Artists interested in joining the Capitol Arts Market (CAM):
- Fill out and date and an application form prior to being considered.
- Provide CV & Artist Statement
- Submit a minimum of 3 pieces of work to be considered.
- Work must be dropped off at 13 Norfolk St S during regular gallery hours to be assessed by 3 current members
2. Works that contain racism, pornographic images, images of extreme violence or copies of other artists’ work will not be considered. CAM retains the right to make the final decision about inclusion.
3. All works must be finished appropriately and properly prepared for hanging.
4. Artists will be admitted to the gallery when there is room, on a first come first served basis. Once accepted they will be required to sign a contract with CAM.
5. Artists who come in part way through the quarter will pay a prorated amount and must also commit to the following quarter and pay the subsequent $150.00
6. Artists are responsible for hanging their own work, putting up a sign with their name and posting an Artist statement on their wall.
7. All artworks must be labelled on the reverse side with Artist Name, title of work, SKU code, medium used and price.
8. Artists need to make tags for their work on display using tags provided by CAM. Please PRINT legibly.
9. Inventory list needs to be created and added to the binder at the front desk. All pieces must have unique codes and this inventory added to the tablet in your designated square. Marty Newman can help you get started with this.
The Capitol Arts Market Aspires To Be Norfolk County’s Go To Place For Visual Art.
The Capitol Arts Market is overseen by the Capitol Performance Group. The CPG was first set up in 2016 by 10 business people in Simcoe, Ontario who were interested in promoting the performing arts as well as visual arts. This group set up a not for profit organization. Their mandate was to support the Arts in Norfolk County. The board for the CPG was taken over by a group of Visual Artists in January 2019 who wanted to carry on with the Capitol Arts Market. The gallery was then set up as a co-op gallery. The board is made up of members of the gallery. Each member has a vested interest in the gallery because it belongs to the group. They pay a small amount for their space as well as a small percentage commission on sales. Each artist also works one day a month in the gallery. We have managed to survive the Covid closure due to a benevolent landlord. We promote the arts by having a continuous display of work by local artists which we offer for sale. We also offer art classes to members of the local community. We also run special shows in our Feature Gallery that sometimes include outside artists.