Open Call to 126 Members | Affordable Art, Christmas Market Fundraiser, Galway

Every year 126 Artist-Run Gallery must fundraise for up to 14,000 to cover the core costs of running the gallery from electricity and heat to repairs/upgrades and rent. This Christmas 126 invite members to take part once again in 126’s week-long “Affordable Art, Christmas Market” from December 14th to 23rd.

The idea is to submit works of various scale no larger than 50cm x 50cm, so make something new or use an old piece. The Market will be anonymous and therefore it will only be revealed who the artist is once the piece has been sold. There are a few options: 1) donate a piece to 126 and take no portion of the sale; 2) donate the piece and allow 126 to split the sale 50/50; or 2) pay a €10 handling fee per piece and if sold 126 will not take any commission.

126 believe this will allow all our members at every stage or circumstance to take part and hopefully make some money this Christmas. There is a cap of €100 on the price of all work. You may also submit up to 3 pieces. All sold works will be paid for and taken by the buyer at the time of purchase. Please send the work to 126 Artist-run Gallery, 15 Saint Bridget’s Place, Galway City.

Include in the postage Title, Artist name, Price, and which of the three options outlined above you wish to take, all work must be delivered on two drop days, December 10th and 11th, any work being posted should be securely wrapped and posted no later than December 6th. There will be “Gammy Geansaí” Christmas fundraiser event to launch the market on the 14th of December from 6-9pm with music and drinks reception and prizes for the most gammy geansai’s.

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