Covid 19 Update

Please note that due to the Covid-19 related closure of the gallery we are not currently able to take on any new artists – and when we do re-open, we will have a number of guest artists already agreed to show with us to be re-scheduled. Because of this we are probably looking at next year before we can accommodate any new guest artists.
We look forward to hearing from you when we are able to receive new expressions of interest.

Exhibiting at ArtSpring Gallery

ArtSpring Gallery is a stylish and friendly artist-run contemporary gallery situated at the historic north end of Tonbridge High Street. We set up this collaborative project with 18 local artists to bring high quality artists’ work including paintings, prints, ceramics, glass and jewellery to West Kent.
Come and visit the gallery to discover the styles of our artists’ work and find out more about us.

We’d love to hear from you if you would like to join our collective as a member or if you might be interested in showing your work with us for two months as a guest artist.

Option 1: Be a guest artist for two months
All new 2D guest artists will have their work displayed in our window for two weeks, plus a general display in the gallery for two months. Examples of the work by 3D and jewellery guests would be in the window throughout their time at the gallery.

PROMOTION
We introduce any new artist via a special event which is usually the First Saturday of each month. This is promoted via our newsletter, social media platforms and posters in the gallery. We also create an individual page for each artist on our website with regular posts on making and finished pieces on social media.
As a guest artist you would not be involved in any aspects of the running of the gallery, and we take care of displaying and promoting you work.

FEES
To cover all this, we charge a non-refundable fixed fee plus a small commission on sales. Please email us expressing your interest to find out more.

What recent guest artists have said about showing with us:

“It’s been a great pleasure to be part of ArtSpring Gallery, committed artists and great art! It’s been a wonderful experience, I’ve loved being part of @ArtSpring, thank you!” Christina France

“Thank you for having my work in your beautiful gallery. It has been wonderful to have my work displayed so beautifully amongst other work of such a high standard.” Rebecca Laister

“I’ve had such a great time exhibiting with you. ️Meeting fellow artists, new clients and sharing ideas.
I love the way the wall mounted pieces looked next to my lighting piece.” Liz Emtage

Option 2: Become a member of our art collective

All our members have an active role in the running of the gallery.

TEAMS
We have a number of teams, each being responsible for a different aspect of running the gallery. Currently these include but are not limited to:-
Marketing, PR & Social Media
Website & Design
Submissions & Recruitment
Finance
Curation
Events

SKILLS
It is important to the smooth running of the gallery that each individual brings an additional skill, besides their extraordinary artwork, to help support the gallery.

STEWARDING
All of our artists take turns at spending a day in the gallery on a flexible rota to allow for regular or other commitments. This means stewarding approximately once every 3 weeks.

MEETINGS
As a collective we try to involve all members in our decision making process and hold group meeting every 6-8 weeks to discuss ongoing plans and events.

General Info
PROMOTION
All new artist members and guest artists are introduced via a special event which is usually the First Saturday of each month. This is promoted via our newsletter, social media platforms and posters in the gallery. We also create an individual page for each artist on our website with regular posts on making and finished pieces on social media.

WAITING LIST
We do have a short waiting list of artists. We do not however process this in strict order but rather based on how the type of work and skills will fit with each vacancy as it arises. We would therefore love to hear from you.

FEES
In line with our collective art gallery model all our members pay a monthly membership fee plus a commission on sales. There is also a joining fee which is re-funded when a member decides to leave the collective. Please email us expressing your interest to find out more.

Submissions
If you wish to apply to join the ArtSpring Gallery or show your work as a guest artist then please email with links to your website and/or social media site/s showing your current and recent work. We are interested in viewing portfolios online before inviting selected artists for an interview in the gallery.

We meet once a month to review recent applications and enquiries and it can therefore take up to four weeks before a member of our submissions team will get back to you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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