Showing Your Work at Maple and Main
Maple and Main Gallery, in business for eight years in the center of the much-visited riverside town of Chester, is committed to showing only original art in a wide range of styles and medium.
The gallery, a for-profit corporation, operates with a board of directors and a salaried gallery director. Although we rely on our artist members to support the gallery either by paying a monthly rent or paying per-piece-per-show, we guarantee no jurying process once you become a gallery artist and a low commission structure.
As an artist of the gallery, Maple and Main offers many different opportunities to display your work either as a core member or guest artist. We also have our Stone Gallery downstairs we rent out to artists on a monthly basis.
- Core artists pay a $110 monthly rent with a 25 percent commission for non-shareholders and 20 percent for shareholders. Core artists can exhibit, in each show, four medium to large pieces of your choice as well as four small ones; we also have bins for up to four unframed, matted pieces on paper. Core artists have individual pages on our website where they can exhibit for sale any number of paintings, can participate in our ‘focus on the artist” initiative and have a portfolio book on display.
- Guest artists pay per piece for the duration of each 2.5 month-long show with a 35 percent commission. The cost is between $50 and $65 depending on sizes of the work. Guest artists can also show up to four unframed paintings on paper at no extra cost.
- The Stone Gallery can be rented out monthly for a solo or group show to any artist(s) regardless of their affiliation to Maple and Main. The fee is $300 for the month with a 30 percent commission.
Artists who want to be considered for representation should contact our gallery chair, Claudia Van Nes at 860-526-3459 or firstname.lastname@example.org and/or fill out the form below for further information.