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					Exhibition: ______________________ Dates: ________ Artist: _____________________




                                 Centerpoint Gallery
                              at the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore

                                138 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

                          Exhibition Guidelines & Contract/Agreement



About Centerpoint Gallery
Centerpoint Gallery at the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore is situated at 138 West 15 th Street, New York, NY
10011, in a lovely, multi-use, sky-lit space in a Chelsea townhouse, which also houses the New York
Branch of the Anthroposophical Society (Anthroposophy NYC) and all its multiple activities.
Centerpoint Gallery has held art exhibitions in its not-for-profit alternative exhibition space since
2002.

The Rudolf Steiner Bookstore and Anthroposophy NYC are supportive of spiritual expression in all forms
of art, and regularly hold concerts, classes and workshops in art and various crafts (frequently by our
exhibitors), including small theatrical productions, eurythmy performances, choral recitals, poetry
readings, painting and drawing classes, weaving workshops, seasonal craft workshops, and the like.

The auditorium/gallery space is also used for meditation, study groups, and diverse educational and
social gatherings, as well as co-sponsored events. And we are home to Art of the Actor (a Michael
Chekhov Acting Studio initiative), and the New Amsterdam Waldorf inspired Parent/Child Pre-School
initiative.

All this activity means that many individuals get to spend extended amounts of time enjoying and
benefiting from the artwork on our walls in a way that is not possible with brief gallery visits. For those
who are not attendees at our various programs, study groups or co-sponsored events, exhibitions can
be viewed by appointment. Please contact Phoebe Alexander, Arts Committee Chair, at 212-744-0257
or phoebe@artopathy.com for general information as well as for viewing availability. Our monthly
newsletter/program guide is posted on our door as well as to our website at www.asnyc.org. And a
poster advertising each show is clearly displayed in an illuminated glass case at our entryway.

Because of the many diverse uses – and users - of our space, keen attention is paid to the type, content
and general appropriateness of artworks selected. At present, for instance, Centerpoint Gallery
cannot accommodate free-standing three dimensional works.

We have four exhibitions per year (solo and group) from mid-September to the end of June. These vary
in length from seven to ten weeks depending on holidays and program scheduling. For several years
we have devoted a January exhibition slot to Outsider Art in support of New York City’s city-wide
outsider art exhibitions at Pratt, HAI and elsewhere.



Our Selection Process
Completed applications/proposals must be received for review by the Jury group of the Arts Committee
by October 15 of each year for exhibitions running from February through December of the coming
year. Applicants will be notified in November whether or not they have been selected for a show for


Form ASNYC-AC-060909
the coming year, at which time curating and scheduling can begin. There is no application fee,
however, a fee of $100 for gallery maintenance is payable upon acceptance. (See list of fees at the end
of this document.)


Application Guidelines
1. A brief written proposal.
2. Slides – no more than 6, numbered, or laser prints.
3. A slide or print list indicating title, medium and dimensions for each artwork.
4. A current (art) c.v.
5. S.A.S.E. for return of materials.
6. Must be received by October 15 for Feb – Dec exhibition year.


General Exhibition Guidelines
1. Application guidelines: The artist or sponsor will follow the application guidelines as outlined above.

2. Presentation: Artwork will be professionally presented – framed or unframed - and ready for
hanging. Numbered [title] cards (without prices) should be affixed to the wall next to the artwork. The
artist/sponsor is responsible for providing exhibition walk-through sheets with corresponding numbers
and descriptions. Prices may appear on these sheets at the discretion of the artist/sponsor.

3. Hardware: Only small nails, push-pins and picture-hangers will be used to hang artworks directly on
the walls. Weightier items can be hung from the picture molding. Any artworks too heavy for these
methods are not appropriate for our space. All necessary hardware and tools are to be provided by the
artist/sponsor.

4. Installation/de-installation: DIY Installations (Arts Committee members still need to be on hand) are
on Thursdays only, generally from 1 – 6 pm. Assisted installations are on Wednesday evenings from 9 –
11 pm only, to be completed on Thursday. De-installations are generally also on Thursdays.

5. Transportation of artworks: The artist/sponsor is responsible for any and all costs associated with
the transport of artworks.

6. Storage of packing materials: The artist/sponsor is responsible for storage of all packing materials.

7. Pricing & Selling: As stated above, prices may appear on exhibition walk-through sheets at the
discretion of the artist/sponsor. In addition, for any artwork sold during an exhibition, the purchaser
shall write two checks: one check payable to the artist/sponsor for 80% of the sale price, and one
check payable to Anthroposophy NYC for 20% of the sale price. (See list of fees at the end of this
document.)

