Thanks to Westfield, there is an art gallery in Wheaton, exhibiting and selling original artwork by local artists. The Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery is on the lower level of Westfield Wheaton shopping center next to Entrance 11. Ninety percent of sales revenue goes directly to the artists. In exchange, they volunteer to manage the gallery and three of the artists have studios at the gallery. The WAP Gallery is a showcase for artists from Montgomery County
Studio Spaces Available
CALLING ARTISTS IN THE DMV AREA
The Wheaton Arts Parade (WAP) Gallery will exhibit a new 8-week show entitled ”Spirit of Summer” from June 10 - July 31, 2022. This is an opportunity for 20 to 25 artists to exhibit and sell their original, professional quality artwork. We are looking for the artists’ interpretations and impressions of the summer season marked by vacation getaways, the June Pride month, the solstice and Independence Day.
Eligibility: All media are eligible. Artists must be from MD-DC-VA in the “DMV” Metro Area and be able to volunteer for at least 18 hours of gallery sitting during the exhibition. Art must remain on display for the duration of the show and everything on display must be for sale.
Registration: There is no fee to apply. The link to the registration form is in the Prospectus. You will receive an email the day after the deadline indicating whether your work was accepted. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PROSPECTUS FOR IMPORTANT DETAILS.
Monthly Fee & Responsibilities: All WAP Gallery artists are required to volunteer for a minimum of 18 hours of gallery sitting during the 8 week exhibit. Volunteer hours are served in 3 hour shifts. Thus, artists must volunteer for at least 6 shifts. Artists must pay a fee of $50 to exhibit for the 8 week exhibition. To ensure that artists meet their commitments to help staff the gallery, a refundable deposit of $150 is also required at drop-off. Artists will be refunded $25 for each volunteer shift they serve. Refunds will be issued at the end of June and the end of July.
Commission: The Gallery's commission is 10% on all sales.
Display Policy: The WAP Gallery reserves the right to select the artwork that will be exhibited based on size, medium, and content. The Gallery aims to maintain a diverse representation of local artists. Artists can exhibit from three to six works to occupy display space equivalent to three 24"x32" paintings. Art for hanging (framed and unframed) must be wired using eye hooks or d-rings and wire that is a sufficient gauge to hold the weight of the artwork. Wire should not be visible when the painting is hung on the wall. No sawtooth hangers should be used. Unframed works shall have finished edges using the medium used to create the work.
Art Drop-Off: All accepted applicants will receive an email on Tuesday, May 31 with a link to the gallery's signup.com page to reserve a time to deliver their art from June 4 & 5.
WAP Mission: The WAP Gallery’s purpose is to showcase Montgomery County artists and Wheaton's potential as an arts destination. The gallery is part of WAP’s mission to bring the community together with art at the annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival. Wheaton Arts Parade is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The WAP Gallery’s space is subsidized by Westfield Wheaton.
Artists must read and agree to the terms in the detailed prospectus. It is written to mirror the Consignment Agreement that artists must sign when they drop off their art.