FAQ’s

Please read all the information regarding our regulations on your work should you want to exhibit with Raquel Amaral Studio/Art Gallery in the future:

Where is my gallery? 1856 Colfax Street, Suite 6 in Concord, CA – (Upstairs there is no elevator in the building.)

What days/hours will I be open? 12-2pm Tuesday – Saturday

Drop off for next show – Feb 10th 

Do I charge a commission? Yes it is 10% for *CAA members, non-members 20%. All sales will be handled by Raquel Amaral Studio/Art Gallery. All purchased items will be immediately available to the customer.

How do I submit my work? Click on the tab Submit your Artwork – Fill it out one at a time and submit a jpeg of your artwork and email to raquelamaral628@gmail.com for each paintings that you would like to submit.

What is the cost?  We ask artists to pay $5.00 for *CAA members. Must Docent 2 hours during the month. If you are unable to then they price is $10.00.

Non members $10.00 for each piece they are submitting. We accept Cash and Credit card, Paypal, Venmo. This cost is due upon drop off. Click on the tab Artist Submit Form to pay via Paypal.

Are there any restrictions?  The max size is (36×36) Weight limit – 6 lbs. Everything over is $5.00 EXTRA. The maximum to submit is 4 pieces.

How long will my art be on display? I will change every four weeks.

Do I have to sell my art? No you can just show your art.

Do I have to be there for the opening? No. But it is highly recommended to bring friends and family.

What do I have to do to hang my artwork? All artwork must be properly wired. If you are unsure how to install a hanging wire to your frame, click here for a how to video. Artwork will not be accepted without wire. Sawtooth hangers are not permitted.

How does Drop off work? I will give you a scheduled time to drop off ready to hang artwork. We do not accept checks and your Liability form should be completed. Art work not ready to hang, will not be accepted. Artwork not delivered on scheduled time will not be accepted unless pre approved. Please have the title, dimensions, medium and cost on each piece submitted.

When do I get paid if my artwork sells? I will pay you same day if paid with cash, if paid with a credit card I will pay you in 4 to 5 days less credit card fees.

Can I ship to you if I’m out of the area? We will take paintings but they will need to be shipped to my house by the scheduled time. This is completely at risk by the artist.

How does Pick up work? Pick up dates will be on your receipt. I will also email you a reminder a week before show ends. If not Artist will have four days to pick up their artwork. After the four days Artist will be charged a storage fee of $10 per day.

How does Pick up work if shipping from out of the area? Artist is responsible to have UPS pick up painting from my house. We will put painting back into the same box it came in.

How do I promote the Gallery and exhibits? I actively post on FB and Instagram. I’ve compiled an email address list and send it out once a week. All artists are asked to share my posts on social media. Mail or email flyer for the exhibit.

Opening Reception – We ask each Artist to bring an appetizer and/or a bottle of wine.

I would love to retail your jewelry, prints, sculpture – Shelf space is $25.00 a month or $1.00 each/minimum $10.00

I would like you to email me your bio. Please submit as early as possible because I will print them for the gallery opening to hand out to visitors. I will also share a piece of it on social media. I’ll share pictures of your paintings/photography on FB, instagram/twitter tagging your profile. I’ll post videos also on FB/instagram/twitter/youtube.

On your bio include your social media addresses. While you are hanging art in my gallery your Bio will be up on my website. If you would like to link your website to this one whether you are hanging in my gallery or not, I can do that for $10.00 a month. Let me know if that interests you.

Raquel Amaral Studio/Art Gallery reserves the right to reproduce copies of the submitted artworks for the purposes of promotion and on the Raquel Amaral website.

*CAA Members – Your name must be on the website’s members list before submitting your paintings to my gallery.