Gallery 21 Rental Information

Rental Information

  • The rental period is two(2) weeks.
  • You may take possession of the gallery at 9:00 a.m. on the beginning date of your rental period, and you must vacate the gallery by 6:00 p.m. on the ending date of your rental period – no exceptions.
  • You will be contacted prior to your beginning date and given the access code for opening the gallery.
  • Exhibit dates are not confirmed until the delivery of your Rental Agreement Contract and Liability Form and Deposit.
  • Gallery 21 reserves the right to cancel a show. As a result, Gallery 21 will provide a letter in writing explaining the reason(s) the show was canceled along with the refund of the initial deposit of $225.
  • If you decide to cancel your show, Gallery 21 will not refund the initial deposit of $225. Cancellations must be requested in writing 60 days prior to the date of the scheduled show. If you fail to notify us of your cancellation 60 days prior to your scheduled show, the final deposit of $200 (if paid), will not be refunded.

The annex is located in the old storage room in the gallery. This room may be used for your show. i.e. additional exhibit space or for your reception.

  • The total rental fee is $425.
  • The deposit fee is $225.
  • A balance of $200 is due ninety (60) days prior to the scheduled exhibition date.

  • All work exhibited must be original, produced by the exhibitor(s) and representative of the body of work as juried. Art not of the same quality as submitted images will be removed from the exhibit.
  • Cards and reproduction prints may be made available for sale.
  • Artwork chosen for exhibition must be comparable to the work that was approved by the jury committee. Artwork may also include nudes as approved by the SVAC Board of Directors on 11-10-08.
  • All work sold during the duration of the show must be replaced with work of like quality.

  • Two movable walls are included in the Gallery and may be used for exhibitors’ display.  These walls may not be removed from the Gallery. Exhibitors’ work may be hung using either metal hangers or small nails on these walls only.
  • The following items are not approved for hanging: double-stick tapes, adhesives, large shank nails/bolts, expanding wall anchors. NOTE: Failure to abide by installation requirements will result in forfeiture of cleaning deposit and disqualification from future exhibits at Gallery 21.
  • All wall labels must be prepared professionally; hand lettering is not acceptable.
  • Art that is placed on the floor or windowsills is done so at the risk of the exhibitor.
  • Windowsill displays must be “two-sided” to present an equally pleasing appearance from inside and outside the gallery. No frame backs, display supports, etc., are to be visible from outside.
  • Lights must be turned off each night before leaving. Failure to do so will result in a fine of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per night that the lights are left on.
  • Two glass poster cases must be used for announcing current shows. 1. Outside the gallery (key is in desk drawer on a long leather fob; 2. At the South entrance of Spanish Village, around the corner from Studio 41.
  • Trash must be removed from the Gallery daily and placed in the blue dumpster located in the back parking lot.

  • There is a refrigerator available in the gallery’s kitchen for your use during your exhibit.
  • Food and drinks must be placed in the refrigerator immediately after the reception. Nothing is to be left out on the counters.
  • Food items may be provided at your reception. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES can be served.
  • The refrigerator may be used for the duration of the show. Any items left must be disposed of after the close of the exhibition.

  • Maintain the Gallery in a presentable, professional condition.
  • DRIVING VEHICLES ON THE SPANISH VILLAGE ART CENTER PATIO IS PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES. A $50.00 fine will be imposed on anyone breaking this rule.
  • Gallery 21 must remain open to the public from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. daily—no exceptions.

  • All works must be for sale, unless exhibition pertains to a Cultural Outreach Program.
  • All sales must be recorded in the Gallery 21 receipt book that is provided.
  • It is the responsibility of the exhibiting group to obtain their own seller’s permit.
  • Current rate of sales tax must be collected for all works that are sold.
  • Gallery 21 is to receive a commission of twenty percent (20%) payable by check or money order at the close of the exhibit. The “Exhibition Closing Form” is available in the desk in the gallery.

  • Remove all items from the refrigerator and clear the kitchen area of all leftover food/personal items.
  • Lock the gallery using your 4-digit code.
  • Turn in the completed “Gallery 21 Exhibition Closing Form” with a check or money order made payable to Gallery 21 in the amount of 20% of all exhibit sales, to the Gallery 21 Director.
  • After the expiration of this agreement, any artwork left in Gallery 21 will become the property of SVAC, Inc.


CALLING SAN DIEGO COUNTY ARTISTS

Keep an eye for Gallery 21's 2025 "Call for Artists" dates and application

GALLERY 21 IS AN OUTREACH GALLERY @ SPANISH VILLAGE ART CENTER

Members of Spanish Village Art Center (SVAC), including members of all guilds, can only show in Gallery 21 if they fall into one or more of the following categories:

  1. In the case of an organized small group show, only 20% of the artists are allowed to be Spanish Village Art Center members.
  2. If the SVAC artist is a part of a juried show.
  3. By special invitation with Board approval, i.e. New Members Show or Village Arts and Education Teacher’s Show

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