reviewed by the jurying committee. All work must be less than 3 years old and gallery ready: finished, matted, and framed if applicable. Artists’ prints, giclees, and other reproductions are acceptable for sale at the gallery but not applicable for the jurying process.
- Once accepted, the new member pays applicable fees, schedules gallery training, and delivers artwork as requested.
All incoming artists must have their art screened, then juried by the Jury Committee. Art is accepted according to the gallery’s media requirements.
Every member must work at least one sitting day at the gallery per month, and attend the annual general membership meeting. Timberline is a cooperative, so members should live locally and able to commit to fully participating in events, openings, and meetings, as well as being available for hands-on participation when needed.
Scheduling is done on monthly basis, so artists’ shifts may fluctuate between 1 and 2 per month depending on the number of members with the gallery. Members are required to sit the Gallery at least once a month.
Timberline is open 7 day a week, 10:00am – 5:00pm summer hours, 10:00am – 4:00pm winter hours. We are closed major holidays and snow days.
The gallery will try to meet special sitting arrangements or requests on an as-needed basis.
Members pay a $50 initial fee to apply for membership. If accepted as a member, you will be required to pay $40/monthly for rent, preferably by check.
Member artists price their own work. Most of the art sold at Timberline falls within the $100 to $1,200 price range. However, Timberline does sell art costing considerably more and significantly less. Exhibiting artists are responsible for insuring their own art or assuming the liability.
Timberline takes pride in giving 70% of the art sales back to the member artist. When artwork is sold, 70% goes to the artist, and 30% goes to the gallery and is used for gallery maintenance, improvements, and other costs.
When art is sold, it is taken off the wall and the customer leaves with it. The Gallery then replaces that artwork with a new piece. Many of us have had the experience of selling multiple times in a month off a single nail! You will have a storage unit within the gallery to store extra work, so we can replace any artwork sold.