Gallery 415 Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks for your interest in Gallery 415.
So glad you are here! We are 415 Howe Avenue, the Conti Building, located in the heart of downtown Shelton, CT. Our historic factory building hosts a variety of artists, performers and small business entities including and event space and the Industry Co-working space. Collectively we are a group of artists, entrepreneurs and makers fostering community involvement at our unique building.
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What is Gallery 415?
Gallery 415 is a quality, curated gallery hall that show different artist every month. The focus of the gallery is to show local, CT artists with eclectic taste and various mediums.
Gallery 415 is a place to view, buy, and socialize with some of CT’s best upcoming creatives from the local community. The Gallery Hall features work with unique styles and welcomes artists with new approaches to traditional mediums.
How can I get my work shown?
If your body of work is high-quality, unique, eclectic, handmade, and is gallery ready, then yes, you can become a featured artist! We welcome all types of styles, mediums, genres and focus points. No medium is excluded!
We welcome artists and makers of all mediums, the more unusual, current and fresh the better! If you have any questions you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been selected, what do I need to provide?
Gallery ready, for us, means art that is 100% finished and ready to hang on our walls.
Canvas artwork must have their edges completely painted, paper works must be framed and have properly-installed hanging wire.
Sculptural work must have the ability to hang on a wall (preferably, with wire).
What does curated mean?
Curated, for us, means we consider all applications but can only accept a limited number of different “Types/Styles” of artists per artists showcase.
Limiting the number of artists with similar works in one showing insures a fair amount of exposure per artists.
We believe in community over competition and strive to offer a supportive environment for all involved.
How much does it cost?
If you’re selected by our curator to be featured, There is a required $50 registration fee that allows you to hang up to 8 seperate pieces of artwork in our gallery hall. Payment must be made within 7 days of your acceptance email from out curator or your slot for that showcase will be forfeit.
A promotional credit $10 will be reimbursed to artists who promote their showing at Gallery 415. $5.00 each for Instagram & Facebook, posted and tagged prior to the day of the show. Please make sure you tag @gallery.415 on Instagram and repost directly from our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/gallery.415ct/ - in order to receive your credit on the day of the show. No special exceptions will be given for posting to one platform twice. If you do not participate on both platforms you can only receive one credit. receive one credit.
Do you advertise?
Absolutely! A large part of the registration fees are put back into the gallery as advertising costs.
Paid advertising is on on Facebook, Instagram and other online sources. Plus local signage and of course vendors also help get the word out. We also submit a monthly article to Voices and Patch.
The downtown location and proximity to the Farmers Market also drives additional traffic to our gallery.
There are no refunds for artist cancellations.
How do you pick your artists?
Gallery 415 organizers are a collection of artists, makers and entrepreneurs. We understand it’s hard out there, we’re out there too! We receive more applications than we can accept but, our curator takes times to review every single one and hand selects a variety of artists that represent several different styles of art per every showcase.
Some of our criteria for selecting featured artists include:
Quality of the artwork being submitted
Uniqueness or innovativeness of the medium(s) used
Artists presence consistency on social media, specifically instagram & Facebook
Presentation/Photograph quality of your artwork
Limits on the number of artists per art style/category per showcase
Artwork that is not available at retail outlets. Overly saturated trends are not a good fit for us.
Please understand we are unable to provide critiques to applicants not selected for Gallery415
Where and when?
Gallery space is inside the Conti Building at 415 Howe Ave., Shelton, first floor location, easily accessible from the main entrance parking lot door #8.
Parking/loading in and out are all on one level, no stairs.
Gallery runs in conjunction with Market415 and take place on Saturdays once per month starting in May running through December*. For most of the year the market also coincides with the Shelton Farmers Market, located outside adjacent to the building’s parking lot.
• May 18th • June 15th • July 20th • August 17th
• September 21st • October 19th • November 16th • December 14th •