By Leslie Kell
We are fortunate to have a healthy roster of venues to display our art and we are blessed with dedicated volunteers to facilitate these exhibits. Let’s try to make things easy on them…
Here are some gentle reminders about expectations as a CAS artist:
A. Before you submit for a show, please read the call and check the dates. Make sure you are available to drop off and pick up your work. We understand that things come up. If so, please make arrangements for dropping off and picking up your artwork. Be aware that picking up outside of the designated time is an inconvenience for the venue and the coordinator.
B. If you commit to a show, honor that commitment. CAS strives to maintain professional practices and when an artist doesn’t show, it impacts our reputation and yours. You are also potentially wasting a spot that another artist would have gladly taken.
C. Be on time – our volunteers have schedules and commitments as well. They need to be able to install and strike shows as efficiently as possible.
D. Remember that our venues are places of business. We need to respect that we are guests, and not linger where it is disturbing to the venue patrons.
E. Volunteer! We can only handle as many venues as we have coordinators for. There are so many opportunities for our artists, but it’s not possible to explore them without people willing to help. So if you are interested in volunteering let us know. It can be the most fun and rewarding experience: building your knowledge, getting to know fellow artists, planning and coordinating shows (small, medium, and large).