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The content of this "Prospectus" will serve as the "Consignment Agreement" between the artist and gallery.



Wheaton Arts Parade (WAP) will host the WAP Gallery “Retrospective” art exhibition from April 26 to May 31, 2024. "Retrospective" is an opportunity for 15 to 20 WAP Gallery associate artists to exhibit and sell their original, professional quality artwork in the heart of Wheaton's Central Business District. This is an amazing location to exhibit art. The gallery is spacious with lots of natural light, located right next to the Wheaton Metro Station, with plenty of public parking and excellent restaurants nearby.

Registration opens on March 23, 2024. Registration closes on April 8, 2024. There is no fee to apply. Acceptance notifications will be emailed on April 12. Art drop-off will take place from April 14-16.

1. Purpose. Wheaton Arts Parade serves as the agent for the artist for the exhibit and sale of their art listed in their registration form. (The link to the registration form is at the end of this document.) The art will be exhibited at the Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery, 11200 Grandview Ave, Wheaton MD, 20902.

Registration Opens
Registration Closes
Acceptance Notice
Art Drop-off
Exhibit Opens
Exhibit Closes
March 22
April 8
April 12
April 14-16
April 26
May 19
May 31

2. Eligibility. The Gallery aims to maintain a diverse representation of local artists. All media of original art will be considered: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber etc. Artists can exhibit from 2 to 4 works to occupy display space equivalent to three 24"x24" paintings. Artists must have exhibited previously at the WAP Gallery. All art must be for sale and remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Artwork that violates copyright laws will not be considered.

3. Warranty. The Artist warrants that their artwork is original, that they created it and possess an unencumbered title to the artwork and that their descriptions of the artwork are true and accurate.

4. Duration of Consignment. The term of consignment for the art is from April 26 until May 31, 2024. (5 weeks)

5. Gallery Fee. The exhibit fee is $50 and is due when the artist drops off their art or beforehand through online payment. Artists who gallery sit for 2, 3-hour shifts will have their fee refunded. 

6. Artist Responsibilities: The gallery relies upon artist volunteers in order to operate. Artists who are willing to volunteer for at least 6 hours (2, 3-hour shifts) to help operate the gallery will be given priority consideration for acceptance in the exhibit. The Gallery's business hours are from 1pm to 7pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Business hours may have to be adjusted to correspond to the availability of volunteers.

7. Artist Benefits. 

  • 10% off all gallery purchases of items priced at $50 or more

  • Use of the gallery space for art making during volunteer shifts 

  • Priority for participation in pop-up sale events, leadership of art workshops, etc. 


8. Pricing, Commission and Terms of Payment. The Gallery will sell Artwork only at the Retail Price specified by the Artist. The Gallery’s commission on the Artist’s sales revenue is 10%. Fees charged by Square for credit card purchases will be deducted from the sales revenue before the gallery commission is calculated. Payment to the Artist shall be made by June 15, 2024.

9. Display Policy. The Gallery aims to maintain a diverse representation of local artists. Depending on the number of artists in the show and the size of their paintings, the number of paintings per artist may vary. The Gallery maintains sole authority over the display, placement, lighting and labeling of the artwork under consignment. The Gallery reserves the right to select artwork based on size, medium, and content. 

  • Art for hanging (framed and unframed) must be wired using eye hooks or d-rings screwed into a sturdy frame and wire that is a sufficient gauge to hold the weight of the artwork. Wire should not be brittle or visible when the painting is hung on the wall. No sawtooth hangers, glue, tape or other types of fastening wire will be accepted. 

  • Unframed art, such as a canvas, must be dry and have edges finished using the medium used to create the work. Artwork that is not ready for hanging may not be accepted. 

  • Artwork must be labeled inside the back with the artist's name, title of the artwork, and its price. The Gallery will produce uniform labels for all art on display and the temporary front label will be discarded. We ask that you also affix a temporary label to the front of the work for drop-off and curation purposes. 

  • The gallery has a limited amount of counter/shelf space for three dimensional work that will be allocated by the gallery as equitably as possible. 

  • Artists selling prints shall provide a standard print rack (20x24x36, black with steel frame.) All prints must be matted and prints and cards must be protected by a plastic sleeve. The artist must label all prints and cards individually with their price, title and artist's name affixed to the back. The gallery also has a limited number of card racks that can be used.


​10. Images for registration. Images of artwork must be uploaded with the artist's application. Use jpeg or png file formats ONLY. Please do not submit images from a mobile device in order to ensure your files are labeled properly. The maximum size is 5MB. Images should be cleanly cropped, excluding frame. The name of the image file should be formatted as follows: 


Example:  DaVinci_LastSupper

​11. Exclusivity. Artist agrees that all artwork under consignment will be for sale exclusively through the WAP Gallery. Artwork may be promoted on the artist’s website or social media or other commercial platforms, however Artist agrees that the purchase of any artwork under consignment will be made only through the WAP Gallery point of sale.

12. Transportation Responsibilities. All artists will be notified by email of the times and procedures for delivering their art. Artists are responsible for delivering their artwork to the gallery during the designated times and for retrieving their unsold artwork at the end of the show. If anyone other than the Artist is to pick up works of art, written authorization from the Artist must be presented. All responsibility for the safe transfer of the Artwork remains with the Artist.

13. Responsibility for Loss or Damage, Insurance Coverage. The Gallery shall not be responsible for the safekeeping of consigned Artworks while they are in its custody. Due to the Gallery’s inability to establish value of consigned Artwork for insurance purposes, the Gallery assumes no liability for loss or damage that may occur. The Artist shall maintain insurance coverage at their own discretion.

14. Promotion. The Gallery and artists will promote this show through their social media channels. The Gallery will promote the sale of artwork in its newsletter and on its website.

15. Reproduction. The Artist reserves all rights to the reproduction of the Artworks except as noted in writing to the contrary. The Gallery assumes the right to use images of artwork to publicize and promote the Artworks through social media, web page, print advertising and newsletters. In every instance of such use, the Artist shall be acknowledged as the creator and copyright owner of the Artwork.

The application form requires a gmail account to upload images. If you do not have a gmail account, please contact us at subject: WAP Gallery Application so we can give you instructions on how to submit your images.


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