Viridian Artists Inc. is an artist-owned, professionally operated gallery, located in New York City in the prestigious Chelsea region of Manhattan, home to some of New York’s finest and most highly respected art galleries. Viridian recently celebrated its 44th anniversary and is one of the City’s oldest artist-owned galleries. It is widely regarded as an outstanding showcase for emerging and established artists from the continental USA and around the world supporting a broad range of original and innovative work that meets the highest esthetic standards.
Membership in Viridian includes:
* A three week solo show in our elegant space.
* A professional gallery director to help plan and coordinate all aspects of the exhibition, including writing press releases.
* Our exclusive “Solo Guide” which has been developed by Viridian. This booklet details everything you need to know to mount your solo show including a week- by- week timetable for planning your exhibition.
* Inclusion on our Website which features current exhibits and displays images, statements and bios of all artists in the gallery.
* Participation in annual group shows at the gallery as well as exchange shows, national and international exhibitions. In the past we have exhibited in Tokyo, Japan; Lyons,France; and many US cities.
* One artwork by each artist in an ongoing exhibit on our Office Wall Gallery and several other works available to show collectors. We also keep available a binder of images, and other information on display for each artist.
* The gallery staff sends press releases to an extensive digital mailing list that includes private and corporate collectors, museums, galleries, curators, art consultants, critics and publications.
* A Resource file of printers, movers, caterers and publications with whom Viridian has an established relationship.
Viridian has a director and an assistant director, as well as an accountant and webmaster. There is no need to be in daily attendance at your show as our full time professional staff is there to handle day-to-day business, phone calls, greeting visitors, encouraging and concluding sales in addition to advising artists and coordinating exhibitions. The staff also sends out press mailings for each show to reviewers and publications as well as handling listings in Gallery Guide, Chelsea Guide, Art in America and many online venues. We offer our artists deep discounts for ads in ARTnews.
Dues are currently $235 per month. Artists are expected to serve on committees, (such as Membership, Juried Competition, Maintenance, or Outside Shows), entailing about 40 hours of work per year. Members who are unable to fulfill the work hours will pay an additional $40, totaling $275 per month. There is a refundable deposit of $300 upon signing of the contract, and an initial fee of $300, payable in installments. At the time of the solo show, which usually comes toward the end of the 30-month contract, there is a fee of $300.
The application process is in two parts. The first stage is a submission of a web site that the committee can view on line, which should include several digital images representative of the artist’s work, a biography and a current resume or curriculum vita. Those without a web site may submit a CD or printed photographs including the above information, along with a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE).
If the applicant is approved for the first phase he/she may be requested to submit three to four actual works for further review.
Thank you for your interest in Viridian Artists Gallery.
AFFILIATES & AFFILIATES PLUS
Gives you the opportunity:
to show several pieces in a group show with other Affiliates
to have 10 pages of printed material in a binder in the gallery
to say you are a Viridian Artists Affiliate
Gives you the opportunity:
* to show several pieces in a group show with other Affiliates
* to show one piece in the annual holiday group show
* to post 4 work samples and a brief bio on the Viridian website
* to have 10 pages of printed material in a binder in the gallery
* to say you are a Viridian Artists Affiliate Plus
All Affiliates will be invited to solo show openings and receive news of Viridian shows in other venues.
If you are interested in applying for either of these programs, please email the gallery your website address or mail us a CD of your recent art and we will be in touch.