Saturday, June 18, 2011
Today my good friend and fellow artist, Linda Moseman went with me to the charming town of Berkley Springs, WV. Our main goal was to find out about how to submit art for sale at the "Ice House" which is a co-op gallery run by the Morgan County Arts Council. We had a grand time walking around the town and stopped into several shops before arriving at the Ice House. We learned that artists within a 50 mile radius of Berkley Springs may submit samples of their work to be juried. If you meet the jury standards, you are accepted as a member of the Co-op. You pay a $30 monthly fee and a 20% commission plus a little more for credit card purchases. There are gallery work days also and you bring in fresh stock every 3 months. Linda and I feel like we need to try this.
I took some pictures inside some shops. We both fell in love with the hand painted silk scarves in the Mountain Laurel Gallery. There was so much to see and do that we both want to go back and spend more time in this great little town that is full of fantastic art and art opportunities.