8. Opening reception: Opening receptions are optional. We will provide the space, tables, chairs, and
our (small) kitchen and bathroom facilities. However, refreshments, flowers, paper-ware, etc., as well
as tidying up, are the responsibility of the artist/sponsor. There is a fee of $100 for facility use for
holding an opening reception. (See list of fees at the end of this document.)

9. Notices, advertising & invitations: Notice of the exhibition will be printed in our monthly printed
newsletter, in our new e-newsletter, and will be posted to our website at www.asnyc.org. The
artist/sponsor will be asked to submit a title and brief description for this purpose. In addition, the
artist/sponsor is responsible for providing two full-color (8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14) posters which will be
placed at the entryway to the gallery space (with an optional guest book) and in an illuminated glass
case at the entry door to our building. All pertinent information for the poster will be provided to you.
In addition, any invitations or postcards advertising the exhibition and opening are the sole
responsibility of the artist/sponsor.

Form ASNYC-AC-060909                                                                                       2
There is a fee of $50 if you want us to create a poster for you from your own selected image. There is
an additional $50 fee if you want us to create a postcard-sized version of the poster to use for
invitations. (See list of fees at the end of this document.)

Printing costs are separate, and will be calculated by quantity. All other advertising, as well as all
mailing and e-mailing, are the responsibility of the artist/sponsor.

10. Virtual Exhibition: We will happily post digital images of exhibitions to our website at no cost to the
artist/sponsor for the run of the show; however, the artist/sponsor is responsible for providing these
images. Alternately, if you have your own website, we can post a hyperlink to your site.

11. Insurance: Insurance, if desired, is the sole responsibility of the artist/sponsor to provide during an
exhibition. Centerpoint Gallery, the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore, nor Anthroposophy NYC will be held
responsible for theft, loss or damage to artworks on exhibition in our gallery space.

12. Signed contract agreement: The artist/sponsor is required to have a signed contract/agreement on
file in our office prior to the installation of any show. An Arts Committee member will co-sign the
contract/agreement, and a copy will be given to the artist/sponsor. Any alterations to the printed
contract/agreement will be written in by hand prior to dual signing.

Alternately, any alterations to an e-mailed contract/agreement will be initialed by hand by the co-
signing Arts Committee member upon return receipt of a signed contract, and a copy of the final
document will be given to the artist/sponsor.


Fees
1. Gallery Maintenance: A gallery maintenance fee of $100 is payable upon acceptance. There is no
application fee, and there is no charge for virtual exhibitions or for linking to your website.

2. Sale of Artwork: A fee of 20% of the sales price for any artwork sold during an exhibition is payable
to Anthroposophy NYC upon purchase. The purchaser shall write two checks: one check payable to the
artist/sponsor for 80% of the sale price, and one check payable to Anthroposophy NYC for 20% of the
sale price.

3. Facility Use: Opening receptions are optional. There is a fee of $100 for facility use for opening
receptions.

4. Poster and Card Creation: We can create a poster for you from your own selected image for a fee of
$50. For an additional $50, we can create a postcard-sized version of the poster to use for invitations.
Printing/copying fees will be calculated separately by quantity and paper selected.




Form ASNYC-AC-060909                                                                                      3
Exhibition: ______________________ Dates: ________ Artist: _____________________



                                       Centerpoint Gallery

                         at the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore and Anthroposophy NYC



Contract/Agreement
I have read the guidelines for exhibitions at Centerpoint Gallery at the Rudolf Steiner
Bookstore, 138 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011, and I consent to these conditions.



Artist/Sponsor:

Name: __________________________________________________________________________
       Print




       _______________________________________________________ Date: _____________
       Signature


Phone/Cell: _______________________________________ E-mail: ________________________


Address: _________________________________________________________________________
         Street, Apt #                                       City, State and ZIP




Arts Committee Rep:

Name: __________________________________________________________________________
       Print


       _______________________________________________________ Date: _____________
       Signature




Phone/Cell: _______________________________________ E-mail: ________________________




               Centerpoint Gallery at the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore and Anthroposophy NYC
                            138 West 15th Street (bet 6th & 7th), NY, NY 10011
                                              212-242-8945

Form ASNYC-AC-060909                                                                       4

				
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