AZ Artist Cooperative - Call For Members
AZ Gallery is a non-profit artists’ cooperative that has been dedicated to providing its members with opportunities for exhibiting their artwork to the public since its inception in 1997. The organization is operated by the members and provides a rich environment for personal growth and ongoing artistic support.
We are looking to add members to the cooperative and welcome artists living and working in the Twin Cities to apply for membership. At this time we are focused on 3D artists, graphic designers and higher end jewelry designers. 3D art would include sculpture, pottery and ceramics in wood, clay, metal and other materials. Graphic designers would produce prints and poster art. A jewelry artist would offer one-of-a-kind, statement jewelry pieces.
Membership includes a dedicated display space each month unless there is a show which reserves the whole gallery. This dedicated space includes both the spring and fall Saint Paul Art Crawls. Artist members are also included in our annual Holiday and Winter Carnival shows. And AZ Gallery participates in Lowertown First Fridays the first Friday of every month. Members are encouraged to offer artisan quality items for sale in our gift shop as well.
AZ Gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from 5 - 8 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am - 3 pm. Members work three or four 3 hour shifts a month in the gallery and participate in the daily operations of the gallery. Annual dues total $500 ($450 of paid in advance). There is a 20% commission on all sales of a member’s work.
Located at 308 Prince Street on the ground level in the Northern Warehouse building in Lowertown St. Paul, AZ Gallery has great visibility and street access. Lowertown is considered one of the leading centers for the arts in the Twin Cities. This large and growing community continues to have a major influence on the quality of life in the neighborhood and adds significantly to its cultural and artistic richness.
Applications for this call will be accepted until April 15th. For more information and an application form, visit our website at https://www.theazgallery.org/becomeamember