THANK YOU for your interest in VIVA GALLERY.
We are a cooperative gallery and feature original artwork of artists who are residents of the Coulee/Kickapoo/Driftless region.There are three ways to apply to exhibit your work at our gallery
Guidelines for Artwork at VIVA Gallery
1. ITEMS ACCEPTED: Fine Arts-‐painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, collage, photography, prints of original art done by juried members and Fine Crafts-‐ceramics, furniture, woodworking and carving, art clothing, jewelry, weaving, basketry.
2. The artist's work must be entirely original and reflect mastery of skills to produce fine art of high quality. Work should display an understanding of good design in shape, line, form, color and texture. Materials must be of a high quality and suited to the medium.
3. Prints of originalart (including mats, glass, frames) are an extension of the work and should be considered as carefully as the paint, surface or camera filter used to create the original artwork.
4. All objects must be handmade by the juried member. Handmade objects aredefined as those created with hand tools or hand-‐directed machine tools. The "handmade" classification requires at least 20% of the perceived value to have "artistic content." Purchased or found items must be incorporated into the art work. Jewelry must be handmade by the artist, with the exception of manufactured chain which should be only a small part of the total work.
5. All work presented for display must be ready for sale and label and caption information must be sent to the Display Committee memberin charge, including the name of the artist, title, medium and price. All work must be inventoried with title, medium, price and inventory number. VIVA inventory templates are available for artists to use.
6. Some items may be juried on an individual basis: These may include, but are not necessarily limited to knitting, crochet, dried plant material, ethnic or traditional crafts.
7. ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: kits, preprinted fabric that is sold to be cut out and sewn together, cut bottles, unadulterated raw materials, unfinished work, manufactured items, bread dough sculpture, artificial/plastic flowers, items constructed of highly combustible and/or biological waste, or other hazardous materials that may present a danger to the gallery or its patrons.