COCO Art Gallery is operated by the Art Council of Southwest Florida, is open to all artists who maintain a membership in one of the Council's 21 member organizations. CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARDS, OR VERIFICATION OF PAYMENT OR MEMBERSHIP, ARE REQUIRED AT RECEIVING.
ART GALLERY OPERATIONS The Art Gallery operates from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
The COCO Art Gallery will be open: • October through April for six (6) days a week,Tuesday through Sunday; 11-5 PM (except for December when the Gallery may be open seven (7) days a week). • May through September for five (5) days a week, Wednesday through Saturday, 11-5 PM; Sunday, noon-5 PM.
All sales are subject to Florida Sales Tax (6%), collected for each sale. Credit card fee transactions are deducted from the artist’s net payment. Price art work accordingly.
Sales dollars are distributed as follows: 70% to the artist; 10% to Coconut Point Mall; 9% to the affiliate organization that the artist belongs to as a member; and 11% to the Art Council.
ENTRY FEES The ACSWF will charge each participating artist a non-refundable “Co-op Art Gallery Entry Fee” to cover part of the cost of utilities, insurance, repairs, maintenance and publicity. An artist may pay ahead for a second month. October to March $40 per month April to September $30 per month
All monthly payments are payable at receiving, to ACSWF (cash or check, NO CREDIT CARDS).
Any artists not current with entry fees will have their artwork removed.
ARTISTS' SUBMISSIONS All artists must have a signed waiver form and W-9 on file with the gallery. Artists are required to gallery-sit one day per month, or more if needed, as a condition of showing their work.
No artwork will be allowed into the gallery if it is advertised for sale elsewhere: i.e., Etsy, online, eBay. The work must be available for purchase through the COCO Art Gallery. No artwork will be accepted that is under contract with another gallery. No individual or outside sales are allowed in the Art Gallery.
DURING IN SEASON MONTHS (October - April), artists may submit a maximum of eight (8) pieces a month for jury review (eight 3D or four 2D/four 3D). The artist may submit works in different mediums to reach the 8 total pieces. A maximum of four of the 8 total pieces (per artist) may be wall hung. In addition, an individual painting larger than 1,800 square inches shall be counted as two (2) items.
DURING OFF-SEASON MONTHS (May - September), artists may submit a maximum of twelve (12) pieces a month for jury review (twelve 3D or six 2D/six 3D). The artist may submit works in different mediums to reach the 12 total pieces. A maximum of six of the 12 total pieces (per artist) may be wall hung. In addition, an individual painting larger than 1,800 square inches shall be counted as two (2) items.
The total number of items permitted each month is seasonally adjusted, and the Art Gallery will attempt to notify artists of this any adjustment PRIOR to each new receiving date. Every effort is made to display all juried items appropriately; however, the gallery reserves the right to limit items on the display floor due to space limitations.
Art work submitted to the Art Gallery may include: Original art work in traditional genres, giclees for 2D art work, lithographic prints, and photographic prints. For 3D work, handmade or hand-assembled pieces in all media may be submitted. All paintings to be hung must be framed or on gallery-wrapped canvas, with all sides painted, wired, and ready to hang.
All works must be identified as such, with that information placed both on the back of the item and on the wall label. In addition to the items above, any artist who produces her/his own cards may submit a total of six (6) packages for sale. Artwork that requires special wall mounting brackets in order to be hung CANNOT be accepted. All submissions will be juried into the gallery – NO EXCEPTIONS. DECISIONS OF THE JURY ARE FINAL.