Janet H Walker on tue 7 may 96
I have numbers for two different coops, neither of which I belong
to but I was recently researching galleries.
Coop A is in an affluent suburb.
initiation fee $400
yearly fee $1500-$2100, depending on shifts worked
work requirement: 4-12 hours a month, depending on fee
commission 40% BUT any profits are split equally at year's end
activities -- monthly meeting, openings
guaranteed one show every 18 months (4 separate exhibition spaces)
Coop B is in a fairly depressed outlying city.
initiation fee $100
yearly fee $700 (adjusted if needed for expenses)
work requirement: one day a month
activities -- monthly meeting, help administratively
average of one featured artists space every two years
In both, the person who was enthusiastically describing the
coop to me admitted that they personally "just met
expenses". I wonder if that is a common experience? (And
they were painters, not potters. We all know I think that
people are willing to pay far more for anything that hangs
on a wall in a frame .)
Fun & Functional Arts
Cambridge MA USA