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Membership benefits of the
Thames Art Gallery
We provide exhibition facilities of the highest standard to members in our beautiful heritage building by the sea. We believe that art is diverse in its application but our selection process is to strive for quality. The Thames Society of Arts (now the Thames Art Gallery) has existed for over 40 years.
We exhibit all aspects of pure and applied art, including painting and mixed media, ceramics, fibre, wood, sculpture, mosaic and metal and jewelry.
We have seasonal and often themed exhibitions for our members to exhibit at, with a prize for the People’s Choice. Have a look at our Facebook page to see upcoming or current exhibitions and events.
Members enjoy reduced prices on many of our workshops, keep in touch with upcoming workshops on Facebook. You will be able to look at older posts and see past Workshops, maybe there is one you’d like to see us run again.
There is a fully equipped studio for potters with wheel, kiln, stocks of materials to purchase and moulds for slip casting, plaster slabs for slab work not to mention a huge array of tools. Many of our senior potters are available for advice and encouragement, and periodic workshops are available.
A painting group meets socially in our smaller Edward Gallery every Wednesday from 10 till noon. The coordinator for this group is Edith Duric, phone 07 868 6459 or
021 022 70923.
RETAIL SALES - EXHIBIT AND SELL YOUR WORK
Exhibit and sell your work with us. Our members are from a wide area, not confined to Thames. We are open daily for sales, we have at any particular time, a selection of sculpture, jewellery, wood, fibre, pottery, ceramics for visitors to choose. We have EFTPOS and Visa facilities to make purchasing simple. Commission for members is set at 33% and 20% for Thames Art Gallery volunteers. We have recently invested in a new accounting system, so we strive to pay our members promptly as well as advising when a sale has occurred.
WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SUPPORT FOR THE GALLERY AND MEMBER EXHIBITS
Upcoming exhibits and events are advertised in local media including here on our website and our Facebook page.
Member exhibiting artists are encouraged to have a free bio on our website (on the relevant media page/s) with an image of their work.
HOW TO JOIN
Please fill out the online form below to join as a single member, family or junior member (aged18 or under).
For any enquiries please contact us at ThamesArtGalleryNZ@gmail.com
To keep our costs low and our benefits to members as high as possible, we staff the Gallery with Volunteers on the desk.
Give your time and efforts for the benefit of others and you will be surprised at the generosity of your fellow artists. Find out more about volunteering at the Thames Art Gallery below.
Our Thames Art Gallery is totally dependent on the kindness of a group of wonderful people who tirelessly turn up for their duties throughout the year. These are our Volunteers.
Their loyal service and dedication to the gallery enable us to keep the gallery doors open daily. By generously giving of their precious time, they are supporting our local artists and our community.
As a bonus we are so fortunate to have this lovely old school building, filled with character, in which to display all these amazing creations by these very talented artists.
We have over 30 volunteers; and would welcome anyone who would love to come and join us “Vollies” and become part of the team. If volunteering appeals to you, please phone our volunteer co-ordinator, Denise Judd and she will meet you at the gallery for a chat about it.
Please phone Denise Judd to discuss volunteering at the The Thames Art Gallery on;
Landline 07 868 4843
or mobile 027 6840 530
Thames Art Gallery committee and volunteer team
*Rules and Procedures of the Thames Society of Arts
Signing and dating the membership form (above) means you agree to these terms
Member’s works for exhibition will be submitted to the Curation Committee for acceptance before being displayed in the Gallery.
Each exhibition will have conditions of entry which need to be adhered to by the exhibitor.
Exhibitors are required to be paid up financial members of the Society for the duration of the exhibition of their works. Exhibition pieces will be displayed for a maximum of 3 months from the date of submission and if not sold, will be returned to the exhibitor.
Exhibitors shall promptly collect their exhibits when notified.
Should your membership lapse for 6 months, your exhibit becomes the property of the Society for disposal as the Society deems fit.
You are required to insure your exhibits against any damage, loss or theft of the exhibit and you agree that the Society is not liable for such damage, loss or theft whilst it is in the Society’s care.
Please see the Curation Procedures for more information on the exhibition of your exhibits.