I eat breakfast upstairs at the Co-op almost every week. I have a special fondness for that exhibit space, probably because I once had a show there myself. You can have one, too, but note the upcoming deadline of February 15 mentioned in the Gallery Interview below. (However, if you miss it, there are group shows you can submit to later, including one for April to be announced soon.)
1. Please introduce yourself and your exhibit space.
I’m Lori Keeling Campbell, Art Coordinator for The Flying C Art Gallery. It is located upstairs in the Coffee Bar at the Community Food Co-op (908 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT). We accept any media that can hang from a wall. Individual exhibits are one month long while group shows hang for two months.
2. Do you have a defined mission or niche?
We provide a forum for emerging artists who are Co-op Members. We accept a broad range of subject matter that is appropriate in a public eating area. The Co-op displays the art and allows the artist to include price and contact information, but does not handle sales. The Co-op charges no fee or commission.
3. What local/regional/national mix of artists have you had?
We only show the art of Co-op members, so the artists have been mostly local, though some, well known. We have Co-op Members living all over the U.S. who are all eligible to apply.
4. How do artists usually connect with you?
They can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (406)587-4309, ext. 3038.
5. How should an artist looking for a show or advice best approach you?
Submission and information forms are located at the Customer Service Desk at the Co-op. A submission can be made at any time, but the Co-op Art Committee meets annually in order to select upcoming shows. Submissions should represent an accomplished body of work with a sense of theme or personal style. The next deadline is February 15, 2008.