Art in public places faq

Art in Public Places Frequently asked questions:

When will I be notified if I have been selected for an Art in Public Places exhibition? Artists who have been selected for an Art in Public Places exhibition during the months of January-June will be notified at the end of September.  Artists who have been selected for an exhibition during the months of July – December will be notified at the end of March.

What are the requirements to exhibit in Art in Public Places? You must be a current member of Saratoga Arts to participate in the Art in Public Places program. Please see the Membership section of this packet for more information about membership opportunities.

Can I choose when and where my Art in Public Places exhibit will be held? When applying, artists provide Saratoga Arts with their first, second and third venue and date preferences.  Artists will be placed in one of those three preferences based on availability.

How do I schedule my Art in Public Places exhibit? An Art in Public Places online application form is available on Saratoga Arts website at saratoga-arts.org. Contact Rebecca Zeh, Exhibitions Coordinator at 518.584.4132 or rzeh@saratoga-arts.org for any questions regarding the application process.

How many pieces of art can I exhibit? Each Art in Public Places venue is able to accommodate a different number of works. Please review Participating Venue Information in the General Information Packet.

Can I exhibit 3D artwork? Our Art in Public Places exhibition venues cannot accommodate 3D artwork at this time, unless it is 3D artwork that can hang safely on the wall.  For further details, please contact Rebecca Zeh, Exhibitions Coordinator at 518.584.4132 or rzeh@saratoga-arts.org.

When do I install and deinstall my artwork? The goal is to have all exhibitions hung and ready for viewers by the first Saturday of the month.  Installations are typically scheduled for Tuesdays and deinstallations are scheduled for Mondays.  Saratoga Arts’ Exhibitions Coordinator will provide all participating Art in Public Places venues with a complete list of installation and deinstallation dates, as well as a complete list of artists.  Some venues may have specific installation and deinstallation preferences.  These are outlined in the Participating Venue Information section.

Who installs my artwork? You are responsible for installing and deinstalling your own artwork. 

What happens if there is artwork on the wall when I get there to install my work? If this occurs, contact Rebecca Zeh at 518-584-4132 or rzeh@saratoga-arts.org immediately.  Under no circumstances should you take someone else’s artwork down.

How do I hang my artwork? Each Art in Public Places venue has a different hanging system. Please view Participating Venue Information prior to install.

Is my artwork for sale? Yes, all exhibited artwork is required to be for sale. If a visitor would like to purchase a piece in your exhibition space, please refer them to Saratoga Arts – 518-584-4132, or email Rebecca Zeh at rzeh@saratoga-arts.org. Saratoga Arts will also provide all participating venues with signage that direct visitors to Saratoga Arts if they have any questions. Buyers can purchase the artwork directly on our website at saratoga-arts.org.

How should I price my artwork? Artwork prices are entirely up to the artist. Take into consideration that Saratoga Arts retains a 30% commission.

What happens if there is a sale? All sales are facilitated through Saratoga Arts. If your artwork sells, you will be contacted by the Exhibitions Coordinator and proceed from there.

Is there an opening reception?  No - Art in Public Places venues do not host exhibition receptions.

Can my organization participate in Art in Public Places? Yes, if your organization is a member of Saratoga Arts, individual artists exhibiting in the group show do not need to be members.

Is insurance provided? No, although the utmost care is provided, Saratoga Arts and the participating venues cannot be held accountable for damage, loss or theft of artworks on display in public venues.  Artists are required to sign a waiver prior to exhibiting in this program.  Artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance if they desire to.

Who can I contact for more information? For all information regarding Art in Public Places, including venue inquiries, please contact Rebecca Zeh, Exhibitions Coordinator at 518.584.4132 or rzeh@saratoga-arts.org.  Please do not contact the venue.


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