Cornwall, ON – Your Arts Council, Cornwall & the Counties (YAC) is redefining the way they run their gallery spaces. Richard Salem, the YAC Facilitator, had this to say.
“YAC is managing three gallery spaces in Cornwall: in the foyer at the Aultsville Theatre; at the YAC office in the Aultsville Theatre; and at the Grind Café & Wine Bar. We’re planning to expand that circulation to include other venues, but that’s the current circuit. We’ve typically been running month-long shows dedicated to one or two artists at a time at each venue and it’s been challenging for some artists to fill the space available. To make things more inclusive and to spread out the timeline for the exchange of art, we’re moving away from a show-based approach featuring a single artist, though there will still be some of those too. Instead, we’re taking a few pieces from any artist who wants to exhibit and rotating them through all of our gallery spaces. Any artist from the region can submit their work for consideration and circulation. In order to enjoy the full rotation, art must be for sale, and the artist must be willing to part with commissions of 20 or 30 percent, depending on the venue where the item is sold. Interested artists should know that the venue management has final say on whether any given creative work can be hung in their establishment.”
“If you’re a visual artist in Cornwall & the Counties and Akwesasne and want to consign your work to YAC’s circulating gallery, please send a few pictures of your work to the email below. We will let you know if and when we can include your art in our gallery spaces.”
“If you have a business in our region and are interested in exhibiting fresh local art, please note that the pieces are insured, and we will hang them without damaging your walls. You may also choose to rent art if selling on consignment isn’t appropriate for your space.”