Become an Affiliated Gallery

Please review the information below and then click here to open an application to become an OAM MEMBER.

MEMBER CATEGORIES 

A. Galleries 

Requirements:

  • track record of offering an ambitious and professionally curated exhibition program;
  • consistently invest in marketing on behalf of gallery, exhibitions, and artists in the forms of a proprietary website, social media, print advertising, or art fair participation;
  • commitment to submitting exhibitions and events to OAM web site;
  • location within Oakland;
  • agreement not to serve alcohol without a license on First Friday from 6-9pm; and
  • $200 annual dues.

Benefits:

  • Gallery listing on the Oakland Art Murmur website, with ability to post exhibitions and special events.
  • Gallery listing on printed guides with address, hours, and website.
  • Ability to post updates and create events on the OAM Facebook page.
  • Opportunities to welcome new audiences to your gallery through the Friends of OAM and Walking Tour programs.
  • Opportunities for free press and advertising as they arise and as appropriate.

 

B. Project Spaces

Requirements:

  • track record, and an ongoing commitment to presenting a robust program of at least four ambitious and professionally-curated art exhibitions per year;
  • track record for investment in promoting your space, exhibitions, and artists, on your website and in print;
  • invitation or endorsement by an OAM affiliate, Board Member, or member of our Advisory Committee;
  • commitment to submitting exhibitions and events to OAM website, and
  • $200 annual dues.

Benefits:

  • Project Space listing on the Oakland Art Murmur website with ability to post exhibitions and special events;
  • Project Space listing listing on printed materials only if you have regular open hours;
  • Ability to post updates and create events on the OAM Facebook page; and,
  • opportunities for free press and advertising as they arise and as appropriate.

 

C. Affiliated Retailers 

Requirements: 

  • track record hanging and selling a consistently rotating display of art in your shop, bar, or cafe;
  • track record promoting your art exhibitions, and artists on your website and in print;
  • location within Oakland;
  • Agreement not to serve alcohol without a license on First Friday from 6-9pm; and,
  • $200 annual dues.

Benefits:

  • Affiliated Retailer listing on the Oakland Art Murmur website with ability to post exhibitions and special events;
  • name and location identified on printed guides; and,
  • ability to post updates and create events on the OAM Facebook page.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Carefully read the list of programs above and the requirements, terms and benefits described above.

2. Determine the most appropriate affiliation category for your venue.

3. Complete the Membership Application

4. New member visits: as part of our evaluation of your application, we may send a representative to visit you at your gallery to see how it is set up and learn more about your programming.

5. When your application has  been approved, you will receive an invoice for $100 joining fee plus $200 annual dues.

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